Fakuma 2015 Europe plays the leading role
Germany - Once considered a local plastics showcase, the 24th edition of Fakuma promises to be bigger and more international than ever. The majority of exhibitors comes from European countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and France, further consolidating the show’s reputation as Europe’s number-one industry event for injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming technologies.
The Fakuma exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany, used to be considered a local plastics trade fair for Germany’s machinery exhibitors to reach an audience in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Formerly referred to as the “mini K Show”, the fair has grown into a truly international exhibition. Fakuma 2014 attracted nearly 46,000 visitors from 117 countries and 1,772 exhibitors from 36 nations.
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With a fully booked exhibition centre in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance, the 24th edition of Fakuma (13 - 17 October) is said to be even more international, with exhibitors hailing from 35 industrialised nations, organiser Schall says. As has traditionally been the case, Germany is represented by the largest number of exhibitors (925 companies), followed by Italy (102), Switzerland (97), Austria (63), France (43), China (41), Portugal (27), the Netherlands (25), the Czech Republic (20) and Turkey (17), proving that Europe still plays the leading role.