28-29 November 2018 Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles | France

International Exhibition for Fastener & Fixing Technology

French market overview

France is the world’s sixth largest economy, and ranks third within the EU. National GDP is currently seeing its strongest growth since 2011, and the economy is expected to accelerate further on the back of a recovery in exports and solid domestic demand. Business activity growth and policies designed to reduce labour costs are expected to boost employment and further reinforce the country’s favourable economic prospects.


Industrial Fastener Facts

According to a study on Industrial Fasteners by The Freedonia Group, demand for fasteners in France generated $2.1 billion in 2015.  As a result, the French market is the second largest in Western Europe behind Germany.  France has a large motor industry, and is also home to Airbus, a global leader in the commercial aircraft manufacturing industry. The study also shows that sales of industrial fasteners are expected to reach $2.4 billion by 2020, an increase of 3% per annum, with the aerospace sector overtaking the motor vehicle market. Shipments of industrial fasteners from France totalled $1.7 billion in 2015, making the country the third largest fastener producer in Europe after Germany and Italy. France’s main supply sources include Germany, Italy, the US, Taiwan, Spain, the UK, and China.

Sources: The Freedonia Group, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), Direction Générale des Entreprises (DGE).

Latest news

  • The fastener and fixing sector now has its own appointment in France!
  • Fastener Fair France is the latest addition to the world’s leading series of trade shows specialising in fastener and fixing technologies: >> www.fastenerfair.com
  • The exhibition is playing host to stakeholders in the market for screws, bolts and fastening systems, affording industry professionals a unique opportunity to meet, discover innovations, and forge new business relationships
  • See you in 2020 for the second and next edition!


  • This French edition of the Fastener Fair series has been good. For two days, we were able to meet potential new customers and also to make our business more known
    Idriss Tigli
    TeknoForm Fasteners
  • It was a promising first edition. We had the opportunity to have good exchanges with very interesting visitors, in line with our business
    Markus Gebehenne
    Lederer GmbH
  • This show was a good initiative that allowed us to make contacts that we would not have had the opportunity to do otherwise. The show could be expanded
    Thibaut Bienfait
    Schaefer & Peters France SARL
  • This first edition was also a first for us. This is indeed the first time we exhibit on a show. It was a good introduction to meet new contacts in order to develop our markets
    Mathias Avril
  • With hundreds of active customers in France, the French market is important for Stafa. It was therefore important that we be present at Fastener Fair, because 2019 will be an important year with the development of our commercial office in Belfort, open since October 2018. The show has brought us new business opportunities
    Ivo Van Gool
    Stafa Group


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