In April, about 70,000 visitors from 130 countries visited the trade fairs for the tube and wire industries organized in the Düsseldorf exhibition halls. On a 540 square meter exhibition booth of SMS group the visitors got a comprehensive overview on latest developments from the product portfolio for wire and tube production. In addition to that, presentations offered practical insights into projects and technologies.
At the trade fair, SMS group was able to win an important big order. The Italian producer of long products, Acciaierie e Ferriere di Piombino S.p.A. (AFERPI), commissioned SMS group with the supply of a new steel complex with an annual capacity of 700,000 tons. The picture shows Dr. Guido Kleinschmidt, Member of the Managing Board of SMS group,(left) after signing the contract with Fausto Azzi, CEO, AFERPI.
During a panel discussion organized by SMS group the participants talked about future trends on the international pipe and tube market and analyzed how producers and plant manufacturers can respond to the current conditions on the market.