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  • BUMATECH Bursa Machine Technologies Fair to Open Its Doors on November 29th

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fastener distribution, Fastener suppliers, Fasteners manufacturers on Oct 16, 2023

    BUMATECH Bursa Machine Technologies Fairs, an intercontinental gathering for the machine manufacturing sector, is getting prepared to host once again the machinery industry from November 29th to December 2nd. The fair is anticipated to attract approximately 45,000 professional visitors from 70 countries and over 400 companies and representatives from 25 countries.

    BUMATECH, the intercontinental rendezvous point for the machine manufacturing industry, will be organized by Tüyap Bursa Fuarcılık A.Ş. and the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) in collaboration with the Machine Tools Industrialists and Businessperson Association (TIAD) and the Machine Manufacturers Association (MIB) under the aegis of the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality between November 29th and December 2nd, 2023.

    BUMATECH is set to take place at the Tüyap Bursa International Fair and Congress Center, offering a consolidated platform for the 21st Bursa Metal Processing Technologies Fair, 14th Sheet Processing Technologies Fair, and 20th Automation Fair on an international scale.

    Focused particularly on sheet processing technologies, BUMATECH will showcase cutting-edge innovations on a wide range of robotic systems, 3D printers, and scanners, automation technologies, hydraulic pneumatic and robotic systems, fiber laser optical cutting machines, CNC machines in addition to shop equipment, CAD/CAM, mineral oils, compressors, cranes, machine tools and turning lathes as well as work and worker safety materials, and QC measuring instruments.

    Industry professionals gather at the BUMATECH fair

    BUMATECH is set to attract approximately 45,000 industry professionals from 70 countries, spanning across 40,000 square meters and 7 halls. The event will be a hub for machine manufacturing experts from countries including Germany, Austria, Belgium, China, Finland, Taiwan, the USA, and the Netherlands. Through forging new business connections, BUMATECH will continue to play a significant role in boosting Türkiye’s export trade balance.

    Great Interest in BUMATECH

    As the host city of the trade show, Bursa rightfully deserves the role due to its significant position in the global market with its robust manufacturing infrastructure and excellence in the machinery industry. Bursa produces metal processing and machine tools, lifting and moving equipment, as well as agriculture, forestry, and food machinery.

    Due to its strategic location in the machinery industry, Bursa presents a remarkable advantage for exhibitors and visitors alike in terms of transportation and accessibility during exports and imports. Consequently, the BUMATECH Bursa Machinery Technologies Fair has generated significant interest, with tickets selling out months in advance. The leading companies seeking to showcase their products at this event, which brings together all the major industry players, are eagerly anticipating the availability of new spaces.

    Amplifying the competitive power of the industry on the international arena

    Enjoying a wide portfolio covering robotic systems, 3D printers and scanners, fiber laser optic cutting machines, CNC machines, cutting edge innovation products, as well as all kinds of sub-industry equipment and materials, the trade show plays a great role in the growth of the manufacturing industry. The industry is steadily consolidating its position, bolstering its competitive power in the international arena through the implementation of digital initiatives with Industry 4.0. This fair is expected to further accelerate this upward trend by fostering new avenues of cooperation.

    BUMATECH will be open for visiting between November 29th and December 1st from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on the last day on December 2nd, Saturday.

    Please visit for detailed information and invitations.

    Author: BUMATECH

    *For Information: Gökçe Ece Oksay / ÜNİTE Edelman (212) 272 93 13*

  • 3 Synergistic Exhibitions Bridging Borders, Empowering Supply Chains in Taiwan

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fasteners manufacturers on Oct 11, 2023

    Taiwan Hardware Show, International Metal Technology Taiwan and T-SAFE Occupational Safety Taiwan ready to welcome international buyers from 18 to 20 Oct

    The stage is set for a large global manufacturer-buyer gathering as Taipei welcomes three synergistic exhibitions featuring the 22nd edition of Taiwan Hardware Show (THS), 8th edition of International Metal Technology Taiwan (iMT Taiwan), and 1st edition of T-Safe Occupational Safety Taiwan. Themed "Bridging Borders, Empowering Supply Chains in Taiwan," specifically to highlight Taiwans centrality in being the nations and North Asia’s production and supply hub, this global-customer focused trade exhibitions will together deliver an industry-changer trade platform for the global hardware, metal technology, and safety equipment industries.

    THS, iMT Taiwan and the inaugural T-SAFE will boast an impressive technology showcase from a lineup of 300 exhibitors across 10,000 square meters of exhibition space, over 3 show days from 18 to 20 October at the Nangang Exhibition Center. Exhibitors comprise a diverse array of industry leaders and innovators, converging to exhibit their cutting-edge products and solutions to meet industry demands to see the best of Made-in-Taiwan innovations that are well-known of its high export quality.

    The lively show floor exhibition will accommodate the latest new-in-market and trend-fronting OEM offerings in hardware, metal technology, and safety products. Trade visitors can explore a wide range of products, from power tools and accessories to locks, fasteners, building supplies, plumbing hardware, garden and outdoor equipment, automotive supplies, and more. Additionally, attendees can participate in over 30 onsite seminars and networking events led by supporting organizations such as EDRA/GHIN, GAMMA (Federation of Indonesia Metal Works And Machinery Industries Association), the Malaysia Federation of Hardware, Machinery & Building Materials Dealers’, Taiwan MIRDC and other international supporters whose presentations are designed to enhance industry knowledge exchange. Hardware professionals can look forward to engaging sessions with product manufacturers presenting their creative know-how at the ‘DIY Demo Area.’

    As an innovation-driven trade platform, the exhibition will feature tech-enabled digital services under its ‘Expo Tech’ value proposition, providing for the first-time autostereoscopic 3D display, touchscreen exhibition show floor plan, Web VR exhibition experience and smart scanning for lead retrieval – all features mirroring its organizer, Kaigo Co,. Ltd. digital upscaling efforts to enhance the visit and participation experience for all attendees.

    Record number of visiting countries and high-value visitor experience expected

    The exhibition will be graced by esteemed international VIP delegations and media representatives from around the world, including Germany, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Italy, Turkey, France, Vietnam, Korea, and more. Their presence underscores the global significance of this event. Furthermore, pre-registration has seen a remarkable response, with visitors hailing from an astounding 63 countries. This diversity highlights the exhibition worldwide appeal and its capacity to facilitate international collaborations.

    "As the organizers of this sourcing-focused exhibition, our primary objective is to showcase Taiwan's exceptional manufacturing capabilities, producing products of global standards that international buyers are eagerly seeking to distribute in their home markets. Through the Taiwan Hardware Show, International Metal Technology Taiwan, and T-Safe Occupational Safety Taiwan, we aim to demonstrate how Taiwan stands at the forefront of industries, offering quality and innovation that empowers supply chains worldwide. Taiwan's commitment to excellence makes it the ideal partner for global buyers looking to bring top-tier products to their markets," highlighted Mr Gerd Keim, President of Kaigo Co,. Ltd.

    The Taiwan Hardware Show and International Metal Technology Taiwan will showcase a wide array of products and services, including power tools, tools & accessories, locks & fittings, fasteners & fittings, building supplies, plumbing hardware, garden & outdoor equipment, automotive supplies & accessories, machine & plant equipment. Simultaneously, T-Safe Occupational Safety Taiwan will present the latest advancements in safety equipment and products, ensuring that attendees are well-informed about the most critical aspects of occupational safety that are getting keen concern from Taiwan’s industries committed to ensuring their workforce well-being as they serve world markets’ needs for Taiwan’s trusted quality-marked products.

    Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this industry- exhibition that brings together the best and brightest in the hardware, metal technology, and safety industries. Apart from the extensive networking opportunities, business matching services are also available to those seeking to source for top-quality products. The exhibitions are a must-visit, promising an experience that will empower competitive businesses and enhance entrepreneurs’ global outlook. or to stay updated with the latest industry trends. The Taiwan Hardware Show (THS), International Metal Technology Taiwan (iMT Taiwan), and T-Safe Occupational Safety Taiwan are ready to bring out Taipei’s conducive location to hold a truly international exhibition that promises innovation, collaboration, and global impact.

    Author: Taiwan Hardware Show

    For further information, please visit the respective exhibition websites or contact:



    Tel: +886 2 2595 4212

    Fax: +886 2 2595 5726

  • China International Hardware Show 2023 concludes its remarkable 20-year journey and sets to embark on the new chapter of China’s hardware industry

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fastener distribution, Fastener suppliers, Fasteners manufacturers, Hardware on Sep 30, 2023

    * Grand closing of China International Hardware Show 2023 with its 20th anniversary.

    * Industry forums and innovation awards bring in new insights to capture hardware trends.

    * Positive feedback from the CIHS 2023 onsite, exhibitors and visitors have confirmed their next participations.

    China’s hardware industry is getting much-needed boost with the successful opening of China International Hardware Show (CIHS) on 19-21 September 2023 in Shanghai, China. After experiencing the waves of the global economy affecting numerous industries around the world, including China’s hardware businesses, this year's show was held in anticipation and received an overwhelming response from the industry for its 20th anniversary.

    As one of the most influential and professional annual hardware events in the global market, organised by China National Hardware Association and Koelnmesse Co., Ltd., CIHS 2023, in conjunction with its concurrent exhibitions “China International Building Hardware & Fasteners Show 2023” and “China International Locks & Security Doors Show 2023”, totally covers 120,000 square metres, featuring a wide range of products including tools, DIY & building hardware, lock, work safety & accessories as well as processing equipment and garden tools.

    Total of 2,623 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions have brought tens of thousands of brands and products to showcase their products, exchange and network to take advantage of the great business opportunities. The fair has warmly received 68,405 visits from 97 countries and regions worldwide during the three-day period, among which, the international trade buyers accounted for 7.7 percent.

    Supported by Koelnmesse’s international hardware trade fairs, as well as embassies, consulates and trade associations worldwide, CIHS 2023 welcomed the encouraging re-entry of international participants, especially from Germany, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, China Taiwan, etc.

    During the three-day event, renowned domestic hardware enterprises participated. Some of the key participants included Great Star, Wendeng Maxpower, Ningbo Great Wall, Jiangsu Hongbao, Hebei Zhongbo, Zhejiang Huafeng and Tiangong International. Additionally, Chinese brands representing local hardware industry clusters and associations, such as Yongkang, Jiande, Jinhua, Lin’an, Xiaolan, Anping, Taigu and Pujiang, also proudly showcased their products. This show served as a testament to the superior quality and craftsmanship of “Made in China” products.

    “Though CIHS was interrupted for three years due to the pandemic, this year’s event marks a grand comeback and restart, and we have exceeded expectations in terms of the scales, numbers of exhibitors and visitors, performance of events and the feedbacks from all participants,” Mr. ZHANG Dongli, President of China National Hardware Association stated, “such achievement symbolises the dedication and innovative inputs of the organisers and respective partners, as well as the active support and participation of all exhibitors and visitors. After over three years of endeavors, a splendid event has been presented during the 3 show days. Not only did it exceed everyone’s anticipation, but it also laid a solid foundation for the successful show in 2024. Meanwhile, we will continue to facilitate all participants with more premium services, improvement initiatives and build a development pattern that empowers a spectacular CIHS.”

    On the occasion of CIHS’ 20th anniversary, the organisers have launched a series of celebration events, including an onsite gallery dedicated to honouring CIHS’ exceptional journey over the past two decades. This dedicated area showcased the impressive growth of the exhibition, with expanded scope and increased participation from valued exhibitors and visitors. The remarkable showcase highlighted the extraordinary progress made and set the stage for future milestones. Additionally, faithful enterprises and exceptional service providers have been honoured and praised for their continuous support and unwavering commitment to CIHS.

    “In the past two decades, we have witnessed the prosperous development of China's hardware industry and contributed to the enhancement of international cooperation and exchanges. With years of expansion and accumulation, CIHS has successfully evolved into the ideal choice and access for overseas buyers in the Chinese market,” remarked Mr. Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, “at a time when the global economy is stabilising in the post-pandemic era, we are delighted to provide comprehensive support to enterprises in expanding their global export capabilities and distribution networks through our on-site events and services.”

    The much-anticipated events such as awards and competitions, conferences and forums, industry networking were in full swing during show days This year, onsite exhibitors and visitors enjoyed as many as 52 conference sessions, themed matchmaking sessions, competitions and innovation award activities, covering hot topics of the entire industry, and providing a more diversified showcase and interactive experience.

    The China National Hardware Association and the China Industrial Design Association jointly organised the 4th edition of "Golden Hook" China Lock and Technological Equipment Design Competition. Seven esteemed judges from the organisers, Tsinghua University and Shandong University reviewed 38 lock products from 33 exhibitors, garnering significant interests from the industry.

    In the inaugural “CIHS Best Product Awards”, a total of 24 Excellence Awards, 65 Exquisite Awards, and New Product Awards were conferred. This recognises and promotes the industry’s most forward-thinking and innovative products of the year, providing cutting-edge product information to propel the industrial development and facilitate its growth.

    The newly introduced Foreign Trade Channel Development Forum has gained the active participation and high recognition of industry colleagues. Esteemed attendees have affirmed that the forum offers a range of valuable information and effective channels for trade communication, enabling businesses to overcome marketing obstacles and enhance channel management efficiency.

    The dedicated matchmaking sessions themed on supply and demand from various countries and regions, mainly targeted market channels in Europe, America, Latin America and the “Belt and Road”. During show days, 325 meetings between buyers and exhibitors were effectively facilitating onsite. In addition, 318 hosted buyers have been formed into various procurement delegations from supermarket and distribution channels in 80 countries and regions and engaged in-depth trade and business communications with selected exhibitors.

    Positive feedback from the CIHS 2023 onsite, exhibitors and visitors have expressed that they will continue to participate next year “We’re Kaijie Abrasives and mainly specialise in abrasive mold production and have been in the industry for 30 years. We have been participating in the CIHS since its second edition. We are truly grateful to the organisers for providing us with the opportunity and platform to communicate with international visitors. CIHS has significantly contributed to our growth. We hope to meet many new customers every year,” was highly appraised by Mr. Hou Qingkai, General Manager of Xuchang Kaijie Abrasive Co., Ltd.

    “I’m from Saudi Arabia. I have a company here in China and in my country as well, dealing with hardware products such as painting tools, drills and cutting accessories. I have visited this trade fair multiple times, expanding our business with Chinese suppliers. I’m interested in Chinese manufacturers because they can fulfill the clients’ requirements such as providing with high quality, good prices and cooperation and the efficiency we need. I feel that this fair can provide the customers who would like to find new suppliers of what they need and give a good access to Chinese suppliers,” commented by Mr. Osama Al-Refaei, General Manager of Yiwu Wise Trading Co., Ltd.

    In 2023, in the new situation of the international and domestic economy, the hardware market is encountering important and unprecedented changes. In the meantime, the hardware industry is facing serious challenges as well as rare opportunities. “With the positive signals of industry’s recovery and the support of all partners, exhibitors and visitors, CIHS will be able to embrace new opportunities, meet new challenges, set the industry’s new benchmark and jointly promote the healthy and stable development of the hardware industry through the exhibition platform,” added Mr. Keith Tsui, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Co., Ltd.

    For more information about China International Hardware Show, please click on

    Author: Ms. Cathy Zhang

    Tel.: + 86 21 6390 6161-810 Fax :+ 86 21 6390 6858 E-mail:

    Koelnmesse (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch Unit 3103, Wheelock Square, No. 1717 Nanjing West Road Shanghai 200040, P.R. China

    Managing Director: Keith Tsui

  • FASTENER POLAND® Trade Fair - no 1 in Central and Eastern Europe

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fastener suppliers, Fasteners manufacturers on Sep 19, 2023

    Transformed supply chains and international cooperation networks, the war in Ukraine, an increase in production costs, the introduction of carbon tariffs (CBAM), competition with countries with low production costs, smooth adaptation to changing customer needs, investments in innovation and new technologies - these are the topics that manufacturers and distributors will discuss during the FASTENER POLAND® International Trade Fair of Fastener and Fixing Technology. The 6th edition of the event will take place on October 18-19, 2023 at EXPO Krakow, and the theme will be ecology.


    The entire industry in one place

    The FASTENER POLAND® is the only international fair of fasteners organized in Central and Eastern Europe - a key forum for exchanging experiences, learning about new products, as well as building effective trade relations between companies from around the world. The pandemic has shown very clearly that face-to-face meetings cannot be replaced in business. FASTENER POLAND® is back to its pre-pandemic state. In October, over 150 companies from 15 countries will present their offer. They will present the most modern industrial fasteners and fittings (from screws, through rivets to nuts, pins or wedges), construction fasteners (anchors, concrete screws, fixing facades and insulation), advanced assembly and installation systems (with the presentation of the latest riveting devices, screwdrivers and screw insertion systems or assembly brackets), as well as technologies for the production of fasteners and devices for their storage and distribution.

    We connect buyers from all over the world

    The fair will be visited by buyers from industries that use fasteners for the production of their products. This year, the organizers direct the promotional campaign especially to industries with the greatest potential. Photovoltaics, automotive, aviation and the medical industry are sectors with the greatest demand for all types of fasteners and fixings. Poland is among the top ten countries in the world in terms of the size of the photovoltaic market. In Europe, only Germany and Spain are ahead of us in this regard. The industry records continuous sales increases and is developing dynamically. Therefore, the demand for components is growing, in particular for specialized and quality fasteners. The fasteners market responds to these needs by designing and delivering the best solutions with enhanced resistance to difficult conditions in which solar systems are used. Several dozen manufacturers will present their solutions on a special zone dedicated to this industry.

    Bleisure - combining business with spare time

    We believe that success begins with meetings, therefore organizers encourage everyone interested in expanding business contacts to participate in the fair. In addition to free invitations to the fair, a program combining business travel with leisure was developed. Trend Bleisure - a word created from the combination of the words "business" and "leisure" - is the key message of the strategy implemented by Targi w Krakowie Ltd. Participants of the fair will be inspired by the map of attractions, which will include recommended accommodation, local restaurants, monuments, climatic places and cultural centers. And since there is no shortage of interesting places in Krakow, the organizers are sure that some customers will extend their stay by additional days.

    List of exhibitors, trade fair novelties, free registration for guests, hotel offer and a list of recommended restaurants and places worth visiting at


  • “best-Award 2023” – Innovation Award for Blechexpo/Schweisstec – apply by 15.09.2023!

    Posted in Award, Fairs and exhibitions, Fasteners manufacturers on Aug 04, 2023


    A special highlight at the 16th Blechexpo – International Trade Fair for Sheet Metal Working – and the 9th Schweisstec – International Trade Fair for Joining Technology – will be the presentation of the “best Award 2023” for outstanding innovation at Blechexpo/Schweisstec, which the trade fair promoter Schall will organise for the sixth time together with trade journals Blechnet and MM Maschinenmarkt. The new designation emphasises the competition’s elevated quality status. All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by an expert jury with members from industry, association, research institute and the trade press. The objective is to ceremoniously honour the best innovations in the sheet metal working industry, each in its own technical category.

    Due to strong demand and requests from the industry, the submission deadline has now been extended to 15 September 2023.

    Expert jury & categories

    A major benefit of the “best-Award 2023” is that all submissions will be viewed and evaluated by an excellent expert jury from industry, associations, research institutes and the trade press. The declared goal of trade fair promoter Schall and the experts is to ceremoniously select the best innovations in the sheet metal processing industry.


    Benefits of the “best Award 2023”:

    • Winners will be announced live on the large awards stage at Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2023 directly at the kick-off on the first day of the trade fair.
    • Winners will be provided with the opportunity of presenting their triumphant innovations to an expert audience during a no-cost time slot at the Exhibitor Forum on the 8th of November, 2023.
    • All nominees and winners benefit from the expansive international media reach of Schall trade fair promoters, as well as the trade media published by the Vogel Communication Group.
    • The winners will be celebrated by the vibrant industry community on the social media – especially on LinkedIn – and by all media partners and foreign representatives associated with Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2023.

    The trophy of the “best-Award 2023” is made in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    The Innovation Award for Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2023 is made right in the heart of Baden-Württmberg. The trophy is made in Germany, for the international world of sheet metal working:

    A 10 mm thick steel plate made of hot-rolled raw steel is inserted. The original lettering “best” is lasered out on an automated high-tech machine. The laser edges of the letters and the trophy body are deburred. The stable base plate is also made of hot-rolled raw steel and is invisibly screwed to the trophy surface. The entire piece is given a matt lacquer finish to protect it against corrosion and grip. And then nobly inscribed.

    Each trophy is unique due to the original finish of the steel – and thus the highest appreciation for the innovative strength of the winners. From the industry for the industry. Look forward to the best of the best!

    Come to the festive award ceremony on 07 November 2023, the first day of Blechexpo/Schweisstec in Stuttgart!


    Author: BLECHEXPO

  • 350 participants from 7 countries at Würth Industrial Park: Expert forum C-Parts Management 2023

    Posted in Fasteners manufacturers, Industry 4.0, Innovation on Jun 16, 2023

    Bad Mergentheim/Main-Tauber-Kreis. At the sixth Expert forum C-Parts management, distinguished keynote speakers from industry, trade, science and consulting ensured a top-class exchange. On Tuesday, 13th June and Wednesday, 14th June 2023, 350 participants from 7 countries gathered together in the Würth Industrial Park in Bad Mergentheim at Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG to discuss trends, innovations and global challenges in the industry.


    “Since our first expert forum in 2017, we have welcomed over 2,400 guests from across Germany and all over the world to our company location in Bad Mergentheim. The focus is on exchanging valuable ideas on solutions for a secure, resilient supply of production and operating materials as well as on significant impulses on market trends and global challenges. This not only results in intensive discussions, valuable business networks and long-term collaborations, but also in customer-oriented innovations. In this way, we ensure that our customers have their focus on the future.," says Martin Jauss, CEO of Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG.

    In the face of Industry 4.0, the companies have to deal with changing markets. It is no longer just automation and digitalisation that concern the industry. There are also global issues across all countries and continents: the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, a volatile situation in the procurement markets, climate change and raw material shortages, geopolitical disputes, increasing inflation and a worsening shortage of qualified employees. Leading experts from industry, trade, science and consulting talked about the steps that need to be taken to be able cope with these developments at this year's expert forum. While Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Horst Wildemann, TCW Management GmbH & Co. KG, spoke about the importance of resilient corporate management with a special focus on its effects in the supply chain, David Reger, CEO & Founder at Neura Robotics GmbH, took up another important topic in his lecture on "Cognitive robots – a new era of human-machine collaboration”, where he focused on the future of a new, changed world of work. A world of work in which man and machine work successfully hand in hand. Prof. Dipl. Inf. Univ., MBA, Dominik B.O. Bösl, CEO at Innomancer GmbH, explained how to manage disruptive trends and what GPT, robotics, AI and work from home have and do not have in common. In this context, he explained the latest developments in the world of work and how they complement each other. In addition, Franz Kühmayer, Expert for Leadership and New Work at Zukunftsinstitut GmbH as well as CEO at Reflections Research & Consulting, contributed to numerous thought-provoking impulses for further discussions regarding possible potentials of medium-sized companies with his expert lecture “Opportunity of the century for medium-sized companies: Hidden champions or true heroes of the future?”. As visionary trend researchers, top managers and consultants, all speakers pursued the goal of presenting concrete ideas, concepts, measures and successful practical examples from industry, trade and science – true to the motto “Designing the future together”.


    Learning from the experts: a holistic approach to C-Parts management.

    With intelligent system solutions, Würth Industrie Service implements optimal supply concepts for production materials as well as for auxiliary and operating materials such as occupational safety, tools or chemical items. Not only does this reduce the procurement effort, optimise processes and reduce costs, but also achieves maximum time savings with maximum delivery reliability and the lowest possible capital commitment. The participants were able to experience how this can be achieved live on site at an accompanying technical exhibition. One of the absolute highlights: The Smart Workplace. With Smart Workplace, walking unnecessarily, searching for parts and manually tracking the requirements are now things of the past! In the assembly workplace of the future, man and machine work hand in hand.  Thanks to numerous options for individual workplace design in combination with connected, intelligent supply solutions, driverless transport systems and worker assistance systems, the C-Parts supply of the future is a success. CPS®miSELF, intelligent solution for digital supply management, proves how A-, B- and C-Parts can also be managed with just one system. It enables industrial customers to combine different suppliers in a single solution and tried and tested hardware while at the same time using the service of Würth Industrie Service for items outside the Würth product range. Just pure innovation! Also during a tour of the logistics at one of the most modern logistics centres for industrial supply in Europe, the participants were able to get a personalised insight into the implementation of automation and digitalisation on an area of more than 65,000 square metres. At this year's Expert forum C-Parts management too, promising innovations were brought to the fore and the participants were able to make valuable contacts and establish networks. Now, true to the motto “Designing the future together”, it is a matter of actively taking charge of it. Because innovators do not wait for change, they drive it.

    Author: Pia Schmitt

    Press and Public Relation


  • Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2023: Full House, Packed Programme!

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fasteners manufacturers on Jun 12, 2023

    Seven months until the renowned industry highlight takes place: together with the 9th Schweisstec international trade fair for joining technology, the 16th Blechexpo international trade fair for sheet metal working will serve as the meeting place for global players in the field of sheet metal working from the 7th through the 10th of November, 2023. Nine halls are fully booked out at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. The trade fair duo presents complete process sequences for modern, future-proof sheet metal processing, and is thus highly acclaimed amongst the experts. An impressive supplementary programme including the presentation of the “best Award 2023”, the “Blechexpo Steel Convention 2023”, the “futureSteel” congress and the expert forum rounds out the trade fair’s offerings.

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    As project manager of the renowned trade fair duo, Georg Knauer reports that nine exhibition halls are fully booked out for Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2023. “Tremendous interest in the exhibition, strong dynamics within the industry sector and important future issues,” is how Knauer sums up the current mood. “On the whole it can be observed that process automation is being driven further and further in the field of sheet metal working,” explains the project manager. “Methods based on data-driven, artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning are being exploited to an ever greater extent in production operations in order to optimise processes and, as a result, reduce lead times. Efficient sheet metal processing necessitates flexible machine tools, modern software and virtual simulation. These issues will be addressed intensively at the trade fair. The challenge is sustainability, and in the field of sheet metal processing this means optimum workpiece utilisation and the avoidance of wasted material.

    Efficient Production Processes, Efficient Trade Fair Visit

    The range of topics covered by Blechexpo/Schweisstec includes efficient process technologies for modern laser technology, fully automated robotic sheet metal processing machines, precision tools and systems for punching, bending, braking and forming, as well as innovative micro-waterjet cutting technologies. Not least of all, the current shortage of qualified production personnel is fuelling further automation across the board, for example in materials handling and machine operation. Planning, implementation and analysis of production processes are becoming more efficient thanks to advancing integration of production data. “Expert visitors at Blechexpo/Schweisstec experience the entire process chain for sheet metal working,” emphasises Georg Knauer. “Suppliers and investment decision-makers meet on an equal footing with direct practical relevance in a working atmosphere.” The international expert audience can plan an issue-oriented trade fair visit, because the arrangement of the nine halls is structured in a differentiated manner: sheet metal, pipe and profile processing will be located in halls 1, 3, 5 and 9. Halls 4 and 6 are reserved for stamping technologies. Cutting, joining and fastening technologies will be presented in hall 7. Hall 8 will focus on pressing and forming technologies. Finally, the issues of steel and metal services, as well as surface finishing technology, will be addressed in hall 10.

    Enter Your Submission Now for the “best Award 2023”!

    Blechexpo/Schweisstec will feature a world-class, highly interesting supplementary programme once again this year including the “best Award 2023”, which will be presented for the sixth time in cooperation with trade journals Blechnet and MM Maschinenmarkt. The organisers have specified five submission categories analogous to the themes assigned to the exhibition halls, so that applicants can find the most suitable area for their innovations. Exhibitors can submit their entries to or The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2023. An expert jury with renowned representatives from the industry sector will select the winners, who will receive their “best Award” within the framework of a festive event on the afternoon of the first day of the trade fair. “Blechexpo/Schweisstec, and above all the “best Award 2023”, will once again showcase lots of innovations and solutions for digitalisation, sustainability and health protection this year,” hopes jury member Stefanie Wiesner, managing director of the Industrial Division of the German Electric Welding Equipment Association. Jury member Florian Kellner, production engineering designer at Siemens’ equipment manufacturing facility in Amberg, Germany, is also looking forward to the submissions: “The award is brilliant in my opinion because inventive talent and know-how are regarded comprehensively and provided with a suitable stage. We can expect technological highlights in the form of future-oriented solutions that link the digital world to the real world in terms of Industry 4.0. The award is ideally situated within the context of Blechexpo/Schweisstec, because the trade fair offers a major, highly diverse international platform for innovations.”

    Lots of Additional Highlights in the Supplementary Programme

    The “Blechexpo Stahl Convention 2023” will take place in the forum area in hall 10 at noon on the first day of the trade fair. It will focus attention on “Challenges in the Steel Markets in 2023”. The convention will be organised by the Stahl-Kommunikation Agency. A “futureSteel” congress is in preparation for the second day of the trade fair in cooperation with Marketsteel Media from Düsseldorf. The daily exhibitor forum will also be a popular meeting place this year – the world-class knowledge platform will provide expert visitors with a broad range of comprehensive information: presentations will be held by the European Sheet Metal Research Association (EFB) dealing with “Sustainable and Digital Future Production: Strategies for Joining – Forming – Sheet Metal Working Methods within the EFB Network”. Contributions from the Sheet Metal Forming Industry Association (IBU) are in preparation which will address “Challenges in Forming Technology”. Last but not least, Schweisstec Day, organised by the ZVEI Technical Association for Electric Welding Equipment, will be held again this year, where expert visitors will receive a comprehensive knowledge update.

    Author: BLECHEXPO


    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fastener distribution, Fastener suppliers, Fasteners manufacturers, Hardware on May 22, 2023

    More than 5,300 visitors from 30 countries. The new trade fair, powered by EISENWARENMESSE, achieves its goals and meets the expectations of visitors and exhibitors.


    The first edition of International Hardware Fair Italy took place from 5-6 May 2023 at Fiera di Bergamo. International Hardware Fair Italy 2023, organised by Koelnmesse Italy on the model of EISENWARENMESSE, was sold out with 302 exhibitors in its two halls. The trade fair experienced a strong participation from international companies from 20 countries, including group and individual participants. Along with a strong European participation from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Bulgaria, Holland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Norway, Serbia and Turkey companies from Australia, India, Taiwan, China and Unites States joined the premiere event.

    The strong synergy with EISENWARENMESSE, the world's largest trade fair for the sector is the basis for the immediate success of the new events’ first edition that registered more than 5,300 visitors from 30 different countries. International Hardware Fair Italy aims to become the new Italian "home" of hardware both at Italian and European level and hosts the entire world of hardware, building, DIY, outdoor & garden, as well as safety, paints & colours, electricity and industrial supplies. Complementary to EISENWARENMESSE the Italian event is held in odd years.

    A platform that meets the real needs of professional industry

    “For some time now, we have been gathering clear signals from the Italian and European market to organise an event dedicated to the hardware, building and DIY world, which was not yet present in Italy. And the market proved us right,” commented Markus Oster, Vice President Trade Fair Management, Koelnmesse GmbH in Germany. “The success of this first edition comes from all our experience as trade fair organisers, which has enabled us to structure a trade show exhibition that meets the real needs of the industry. Also thanks to the strong support to this first edition of the many European and Italian associations, we managed to create the most representative platform in Italy for the European market,” added Thomas Rosolia, CEO of Koelnmesse Italy.

    International Hardware Fair Italy partners with EDRA/GHIN

    The partnership with EDRA/GHIN (European DIY Retail Association-EDRA, and Global Home Improvement Network-GHIN) represented an important step towards establishing the event at European level. “The International Hardware Fair Italy was one of the most successful first editions of a Trade Fair that I have had the pleasure of experiencing” commented John W. Herbert, General Secretary of EDRA/GHIN. “The organisers of the coming together of the industry in Bergamo can be most proud for what they have accomplished with this show, which will have a most promising future.”

    The national and international associations’ support

    The leading associations in the different sectors, more than twenty of them both Italian and European, also confirmed their support and cooperation for the trade fair. Among them, we can mention ZHH, the Professional Association for the Hardware Trade; FWI, the Association of Tool Manufacturers in Germany; Assofermet Ferramenta, the Italian Association of Hardware Distributors. At regional level, the response was also strong, gaining the cooperation of organisations with strong roots in the region, including Ance Bergamo, Confartigianato Imprese Bergamo, Confindustria Bergamo and, in particular, Ascom Confcommercio Bergamo, which includes one of the largest hardware business networks in Italy.

    The key role of matchmaking

    The matchmaking programme was a key event to enable companies and distributors/dealers to meet at the trade fair. More than 200 meetings were organised during International Hardware Fair Italy, thanks to the collaboration with national and European distribution partners with specialisation in the different channel clusters involved in the event.

    The conferences

    The conference programme included two days of discussion on the most topical issues: industry scenarios, panel discussions between manufacturers and distributors from the physical and online channels, and an extensive programme of professional workshops.

    The first morning was dedicated to the international market scenario in the hardware, building and DIY sectors, and the strategic and economic drivers that will condition the supply chains in the coming years. In the afternoon slot, the conference was dedicated to trends in modern home improvement, and the evolution of the national and international large-scale retail network.

    The conference on the second event day was dedicated to renewal in independent technical retail, the evolution of B2B and social communication, and the new expectations of the professional consumer post Covid, with a focus on the world of colour in the ColorDay event. The garden & outdoor market played a leading role in the conference dedicated to trends in the green distribution world and garden centres, with an in-depth look at the Green Bonus and innovation in gardening equipment.

    The Product of the Year Award - a collaboration between International Hardware Fair Italy and Assofermet Ferramenta - as well as the Oscar del Negozio ferramenta and the Negozio Ascom Prize were presented during the award ceremony.

    The industry’s comments on International Hardware Fair Italy 2023 Michele Taddei, Sales Director of Bossong spa

    “We are now an historical presence at the Cologne Fair: at EISENWARENMESSE we are very much at home. When the opportunity to participate in the first edition of International Hardware Fair Italy in Bergamo came up, we took it immediately, precisely because of the success of the Cologne fair over all these years. Here in Bergamo, we experienced a similar spirit of internationality in the building sector that exists in Germany. The size of the fair was, of course, smaller, but Italy responded very positively to our expectations.”

    Franco Morganti, CEO of Morganti spa Kapriol

    “From our perspective, the impression of this first edition of International Hardware Fair Italy is definitely positive; for us, it is a successful event, which has met and exceeded our expectations. The event, particularly for the number of visitors and the high profile of the exhibiting companies, is a not to be missed appointment also for future editions. And it will certainly be counted among the most important trade fairs on the European scene.”

    Luca Paccagnella, General Director of Helvi spa

    “We are very satisfied with Helvi participation in the first edition of International Hardware Fair Italy; this international specialised event was very well attended and generated a lot of interest.”

    Petra Pott-Zemanova, General Manager MPS Sägen GmbH

    “The success of the exhibition was very pleasing for our company. The exhibition was very well organised and fully met our expectations.”


    As a top international trade fair organiser, Koelnmesse is the global market leader in organising events for the hardware/ironware segment. It hosts the leading international event EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne at its trade fair grounds in Cologne, where Asia-Pacific Sourcing also showcases products, innovations and trends for homes and gardens from the Far East. In addition to the events at its Cologne headquarters, Koelnmesse is expanding its portfolio internationally in key markets: The China International Hardware Show in Shanghai, the International Hardware Fair Italy in Bergamo and the International Hardware Fair India in New Delhi are bespoke events and leading trade fairs for the region with international participation. They create the foundation for sustainable, international business for their participants and bring together supply and demand within the sector with a carefully targeted approach. Available on Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook and of course on its website:

    Author: Alessandra Fraschini Communication Manager


    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fastener distribution, Fasteners manufacturers on Apr 13, 2023

    24 - 26 May 2023 at JIExpo Jakarta, Indonesia

    INAPA - Indonesia International Trade Show for Automotive Industry 2023 and INAFASTENER – Indonesia International Fastener & Fixing Technology Exhibition 2023 have become perfect trade shows to the growing needs of commercial vehicles, parts and fastener industries. The shows attract industry leaders and key players in automotive vehicles and all needed components including the fastener industry to showcase the latest innovation, product and services. This is a special zone for automotive, fixing, and fastener industries that will optimize for exhibitors to meet the companies are connected to their business and facilitate professional buyers to find their special needs.


    INAPA and INAFASTENER 2023 along with Transport & Logistics Indonesia 2023, IIBT 2023, Tyre & Rubber Indonesia 2023, EV Indonesia 2023 and INABIKE 2023 will be an excellent opportunity to network and expand with your automotive business in Indonesia and the region. INAPA 2023 will present more than 800 exhibiting companies from 21 countries and targeted 20.000 attendees. INAPA has become the ASEAN's largest annual meeting place for automotive OEM and aftermarket players.

    Indonesia - ASEAN's Largest Automotive Market Recovery!

    Indonesia with over 270 million of people is in the largest economy in South East Asia. Indonesia's manufacturing industry contributed of Indonesia Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 7.07% in the 2nd Quarter compared with a year earlier. Indonesia's automotive industry has remained one of the manufacturing sub-sectors contributing positively to the national industry. Growth in the automotive sector in the second quarter of 2021 increased by 37 percent. It will have a positive impact on the recovery of the automotive industry and eventually jumpstart the national economy.


    Another indicator is the purchasing manager's index (PMI) of Indonesian manufacturing. In September 2022 it was recorded at 53.7, up from 51.7 in August 2022. The results of the S&P Global survey show that the expansion rate of Indonesia's manufacturing sector in this period was the fastest in 8 months and was solid overall. Even Indonesia's manufacturing PMI in September 2022 surpassed the world manufacturing PMI (50.3), ASEAN (53.5), Malaysia (49.1), Vietnam (52.5), and the Philippines (52.9), also higher. from China (48.1), Japan (50.8), and South Korea (47.6). "Indonesia's manufacturing PMI continues to expand, in September 2022 to 53.7. The automotive market in Indonesia is predicted get better, approaching normal conditions.

    Fastener & Fixing Industry

    In Indonesia, the market for bolts, nuts, and other fastener items is still viewed prospective. In sectors ranging from infrastructure to manufacturing, building construction, and property development, fasteners and fixings play a crucial role. This industry serves as a "staple commodity" for industries ranging from manufacturing to gadgets.


    The government's rollout of infrastructure projects and the private sector's encouragement of real estate development make the fasteners industry in Indonesia particularly promising. It can be considered a staple business because they are utilized in every industry. In Indonesia there is still a gap between supply and demand for bolts and nuts.

    Fasteners are widely utilized in a variety of industries besides the automotive one, including manufacturing, infrastructure, and building and construction. Today, practically every industry has a requirement for fasteners. Also, manufacturing fasteners is a very profitable business venture that can support infrastructure development in Indonesia and throughout the world.

    Come and visit us in 24 – 26 May 2023 at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta

    More info, please contact

    Ms. Paramitha Rahayu


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  • Record-breaking edition: Fastener Fair Global 2023 successfully connected international professionals from the industrial sector

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fastener distribution, Fasteners manufacturers on Mar 31, 2023

    U43A7372_Fastener Fair Global_2023_03_21.jpg The 9th Fastener Fair Global, International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry, ended last week after three successful show days at the Messe Stuttgart exhibition centre in Germany. 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 23,230 sqm, a 1,000 sqm increase compared to the previous show in 2019, exhibitors presented the complete spectrum of fastener and fixing technologies: 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.

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    “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.

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    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.

    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 SperaTech®, 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 25 – 27 March 2025 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Grounds in Germany.

    For more information on Fastener Fair Global, visit

    Fastener Fairs – connecting fastener professionals worldwide

    Fastener Fair Global is organised by RX. It belongs to the highly successful worldwide series of Fastener Fair exhibitions for the fastener and fixings industry. Fastener Fair Global is the portfolio flagship event. The portfolio also contains regionally focused events such as Fastener Fair Italy, Fastener Fair India, Fastener Fair Mexico and Fastener Fair USA.

    Issued by:

    Gloria Vezzoli, PR & Marketing Manager

    Cameron Ross, PR & Marketing Executive

    Fastener Fair Global Press Office – RX

    Romeland House, Romeland Hill, St Albans, Herts AL3 4ET, United Kingdom

    Tel: +44 (0)1727 814 400, Email: