Italian Trade Fair for Manufacturers

The 2,200 companies who participated in the 23rd BI-MU/SFORTEC exhibition, held Oct. 3-9 in Milan, have pronounced the event a success. Sponsored by UCIMU-Sistemi per Produrre for manufacturers around the world, the exhibition showcased machine tools, robots, automation and ancillary products — NC, tools, components, accessories — as well as a wide range of subcontracting products.

BI-MU alternates with EMO, which is held in odd-numbered years.

Companies participating in the trade fair, which included about 1,000 foreign firms, showcased their products in seventeen halls in the Milan Trade Fair District, occupying an area of 97,000 m². A total of 121,590 people visited the exhibition, a figure in line with the record number of visitors recorded for the 2000 event. Italian visitors numbered 114,924. The event also attracted 6,666 foreign visitors from five continents.

Specialist events at BI-MU/SFORTEC included “The World of Welding,” promoted by the Italian Welding Institute and the Fondazione UCIMU; “The World of Assembly,” promoted by SIRI and the Fondazione UCIMU; and “The World of Dies and Moulds.” want to know more about Molds please go to our home page

Dignitaries present at the opening ceremony, presided over by UCIMU-Sistemi per Produrre president Andrea Riello, included Luigi Roth, president of the Milan Trade Fair Foundation; Massimo Zanello, Lombardy alderman for industry, small and medium-sized companies, cooperation and tourism; Alberto Bombassei, president of Federmeccanica, the mechanical engineering employers association; and Alfredo Mariotti, director general of the association.