Fakuma, the German plastics and rubber trade show organized every year except during "K" years, opened today in an optimistic mood. With some 1700 exhibitors from 37 countries, the show is completely sold out and, as Paul Schall CEO of show organizer P.E. Schall Gmbh, proudly announced, Fakuma 2012 "is well on the way to setting a new record".
Part of the Fakuma's success can surely be ascribed to location, location, location. Friedrichshafen, home of the Fakuma show, is cleverly situated at the junction of three countries: Germany, Switzerland and Austria, in the industrialized heart of Europe, giving the show an immediate international atmosphere.