(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
SHARJAH, 15th January, 2022 (WAM) -- The 17th edition of the 'SteelFab 2022' exhibition, MENA's largest event of its kind, was concluded on Thursday with resounding success, enhancing the exhibition's position as an international destination for the most important international companies and major local and international manufacturers.
Organised by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the 'SteelFab 2022' has attracted over 6,000 visitors, mainly from traders and professionals.
Over 150 local and international exhibitors from 30 countries and 400 brands of the world's leading brands in the field of metalwork and related industries participated in the event.
Major iron & steel companies from the UK, Italy, Turkey and India, and UAE took part in the event, showcasing the most prominent technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the iron and steel sector, the latest equipment and machinery, and modern technologies in the fields of metal forming and low-cost laser systems for metal cutting.
Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah expressed his pleasure with the resounding success of this year's edition of SteelFab, as reflected in the high turnout of visitors and the intense presence of major international steel companies, as well as the clear desire of the companies to participate in the coming editions.
'SteelFab 2022 exhibition has further cemented its position as a key destination for metal works in the region and has reinforced its role in supporting the iron and steel industry in Sharjah,' added Al Midfa. 'Not only that, but the event has also provided an opportunity for international companies to explore huge and promising investment opportunities, in addition to enhancing the efficiency and productivity of national and local companies.''
On the sidelines of the exhibition, A 2-day Machinery Technology Equipment Conference took place to discuss issues of concern to workers in the iron and steel industry, foremost of which are key learnings from the impact of Covid-19 on demand and supply, the changing face of the structural steel fabrication market, and digitisation in steel fabrication.
Meanwhile, the 6th Fasteners World Middle East took place, which is a full-fledged vertical show for the entire fasteners and fixing industry.
'SteelFab 2022' was supported by international associations and leading companies such as UCIMU Sistemi Per Produrre (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machine Tools, Robots, Automation Systems and Ancillary Products), UAE Contractors Association, Ventures Middle East (VME), and Construction Week Online (ITP).
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