As well as staging the Tube India International 2008 and Schweissen & Schneiden India 2008 events in the coming weeks, Messe Dusseldorf India Pvt. Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, will also be holding the 2nd Metallurgy India 2008 with more than 110 exhibitors and overseas companies present.

All 3 shows will be held concurrently from 13th – 15th February 2008 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, as the Indian capital plays host to the event for the first time. Spread over 9000 sq metres of area, the show will have over 200 exhibitors from across the globe and the 3-day event will showcase state-of-the-art-technology from the top tube & pipe, metallurgy and welding, cutting and joining companies, suppliers, distributors, and raw material suppliers. The show will also provide a unique platform both Indian and international exhibitors to display and also have interactions with the key decision makers from the industry.

As explored by gasworld’s recent Asian analysis feature, the Indian economy is now believed to be one of the fastest emerging economies in the world and industrial production contributes to around a fifth of India’s economic expansion. Internal demand for steel in the Indian and wider Asian market is yet again seen as a prevailing factor for growth and demand for oxygen and ASU capacity in this area. Such growth in the metallurgy and in particular steel industry, could inevitably continue to fuel the demand for industrial gases and provide a platform for future projects and investment in the region.

Speaking of the upcoming events, Udo Schuertzmann, Managing Director of Messe Dusseldorf India Pvt. Ltd, commented, “The growing need to improve infrastructure in the country today is an immense opportunity providing ample scope for improvement in this area. To highlight the growing needs, changes, growth and the constant innovations in the Tube and Pipes, metallurgy and welding industries worldwide, these shows bring together the best companies from both India and abroad. This exclusive platform is not only likely to attract overseas investment in this sector but will also establish India as a major manufacturing base.”

“With the dawn of liberalization, there has been a remarkable growth in industries such as oil and gas, automobile industry and the overall infrastructure industry.”