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GrindTec2018:来自66 个国家和地区的19100 名专业观众——世界磨削技术领先展的三项指标再创新高

21. Mar 2018

有些参展商还不太肯定,GrindTec2018 展会的专业参观者是否又会像往届
GrindTec2018 展会参观者19100 位,创下了历届最高值,加上参展商和

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GrindTec2018: 19,100 visitors from 66 countries ensured the success of the world's leading trade fair for grinding technology

19. Mar 2018

Augsburg – The industry is booming, the order books of many companies are overflowing. In view of these circumstances, many exhibitors were doubtful...

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GrindTec 2018 - The trade fair of superlatives

14. Mar 2018

Augsburg – The worldwide leading platform of grinding technology has once more grown significantly. 643 exhibitors, 66 more than the last time, mean a...

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GrindTec 2018: Three new records even before the start

30. Jan 2018

Augsburg – The GrindTec specialist trade fair will once more grow significantly in 2018. The current 630 registrations correspond to a plus of 9%. The...

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GrindTec 2018:世界领先的磨削技术展首次在九个展厅展示创新

21. Nov 2017

奥格斯堡讯:GrindTec 展会的组织者AFAG 已经习惯了磨削技
术展每年持续增长的现实,基于这一点,GrindTec 2018(3 月14 至
17 日)从一开始就将增加的一个展厅(9 号展厅),但9 号展馆的
展位也很快告罄。因此,AFAG 项目部决定,短时间内再次扩大展馆

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Development of the GrindTec



GrindTec - Internationale Trade Fair for Grinding Technology


2020: Wednesday, March 18th to Saturday, March 21st  Save the date


since 1998, biennial

Trade Fair Place

Messe Augsburg

Opening times

  • Wednesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Entrance prices

  • Adults: € 25,-
  • Reduced ticket: € 15,-
  • Catalogue, VisitorGuide: free of charge


Halls 1 to 9, Tagungscenter, Foyer Hall 1

Exhibition space

2018: 45,000 sq.m. gross

2016: 42,000 sq.m. 
(2014: 37,000 sq.m.)
(2012: 31,300 sq.m.)

The range of exhibits

  • Tool machining systems
  • Grinding machines
  • Technology
  • Machine periphery
  • Machining technology
  • Machining periphery
  • Management and planning
  • Training, research and development
  • Services

New products


2018: 643 participating companies from 30 countries

(2016: 577 participating companies from 27 countries)
(2014: 520 participating companies from 29 countries)
(2012: 450 participating companies from 25 countries)

Participating countries/ region

Brazil, China, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Republics of Serbia Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, USA


2018: 19.100 trade visitors, 39% came from outside Germany, 66 countries

(2016: 17.950 trade visitors (+17% more than 2014) from more than 70 countries, 31% came from outside Germany)

(2014: 15.300 trade visitors (+13% more than 2012) from more than 50 countries, 31% came from outside Germany)

(2012: 13.732 trade visitors (+22% more than 2010) from more than 50 countries, 28% came from outside Germany)


  • Fair Shop
  • Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH
  • Travel Agency

GrindTec FORUM 2018

The lectures in the GrindTec FORUM are presented by:

  • FDPW - Professional Association of German Precision Tool Grinders
  • Brühl FDPW-academy of cutting and grinding technology
  • "Production" - publishing house Moderne Industrie, Landsberg

The participation in the lectures and discussions is free of charge for the visitors of the GrindTec.

GrindTec FORUM 2018

Parallel programme

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 

10:00 am, Tagungscenter
Official opening in the Forum 

Thursday, 03/15/2018

09:00 am, Hall 4
Competition “Tool-grinder of the year 2018” 

19:00 pm, WWK-Arena, Bürgermeister-Ulrich-Strasse, 86159 Augsburg
Exhibitors evening “A Night at the Arena”


Friday 03/16/2018

11:30 am, Taverna Toscana, Hall 6
Preliminary summary about  GrindTec 2018
First results and reviews of the exhibitors, the professional sponsor FDPW and fair organiser AFAG


AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH
Am Messezentrum 5
86159 Augsburg

Phone +49.821.58982-395
Fax +49.821.58982-399
email to   •  www.grindtec.de

Management board: Henning und Thilo Könicke
Project management GrindTec: Joachim Kalsdorf

Supporting organisation

All supporting organisations of the GrindTec 2018 you will find >> here