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April 2018

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188
E-mail: ameerboth@mdna.com

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


Investment has increased worldwide – in the infrastructure, automotive, electrical, renewable energy as well as in the oil and gas pipeline sectors. The upstream supplies industries wire, cable, tube and pipe strongly benefited from this development at the recently held wire 2018 - International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2018 – International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

More than 71,500 trade visitors (compared to 69,500 in 2016) from 134 countries came to Düsseldorf during the five days to get information about industry innovations and conclude business deals at the world’s No. 1 trade fairs for their sectors. A total of 2,683 exhibitors from 67 countries presented their technology highlights in 16 exhibition halls on more than 1.2 million square feet – some 75,000 square feet more than at the previous events in 2016.

“As trade fair organizers we have once again succeeded in offering the wire, cable, tube and pipe industries a global platform in Düsseldorf as a Basis for Business,” commented Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf .

As the internationally leading communication and business platforms for their respective sectors, participation in wire and Tube is a must for all industry players. The steel and non-ferrous metal industries have always been reliable early indicators for all other industries – if everything goes well here, the economy as a whole will benefit.

wire 2018

Wire and cable machinery and production, trade, fiber glass technologies, mesh welding machinery as well as spring making, fastener technologies and the China Pavilion meet china’s expertise were presented in halls 9 to 16. A total of 1,442 exhibitors from 53 countries showcased their innovations on over 699,600 square feet of exhibit space.

Most wire 2018 exhibitors came from the major producer countries Italy, Germany, Turkey, Great Britain, France, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland. From overseas many exhibitors from the U.S., India, Taiwan, South Korea and China took part. From the U.S., 78 companies exhibited at the trade fair, including 31 exhibitors within the North American Pavilion, organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America and with the Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association (WCISA) as the sponsor.

“wire and Tube in Düsseldorf once again proved this year that they are the most important events in the industry worldwide,” stated Dr.- Ing. Uwe-Peter Weigmann, member of the board and spokesperson at WAFIOS. “It never ceases to impress us how these events bring an expert audience and customers from all over the world to the Rhine river. For WAFIOS we can report that we posted a multitude of interesting, concrete project talks and closed numerous deals. We look forward to coming back in 2020.”

Tube 2018

The 1,241 companies from 57 nations at Tube 2018 showcased pipe and tube materials, manufacturing, finishing, processing, pipe and tube accessories, trade and forming technology including profiles, plastic tubes, machinery and plants. Tube 2018 also featured a China Pavilion meet china’s expertise. The trade fair was held in Halls 3 to 7a, 7.0 and 16 to 18, occupying over 559,700 square feet of exhibit space.

Underscoring the international relevance of Tube, Bernhard Kleinermann, press spokesman at Salzgitter AG, said: “The Salzgitter Group presented its international pipe activities with the slogan “Mannesmann. Das Rohr.” at Tube 2018. The positive response as well as the in-depth conversations with customers and partners from both home and abroad have showed us once again that Tube is the most important communication platform for the steel pipe sector. The Business Unit Mannesmann with its tradition-rich brand name will also be a key exhibitor at this leading trade fair in two years’ time.”

At Tube 2018 most exhibitors came from Italy, Germany, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria and France. Most overseas exhibitors travelled from the U.S., China, India, South Korea and Taiwan to Düsseldorf. From the U.S., 39 companies displayed their products, with 9 exhibitors participating in the North American Pavilion also organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) together with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) as co-sponsors.

The high internationality and professional expertise of the wire and Tube 2018 visitors resulted in promising customer contacts and good post-fair business prospects for the exhibitors. Over 50% of the visitors of both trade fairs came with concrete investment intentions and 70% of them were executives with high decision-making authority. Overall, attendees at both trade fairs rated the events as outstanding. A total of 70% of the visitors were from countries other than Germany, with one third of these from overseas. 55% of the attendees stated that they found new suppliers.

Visitors at wire 2018 were primarily interested in machinery for processing and producing wire and cable, steel bars and strips, process engineering tools as well as machines, equipment, tools and auxiliaries. The forming technology and auxiliary materials segments were also in high demand: according to a survey, 20% of the visitors were interested in finished products.

Pipes, tubes and accessories, raw materials, machinery for producing, finishing and processing pipes, profiles and companies trading with tubes were high on the list of the Tube 2018 visitors.

The next concurrent staging or wire and Tube is scheduled for March 30 – April 3, 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at wire or Tube 2020, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit www.wire-tradefair.com, www.tube-tradefair.com or http://www.mdna.com Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/WireTube_MDNA

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