GROB-Hightlights at our stand

The morning included a visit from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the early afternoon was marked by a terrific response to the GROB Press Conference, and the late afternoon saw a large delegation of Chinese journalists flock to our trade fair stand. With GROB the subject of global attention from the public and the media alike, the first day of the trade fair could not have gone any better.

GROB enjoyed a very special day at the trade fair, with the company trade fair stand receiving its first ever visit from the President of Germany. Shortly before the start of the trade fair, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) contacted GROB to announce that German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier would be visiting at 11:15 a.m. as part of the opening tour of the EMO. He was greeted at the GROB trade fair stand by Christian Grob and the two men shared a brief conversation that was relayed to the trade fair visitors over the loudspeakers. The President expressed interest in GROB’s assessment on the topic of “The future of the combustion engine” and praised the initiative of the company upon hearing that GROB had already begun to focus on electric mobility a couple of years ago. His visit to the GROB stand was one of the few paid to the mechanical engineering companies at the trade fair. 

The GROB Press Conference took place at 1:00 p.m. in the presence of around 40 international journalists. Once the short introductory statements had been made, the journalists were able to engage in a question and answer session with Christian Grob and the GROB Management Board. At around 3:00 p.m., our stand was visited by a delegation of Chinese journalists who were particularly interested in the direction that GROB-WERKE is taking. Jochen Nahl was on hand to answer their questions relating to electric mobility and quality. The Chinese delegation was the second such group from Asia to visit the company stand on the day, coming after a delegation of over 30 Korean visitors had stopped by in the late morning.

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