On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, Security Essen presented itself on its best form: 1,045 exhibitors from around 40 nations showed a large number of innovations for civil security at Messe Essen in Germany at the end of September – including worldwide conglomerates such as Bosch, Panasonic, Sony, and Siemens. For the first time, the premier global fair in Essen offered more than 40 market segments: from mechanical and digital security technology via fire protection and video surveillance right up to IT security and counter-terrorism.
This comprehensive overview of the market attracted about 40,000 trade visitors from more than 110 countries.
"With these very good figures, Security Essen has impressively highlighted that it is the worldwide number one in the sector," was the résumé made by Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. "Together with the global security industry, we are pleased about the unsurpassed quality of the range on offer, internationality, and participation."
Security Essen 2014 was spurred on by the good mood in the sector. In Germany alone, the security industry had a turnover of nearly Euro 12 billion in the past year and worldwide the market volume of the sector is estimated at Euro 120 billion.
And the prospects are good: Almost 96 percent of the trade visitors to Messe Essen are expecting the favorable development of the security market to continue.
One in three of the visitors indicated that their companies want to invest high six-figure amounts in security technology next year – above all, in solutions for access control, video surveillance and fire protection.
Therefore, the majority of the exhibiting companies rated their participation in Security Essen as successful: Furthermore, nearly 88 percent are expecting good post-fair business.