Deutsche Messe says North American manufacturing is coming back

  • July 30, 2014
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July 30, 2014 - The US manufacturing industry is enjoying something of a resurgence, with the local mechanical and plant engineering sector in particular benefiting from the current reshoring trend. By October 2013, for instance, US industrial production had, according to US Federal Reserve figures, already bounced back to 2007 levels. Those same figures also show that industrial capacity utilization was about 78 percent, just shy of the long-term average. All of which makes the USA one of the world’s most important industrial markets and augurs well for this September’s Deutsche Messe-organized industrial technology trade shows INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION NORTH AMERICA (IANA) and Motion, Drive & Automation NORTH AMERICA (MDA NA).   Featuring a combined total of 180 exhibitors, both shows are booked to capacity. Both will run from 8 to 13 September at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago alongside IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show), the biggest show of its kind in North America. IANA premiered there in 2012, and this September it’s MDA NA’s turn.   In terms of thematic coverage, IANA is dedicated to process and production automation and integrated industrial and building automation systems, while MDA NA focuses on power transmission and control, drive systems, motion control and automation. The exhibitor list includes such names as Beckhoff, Elettrici, Festo, Harting, ISUTAMI, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell, THK America and Panasonic. As well as individual company stands, there will be several national pavilions, with the German, Italian, Chinese, South Korean, Taiwanese and US pavilions ranking among the largest.   The US industrial market is one of the most important for German manufacturers of power transmission and control solutions. Hartmut Rauen, a member of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) executive board and the head of the VDMA’s power transmission and fluid power divisions, explains: “There is strong demand in the US market for premium German-made products that feature leading-edge technology and top quality and are tailored to customer requirements. On the supply side, MDA NORTH AMERICA is the perfect in-market platform for showcasing the products and technical know-how of Germany’s power transmission and control manufacturers and hence meeting this demand.”   Three special events will be held in conjunction with IANA and MDA NA: the Global Manufacturing Summit on 10 September, which covers such themes as process optimization, energy production and factory optimization; the MDA Conference on 9 September, which looks at the latest industry trends plus key developments in motion control, power transmission and robotics; and the ISA Training Workshop on 10 and 11 September, which is themed “Using the ANSI/ISA-62443 Standards to Secure Your Industrial Control System (IC32).”   IANA and MDA NA are organized by Deutsche Messe’s US subsidiary, Hannover Fairs USA, in cooperation with the US Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). IANA is supported by German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) and the International Society of Automation (ISA). MDA NA is supported by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), the Italian Association of Manufacturing and Trading Companies in Fluid Power Equipment and Components (ASSOFLUID), the US National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), and the European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA).   Industrial Automation and MDA worldwide Held in Hannover, Germany, Industrial Automation and Motion, Drive & Automation (MDA) are two of the foremost constituent shows of HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. Industrial Automation is an annual event that surveys the worldwide market for production and process automation, while MDA is held two-yearly and focuses on the market for power transmission and fluid power technology. In addition to these two shows in Hannover, Deutsche Messe operates Industrial Automation and MDA offshoots in the growth markets of the world, namely Brazil, China, India, Italy and Turkey.   About IMTS – the International Manufacturing Technology Show IMTS is America’s biggest and oldest industrial technology show, recognized the world over for its outstanding performance as a market platform for manufacturing technology. Organized by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), IMTS is one of the world’s biggest industrial technology shows, fielding around 1,900 exhibiting companies on 1,240,863 net square feet of exhibition space and attracting more than 100,000 attendees from all around the world. The next IMTS will be held from 8 to 13 September 2014 at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago.   About Deutsche Messe Deutsche Messe ranks among the world’s 10 biggest tradeshow companies and is the owner and operator of the Hannover Exhibition Center, the world’s largest exhibition complex. In 2013, Deutsche Messe developed, planned and ran 119 trade fairs and conferences worldwide, which featured a combined total of 41,000 exhibitors and attracted four million visitors. That same year, the company generated € 312 million in revenues. With upwards of 1,000 employees and 66 representative offices, subsidiaries and branches worldwide, it serves its clientele in a total of over 100 countries.

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