Sanmar Foundries Ltd (SFL) participated in the 9th Biennial Valve World Conference & Exhibition at Dusseldorf, Germany from 2-4 December 2014.
Valve World Expo is by far the largest congregation of valve manufacturers, along with the entire gamut of the supply chain for valve companies. This event took place at the exhibition grounds of Messe, covering 17,700 Sq Mts and this year was the biggest event in the history of the expo. The numbers surpassed the attendance at all earlier events, with more than 650 exhibitors from 40 countries and about 10,000 visitors from all over the world taking part.
In addition to the exhibition, many technical papers on the challenges faced by the valve industry were also presented in the conference. The event was sponsored by Emerson, Pentair, Kitz and Velan, among others.
SFL participated in the expo and put up a stall for the first time. The stall had various posters displaying the capabilities of the foundry and the clientele, along with the industries that are presently served. Sanmar’s presence in the exhibition generated noticeable interest from the mid segment manufacturers having specific requirements in special material grades. The visitors to Sanmar stall included those from Crane, Pentair, Bonnetti, L&T, IMI (Belgium), Kitz, Valvitalia among others.
This exhibition presented the right opportunity for SFL to synergise strategies for products as well as regions. It was a stepping stone to enter the European market for supply of valve castings.