CeMAT 2018: Strong Partnership with HANNOVER MESSE

18th January 2017

Logistics BusinessCeMAT 2018: Strong Partnership with HANNOVER MESSE

Next year’s CeMAT will take place at the Hannover Exhibition Centre, in conjunction with HANNOVER MESSE as the the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. “Teaming up CeMAT with HANNOVER MESSE forms a strong partnership which will benefit CeMAT by allowing them to reach even greater numbers of top industry decision-makers from around the world. Thanks to its reputations as the leading global event for integrated manufacturing, HANNOVER MESSE has been attracting more and more visitors from around the world. The industry professionals who come to Hannover find innovations, new concepts and solutions relating to Industry 4.0. The exhibitors at HANNOVER MESSE have welcomed the rescheduling of CeMAT, as intralogistics plays an important role in smart factories. Manufacturers from this segment therefore make a key contribution to the further optimization of the industrial value chain”, explained Dr. Jochen Köckler, Managing Board member at Deutsche Messe.

CeMAT will be located at the northern end of the site, within easy reach of the many visitors who enter the venue via the north entrance.

Logistics IT will again form the focal point of the CeMAT presentations. The exhibition itself is located in Halls 19/20, but IT will play an important role at virtually every exhibition stand. “Digitalization of the entire supply chain beyond the in-house, company setting is a prerequisite for the establishment of autonomous and self-organizing logistic chains. There are numerous individual technical solutions, such as warehouse management systems, smart containers and driverless transport systems. Visitors will learn how these solutions function and interact, as well as the competitive advantages that they provide at CeMAT in Hannover”, commented Köckler.

The Logistics IT display category will feature companies such as Team GmbH from Paderborn. The decision to stage CeMAT parallel to HANNOVER MESSE was welcomed by managing director Michael Baranowski: “Digitalization and Logistics 4.0 are of crucial importance. Companies are facing the challenges of globalization and rising demands in the field of eCommerce, including same-day delivery. This has led to a complete re-evaluation of existing IT solutions. Future-proof solutions are only possible with state-of-the-art technology. CeMAT 2018, together with HANNOVER MESSE, will create the ideal setting in which to make the right investment decisions.”