FASTENER POLAND® – the fastener industry celebration is now over
Two days of industry meetings, thousands of conversations, guests from dozens of countries, an expert conference, novelties and premieres. This is how the 6th edition of the International Trade Fair for Fastener and Fixing Technology FASTENER POLAND® looked. Exhibitors and visitors leaving EXPO Kraków after the trade fair commented very positively about it. They paid attention primarily to specific and substantive conversations and the high business potential of the FASTENER POLAND® Trade Fair.
Even before the first customers arrived at EXPO Krakow, it was known that this year's edition of the FASTENER POLAND® Trade Fair would be successful in many respects. 150 producers and distributors from 15 countries presented their offers, including 77% of exhibitors from abroad. The statistics regarding visitors are even more interesting. Of the 3,258 people who visited the fair, 45% were from abroad, from 42 countries. Most visitors came to the fair from Italy, the Czech Republic and Ukraine, but there were also guests from such distant countries as India, Taiwan, Brazil and China. The international business atmosphere was visible every step of the way at EXPO Kraków.
A novelty of this year's edition of the trade fair was the zone of fasteners for the energy, electrical engineering and renewable energy sources sectors. Poland is among the top ten countries in the world in terms of the size of the photovoltaics market, and in Europe we are third after Germany and Spain. The industry has recorded continuous increases in sales and is developing dynamically, so the demand for specialised components is constantly growing. It was these, innovative and meeting the highest quality standards, that were presented in the zone dedicated to energy.
The high level of business meetings and the potential that the FASTENER POLAND® Trade Fair brings to the development of the fastener industry are confirmed by the opinions of our exhibitors. Mr. Tomasz Karwowski, Commercial Director of DROMET Sp. z o. o. Sp. k. appreciates, above all, the opportunity to meet many new customers – (...) our main goal is to meet new customers – – customers from outside our country. Every year we manage to achieve this goal. I'm very happy with this. Among the foreign customers who visited our stand this year were also those with whom we had not had contact before.
An important and interesting aspect is noted by Andrea Villa, Vice-President of the Management Board of EUROFIX Italia – (...) The FASTENER POLAND® Trade Fair is not as large as other events in the world, but it is very specialised, which means that I have time to talk to every client. I can spend several minutes talking to him and discuss in detail all the issues that interest him. This is very important for us.
An indispensable element of the FASTENER POLAND® Trade Fair is the industry conference. Each year, the most current topics for the industry are discussed. This time the main theme was ecology and economics in the fastener industry, and the challenges and opportunities they entail. The most discussed issue was the CBAM. New regulations and the changes related to their introduction are another challenge for entrepreneurs importing products from outside the EU. They are an element of the broadly understood green revolution that we are all witnessing, which results not only in challenges, but also in opportunities for entrepreneurs. The development of ecological and economic construction and renewable energy sources requires access to fasteners that meet the highest quality standards. The market responds to these needs by designing and delivering the best solutions with increased resistance to the difficult conditions in which these systems are used. All these problems were discussed by respected experts, and the conference enjoyed great interest among visitors and exhibitors alike.
The next edition of the only trade fair for fasteners and fixing techniques in this part of Europe will take place next year. We invite you to plan your participation and follow preparations for the trade fair on our social media profiles and on the website fastenerpoland.pl/en.
Our speakers Marek Łangalis, Bartosz Radkowiak, Michał Szuster and Gert-Jan Houkes provided their presentations, which are a valuable resource for participants and all those interested in the topic of the event.
For the lectures "Border carbon tax - the assumed impact of regulations on imports from outside the EU" by Jarosław Szajkowski and "Overview of the most important tax breaks for the fastener industry" by Łukasz Koc, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circular building and construction with Lindapter - Gert-Jan Houkes 3.94MB, pdfDownload
Green revolution - opportunities and threats for the fastener market - Marek Łangalis (presentation in Polish) 501.35KB, pdfDownload
Decarbonization in the ESCO model in an automotive manufacturing plant - Bartosz Radkowiak, Michał Szuster (presentation in Polish) 3.19MB, pdfDownload