Fastener Fair Turkey 2020 took place from 27th – 29th February 2020 at Tuyap Exhibition Centre in Istanbul, Turkey. A total of 2,500 trade visitors from 53 countries came to Istanbul to experience Turkey’s buoyant fastener and fixing market and network with other industry professionals.
A total of 147 companies from 13 countries exhibited at Fastener Fair Turkey 2020, 58 of these were exhibiting for the first time. Although 43 exhibitors from Asia could not attend due to the evolving Covid-19 situation – mainly affecting the Asian continent at the time of the show – the exhibition succeeded to draw attention to Turkey’s potential as a strong fastener and fixing market. The show attracted 2,500 trade visitors from 53 countries – 14% coming from abroad.
“The exhibition was very well organised and we had a successful exhibition despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic,” commented Mustafa Tecdelioğlu, chairman of the board of directors of BESİAD – the Association of Turkish fastener industrialists and businessmen, and the official show partner of Fastener Fair Turkey. “I would like to thank all the participants and visitors who came to the show. I am looking forward to the next Fastener Fair Turkey 2022, hopefully again under better circumstances.”
Over the three show days, the exhibition brought together senior managers, engineers, distributors, suppliers and other industry professionals from various key sectors. Fastener Fair Turkey provided both visitors and exhibitors with the opportunity to have face-to-face meetings, gain new business opportunities, strengthen partnerships and commercial networks, showcase new products and increase brand awareness.
The visitor profile of Fastener Fair Turkey consisted of end users, fastener and fixing manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors, who play a vital role in the supply chain for resellers and end users. 35% of visitors were managing directors or board members, 31% were engineers and purchasers, while a further 31% were department heads and senior managers.
Leading companies visit
Fastener Fair Turkey was once again attended by key industry companies from a vast variety of countries. At this year’s show, the most strongly represented industrial sectors included the automotive, hardware and DIY, construction, mechanical engineering, furniture manufacturing, agricultural/off-highway machinery, electrical products/domestic appliances, civil engineering and aerospace industries.
In addition to automotive industry leaders such as Tesla Automotive, Ford Otosan Sanayi A.Ş, Honda Türkiye A.Ş, Mercedes-Benz Turkey, Tofaş, Toyota and Oyak-Renault, aerospace companies such as Aselsan A.Ş, Coşkunöz Aerospace, PFW Aerospace, and Roketsan Inc also visited the exhibition.
Manufacturers of materials for solar panel systems – such as Vergo Energy Systems, Cegelec Groupe, and VINCI Energies – also attended Fastener Fair Turkey, as well as Technopartner Srl, iSi Automotive Austria GmbH, Schock GmbH, PE Automotive GmbH & Company KG, TCDD (Republic of Turkey State Railways) and Baku Shipyard.
Fastener Fair Turkey returns
The next edition of Fastener Fair Turkey will return to Istanbul in 2022, with dates to be announced. The show will take place again at the Tuyap Exhibition Centre.
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.
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