The fensterbau/frontale and HOLZ-HANDWERK exhibitions have taken place in Nürnberg at the same time since 1992. Altogether some 63,000 visitors attended the two fairs at that time. The magic mark of 100,000 was just beaten for the first time at the 2006 event.
HOLZ-HANDWERK again attracted a large number of mainly carpenters and joiners. 516 exhibitors presented a comprehensive spectrum of products and services for the wood crafts – from manual tools to CNC machines and materials to technical literature.
The integration of new exhibition halls for fensterbau/frontale made it possible to enlarge the effective net display area used and optimize the arrangement of the product segments. The new allocation of hall space also enabled the route through the halls to be improved. This created a pleasant atmosphere for informative talks and negotiations despite some 20 per cent more products from the 760 exhibitors.
With the signing of the “Global Fair Alliance” at fensterbau/frontale 2008 on 3 April 2008, four organizers of leading international exhibitions have laid the foundation for global cooperation. The first phase of the cooperation is fixed at ten years and includes the coordination of the dates of Fenestration China, fensterbau/frontale in Nürnberg, Glass Build America and Istanbul Window/Turkey.