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Facts & Figures

All information about the METAV - Facts & figures and important addresses and contacts.


Date & Opening hours

20 - 24 February 2018

Tuesday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am
– 4 pm

Show venue & Arrival

Düsseldorf Fairgrounds

Stockumer Kirchstraße 61,
40474 Düsseldorf
How to get to the fairground
Map arrival & parking


Main product groups

As an international showcase for metalworking technologies, the METAV offers trade visitors a comprehensive overview of the market, clearly and lucidly organised into the various technological sectors.

Placing its main emphases on

  • Machine tools,
  • Welding, cutting and gas cutting machines,
  • Industrial ovens, heat treatment systems,
  • Machines and systems for use in surface technology,
  • Sheet metal cutting machines, machining centres and flexible sheet metal machining,
  • Presses,
  • Precision tools,
  • Parts, components, accessories,
  • Manufacturing and process automation,
  • Services for production,
  • Additive manufacturing,
  • Pattern, tool and mould making,
  • Metrology and quality assurance,
  • Production systems and components for medical enginering,
  • General services,
  • Industrial electronics, and parts and accessories

the METAV presents the entire spectrum of metalworking.

Target groups

The METAV is a magnet for the target groups:

  • Automotive and supply industries
  • Machine and apparatus construction
  • Tool, mould, and jig making
  • Steel and light alloy construction
  • Railway vehicle manufacturing and supply industries
  • Aerospace industry
  • Shipbuilding
  • Electrical and electronics engineering
  • Fine mechanics and optics
  • Ironware and pressed metal industries
  • Sheet metal working plants
  • Pipe and wire machining and working plants
  • Metal fittings industry
  • Surface finishing, hardening
  • Machining and working plants for new materials
  • Metalworking, turning and milling shops
  • Tool grinding shops
  • Service providers
  • Jewelry manufacturing
  • Toy manufacturing
  • Manufacturers of so-called „white goods“
  • Design engineering

Range of exhibits

At METAV you will find exhibitors of following sectors:

  • Machining centres, flexible manufacturing, milling machines
  • Turning machines and automatic lathes
  • Drilling and boring machines
  • Sawing machines, saw blades, parting-off grinders
  • Gear cutting machines
  • EDM machines, metal-removing machine tools
  • Grinding machines, abrasives
  • Tool grinding machines
  • Honing, lapping, polishing, and deburring machines
  • Surface finishing machines
  • Hardening and heating machines, heat treatment
  • Sheet metal working machines and centres, shears, punches, nibbeling machines
  • Laser- and water jet cutting machines
  • Forming machine tools
  • Material handling and material flow, assembly, handling, industrial robots
  • Storage and transport automation
  • Precision tools, chucks and clamps, pattern, tool and mould making
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Measurements and testing, quality assurance
  • Industrial electronics, controllers and drives
  • Information technology and automation
  • Hardware und software
  • Internet applications, e-business
  • Machine elements, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic components
  • Lubrication and cooling, disposal
  • Service providers, associations, publishers, engineering offices, engineering services
  • Production technologies for medical engineering


Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V. (VDW)
Corneliusstr. 4
60325 Frankfurt

Phone: +49 (0)69 756081-53/ 54
Fax: +49 (0)69 756081-74

VDW –Portrait of the German Machine Tool Builders' Association

The German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW) based in Frankfurt/Main has represented the interests of the German machine tool industry for more than 120 years. Together with the trade association for machine tools and manufacturing systems affiliated with the VDMA, it has a voluntary membership of approx. 290 firms which account for about 90 percent of total turnover in the industry. The VDW represents the interests of its members both within German and throughout the world.

VDW on one hand is the face of the industry to the public, politics, business partners and science. But first of all it is a service provider for its members. Based on an in-depth knowledge of the industry, the VDW informs them with supreme competence, provides advice, and supports them concerning individual questions and problems.

Additionally VDW organizes exhibitions for the international machine tool industry. VDW has logged up more than 90 years of experience in organizing trade events. With the quality seal "A Fair by VDW" the VDW stages the METAV in Düsseldorf an on behalf of the European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO) organizes the EMO Hannover in Hanover.

In addition VDW accompanies its members to manufacturing technology exhibitions in the most important export markets. The association applies for German official joint company participations at the German Ministry of Economics. This assists small and medium-sized companies to penetrate new markets.

For a good 10 years, the VDW has also been organizing technology symposia in developing markets. German machine tool builders who participate in those events showcase their corporate capabilities exclusively to the most important customer groupings of the country concerned. The message says "we are the most worthful technology partners to build up and modernize your industry!"

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