The History of EuroBLECH
For more than 43 years EuroBLECH has grown continuously. Today, it is known for being a high quality event and is the world’s number 1 sheet metal working exhibition.
The first show “First International Sheet Metal Exhibition” takes place in London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre. 70 exhibitors present machinery and equipment for the forming and fabrication of sheet metal. The conference “Sheet Metal in the Seventies” is held alongside the exhibition.
Just one year later the 2nd edition “Second International Sheet Metal & Metal Forming Exhibition” takes place in Manchester, UK.
The show moves to continental Europe, and the exhibition - now just called “BLECH” - opens its doors in Zurich’s “Züspa-Hallen” in Switzerland.
“BLECH” relocates to Germany where most of its exhibitors and visitors are at home. Taking place at the exhibition grounds in Essen the show grows over the years to more than 700 exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors.
Having outgrown the exhibition centre in Essen, the organisers move the show to the world’s largest exhibition facility in Hanover. For the first time, over 1,000 exhibitors present their products at this technology exhibition - now called “EuroBLECH” - and more than 50,000 visitors attend the show.
The 20th anniversary show again achieves record results with over 1,520 exhibitors from 38 countries and 69,400 visitors from 98 countries as well as hall space totalling 150,000 m² (gross). As a result, the world’s leading sheet metal working technology exhibition is the biggest event in its long history.
EuroBLECH 2010 is more international than ever. In total, 61,500 trade visitors and 1,455 exhibitors from 43 countries attend the show. After a difficult time, the sheet metal industry is on the up again and the general atmosphere at the show is very positive.