wire 2016 and Tube 2016: industries are looking forward to the No 1 fairs in Düsseldorf

From 4 to 8 April 2016 the world’s leading trade fairs wire – the International Wire and Cable Fair – and Tube – the International Tube Fair – will simultaneously present their technology highlights from their respective industries at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre for the 15th time.

The situation of the European steel industry is serious: excess capacities on the global market, cheap imports from China and massive pressure on prices are giving producers in the industry a tough time. Nevertheless, most companies look to wire and Tube with optimism: Here the key players of these industries meet every two years to present their innovations, meet customers and close business deals.  
Covering a net exhibition space of currently over 59,000 square metres, wire 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. The trade fair will also cover innovations in measurement and control engineering, test engineering and special areas.

The International Wire & Cable Fair will occupy Halls 9 to 13, 16 and 17 in wire, cable and glass fibre machinery as well as wire and cable products and the wire and cable trade, while innovations in metal forming will be shown in Hall 15. Hall 16 will open its gates to mesh welding machines and spring making technology. So far over 1.280 companies from 51 countries have registered.
Traditionally, the countries which are particularly well represented by exhibitors 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: the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Japan and China.

Tube, the International Tube Fair, has so far received registrations for over 50,000 square metres of net exhibition space, covering 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 machines, as well as tools in process engineering, auxiliary materials, measuring and control engineering and test engineering. The line-up also includes pipelines, OCTG technology, profiles and machines and the Plastic Tube Forum (PTF). So far over 1,237 exhibitors from 50 countries have registered.

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

This number-one trade fair in the pipe and tube industry will focus on pipe accessories in Halls 1 and 2, while the pipe trade and pipe manufacturing can be found in Halls 2, 3, 4, 7.0 and 7.1. As before, the China Pavilion will be in Hall 2.

Metal forming will occupy Hall 5, and Halls 6 and 7a will feature tube processing machines. Mechanical engineering and construction will be presented in Hall 7a.  Halls 1 to 7.0 will also have profiles for a wide range of applications. The special show PTF (Plastic Tube Forum) 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

Press contact for 2016:
Petra Hartmann-Bresgen, M.A.
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560 541
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560 87 541