More than 2,600 international exhibitors presented their innovations to 69,500 trade visitors from 130 countries at the recent concurrent staging of Wire 2016, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2016, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany. On 1.1 million square feet of net exhibit space in 16 halls, the companies showcased the latest machinery, equipment and products from the wire, cable and tube processing industry – a new record in the trade fairs’ history.

Wire and Tube 2016 took place during a difficult business climate: global economic upheaval, a worldwide steel crisis and new worldwide climate regulations.


Wire 2016

With 1,337 exhibitors from 53 countries on a net exhibition area of 642,600 square feet, Wire 2016 showcased wire manufacturing and finishing machinery, process engineering tools and auxiliary materials as well as materials, special wires and cables. Innovations from measurement, control, test engineering and other specialized sectors were also on display.

From the U.S., 79 companies exhibited at Wire 2016, including 33 exhibitors within the North American Pavilion organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America.


Tube 2016

On more than 554,300 square feet of net exhibition space, 1,278 exhibitors from 51 countries covered the entire range of pipe and tube manufacturing. The spectrum included raw materials, pipes, tubes and accessories, machinery for the production of pipes and tubes, pre-owned machinery as well as process engineering tools, auxiliary materials, measuring, control and test engineering. Pipelines, OCTG technology, profiles, machinery and the Plastic Tube Forum (PTF) complemented the lineup.

From the U.S., 40 companies showed their products, with 12 exhibitors participating in the North American Pavilion organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America.


Trade Fair Visitors

Most of the event’s 69,500 visitors were from Germany, Italy, Turkey, France, Poland and the Netherlands. The share of international guests was very high at 65%, with about one-third traveling from overseas. Some 75% of the visitors were executives with decision-making authority, and 60% of attendees stated that they found new suppliers.  


The next concurrent staging of Wire and Tube will take place April 16-20, 2018. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at Wire or Tube 2018, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America at 312-781-5180 or