Asia-Pacific: Leading events
The annual leading industrial events in Asia-Pacific region, PTC Asia, ComVac Asia and Cemat Asia took place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center from November 1 - 4, 2016.
Different from the previous editions, this year's shows, according to customer demands, divided display categories, segmented markets and focused on “intelligent manufacturing”. The fairs attracted nearly 1,700 well-known companies at home and abroad to interpret the advanced manufacturing innovations and further consolidating the role of the shows as a benchmark for the development of the industry. Cold Chain Asia, Heavy Machinery Asia and Industrial Supply Asia will also be held concurrently. The six shows covered a total display area of more than 130,000 square meters.
In recent years, raising the level of intelligence in manufacturing has become a common topic of countries around the world. “Intelligent manufacturing” has become the key to the landing of “Made in China 2025”. In this regard, Gary Liu, the Managing Director of Hannover Milano Fairs China said, “The current global manufacturing industry is actively restructuring and upgrading toward intelligent manufacturing by relying on innovation drives, thus to achieve the new breakthrough from ‘manufacturing’ to ‘intelligent manufacturing’. As the organizer, we should seize the opportunity to look for the direction of the company development in this phase, understand the real needs of customers, so as to invite the most representative manufacturers, introduce the advanced products and the innovative ideas to the platform which can provide suppliers and buyers an ideal place for matchmaking and boost the industrial and economic development.”
PTC Asia: Power transmission and control
As the most influential international industrial brand show in the Asia Pacific region, PTC Asia has found a firm footing through continuous innovation. This year’s show added two more sectors, focuses on Chinese enterprises, and facilitates intelligent manufacturing in China. It attracted over 1,000 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions of Germany, France, Korea, Turkey, Spain, Italy and China Taiwan to display scientific research and innovative products and technologies in mechanical transmission, fluid transmission, bearings, and gears.
ComVac Asia 2016: World of compressors and
It is worth mentioning that ComVac Asia 2016 embraces the first 10-year milestone. With the continuous expansion of the influence and the annual increase of trade negotiations, many compressor manufacturers treasure the added value brought by the show. This year, over a hundred well-known companies showed up as exhibitors which makes the show an indispensable annual event in the industry.
Cemat Asia 2016: Automation in the logistic industry
With the widespread application of automation in the logistics industry, "intelligent manufacturing" has brought new changes to the logistics field. Cemat Asia 2016 presents a large number of system integrators, logistics robots, electric forklifts and intelligent logistics products, and attracts more than 500 industry giants to gather in Shanghai. These industry giants brought advanced system integration equipment and the intelligent logistics robot display area had an all-round interpretation of the important role of intelligent robots in the logistics industry. Furthermore, national intelligent forklift leaders presented the concept of intelligent environmental protection of "electric forklift" which has become the market favourite.
Seminars on Industrie 4.0
In addition, over one hundred industry experts and scholars were invited to discuss in a series of professional and technical seminars focusing on the popularization and application of the “Industrie 4.0" in all sectors. Important activities include FSC Industrial Parts Sourcing Conference, UNITY Innovation Day, Gear Reducer Technology Innovation and Application Seminar, VDMA Smart Manufacturing Forum, Fastener Sourcing Event, the Seminar on the Transformation & Upgrading of Gear Manufacturing Industry and CeMAT ASIA Innovation Salon, the 1st China Industrial Truck Innovation Award (CITIA), Industry Development Forum of Intelligent Logistics Warehouse Robot 2016, Food Supply Chain and Central Kitchen.