2015 was a record-breaking year. In addition to a 10% increase of the exhibition area, Industrie Lyon proposed a comprehensive offer to nearly 20,500 professionals, an increase of over 17%. The 859 exhibitors met with project-bearing visitors looking for innovations and solutions to revive French manufacturing. They welcomed the business, with orders for investment and consumables signed at the booths. The trend toward recovery still lacks long-term visibility.
At the start of Industrie Lyon’s gala evening, the 4 winners of the Trophées de l’Innovation and the Special Mention entry were unveiled in front of over 900 guests. This was the most successful edition of the Trophées de l’Innovation, with 148 innovations showcased.
In the Environment category: Sogal, Cyanide-free silver plating processes
In the Ergonomics category: Mecanolav-Ridel, Loading/unloading system using a rotary table based on the MecanoFASTconcept
In the Productivity catogory: Emuge Franken, Taraud Punch Tap
In the Technology category: Faro, Measuring arm with Laser Edge Scanarm HD
Special Mention: Akeo Plus: Intelligent Kitting mobile robot IKR 4.0
For the first time, Industrie awarded a Manager of the Year trophy, recognizing the men and women who innovate within their company.
The Manager of the Year 2015 was awarded to Jean-Claude Gas, CEO of SGAME, which
began the ISO 26000 certification process in 2013 and received the highest level
(AAA excellence) in 2014 without any outside assistance. Since then, the work environment and financial results have significantly improved.
Ambition for the 2016 edition
The 2016 edition of Industrie Paris will be ambitious and continue to anchor the exhibition as the annual meeting of production technologies, thanks in particular to the price freeze on booths, the extension of Inside INdustrie to 3 major clients of French manufacturing, and the invitation of the top 100 managers of French factories to Industrie Paris 2016, at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center (Parc des Expos).