The MACH-TECH – INDUSTRY DAYS and AUTOMOTIVE HUNGARY exhibition bouquet ended with great success

The interest of visitors and exhibitors in Hungary’s most significant business and industrial event remains unbroken. Over 14,000 professionals attended the MACH-TECH International Trade Exhibition for Machine Manufacturing and Welding Technology and the INDUSTRY DAYS International Industrial Trade Exhibiton, and the AUTOMOTIVE HUNGARY International Trade Exhibition for Automotive Industry Suppliers, which concluded on Friday at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center.

The three exhibitions held simultaneously actually form a four-day business meeting that has played a defining role both domestically and in the region for years. The 450 exhibitors from 16 countries — including the most significant manufacturing, distribution, and service companies — showcased their developments over more than 12,000 square meters to professionals and interested parties seeking solutions and answers to the diverse challenges affecting their companies in the fields of industry and automotive manufacturing. According to the unanimous opinion of the exhibitors, MACH-TECH, INDUSTRY DAYS, and AUTOMOTIVE HUNGARY provide a unique opportunity for representatives of different sectors to leverage inter-industry synergies and meet with their existing and future business partners.

In keeping with the event’s traditions, the exhibitors exposed themselves again this year: at professionally constructed and arranged stands, they spectacularly showcased complex production lines, revolutionary technologies, and autonomous robots capable of performing a wide variety of tasks.

Based on pre-registration and participation data, it can be said that the professional events, roundtable discussions, and training sessions accompanying the exhibitions were highly successful once again. Among the dozens of conferences and forums, the highlights included the 3rd Plastics Industry Conference by MMSZ, the “Welding and Manufacturing of Railway Vehicles” conference by Join-Trans organized by the Hungarian Welding Technology and Material Testing Association, the occupational safety conference held at the exhibition, and the conference by the Budapest and Pest County Chamber of Engineers.

More than 350 people visited the Application Zone “mini factory,” an imaginary semi-automatic production line where the organizers integrated the technologies of several companies to allow visitors to see the sub-processes of manufacturing in operation.

At the traditional Automotive Supplier B2B meeting organized by HIPA, MAGE, and MAJOSZ, 79 Hungarian automotive suppliers held direct negotiations with procurement representatives from 19 multinational automotive corporations. According to the preliminary online registration data, a total of 328 personal meetings took place, which can be considered a significant success.

The traditional competition for engineering students in Hungary, Techtogether Automotive Hungary, and the accompanying prize of 500,000 forints was won by the BME FRT team this time. The second place went to another team of Budapest University of Technology and Economics students, BME Motorsport. The third place was secured by StudentTechLab ELTE. A total of 9 teams participated in the competition, comprising 272 members.

On the third day of the exhibition, 35 students from 6 high schools participated in the Techtogether*Simulation Mechatronic Challenge competition.

At the opening ceremony, the IPAR NAPJAI – MACH-TECH GRAND PRIX were awarded, recognizing the best and most outstanding innovations as judged by the professional jury. According to the competition’s criteria, any modern, domestically marketed product, process, or technical service fitting the exhibition’s theme could enter. The list of awardees can be found here.

The next exhibition at HUNGEXPO in October will be ENVIRONTEC powered by ÖKOINDUSTRIA. We look forward to welcoming you!