More than 50.000 visitors from over 120 countries visited “Schweißen & Schneiden 2017” – the leading fair for welding and cutting technologies. voestalpine Böhler Welding presented its numerous innovations and welding solutions.
Five days’ long, around 1,035 exhibitors from 41 nations have presented their innovations at SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN. voestalpine Böhler Welding convinced the audience with an impressive booth and solidified its reputation as leading provider of welding solutions for demanding industries and innovative welding consumables in the three category brands “Böhler Welding”, “UTP Maintenance” and “Fontargen Brazing” under the umbrella brand voestalpine. The key message “JOIN Global Applications unlimited” was supported with an ambitious program during the week including a technical conference with 47 lectures in English and German language, 64 live demonstrations on 3 different stages and the awarding of the first global application services award “Solvator”.
The award was given in a ceremonial evening event for outstanding projects submitted by voestalpine Böhler Welding application engineer’s together with their customers in the categories “best technical solution”, “most efficient solution”, “most environmentally friendly solution” and “best value package”. The high-grade jury selected 8 winners out of 52 submissions.
Broadest range of seamless cored wires
Welding is going to be brilliant. In accordance with this slogan one of the most recognized demonstrations has been the presentations of the new laser sealed flux cored wires “Diamondspark – L-Line” – presented in an advanced robotic application for high strength steels. These brand new laser sealed cored wires complete together with the Diamondspark T-Line (tubular cores wires) the range of seamless cored wires and ensure highest productivity for automatic applications. This launch outlines voestalpine Böhler Welding’s market position with the broadest range of seamless cored wires in the market.
Future market 3D printing
Following the core value “pioneering” a further innovative application showcased was the use of different wires types for 3D printing, a new disruptive manufacturing technology. As innovation leader in the market voestalpine Böhler Welding highlighted Böhler Welding products for wire arc additive manufacturing an innovation in the marketplace.
New collection “weldCare”
Last but not least. The launch of the brand new accessoires collection “weldCare” in the distributor flagship store located directly at the booth completed the range of novelties. The responsibles were pleased with numerous requests and first orders. So the weldCare collection is another relevant puzzle piece in the positioning of voestalpine Böhler Welding as full solution provider in the welding market.
The management board of voestalpine Böhler Welding reviews the results: “We are overall satisfied with our performance as it was a clear statement to the market. We have been able to showcase our innovations and our high quality portfolio. Our sales people reached out for new customers and generated more than 400 leads beside strenghtening relationships with existing customers. We are looking forward for mid and long term take aways and we will use the dynamics of the fair for follow up activities”.
New voestalpine corporate design
The voestalpine Group is marking the consistent implementation of its strategy and its changing self-image by updating its visual identity: its transformation from a European steel company to a global technology and capital goods group is now also being mirrored in its corporate design. The new visual identity combines tradition with future expectations, and increasingly symbolizes dynamism and a focus on the future.