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SOUTH-TEC 2011


 

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SOUTH-TEC 2011 Exposition

Job Functions
Company Mgmt./Corporate Executive 12%
Manufacturing Engineer 11%
Job Shop Owner 9%
Machinist/Machine Operator 11%
Manufacturing Production 6%
Foreman/Leader/Supervisor 5%
Mfg. Operations Management 6%
CNC Programmer/Engineer 6%
Product Design/Development 4%
Tool/Die/Mold Maker 3%
Purchasing 3%
Quality Management 2%
Team Owner/Engineer/Crew Member 2%
Sales/Marketing 20%
Company Size by Number of Employees
Less than 20 44%
20 - 49 16%
50 - 99 10%
100 - 249 13%
250 - 499 8%
500 - 999 5%
1,000 - 2,499 1%
2,500 and over 3%
Budgets for Machine Tools & Metalworking Technologies in the Next 12 Months
Up to $20,000 40%
$20,001 - $50,000 12%
$50,001 - $200,000 21%
$200,001 - $500,000 11%
$500,001 - $1,000,000 7%
$1,000,001 - $5,000,000 5%
Over $5,000,000 4%
Buying Influence
72% of the SOUTH-TEC audience has some influence on the equipment purchase decisions in their company.
Primary Type of Business
Automotive/Transportation 12%
Industrial & Commercial Machinery 12%
Aircraft/Aerospace 7%
Consulting/Engineering 6%
Fabricated Metal/Stampings 5%
Services (Financial and Other) 5%
Government/Military/Defense 4%
Research & Development 4%
Motorsports 3%
Plastic Products 3%
Electronics/Computers 2%
Medical/Surgical 2%
Communications 1%
Other Manufacturing 34%
Key Areas of Interest
Cleaning & Pretreatment, Equipment 12%
Composite Manufacturing 12%
Contract Manufacturing Services 13%
Controls, CAD/CAM Software 35%
Coolants & Lubricants 26%
Cutting Tools & Accessories 50%
Deburring & Edge Finishing 29%
Drilling & Tapping Machines 25%
EDM 22%
Energy & Environmental Efficiency 9%
Engineering Materials 17%
Finishing & Coatings 18%
Flexible Manufacturing Systems 12%
Grinding Machines 26%
Honing 11%
Laser & Laser Systems 22%
Lean Manufacturing 25%
Machining Centers, Milling & Boring Machines 49%
Material Handling 20%
Measurement Inspection & Test 31%
Metal Forming & Fabricating Equipment 23%
Micro Manufacturing 10%
Moldmaking 15%
Plant Engineering & Maintenance 12%
Plastics Molding & Manufacturing 12%
Rapid Prototyping 15%
Sawing & Cut Off Machines 21%
Screw Machining 15%
Turning Machines Lathes & Turning Centers 36%
Waterjet Cutting 23%
Welding 19%
Workholding Systems & Devices 25%
Workplaces Safety & Ergonomics 15%

Source: SOUTH-TEC 2009 Registration Data