- Leading interior door manufacturing companies from Villacañas, Ocaña, Murcia, Soria and Valladolid poised to return to the Feria Valencia showcase.
- FIMMA – Maderalia also set to bring together a selection of twenty automatic door manufacturers in a ‘Contract Forum’ geared specifically to this sector.
Valencia, 18th December 2017.- The door sector is poised to make a comeback at FIMMA – Maderalia. Almost all of Spain’s manufacturers of interior doors will be at the upcoming edition of the fair at Feria Valencia (6th-9th February) for what will in effect demonstrate that a sector that had its golden years during the so-called ‘construction boom’ and almost disappeared during the subsequent crisis, has now recovered. In addition to these exhibitors there will be some twenty manufacturers of automatic doors, grouped together around a ‘Contract Forum’ for this particular sector. These companies are being supported by the Spanish Automatic Door Manufacturers Association (APA) and the FIPA show, which runs every other year, also at Feria Valencia.
The reality is that FIMMA – Maderalia continues to add new sectors, positioning itself as Spain’s foremost platform for all suppliers to carpentry, construction and architecture businesses. In this context, doors have emerged as one of the key segments of Valencian output. The leading manufacturers that managed to survive the crisis unscathed have definitely set their faith in FIMMA – Maderalia and will be exhibiting from 6th to 9th next February with the aim of opening new lines of business in areas such as international exports and restoration, refurbishment and new property development projects in the domestic marketplace.
Interior and safety doors
Exhibitors in this area that have already confirmed their presence at the fair include Uniarte, Puertas Cuesta, Artevi – exhibiting as Arteviblock –, Carpintería San Rafael and Puertas Castalla. The fair will also be featuring exhibits by the major groups and conglomerates that have formed as a result of the industry’s restructuring such as Grupo Empresarial Dimoldura, which encompasses manufacturers such as Puertas Carsal, Portadeza Puertas, Puertas Dimara and Molduras Dymco and is headquartered in Catalonia.
FIMMA – Maderalia will also be hosting companies such as Puertas Dierre, Norma Doors and Marcos Martínez Minguela next February, which are based in Murcia, Soria and Valladolid respectively and complete the circle of the regional output that will be represented in Valencia.
Joining these companies in the so-called interior doors sector is another important facet of the world of doors: safety doors, which will be represented by manufacturers including SegureStil, Talleres Ruíz López, Imadeco and Puertas Acorazadas Santoyo.
Automatic Door Contract Forum
In another major initiative, the upcoming edition of FIMMA – Maderalia will see the launch of its dedicated automatic doors showcase, which is being staged around a new event titled the ‘Automatic Door Contract Forum’. This is a segment of industry with very distinct features that is highly geared to business channels related to the contract sector and fitting out communal facilities.
This sector does in fact have its own showcase within Feria Valencia’s exhibition schedule: FIPA, the International Fair for Automatic Doors, which was held for the first time in February this year and was a resounding success in terms of both exhibitor and visitor numbers. As it is a biennial event, the next edition of FIPA will be in February 2019.
Before then, the upcoming edition of FIMMA – Maderalia will include a dedicated event titled ‘Automatic Door Contract Forum’. Staged in pavilion N2P6, the event will feature a significant number of exhibitors from the sector, including members of APA and exhibitors at FIPA, namely Geze, EntreMatic, Persax, Portalum, Master Ingenieros, Speed Door, Dormakaba, Metal Blinds, Manusa, Efaflex, Rutalchi, Motion4, Novelforis Automatismos, AGM, MBP Ibérica, Holux, Door System, Valux, Medva and Sésamo.
A working party comprised of members of the Feria Valencia, FIPA, Spanish Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (APA) and trade publisher PA Ediciones (Puertas Automáticas Ediciones) management teams has been created to co-ordinate the event. These organisations have driven the ‘Automatic Door Contract Forum’ initiative between them and will also be putting together an extensive programme of relevant activities, workshops and lectures to complement the product displays, that will roll out over the four days of the fair.