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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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GrindTec 2018: la fiera leader per la tecnica di levigatura è sempre più al centro dell’attenzione delle imprese asiatiche

06. Oct 2017

Augsburg – Nessuna sorpresa: anche nel 2018 la fiera leader per la tecnica di levigatura sarà in crescita. Le 535 iscrizioni finora ricevute lasciano...

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GrindTec 2018: Leading Fair for Grinding Technology Increasingly on the Radar of Asian Firms

06. Oct 2017

Augsburg – That’s not surprising. The leading trade fair of grinding technology is also growing in 2018. That 535 registrations have already been...

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GrindTec 2018: 世界磨削技术领先展吸引越来越多的亚洲企业

06. Oct 2017

奥格斯堡讯:毫无疑问,世界磨削技术领先展2018 年会继续增
长。目前报名参展的企业已有535 家,两年前创下的577 家参展商
的纪录将很快成为过去。2016 年,同样高的一个指标是展会的国际
化程度:百分之四十的参展商来自国外的26 个国家和地区。极为明

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Winfried Forster

Phone:  +49.0821.58982-143
Fax.:     +49.0821.58982-399

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Development of the GrindTec


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Press dates for journalists

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GrindTec - Internationale Trade Fair for Grinding Technology


2018: Wednesday, March 14th to Saturday, March 17th  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: 630 participating companies from 30 countries (January 25, 2018)

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

Participating countries

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


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

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

GrindTec Forum

The lectures in the GrindTec Forum will be presented by

  • FORUM Cutting Tools and Grinding Technology
  • FDPW-Trade Academy for Cutting and Grinding Technology
  • Trade publishers „fertigung“ - Verlag Moderne Industrie, Landsberg   

Participation at the lectures is free of charge for visitors of the GrindTec.  

All informations about the forum you will get here soon


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