CastForge celebrated an impressive début at the Stuttgart trade fair centre. 153 exhibitors from 18 countries (international exhibitors: 61 percent) presented their comprehensive product portfolio at the trade fair for castings and forgings with processing. The exhibitors were impressed with the strong response of around 3,700 visitors and conducted excellent and in-depth discussions.
"Messe Stuttgart organised CastForge professionally and for the first time it succeeded in representing the industry for castings and forgings in a condensed format. This is a big advantage for purchasers, among others, because they can obtain a comprehensive overview of the range of raw materials with only one trip. At our stand we held in-depth conversations and roughly 70 percent of the interested parties who exchanged information with us are potential customers. This is a very high rate. Based on this extremely positive verdict, we can already say today that we will be back again at the next CastForge."
"With our office in Düsseldorf we represent numerous Italian companies in the D-A-CH region and of course also at this year's CastForge. We are delighted that there is now a special trade fair for our sector. The concept of Messe Stuttgart convinced us and that's why we showcased ourselves with a large stand. This was a good decision because we were able to record more visitors than at other global trade fairs. We were a little surprised that such a trade fair attracted so many visitors. "
"We are very surprised at the support that CastForge received. We are pleased with the high number of visitors that came to us with direct project requests and inquiries. In the run-up to the event we didn't really expect that these projects would be so detailed, hence why we are pleasantly surprised! Messe Stuttgart also provided us with plenty of useful information during the preparation stage. We are very satisfied with the collaboration and the organisation and feel in good hands here in Stuttgart. You can visit us again at the same location at the next CastForge!"
"Germany is the most important market for Italian companies who are on the move in the castings and forgings industry. We were able to establish contacts on the three days of the event, whereby the visitors came from different industries. Some specific requests and inquiries came directly from the conversations. The organisation by Messe Stuttgart was superb."
"We are very happy with how the trade fair went. Our ten exhibiting members confirmed that they received very positive feedback and could talk to the visitors about specific, future projects. The location of Stuttgart as a venue is ideal because a large number of companies from the automotive and engineering field are located here."
"Our expectations were more than exceeded. We are impressed in particular with the quality of visitors at the trade fair. Messe Stuttgart also gave us professional support in the organisation of our appearance and advertised CastForge very well. In addition, the trade fair grounds with its optimal transport links is an excellent location that is very easy to reach."