wire Düsseldorf can look back on a 30-year success story. It premiered in 1986 with 488 exhibitors from 23 countries. Even 30 years ago, when approximately 21,000 trade visitors attended the first wire in Düsseldorf, some 45% of trade fair guests already hailed from abroad.
High internationality and professional competence once again distinguished the visitors at the exhibition stands in 2016. Exhibitors were exceedingly pleased with the customer contacts and deals they made. “Lots of traffic again at our stand at wire, which once again underscored the event’s aspiration as the world’s leading trade fair”, says a thrilled Dr. Christoph Müller-Mederer, Sales and Marketing Director of WAFIOS AG Reutlingen, after five days at the trade fair.
“A very international, highly competent audience from Europe and North America. Particularly pleasing was the high number of concrete projects”, the experts adds. “The great response to the introduction of smartfactory 4.0 products, services and ideas is WAFIOS’ answer to the Industry 4.0 challenge”, says a satisfied Müller-Mederer.
With 1,337 exhibitors from 53 countries on a net exhibition area of 59.700 square metres, wire showcased wire manufacturing and finishing machinery, process engineering tools and auxiliary materials as well as materials, special wires and cables. Presented as well were innovations from measurement, control and test engineering as well as other specialised areas.
wire - the International Trade Fair for Wire and Cable featured the segments Wire, Cable and Fibre Optic Machinery, and Wire and Cable Products and Trade in Halls 9 to 13, 16 and 17. Innovations in Forming Technology were on display in Hall 15. Hall 16 was home to Mesh Welding Machinery and Spring Making Technology.
The members of netzwerkdraht, an association of small and medium-sized wire companies from South Westphalia, looks back on another successful trade fair participation, as well: “We’d like to congratulate Messe Düsseldorf GmbH on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of wire Düsseldorf and wish them all the best for another 30 successful years”, says Stefan Szkudlapski, Spokesman and Networking Manager of netzwerkdraht. “It was another well-executed event, and the expectations of our members were fully met”, he says. The South Westphalian wire experts are planning another group stand for wire 2018 in Düsseldorf.
As is tradition, companies from Italy, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, Sweden and Germany were strongly represented again. Sizable overseas contingents hailed from the US, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Japan and China.