… in the success. 2018: 3 exhibition halls, 537 exhibitors, 11,790 visitors.

Exhibitor statements

Here you can find some impressions of the PaintExpo 2016.

Holger Beiersdorfer, Vice President Industrial Products, Application Technology, Dürr Systems GmbH, Germany

"We were extremely excited about taking part in the PaintExpo for the first time, and the quality even exceeded our very high expectations. We knew anyway that the quality and specialist knowledge of the visitors to the PaintExpo would be a given. In fact, we can already say that we will be taking part again in 2018."

Hans-Jörg Wössner, Managing Director, acp – advanced clean production GmbH, Germany

"For us, the PaintExpo 2016 is characterised by an extreme growth rate of around 40 percent in comparison to the last trade fair and an even higher quality of talks, and all that on an international level. There were companies from, for instance, Italy, the Czech Republic, Spain, South America, the USA, China and India. Our participation was very successful and we are coming back in 2018."

Dietmar Schaaf, Technical Manager, Pro-Di GmbH, Germany

"We really are very pleased that our expectations were exceeded so much. It is a typical trade fair, you become involved in the scene straight away; people don't beat around the bush. We were surprised at how international the trade fair is. We had talks with visitors from Pakistan, India, Iran and other countries. They aren't within our range, but it is interesting for us to hear what they do on the other side of the planet. The organisation was excellent as well; they all do a superb job. Therefore, we are now already starting to plan our participation in 2018, in all conscience."

Yuji Takeuchi, Measuring Instruments Department, Seika Corporation, Japan

"The PaintExpo is the perfect opportunity to meet many businesses. We met twelve companies that could become good partners."

Stefan Mühlenberg, Sales, Strahltechnik Naaykens International, Germany

"Our target market is powder coating and wet painting professionals – the people who visit this trade fair. That's why we also had a stand here and were able to generate interesting contacts. Around 50% were German speakers and 50% were international – Italy, India, Estonia, Finland, Russia – it was a very broad spectrum. We have already decided that we will be coming back to put on an exhibition at the PaintExpo in two years."

Eddie Grant, Global Sales Manager, The Aerogen Company Limited, England

"The PaintExpo is a very good trade fair, very specialised and it accommodates us well. We experienced very good reactions after the first time we took part two years ago and that encouraged us to come back again this year. This time we were delighted to meet lots of good companies from Germany, France, Turkey, Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands and other countries. We will come back in two years."

Frederik Nielsen, Administrating Director, Clemco Danmark A/S, Denmark

"Searching for the best surface technology trade fair in Europe, we found out about the PaintExpo. Even industry colleagues from Denmark and Germany recommended the PaintExpo to me as the trade fair you have to take part in, and they were right. We met a wide range of qualified people and were able to generate specific enquiries, enough work to last half the year. For us it was worth it to have an exhibition at the PaintExpo, and we will definitely be back in two years. We are also thinking about taking part in the PaintExpo Eurasia 2017 in Istanbul."

Volker Stockhausen, Marketing, OLIGO Lichttechnik GmbH surface controls, Germany

"Our surface control and colour sampling products are used widely by OEMs in the automobile industry worldwide. Therefore, the purpose of our participation in the trade fair was to find users in new industries as well. And we succeeded in doing that at the PaintExpo, even on an international level. We found it very positive to be able to speak directly with the decision-makers."

Kent Bridgewater, Managing Director, BRIGE GmbH, Germany

"Our new high-tech cleaning machine for conveyor belts was met with great interest here. We were able to generate over 90 leads, of which half were specific requests and around a quarter were sales agents who were interested in presenting the product to their customers. We were able to make good contact with different manufacturers of conveyor systems. These companies are planning to include the cleaning machine in their programmes. Therefore, the trade fair was very successful for us and we also had a good look at where we want to be at the PaintExpo 2018."

Birgit Gros, Managing Partner, Schiele Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany

"It was a spontaneous decision to take part in the PaintExpo for the first time, and it was a very interesting four days for us. We are from a wood and PVC painting background and were able to generate lots of contacts in the metal industry. Around one third of them were companies from the non-German-speaking world. Therefore, we achieved the objectives we came to Karlsruhe with. The decision to take part in the PaintExpo again in two years has basically already been made."

Opening times

For visitors

21 to 23 April 2020
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

24 April 2020
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For exhibitors

17 to 19 April 2020
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

20 April 2020
8 a.m. to midnight

Setup and Dismantling


16th – 19th April 2020
7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

20th April 2020
7 a.m. – 8 p.m.


24th April 2020
4 p.m. – 12 p.m.

25th – 26th April 2020
7:00 – 20:00 Uhr

27th April 2020
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Service partners

A list of official PaintExpo service partners can be found here:
Service partners [16 KB]

Please note that only these companies are permitted to approach you on our behalf. Examine all correspondence carefully!

Foreign agencies

Italy / Spain / Portugal

Die italienische Vertretung der PaintExpo
EOS Mktg&Communication Srl

Via G. Matteotti 16
I - 20811 Cesano Maderno (mb)
Phone +39 0362 503215
Fax +39 0362 1794768


Artkim Fuarcılık A. S.

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Artkim Center
TR-34415 4.Levent - Istanbul
Phone +90 0212 32400 00
Fax +90 0212 32437 57

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