At a glance


Date: 23 - 26 Jan 2024
Place: Hamburg Messe + Congress
Organiser: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH in cooperation with VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association)
Regular cycle: every two years

For four days, the Hamburg exhibition grounds will be focusing on pioneering technologies, ground-breaking production solutions and the leading themes of the production industry. Exhibitors and visitors appreciate the close, practice-based interactions at NORTEC, and because of the relevant contacts they make.

At the heart of NORTEC, exhibitors showcase: machinery and equipment, tools and fixtures, control systems and measurement technology. Suppliers and contract manufacturers offer their services, as do specialists for the upstream and downstream stations of the value chain: design, calculation and simulation, control, IT, logistics, quality control and service.

Key exhibition areas

  • Machine tools and production systems
  • Precision tools
  • Robotics and automation
  • Software, digital and IT solutions
  • Control and regulation technology
  • Measurement and testing technology, quality assurance
  • Electronics production
  • Components and assemblies
  • Materials
  • Order and contract manufacturing
  • Services
  • Conveyor and storage technology and logistics management 
  • Operating equipment and accessories


Our visitors are deciders and purchasers from the industry, the service sector, the craft and trade sector.  A large portion of them comes from production companies, representing especially the following industries:

  • Mechanical engineering and plant construction
  • Metal working / Metal products
  • Medical technology
  • Electrical engineering / electronics
  • Aeronautics and suppliers
  • Tool and fixture construction
  • Automotive engineering
  • Maritime technology and suppliers in shipbuilding
  • Wind energy and environmental technology / renewable energies
  • Information and communication technology
  • Packaging industry

Advisory Board

Lars Reeder
Managing Director
Hein & Oetting Feinwerktechnik GmbH

Prof. Hans-Jürgen Dräger
Co-founder NORTEC

Joachim H. Hoedtke
Managing director
Hoedtke GmbH & Co. KG
Metall- und Lasertechnik

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Wolfgang Kersten
Hamburg-Harburg Technical University
Institute of Logistics and Corporate Management

Detlef Kranich
Managing director
TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen Deutschland
Vertrieb + Service GmbH + Co. KG

Anne Neumann
Paul Horn GmbH 

Dr. Dirk Lau
Stellvertretender Geschäftsführer
Leiter Geschäftsbereich Innovation und Umwelt
Handelskammer Hamburg

Dr.-Ing. Jörg Mutschler
Managing director

Dipl.-Ing. Helge Schimanski
Fraunhofer-Institut für Siliziumtechnologie ISIT

Prof. Dr. Enno Stöver
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Bettina Wache-Möhle
Managing director
Wache GmbH

Bärbel Wenckstern
Managing director GBIV
ELBCAMPUS, Kompetenzzentrum Handwerkskammer Hamburg