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VDMA member companies off to South America

Road show “Cement + Minerals” to be held there for the first time

FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY, April 10, 2013 – The association of construction equipment and building material machinery, which is part of VDMA, will hold its road show called “Cement +Minerals” from May 2nd to 10th, 2013 stopping at Peru, Chile and Brazil.

Seven companies working in the field of cement engineering and mineral processing are joining their forces and will invite South American cement manufacturers and mine operators to come and familiarize themselves with the high tech solutions on secondary breaking, thermal treatment, feeding and screening technology, logistics in the cement industry and laboratory techniques which the Germans have on offer, as well as to discuss their local requirements and challenges and get an expert’s point-of-view.

The program does not only include symposia on technology for each country involved, but also provides for bilateral exchange with representatives of the companies and associations, the relevant German Chambers of Commerce and diplomatic missions. The journey aims at intensifying the business contacts already in place in the individual countries while winning new clients. The Germans are hoping to convince their guests by the modern technology and increase in efficiency and quality they can provide. South America is currently profiting from the high demand in ore worldwide. This is helping to boost economic growth. The industry has to urgently invest in modern equipment in order to be better equipped to convey more material more efficiently.

Mr Lothar Jungemann of Thyssen Krupp is leading the German delegation. He is accompanied by Dr Reinhold Festge of Haver & Boecker, who is also the chairman of the Latin American Initiative by the German Economy (LAI), and Prof. Dr Holger Lieberwirth of Technical University of Freiberg as well as representatives of Loesche, Christian Pfeiffer, Claudius Peters, Toni Technik und FLSmidth Pfister.

The exact dates are: May 2nd/3rd Lima/Peru, May 7th Santiago de Chile/Chile, May 9th São Paulo/Brazil (cement and all other building material industry only) and May 10th in Belo Horizonte/Brazil (mineral engineering only).

The road show is organized in cooperation with the relevant local German Chambers of Commerce.