The biennial Fastener Fair Stuttgart entered its 8th edition. It is the world’s largest show for the fastener industry with not only European exhibitors but also exhibitors from Asia, Southeast Asia, India and the Americas who attend almost every year. Around 170 exhibitors came from Taiwan which became the third largest exhibiting country of the 8th edition. The show had two Taiwan Pavilions, one located in Hall 5 and the other in Hall 1, and both were aimed to offer a complete fastener supply chain for global buyers. According to the organizer, 987 exhibitors from 45 countries came to exhibit on the total 22,200 sqm exhibition space. Compared to the last edition, the number of exhibitors increased by 10% and the total exhibition space increased by 5%.
This 3-day event drew buyers from around the world including Europe, South Africa, Argentina, Russia and the U.S, who hoped to find more fastener purchase platforms there. According to the data released by the organizer, a total of 12,070 visitors from 90 countries came to Stuttgart to discover the latest trends and products from all areas of fastener and fixing technology and to network with other industry experts. Many buyers said Fastener World’s publications and online B2B platform provide complete and fast search for global suppliers.
We interviewed Bulte, Ambrovit and Saima, the annual participants of the show, who said their primary goal at the show was to announce the launch of new products and meeting with new/existing clients. The exhibitors came from a diversity of industries including materials, finished products, machinery and peripheral products. Everyone wanted to grow business and sales through this biennial event.
Apart from the show, visits to the Benz and Bosch plants were arranged for Taiwanese exhibitors and helped them better understand German craftsmanship. The Benz museum spanning 16,500 square meters displayed over 160 cars. The Bosch plant offered the opportunity to experience Industry 4.0, and demonstrated how to utilize the Internet to digitally analyze and optimize procedures in a supply chain.
The next edition of Fastener Fair Stuttgart is scheduled to take place May 18-20, 2021 at Messe Stuttgart.