Wire And Tube 2018 Reflects Positive Global Business Climate

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Investment has gone up worldwide – in infrastructure, the automotive sector, the electrical industry, regenerative energy projects and in oil and gas pipelines. And the upstream supplies industries wire, cable and pipes have substantially benefited from this development at the international No.1 trade fairs wire and Tube in Düsseldorf from 16 to 20 April 2018.

Across Germany steel and metal processing counts among the ten major sectors of industry. These sectors are strongly characterized by SMEs, by traditional growth and innovation. But even major groups of companies are now re-aligning their operations, following digital optimization processes and reorganizing their distribution channels, both nationally and internationally.

Orders for capital goods like machinery, plants and vehicles are very high and the German economy is benefiting from the positive global business climate. More than 71,500 trade visitors from 134 countries came to Düsseldorf over the five days to find out about industry innovations and conclude business deals.

A total of 2,683 companies from 67 countries presented their technology highlights in 16 exhibition halls on more than 117,000 square metres – some 7,000 square metres of space more than at the previous event in 2016!


2018 Wire and cable machines, wire and cable production, trade with these materials as well as fibre glass technologies, mesh welding machinery, spring making, fastener technologies and the China Pavilion meet china’s expertise were presented in exhibition halls 9 to 16. A total of 1,442 exhibitors from 53 countries showcased their innovations on space exceeding 65,000 square metres.

Most wire exhibitors came from the major producer countries Italy, Germany, Turkey, Great Britain, France, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland. From overseas many exhibitors from the USA, India, Taiwan, South Korea and China travelled to the exhibition halls on the Rhine.


2018 The ranges at Tube 2018 encompassed pipe and tube materials, manufacturing, finishing, processing, pipe and tube accessories, trade and forming technology including profiles, plastic tubes, machinery and plants as well as the China Pavilion meet china’s expertise. Tube was held in Halls 3 to 7a, 7.0 and 16 to 18 occupying in excess of 52,000 square metres of exhibition space. 1,241 companies from 57 countries were presented.”

At Tube most exhibitors hailed from Italy, Germany, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria and France. Most overseas exhibitors travelled from the USA, China, India, South Korea and Taiwan”
“to Düsseldorf.”

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