10 of AFM Cluster’s member companies will attend the 2019 Fabtech Fair held in Chicago. Fabtech is North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, to which AFM Cluster has attended since 2003, making this year’s edition their 9th. This fair is particularly important for AFM Cluster’s members, as the North American market is a significant destination for Spanish machine tool manufacturing companies. Last year machine tool exports reached record figures in Spain with sales of 1,796.1 million Euros, which represents a growth of 5.4% with respect to the 2017 figure. The USA was the fourth biggest destination market, accounting for 8.2% of all exports.
The member companies attending the fair are:
Since 1973, Biele Group specializes in the design and manufacturing of equipment for automation of production processes in several industrial sectors through three divisions: metal, wood and industrial. The metal division specializes in automation of processes for handling and stacking sheet metal and metal panels. (Booth D45851)
Industrias Puigjaner has more than 120 years of experience in the design and manufacture of machinery for sheet-metal by rotation. Their process engineering department studies the most appropriate solutions for the applications used by their customers, and their machines are designed and built, using ecological criteria (ISO 14000). (Booth D46373)
Fagor Arrasate is the company with the broadest own product portfolio of systems aimed to process sheet metal all over the world. They design, manufacture and supply forming machine tools, form presses and complete stamping systems to lines for rolling, processing and cutting metal coils or special integrated manufacturing lines for making complex sheet metal parts. (Booths A4586 and D46043)
Fagor Automation is a company with great experience in the development and manufacturing of products for machine automation and control. It excels in its capability to develop software and the versatility of its productive process. It has recently developed a new laser cutting technology. (Booth A1417)
Goiti is the sheet-metal division of Danobatgroup, and is specialized in the development, manufacturing and distribution of sheet-metal technology. Their machine range is characterized by its efficiency and productivity, offering high added value solutions in the punching, laser cutting and automatic bending technologies. (Booth A4386)
Jaz Zubiaurre specializes in the manufacturing and selling of wire brushes and abrasive nylon for surface treatment since 1924. They are focused on distributing their products in the industrial/professional and DIY markets. (Booth B23092)
Lantek is a leading global multinational in the development and commercialization of software solutions for the sheet-metal and structural steel industry. Its capacity for innovation and its firm commitment to internationalization and the development of emerging markets has led LANTEK to become a global reference in the industry with its CAD/CAM/MES/ERP solutions. (Booth A3521)
Arisa is one of the international leaders in the design, manufacturing and distribution of mechanical presses and servo presses of big tonnage. Arisa creates unique projects for each client and works together from the beginning of the whole process. An important development in R+D and its excellent international customer service creates an excellent global experience. (Booth D45727)
Dimeco provides solutions to companies dedicated to the production of sheet metal parts, based on coil. Dimeco’s Flexilines® apply to all industrial sectors: automotive, logistics, renewable energy, metal furniture, household appliances, building, etc. Their wide product range is completed with advanced press feeding systems and customized cutting lines. (Booth A3192)
Athader, specialist in the design, manufacture and assembling installations for the iron and steel industries, focuses its activities in the coils transformations and processing sector. With its own “know-how”, they offer an extensive manufacturing program tailored to each customer. (Booth A4375)
ABOUT AFM CLUSTER
AFM CLUSTER is the organization that represents the interests of Advanced Manufacturing in Spain. Made up of four industry associations, it groups more than 500 companies, which employ 16,500 people and have a joint turnover of over 3 billion Euros. AFM CLUSTER works to promote the internationalization, industrial development, strategic positioning and training of people in its member companies. The five sectors, related and synergistic which AFM CLUSTER provides services to are the following:
- Machine-tool and advanced manufacturing technologies. AFM-Advanced Manufacturing Technologies is the founding association, which gives its name to the cluster. With more than 70 years of history, it has 129 members that provide the industry with machine tools and other equipment for the manufacture of components, accessories and cutting tools.
- Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing. ADDIMAT brings together 89 companies operating in this new sector, destined to be a relevant part in many industrial sectors, such as, for example, the aerospace, biomedical and automotive sectors.
- Hand Tools, Hardware and Industrial Supply. ESKUIN represents 22 companies that manufacture hand tools and hardware products in Spain, under the highest standards of quality and safety.
- Machining and Metal-Mechanical Transformation. AFMEC joins the machining and meta-mechanical transformation workshop collective. With more than 175 member companies, it aims to give visibility and services to one of the most important industrial groups in Spain.
- Technology-based companies and start-ups. UPTEK is created with almost twenty members to group together the collective of technology-based companies and start-ups working in advanced and digital manufacturing.
AFM CLUSTER also has 67 services companies for the industry as partners. All these companies form the great family of advanced and digital manufacturing in Spain. AFM CLUSTER forms part of various international associations such as CECIMO, ECTA or CEO, and organizes trade fairs and international events such as BIEMH, ADDIT3D, INDUSTRY TOOLS, SUBCONTRATACIÓN, WORKINN, BEDIGITAL or the CMH-Congress of Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tools.