The “sales action” at USETEC 2013 will be even more intense than usual. A live auction of used machinery is planned for the opening day of the trade fair. This will be organised by USETEC’s technical sponsor, the FDM, Trade Association for Machine Tools + Tooling in Bonn. All USETEC exhibitors are invited to participate in the auction, which will give the event a unique character. The approx. 450 exhibitors at USETEC will continue to display an extraordinary range of used machinery for every branch of industry. Presentations at the trade fair stands remain the most important source of information for trade fair visitors, who want to buy high quality used machinery from specialists and value the comprehensive and professional advice they can provide.
“The live auction at the trade fair is yet another highlight at USETEC. Trade fairs are about seeing, touching, meeting and interacting. These are the focuses of activity at the exhibitors’ stands where machinery is on display throughout the three days of the event – but the live auction on the first day will reinforce and intensify the trade fair experience,” says a confident Willi Schneegaß, President of the FDM and owner of ipros Industrie-Produkte-Service GmbH from Iserlohn.
“At USETEC 2013, we will be providing additional areas for machines going under the hammer – both indoors and outdoors. Bidders should inspect the machines they can bid for,” explains Florian Hess, Managing Director of Hess GmbH in Weingarten/Baden. “Some exhibitors will not put any exhibits up for auction, some technologies are simply not suitable. For example, this is true of very large and expensive machines that are customised to the meet the specific needs of the buyer and of which only a few are sold each year,” he continues. Many exhibitors have already announced that they will be transporting extra machines to the trade fair for the auction. Consequently, there will be considerably more machines on show at USETEC 2013 than ever before.
The auction is scheduled for the first day of the trade fair, Monday, 22 April 2013, in a central area of Hall 6 at Koelnmesse. The general concept has been agreed; the details will be finalised in the coming weeks in conjunction with the association and major exhibitors.
USETEC 2013 will open one day after the end of bauma/Munich. It will take place from Monday, 22 to Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at the trade fair site in Cologne. USETEC features a comprehensive range of used machinery and equipment for every sector and branch of industry. Further information is available at www.usetec.com.