Mindelheim. The GROB site in Mindelheim has played host to the in-house exhibition every other year after the EMO for the past eight years. The complete GROB product portfolio of twenty machines was exhibited in the Technology and Application Center (TAZ) in hall 9 in November. This included the 5-axis universal machining centers G350 and G550 – Generation 2, the G750, as well as the G1050 large-scale machining center. Furthermore, we exhibited automation and system solutions with all the current new developments, such as the double-spindle G-module with an integrated pallet changer. In addition, the new G600F F-series and a linked processing center with a 6th generation linear portal were also on display.
In addition to those machines, visitors also got to find out about the enhanced GROB services, as well as about the comprehensive package of training, about GROB-SMART-FINANCE, and about the GROB Service with its new GROB4Care online shop. The latest version of GROB-NET4Industry, which was demonstrated live on-site, also attracted keen interest from visitors. In keeping with tradition, a number of GROB partners were once again given the opportunity this year to showcase their products and services in an exhibitor zone. A total of 38 companies from a wide range of areas of mechanical engineering availed of this opportunity.
Visitors were given the opportunity a few times a day to get an insight into the multi-faceted production facilities at GROB on a 75-minute guided tour through different production halls. From Wednesday to Friday, there were also two lectures a day, given by GROB engineers, as well as by speakers from the exhibition partners.
Along with its customers and the trade public, GROB also invited schoolchildren and students from Mindelheim, Memmingen, Kempten and Esslingen to attend. "It is important to attract suitable new talent at a time when there is a shortage of skilled workers," explained German Wankmiller, Chairman of the Management Board.
"We are very satisfied with the results of our fourth in-house exhibition," said Jochen Nahl, GROB Sales and Marketing Director, reflecting on the event. "Not only because we managed to set a new visitor record with over 1200 visitors, but also because of the fact that, in addition to our customers, we also welcomed many young people who are very interested in mechanical engineering and in our company."