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Mack Brooks Exhibitions announces the acquisition of Fastener Fairs Limited

(PresseBox) (St Albans Herts, ) International show organiser, Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group, has acquired the entire shareholding of Fastener Fairs Limited for an undisclosed figure.
Fastener Fair, which takes place in Stuttgart, Germany, is Europe’s largest trade exhibition for fastener technology: 625 exhibitors and some 6,000 visitors attended the record exhibition in October 2009. A satellite event of the show, targeted to the Hungarian fastener and fixing market, will be organised again in Budapest in September 2010. With Fastener Fairs Limited, Mack Brooks also acquired the ‘Fastener+Fixing Magazine’, read by more than 30,000 fastener professionals worldwide.

Mack Brooks’ Chairman and CEO, Stephen Brooks, commented: “The highly targeted international trade show Fastener Fair fits in perfectly with the Mack Brooks portfolio of industrial trade exhibitions. We see significant potential to take forward the Fastener Fair brand as the leading event in the fastener and fixing sector.”

Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group has specialised in organising international trade events worldwide since 1969. As a privately-owned, independent and professional show organiser, the company organises a programme of highly specialised trade exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, in the fields of engineering, transport, metalworking, information technology, textiles, food and beverages, railways, construction, tunnelling, printing, converting, airport management and aviation. The Group also publishes related directories, magazines, sector reports and internet sites.

In Germany, Mack Brooks Exhibitions organises leading international technology fairs such as EuroBLECH, International Technology Exhibition for Sheet Metal Working, in Hanover and inter airport Europe, International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design and Services, as well as ICE International Exhibition for the Paper, Film and Foil Converting Industry, both in Munich.

Jerry Ramsdale, founder and Managing Director of Fastener Fair since its inception in 1995, said: “There is no easy time to part with something that has been central to your life for so many years. However, it was clear that the exceptional growth of both the Fastener Fair and Fastener+Fixing Magazine had taken the existing business close to its limits. Now, with the experience and resources of a much larger exhibition organiser it is guaranteed that Fastener Fair will be further developed as the world’s leading fastener industry event.”

Stephen Brooks said: “We are delighted to have secured Jerry Ramsdale’s services in an advisory capacity to help us ensure Fastener Fair clients will only benefit from the company’s new ownership. Mack Brooks will assure continuity of organisation and provide all attendees, both exhibitors and visitors, with the highest level of service when participating at Fastener Fair.”

Europe’s next leading event for the fastener industry, Fastener Fair 2011, will take place from 22-24 February 2011 at Messe Stuttgart, Germany. Detailed information will be available soon at