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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see: http://www.expomanufactura.com.mx/
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details: http://www.npe.org/
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see: http://acrex.in/
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see: http://fabtechmexico.com/
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see: http://www.chinaplasonline.com/CPS15/Home/lang-eng/Information.aspx

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Detailed Event Information For INTERMOT 2012 - International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair Detailed Event Information For INTERMOT 2012 - International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair
INTERMOT 2012 - International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Operations/Maintenance Services, Process Controls - Industrial, Tools - Hand/Power
Location/Date: Cologne, Germany 10/07/2012 - 10/12/2012
Event Summary:
INTERMOT 2012 is the premier trade event in Germany for the Motorcycle and Bicycle sectors. INTERMOT 2010 played host to 1,106 exhibitors from 36 countries, along with 52,394 trade visitors from 108 countries. Product Categories to be showcased at INTERMOT 2012 are: MOTORCYCLES Motorized vehicles, trailers and sidecars, components and accessories for motorcycles, engines and components, electrical equipment, clothing, motorcyclist gear, machines, tools, workshop and shop equipment, miscellaneous, raw materials, semi-finished products, packaging materials, lubricants, gear-box/transmission oil, motorcycle care products. BICYCLES Bicycles, electric-powered bikes and components and systems for e-bikes, parts and accessories for bicycles/electric-powered bikes of all kinds, machines, tools, workshop and shop equipment, clothing, driver's equipment for cyclists, tourism.

Contacts:
Volker Wirsdorf, Frankfurt
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-69-7535 3150
Volker.Wirsdorf@trade.gov
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
Mette Petersen, Koelnmesse Inc. Cologne International Trade Fairs

Phone: 773-326-9921
m.petersen@koelnmessenafta.com

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