According to Sign & Graphic Imaging (SGI), Dubai, metal and engraving industry is a fast-growing multi-billion-dollar industry in the MENA region. "This industry continues to grow leaps and bounds due to the growing demand for their services within several vertical industries," stated a press statement from SGI. Delegates from ABB, Accumech, ATAD, Masonlite, Business Point and Smart Triangle among other organizations actively participated in the sixth edition of the SGI Dubai Knowledge series.

The participants felt that the sectors that are being closely monitored by this industry and perceived as the next growth generator would include schools & universities, automotive, marine, metal fabrication, signage, kitchen, switchgear, firefighting, air conditioning, job shoppers, oil & gas and the government sector.

“When we started this journey 23 years ago, the metal and engraving industry was not evolved, however, today things have drastically changed, and the end consumer requires products that adhere to absolute precision.  Our endeavour is to create such platforms to understand the pulse of the industry. The idea is to formulate strategies to support the players within this industry, address their challenges and also at the same time identify opportunities. SGI Dubai 2020 would be the ideal global platform for these innovative equipment manufacturers within the metal and engraving industries,” added Sharif Rahman, CEO, IEC, the organizsers of the SGI Dubai 2020 show.

“SGI Dubai has now become a catalyst for several sectors within the printing and signage industries and one among them is ‘metal and engraving’, an integral part of the show for several years now. SGI Dubai is also looking at attracting several trade visitors from Middle East and Africa region to support the exhibitors at the show. We have envisioned a dedicated pavilion within SGI Dubai 2020 show to support the manufacturers within the metal and engraving industry.”

Robotics is another important dimension that is making inroads into this industry and several companies across the world and the region are looking at developing robots for this sector.