At a glance

Date: 14 to 17 May 2024
Event venue: Messe Stuttgart, Messepiazza 1, 70629 Stuttgart | entrance west
Organiser: VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) in cooperation with Messe Stuttgart and Swissmem
Frequency: every two years 

GrindingHub is the new international centre for grinding technology and superfinishing. The trade fair’s focus is on all aspects of value creation in this technology area.  Centre stage is taken by grinding machines, tool grinding machines and abrasives. All of the relevant software tools, the process periphery, and the measuring and testing equipment needed for QM processes relating to grinding are presented, keeping the entire production environment of grinding technology in view.

The internationally oriented trade fair starts with a hybrid concept. Accompanying the event and also between events, GrindingHub offers digital formats for match making, web seminars, conferences as well as the communication of current trends and innovations across all channels.

The new hub of international grinding technology 

VDW, Swissmem and Messe Stuttgart have formed a strong team with high international competence in the industry and trade fairs. The hosts and the exhibiting companies align GrindingHub along the current trends, using their extensive know-how for the sector and the user industries worldwide. The attractiveness is also enhanced by themed focus topics, for example in the special exhibition area "Grinding Solution Park".

  • VDW | Dr. Wilfried Schäfer
  • Messe Stuttgart | Roland Bleinroth
  • United Grinding Group Stephan Nell
  • Reishauer AG | Raphael Goldammer

    Reishauer AG | Raphael Goldammer

    „The current situation is a catalyst for digital and hybrid trade show concepts, which are a prerequisite for the internationalization of visitors. Here we would like to see this also implemented consistently.“

  • Swissmem | Christoph Blättler
  • Vollmer-Werke | Jürgen Hauger
  • Kapp Niles Unternehmensgruppe | Martin Kapp

    Kapp Niles Unternehmensgruppe | Martin Kapp

    „It is particularly important to us to continue the development of the existing trade fair concept in a targeted manner without falling into delusions of grandeur.“

  • Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG | Petra Kirschmann-Mich

    Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG | Petra Kirschmann-Mich

    „The trade fair visit must be an experience and include added value - innovative products with live demonstrations, attractive trade fair offers, webinars, expert interviews, web conferences, product presentations, consulting and matchmaking.“

  • Agathon AG | Michael Merkle

    Agathon AG | Michael Merkle

    „In addition to the international and communicative aspect of GrindingHub, I particularly like the fact that there is a focus on the forward-looking digital trade fair presence supplement to the traditional physical trade fair presence.“

  • DVS Tooling GmbH | Sandro Schäfer

    DVS Tooling GmbH | Sandro Schäfer

    „For me the concept of GrindingHub seems to be modern, professional and forward-looking. It is coherent overall.“

  • Anca Europe GmbH | Martin Winterstein

    Anca Europe GmbH | Martin Winterstein

    „Grinding Hub will offer our customers a better experience, starting with the location of Stuttgart and its world class facilities. Holding the event in 2022 gives us the time to connect with our customers and partners after the challenges of the global pandemic. “

  • Blaser Swisslube AG | Rico Pollak

    Blaser Swisslube AG | Rico Pollak

    „As a KSS manufacturer, we are particularly concerned that you do not create a special hall or compartment for consumables. The whole thing should be mixed, because the trade fair is manageable.“

Good reasons for your participation in GrindingHub

Presenting highlights even before the trade fair: the preview

You want to present your company even before the start of GrindingHub? Then don't miss the most important press event in the run-up to the new trade fair for grinding technology: the Preview. On March 28, you can show international trade media from all over Europe your highlights and give them a foretaste of what visitors can expect live and on site six weeks later. 

More information about the preview

Registration for preview



Digital offers

GrindingHub takes place as a presence trade fair and addresses its broad user audience in the industrial core of Germany and far beyond on several levels. The advancing digitalization and the accompanying increased use of digital offerings have long since reached exhibitors as well as visitors. That is why we are supplementing the trade show's presence with efficient digital formats to optimize its appeal and benefits for the industry.

Further information, the possibility to register and the media library are also available here

Showing presence made easy:
the GrindingSolutionPark

At the trade show, the "Grinding Solution Park" will focus on innovative production solutions from industry and science as well as digitalization in production. Here you can learn everything about the latest trends in the industry from theory and practice.


Learn more about the joint stand  

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In the middle of the market:
the Start-Up Area

Our international Start-up Area is the platform to sustainably strengthen the reach of young companies. As part of the joint stand, start-ups present their products and innovations in the middle of the market. The GrindingHub is an excellent place to meet new customers, reach existing customers and build a strong, reliable brand - the place for successful business.

Learn more about the Start-up Area

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  • Grinding machines
  • Abrasives
  • Process periphery
  • Software tools
  • Measuring and testing systems

Messe Stuttgart offers easy accessibility - whether by plane, bus, train, car or regional transport.

  • GrindingHub is presented in Halls 7 to 9 with 10,500 square metres each and Hall 10 with 14,600 square metres.
    Here are the key areas:
    - Technology
    - Productivity
    - Automation
    - Digitalisation
  • Messe Stuttgart provides absolute flexibility regarding hygiene requirements.
  • The main visitor access is via Entrance West.
  • In the Conference West area, four flexible conference rooms with a total of 1,440 sqm and all necessary services are at your disposal.

Thanks to its accompanying digital concept, GrindingHub is present at all times before, during and between events.

  • An arc of suspense is created by the webinar series „Grinding Solutions“ in the run-up to the event to
    - Arouse interest
    - Engage contacts and generate leads
    - Increase visibility
    - Extend international reach
  • 3D digital trade fair focussed on customer industries (aerospace, medical, automotive …)
  • Intelligent match making (digital - digital; real - digital)
  • Web conference in uneven years
  • Digitisation in production
    - Current developments and trends
    - Live presentation on “interoperability with umati”
  • „Grinding Solution Park”
    - Interesting production solutions
    - Start-ups
    - Research topics (WGP, ETH/iwf/inspire in Zürich)
  • Hybrid special seminars during the event
    - Current special interest topics (safety, security, AI etc.)
  • Forums for exhibitor presentation in the halls
  • Special stand of the Mechanical Engineering Youth Foundation
  • Social events and protocol activities as the hygiene concept allows

Experienced press teams of VDW and Messe Stuttgart use their international competence and networks for the communication of GrindingHub:

  • Press relations in selected markets and key regions in the run-up to the event
  • Digital trade fair preview for international industry journalists including interested exhibitors
  • Elevator pitches for product novelties and innovations
  • Professional articles and interviews on current industry topics
  • Development of high-reach multimedia channels
  • Involvement of strong media partners

The communication supported additionally by the involvement of strong professional communities:

  • IndustryArena with over 535,000 registered international users and a growth of 800 – 1,000 users / month
    - Communication via the GrindingHub Newsroom and eMagazine (approx. 100,000 hits per issue)
    - Optional micro sites for exhibitors and transfer of product information to the GrindingHub website
  • Network of VDW, Swissmem and VDMA associations
  • Professional trade fair community „Club of Metalworking“
  • Further extension through partnerships with clusters and customer associations