This premium meeting with top speakers representing global players in the heat treating world has already been recognized as the best access to Central & Eastern European customers. More than 200 registered participants attended already the 1st edition and there were more than 40 exhibitors.
A number of the largest commercial heat treaters in the world such as Bodycote, Hanomag, VacAero and Hauck were present. Also Polish Institutes and Univeristies. Customers came from sectors such as automotive, energy, heavy industry and aerospace. Furnace makers included AFC Holcroft, ALD, ALD-Dynatech, AMP, ECM, Ipsen, IVA, KGO, Remix, Rohde, Rübig, Schmetz, Hermann Schwammberger, Seco/Warwick, Systherms, Tenova, Nitrex and industry suppliers such as Burgdorf, EuroFluid, Avion, SSI, FOKA ENGINEERING, United Process Controls, GTD, Lohmann, Schunk, Kronmeyer, AHOTEC, Herakles, Eclipse, Guenther, Stange, Graphite Materials and German publishing house Vulkan Verlag.
During the first event Michel J. Korwin was inducted into the Heat Treatment Forum Hall of Excellence. This Heat Treatment Forum Award will be recognize achievements of people of the heat treatment industry with the title “Member of the Heat Treatment Forum Hall of Excellence”. Mr. Korwin (owner of Nitrex Metal Inc and United Process Control) became the 1st Member, for his very successful industrial implementation of the controlled gas nitriding idea NITREG. His technology leadership has been proven for years in hundreds of installations worldwide. The second Member (2015) is Mr. Janusz Kowalewski “The Godfather of Globalization”, responsible for several important technology transfers between continents. The waiting crowd of future members is quite large, so please be surprised next year.