Participating firms at SteelFab showcased their best metalworking machinery.

SteelFab 2024, the largest commercial event of its kind for the iron and steel sector across the Middle East and North Africa region, ended on a successful note last month, advancing its role in the global metalworking segment.

Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) wrapped up the 19th edition of the four-day showcase on January 11, with support from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

SteelFab 2024 hosted more than 300 exhibitors and drew in thousands of visiting traders and stakeholders in the metalworking sector.

This year’s edition also brought together major manufacturers and suppliers from the industry’s top European, American, and Asian companies, strengthening its position as an international destination for the most prominent global metalworking establishments.

SteelFab 2024 offered visiting businessmen, manufacturers and suppliers numerous opportunities to strike deals, negotiate contracts, and learn about the latest global innovations and key technologies of the fourth industrial revolution as applied to the iron and steel sector.

The products of over 600 leading global brands in the field were on display, representing 35 countries including the US, China, India, the UK, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, exhibiting alongside the UAE metalworking companies, said ECS.

During the event, participating firms showcased their best metalworking equipment and machinery, cost-effective laser systems for cutting and welding, and AI-operated steel fabrication machines and robotics, it added.

“With this year’s SteelFab Exhibition, we have continued our track record of organising one of the region’s main metalworking events,” stated its CEO Saif Mohammed Al Midfa. “The success of SteelFab 2024 is a testament to our endeavours to support the iron and steel sector in Sharjah and the UAE, strengthen the development of this industry, and open new, promising channels of investment for international companies operating in the field.”