Ceramitec cements its place as key industry market in Munich

The Munich exhibition grounds successfully hosted, 9-12 April, ceramitec, and its 466 exhibitors from 36 countries. The 2024 show for the ceramics industry increased exhibitor numbers from 340 in 2022, while visitor numbers were up to 13,000 from 10,000 in 2022, with a strong international contingent.

Collin Davis, executive director at Messe München said the international share of visitors was 57%, while they made up 65% of exhibitors.

“We have seen the topics here that are driving the industry, from digitalisation to zero emissions, decarbonisation and resource efficiency, as well as new applications for ceramic solutions – both at the stands, but also in our conference programme,” Davis said.

World firsts

For Dr Jürgen Blumm, managing director of Netzsch-Gerätebau and chairman of the ceramitec Advisory Board, said: “Compared to the last event in 2022, there were significantly more visitors and many new contacts made… It is a great event with many world premieres and advancements from the exhibitors.” Stephan Eirich, president of Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich, added: “Ceramitec 2024 once again made Munich the world capital of the ceramics industry. Numerous decision-makers and experts were on hand providing deep insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. The result was productive talks highlighting genuine interest in technical solutions and innovations.”

Matthias Uhl, managing director at Riedhammer, said: “Quality and customer talks are very important to us, as is generating new ideas. The ceramists ‘family’ knows and appreciates each other very much. As a result, you also have conversations here that you wouldn’t otherwise have. That’s what ceramitec is all about: You walk in and feel at home.”

Dr Moritz von Witzleben, managing director at Inmatec Technologies, summed up the power of the live show: “For us, ceramitec is an industry highlight and the most important trade fair – there is simply no alternative.”

The next ceramitec will take place 24-26 March, 2026, again in parallel with analytica, a key trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology, at the exhibition grounds in Munich.