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Taking the Façade & Fenestration Industry to New Heights Zak Expo, Mumbai
South-Asia’s leading show on fenestration, aluminium extrusion, glass and glazing industry, was held successfully at the MMRDA Exhibition Centre, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai from 6th to 9th December 2018. The 10th edition of Zak Aluminium Extrusions Expo, the 15th edition of Zak Doors & Windows Expo, and the 16th edition of Zak Glass Technology Expo witnessed a huge gathering of industry leaders, architects, builders and consultants. The exhibition impressed the exhibitors as well as the visitors with the riveting display of latest advancements in windows, doors, railings, curtainwall systems, cladding, hardware, fixing systems and much more. The expo saw participation from a huge segment which included glass, doors & windows, and aluminium industry. More than 600 domestic as well as international brands showcased their products and technologies in this four days exhibition. The event also witnessed a remarkable visitor footfall, with over 5000 industry members marking their presence.
Renowned for its quality and innovation over the past 15 years, the Zak Expo 2018 was held successfully at the MMRDA Exhibition Centre, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai. The Zak expo constituted of three concurrent fairs — 10th Zak Aluminium Extrusions Expo, 15th Zak Doors & Windows Expo, and 16th Zak Glass Technology Expo, which have offered unmatched business opportunities to both national as well as international players from the industry to learn and explore the future trend of the Indian market and the latest technologies.
The Zak Expo is one of the most distinctive and comprehensive annual event for façade and fenestration industry, showcasing latest products and techniques. The show serves as a perfect platform for the players across the glass and fenestration sector to network and develop their business relationship. The Zak Expo 2018 proved to be the country’s premier platform for experts to share their expertise and to have open discussion on what can be the future trends in Indian fenestration sector. The key players came under one roof and met their respective buyers or sellers to explore the opportunities to grow their business. This event not only helped the companies to grow their business but also helped them to unveil and market their new launches. The show provided an ideal platform for professionals to network and exchange their ideas.
Extending the International presence from the previous year, the expo saw participation from over 30 countries from across the world. The participating countries were: USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Turkey, UAE, China, Japan, Korea, etc.
There were some big Indian and international brands, including Schüco, Kinlong, Lisec, Bottero, Hegla, Benteler, NCL Veka, Alupure, SchlegelGiesse, Nexion, Fundermax, Salamander and many more.
The exhibitors and visitors augur well for the Indian glass, glazing, windows, doors and aluminium extrusion industry. They took full advantage of the opportunity to exchange ideas and information, numerous business prospects were generated and cooperation agreements reached
As one of the biggest show of the Industry, it had the exhibition area of more than 30,000 Sq m. The exhibition showcased technologies, products, equipments etc., under one roof. The products which were showcased in the exhibition included doors, windows, façade elements, allied products, raw materials, railings, cladding, machineries, fenestration and façade accessories, hardware, extrusion technologies, glass products, etc.
The expo received appreciation from the industry for its quality and the way it was managed. The exhibitors were overwhelmed by the response they received in the exhibition.
Behind the success of every show, the visitors play a vital role. The success of the show not only depends on the exhibitors but it also depends on the quantity as well as quality of the visitors. The Zak Expo 2018 had registered the visitor footfall of over 25,000. The visitors profile included architects, builders, manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, consultants, students, officials from housing development, government authorities, etc.
The Zak Doors & Windows exhibition was inaugurated by the Mayor of Mumbai, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and Zak Glasstech was inaugurated by Subhash Desai, Minister of Industries, Maharashtra State Government. The inauguration ceremony was followed by lighting of the lamp. In the inaugural speech Syed Zakir Ahmed, Chairman, Zak Group, welcomed all the exhibitors. The inaugural ceremony was studded by the experts from fenestration industry and many well-known professionals shared their thoughts on the current scenario of fenestration industry. They congratulated the organisers for the success of the past shows and gave their best wishes for the further editions.
A concurrent training on glass was also organised by the Federation of Safety Glass (FOSG) and GSC Glass Ltd to enhance the knowledge of the industry members. This master session was conducted by Sharanjit Singh, Chairman, GSC Group – an expert of glass Industry. The participants got to know about various glass technologies and products which are currently in trend. With Sharanjit Singh’s vast experience, the participants learned about different types of glasses and their manufacturing technologies. They got the chance to see them live on exhibitors’ stall. They were convinced on the use of quality glass relevant products for various projects and the need for ISI certification for the products, which is going to be mandatory for all projects in the coming year.
This year’s edition has proven to be the best expo for the industry till date and this is affirmed by the rebooking of stalls for the next edition, which has already begun from the last day of the expo. The expo has touched new heights and reached the milestone which was set in the previous year. The show has already proved itself as the most preferred choice for the exhibitors to participate in. The momentum and consistency it has shown in past 16 years is a clear indication of the further growth of this expo.
Making the show a big Success in 2018, the organisers have already announced the dates for the next edition. The next edition of this India’s largest international exhibition on glass, doors & windows, and aluminium extrusions will be held from December 12 to 15, 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. For more information, visit: https:// zakgroup.com/
What the Participants Say
We have been participating in the expo for the past 10 years. This exhibition is a good platform for the companies to showcase and launch new products. It is also a very good show for the architects and developers to visit and get awareness about the new products and technologies. The progress of this industry is seen here and the exhibition is moving on the right path.
Baiju Mehta, Business Head,
Alupure, Profine India Window Technology Pvt LtdZak Expo is a good platform for exposure and this is the reason behind our participation in this show. The participants are very relevant to our industry. We have launched new products in Zak Exhibition this year. We have already made the plan to participate in next year’s edition. Atul Vijayvergia, AGM – Facade,
Nexion International Pvt LtdZak Expo is a great platform to showcase our products and technologies. The quality of the visitors was too good. We met our clients including fabricators and architects. I would like to thank Zak team for organising the expo wonderfully. I look forward to the next edition of Zak Expo in 2019.
Abhishek Kale, Area Manager – India, SobincoIt is a great exhibition and is the only trade show in India for our industry. We have been participating in the Zak expo since its inception. LGF sysmac has been engaged in the supply of high quality machineries for aluminium and uPVC fabrication for a long time. We also supply hardwares for aluminium and uPVC doors & windows and facades. We have Europeans partners like Alu Alpha, UCS, Mueller etc., and they all are exhibiting in this exhibition. We have been exhibiting in Zak expo from past 15 years. Zak expo is growing bigger every year.
Ashim Chugh, Director, LGF sysmac We have been participating in the Zak Expo for the past few years. It is the best platform to meet different people from the Industry and we get a chance to increase our distribution network. It is a good show to showcase your products and your business.
Harpreet Singh, Director, Awesome Designs Our experience with Zak Expo has been very good for the fourth time. Our association with Zak has been very strong and we look forward to continue it. The future for Zak as well as for Schüco is very good and our partnership will always grow to new heights.
Ashish Kapoor, Sales Director, SchücoThis edition of Zak Expo was bigger than before, there was more participation of the companies and lot of new products were displayed there. The Zak Expo helps to gain knowledge and awareness on new technologies and innovative products.
Sharanjit Singh, Founder Chairman, GSC Glass Ltd Zak is a good platform to meet new people and explore new products. The new products we get to see in Zak expo are beneficial for all the customers from all around the world. Lot of innovations are happening in India and Zak gives a stage to the companies to unveil their products in front of the people. The main benefit of this expo is that it gives us the chance to meet all our existing customers under one roof.
Hardik Panchal, General Manager, Orgadata We have been participating in Zak Expo for past 14 years. We have seen changes in Zak Expo in the past decade and the number of exhibitors are increasing every year. As compared to the last year, this year the footfall of visitors has increased and the participation of international companies is also remarkable.
Allen Chen, Managing Director, Kin Long Hardware (India) Pvt Ltd We have been participating in the Zak Expo for almost last 10 years. This year, we have showcased our aluminium system range for the first time. The expo has amazing quality of visitors. We are very happy with the response we got for our Alupure Aluminium systems.
NürnbergMesse and Zak Expo have joined hands, so now it has become a much bigger platform. We will continue our participation in this exhibition.
Farid Khan, Director and CEO, profine GmbH For us, lot of B2B sales have happened in this expo. We found many suppliers as well as customers in this expo. We met many architects and developers here and made few new contacts. It is a good expo for doing B2B sales. A great show for our industry.
Smita Limaye, Country Manager, Aluminco This year Zak Expo has showcased new facade elements and added new facade companies. The number and quality of visitors has also increased. This year in Zak Expo, new kind of product categories have also been displayed over there. Overall, good experience for us.
Kapil Chikodi, Head – Business Development, Glass Wall Systems For us, Zak is about credibility. We are really privileged to participate in Zak Expo. Companies from all around the world are participating in this exhibition. We really wish a big success to all the participants and Zak’s team.
Dharmesh Shah, Business Head – India, Dow Chemical International Pvt Ltd This is our first time in Zak Expo. The response is very good and the way people have designed their stalls is very inspiring. The new systems for windows & doors, facades and cladding are really very good. The visitors are industry specific, so the quality of the visitors is up-to-the-mark.
Divyam Shah, Director, Euro Panel Products Pvt Ltd Zak is a very good platform for facade and fenestration industry. All the solutions related to Facade and Fenestration industry are present under one roof. The footfall was very good this year.
JK Sharma, VP Marketing, Global Aluminium Zak is a very good platform for the industry to come together. The industry is making lots of improvement every year and it requires such big scale events to take place more often, and I think Zak has been doing a wonderful job in this area. These kind of events inspire the people to take next steps.
Jimmy Tyagi, Executive Director, Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd The Zak Expo is a perfect event for facade and fenestration industry. The visitors’ quality are very good. We are very happy to be the part of Zak Expo and we will continue our participation with Zak in future also.
Manav Gupta, Director, Stylam Industries Ltd.
We have been participating in Zak expo for a long time. Since its inception, the Zak expo has shown a consistent growth and improvement. This is the only expo in India which is relevant to us and for other industry players.
Pratap Singh, VP (Asia), Windowmaker Software We have been participating in Zak Expo for a long time. I believe that Zak Expo 2018 is very different and better from its previous editions. The Indian as well as international events, like the Zak Expo and Conferences, have brought new and innovative products, and technologies particularly the hardware for doors & windows.
Navin Keswani, Director, Aluplex India Pvt. Ltd. We have been participating in Zak Expo for the past few years. We have got a good mileage from this exhibition and it has also helped us in increasing our brand awareness.
B. Jayarama Krishna, GM Marketing, PlastOne UPVC Profiles Pvt Ltd Zak is India’s one of the top exhibitions in which the whole industry of windows, doors and facades comes under one roof. It is the one point solution where all the developers and architects come together to find new solutions and meet the industry people. We have been participating in this expo for quite a long time and we will have this association in future also.
Makrand Kendre, Area Sales Manager – India, Renson VentilationThis is our first time in the Zak expo and we find it a very good and useful show for us. We got the chance to connect with people from all over the India. We also got new enquiries for our products through this exhibition.
Shankesh Rathore, Proprietor, Champion Coats Industries We have been participating in the Zak expo for the last 10 years. This expo has provided us many dealers from all over India. I am really thankful to Zak Expo, it has helped us a lot in increasing our distribution area. Dong Shuhong (Melisa), Head of Sales – India, Kinbon