European Trade Fair for Machine Technology, Equipment and Supplies for the Wood Crafts

19 - 22 March 2024 // Nuremberg, Germany


FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK: Craftsmanship meets technology

From 21 to 24 March 2018, wood and window specialists from all over the world will gather in Nuremberg for the combined FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK exhibition. The 17 halls of the fully booked exhibition centre will once again showcase the latest trends in woodworking and wood processing and in the window, door and facade segment. This year too, 1,328 exhibitors from 42 countries will create a unique information forum for the participating sectors and attract around 111,000 international visitors.


With 813 exhibitors from 40 countries, FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2018 is underscoring its status as the world's leading trade fair for windows, doors and facades and the associated technologies, components, structural elements, machines and services. “Industry professionals from all over the world can once again look forward to a high-quality exhibition with lots of innovative products. At the exhibition stands, but also in the supporting programme, visitors will learn about topics like smart home, automation, safety and security, energy efficiency and sustainability, comfort, and design and aesthetics,” says Elke Harreiss, Exhibition Director FENSTERBAU FRONTALE at NürnbergMesse. For the first time there will be a FENSTERBAU FRONTALE FORUM featuring presentations on issues like the practical implementation of digitalisation, smart home, safety and security, glass, technical innovations, standardisation, research and the property sector. Another new addition this year is the guided tours. From Wednesday 21 March to Friday 23 March these themed tours around the halls will explore key topics like “Smart home/building automation”, “Front doors and their hardware”, “Security technology/burglary protection” and “Modern windows for all types of use”. Recurring features in the programme for this leading international fair are the Forum Architecture-Window-Facade on Thursday 22 March and the special show by the ift Rosenheim (institute for window technology) and NürnbergMesse in Hall 1, which this year focuses on “Smart home with windows and doors”. The simple planning, use and configuration of drives, sensors, actuators and controls will be demonstrated in action zones using the examples of front doors, windows, facades, sun shades and sliding doors.

HOLZ-HANDWERK: Beautifully crafted design and modern technology

At HOLZ-HANDWERK 2018, 515 exhibitors from 19 countries will show the wood processing sector a comprehensive range of innovative products and provide information on the latest technical developments. In addition, the HOLZ-HANDWERK CAMPUS offers a central platform on the topic of training and professional development. Representatives of 17 universities, vocational colleges and master craftsman training establishments will showcase the opportunities they offer in Foyer West. Stefan Dittrich, Exhibition Director HOLZ-HANDWERK at NürnbergMesse, has a few more tips for a successful trade fair visit: “Make sure that you don't miss the special show ‘DesignObjekt – ObjektDesign’ by the Bavarian Carpentry Association (FSH). In line with the theme “Feel the spirit of the room – holistic design concepts”, visitors can look forward to an interactive information platform offering practical advice. Digitalisation is certainly an issue that is also driving the woodworking sector. HOLZ-HANDWERK will explore the opportunities offered by the digital transformation as a growth driver and innovation engine.

Free apps make trade fair planning a breeze

Visitors can use the FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK apps for iOS and android to get information in advance about exhibitors and products and create their own wish list. The apps then make it easier to navigate the event on site thanks to a dynamic floor plan and push notifications if there are changes to anything in the user’s personal wish list.

Products on display


  • Profiles for facades, windows/French doors, gates, doors and conservatories
  • Semi-finished products
  • Materials, production aids Coatings, sealants, wood and engineered timber, adhesives, cleaners, abrasives, glazing block systems
  • Components and prefabricated elements
  • Shading and ventilation technology
  • Glass and glass products
  • Hardware, doors and fixings
  • Security technology
  • Office organisation
  • Machines, installations and tools for glass processing, woodworking, plastic processing, metal processing, surface and application technology, environmental technology
  • Operating systems and equipment
  • Services, associations, R&D


  • Woodworking machinery
  • Electrical tools, pneumatic tools
  • Tools, grinding and polishing aids
  • Finishing equipment
  • Software and organisation
  • Disposal technology
  • Fixing equipment and hardware
  • Components, semi-finished materials, finished components for furniture making and interior finishing
  • Wood, engineered timber and materials
  • Environmental protection and industrial safety
  • Technical colleges, associations and the trade press