Approximately 300 exhibitors and more than 6,500 trade visitors attend O&S 2016.
Jörn Selent, Head of Global Sales Industry at Dörken MKS
"O&S went very well for us and was definitely worth our while. We met with a 100% specialist audience at the event, with many of them coming from top echelons – exactly what our company requires. We had guests from across Europe at our stand, but also from countries we weren’t necessarily expecting, such as Israel, Egypt or Bulgaria. The bottom line was that we were successful in reaching both existing and new customers at this compact trade fair."
Christoph Matheis, President of ZVO
"We were extremely satisfied. The quality and quantity of visitors was superb – in the ‘World of Surface Treatment’ things were really abuzz and we were able to gage the high level of exhibitor satisfaction in the feedback from our co-exhibitors. We were moreover delighted by the much stronger international visitor component. The original designation of O&S as a 'domestic fair' is no longer valid. Also from the association’s point of view, O&S was a solid success. We signed up corporations as new members here in Stuttgart, and other firms will soon follow suit. In sum, this year’s O&S was one of the best ever."
Thomas Haberfellner, Director of Domestic Sales and Service, Schlötter Galvanotechnik
"It was a very good trade fair for us and we are completely satisfied. We had many interesting talks and the quality of our visitors was very high. We had visitors from abroad – for instance from Slovenia and Romania and even Asia. Topics like chrome VI and REACH as well as further developments in the direction of environment-friendly processes met with great interest during the event."
Ludger Fuchs, Sales Director Germany, NOF Metal Coatings Europe
"O&S is a must – like a giant family reunion. The visitors are exclusively industry professionals, each of whom knows exactly why he is here. In general we can state that the trend is less toward technological innovations and more toward cost-driven changes – something we consider a mega-trend."
Marco Poretti, Managing Director of LA FONTE.EU
"We are absolutely satisfied with this trade fair. We conducted many good talks. An especially positive aspect is that more companies from abroad are represented here. And we also note there are numerous visitors from other countries, particularly from overseas."
Frank Pfeuffer, Managing Director of Mazurczak GmbH
"This was a great trade fair for us, probably one of the most dynamic and successful trade fairs we ever experienced here in Stuttgart. The high rate of international participation was particularly welcome. We had visitors from Argentina, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Hungary, Italy, Greece and Turkey. And the quality of our visitors was also ideal. Nobody comes here just to look. Lots of plant managers and top executives were in attendance – in other words, trade visitors and decision-makers."
Roland Gehring, Managing Director of Benseler Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
"The trade fair went well for us, and our stand was very well-received. We presented our organic and inorganic coatings and talked to a great many customers. Our impression was that there was more visitor traffic this time, with the talks held being even more professional in nature."
Axel Hoffmann, Division Manager SBU Watertreatment Electronics der C.H. Erbslöh GmbH & Co. KG
"The fair got off to a great start right from day one. We met a lot of decision-makers with concrete questions who were in the market for information and advice. For us, O&S is a major trade fair and we will be back again next time."
Reinhold Specht, Managing Partner at Harter Oberflächen- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
"O&S is our 'home’' trade fair and thus has a great significance for us. This time we were more successful than ever. We had a good mix of trade visitors in terms of old and new customers. We are definitely highly satisfied as we leave the event and can look forward to lots of follow-up business."
Georg Fink, Marketing Manager at Special Coatings GmbH & Co. KG
"At this year's O&S we were able to generate many interesting leads with our painted plastic compound parts in metallic or matte electroplated look. Many visitors were not yet familiar with our processes and were highly enthusiastic about them. We hope O&S continues to grow in the coming years and expands to fill several halls."
Dr. Martin Renner, Managing Director of Renner GmbH
"We found O&S to be a very dynamic tradeshow where we generated a high number of substantial leads and which greatly exceeded our expectations. The problem definitions trade visitors brought with them were very concrete. Often visitors were simultaneously users and decision-makers. And the international character of the event was also right on the mark. We now have new international contacts not only in Finland, Poland and France, but also in Asia – for example, Korea."
Ralf Humpert, Managing Partner at Wilhelm Humpert GmbH & Co. KG
"This was the first time for us exhibiting at O&S, and we had numerous good talks which could lead to new business after the event. The good thing about this show is that it draws an exclusive audience of trade visitors. We met many visitors and exhibitors from our schooldays, adding up to a nice, familiar atmosphere. We’ll be back again for O&S 2018."