21 - 24. March 2018 // Nuremberg, Germany

See how successful HOLZ-HANDWERK 2018 was

Review with Facts & Figures

Full halls, enthusiastic visitors and very satisfied exhibitors – that sums up HOLZ-HANDWERK 2018. The event was impressive in every respect, with an excellent range of products and information, and top quality for both exhibitors and visitors. The halls at HOLZ-HANDWERK, the industry meeting for the wood processing sector, were alive with more than just the buzz of machines: business was also booming. With 515 exhibitors (2016: 494) from 19 countries, this exhibition for machine technology and manufacturing requirements was once again the go-to event for cabinet-makers, joiners and carpenters from all over Europe. True to the motto: “DISCOVER. EXPERIENCE. DO.” the trade fair showcased the newest trends and innovation, whilst also offering visitors a direct hands-on approach to the exhibited products.
Current industry topics were carefully prepared to provide a wealth of information in the supporting programme: from promoting new talents in craft enterprises at the HOLZ-HANDWERK Campus to subject-specific shows, such as the special show DesignObject – ObjectDesign by the Bavarian Carpentry Association (FSH), which this edition focused on the spirit of the room and holistic design concepts.

Facts & Figures

The trade fair pairing of HOLZ-HANDWERK and FENSTERBAU FRONTALE impressively cemented its leading position with over 110.000 trade visitors from 123 countries (2016: 116) and 1.329 exhibitors (2016: 1.288) from 42 countries (2016: 40) achieving a new record in numbers for visitors and countries of origin.
Relive the HOLZ-HANDWERK 2018 and have a look at the highlights and be there again in for the 20th Anniversary edition in 2022!
You’ll find more impressions in the HOLZ-HANDWERK Newsroom.
Review in numbers


Bernd Keppler

Bernd Keppler, OS Datensysteme

"The trade show was excellent from our perspective. I would go so far as to say it was the best edition of HOLZ-HANDWERK in the past 20 years! There was plenty of willingness to invest, and having about a third more visitors at our stand compared to the previous event ensured that our employees were always busy."

Wolfgang Augsten

Wolfgang Augsten, HOMAG Group

"HOLZ-HANDWERK is firmly established with both exhibitors and visitors, and is an essential date in their calendars – and that now goes for those coming from much further afield, too, not just Germany and the neighbouring countries!"

Matthias Krauss

Matthias Krauss, MAFELL AG

"Our stand enjoyed lots of visitors, and the public were very cheerful and enthusiastic about investing. HOLZ-HANDWERK is an absolute leader for our cabinet-makers and carpenters in the trade sector. To put it briefly, it’s simply fun to be a part of this event with its distinctive, familial atmosphere!"

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Uwe Kreidel, Hettich

"Its clear focus on the trade aspect is the winning factor for this trade show. That is something that we as exhibitors appreciate, and so does the professional audience, because all our trading partners were there! Our goal was to create inspiration and enthusiasm with our products and solutions, and to create a good basis for our post-show business."

Jörg F. Mayer

Jörg F. Mayer, Wilhelm Altendorf GmbH & Co. KG

"The atmosphere at HOLZ-HANDWERK was top-level, as always! We enjoyed positive consulting and sales discussions, and have never had as much contact with customers from so many countries, including Australia!"