METAV is the international trade fair for manufacturing technology and automation. It is held in Düsseldorf, Germany every two years and will be taking place for the 17th time from 28 February to 3 March 2012.

METAV presents modern production technology throughout the process chain, from individual machines to complete production systems. It is organised by VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association from Frankfurt am Main.

The exhibition has established a firm position as a major technology showcase for the entire manufacturing technology and automation industry to present its products and services to manufacturers and customers from all over Europe.

The complete range of manufacturing technology will be on show at METAV. Machine tools, manufacturing systems, precision tools, automated material flow, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessory equipment are particular emphases. The target group for METAV visitors includes all large industrial sectors, particularly machine and plant manufacturing, the automotive industry and suppliers to it, the aerospace industry, the electrical engineering industry, metal processing, medical technology and craft businesses. At the most recent METAV in 2010 about 700 exhibitors presented their products, solutions and services to some 45,000 trade visitors from 26 different countries.

The overall concept of METAV 2012 in Düsseldorf is making it an attractive event for international manufacturers of production technology to attend. This is confirmed by an increase in demand from exhibitors, who plan to demonstrate their skills to the market right at the beginning of 2012.