The organizers of the Industrial Automation Fair and Asiamold say that the concurrent fairs have opened successfully in Guangzhou, China, following their postponement from February due to Covid-19.

While the fair covers intelligent industrial automation solutions in South China, Asiamold covers the latest mold-making, 3D printing, metalworking, laser and bearing technologies. The events have reportedly secured over 650 exhibitors over 40,000 m2 across five halls.

To help ensure that visitors and exhibitors are meeting in a hygienic and safe environment measures in practice at the fair include real-name authentication at registration, onsite temperature checks, frequent sterilization of public areas and distancing measures for conference/seminar audiences, the organizers say.

‘The manufacturing industry is one of the most important industries in China and we are very excited to open SIAF Guangzhou and Asiamold, our first two fairs in Guangzhou since January 2020 and be able to support the industry by providing a key trading platform for manufacturing businesses in the South China region,’ said Hubert Duh, chair of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt. ‘Catering to the increasing demand for protective gear and health equipment, Asiamold’s new mold and 3D printing epidemic prevention technology display zone located in Hall 1.2 will present the manufacturing pr

‘The ongoing pandemic has had a huge economic impact globally, but also presents new opportunities for the manufacturing industry, introducing an urgency for manufacturers to upgrade and incorporate automated technologies, particularly in China as being the world’s factory,’ said Martin Roschkowski, president of Mesago Messe Frankfurt.

This story uses material from Asiamold, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.