EuroBLECH 2020

26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition

27 – 30 October 2020 | Hanover, Germany

Show Review 2018

Positive results for EuroBLECH 2018: Digitalisation set the tone at the world’s leading exhibition for the sheet metal working industry

The 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, EuroBLECH 2018, ended after four successful show days. A total of 56,307 visitors from around the world came to Hanover to get an overview of the latest innovations and digital technologies for sheet metal working and to invest in new manufacturing machinery. A total of 1,507 companies from 40 countries exhibited at this year’s show.

At the previous show, a total of 58% of exhibitors came from outside Germany. This represents a further increase in international attendance by 4%. The preliminary results of the exhibition survey show that 37% of visitors came to EuroBLECH from outside Germany, resulting once again in good international visitor attendance. Major visitor countries, next to Germany, included Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, India, Great Britain, Poland, Austria and Belgium.  

A great majority of the visitors came from the industry (73%), followed by visitors from workshops, trade and services. The most important sectors visitors belonged to include engineering, sheet metal & products, steel and aluminium construction, the automotive industry and its suppliers, electrical engineering, iron and steel production as well as rolling mills and heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology.

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Key Facts EuroBLECH 2018 *


  • 1,507 exhibitors from 40 countries
  • 58% of exhibitors came from outside Germany
  • 89,800 square metres net exhibition space
  • 72% of exhibitors intend to return in 2020


  • 56,307 visitors from 105 countries
  • 49% of visitors came from outside Germany
  • 97% trade visitors
  • 15,200 visitors do not attend any other show

Exhibitor Facts *

Long-term development of Exhibitor Numbers (1969 - 2018)

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Key Industries

  • Forming technology
  • Sheet metal, semi-finished, finished products, components
  • Separation technology
  • Tool/ die techology
  • Machine elements
  • Flexible sheet metal working
  • Tube/ section working
  • Handling technology
  • Surface treatment
  • Joining technology

Top 10 Exhibitor Countries

  1. Germany
  2. Italy
  3. China
  4. Turkey
  5. The Netherlands
  6. Spain
  7. Switzerland
  8. Denmark
  9. USA
  10. Austria

The main objectives of exhibitors at EuroBLECH 2018 were:

  • 92%: Development of new markets
  • 84%: Win new business
  • 78%: Presentation of products and services
  • 62%: Foster customer relationships
  • 37%: Presentation of an innovation
  • 34%: Finding new partners
  • 32%: Public relations

A total of three quarters of exhibitors were highly satisfied with their participation at the show

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Visitor Facts *

Origin of Visitors (excluding Germany)

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Facts about the Visitors

  • 79% of all visitors are involved in purchasing decisions
  • 23,300 visititors came to the show with concrete investment plans
  • 59% of all visitors from outside Germany hold top management positions
  • 84% of visitors intend to visit the next EuroBLECH

Biggest Visitor Countries

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • The Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • France

What did visitors expect to find at the exhibition stands?

  • 74%: Personal consultations
  • 63%: Practical machine demonstrations
  • 36%: Brochures, sales literature
  • 28%: Samples, models
  • 26%: Virtual machine demonstrations

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* EuroBLECH is FKM audited (Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics)

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