The IZB was first hosted in 2001 as a Volkswagen in-house trade fair with 128 exhibitors from 6 nations, which attracted 13,500 visitors. It has since established itself as a showcase event for the international automotive supplier industry. At this year’s event we were one of around 940 other exhibitors from 37 nations, and with a 40% share of foreign exhibitors and 43,000 guests at its restart as a presence event, Europe’s leading trade fair proved to be bigger and more international than ever before.
Global players, medium-sized and smaller companies showed their innovations and new product developments along the entire automotive value chain. The focus was on the current topics of electrification, autonomous driving, e-mobility, production 4.0 and cyber security.
In addition to many very good discussions with experts in the industry, we maintained contact with our customers and further expanded existing business relationships. Since our current partners still offer some potential in new product areas, we still have very good opportunities for growth. We also made numerous new and promising contacts with the aim of establishing 1 to 2 new customers in the long term.