IFAT – The world’s leading trade fair for our industries

EXPERIENCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING INDUSTRY AT FIRST HAND

EEFFICIENT SOLUTIONS FOR THE HANDLING OF WATER, RECYCLING AND SECONDARY RAW MATERIALS

 
The world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies provides answers. As the biggest platform for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, IFAT is the international meeting place for the industry – with innovative offers that set standards for the future.  More than 3,000 exhibitors covering an area of 230,000 square metres present their environmental engineering innovations at IFAT. With international exhibitors and visitors accounting for more than 40% of the total, IFAT provides a global overview of technical solutions and prospects from around the world.
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THE VAK IS ENDORSING SPONSOR OF IFAT.


A SHOWCASE FOR EXPERTISE

The VAK is an endorsing sponsor of IFAT, where some 3,000 exhibitors from around the globe, including the VAK itself, present their innovations in the fields of water, sewage, refuse and raw materials management.

The VAK has come up with a number of ideas: members and other interested visitors can obtain up-to-the-minute information on technologies and innovations at our joint VAK stand. At our VAK Truck in Action Show, visitors can moreover experience our member companies’ vehicles – and hence state-of-the-art technology – at first hand.



VAK TRUCK IN ACTION SHOW: EXPERIENCE LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS UP CLOSE

At this show, you will see innovative new vehicles and bodies. The VAK Truck in Action Show offers you the opportunity to obtain detailed explanations of the processes and workflows of the vehicles and bodies. VAK members from five working committees send their trucks and machines onto the stage for live demonstrations and presentations of the complete range of municipal processes.

Another highlight is the VAK Innovation Award, which is now traditionally presented on the first day of the trade fair at 01:00 p.m. Be there and look forward to innovations, ideas and impulses! More information about the VAK Innovation Award can be found here.>

TRUCK IN ACTION SHOW AND JOINT VAK STAND

On the open space in front of the VAK tent, our members present their vehicles and innovations. In the tent, visitors can obtain more detailed information at the stands of the co-exhibitors. In the catering area, you can meet business partners or simply relax in between.

Review | IFAT 2018

About a dozen member companies exhibited in the VAK tent at IFAT 2018. DIN e. V. presented the latest developments in the field of measuring the environmental efficiency of municipal vehicles. ARÜSDER, our neighbouring association from Turkey was also represented.
In addition to the VAK tent, many visitors attended the VAK Truck in Action Show to inform themselves about the latest technologies, vehicles and innovations. The audience was once again delighted to experience the technology live. Presenter Désirée Duray explained the highlights of the vehicles with her respective interview partners. 

For the second time, the VAK presented its Innovation Award for new, future-oriented vehicle and equipment developments from various industries in two categories.
FAUN Umwelttechnik convinced the jury with BLUEPOWER in the category “Vehicle/Equipment”, while Müller Umwelttechnik and Zoeller-Kipper won with MU-COCKPIT and CLEAN OPTION in the category “Assembly/Component/Control Technology”.
All award winners and their innovations can be found here.>



Review | IFAT 2016

In 2016, the VAK stand and the VAK Truck in Action Show attracted many visitors. In addition to the association itself, numerous members exhibited in the 1,200-square-metre VAK tent. In the show area, visitors could experience the manufacturers’ vehicles and their innovations live. In cooperation with the GGAWB (Quality Control Association of Waste and Recycling Containers), in particular, the practical handling of underground collection containers was demonstrated. 

Moreover, the first VAK Innovation Award was presented with great success at IFAT 2016. Numerous great submissions from our members and the happy winners encouraged the VAK to make the award a permanent fixture. 
In the category “Vehicle/Equipment”, our member System Alpenluft received the award for its Wasteloop product and in the category “Assembly/Component/Control Technology”, our member FAUN Umwelttechnik won the 1st prize for its innovative Reversing Safety System – RSS.
All award winners and their innovations can be found here.>