Different from the previous years some premium brand manufacturers didn’t participate in the show. 95% of the exhibition was focused on China’s local bearing manufacturers. 70% of the foreign exhibitors was from Japan or Korea.
Within the Chinese manufacturers the amount of Shandong bearing manufacturers was much higher as during the years before. The town Shandong is well know for low-quality or counterfeit bearing production. It seems that the local producers in this town have invested during the last years in new production equipment and can benefit from very attractive local tax, labor, land and finance regulations for the production of bearings. This situation is raising questions amongst other Chinese bearing manufacturers which are locted in Zhejiang, Jiangsu or similar regions who don’t benefit from this special local tax, labor, land and finance regulations.
The main hall was allocated for the high-tech and A brand manufacturers such as NTN, NSK, JTEKT, HIWIN, TPI, Minebea, FYH and grease producer Klüber as well as China’s premium brands ZWZ, ZYS, HRB, TMB, and LYC were present in the main hall. NN Inc., the premium class bearing ball and cage producers took part for the second time to the Shanghai International Bearing Exhibition.
The fair was divided into 3 main Halls where more than 800 exhibitors and 50000 visitors came together according to the CBIA (Chinese Bearing Industry Association).
Except the exhibition, a Bearing Summit Forum in order to discuss the trendsof bearing market, case studies and the connection between production/demand and a series of technical seminars was held in Chinese language.
The exhibitors can be divided into the following groups:
1)Bearings and related products:
Standard Bearings, Special bearings, Bearing Components, Bearings Grease, Lubricates and related Chemical Products
CNC Lathe, Grinder & Super-finishing Machine, Metal Forming Machine, Cold Rolling Machine, Hot Rolling Machine, Heat Treatment and Surface Treatment equipment, Inspection, Measuring, Gauging and Testing Equipment, Other Machine Tool Auxiliary Equipment
Abrasive Product, Cutting Tool, Work-Holding Devices & Related Products, Information and Consultation Services
We are curious to see how the Chinese bearing industry will develop further till the next exhibition in 2018,