"The customer response was tremendous and confirmed to us how important the in-house exhibitions have become for GROB," GROB Sales Director Christian Müller was pleased to report. "With more than 3,500 visitors over four days, twice as many customers as last year, we were able to far exceed the result of the last GROB in-house exhibition."
And visitors got treated to a lot: The complete range of GROB's know-how was presented to them on almost 5,000 square meters. From technologies for the medical field and die and mold industries, to aerospace and mechanical engineering, to a wide variety of automation solutions. Expertise from the areas of digitalization and service – i.e., how GROB can make its customers' machines even more efficient – was also presented.
"At no other trade fair can we present our product range in its various sizes as comprehensively as here at our in-house exhibition," Tobias Trautmann, GROB division manager for universal machine sales, is convinced. "Especially when the machines are side by side. That's quite impressive!" Thus, the feedback from customers was consistently positive, who were often surprised by the size and product diversity of the company. This was especially true of the in-house exhibition area, where innovative technologies from the field of electromobility, such as the Hairpin Bending Machine 3.0, were shown for the first time.
Also on display was GROB's F-Series featuring machines specially designed for single- or two-spindle machining of frame structure and chassis parts as well as battery housings. In sum, the in-house exhibition showed the enormous breadth of the most diverse industrial solutions from GROB, which are not always known in this variety and certainly not to be seen in this compressed form.
Comments about the in-house exhibition
Dietmar Hagspiel, Alfleth GmbH, GROB sales representative in Austria:
"The organization of the in-house exhibition was awesome, all variants of automation solutions were presented - from parts and pallet handling, to combination handling systems. There was a comprehensive program, and I was able to welcome many of my customers at the exhibition from Western Austria, such as Vorarlberg and Carinthia. The in-house exhibition was rounded off by the many partner exhibitors, from tool to clamping equipment manufacturers to CAD/CAM programming providers. It was quite an experience because we were able to cover our entire range of industrial solutions at this in-house exhibition."
Rainer Veith, Karl Schüssler GmbH, exhibitor:
"We were able to engage in good dialogues at GROB's in-house exhibition. Visitors approached us due to mutual referrals. This is the third time we have participated in the in-house exhibition and we still have a brilliant cooperation with the organizer. Thus, we experience a good customer response at our booth and conversations take place at a high technical level. As co-exhibitors, we feel right at home here in the GROB family. Although it is a huge company, it is still a family business for us. Everyone, whether Christian or Florian Grob, the marketing department or the application engineers, are on the same level as us. That's something you rarely encounter. Our HPC collet chuck, which is used at GROB primarily for machining blisks, blades and volume machining in titanium and difficult-to-machine materials, once again generated particular interest."
Christian Müller, GROB managing sales director:
"An in-house exhibition has much more significance for us than an external trade fair. Visitors here are one hundred percent focused on GROB and you can communicate with them in a completely different way than at an external trade fair. Here we can show them our technologies in a completely different way, because they have more time than just a slot of ten to 30 minutes. An in-house exhibition is good for the outside world, good for the customer, good for us and good for further development, especially since our employees at the Mindelheim site also had the opportunity to visit the exhibition on two days."
Maximilian Hampp, GROB application engineer:
"Our customers were very impressed with what we were able to show on our machines. To some extent, visitors are surprised by the technology, how it can all work like this. Among other things, laser technology and special probes are of interest to them. Of course, we application engineers at the machine also recognize the increasing diversity of our customers based on a wide variety of questions from their specific industries."