Explore the Finnish Industry in just three days

The Subcontracting Trade Fair presents the key areas of industrial subcontracting, namely the metals, electronics, plastics and rubber industries as well as industrial ICT solutions and consulting services. This subcontracting trade fair has the largest attendance in the Nordic countries and this is its 24th year.

The Subcontracting Trade Fair will take place on 16th to the 18th of September 2014 in Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre.

The program for the International Subcontracting Trade Fair has been published. The three day event will include interesting seminars which focus on a wide range of topics related to industrial activities, the economy, the future of subcontracting and factors behind a successful subcontracting business. This year the theme of the Subcontracting Trade Fair is mechanical engineering, which can clearly be seen in the program. Mechanical engineering is also relevant to the majority of the exhibitors taking part in the trade fair.

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Subcontracting Column

Finnish expertise contributes to our success

"Silicon Valley of
mechanical engineering"

Ponsse Alihankinta-messut
In the field of machine construction, Finland offers a good foundation for competitive networks. The industry is both competence- and investment-intensive. Finns are really good at making high-tech gadgets. This originates from long traditions of machine construction, the Finnish leadership style, customer orientation, the ability to make quick decisions, flexibility, punctuality, and our outstanding education system, says Juho Nummela, CEO of Ponsse Plc.

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Finland is a leading expert in mechanical engineering solutions and simple solutions for complex applications is our speciality. A large proportion of the research and development units in this field are concentrated in Tampere. This clustering leads to innovation and has turned the area into the Silicon Valley of mechanical engineering.


Theme 2014 in association
with FIMECC Ltd

Three days for business
and networking

FIMECC Mechanical Engineering 3 days of business and networking
This year’s theme has been developed together with FIMECC Ltd (Finnish Metals and Engineering Competence Cluster) which is one of the strategic centers for science, technology and innovation (SHOK) promoting the mechanical engineering and metal industry.


A chance to meet both current and future customers during the three days of the Subcontracting Trade Fair. In addition, the fair opens doors for far-reaching meetings and discussions. The presence of foreign companies also provides an opportunity for creating international networks.

"Opportunity to leave the recession behind"

The most significant get-together of Finnish industry

Etusivu Etusivu
– Companies need to act more on a national and international level to secure financing and in turn to increase the competiveness their company, also here in Europe, in order to maintain a high level of quality and production in the metal industry. When encouraging private enterprises to invest, we have the opportunity to leave the recession behind and to increase international trade, says CEO Pekka Heikonen of Pemamek Oy. 
The entire Finnish industrial scene, including the top companies, will be represented at the trade fair. The event will offer a cross-section of the products, services and solutions available in the subcontracting industry. Every year our exhibitors develop some 2000 new innovations, so it is virtually impossible to get this much up-to-date information on the current selection and prospects anywhere else.

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