Fastener Fair Stuttgart sets the scene for strong return in 2021 15 October 2020

The ink on the new exhibitor brochure for Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2021 has hardly dried, and yet 80% of the available space has been booked by companies keen to launch and present their latest fastener and fixing technology at the industry’s leading international trade event.

Taking place from 18th – 20th May 2021 at Messe Stuttgart in Germany, Fastener Fair Stuttgart will occupy an additional fourth exhibition hall to meet the growing demand for space, and will also see the return of the Bonding & Adhesives Technology Area in Hall 7.

Bonding and adhesive technologies have become a vital choice in lightweight construction, particularly in the automotive and electronics industry. After the successful launch in 2019, the Bonding and Adhesive Technology Area will enable companies to present their latest bonding and adhesive solutions for industrial applications in manufacturing.

As well as adhesives, the show will see products such as solid metal screws, bolts and pins, lightweight fasteners made of plastic and hybrid material, as well as ultra-small mini and micro fasteners. Fasteners and fixings come in all shapes and materials, and they play a big role in providing support and mobility to equipment, machines and structures in a wide range of industries. Key application areas include construction, automotive and aerospace, industrial machinery, electronic goods and household appliances, medical devices, sanitary and installation, furniture making, and many more.

Positive long-term outlook for a confident industry

Over the past 10 years, Fastener Fair Stuttgart has seen a doubling of both visitor numbers and net exhibition space. Less than one year ahead of the 2021 event, 623 exhibitors have already booked 80% of the available stand space.

“We are very pleased to see so many companies booking with confidence as the industry moves forward to meet the growing demand of a post-pandemic economy,” says Liljana Goszdziewski, exhibition director of Fastener Fair Stuttgart. “Many companies are preparing for new growth in sectors such as medical, eMobility, construction and building materials, as society moves further towards sustainability and a healthier lifestyle. Fastener Fair Stuttgart is the leading event of the international fastener and fixing industry and we are fully committed to offering the marketplace it needs to respond to the rising demand for industrial fasteners over the coming years.”

Strong international audience

Fastener Fair Stuttgart has established itself as the leading international market place for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and suppliers to present the full spectrum of fastener and fixing solutions, including industrial fasteners and fixings, construction fixings, assembly and installation systems, distribution and storage solutions, as well as fastener manufacturing technology.

The previous show in 2019 saw a record attendance of more than 12,000 trade visitors from 88 countries, seeking to make business with 987 exhibiting companies on a total net exhibition space of 22,200m2. Exhibitor surveys recorded top scores for the high-quality and internationality of visitors and the number of positive business enquiries received. The majority of visitors were fastener and fixing wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and engineers looking to trade and source fasteners and fixings for a wide range of industries.

Companies who wish to exhibit at Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2021 can now request the new exhibitor brochure online. The show website also offers further information including a detailed exhibition profile, event facts and figures, videos and photos, stand options and prices, as well as an online reservation form to secure a stand space.

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889


Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.