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Industry 4.0 A Large Topic As Wire 2016 Closes With Record Exhibits

by wireworld on 04/09/2016 - 01:40 pm

Tags: Press Releases, Wire Dusseldorf

At the recent concurrent staging of wire 2016, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2016, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, more than 2,600 international exhibitors presented their innovations to 69,500 trade visitors from 130 countries. On 1.1 million square feet of net exhibit space in 16 halls, the companies showcased the latest machinery, equipment and products from the wire, cable and tube processing industry - a new record in the trade fairs’ long success story.

“The fact that more exhibitors than ever participated in Düsseldorf proves that the wire, cable and tube industries loyally stand by their leading trade fairs wire and Tube even in tough economic times,” stated Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director at Messe Dusseldorf. Busy trade fair halls and many business deals were the result of five high-energy trade fair days.

wire 2016wire and Tube 2016 took place during a difficult business climate: global economic upheaval, a worldwide steel crisis, new worldwide climate regulations and a classic industry on its way to the new Industry 4.0 digital age.

“Major deals are made in Düsseldorf. wire and Tube serve as the global communication and business platform for industry heavyweights, SMEs and international associations alike,” noted  Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, Global Portfolio Director for Metals and Flow Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf.

wire 2016:

wire Düsseldorf celebrated a 30-year success story. At the premiere in 1986, 488 exhibitors from 23 countries and about 21,000 trade visitors took part – with some 45% coming from abroad.

With 1,337 exhibitors from 53 countries on a net exhibition area of 642,600 square feet, wire 2016 showcased wire manufacturing and finishing machinery, process engineering tools and auxiliary materials as well as materials, special wires and cables. Innovations from measurement, control, test engineering and other specialized sectors were also on display.

High internationality and professional competence once again characterized the visitors at the 2016 events. Exhibitors were pleased with their customer contacts and deals. “A lot of traffic at our stand at wire, which once again underscored the event’s aspiration as the world’s leading trade fair. A very international, highly competent audience from Europe and North America. Particularly gratifying was the high number of concrete projects. The great response to the introduction of smartfactory 4.0 products, services and ideas is WAFIOS’ answer to the Industry 4.0 challenge,” said Dr. Christoph Müller-Mederer, Sales and Marketing Director of WAFIOS AG Reutlingen.

The next concurrent staging of wire and Tube will take place from April 16 – 20, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany.