LogiMAT 2018 to Focus on Futureproof Solutions to Industry 4.0 Challenges
9th January 2018
The 16th LogiMAT is already breaking records, before it’s even started – that’s what the organisers are claiming, at least. “Never before have trade visitors been able to compare products from so many international exhibitors and so many innovations and world launches in one place,” they say.
A central theme running throughout will be the integration of modern technologies and materials into future-proof solutions for the challenges posed by Industry 4.0, Logistics 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the associated digitisation.
On 117,000 square metres of exhibition space, exhibitors from some 40 countries, including around 360 new exhibitors and more than 50 notable suppliers from Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan and the USA will showcase their range of products and solutions for efficient intralogistics processes. Throughout the sector segments, the majority of exhibitors will be using LogiMAT as a platform to launch their latest innovations and present new products to the world for the first time. “LogiMAT has become established as THE intralogistics and process management event of the year for exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world,” sums up Peter Kazander, Managing Director of the LogiMAT organising company EUROEXPO Messe-und Kongress-GmbH of Munich. “Presence at LogiMAT is an absolute must for every company operating as a supplier or user of intralogistics. This is backed up by all key trade fair and exhibition indicators determined by the society for the voluntary control of trade fair and exhibition data as well as the opinions of exhibitors and trade audience.“
The overriding theme among all exhibitors is the integration of modern technologies and materials into future-proof solutions for the challenges posed by Industry 4.0, Logistics 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the associated digitisation. “This is reflected in the LogiMAT 2018 motto ‘First-hand Intralogistics: Digital – Connected – Innovative’ as well as the ongoing theme of ’human/machine interaction’,” Kazander explains. “The majority of international exhibitors are presenting – many of them as world premieres – intelligent and innovative solutions to the current challenges in intralogistics. They are driven by the digitisation of business processes and the requirements for the collection, processing, filtering and provision of digitised data needed for the control of efficient and increasingly automated processes in intralogistics and supply chain management.”
LogiMAT’s ever-popular accompanying programme will also address current issues and development trends in detail, with more than 30 high-profile trade forums, three serial live events and, in the context of the ‘Innovations Forum’ will host more than 40 specialist lectures on successful practical solutions.