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Press release - summary of HPS 2004

More than 200 companies from 13 countries, namely: Austria, Czechs, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, and Poland presented their business offer at the 5th International Fair for Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Control and Drives, that took place on 19th till 21st October 2004 at the premises of the Katowice International Fair.

The rank of our exhibition was manifested not only by a number of exhibitors but also by a high honorary patronage of the Minister of Economy, Labour and Social Policy as well as the Corporation of Hydraulic/Pneumatic Drives and Control. Patronage of the media was performed by Polish key trade magazines as: 'Hydraulika i Pneumatyka' (Hydraulics and Pneumatics) and 'Napędy i Sterowanie' (Drives and Control), 'Pneumatyka' (Pneumatics) and “Energoelektronika”.

HPS 2004 was visited by more than 6000 specialists interested in presented products.
The HPS Fair in Katowice enjoyed an opinion to be a good business fair. The number of foreign exhibitors, interested in effective presentation of their offers in the Polish Market and looking for competent and experienced representatives in Poland as well as in Russia and Ukraine, increases from one event to the next one. It has to be pointed out that among Fair visitors there are more and more professionals from Eastern markets. This years event was visited by customers from France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Czechs, Slovakia, the Ukraine and Hungary.

Professionals, visiting the HPS 2004 Fair, had opportunity to take acquaintance with business offers of such widely renown and highly reputable companies as: Bosch Rexroth, Hydac, Tubes, Sauer-Danfoss, Internormen Technology, Parker Hannifin, Rectus, Ara Pneumatik, Prema, Ponar, Hydromar, Hydroster, Festo, Ticon, KTR, SMC, Denison Hydraulics, Iow Trade, Inco Veritas, Gossler, Economos, Lotos, Petro-Oil, Bibus-Menos, Waryński-Hydraulika, Waryński-Stargard, Stomil Bydgoszcz, Hansa-Flex , Oiltech, C.C. Jensen, Manuli Hydraulics, Katpol, Metal Work, Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Ulmer, Hallite Seals Intern., Hydrokrak and many others.
The full list of companies exhibited on HPS 2004 can be found under “EXHIBITORS” button in the main menu.

A two-year cycle of the HPS Fair events provide companies with chances to prepare many novelties to exhibit at their fair stands. Here are some few novelties presented on HPS 2004:
- high pressure hoses of Dunlop Hiflex,
- ball valves of Argus,
- RS12 distributors of electrohydraulic control of 'HYDRAL' Commercial Service
Company, Ltd., from Strzelin, Poland
- high pressure pipe connections, pressure converters and air treatment units
of Paks’D and Parker Hannifin,
- electric servo-motors of VESTA Pneumat System,
- compact servo-motors satisfying ISO requirements, distributing valves with
electromagnetic or pneumatic control of PREMA S.A.,
- PLUS 1 – a new family of microprocessor control of Sauer-Danfoss,
- PTO gear pumps of Waryński Hydraulika,
- PZS-04 gear pump for lubrication systems of machines and equipment - at the
stand of Zakłady Hydrauliki Siłowej (Power Hydraulics Plant) from Łódź.
- the Cleanline portable with OPCom is a compact oil maintenance unit. A particle monitor is used to record the oil cleanliness and show it on the display. This unit is made by Argo-Hytos GmbH - KATPOL from Lublin.

The best and most up-to-date products were traditionally awarded in a CONTEST accompanying the Fair. Results of it can be found under “CONTEST” button in the main menu.

The Fair exhibition was accompanied by a traditional Scientific Technical Conference organised by the Katowice International Fair and EMAG Research and Development Centre for Electrical Engineering and Automation, on the second day of the Fair, i.e. 20th October. A guiding title of the Conference was 'The domestic sector of the hydraulics and pneumatics after accession of Poland to the European Union – chances and hazards'.

Detailed programme of conferences can be found under “SEMINARS” button in the main menu.

Summing up, we can say that HPS 2004 was peremptorily a very successful event. We would like to thank to all participants both exhibitors for preparing professional business offer and customers visiting booths for they interest and professional remarks.

We would like to invite you to participate or visit the next edition of HPS 17th-19th October 2006

See you in 2006!

Fair organizers.



Fair organizers:
Miedzynarodowe Targi Katowickie Sp. z o.o.
ul. Bytkowska 1B, PL 40-955 Katowice
tel: +48 32 7899100, fax: +48 32 2540227