Austrian plastics machinery manufacturer Wittmann Group has announced that it will not be exhibiting at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen this year.
According to a statement from the management on the company's site, the decision not to participate – ‘in the event of a Fakuma 2020 trade fair actually being held’ – was the result of ongoing uncertainty as to how a trade fair booth could be set up and run in compliance with the necessary safety measures then in force. The decision was not an easy one, the Group stressed, but, as it said in the statement: “Since, as is generally known, large gatherings of people in particular are an ideal breeding ground for a renewed outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the Wittmann Group would rather not expose its associates and visitors to such an incalculable health risk.”
Adding: “Fakuma normally constitutes a top-class trade fair event offering both exhibitors and visitors an excellent platform for introducing and/or exploring new technologies and products. The numerous product presentations we had planned for this year's FAKUMA will now be shown in due course in virtual presentations.”