MECSPE 2023, Bologna.

At the end of March 2023, we were present at one of the most important trade fairs together with LICAT Srl and our partners YYC and SBC.

A journey into the future of industry between new technologies, energy transition and digital transformation. The 21ᵃ edition of MECSPE, the main Italian exhibition dedicated to the manufacturing industry, organised by Senaf, closed with a boom of visitors. 59,845 thousand professionals (+52% compared to 2022) filled the pavilions of BolognaFiere in the three-day event conceived to celebrate the excellence of the sector, multiply business opportunities for companies and create new connections among companies, institutions and sector operators. A success that involved not only Italian companies, but also international ones, with the presence of no less than 9 delegations of visitors from foreign countries (Algeria, Egypt, Germany, India, Morocco, Poland, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey) in addition to the first Italo-German Summit on the themes of reshoring and new mobility.

The 2023 edition of MECSPE, that counted 2,034 exhibitors and 20 special initiatives, opened with an inaugural event attended, among the others, also by Maurizio Marchesini, Confindustria’s Vice President for Supply Chains and Medium-Sized Enterprises. It was the occasion to present the data of the MECSPE Observatory, which certified the excellent state of health of the supply chain: almost 8 out of 10 companies closed the last four months of 2022 with a growing or stable turnover compared to the same period of last year, to which is added the high level of satisfaction related to the trend of their company (positive for 68% of the sample). In addition, half of the companies believe they have the necessary skills for the 4.0 transformation. An important challenge that will contribute, according to projections, to the hiring of 385,330 new employees[1] between now and the end of May.

The numbers of MECSPE 2023
59,845 trade visitors (+52% on 2022), 92,000 square metres of exhibition area, 2,034 companies attending, 2,000 square metres of the Heart Exhibition “Energy Transition and Mobility of the Future”, 20 special initiatives.

The trade shows of MECSPE

Machines and Tools – Machine Tools, Equipment, Tools and Design Software
Machines, Materials and Sheet Metal Working – Bending, Stamping, Cutting, Assembly, Welding, Materials and Software
Digital Factory – Industrial Informatics, IoT, Industrial Sensing, Cloud-manufacturing, Automatic identification technologies, Applications, Devices, Instrumentation and Intelligent components for process interpretation and interconnection
Logistics – Packaging, Handling, Material handling, Lean manufacturing, Warehouse management software, Supply chain management, Security systems, PPE, Third party
Mechanical Subcontracting – Precision Machining, Metal Carpentry, Mechanical Constructions, Fasteners, Foundries, Minuteries, Wire Processing, Contract Manufacturing, Micromachining
Electronic subcontracting – Cem (contract electronics manufacturer), Cable harnesses, Ems (electronics manufacturing service), Pcb (printed circuit board manufacturers), Engineering and design offices
Eurostampi, Machines and subcontracting plastics, rubber and composites – Plastics, rubber and composites processing, Machines and plants, Auxiliary equipment, Innovative materials, Moulding, Extrusion, Packaging, Blow moulding, Moulds, Models, Standardised components for moulds, Design, Simulation and design software, Micro machining
Additive Manufacturing – 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Manufacturing, Reverse engineering systems and services, Additive technology, Materials, Services, Hardware: 3D printers and scanners, accessories, Simulation and design software
Treatments and Finishes – Surface Treatment Equipment, Furnaces, Electroplating, Chemical and Electronic Processes, Washing, Metallisation, Enamelling, Galvanising, Treatment Products and Accessories, Heat Treatments, Painting
Non-Ferrous Materials and Alloys – Non-Ferrous Materials Processing (Aluminium, Titanium, Magnesium, Light Alloys), Die Casting, Foundries, Contract Manufacturing, Technology, Design, Engineering
Automation and Robotics – Automation and Robotics, Assembly, Assembly and Handling
Control and Quality – Certification and quality control, Metrology, Measuring instruments, Laboratory testing, Calibration, Analysis equipment, Vision
Power Drives – Mechanical Power Transmission, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Mechatronics, Motion Control, Maintenance, Compressed Air