From 11 March, for a full five days, the trade fair world of Frankfurt am Main will be influenced by three major controlling parameters – water, heating and air-conditioning. ISH, the leading world trade fair for the HVAC sector, will, for the first time, begin on Monday and will be showcasing market-ready innovations relating the two areas, water and energy. Over 2,500 exhibitors, including all the market leaders and technological pioneers from both Germany and abroad, will present their technologies and solutions in an exhibition centre which is now booked up to the very last exhibition stand. At the same time, consideration will be given to the latest trends, to bathrooms where design and health are uppermost in people’s minds, to innovative building services technology, as well as to an exchange of ideas and experiences between different trades in the age of digitalisation.
Everything flows: design, health and comfort in the bathroom
The ISH Water zone, which covers both the ‘Bathroom Experience’ and plumbing, is, this year, to be found in Halls 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and in the Forum. In 2019, the major themes on the agenda here are colour trends in the bathroom, intelligent water management control systems and the use of regenerative energies for heating potable domestic hot water. In the process, there will be presentations of various aspects of the individual themes which cover design, wellness, health, comfort and convenience, as well as the conservation of resources. On top of that, digitalisation is an overriding concern in all areas. For, along with high-quality materials and colours, there is an increasingly frequent inflow of digital technology into the bathroom. The top brands to be seen in the world’s largest showroom for bathroom scenarios include, amongst others: Alape, Antonio Lupi, Bette, Burgbad, Dornbracht, Duravit, Falper, Geberit, Gessi, Grohe, Hansa, Hansgrohe, Hoesch, Hüppe, Ideal Standard, Kaldewei, Kermi, Keuco, Kludi, KWC, Laufen, Franke, Roca, Scavolini, Schell, Toto, Villeroy & Boch, Vitra and Zucchetti/KOS.
Presenting themselves, their products and services in the plumbing section will be companies like, for instance, Akatherm, BWT, Fränkische Rohrwerke, Geberit, Georg Fischer, Grünbeck, Ivar, Judo, Rehau, Rems, Ridge Tool, Rothenberger, Seppelfricke, Uponor, Viega, Walraven, Wavin, Wieland-Werke and Adolf Würth.
ISH Energy looks towards the future
World renowned manufacturers of efficient heating technologies and renewable energies, including, for example, Ariston, Bosch Thermotechnik, BDR Thermea, Brötje, Daikin, Elco, Glen Dimplex, Kermi, Mitsubishi Electric, Nibe, Rettig, Robert Bosch, Remko, Roth Werke, Stiebel Eltron, Vaillant, Viessmann, Weishaupt, Wolf and Zehnder, will be covering topics such as heat generation and heat distribution in the ISH Energy zone in Halls 11.0 and 12.
Also, when it comes to heating with wood and to flue-gas technology, there are lots of world-famous names represented in Halls 9.2 and 11.1. They include Austroflamm, Centrotherm, Fröling, Jeremias, La Nordica/Extraflame, ÖkoFen, Oranier, Poujoulat, Rika, Schiedel, Spartherm, Termatech and Wodtke. In this sector, one of the main areas of focus is energy conservation and hybrid systems, a subject that is very much on trend at the moment.
The section on heat distribution in Halls 9.0 and 9.1 includes major market players such as Caleffi, Danfoss, Giacomini, Grundfos, Honeywell, IMI Hydronic, KSB, Oventrop, Reflex Winkelmann and Wilo.
Afriso-Euro Index, Beckhoff Automation, Belimo Automation, Eberle Controls, EQ-3, Honeywell Building Solution, Johnson Controls, Kieback&Peter, Phoenix Contact, Sauter-Cumulus, SBC, Siemens, S.I.T. Tado, Testo and Wago Kontakttechnik are amongst the market leaders in Hall 10, where the emphasis is on home and building automation, energy management and measuring, together with control and regulation technology.
Modern heating systems, digital heating technology, together with ‘smart’ buildings and ‘smart’ spaces, are also amongst the hot topics at the trade fair for the ISH Energy zone.
Themes, trends and innovative technologies in refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation technology
Also new this year: the exhibitors of refrigeration, cooling, air‑conditioning and ventilation technology will be presenting the highlights of their ranges all together in Hall 8. This area is all about modern ventilation systems and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), together with centralised and decentralised solutions for both new-builds and renovation work. In addition, topics such as energy efficiency and digitalisation will be addressed. The market leaders represented here include, amongst others, AL-KO Therm, heat exchanger manufacturer Cabero Wärmetauscher, Daikin Applied, ebm-papst, Exhausto by Aldes, Fläkt Group, Güntner, fan and blower producer Helios Ventilatoren, Kampmann, the electrical appliance factory Maico Elektroapparate-Fabrik, Menerga, Schako, Swegon Germany, Systemair, Rütgers, Trox, Wolf and Ziehl-Abegg.
The ISH is supported and sponsored by the leading professional associations in its field, including the Federation of the German Heating Industry (Bundesverband der deutschen Heizungsindustrie - BDH), Association of Air Conditioning and Ventilation in Buildings (Fachinstitut Gebäude Klima - FGK), German Association for Energy Efficiency in Building Services (Forum für Energieeffizienz in der Gebäudetechnik - VdZ), the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung der Deutschen Sanitärwirtschaft – VDS), as well as the German Sanitation, Heating and Air Conditioning Association (Zentralverband Sanitär, Heizung, Klima – ZVSHK). The associations will each have their own stands at the show and will be showcasing the abundant expertise in the sector, as well as displaying solutions for present and future issues.
The comprehensive presentations of the participating companies will be complemented by numerous special exhibitions and forums.
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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With over 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.
With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
Further information is available at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* provisional figures 2018