75th Heat Treatment Congress/Cologne, Germany

Our favorite European heat treat exhibition has always been the annual HK event held every October for the past 75 years in Germany. For years it was held in the pleasant little town of Wiesbaden until it was moved to Cologne 5 years ago. This year it is being held 22nd – 24th October 2019 and as always we look forward to it.   

From 22-24 October 2019, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Wärmebehandlung und Werkstofftechnik e. V. (AWT) will organise the 75th HärtereiKongress/HeatTreatmentCongress (HK). This year is the sixth time the event will take place at the Koelnmesse, in Cologne, Germany. The event is the largest annual European forum on topics relating to heat treatment and materials technology. Each year, around 3000 specialists from hardening shops, the industrial furnace construction sector, suppliers, testing device manufacturers and employees from the automotive and steel industries visit the event to exchange knowledge about the latest products, future trends and sector information. The HeatTreatmentCongress is the traditional event for the sector, informing participants about new developments and processes in materials technology, with a special focus on heat treatment procedures. At the exhibition that takes place simultaneously, around 200 exhibitors from Germany and abroad present their product innovations over an area of 13000 m2. The congress will engage with the following main topics this year:

  1. Materials for light-weight design
  2. Functional coatings
  3. Intelligent process control
  4. Partial heat treatment of components

Talks on different topics and innovations in the field of heat treatment, materials technology, process engineering and production technology can also be registered, however. The 75th anniversary will be celebrated with an honorary speech of Stefan Hock (General Secretary of IFHTSE) and a photo exhibition about 75th years HK history.

AWT, a large-scale research community including 870 company/personal members and 18 materials technology committees, is sure to provide quality lectures and a well organised fair. The form of the event, as a congress with an adjoining exhibition, also has the advantage that employees from all departments of a firm can take part in the event: management, research and development, quality management, engineering practice and sales. This ensures high-quality conversations with customers, including in the exhibition.

On www.hk-awt.de you can find not only extensive exhibitor information but also get in contact with the exhibitors directly to arrange a meeting. An online marketplace offers you the opportunity to find out about products and sector news year-round.

Key data

  • 500 congress visitors
  • 3000 fair visitors
  • 200 exhibitors at 180 stands
  • 13000 m2 exhibition space
  • Event website: www.hk-awt.de

Oral presentations can be announced up to the 15th March via www.hk-awt.de. Exhibition stands can be registered by Mrs. Mueller, phone +49 421 3972850 or e-mail at contact@congressmanagement.info. The ticket shop for the congress and fair opens at the start of June on www.hk-awt.de.