With the best results ever since it came into being, PaintExpo 2014 in Karlsruhe (Germany) underlined its position as a global information and procurement platform for industrial coating technology. 469 exhibitors (14.4 percent more than in 2012) presented products and solutions for wet painting, powder coating and coil coating from 8th to 11th April 2014. They came from 27 countries, with 28 percent of exhibitors coming from abroad. The net exhibition area was 12,634 square meters — a growth of 21.4 percent. "PaintExpo has really developed well. As a high percentage of visitors come from all fields of industrial coating technology, they are able to obtain information about all the different areas. And that's really well received. We were able to make excellent new contacts and nurture existing ones. When we take part again in 2016, we'll have even more staff at our booth to cope with the growing number of visitors," said Bernd Dispan, Sales Manager of Grimm Pulverlacke GmbH. With an increase of 14.2 percent, the one of the leading international trade fairs for industrial coating technology also registered a record number of 9,167 visitors. 26.6 percent of professional visitors came from foreign countries. In total, 70 countries (63 countries in 2012) from all continents were represented.