EMO Hanover

22. - 27. September 2025 | World leading fair for machine tools and metalworking

The EMO Hannover is one of the most important trade fairs worldwide for the machine tool and metal processing industry. The name 'EMO' stands for 'Exposition Mondiale de la Machine Outil,' which translates to 'World Exhibition for Machine Tools' in French. The fair usually occurs biennially in September and alternates between Hannover and Milan. Established in Paris in 1975, it is organised by the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW), which is also active in other areas of the metal processing industry.

The machine tool and metal processing industry is particularly significant for Germany as it is a vital component of the manufacturing sector and a significant export sector. Consequently, the EMO Hannover serves as an essential meeting point for professionals from around the world, providing opportunities for the exchange of experiences between manufacturers and users, as well as for acquiring new customers. The main themes of EMO Hannover revolve around the latest materials, products, and applications in the machine tool and metal processing industry. The trade fair offers a platform for international exhibitors, ranging from global players and hidden champions to innovative start-ups, to showcase their products and services to a diverse audience of professionals. This primarily includes machinery, equipment, and tools for metal processing, as well as control technology, software, and accessories. A highlight of the fair includes the numerous presentations and forums utilised for knowledge exchange between manufacturers and users. Exhibitors at EMO Hannover primarily come from the fields of mechanical engineering, metal processing, and electrical engineering. Visitors include professionals from production, research and development, procurement, sales, and management. EMO Hannover and EMO Milan are partner fairs held alternately in Hannover and Milan. EMO Milano takes place in the years when EMO Hannover is not held.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 6 days of the fair, from 16. September to 21. September 2019, about 117000 visitors on the EMO in Hanover.

The EMO will take place on 6 days from Monday, 22. September to Saturday, 27. September 2025 in Hanover.

In 522 days
22.09.2025 - 27.09.2025*
Monday - Saturday, 6 days
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Local time:
01:31 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Messegelände Hannover,
Messegelände, 30521 Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Fair organizer
VDW e.V.
Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt, Germany
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Past editions:
  • 18. - 23. September 2023
  • 16. - 21. September 2019
    • 117000 visitors
  • 18. - 23. September 2017
    • 2200 exhibitors from 44 countries
    • 130000 visitors
  • 16. - 21. September 2013
    • 2100 exhibitors from 43 countries
    • 145000 visitors
  • 19. - 24. September 2011
    • 2037 exhibitors from 41 countries
    • 140000 visitors
  • 17. - 22. September 2007
  • 14. - 21. September 2005
    • 1930 exhibitors

Fair location:

Messegelände Hannover,
Messegelände, 30521 Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Product groups: control technology, drilling machines, drive technology, grinding machines, machine tools, milling machines, precision tools, punching machines, sheet metal cutting machines, tool grinding machines, workshop equipment, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the EMO taking place?
The EMO fair takes place in Hanover, at the Messegelände Hannover.

When is the EMO taking place?
Visit the EMO from 22. - 27. September 2025.

How often does the EMO take place?
The EMO takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the EMO?
The EMO is an exhibition for Metal Constructions, Metal Working and Machine Construction.