Destination innovation: A year packed full of trade fair highlights
This year, HellermannTyton has exhibited at over 70 trade fairs and distribution partner events around the globe.
From Jyväskylä in Finland to Dubai on the Persian Gulf and from São Paulo in Brazil, to Johannesburg in South Africa our event teams have met with thousands of people since January.
Join us on a journey through the highlights of our trade fair year 2014.
Exhibiting at industrial trade fairs in our core markets around the world allows us to demonstrate the latest innovations from our broad solution portfolio to a broad cross-section of industrial customers.
As a company strongly driven by our customer needs, participating regularly at these events gives us an invaluable platform from which we can exchange with existing and potential customers about their evolving cable management challenges.
Electrical installation market
Wherever cables run there is a demand for top quality and innovative fastening, fixing, protection and identifying solutions. In 2014 we participated at numerous regional events organised by our wholesale partners.
We aslo exhibited at trade fairs serving professionals in the electrical, electronics, lighting, building technology and telecommunications industries.
In the first half of the year these included Amper (Brno, Czech Republic), Elettromondo (Padua, Italy), Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (Milwaukee, USA), ELEX (Exeter, Harrogate and Manchester, United Kingdom) ENIE (São Paulo, Brazil), Fastener Fair (St. Petersburg, Russia), light+building (Frankfurt, Germany), Middle East Electricity (Dubai, United Arab Emirates).
In the second half of 2014 we exhibited at BELEKTRO (Berlin, Germany), ELEX (Coventry and Sandown Park, United Kingdom), Elmässan (Öresund, Sweden), Elmia Subcontractor (Jönköping, Finland), Elektrotechniek (Utrecht, Netherlands), Elektro Vakbeurs (Hardenberg, Netherlands), MATELEC (Madrid, Spain).
The need for innovative cable management solutions is growing in proportion to the increasing amount of electronic components that original equipment manufacturers are inlcluding in their plant and machinery.
We participate at specialist industry events in order to show how our innovations around the globe can be leveraged locally by customers.
With representatives in over 36 countries and a global network of distribution partners, we ensure that HellermannTyton is in a position to supply original equipment manufacturers with the products, solutions and support they need anywhere at any time.
Vehicle design and engineering continuously generate new requirments for reliable and effective parts for the secure fastening, fixing routing, protection and identifcation of cables and connecting parts.
2014 we placed particular focus on the rail sector, where we have attained certification as an International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) recognised developer, manufacturer and supplier. We exhibited at Expo Ferroviaria (Turin, Italy), Infrarail (London, United Kingdom) and InnoTrans (Berlin, Germany).
At the annual Aircaft Interiors Expo (Hamburg, Germany) in April (see blog article) we drew specific attention to our expertise in replacing metal parts with plastics in the aerospace industry under the motto “You’ve got a weight problem?”
The cutting-edge of our product development know-how was also on show to automotive industry clients at IZB (Wolfsburg, Germany), Automotive Engineering (Birmingham, United Kingdom) and the North American Annual Wire Harness Conference (Lake Buena Vista, USA).
In the marine design sector, we attended Seatec (Carrara, Italy), where we received a special mention for the durability of our Q-tie and Robusto cable tie products at the “Qualitec Technology Award”.
HellermannTyton’s market-leadership in automatic cable tie bundling systems and expertise in fastening, fixing and protecting cables in industrial plant applications means that attendance at automation expos is obligatory. In 2014 we exhibited at ten events across Europe with an automation focus including Automaticon (Warsaw, Poland), Automatik (Herning, Denmark), Drives & Controls (Birmingham, United Kingdom), Eliaden (Lillestrøm, Norway) IFAM Slovenia (Celje, Slovenia), MOTEK (Stuttgart, Germany), Sähkö Tele Valo (Jyväskylä, Finland) SMART Automation (Vienna, Austria) and SPS IPC Drives (Nuremberg, Germany and Parma, Italy).
Specialised industrial sectors
HellermannTyton has a cable management product that suits the specific requirements of any industrial application. We presented products geared to the tough climatic conditions encountered on offshore oil and gas platforms at ONS (Stavanger, Norway) and OSEA (Singapore). Solutions that meet the requirements of the regenerative energy sector were demonstrated at All Energy (Glasgow, United Kingdom), WindEnergy (Hamburg, Germany), Energetab (Bielsko-Biala, Poland), Intersolar India (Mumbai, India), Intersolar North America (San Francisco, USA) and Solar Power International (Las Vegas, USA).
Connectivity and data communication
Our UK-based sister company HellermannTyton Data was active as exhibitor and sponsor of European IT networking events including Cloud Computing World Expo (Paris, France), Data Centre World (London, United Kingdom), FTTH Conference (Stockholm, Sweden), IP Expo (London, United Kingdom) and the Liberty Global Tech Summit (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
Step up, hands on, try out
Whether a huge trade fair stand or a protable booth, being able to try out products and tools is an integral part of any HellermannTyton event presence. We take great pride in our application exhibits and encourage as many people as pos sible to road test our innovations.
This year, HellermannTyton Germany developed a Wild-West-themed section of its stands under the banner “Welcome to HellermannTyton Country” where visitors could try our latest fastening and fixing products at first hand.
Amongst the products introduced at the “Wild-Wild-Test” were the Q-tie (see blog article), the EVO7 manual processing tool for cable ties (see blog article), the EdgeClip (see Blog) and Cable Scout+ installation tool.
In 2015, HellermannTyton will exhibit at over 60 trade fairs and distribution partner events around the globe. See the list of events at www.hellermanntyton.com/events.