CeMAT sets the stage for intelligent networking

  • May 17, 2016
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May 17, 2016 - CeMAT 2016 gets underway on 31 May with a diverse showcase of intralogistics products and solutions featuring some 1,000 exhibitors from 44 nations. “CeMAT’s international appeal continues to rise, with over half of this year’s exhibitors coming from outside Germany,” remarked Dr. Andreas Gruchow, the Deutsche Messe Managing Board member in charge of CeMAT. The majority of the show’s 540 non-German exhibitors are headquartered in Italy, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Turkey. This year’s show has a strong focus on digitalization and Industry 4.0. Themed “Smart Supply Chain Solutions”, it features a Logistics IT showcase that will give center stage to the latest products and solutions for tomorrow’s digitally integrated, automated supply chains.

SAP and its partners will feature prominently at the Logistics IT showcase, which is located in Hall 27. The Logistics IT showcase comprises an exhibition area plus a dialogue hub – the IT and Automation Forum – where IT experts and users will address a range of current industry topics, including cloud solutions and the use of mobile robots and smart glasses in warehouses.

Automation the way forward for logistics

The current demand for product individualization means that factory logistics operations now need more than just forklifts and high-rack storage facilities in order to keep pace and function efficiently. This reality is reflected at CeMAT, where leading manufacturers of logistics solutions will leverage the Logistics IT showcase to present technologies that enable automation, intelligently network hardware and software systems, and boost energy efficiency. Crane manufacturers, too, are moving towards more intelligent systems in order to meet the ever more sophisticated technical requirements associated with the increasing complexity of today’s production, warehousing and order-picking environments. For example, some of the latest crane and hoisting systems have predictive-maintenance modules that increase equipment availability and reduce downtime. All the latest solutions in this key area of intralogistics will be on display at the Cranes & Lifting Equipment Pavilion in Hall 27.  

This year’s CeMAT includes three quality forums for added value. First up, there’s the Keynote Forum in Hall 25, which will host the CeMAT opening address by Stephan Weil, the Premier of the German state of Lower Saxony, on day one of the fair. Then, on Thursday, 2 June, there’s the traditional CeMAT Port Forum, also held in Hall 25. And finally, in Hall 27, there’s the IT & Automation Forum, which, like the Keynote Forum, runs on all four days of the fair.

Deutsche Messe AG

From its headquarters in Hannover, Germany, Deutsche Messe AG plans and stages leading capital goods trade fairs around the globe. The company’s event portfolio includes such world-leading events as CeBIT (digital business), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), BIOTECHNICA/LABVOLUTION (biotechnology and lab technology), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and floor coverings), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security), and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). With approx. 1,200 employees and a network of 66 representatives, subsidiaries and branch offices, Deutsche Messe is present in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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