Loading/ Unloading

The co-located events Lubricant Expo and The Bearing Show, will take place in Hall 9 at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • To view the Messe Düsseldorf site map, please click HERE
  • Contractor passes are NOT required. All contractors will be issued with a green wristband upon arrival; please wear it for the duration of the set-up period

Set-Up (14* – 16 September 2024):

*Access on 14 September must be pre-booked

  • Truck Ban on Sundays in Germany
    • Heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5t maximum permitted weight (MPW), as well as trucks with trailers are not normally permitted on the roads in Germany on Sundays, 00:00 – 22.00
    • However, there is a special permit in place for this event, allowing large heavy goods vehicles to move between P2 and the exhibition halls on Sunday 24 September
    • To take advantage of this allowance, heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5t MPW MUST arrive on Saturday 23 September, parking in P2 overnight; they will then be permitted to move to the exhibit hall on Sunday 24 September, via Gate 4 and exit through Gate 6
    • Departure for these types of vehicles is permitted on Sunday 24 September, 22:00 onwards
  • Vehicles weighing under 7.5t, may travel directly to the exhibition halls on Sunday 24 September, please access via Gate 4 and exit through Gate 6
  • Up to 2 hours unloading is permitted for cars
  • Up to 3 hours unloading in permitted for vans/ trucks
  • A deposit system will be in place (€100 cash payment); the deposit will only be retained should the allocated unloading time be exceeded
  • When unloading has been completed, vehicles will be relocated to alternative parking at the venue

NOTE: Reduced parking charges apply – the cost for Truck Parking in P2 on set-up days is 18 euros/ day

Dismantle (19 – 20 September 2024):

  • Vehicles should report to P9 to register for a loading pass
  • Loading access will be through Gate 4
  • When loading is complete, vehicles are to exit through Gate 6