USETEC returns to Karlsruhe in 2015 – 13 to 15 April 2015

USETEC supported by RESALE:
World Trade Fair for Used Technology returns to Karlsruhe in 2015 – at the same time as the Hanover Fair

From 2015, USETEC – the world trade fair for used technology – will return to Karlsruhe. Once again, Hess GmbH and Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH will join forces as the organisers of the world‘s leading trade fair for the global used technology market. The next USETEC supported by RESALE will take place from Monday, 13 to Wednesday, 15 April 2015 in Halls 1 and 2 and the outdoor area of the Messe Karlsruhe trade fair centre. The event thus returns to its original date and runs at the same time as the largest industrial show in Germany – the Hanover Fair.
The organisers are confident about returning to the successful and proven location in Karlsruhe. “The trade fair will now take place on the best possible date making it easier for buyers from all over the world to visit the event. Exhibitors will benefit from the excellent hall layout with an outdoor area directly adjacent to the halls at the heart of the trade fair site and also have access to outstanding exhibitor services. In addition, we are offering attractive stand construction packages, which will enable exhibitors to present used machinery at low cost,” explains Florian Hess, Managing Director of Hess GmbH. In 2015, the organisers expect 380 exhibitors and 6,000 buyers from over 100 countries to attend the event. “In USETEC supported by RESALE, we have brought back to Karlsruhe a trade fair that attracts a large number of foreign visitors and exhibitors – one third of exhibitors and two-thirds of visitors are drawn from other countries. Trade associations in the sector have already provided assurances of their support at both the German and European levels. They expect that returning to the economic powerhouse of south Germany and responding to demand from locally-based, mostly small and medium-sized enterprises will provide additional stimulus for stakeholders in their markets,” says Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH (KMK).
“We are looking forward to improving the USETEC concept still further together with KMK and Hess GmbH in an extremely attractive location in south-west Germany. Combining online products and services with live presentation of used technology, all-year-round at and annually at the sector‘s largest networking event, offers the best platform for an globally active second-hand market. USETEC supported by RESALE brings our members and all the exhibiting companies together with specialist buyers whom they would otherwise never meet,” says Kurt Radermacher, Managing Director of the Trade Association for Machine Tools + Tooling (FDM), technical sponsor of USETEC.
USETEC is the world’s largest trade fair for used machinery and equipment featuring used products for every sector and branch of industry – from metalworking and woodworking machine tools to plastics processing machinery, robotics, construction machinery, agricultural machines, commercial vehicles, printing machinery and food processing machines. Exhibitors specialising in everything from retrofitting to freight forwarding and, of course, toolmaking round off the range of products and services available at USETEC. After all, even used machine tools require high quality tools for efficient and effective production.