The EMO metalworking trade show’s organization confirmed until 2027: EMO Milano 2015 will be followed by EMO Hannover 2017 and 2019

06 November 2013

Brussels, 6 November 2013 - The European Association of the Machine Tool Industry (CECIMO), owner of the brand EMO, signed an agreement with the German machine tool builders' association (VDW) and Fondazione UCIMU, the operating structure of UCIMU-Sistemi per produrre, the association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots, and automation systems, to secure the organization of the next six editions of the EMO trade show on behalf of CECIMO.

The EMO fair shall take place in the following sequences:

2017: Hannover – Germany
2019: Hannover – Germany
2021: Milan – Italy
2023: Hannover – Germany
2025: Hannover – Germany
2027: Milan – Italy

EMO: the leading international trade fair for the machine tool industry
EMO covers the entire bandwidth of the global machine tool market. At its last edition, EMO Hannover 2013, taking place from 16 to 21 September, over 2,100 exhibitors from 43 different countries were present to showcase their innovations to industrial users from around the world under the event's slogan of 'Intelligence in Production'. Over the six days of EMO, the event attracted a total of just under 145,000 trade visitors from over 100 different nations. Visitors from outside Germany numbered more than 50,000, or one in three.

A long-lasting successful partnership
VDW and UCIMU are member associations of CECIMO and they represent the two most important European countries in terms of machine tool production and consumption. Both organizations have an excellent track record in organizing EMO on behalf of CECIMO, and CECIMO is very pleased to continue the fruitful collaboration.

VDW, based in Frankfurt am Main, has represented the interests of the German machine tool industry for more than 120 years. It has a voluntary membership of around 280 firms, which account for about 90% the industry’s total turnover. VDW organizes exhibitions for the international machine tool industry and has logged up more than 90 years of experience in organizing trade events.
UCIMU-Sistemi per produrre is the Italian machine tool, robots, automation systems and ancillary products (NC, tools, components, accessories) manufacturers' association. Official representative of the sector, UCIMU-Sistemi per produrre has today over two hundred associate member companies. With an experience spanning over many decades, thanks to the organization of five previous editions of EMO, the UCIMU team is already at work to make of EMO MILANO 2015 an outstanding event.

‘Let’s build the future’ at EMO Milano 2015
Italy will host the 2015 edition of EMO at the prestigious exhibition centre Fiera Milano from 5 to 10 October. Visitors can expect to find machines to build the future: cutting-edge solutions making possible to achieve what mankind has imagined, technologies to improve our quality of life, and much more. The wide offer of machine tools presented will attract users from all the sectors using metal working systems. A record number of visitors is expected at the 2015 edition of EMO Milano because it takes place during the last stretch of Expo Milano 2015, and because the Italian government has agreed to refinance its "Sabatini" law, which has been such a boost for the purchase of machine tools in Italy.

A few words on EMO’s origins
Since its creation in 1950, CECIMO has committed itself to the promotion of the machine tool industry worldwide and a machine tool exhibition was created for this reason in 1951. It was organized for the first time under the name of EMO (Exposition de la Machine-Outil) in 1975 in Paris. The EMO fair takes place every uneven year and in 2003, the initial EMO cycle (Hanover-Paris-Hanover-Milan) was modified by CECIMO into Hanover-Hanover-Milan. EMO® is a registered trademark by CECIMO and receives the support of its fifteen member national associations.

CECIMO is the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries. We bring together 15 national Associations of machine tool builders, which represent approximately 1500 industrial enterprises in Europe*, over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO covers 98% of total Machine Tool production in Europe and about one third worldwide. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of nearly €22 billion in 2012. More than three quarters of CECIMO production is shipped abroad, whereas half of it is exported outside Europe*. For more information visit
*Europe = EU + EFTA + Turkey

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