Top takeaways from the 2022 EuroBLECH exhibition

Our Sales Director, Andy Walsh, KIMLA Managing Director, Jakub Jarzabek, KIMLA Owner Przemysław Kimla and our Managing Director Alex Dalton.

Back in October, Directors Alex Dalton and Andy Walsh headed to Hanover in Germany for one of the industry’s biggest exhibitions. EuroBLECH is a major event that specifically targets the sheet metal industry, and features a huge global audience of visitors, from manufacturers and suppliers to customers.

The trade show gives the niche sheet metal industry sector a unique opportunity to transfer knowledge, meet worldwide business contacts, and discuss individual manufacturing solutions. 

Daltons Wadkin has been taking big steps into the sheet metal industry over the last 15 years, so Alex and Andy valued the opportunity to meet with some of the industry’s major manufacturers and meet like-minded businesses and people.

Alex described his experience at the event: “It’s one of the biggest shows, if not the biggest show, for sheet metal processing. 

“All of the major manufacturers go there to exhibit their equipment, so myself and Andy made a three-day trip there to scope out the exhibition, visit one of our current suppliers, and also speak to UK customers of ours, of which there were quite a few.

It was a relatively busy show, but one of Alex and Andy’s main priorities was working with Kimla – one of our key suppliers at Daltons Wadkin. 

Their stand featured two fibre lasers: The Extreme Cut Fibre Laser with tower loading system, and the Combo Cut, a fibre laser designed for cutting both sheet materials and tubular sections.

Also on display was the Kimla BFN Linear Drive Milling Machine, which is a fully enclosed miller powered by linear drives on all three axes. We’ve sold plenty of these over the years in the UK for a range of applications; engraving, dye making, enclosure milling etc.

Alex said: “The most insightful thing I took away from the exhibition was how Kimla really does have a lot of unique selling points for their machines that make them a viable option compared to the competition. 

“That said, we’ve already seen that in action. When we talk to customers and take them to the Kimla factory in Poland, 99% of the time it’s a win for us. When you see what they can do, how the machines are built, the strength of the frames, precision engineering techniques and the expected life cycle of Kimla machines, it’s really hard to argue against it.”

You can find out more about the range of Kimla products that we supply at Daltons Wadkin here.

Alternatively, if you’d like to arrange a demonstration of our range of Kimla products and services contact Daltons Wadkin on 0115 9865201, or email