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By Fastener World ,2016-04-20 11:37:00
By Fastener + fixing magazine ,2016-04-18 10:57:56
John Becker, partner at American Industrial Partners (Optimas’ majority shareholder) and Optimas board member, commented: “We are extremely excited to partner with Anesa as the CEO of Optimas. In her prior role as the president and CEO of facilities maintenance at HD Supply, Anesa and her team transformed the business and grew revenue and EBITDA from approximately US$840 million and US$90 million, respectively, to US$2.5 billion and nearly US$500 million, respectively, over the span of a decade. Anesa is an extremely talented CEO and her experience and capabilities are particularly well suited for Optimas.” John Becker continued: “We would like to thank Ian Clarke for his significant contribution to Optimas over the past seven years. Optimas is a leading global provider of supply chain solutions serving many of the world’s most demanding original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers. The company is well positioned to continue advancing on its growth trajectory.” “I am very excited about becoming the CEO of Optimas and look forward to working with our best in class employees and suppliers to deliver winning solutions for our customers,” said Anesa Chaibi. “Optimas’ scale, diversity, strong customer relationships, talented employee base, and differentiated technical capabilities, are unique in the distribution space and I look forward to providing exceptional service to our customers and creating long-term value at Optimas.” Anesa Chaibi brings 27 years of professional experience gained at General Electric Optimas is a leading, global provider of integrated supply chain solutions and engineering support focused on delivering highly engineered custom fasteners and other ‘C’ Class components – to a global customer base of large, industrial companies as well as small and medium sized companies. Formally the business was the OEM-Supply segment of Anixter. Optimas serves over 2,200 customers, employing nearly 2,000 people operating across 70 global locations. In fiscal 2015, Optimas supplied its global customers over 8 billion components from more than 100,000 SKUs sourced from over 3,800 vendors. and HD Supply, ranging across a variety of business functions including manufacturing, operations, production, marketing, corporate initiatives, global sourcing, and Six Sigma Quality. She was a business leader within GE silicones, plastics, power systems, industrial systems, water & process technologies and infrastructure before joining HD Supply. Most recently she served as president and CEO, facilities maintenance for HD Supply Holdings Inc – one of the largest industrial distributors in North America with over US$9 billion revenue. The facilities maintenance business serves diverse end markets with over 60,000 SKUs, over 5,000 employees, 44 distribution centres, and a dedicated fleet of more than 700 delivery trucks.
By Fastener + fixing magazine ,2016-04-14 16:46:11
Tata Steel UK Limited today announced the signing of an agreement to sell its Long Products Europe business to the family investment office, Greybull Capital. The sale for a nominal consideration, would be in exchange for Greybull Capital taking on the whole of the business, including assets and relevant liabilities, and securing an appropriate funding package. The deal would be completed once a number of outstanding conditions have been resolved, including transfer of contracts, certain Government approvals and the satisfactory completion of financing arrangements. The Long Products Europe business employs 4,800 people – 4,400 in the UK and 400 in France. Bimlendra Jha, Executive Chairman of the stand-alone Long Products Europe business, said: “Today marks a significant milestone in the sale of the Long Products Europe business. This sale is the best possible outcome for employees who have worked relentlessly to ensure the business’s survival, and helped to make it attractive to a potential buyer.” The agreement follows an accelerated process of negotiations between Tata Steel UK and Greybull Capital who have worked constructively together. The agreement is an important milestone on the road towards continuing steelmaking in Scunthorpe and steel processing in other locations in the UK and France. The sale covers several UK-based assets including the Scunthorpe steelworks, two mills in Teesside, an engineering workshop in Workington, a design consultancy in York, and associated distribution facilities, as well as a mill in northern France. Hans Fischer, Chief Executive of Tata Steel’s European operations, also welcomed the news. He said: “Under these current challenging market conditions in Europe with the soaring levels of imports from China, we are happy that Tata Steel UK and Greybull Capital have entered the final stage of completion of the sale of shareholding in Longs Steel UK. This transaction will offer a future for the Long Products Europe business and its 4,400 employees in the UK.”
By CFM ,2016-04-23 00:00:00
Recently, the steel price has surged wildly and it attracts the attention of the industry. We learn from some industry insiders that the price of deformed steel bar of many areas has been surmount to 3000 RMB per ton, such as Changsha, Xian, Chengdu and etc. Based on the data from the Statistical Bureau, the price of deformed steel bar has gone up by 4.6%, comparing with the previous period. And, the price of wire has risen by 4.3%. The rise of the steel price is the normal price returning Regard to the reason for the continuous rising of steel price, the vice-chairman of China Iron and Steel Association gives his perspective. On the one hand, since the early year, the supply-front reform of the steel industry kicks off, so there is some reduction of the supply. On the other hand, due to the restoring production of the enterprises since the new year and the leading of the state investment policy, there is increasing demand of the downstream industry and it prompts the rising of steel price to some certain extent. In a view of the factors of investment and seasonality, it is the normal price returning of the recent rising of steel price in the country. Faced with the sudden steel price storm, the fastener enterprises how to improve their own competitive power? Previous preparation: Control the production cost and save the resources. Medium-term preparation: Faced with the continuous rising of the production cost, they need to aware that it is not the long-term solution to increase price. It is much more important to improve the product quality and advance the industry transformation. Later-period preparation: There is no doubt that the fasteners are in huge need. What we should do is to locate the exact market segment.
By New Equipment ,2016-01-20 09:41:12
Recently, when a Georgia-based wire and cable manufacturer contacted NuStar Inc. for a new way to remove copper reels 6-feet in diameter from a spooling machine using the material handling equipment manufacturer’s electric Extra Duty Power Pusher, which can move 9-ton loads resting on carts with two swivel and two fixed casters. The issue was that the Power Pusher is a rather stout battery-powered tug; the operator is usually about five feet from the wheeled object being moved. “From a safety standpoint, they don’t want people getting too close to these large machines,” says Ryan Blesi, vice president of material handling for NuStar, who personally assisted the client with by providing a customized Extra Duty Power Pusher, a battery-powered tug which allows two operators to move up to 9 tons. “There is increased risk of serious injury or death if operators are forced to come within close proximity of the wire feeding equipment during the loading and unloading procedure.” source: Nu-Star Inc. The solution was to engineer a U-shaped attachment that would clasp onto the backside of the reel. Workers manually engage and disengage the arms’ latches through a linkage system and hand controls, able to pull the behemoth spools backwards without entering the safety danger zone. The client was so pleased, it ordered four of the Super Duty Power Pushers to handle 20,000-lb reels for another facility. This is a win-win for both the client and provider, but most of all, for the workers themselves. The median hourly pay for a material handler is $13, hardly enough to risk being drawn and quartered by machinery. A company who focuses on safety would be able to allay fear of injury or worse, and thus, improve that worker’s mental state. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) takes the same the position, concluding that “safety and health management programs improve a company's bottom line, including productivity and employee morale.” The Power Pusher has been around since 1971, just a year younger than OSHA itself. It’s origin is rooted more in productivity more than safety. “The main use was pushing disabled automobiles,” says John Adams, vice president of sales and marketing at NuStar. “Rather than taking four or five guys out of the service area earning money for you, you had them pushing a vehicle into the shop.” With the Power Pusher, it took only two: One behind to operate the tug’s throttle and one to steer the car. It wasn’t until the early ’90 that the company realized it had material handling applications, Adams says. The actual body remained largely unchanged, save for a few tweaks. Single-speed controls evolved to variable-speed for more versatility, the 12 V battery has grown to 24 and 36 V for more power, and the steel grip handle has metamorphosed into a more ergonomic butterfly control, similar to a pallet jack. The Power Pusher can be found in virtually any industry, indoor or outdoor, from roller coasters at Disney Land to space shuttles at Cape Canaveral. The trans-axle design provides stable operation throughout. The three different models, standard for up to 4,000 lb and a 3% grade, Extra Duty for 18,000 lb and 5% grade, and the Super Power Pusher for up to 50,000 lb and a 20% grade. The Extra Duty’s gear ratio of 6:1 generates 600 lb of push force to give, while the Super version has a 3:1 ratio with three times the wattage. If you’re worried about pushing a heavy load like a tractor trailer up a large incline with a relatively small tool, that’s understandable. Automatic braking and anti-runaway keep you from getting flattened, assures Blesi. The Power pusher’s biggest safety feature, though, is its communication process with its clients. “Our units are built individually for specific applications,” Adams says. “Each is handled by an engineer to make sure customer is getting the right product.” This has led to potential life-saving changes for one client in the vacuum-packed food industry. In its packaging facility, the rail-guided rolling baskets containing the cans of food would need to be manually pushed into the retort oven, where they would be steamed and pressurized. source: Nu-Star Inc. Anytime a worker enters a confined space that like that, they leave the door open for tragedy. In 2012, a worker at Bumble Bee Foods was accidentally killed in a similar type of oven. That process implemented pallet jacks to handle the baskets and required the worker to enter the space. Here’s the Department of Labor accident report. NuStar helped its client avoid making the same mistakes that Bumble Bee made by making the Power Pusher operation remote controlled. “The person no longer needs to go into the oven,” Adams says. “It became a very needed safety feature.” And safety is more important than ever now, Adams insists. “The safety manager used to be the guy sitting in the back room with a desk full of dust,” Adams continues. “Now he’s become the prominent guy on the floor.” He knows this by dealing with them for the past two decades. In that time, he has noticed that many of the companies who inquire about the Power pusher do so re-actively, not as a preventative measure. That is to say, some poor material handler, making $2 less than fast food workers have recently demanded, just incurred a serious back or shoulder injury. The Power Pusher is the way to keep this from recurring. OSHA advises that you should: Limit the weight of loads so the necessary pushing force is less than 50 pounds. The greater the force that is necessary to push the load, the greater the risk of injury. So while preventing your crew from getting turned into taffy or cooked alive are the more sensational benefits of the Power Pusher, or any similar material handling device, the ability to reduce the more common nagging injuries to backs and shoulders may be its greatest feature. And getting one before worker injuries, not after, may end up not only saving your employee from a lot of pain and surgery, but also will affect your bottom line. “Workman comps claims are extremely expensive,” Blesi reminds. “The cost of our equipment compared to the price of an injury claim, whether it’s the loss of production or medical bills, there’s a dramatic difference. We are much less expensive.”
By CFM ,2015-09-02 11:00:09
Based on the supervision of Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China, it was reported that the price of steel dropped by 0.9% during last week (August 24-30). Within the whole decrease, the prices of hot-rolled sheet and highspeed wire rod declined by 1.3% and 1.2% respectively. In last week, the global financial market had suffered from the Black Monday, which didn’t bring a huge impact on the steel market, due to the monetary adjustment and control policy by China Government. The declining amplitude of steel price showed a continuously narrowing tendency. In consideration of the sluggish demand of steel from downstream enterprises, the merchants should still quicken their shipment. It was estimated that in this week, the steel market will continue its weak consolidation on price with limited decreasing potential.
By CFM ,2016-04-27 00:00:00
Recently, the Jiaxing People’s Government Office releases the notice of The Jiaxing People’s Government’s Suggestion to Speed Up the Developing of Modern Equipment Manufacturing and designates Tong Ming as the leading enterprise of Jiaxing City Modern Equipment Manufacturing. According to information, the equipment manufacturing is one of the two most competitive industries. In 2015, the added value of Jiaxing City’s equipment manufacturing reaches around 36 billion RMB, with year-on-year growth of 6.9%. Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job. This award fully attests to Tong Ming’s devotion to Jiaxing City’s upgrading of industry economy transformation and the innovation development. Furthermore, it paves a way to consolidate Tong Ming’s position as a leading fastener enterprise. The Industry Technology Alliance issued by National Commission by Letter is a leading platform of industry technology, which is recommended by the professionals and organization in every field. This alliance is helpful to improve Zhejiang Province’s innovation of industry chain and the enterprises’ capability of independent innovation. As one of the excellent enterprise of Zhejiang’s fastener industry, Tong Ming has an affirmative attitude towards the development direction in the future. Tong Ming will be manufacturing better products more professionally and leads Zhejiang’s fastener enterprises to a healthy and harmonious direction of development.
By CFM ,2016-04-25 13:40:59
Recently, Gem-Year Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that the company had signed the contract in a total value of around 68 million CNY with Huaihua-Heng Railway Limited Liability Company, regarding the procurement and supply of the fasteners & fixings for No. F01 high-speed railway, on a basis of bidding documents from two parties, bid-winning notice, and the relative promises & guarantees. The bidding notice of rail fasteners & fixings had been publicly disclosed on www.sse.com.cn、Shanghai Security News and Securities Daily. (Pro 2016-007) It was signified by Gem-Year that in near term, there would be no revenue for the company after signing the contract, due to the uncertainty from the multi-factors that would influence the construction project.
By CFM ,2016-04-26 13:27:56
2016 Seminar of New Fasteners of Wedge Thread was held in Henan Company and was directed by Yin Xiaojian, who is the President of Aerospace Research Institute. The fastener expert group from First Academy of CALT and the engineers & technicians from Aerospace Research Institute and Henan Company attended this meeting. Focusing on the subject of locking of the fasteners, 2016 Seminar was to have a discussion and communication about the characteristic of locking of the New Fasteners of Wedge Thread and it’s installation torque. It is reported that the subject of the seminar was to proposed on the base of locking requirement for aerospace fasteners. Aerospace Research Institute positively gave a response to the customers. And based on the model requirement, they summed up the experience of the developing and matching of the new fasteners in the early phase. The Seminar of New Fasteners of Wedge Thread was a way to carry out technical marketing by Aerospace science institute, as well as, lay a foundation for the cooperation with aerospace science first institute in the future and achieve mutually beneficial win-win situation.As a way for the Aerospace Research Institute to carry out technical marketing, the 2016 Seminar of new fasteners of wedge thread also paved a way for the cooperation with CALT and laid a foundation for the mutual benefits and win-win results.
By CFM ,2016-04-22 00:00:00
On the night of April 16th, 2016, the 2016 General Meeting of Shenzhen Stainless Steel Fasteners Association was held in Hotel Vienna in Shenzhen. Totally 150 representatives of members attended this meeting. First of all, the meeting began with a speech by Kejian Weng, the Chairman of Shenzhen Stainless Steel Fastener Association. He expressed his great gratitude to those who attended this meeting and then announced the major agenda of this meeting. The first agenda was the summary of the association of 2015 and the work planning report of 2016 made by the secretariat. The second agenda was the Awarding Ceremony for the new Association Enterprises. At last, the third agenda was the releasing of the Association Journal. The guests took photos together.
By Fastener + fixing magazine ,2016-04-27 13:26:09
Organiser Inter Ads-Brooks Exhibitions Pvt Ltd has announced that BLECH India will take place from 27th – 29th April 2017 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. Mumbai provides the perfect location for the fifth edition of the event. The city is located in the state of Maharashtra, which is India’s leading industrial state – contributing 13% of national industrial output. Furthermore, a large number of foreign companies have already settled in the Mumbai region. The previous edition of BLECH India was in 2015 and was held from 22nd – 25th April 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, and attracted 3,798 visitors. The four day event drew both global visitors and exhibitors, with 147 exhibitors from 16 different countries present at the exhibition. The majority of exhibitors were Indian-based companies. However, there were also exhibitors from Germany, Italy, the USA, China, Turkey and Switzerland. The exhibitors showcased a comprehensive range of machines, tools, and solutions, for the complete sheet metal forming and fabrication process. An enormous amount of live machine demonstrations were also on display. The organisers point out that the overall impression and feedback from the visitors and exhibitors on BLECH India 2015 was extremely positive. A high percentage of the visitors to the exhibition were company owners or had buying and specifying responsibilities. The greatest number of visitors came from industry sectors that included: Mechanical engineering (31%), sheet metal products, components and assemblies (27%), steel and aluminium construction (7%), automotive industry and related suppliers (5%), as well as iron and steel production (3%).
By CFM ,2016-04-14 09:21:38
On March 30, specialists from Headquarter and Henan Subsidiary of CASIC visited CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd, for the sake of better communication regarding fastener technology difficulties and business development. It was reported by CRRC Tangshan that the company was at present confronting with some difficulties in the aspect of key fasteners applied in key position of high-speed rail bogie and braking system, within which one kind of bolt product would impact the final assembly of the train. With the aid from CASIC, this technical problem was successfully solved. In addition, CRRC Tangshan also entrusted CASIC to conduct the failure analysis of part of its fastener products on a basis of further cooperation and communication.
On April 11th, 2016, The Taiwan International Fastener Show was declared at the impressive Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre, welcoming numerous fasteners manufacturers, distributors, traders and purchasers to the site. Hosted by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and co-hosted by the Kaohsiung city government, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and the Taiwan Industrial Fastener Institute, the Taiwan Show had over 402 exhibitors and include a wide a wide range of fastener producers and traders. The show consists of four main sections – the Fastener Products Area, the Machine, Mould and Hand Tool Area, the Foreign Companies Area, and the Cross-Strait Area. What was prominent from the second you walked into either hall – separated by a central atrium – was that there were some eye-catching stands came from Mainland China. Throughout the first day the stands and aisles were full of local and international visitors, with a satisfying hum of noise within both halls that shows that business was being done. Those that particularly caught the eye included Sansega Industry Co., Ltd, Hangzhou Lizhan Hardware Co., Ltd, Hisener Industrial Co., Ltd, Yuyao Biaoer Trading Co., Ltd, Jinan Star Fastener Co., Ltd, Shanghai Jingyang Imp. & Exp Co., Ltd, Ningbo Xingyi Fasteners Co., Ltd, Changyu 5. Rich Hardware Co., Ltd and Haiyan Hongmao Hardware Products Co., Ltd. Anchor T.H. Chang, chairman of the Taiwan Industrial Fasteners Institute (TIFI), explained that what made the Taiwan Show such a unique event is its location between Gangshan and Luzhu – which when combined with Kaohsiung boasts a large cluster of the global fastener supply chain. This enables visitors to come to the Taiwan Fastener show and then visit the factories around the area, after the show. 2016 Global Fastener Leaders Summit Also on the first day was the Global Fastener Leader Summit, which gathered professionals from around the globe. The speaker line-up included Dr Volker Lederer from the European Fastener Distributors Association (EFDA), Marc Strandquist from the National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA) in the USA, Dr Gian Marco Dal Pane from the Italian Union of Fastener Distributors (UDIB), as well as Anchor T.H. Chang.
On March 30th, Fastener Fair Turkey—the professional fastener show in Istanbul of Turkey was declared open, welcoming numerous fasteners manufacturers, distributors, traders and purchasers to the site. As the most professional fastener show in Turkey, Fastener Fair Turkey has prepared two exhibition halls for exhibitors and visitors. Around 180 exhibitors from all over the world attended this fair. Impacting by the terror attack happened two weeks before the opening of the fair, over 10 exhibitors had not arrived at the IFM exhibition hall, including at least 5 exhibitors from China. On the first day of the show, the number of visitors didn’t reach the expected value due to the terror attack. Mainly the visitors were fastener purchasers from Turkey, Europe and Middle East. Based on the observation of the journalist from ChinaFastener.com, the public security of Istanbul was rather steady in an overall degree with the patrol police wagons in the streets. In the viewpoint of equipments, many Chinese bands have already expanded their market in Turkey, e.g. Ningbo Sijin, Ceviz, Jiancai, Jinggu, Superb Optical Technology, Accuvision, etc. It was reflected by the European purchasers that they warmly welcomed the repeal of EU’s anti-dumping measure against China’s certain iron or steel fasteners. Their intention of importing fasteners from China was expected to increase in the future, while many of them would also attend the Fastener Expo Shanghai in June this year.
On February 27, EU released the Regulation No. 2016/278 approved by EU Commission, which finally decided that it was appropriate to repeal the anti-dumping duties imposed on the import of certain iron or steel fasteners originating in the People’s Republic of China, in view of the findings of WTO Dispute Settlement Body. Director of Department of Treaty and Law of Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China welcomes EU’s repeal of duties and considered EU’s action as the appropriate behavior to execute the finding of WTO. It was indicated in the release that undergoing near 7 years of WTO litigation, China finally win the case, urging EU to repeal the anti-dumping duties against China’s certain iron or steel fasteners. However, the injury and lost bore by China Fastener Industry and other relative industries had already existed after EU’s imposing of anti-dumping duties on fasteners originating in China. China sincerely hopes that the normal trade of fasteners would recover and the bilateral economic trade relationship would develop in no time after the repeal of fastener anti-dumping duties. The Director also lays emphasis on legal fundamentals that discriminatory investigation and anti-dumping measures lack of, which investigation and measures imposed by some trade entities on some Chinese products and Chinese enterprises would not win the approval of WTO. China will as always support the multilateral trade system of WTO and preserve the industrial interest by applying the international rules and dispute settlement system, devoting to the sustentions of equitable and fair international trade environment.
On Dec. 10, 2015, organized by China Fastener Industry Association, the 28th edition of National Economy Trade & Technology Conference for Fastener was successfully closed in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, China, attracting near 500 fastener enterprises from every corner of China to attend this meeting. According to the conference agenda, the first half of the conference was the plenary report. Special Counselor of China General Machine Components Industry Association, Mr. Du Guosen extended the keynote speech on the topic of “Report of the Economic Operation of China General Machine Component Industry Association”. According to the report, the entire running of Fastener Industry was comparatively steady. It was estimated that the export value would be around 4.8 Billion CNY, while the import value would be 15% dropped. Mr. Du mentioned that domestic demand growth of Fastener Industry would depend on the development of High-speed Rail, Wind Electricity, Automobile, Aerospace, Construction, etc. Mr. Du Guosen from CMCA Division Chief of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Mr. Chen Huaisheng indicated in his report “The Report of China’s Foreign Trade Situation and the Strategy for Fastener Industry to Deal with Trade Friction” that in this year, China’s Foreign Trade would confront with a much complicated and severe situation than 2014, undertaking a greater pressure of economic downturn. Mr. Chen Huaisheng from CCPIT Customs Statistics showed that in the period of January to December, the import & export value of China reached 3,226.96 Billion USD, 8.5% decreased over the corresponding period in 2014. Among the entire value, the value of export reached 1,856.45 Billion USD, 2.5% decreased over that of last year; the value of import reached 1,372.52 Billion USD, 15.7% decreased. Internationally, the export situation of China is better than most of the main economic entites and emerging countries in the world, 0.6 % increased on the basis of 12.4% in 2014. In addition, Mr. Chen Huaisheng gave reminders of the possible legal risk for the fastener enterprises walking out in the aspects of high anti-dumping duty, intellectual property rights dispute, and product safety, etc. President of CFIA, Mr. Feng Jinyao indicated in the report “Analysis of Fastener Industry at Present” that in the past five years, the increasing rate averagely of Fastener Industry was 3.4%; within which, China’s fasteners had the total volume reached 7.3 Million Tons, taking 43% of production in the world, and the sales taken 12.5% of the total value in the world. Four goals were also proposed for Fastener Industry by Mr. Feng in his speech when laying down the 13th Five-year Plan—to control the total volume of production when improving the efficiency and quality; to lift up the industrial concentration degree; to improve the capability of self-innovation and mating & assisting; to develop Internet + and Industry 4.0. Mr. Feng Jinyao from CFIA In the second half of the conference, Counselor of CFIA and Specialist on material, Mr. Shen Deshan introduced in detail three aspects—the problem of production capability and quality of cold forming steel; the new technology and products related to cold forming steel; and the expectation and ideas for Fastener Industry in 2016. Mr. Shen Deshan from CFIA In the segment of enterprises interaction, invited representatives of fastener enterprises shared experience and thought with all the attendees. They were Ningbo Sijin, GPYH.com, Jiashan Litian, Landnok Lubritech, and Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co, Ltd. (MDS).
As the last professional fastener exhibition of 2015, Fastener Expo Guangzhou declared open on Nov. 1, welcoming every comrade in the fastener industry. Organized by Guangzhou Ebseek Exhibition Co., Ltd, Fastener Expo Guangzhou was a three-day exhibition during Nov. 1-3, held at Poly World Trade Expo Center, Guangzhou (No.1000, Xingang East Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, China). Appointed as the media partner, ChinaFastener.com (CFM) followed to report this grand fair. “We have organized a series of exhibitions naming Fastener Expo. Fastener Expo Shanghai should be the most influential one, since it is now one of the top three exhibitions in the field of fastener industry. Fastener Expo Guangzhou ranks in the second place. This is the third edition of Fastener Expo Guangzhou. We are expecting a greater potential of Fastener Expo Guangzhou.” Manager of Guangzhou Ebseek Exhibition, Mr. Wang Yanbo told CFM Journalist. On the first day of Fastener Expo Guangzhou, there collected a large crowd of merchants, including 181 enterprises whom took 371 booths, and 6824 visitors. Comparing with that of last edition, the number of exhibitors and visitors increased by -3.2% and 15.13% respectively. Though the number of exhibitors dropped slightly, the number of booth taking by these enterprises was 14.15% increased. 286 overseas visitors were recorded to be from countries such as Germany, Japan, Korea, etc. On the site of Fastener Expo Guangzhou, visitors were numerous as it could be seen. In every lane of the exhibition, there crowded hundreds of visitors. Two special lectures regarding fastener technology and how fastener industry could embrace the Internet and E-commerce were arranged in the conference room onsite. Representatives from Pearl Delta River Region Fastener Technician Association, CEO of Luosi.com and General Manager of www.gpyh.com were invited. Lecture One Mr. Yang Junfeng, CEO of Luosi.com Mr. Chen Huagen, GM of GPYH.com Part of the exhibitors extended great enthusiasm when CFM Journalist came to their booths and made interview. Different sorts of responses were received. Based on their responses, they considered that Fastener Expo Guangzhou was a good channel to display their products. However, influenced by the harsh commerce situation globally, the number of purchasers on site who extended purchasing wills declined, comparing with that of the past editions. Following was the pictures of part of the exhibitors receiving the interview. Yuyao Xintai Foshan Sailuk Rivet Jiangshu Washen Zhongshan General Screw Jiaxing Chinafar Shanghai King Fastening Wenzhou Shengnan Shanghai Chengtai Dongguan Demeng Hardware Jiangsu Yagu Suzhou XLing Wenzhou Fengding Yi Bao Metal Jieyang 66 Foshan Guangqingchang Boito Cixi Jinggeng Dongguan Xinxin For more information, please browse http://gzcn.fastenerexpo.cn/
During Oct. 7—10, 2015, Buildtech 2015 was successfully held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On the morning of Oct. 8, Deputy Minister of Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia in person directed the opening ceremony of Buildtech 2015, promoting the atmosphere to the peak. ChinaFastener.com was invited as the media partner to attend this exhibition, displaying the 18th edition of ChinaFastener Magazine at the booth 2052. ChinaFastener Magazine ChinaFastener.com Buildtech 2015, fully named as Malaysia International Building Materials and Construction Technology Exhibition, was an exhibition regarding building materials, construction, infrastructure and other sort of buildings. The organizer of this exhibition, ITE Company recently had announced the comprehensive strategic cooperation with Shanghai Ebseek Exhibition Co., Ltd, which is the organizer of Fastener Expo Shanghai and Guangzhou. The products covered a range of exterior trim materials, indoor decoration materials, stone materials, Machinery, etc. Malaysian Exhibitors Chinese & Korean Exhibitors Singapore Exhibitors Learned from the organizer, the exhibitors totaled a number of near 60. Besides the local exhibitors of Malaysia, most of the overseas exhibitors were from Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, and Singapore. But among all of the exhibitors, only one enterprise from China was a fastener enterprise. Visitors consisted of the staff from architecture colleges, technicians from machinery industry and other businessmen who would like to know more about Buildtech. During the exhibition, CFM Journalist was informed that the number of visitors and exhibitors in the field of fasteners declined. On one hand, it was due to the time conflict with M-Tech Osaka. On the other hand, Buildtech was an exhibition mainly for building and construction. Less of its concern was put into the attraction of fastener exhibitors and visitors. Part of these purchasers had imported fasteners by using their accounts on www.chinafastener.com. Impacted by the stagnant economic situation globally, the import of fastener from China was considered costly than directly sourcing fastener in Malaysia by the purchasers from Local Malaysia and Southeast Asia.