Strong exhibitor interest for Wire and Tube 2016


Exhibitor registrations for wire 2016 – International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2016 – International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, are going strong. To date, 920 exhibitors from 46 countries have reserved 58 600m² of exhibit space at wire 2016. The 741 companies from 41 nations at Tube 2016 occupy 48 000m². Both events will he held concurrently from April 4 – 8, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

As in the past, countries with particularly strong exhibitor participation at wire 2016 are Italy, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, Sweden and Germany. But a large number of registrations have also been received from overseas: from the U.S., South Korea, Taiwan, India, Japan and China.


wire 2016 will feature machinery for the production and finishing of wire, tools and auxiliary materials in process engineering as well as materials, special wires and cables. It will also cover innovations in measurement, control and test engineering. The trade fair will occupy halls 9 – 12, 16 and 17, featuring wire, cable and glass fiber machinery, wire and cable products as well as wire and cable trade. Innovations in metal forming will be shown in hall 15, and hall 16 will house mesh welding machinery and spring making technology.


At Tube 2016, the countries with the largest numbers of exhibitors are again Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Turkey and Germany. The largest participation of overseas exhibitors are from the US, India, South Korea and China.

Tube 2016 covers the full range of pipe and tube manufacturing, processing, treatment and trade. The spectrum includes raw materials, pipes, tubes and accessories, machinery for the production of pipes and tubes, pre-owned machinery as well as tools for process engineering, auxiliary materials, measuring, control and test engineering. The line-up also includes pipelines, OCTG technology, profiles and machinery and the Plastic Tube Forum (PTF). Halls 1 and 2 will focus on pipe accessories, while the pipe trade and pipe manufacturing can be found in Halls 2, 3, 4, 7.0 and 7.1. As previously, the China Pavilion will be in Hall 2.

Metal forming will occupy hall 5, while halls 6 and 7a will feature tube processing machinery. Mechanical engineering and construction will be presented in hall 7a. Halls 1 to 7.0 will also include profiles for a wide range of applications. The special show PTF will be presented in Hall 7.1.

Up-to-date details of the two trade fairs can be found on their respective web portals: and

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