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Interbrush from April 27-29, 2016
Freiburg was once again the international industry meeting point

Flyer: Interbrush 2016The world's leading trade fair for machines, materials and accessory equipment for the broom, brush, paint roller and mop industry was held form April 27-29, 2016. It took place for the 12th time once again living up to its reputation as the meeting point for a global industry and drew to a successful close. Over 7,500 industry experts from around 90 countries visited this year’s exhibition at Messe Freiburg, where approx. 200 exhibitors proved that this was the place to be for discovering the latest developments in this highly international industry. Across around 21,500 m2 of exhibition area, exhibitors showcased products, raw materials, semi-finished products, machines and much more from the broom, brush and mop industries. Exhibitors all spoke of an extremely knowledgeable audience as well as of excellent deals, with conversations held at the event expected to lead to follow-up business that is even more noteworthy.

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Exhibition From Broom to Art

Interbrush 2016. Flyer: From Broom to ArtParallel to Interbrush 2016, a thematically related exhibition was held in the Meckelhalle of the Sparkassen-Finanzzentrum on the Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse, from 27th April to 25th May 2016. From Broom to Art — Brushes Reveal Their Hidden Talents explored the history and significance of the brush and broom industry over the centuries. This special exhibition, was organized by the French Brush Association Fédération Française de la Brosserie and the German Brush Manufacturers' Association Verband der deutschen Bürsten- und Pinselhersteller e.V., displayed historical exhibits from the early broom and brush industries and was the first exhibition of its kind in Germany. Visitors of the Interbrush 2016 took the opportunity to explore this informative exhibition. The two federations who organized this exhibition in the Meckelhalle, right in the heart of Freiburg and were delighted about the positive feedback and interest they got back.

Tradition and High-Tech from The Black Forest

The ZAHORANSKY brand stands for state-of-the-art technology in Molds, Machinery & Automation. As a full-line supplier of injection molding tools, automated solutions, final packaging machines, tufting and shearing machines for brushes and brooms, ZAHORANSKY guarantees highest quality, reliability and specialist know-how.

However, also the handcraft lives. The brush-maker Friedrich Busse showed this very clearly durint Interbrush fair, at the exhibition stand of the Heimat- und Kulturverein Todtnau. With quiet hand he handmade different high-quality brushes, as for example a small hand brush with badger hair which one can use to clean computer keyboards and displays from the dust. A traditional craft, workers in the 19th century did in the first manufactures or in home work - long before the machinery entered the brush industry. In 1955 Friedrich Busse began his apprenticeship as a brush-maker and since there he worked in different brush factories in Todtnau/Black Forrest. Today, the 76-year-old is a member of the Heimat- und Kulturverein Todtnau and shows his handcraft at weekly markets or fairs and also at this year's Interbrush trade fair.

An acclaimed exhibition appearance of Brush Scene

Staff of Brush SceneFor the third time Evelyn Hurter and her team (from Hurter Print & Media Verlag, the publishers of Brush Scene trade journal) participated at Interbrush Fair in Freiburg. On the three days of the exhibition many steady and new customers, visitors and interested parties were welcomed at the press booth in the central foyer of the exhibition halls. Thank you for the kind and interesting discussions and exchange of industries news.


Portrait Mr Lessmann Read the interview with Dieter Lessmann.
Portrait Mr Zahoransky Read the interview with Ulrich Zahoransky.