Tube 2012 - summary
Any company producing, processing or trading wires, cables and tubes on the world market must not miss the world’s leading trade fairs - wire, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube, International Tube Trade Fair - which are held in Düsseldorf every two years.
This is where the sector’s companies present their innovations for the first time. From here, technological trends and innovations spread out into the rest of the world.
Recently the two trade fairs closed their doors in Düsseldorf after achieving a new exhibitor record. During the five trade fair days, about 2,500 companies from all corners of the globe provided information on the latest machines, plants and products from the wire, cable and tube processing industries.
The exhibitors agreed that there was excellent interest in purchasing. Many deals were made and new, interesting business contacts were acquired. There was high praise for the visitor quality, and the location Düsseldorf as the No. 1 international platform for the presentation of industry news was confirmed again.
“For us as trade fair organisers, the somewhat euphoric mood in the exhibition halls, the orders made here and the expectation of good post-fair business are important indicators that we are right with the trade fair date and the product range,” Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, reports happily.
“Companies invest heavily in Düsseldorf in order to remain present amongst the international competition,” adds Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, Director of wire 2012 and Tube 2012. “Here, the companies meet qualified business partners from all over the world, and many new contacts are made as well,” he says excitedly.
The approximately 2,500 exhibitors of wire and Tube are very satisfied with the course of the events. A display area of more than 106,000 square metres was booked. This is a new record compared to the also very well attended previous events in the years 2010 and 2008.
All in all, 73,500 trade visitors from 111 countries visited the exhibition centre on the River Rhine over the five days. This is an increase of 6.3% compared to 2010. In that year, 69,200 trade fair visitors came from around 100 countries.
“We are very happy with the results of Tube 2012,” says a content Norbert Keusen, President and CEO of V & M Deutschland GmbH. “We were able to intensify our contacts with the professional audience and presented our broad product range for the industry in detail. In particular, we had exciting talks about our new tube solution PREOn marine for low noise and space-saving construction of offshore windmills.”
The company from Düsseldorf also set an example for its own corporate policy and exhibited again at Tube for the first time after 14 years.