UNITI expo 2018, the European trade fair for the fuel retailing and car wash industries, completed its third edition with record numbers. The most-attended UNITI expo to date, held May 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany, pleased exhibitors and visitors alike.

With 467 exhibitors from 37 countries and 17,000 attendees from 120 countries, UNITI expo 2018 solidified its place as the biggest European trade fair for the sector. Almost half of the visitors came from Germany, with 40 percent from other European countries including Russia and 11 percent from the remaining continents.

The car wash exhibits covered parts of Hall 1 and Hall 3. Along with products from all the major car wash manufacturers and suppliers of chemicals and accessories, small and medium-sized players displayed a range of interesting ideas related to car wash and car care.

“Our company presents itself in over 90 shows and yet UNITI expo is unique for us, especially because of its high internationality and the combination of the car wash and shop sectors which is really important for us,” observed Manfred Hoffmann, managing director at Sonax.

The integration of subject-specific forums directly into the exhibition halls was particularly popular with both visitors and exhibitors. Throughout three forums — International Forum, Car Wash Forum and UNITI expo Forum — all attendees had the opportunity to gain interesting insights with numerous lectures and presentations by international experts.

The next edition of UNITI expo has been scheduled for May 26-28, 2020 at the Messe Stuttgart. For more information, visit www.uniti-expo.com.