1th Mecfor Forum, a successful debut

1th Mecfor Forum
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The first edition of 1th Mecfor Forum, organized by Fiere di Parma and Ceu-Centro Esposizioni Ucimu, ended on 26 May in Parma. A new format that combined the conference (6 themed meetings) with the exhibition (150 exhibitors).

The Mecfor pavilion recorded an excellent flow of visitors, partly borrowed from the SPS Italia industrial automation fair, which took place simultaneously.
The event concerned three relevant fields of mechanics: the modernization of used machine tools (Revamping); the Subcontracting; the Turning.

In particular in the Subcontracting – that vast sector of production commissioning to third parties, which sees the client companies entrust other companies (“subcontractors”) to supply a given product – Italy boasts a tradition of excellence on the world scene.
The mechanical subcontracting sector alone in 2021 grew in Italy by 26%, confirming itself as a relevant sector of the Italian manufacturing industry, also for the immediate future.
The processes which are most often used subcontracting in Italy are those in precision mechanics (such as bar and second-hand turning, milling, drilling and threading with machining centers, mold construction, production of small parts, precision casting to design, construction of gears, grinding processes); those of metal carpentry with cutting, bending and stamping; those with chip removal; those of surface treatments (galvanizing, anodizing, galvanic and hardening).

Build a permanent platform

Antonio Cellie, CEO of Fiere di Parma, commented at the closing: “We are satisfied both for the participation of important exhibitors in the mechanical sector and for the many visitors. 1th Mecfor Forum https://www.mecforparma.it/ will therefore be a smart, annual national event dedicated to industry 4.0. We are determined to go forward, together with Ucimu, to build a permanent platform dedicated to the manufacturing industry, capable of becoming a unicum even at an international level. On the other hand, Fiere di Parma boasts considerable expertise in this sector, organizing for years Cibus Tec, the second European trade fair for food mechanics, and has organized the Subcontracting Exhibition since 1981 “.
Barbara Colombo, president of Ucimu-Sistemi Per Produrre is also satisfied: “This new fair comes at a positive moment for our sector, which has 400 companies and 33,000 employees, and which in 2021 saw domestic consumption grow by over 40%, exceeding 5 billion euros in value. 1th Mecfor Forum represents an innovative event capable of enhancing and emphasizing the principles of the circular economy, just think of Revamping, and which represents a further moment to support the diffusion and promotion of digital technologies, indispensable for promoting the sustainable development of Italian manufacturing. “.