Who exhibits?

Elmia Subcontractor is northern Europe’s leading trade fair for subcontractors to the manufacturing industry and their customers – and is a true specialist fair for product development and purchasing.

Only subcontractors to the manufacturing industry may exhibit at Elmia Subcontractor. This focus is a major reason for the fair’s success and an important factor for further development. The fair’s Product Register, which is updated and developed annually, determines who may exhibit.

Many companies have a number of business segments. It is therefore extremely important that all exhibiting companies at Elmia Subcontractor only exhibit and market products and services which are included in the categories specified below. As an exhibitor you need to know that the Product Register must reflect the products and services you are selling. If you are organising a joint stand, you must point this fact out to the companies that are in your stand.

For example, some exhibitors sell materials and services as well as machinery and equipment to produce them. In such cases, the stands must focus on marketing the materials and services and not on marketing the machinery and equipment.

The main categories in the Product Register are:

  • Manufacturing methods (toll manufacturing/contract manufacturing)
  • Products and components (components/articles/machine parts which form part of customers’ products)
  • Materials, raw materials and semi-finished products (direct materials)
  • Design and development (of products)
  • Tools and fixtures (only customer-specific tools)

We work on an on-going basis to ensure that the exhibitors at Elmia Subcontractor match the fair’s Product Register. This sometimes means that we must take action to retain the fair’s quality. We hope that by defining the fair more clearly, we will make it easier for you to decide if Elmia Subcontractor is the right fair for you.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


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