Success when four fairs became one arena

Success was ensured when Elmia created a common arena for the entire Swedish manufacturing industry. The four days featured record visitor numbers and business deals made on the spot. 

Success when four fairs became one arena

Filled halls at Elmia’s industrial fairs 

“It is with great pleasure that we can sum up this year’s fair and we’re already looking forward to 2018,” says Henrik Landén, project manager for Elmia Automation and Elmia Machine Tools.

Record numbers of people visited Elmia Automation, Elmia Welding & Joining Technology, Elmia Sheet Metal and Elmia Machine Tools, which were all held on 10–13 May. The four fairs have together created new opportunities for the future of Sweden’s manufacturing industry.

“We’ve created a comprehensive production technology fair that gives the manufacturing industry a unique arena where people, ideas and business opportunities are all brought together,” Landén says.

Digitalisation and smart factories have been a theme throughout the entire marketplace and the importance of having a complete industrial arena cannot be overestimated.

“The visitor flow has been constant, deals have been signed on the spot and current issues have been discussed. We’ve really shown the way for tomorrow’s industry,” Landén says.

Elmia Sheet Metal is the arena’s new fair, and project manager Tanja Lundberg experienced a positive atmosphere during the fair days.

“I’ve spoken with most of the exhibitors,” she says. “They’re really satisfied that sheet metal finally has its own fair. Of course it’s wonderful that the launch has been so successful, with satisfied exhibitors, a lot of high-quality visitors and lots of deals made.”

Lundberg is also the project manager for Elmia Welding & Joining Technology. This year’s event underlined the fair’s strong position.

“Both the exhibitors and visitors are extremely pleased with how the fair went. There’s been masses of action. The business contacts made here mean that exhibitors have lots to do for the whole year ahead,” she says.



Elmia Automation 10,020

Elmia Machine Tools 11,228

Elmia Welding & Joining Technology 7,433

Elmia Sheet Metal 7,641

Read more about the industrial fairs here:

Elmia Automation

Elmia Machine Tools

Elmia Sheet Metal

Elmia Welding & Joining Technology

For more information contact:

Henrik Landén, fair project manager, Elmia Machine Tools and Elmia Automation, tel: +46(0)36-15 22 57

Tanja Lundberg, fair project manager, Elmia Sheet Metal and Elmia Welding & Joining Technology, tel: +46(0)36-15 21 03

Karin Sjögren, communications manager, tel: +46(0)36-15 20 22

Filled halls at Elmia’s industrial fairs
Filled halls at Elmia’s industrial fairs