The VDW will be organising GrindingHub from 2022 in cooperation with Messe Stuttgart and with “Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology” industry sector of Swissmem (Association of the Swiss machinery, electrical and metal industries) as the institutional patron. The aim is to establish the event as the new trade fair for grinding technology and superfinishing. It will be held for the first time from 17 to 20 May 2022 in Stuttgart under the banner of GrindingHub – Brings solutions to the surface.

“Our goal is to concentrate on grinding technology itself and address the complete market,” explains Schäfer. The focus is therefore on grinding machines and abrasives, but also on the entire production environment of grinding technology, including relevant software tools, process peripherals and the necessary measuring and testing systems for all quality management processes related to grinding.

The GrindingHub will also cover the latest trends in grinding. In addition the appeal of the event will be extended by the presentation of focal points in the special “Grinding Solution Park” exhibition area. These focal points will be developed and presented by industrial experts and scientists.

The face-to-face event will be supplemented by digital services for exhibitors and visitors as well as a web conference in the years between the fairs. The plans have already met with strong approval from many potential GrindingHub exhibitors. “Companies from the industry approached the VDW and asked us to devise an expandable concept for a new trade fair. We are more than confident that we will be able to meet these demands,” concludes Schäfer.