26% of all attendees were top-level executives, and another 27% were from managerial backgrounds. Moreover, a very pleasing 87% of the visitors were professionals who play a major role in their organizations' purchasing decisions. "81% of all parts2clean visitors come ready to invest," Daebler noted. "And about 80% of their planned expenditures are pegged for realization within 12 months of the end of the show. Furthermore, about half of the planned purchases are for volumes in excess of 100,000 euros."
Parts cleaning remains a growth area
This year's international parts2clean trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning was attended by company representatives from a very diverse range of industries. The top industries of origin were mechanical engineering, chemical and process engineering, and surface finishing. The automotive industry also had a strong showing, holding steady at 32% of the total trade visitor turnout. 53% of the visitors surveyed feel that parts cleaning – and hence parts2clean as an information and procurement platform – is going to become increasingly important in their industries. This conviction was voiced by as many as 6% more attendees than at the previous parts2clean.
The growing importance of parts cleaning is not confined to the German-speaking world – a fact evident, among other things, in the strong interest among international visitors in the show's English-language Guided Tours and in the simultaneously translated (German<>English) presentations at the parts2clean forum .