16-20 Abril Düsseldorf
Think global. Act global.
16-20 Abril Düsseldorf
The upward trend continues: The more than 2,500 international exhibitors from the wire, cable and tube industries can look back on five successful trade fair days. Inspired by the upswing of the steel market, the exhibiting companies presented their product innovations at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre during the two leading trade fairs, wire 2014 and Tube 2014.
“The trade fairs took place at exactly the right time. Now several companies are planning on investing in order to position themselves for continued competition,” explained Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director accountable for the fairs at Messe Düsseldorf. “Once again, wire and Tube recorded exhibitor growth as well as a significant increase in booked exhibition space,” he continued with satisfaction.
Networked worldwide and globally active, the exhibitors presented themselves to the 72,000 trade visitors that travelled to the exhibition halls on the Rhine from 104 different countries. They came to learn about the latest machines, equipment and products for the wire, cable and tube processing industries at the no. 1 international trade fairs, wire – International Wire and Cable Trade Fair and Tube – International Tube Trade Fair.
“As world market leader in the steel tube industry with two plants in Düsseldorf, we believe it was the right decision to participate at Tube 2014 – for the second time in a row now after a long break,” summarizes Norbert Keusen, CEO of Vallourec Deutschland GmbH, quite satisfied after five trade fair days.
“Our customers were especially interested in the offshore foundation system PREON marine, with which wind turbines can be anchored in the ocean significantly more quickly, cost-effectively and environmentally-friendly than with the methods commonly used today,” Keusen continued.
International contacts, lots of conversations, healthy buying interest and actual closes, as well as the anticipation of interesting post-event business, characterised the mood at wire and Tube.
The steel and NE metal industry has long been considered to be a reliable early indicator for all other industries. The entire economy benefits when this market is strong.