The environmental trade fair for underground waste water infrastructure

Everything about pipes and sewers on 26 000 sq. m. exhibition area

More exhibitors, more exhibition area: The pipeline and sewer industry is meeting in Kassel

It is the event for the pipe and sewer industry in the year 2019: The RO-KA-TECH in Kassel opens its doors from the 8th to the 10th of May for its national and international visitors. Each day, products, services and innovations will be presented on an exhibition area of a total 26 000 sq. m. – an area greater than ever.

“Again we got a lot of positive response from our exhibitors on the last RO-KA-TECH. We even were able to allocate all the exhibition area for 2019 until March 2018,” Ralph Sluke, managing director of the organizer Germany’s association for pipeline and sewage technology companies (VDRK – Verband der Rohr- und Kanal-Technik-Unternehmen e.V.) explains. After the record year 2017 the total amount of exhibitors will rise again to 300 companies and organizations from 22 different countries. The last trade fair already experienced a significant incline in foreign visitors. “We notice that the RO-KA-TECH enjoys a great deal of international attention and recognition,” Mr. Sluke explains.

Increasing importance of the underground sewage infrastructure

The event’s location in the center of Europe is one of the biggest advantages of the RO-KA-TECH. Focusing on the technologies and systems around the pipeline and sewer industry caused the successful establishment as a Know-how-hotspot. “Despite – or perhaps because of – the increasing online communication the personal contact between customers and suppliers is of a great value. This applies especially for our specialized field of the underground sewage infrastructure which is gaining more and more significance within decision-makers of public organizations and local authorities,” Mr. Sluke explains. “Growth rates are not yet very common within the trade fair sector – as much as that we are proud of the increase in exhibitors and our almost stable number of visitors. Since 2017 the data accuracy is guaranteed by the Society of Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics – Gesellschaft zur Freiwilligen Kontrolle von Messe- und Ausstellungszahlen (FKM).

Exhibitor opinions on the RO-KA-TECH

“The RO-KA-TECH is a trade fair especially for us and for our industry. That’s what makes it so special.”
Mirko Heuser, managing director resinnovation GmbH

“The location Kassel is excellent for us because it is the center of Germany. Additionally the affordable infrastructure really is for our benefit.”
Mark Herkenberg, KaRo – Kanal und Rohrreinigungsmaschinen GmbH

„It’s the international trade fair. People from all over the world – America, Australia and Asia – come here. Specialists around the field are coming together here in Kassel.”
Daniel Boller, bodus GmbH

“Our experience with the VDRK has been great so far. The VDRK always made it possible for us to participate at the trade fair and has given us a proper exhibition area where we can present ourselves and our products. The cooperation is flawless."
Linda Welter, Bodenbender GmbH

“As an examination and registration office we have to keep us in the loop about the products offered by the companies in the field of rehabilitation processes and repair systems. The RO-KA-TECH is a great opportunity to gain an overview and keep in contact with all suppliers.”
Andreas Haacker, Siebert + Knipschild GmbH – Ingenieurbüro für Kunststofftechnik

Topics and array of products at the RO-KA-TECH

  • Industrial health and safety standards, safety equipment
  • Construction manufacturer and vehicle manufacturers
  • Consultant and further education
  • Leak-tightness testing technology
  • Service enterprises
  • Financial service provider
  • Drainage technology
  • Gas warning equipment
  • Odor neutralization
  • High pressure technology, nozzles, hoses, pumps
  • Engineer services
  • Sewer and manhole insulation (materials)
  • Sewer and manhole insulation (materials)
  • Sewer and shaft rehabilitation technolgy
  • Duct and manhole inspection technology
  • Testing laboratory
  • Robot technology
  • Pipe and sewer cleaning technology
  • Pipe manufacturer
  • Sewage shaft
  • Sewer locating
  • Software
  • Tools and accessories

Visitors at the RO-KA-TECH

  • Decision-makers from local authorities, especially of the drainage area (network provider)
  • Engineering firms, planner, consultants
  • Representatives from companies from the pipeline and sewer industry
  • Experts in the fields of civil engineering, redevelopment and construction industry
  • Associations and institutions
  • Representatives of national and international organizations
  • Job applicants, students and pupils

Impressions 2019

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