Record-breaking edition of Fastener Fair Global 30 March 2023

The 9th Fastener Fair Global ended last week after three successful show days at the Messe Stuttgart exhibition centre in Germany – with the show proving to be a record-breaking edition.

Almost 11,000 trade visitors from 83 countries attended the event to discover the latest innovations, products, and services from all areas of fastener and fixing technology and to connect with other industry professionals from various manufacturing and industrial sectors.

Fastener Fair Global 2023 welcomed around 1,000 exhibitors from 46 countries, filling up halls 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the exhibition venue. Covering a net exhibition space of over 23,230m2, a 1,000m2 increase compared to the previous show in 2019, exhibitors presented the complete spectrum of fastener and fixing technologies, including industrial fasteners and fixings, construction fixings, assembly and installation systems and fastener manufacturing technology. As a result, the 2023 edition represents the biggest Fastener Fair Global to date.

“After four long and challenging years since the last edition took place in 2019, Fastener Fair Global opened the doors to its 9th edition, reasserting its position in the industry as the go-to event for the manufacturing and industrial sector,” says Stephanie Cerri, Fastener Fair Global event manager at the organiser RX. “Both the show size and strong participation in Fastener Fair Global 2023 testify to the importance of the event as a milestone for the fastener and fixing sector internationally and serves as an economic indicator of the growth of this industry. We are delighted to have received positive feedback from the international fastener and fixing community gathered at the show to discover the latest technological advancements within the sector – whilst taking advantage of plenty of networking opportunities.”

A first analysis of the exhibitor feedback shows that participating companies were highly satisfied with the outcome of Fastener Fair Global 2023. A vast majority of exhibitors were able to reach their target groups and they praised the high-quality of trade visitors.

According to preliminary results of the visitor survey, around 72% of all visitors came from abroad. Germany was the biggest visitor country followed by Italy and the United Kingdom. Other major European visitor countries were Poland, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Austria and Belgium. Asian visitors mainly came from Taiwan and China. The most important industries visitors came from were metal products, the automotive industry, distribution, the construction industry, mechanical engineering, hardware / DIY retailing and electronic/ electrical goods. The majority of visitors were fastener and fixing wholesalers, manufacturers as well as distributors and suppliers.

Route to Fastener Innovation

On the second show day, Fastener + Fixing Magazine hosted the award ceremony for the Route to Fastener Innovation competition and announced the winners of this year’s Fastener Technology Innovators. A total of three exhibiting companies were awarded for their innovative fastener and fixing technologies, introduced to the market within the last 24 months. In 1st place, the winner was Scell-it Group with its patented E-007 power tool designed to install hollow wall anchors. Growermetal SpA was awarded with the 2nd place for its Grower SpheraTech®, which was based on the combination of a spherical top washer and a conical seat washer. In 3rd place was the company SACMA Group for its RP620-R1-RR12 combined thread and profile rolling machine.

Date of the next show

Many exhibitors at this year’s show have already announced that they will exhibit again at the next Fastener Fair Global in 2025, which will take place from 25th  – 27th March 2025 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Grounds in Germany.

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Will joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine in 2007 and over the last 15 years has experienced every facet of the fastener sector - interviewing key figures within the industry and visiting leading companies and exhibitions around the globe.

Will manages the content strategy across all platforms and is the guardian for the high editorial standards that the Magazine is renowned.