For this edition, the WIRE editorial team has gathered up the initial reports and announcements from the 'wire 2022' exhibitor companies. The industry, though, is still exercising restraint. This is partly in order not to reveal its new ideas too early, but also because many companies, despite full order books, are still dealing with supply bottlenecks and shortages of materials. And on top of that come further rises in energy prices. These are in fact sunny prospects, one might think, for producers of wire, spring and cable machines. Demand for more productive equipment, energy-saving processes and resource-efficient technology is growing as a result. All we can do at present is to trust that exhibitors and visitors will be able to meet again, in good economic and personal health and in a peaceful atmosphere, at the worldbeating 'wire' event in Düsseldorf.