Bielefeld. With order intake of € 56.6 million and 237 machines sold, GILDEMEISTER takes positive stock of the most important machine tool trade fair in Asia, the CIMT 2013, which closed its doors in Beijing on Saturday evening.
As the largest foreign exhibitor, DMG and Mori Seiki exhibited jointly for the first time at the CIMT. 33 machines were presented in live operation, six of which were Asia premieres. At the DMG / MORI SEIKI booth some 15,502 trade visitors gathered information about trend-setting innovations and industry-specific solutions for the fields of “aerospace”, “automotive”, “medical” and “energy”. Particular interest was risen by the ECOLINE series which is produced in the GILDEMEISTER plant in Shanghai. 45% of the 5.907 follow-up orders were ECOLINE machines, which offer turning and milling machining at attractive entry prices. In China, the demand for high-tech machine tools is continuously rising. The boost triggered by the CIMT offers great potential for the current business year.
The cooperation market between DMG and Mori Seiki in the Chinese market is currently underway. Around 450 employees are currently working at 12 sales and service locations, four of which are technology centres. Including the staff at the plants in Shanghai (DMG) and Tianjin (Mori Seiki, currently under development) DMG / MORI SEIKI will then employ nearly 1,000 employees in China. The biggest machine tools market worldwide is expected to grow further in the current year by 5.8% (source: VDW Forecast, April 2013).
GILDEMEISTER will publish its figures for the first quarter of 2013 on 7 May 2013.
The Executive Board