The Tube companies presented themselves and their products in Halls 1 to 7, 7a and 7 0.2. With 1,184 exhibitors from 48 countries, the Tube exhibitors occupied an overall display area of approximately 49,000 square metres. In comparison with its 2010 event, Tube achieved even more area coverage. In 2012 it can report a display area increase of 9.4%.
“For Salzgitter AG, represented by its Tubes and Trade Division, Tube 2012 is an important communication platform to meet customers and partners,” Bernhard Kleinermann, Manager of Corporate Communication and Investor Relations of Salzgitter AG praises the quality of the trade fair offers. “Since 2002, we have been represented at Tube as a corporate group under the brand “Salzgitter Mannesmann” and show the entire product range, from precision tubes and medium-sized conducting tubes to large-diameter tubes. “Due to the many visitors and the intensive discussions with customers and potential customers, we come to a positive conclusion overall,” Kleinermann expresses his satisfaction on the last trade fair day.
On display at Tube 2012 was the entire product and service range, from tube manufacturing via tube processing to tube machining. The offer range included raw materials, tubes and accessories, machinery for the production of tubes, process technology tools and auxiliary materials.
Profiles and profile technology, measurement and control technology, test engineering and specialty topics such as warehouse automation monitoring and control systems complemented the range of products and services offered at the trade fair.
The main focus of Tube was again the area of tube trade. Third-time participants were the areas of pipelines and OCTG technology (oil country tubular goods). This is an expanding area against the backdrop of major international pipeline projects such as Nabucco, North Stream and South Stream.
Stainless steel and solar energy – an environmentally friendly team on German roofs: Stappert Company sells the materials for rust-proof roof subconstruction and solar systems at Tube 2012. Rectangular and round tubes are the attractive design features of the company’s trade fair stand. Since 1990, Stappert has been presenting itself as an expert in the areas of stainless steel/rust-proof materials at Tube in Düsseldorf.
The company philosophy and the approach to the topics of renewable energies and sustainability are reflected in this year’s trade fair presentation. “At Tube 2012, we made lots of international contacts. Our export team was talking to customers almost around the clock,” Silke Löser, Marketing Manager with Stappert Spezial-Stahl Handel GmbH, conveys her pleasure with a successful trade fair outcome.
Tube 2012 - summary