More than 30 years of the Control international trade fair for quality assurance are more than three decades of global quality development. Launched as a regional trade fair for conventional measuring, testing and control technology in production, Control has since evolved into an internationally recognised and highly respected industry event with 942 exhibitors from 31 countries, more than 560,000 square feet of overall exhibition floor space and 30,000 expert visitors from 106 nations. Inspection and testing, previously unpopular due to their complexity and high costs, have been transformed into a basic, value creating, economic factor in the accompaniment of Control! Control functions as an innovation driver in this respect, and renders quality assurance largely independent of global economic developments. After all, quality is always in demand!