Meinerzhagen, Germany-based gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH has now also announced that it will not be actively attending the Fakuma 2020 trade fair.
The supplier of cooling, temperature control and water supply systems for the plastics processing industry said that regardless of the pending decision of the organiser as to whether the trade fair can take place with the requisite safety and hygiene measures in place, it will abstain from attending the trade fair ‘in the usual form in the interest of the health of our customers and employees’.
Acknowledging the importance of the Fakuma trade fair for the plastics-processing industry, gwk has nevertheless decided to put the health of everyone involved first. Instead, the company will network with its customers, partners and friends via alternative channels for the time being.
"For us, trade fairs have always been a place for encounters and close exchanges. Unfortunately, these aspects have to take a back seat in the current situation," explained Nicolai Küls, Managing Director of gwk, in the statement announcing the decision.
All contact persons may be reached via the available alternative channels, and gwk invites everyone to do so. Also, all gwk’s products are currently available without any restrictions, the company said.