EMO is the largest international trade show for the machine tool industry and it is a CECIMO registered trademark.

EMO Hannover 2023

Under the slogan “Innovate Manufacturing”, EMO Hannover 2023 presented the latest technological, strategic and organizational trends in the sector. EMO Hannover is the starting point for innovations, important debates and new business partnerships. At no other trade fair in the industry can you experience so many trends and innovations up close – because our exhibitors have long aligned their innovation cycles with their trade fair participation.

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EMO History

The first concern of CECIMO since its foundation in 1950 has been the organisation of a new type of exhibition complying with exacting rules. The aim of CECIMO has been to provide purchasers of machine tools, those working in the industry and connected with it as a complete view of the market place as possible. Thus the European exhibitions of machine tools were created as the only display in the world where only manufacturers of equipment may exhibit, and also where only the machines of one category are displayed in the same hall.

The first E.E.M.O. (Exposition européenne de machines-outils, or European machine tools exhibition) was held in 1951. From 1951 to 1971 the exhibitions space was trebled and the number of visitors continued to increase.

Although the exhibition was limited till the end of 1971 to manufacturers from the member companies of CECIMO, E.E.M.O. was already the largest exhibition for machine tools in the world. With the first EMO® in Paris (1975) the exhibition opened its door to non-European, CECIMO showed its desire for:



machine tool users with an opportunity to see and compare products from all over the world at a single exhibition;



a still greater concentration of production equipment for user equipment and assist contacts between manufacturers and buyers; so important because by stimulated by customers demands inform manufacturers of competitive products, thus promoting collaboration between them, for example, through licensed agreements;



the dialogue between science and industry;



successful investment policies in individual undertakings by presenting a comprehensive view of the state of the machine tool art at regular intervals.