128 companies exhibited themselves at the gala expo, out of which 52 companies were from China and 12 from Taiwan and rest were from India. A wide array of products were on display ranging from Hand Tools, DIY Tools, Air/Pneumatic Hand Tools, Power Tools, Fasteners, Furniture Hardware, Hydraulic Hand Tools, Automotive/Garage Tools, Gardening Tools, Electrician's Tools, Locks & Keys, Rollers, Tape Measures, Rust Prevention / Lubricating Aerosols, Adhesives & Sealants etc.
Close to 5000 business visitors from various demographies like Exporters & Importers, Distributors, Traders & Retailers, Industry suppliers, Builders, Contractors, Automotive Industry personnels, Engineering Industry personnels, Furniture Manufacturers, Architects, re-molders, Interior Designers, etc. attended the expo. The expo proved to be a great match-making platform for buyers and suppliers.
Commenting on the success of the expo, IndiaMART.com's founder and CEO, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, said, "Tradeshows are the oldest and one of the most effective mediums for B2B match-making. We are extremely happy to associate as the expo is very well recognized in the industry for bringing latest products, technologies and innovation to the forefront and as the platform that fosters long term relationship between buyers and suppliers."
India's industrial output raised to the level of 10.3 percent in October 2009 from the year earlier, matching the median market forecast, helped by stimulus measures and robust domestic demand which reflected in enthusiasm of visitors who were inquiring about different hardware tools & fasteners products. Out of which Industrial fasteners, hand tools for automotive & industrial hand tools for heavy machinery were in high demand.
Continuing its commitment bring buyers and suppliers together by all means possible, IndiaMART.com has been continuously sponsoring various industry leading trade shows for the past two years like IndiaMART AMTEX, IndiaMART UMEX, IndiaMART IMEX, IndiaMART Sign Show, IndiaMART Food & Technology Expo, IndiaMART ACMEE, Indiamart HITEX International Machine Tool Expo 2009 etc.
9th edition of IndiaMART Hardware & Tools Expo and IndiaMART Fastener Expo are also in a row to benefit MSMEs. It is scheduled from 17-19 Dec 2010 at Chennai Trade Center, Chennai, India.