Facts & Figures 2017

Show Review 2017

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The 7th Fastener Fair Stuttgart, the International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry, ended after three very successful show days. A total of 11,709 visitors from 91 countries have come to Stuttgart to discover the latest trends and products from all areas of fastener and fixing technology. This represented a further growth in visitor numbers by 6% compared to the last event in 2015.

A total of 895 exhibitors from 46 countries covered a net exhibition space of 20,800 square meters; hence the exhibition was fully booked. Compared to the last exhibition this amounted to an increase in exhibition space of 11%. The range of exhibits at the show included industrial fasteners and fixings, construction fixings, assembly and installation systems, fastener manufacturing technology, storage, distribution and factory equipment as well as information, communication and services.

Germany was the biggest visitor country followed by Italy and Great Britain. Other major European visitor countries were France, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain. Asian visitors mainly came from Taiwan and China. The most important industries visitors came from were the construction industry, the automotive industry, distribution, mechanical engineering, hardware / DIY retailing and electrical products / domestic appliances. The majority of visitors were fastener and fixing wholesalers, manufacturers as well as distributors and suppliers. There was a large increase of visitors from the construction industry compared to the previous event.

The preliminary results of the exhibition survey showed that both exhibitors and visitors at this year’s Fastener Fair Stuttgart were highly satisfied. The quality of the visitors and the international flair, as well as a large number of new contacts that were made, were especially highlighted by many exhibitors. Therefore, a majority of the 2017 exhibitors intend to participate at the next Fastener Fair Stuttgart which will be held from 19 – 21 March 2019 at the Trade Fair Centre in Stuttgart.

Key Facts Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017

  • 895 exhibitors from 46 countries
  • 21,000 m² net exhibition space
  • 41,900 m² gross exhibition space

Development of Exhibitor Figures

Fastener Fair Stuttgart Development of Exhibitor Figures

Top 5 Reasons for Exhibiting

  • To win new customers
  • To foster relationships with regular customers
  • To boost public relations / recognition
  • To attract new trade partners
  • To launch new products / technologies

Exhibitor Feedback

96% of exhibitors achieved or partially achieved their aims

87% of exhibitors received positive business enquiries

99% of exhibitors from 2017 intend to return for Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019

Fastener Fair Exhibitor statistics

Key Facts Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017

  • 11,709 trade visitors from 91 countries

Visitor Origin

  • 34% Germany
  • 66% International

Top 10 Visitor Countries

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Great Britain
  • Taiwan
  • Poland
  • China
  • Turkey
  • The Netherlands
  • France
  • Spain

Main Areas of Interest (in order of priority)

  • Industrial Fasteners and Fixings
  • Construction Fixings
  • Fastener Manufacturing Technology
  • Assembly and Installation Systems
  • Storage, Distribution, Factory Equipment

Top 5 Visitor Expectations

  • Personal Consultation
  • Product / Machine Demonstrations Practical (on the Stand)
  • Product / Machine Demonstrations Virtual (Video / Computer)
  • Brochures, Flyers
  • Samples, Models

86% of visitors influence or make purchasing decisions

88% of visitors were highly satisfied with the show

66% of visitors came from outside Germany

Development of Visitor Numbers

Fastener Fair Stuttgart Development of Visitor Numbers

Exhibitor Statements

Stuttgart was fantastic with lots of new contacts, existing customers and many suppliers visiting our booth. We welcomed people and companies from Europe, US, Africa and Asia, which was a very good international mix.
Ulrich Hillebrecht, Fastbolt GmbH

It is now the best fair for the fastener and fixing sector. We are very satisfied with the results. We had many visitors, new contacts and customers.
Oscar Cañas, INDEX Fixing Systems

The exhibition is probably the most important fastener showcase worldwide and only here we have the actual chance to meet buyers, users and technicians of the widest spectrum of industry branches.
Giulio Gandioli’s, Inoxdadi Srl