Due to the current crisis situation around the corona virus, the organizers of SurfaceTechnology Germany are postponing the international trade fair for surface technology. The event, originally planned for June, will now take place from 27 to 29 October 2020 in Stuttgart - parallel to Parts2clean. SurfaceTechnology Germany will be held in halls 5 and 7, and Parts2clean in halls 7 and 9. Olaf Daebler, Global Director of SurfaceTechnology Germany, explains: "A postponement of SurfaceTechnology Germany is unavoidable due to the decree situation in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. However, we are glad that we have found a date for the surface technology industry that is close at hand, so that it can then start new business from Stuttgart in the autumn after the current crisis-related downturn." This results in a situation that already existed in 2014 and 2016. At that time both events were already taking place in parallel. "The ZVO fully endorses the decision of Deutsche Messe AG, supports the goal of holding a successful event in the fall and will do everything possible to ensure that October is a successful trade show for exhibitors and visitors alike. In the meantime, it is essential that the economic slump caused by the corona virus be contained," says Christoph Matheis, General Manager of the German Surface Technology Association (ZVO).
The VDMA also supports the decision: "The mechanical engineering and surface technology sectors are increasingly affected by the corona crisis. Supply chains are disrupted and restrictions in the target industries are becoming more severe. Under these circumstances, we advocate postponing SurfaceTechnology Germany 2020 until autumn. Alignment parallel to parts2clean is the obvious and best solution for this", says Dr. Thomas Schräder, Managing Director of General Air Technology at the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).