2011 Sponsors 

Gold Sponsors

Geico is a global supplier with over 100 years of experience in the realization of turnkey original coating systems and facilities for the vehicle industry. 

Geico has built its reputation for technical expertise, design skills and effective project management through a policy of continuous research, development and innovation designed to exceed customers expectations. Geico is a flexible company that delivers top-quality plants designed around its customers needs, with each incorporating competitive and environmentally-friendly innovations. 

Becoming the sole owner of Haden’s and Drysys’s IPs, patents and trademarks and being the founder of the allGeicoproject, Geico guarantees its presence and technical/commercial assistance all over the world, while valorising the different cultures and safeguarding local characteristics. 
 
Pardis Innovation Center is Geico’s new R&D facility, located near the company headquarters in Milan, Italy. The primary goal of the Pardis Innovation Center is to test new technology solutions developed by the company’s advanced and value engineering teams in order to meet customer goals with regards to innovation. In addition, in the development and prototyping phase of customer plants, the Pardis Innovation Center is used for testing and optimising technologies and applications before their installation at the final plant.  
 
Beyond being a benchmark for Geico’s research and development, the center allows clients to examine new technologies in the most important phases of the painting process: tanks for pre-treatment and cataphoresis, automated sealing lines, booths for liquid and powder paints, drying ovens, conveyors and systems for handling car bodies, and liquid and dry scrubbers.
 
Geico Website

Siemens offers a uniquely complete range of products, systems and solutions that are perfectly attuned to the needs of the automotive industry. Through our innovations we contribute substantially to our customers’ competitiveness on a global scale.
What counts in the automotive industry is a stable and trustworthy partnership between customer and supplier. Siemens answer to this is an automotive community that unifies the technical know-how and industry competence of a globally-experienced company. Within our Corporate Account Management we maintain a long-term commitment to our partners and deliver the best possible customer support.
Vertical Market Management Automotive
As a partner of Corporate Account Management, VMM Automotive coordinates products and systems business for large projects, from acquisition through to the start of production.
Solutions Team
The Solutions Team elaborates and implements complete solutions for the automotive industry, including automation, assembly and conveyor technology, production logistics, test equipment and diagnostics.

SIEMENS Website

Zebra Technologies Corporation gives customers visibility of critical assets, people and transactions through a broad range of printing and location technologies. Our barcode, card, kiosk and RFID printers, in addition to our real-time location solutions, have made us a recognized global leader in providing enabling solutions that identify, track, and manage critical assets, people and transactions for improved business efficiencies.

Zebra Technologies Website

 
Silver Sponsors

ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots, invents the world first all electric robot in 1974. ABB also provides robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety.
ABB robotics has a full range of business activities in China, including manufacturing, R&D, sales and engineering. Our advanced technology of Robot Automation and Systems including welding, powertrain assembly, press automation, body-in-white and paint process automation, serve the Auto OEMs, Tier 1, as well as such industries as Foundry, Plastic, Consumer Electronics, Food& Beverage and Metal Fabrication in China. 

ABB Website

 

Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It furthermore supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technologies. The Dürr Group operates in the market with three divisions. The Paint and Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technology, especially for car bodies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used in engine and transmission manufacturing and in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. The third division, Clean Technology Systems, is focused on processes to improve energy efficiency and on exhaust air purification. Dürr has 48 business locations in 21 countries worldwide.

Dürr Website

The EMAG Group products cover the entire spectrum of machining processes in the metal working industry. Whether chucked, shaft-type or cubic components − the companies under the EMAG umbrella offer the optimal manufacturing solution for every customer requirement. With its variety of technology centers EMAG has become an important partner in the realization of complete process streams for the manufacture of transmission, engine and chassis components.

Today's demanding batch production, particularly that of the automotive industry – both the manufacturer's and the sub-supplier's – can no longer imagine being without the pick-up turning machine and its subsequent version, the multi-tasking production center. So EMAG became the world's most important manufacturer of this new generation of machines.

EMAG Website

KUKA Robotics (China) Co. Ltd, established in 2000 with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots.
 
KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries and in multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing.

KUKA Website

With many manufacturing facilities worldwide for over 60 years, Pepperl+Fuchs is a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic sensors and components for the global automation market. Continuous innovation, enduring quality, and steady growth guarantees its continued success.

Pepperl+Fuchs Website

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses.

In China, there have been over 1,500 employees located in 25 sales offices (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) serving customers. Rockwell Automation has established five training facilities, one software development center in Dalian, three OEM application and development centers in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing, and manufacturing facilities in Shanghai. The company has been providing the industry with global, advanced products and solution, technical support and training by aligning with channel partners and universities.

Listen. Think. Solve.
Listen Think Solve represents our commitment to understanding customer needs, applying the best automation knowledge, and solving customers' problems with the best industrial control and information solutions to help manufacturers succeed and grow.

Rockwell Automation Website

As the global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000+ employees achieved sales of more than 20 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy”.

Schneider Electric Website
 

With sales totaling US $ 1.86 billion (€ 1.34 billion) and about 8,000 employees, the TRUMPF Group ranks among the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. The three following business divisions are combined under the umbrella of a holding company: Machine Tools/Power Tools, Laser Technology/Electronics and Medical Technology. Its core business is machine tools for flexible sheet metal processing for punching and forming, laser processing and bending. In the field of industrial lasers and laser systems, the company is the technological leader in the world market. With about 60 subsidiaries and branch offices, the Group is represented in almost every European country, in North and South America as well as in Asia.

Trumpf Website

Uddeholm is the world’s leading supplier of tooling materials. Long tradition combined with research and product development equips Uddeholm to solve any tooling problem that may arise.
We produce and deliver high quality tool steel to more than 100.000 customers in almost 100 countries worldwide. Some markets, e.g. the growing Asian market, are served by ASSAB our wholly owned and exclusive sales channel.  
The worldwide automotive industry is one of Uddeholm’s most important market sectors. Every single part of a car is shaped in dies made of tool steel and it takes 1,500 dies to produce a new car. The Uddeholm speciality is to produce specific tool steel for all of these various components. In our global offer to OEMs we focus on products and services on a worldwide basis. Our message is that we have the best products and that we offer both technical and commercial support wherever our customers decide to build their tools or produce their products. We don’t just sell a piece of steel, we sell a full package. Throughout our history, working closely with our customers has been a vital part of our business. Early on, we established contacts with overseas customers and our presence on every continent guarantees the same Swedish high quality tool steel wherever you have your business.  

Uddeholm Website
Assab Website

 
Bronze Sponsors 

 


AIDA is the premier global manufacturer of metalforming presses and continues to take the lead in developing new and innovative stamping solutions.
AIDA worldwide boasts approximately 2 million square feet of manufacturing space, more than1500 associates and a press manufacturing capacity exceeding 2000 presses per year, making AIDA, in units produced, one of the largest press manufacturers in the world.
 

AIDA Website

EISENMANN is a leading international supplier of systems for finishing technology, environmental technology, material flow automation and process and high-temperature technology.

Our employees in Europe, North America and the BRIC countries design and build highly flexible, energy- and resource-efficient plants for customers from the automotive and supplying industry.


EISENMANN Website


 

Germany based SICK Group is a leading global supplier of sensor solutions for Factory Automation, Logistics Automation and Process Automation with sales of around EUR 750 million in 2010.
With the broadest sensor portfolio and leading edge innovations, SICK has been a partner of the automotive industry since 1946. Your global support is ensured by a staff number of more than 5400 and presence in 86 countries.

SICK Website