Countdown to The Bright World of Metals 2015 has started

The four successful trade fairs Gifa, Metec, Thermprocess and Newcast are being held again in Düsseldorf under the motto “The Bright World of Metals” from 16 to 20 June 2015.

The target group for the 13th International foundry Gifa 2015 are all the companies around the world that are interested in presenting their operations in the following areas: foundry and melting plants, refractories technology, machines and equipment for moulding and core making, moulding sands and moulding auxiliaries, sand preparation and reclamation, gating and feeding, casting machines, knock-out, fettling, finishing, pattern and die-making, control systems and automation, environmental protection and waste removal as well as information technologies. Gifa has been a major part of the Messe Düsseldorf portfolio since 1956 and set a new record the last time it was held in 2011, with 780 exhibitors from 45 different countries and 48,700 trade visitors (53 per cent of them from countries outside Germany).


Metec, the 9th International Metallurgical Trade Fair, reported another increase in exhibitors in 2011. A total of 486 companies from 33 countries presented their know-how about the growing metallurgical sector and demonstrated that they are actively involved in making sure that operations are both efficient and environmentally sound in future thanks to their product developments. Metec has been one of the four trade fairs since 1979 and focusses on equipment for iron, steel and non-ferrous metal production, for casting and forming steel, for environmental protection, waste removal and gas purification, for electrical engineering and process technology, for measurement and test technology, for information technology, for metallurgical plants, rolling mills and steel mills. In 2011, more than 19,000 trade visitors came to Metec to obtain information, with half of them travelling from European countries outside Germany or from overseas.


Thermprocess has a long tradition too: the international trade fair has been the place to find innovative thermo process technology since 1974. Presentation of the latest trends for solutions relating to the production and operation of industrial furnaces and heat treatment plants enables visitors to obtain information that keeps them up-to-date with industry developments. The range includes industrial furnaces, industrial heat treatment plants and thermal processes, equipment for special uses, components, equipment and other supplies, occupational safety and ergonomics. Both exhibitors and visitors gave Thermprocess 2011 top marks: 96 per cent of them said that their involvement in the trade fair had been a complete success, for example. All in all, 305 companies from 30 different countries presented their products and services to 7,900 visitors, 45 per cent of which came from outside Germany.


The newest addition to The Bright World of Metals is Newcast, which has been the fourth member of the quartet since 2003. It is the most important trade fair in the world for precision castings, is the highlight of its industry every four years and has recorded excellent growth rates. The sectors covered by the castings range from car manufacturing and the aerospace industry to machine and plant manufacturing and medical engineering. In 2011, 374 companies from 30 different countries exhibited their products and services at the 3rd Newcast. More than 3,500 trade visitors, over 50 per cent of them from outside Germany, were impressed by the large selection of exhibits: ferrous metal castings, iron, steel and malleable foundries, non-ferrous metal castings, aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other non-ferrous metal foundries, services, forging, sinters, trade and logistics. They gave Newcast excellent marks, with 95 per cent of them saying that their trade fair visit had been extremely positive.

Online registration for the four trade fairs is possible via the following links:,, and

Trade Fair Travel and Castings SA tour
Trade Fair Travel, a specialist travel agency for trade fairs internationally and in particular Germany, have put together a very reasonable tour package to visit this exhibition.

The tour includes return airfare Johannesburg/Düsseldorf, airport taxes, airport/hotel transfer, accommodation, full breakfast daily and medical and travel insurance.

For a booking form contact Trade Fair Travel on TEL: 031 916 1414, Fax: 031 916 5674 or email or visit

Trade Fair Travel is also able to offer you individual packages, tailored to your requirements. For more information contact Peter Stephenson on the number above. Booking forms can also be downloaded from the website.