May 13, 2017, was the final day of the first edition of EXPOMAFE - Brazil International Machine Tool and Industrial Automation Exhibition, at São Paulo Expo, in São Paulo. Brazil's largest event for the industry, the show gathered 400 exhibitors representing 630 major national and international brands from all segments of the metalworking industry, and was considered a success by the organizers and exhibiting companies.
For José Velloso, Executive President of ABIMAQ – The Brazilian Machinery Builders Association, the show took place at an important time of bringing industrial facilities up to date. "The crisis is behind us, and after nearly three years without investment, the business community knows they need to update their lines to begin recovering productivity earnings and competitiveness. EXPOMAFE fulfilled that mission of presenting the latest technology to the industry," he said.