ABF, a.s.


Looking back at this year’s Set of Industrial Trade Fairs

THE INDUSTRIAL TRADE FAIRS 2016 are already over. Within the framework of this year’s set, FOR INDUSTRY, FOR ENERGO, FOR LOGISTIC, FOR 3D, FOR INFOSYS were organised with attendance of 202 exhibitors on a gross exhibition area of 7,000 m2. Together with the industrial trade fairs, also the REKLAMA/POLYGRAF Trade Fair was organised at the PVA EXPO Prague Exhibition Centre. Altogether 13,894 professional visitors came to see the event.

An interesting professional accompanying programme was prepared for visitors for the entire 4 days in 5 halls. The exhibitors could register their news into the already traditional GRAND PRIX competition, and the best exhibition expositions within the framework of the TOP EXPO competition were publicly announced as well. In this competition, the trade fair organiser evaluated the most interesting and the most creative expositions in two categories: FLEX-Elektronářadí, s.r.o. won in the category up to 50m2, while the exposition of TAJMAC – ZPS a.s. was the winner in the category over 50m2.  We would like to congratulate all winners and express our thanks to both the exhibitors and visitors. Already now you can see photographs from the trade fair, and the official Final Report will follow soon. We will keep you informed about the innovations and next year’s edition.

19.05.2016 14:01:48 more

Awards in the GRAND PRIX competition

Altogether 12 exhibits were registered in the competition for the best exhibit/technology, which was organised by ABF, a.s. The assessment criteria included technical characteristics, progressive technologies, innovation level, material, energy savings, ecological aspects, competitive edge, as well as application in the market. Valuation of the GRAND PRIX competition took place on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. The Expert Jury chaired by doc. Ing. Stanislav Maňas, CSc. appraised the following exhibits which obtained the GRAND PRIX awards without specification of a detailed order: CheckGIS (CheckTerra s.r.o.), mobile CNC milling centre XYZ 2-OP (REXIM spol. s r.o.), battery for balancing fluctuations of solar power plants and energy storage (HE3DA, s.r.o.).

The GRAND PRIX Honourable Mention was granted to ARC-H a.s. for FASTMIG X and to s.r.o. for DF 5HD TOOLS. 

We would like to thank all the registered firms and congratulate the winners!

19.05.2016 13:37:27 more

The Spring Set of Industrial Fairs presents new technologies

On 10 May 2016, the gates of this year's Spring Set of Industrial Trade Fairs have opened. On the first day, top power engineering professionals met at the international ENERGO SUMMIT. The event was officially commenced by a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by Pavel Sehnal, chairman of the board of directors of ABF, a.s.; Václav Sochor, director of the energy efficiency department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade; Vladimír Dlouhý, president of the Czech Chamber of Commerce; Michaela Chaloupková, member of the board of directors of CEZ Group and director of its administration division; and Jan Prokš, director of the Electrical and Electronic Association of the Czech Republic. More than 200 exhibitors present their products on more than 7,000 square meters of gross exhibition area. The FOR INUDSTRY, FOR ENERGO, FOR LOGISTIC, FOR 3D and FOR INFOSYS trade fairs will take place in the PVA EXPO PRAGUE exhibition centre until Friday, 13 May 2016. Visitors are able to see new technologies in the machinery industry, e-mobility, state-of-the-art 3D technologies, virtual reality and IT in industry, and many other sectors.  

11.05.2016 14:12:21 more

World premiere: B-spindle of the Manurhin K´MX 816 machine will be presented at the FOR INDUSTRY trade fair

At its stand, the TAJMAC company will for the first time present its machine K´MX 816 milling and drilling inclined plances and inclined holes. The B-spindle has three positions for ER 16 collets, 5,000 rev/min, 4.4 Nm, tilt +- 90°. The machine will be making a segment of a photograph frame.

09.05.2016 10:44:29 more

MESPO to support international scientific and technical cooperation

The Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic is one of the expert guarantors of the FOR ENERGO, FOR INDUSTRY and FOR INFOSYS Trade Fairs also in 2016. At its stand, the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic will inform about its activities, activities of its specialised sections and about the activities of support of international cooperation in the field of engineering research, especially with the help of the MESPO project. This project supports participation of Czech scientific and research institutions, scientists and experts in international programmes of research and development, and provides information about possibilities of international cooperation in such areas as:

- European programmes of international cooperation in the field of research and development,

- International bilateral agreements on scientific and technical cooperation,

- Other possibilities of individual international cooperation between research and engineering institutions.

At the stand it will be possible to obtain information as well as advice and consultancy concerning expert activities of the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic. The contact person is Ing. Petr Hladík, Ph.D., FEng., e-mail address:

29.04.2016 09:28:52 more

Bulgarian company EMKA JSC is looking for cooperation with local producers of motors, transformers, generators

The FOR ENERGO 2016  fair will attend also the Bulgarian company EMKA JSC, which manufactures insulated cables and wires, enamelled copper wires, winding wires and PVC compounds for cable production.

At the Spring set of Industrial Fairs, the company is searching for cooperation with the local  producers of motors, electrical motors, transformers, generators, welding machines,or pumps. The company is also searching for partnership with trade companies and distributors companies for insulated cables and wires.

If you are interested in meeting with this company at the  FOR ENERGO fair, please read more...

01.04.2016 12:16:19 more

New model of the PINACHO universal lathe at DK MACHINERY

The DK Machinery company completed its product range with PINACHO universal CNC lathes already twenty years ago. By doing so it extended its offer of forming machines also with machine tools at that time. Together with deliveries of press brakes, scissors and laser machining centres the range of universal CNC lathes was gradually extended also with machining centres. Besides this, the company started to offer also production lathes and long-turn CNC automatic machines so that the firm could be able to offer modern machines for both forming and machining.

At the FOR INDUSTRY Trade Fair it will be possible to see a new model of the PINACHO ST 225 x 1000 universal lathe equipped with a hydraulic clamping system and the automatic tool head for twelve tools. It means that various configurations enable this machine to be used for both a single-piece production system and a recurrent medium-series production system, all at an excellent price-to-performance ratio. The Forming Division will present the APHS press brake in a length of 1250mm with a tonnage of 40t. This machine will be equipped with the top Delem control system with a touch screen, which can be delivered to all lengths and capacities of our press brakes. Visitors will be able to try its excellent compatibility with the external SW as well.

30.03.2016 15:11:29 more

AXA CNC stroje s.r.o. at the FOR INDUSTRY Trade Fair

AXA CNC stroje s.r.o. has been operating on the market for 16 years and is divided into two divisions. The first division deals with production of machine tools and equipment, while the other division of the company uses the AXA machines for commercial production of parts intended for the aviation industry, moulds and other shaped elements. The beginnings of the company before its merger with the Germany-based company AXA Entwicklungs - und Maschinenbau GmbH date back to the 1990s when it was operating as a machinery engineering company with a focus on overhauls of machines and machining of technologically complex shaped products.

30.03.2016 15:08:02 more

Optimization of cricital processes in form designing and form manufacturing

The TD-IS, s.r.o. company will present its solution for optimization of critical processes in design and production. The portfolio of products offered includes both original solutions and applications of prestigious companies like Autodesk or Oracle; the portfolio consists of DMS / PLM / ERP and CAD/CAM/CAE solutions. The company is Autodesk's specialized partner for Product Design & Manufacturing Simulations.

You can learn how to use Inventor HSM to develop boring systems in cooperation with AXA – CNC Stroje s.r.o. The presentation of the TD-IS company will take place on Friday 13 May at 9:30 a.m. in conference room no. 3 in the entrance hall of PVA EXPO PRAGUE.

30.03.2016 14:57:23 more

“Industry 4.0 – IT future in industry” presentation at the FOR INDUSTRY Trade Fair

The business environment is undergoing continuous changes, which holds for industry as well. For several last years, the innovations, new inventions and research have markedly changed the actual functioning of businesses, their corporate processes, methods of corporate management as well as the manners in which data is collected and analysed. At present, the companies are able to collect large quantities of the data from various sites – from a manufacturing line up to the data entered manually in the accounting system. The future of the industry therefore consists in IT solutions which ensure, across the entire organisation, a single interface, data necessary for better decision making processes from a single place or uniform manufacturing as well as managing corporate processes.

07.03.2016 10:33:30 more