MATELEC INDUSTRY had been held within the framework of ePower & Building ( Contrutec, Veteco, Bimexpo, Archistone, Matelec) with excellent results and a record of almost 90,000 professional visitors, 24% more than in the last edition in 2016, far exceeding expectations. 15% of the visitors were international, mainly from the European Union, North Africa and Latin America, (especially Colombia and Morocco).
The event has made Madrid the world capital of sustainability, innovation and technology, where more than 1,600 companies have exhibited their latest solutions for the entire building cycle, an increase of 25% on the previous edition.
The contest occupied eight halls at Feria de Madrid and was held on the basis of the concepts of sustainability, innovation and technology for building. The inclusion, for the second consecutive edition, of all sectors and areas related to the entire building process in one event has been a great success, multiplying synergies and business opportunities.
MATELEC INDUSTRY 2018 strengthened their position as an ideal commercial platform for all those in the sector looking to reach the mass market with their solutions and technology proposals related to the ideas of Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory. Likewise, MATELEC had included new manufacturers and distribution companies, its themed section MATELEC LIGHTING took centre stage as one of the main showcases for the lighting sector with its own programme of professional days and exclusive invitations.
Paco Florido, Marketing and Communication Director at CHINT ELECTRICS: "Matelec Industry 2018 was a great success in terms of visits to Chint Electrics and the company's public image. We are extremely happy with the event, which saw us significantly increase our business contacts. The launch of our new products, such as the new fibreglass polyester envelopes, the modular metal cabinets for electrical distribution etc, has attracted hundreds of visitors to our stand. We also took part in the Matelec Innovation Awards with our new CPS NKB1, a device that created great interest at the fair. Visitors have been looking forward to the launch of what will be the most compact and complete controller-commutator-protection on the European scene."
Antonio Valero , Operations Director at MALLOL ASETYC: "We have seen an especially large number of electrical installers and warehouses interested in the innovative products from our manufacturers Techno, Rolec and Partex, in several cases identifying an 'immediate' interest in upcoming important works."
Álvaro Mallol, Managing Director at DICOMAT/WAGO ESPAÑA: "Even though the number of visitors was very similar to the 2016 fair, there has been a greater focus, mainly on specific energy and infrastructure sector projects. We see this as a positive development, as the fair has again attracted exhibitors who had missed a couple of events, creating a greater traffic of focused people as well as greater enthusiasm and eagerness in the sector."
Rossana Diodato , PR & Social Media at TRACE SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL: "The event went very well for us. We found the meeting point feature especially useful."