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Welcome to our international Manufacturing page. It provides the most recent market research, trade leads and event information. Our worldwide team of Manufacturing Specialists is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. With team members in key manufacturing regions of the U.S. and in foreign markets, trade specialists and industry experts are standing ready to aid your firm.

With the depreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Euro, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are beginning to explore opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S.

What is new in the Manufacturing Industry?

The Manufacturing industry has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy for decades, and has provided well paying jobs for a variety of skill levels. The industry’s position is now challenged by global competition, changes in technology, and worldwide economic conditions. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, we strive to provide assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness.

Market Research

Trade Events

  • NPE 2012 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, FL April 2-5, 2012. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details: http://export.gov/main/industry/manufacturing/eg_main_044491.asp
  • International Woodworking Show 2012 – August 22-25th, 2012, World Trade Center Atlanta, Georgia. Showtime services available. For details please click here.

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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:
Mette Petersen, Koelnmesse Inc. Cologne International Trade Fairs

Phone: 773-326-9921
m.petersen@koelnmessenafta.com
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
Volker Wirsdorf, Frankfurt
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-69-7535 3150
Volker.Wirsdorf@trade.gov