by Tanya Shih, Fastener World Inc.
Fastener Fair Stuttgart, the largest and world-renowned biennial fastener show, takes place during March 10-12th as 2015 edition. This event gathers reputable 832 exhibitors from 42 countries including Germany, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, and Asian countries like Taiwan, China, India, and Korea.
Fasteners are indispensible to the manufacturing sector. They are the only components in this sector that can be applied in multiple territories. They are a crucial part in achieving better manufacturing technique. This is the reason that the Fair chose Stuttgart as the venue. Stuttgart is the heartland of Germany’s manufacturing sector. World-class carmakers, technology companies, and automated equipment companies like Chrysler, Bosch, Po sche, SAP, HP, IBM, Stihl, ABB, and Alcatel SE all set up their R&D centers in Stuttgart, making this place the world’s most important base of car production, automated machinery, and precision machinery.
This year the Fair’s scale grows 15% from 2013’s 16,000 square meters to 18,400 square meters, spanning across hall 4, 6, 8, and C2. If we base our calculation by a standard 300cm x 300cm booth, there are a total of over 2,000 booths under use in the venue (Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre). The Fair displays industrial fasteners, construction fasteners, assembly products, fastener manufacturing technology, inventory and factory equipment.
This time there are a total of 128 Taiwanese fastener companies led by Fastener World Inc. They are very optimistic about the recovery in the European market. Taiwan and Europe have established many years of supply and demand relationship. Most buyers in the Fair are fairy familiar with Taiwanese fastener quality and service. According to onsite participants and the organizer, most visitors are buyers from the industries such as construction, automobile, aerospace, marine, electronics, electric products, and furniture. The previous edition of the show gathered 10,600 global buyers from 90 countries. This year the show is expected to set a new record with promising prospect!