Fastener Fair India returns to Mumbai in April 2013
First show was a total success
Launched as part of the series of the internationally renowned ‘Fastener Fair’ brand, the first edition of Fastener Fair India, trade exhibition for the fastener and fixings industry, proved a big success. From 16-17 April 2011 some 4,800 visitors came to the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai to meet with industry experts and discover a comprehensive range of industrial fasteners, construction fixings, assembly and installation systems as well as manufacturing technology. Both visitors and exhibitors praised the show as a highly professional and worthwhile industry event.
Half of the ninety exhibitors at this specialised industry event came from outside India, with an even spread of companies from Europe, Asia and the Americas. In the exhibition survey 95% of exhibitors were able to report positive business enquiries at their stands; and the large majority of exhibiting companies achieved their aims. It is no wonder that three quarters of the exhibitors had already indicated on site that they intended to exhibit again at the next exhibition. Fastener Fair India 2013 will take place from 17-18 April 2013, at the same venue, the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
In the exhibitor survey the show received excellent marks for the quality and quantity of its trade visitors. These were mainly from India; however, some 3% of visitors came to Fastener Fair India from all parts of the world.
Visitors at Fastener Fair India 2011 were mainly fastener and fixings manufacturers (32%), purchasers (21%), engineers (18%), end users (12%) and distributors (11%). Key industry sectors to which the visitors belonged included mechanical engineering (25%), the automotive industry and its suppliers (22%), electrical products and domestic appliances (13%) and hardware / DIY retailing (11%). The exhibition attracted fastener and fixings specialists at all levels, with the majority having managerial responsibility (27%), being head of production (26%) or having purchasing responsibility (16%).
“The Indian economy is well known as one of the great powerhouses of global industrial growth. Consumer demand for cars, domestic appliances and electrical equipment as well as current and future infrastructure and energy projects mean that the Indian fastener and fixings industry will need to rapidly increase capacity to respond to this growth. It is in this context that we launched Fastener Fair India. The dedicated trade exhibition is the ideal market place for networking and for gaining an overview of the latest technical solutions”, says Stephen Brooks, Chairman, Mack Brooks Exhibitions on behalf of the organisers Inter Ads – Brooks Exhibitions (India) Pvt. Ltd.
“We are delighted that the first Fastener Fair held in India has been such a big success. The launch of this show came exactly at the right time, as there has been long-standing demand by the Indian fasteners and fixings industry for a targeted industry event. Co-located with the second edition of BLECH India, Exhibition for Sheet Metal Working, Fastener Fair India was well-placed to meet the needs of industry professionals and end users. We look forward to sustainably developing this show into India’s key platform for the fastener and fixings industry,” says Rajan Sharma, Chairman, Inter Ads, on behalf of the organisers Inter Ads – Brooks.
Fastener Fair India 2011 was co-located with BLECH India 2011, Exhibition for Sheet Metal Working. Some 7,000 trade visitors and 139 exhibitors from 18 countries participated at the second edition of this industry event.
Both, Fastener Fair India and BLECH India will come back to the Bombay Exhibition Centre in April 2013: BLECH India 2013 will take place from 17-20 April 2013 and Fastener Fair India, Mumbai will be held from 17-18 April 2013.
Information on Fastener Fair India 2013 will soon be available at the show website www.fastenerfair.com
Issued by: Susanne Neuner, PR Director; Fastener Fair Press Office Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd, Romeland House, Romeland Hill, St Albans, Herts AL3 4ET, UK
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