In the coming year the Stuttgart-based International Trade Fair for Surface Treatments & Coatings (31 May to 2 June) will illuminate the entire spectrum of surface treatment technology. For the first time O&S will include guided tours centering on specific topics.
"A major advantage of O&S is that it showcases surface treatment and electroplating solutions in the immediate vicinity of key user industries located in the Stuttgart region," says Olaf Daebler, Director of O&S at Deutsche Messe AG. O&S covers the entire product spectrum: coating processes for metals, plastics, glass and ceramics; electroplating; industrial plasma-based surface treatment; and micromachining. In fact, the event ranks as the number-one showcase for electroplating technology.
O&S, which takes place every two years, is targeted at decision-makers (e.g. senior executives, purchasing specialists, development engineers and plant managers) in mechanical and plant engineering sectors, the automotive industry (including component suppliers), the metalworking industry, the electronics and electrical engineering industries and the medical technology sector.
In 2014 one visitor in two came to O&S with firm investment and purchasing intentions. According to an on-site survey, 64 percent of the visitors were directly involved in the decision-making processes in their companies. "Our expectations with regard to the visiting public were completely fulfilled. As in previous years we welcomed numerous foreign visitors at our stand. They were very well-informed, and this resulted in in depth technical discussions," confirmed René Moulin, Head of the Service Dept. at Dr.-Ing. Max Schlötter GmbH & Co. KG.
"O&S presents a complete spectrum of surface treatment solutions – solutions which help users to improve their products," reported Bettina Love, Assistant to the Management of SurTec International GmbH, at the conclusion of O&S 2014.