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CeMAT 2018: Presented in tandem



Future integration of supply chains, intelligent logistics in production: By staging CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE in tandem, the tradeshow organizers at Deutsche Messe have created a new platform for international logistics decision-makers.

 - (l-r) Dr. Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach and Dr. Jochen Köckler at CeMAT Press Conference on 26 April 2017 in Hannover.
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(l-r) Dr. Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach and Dr. Jochen Köckler at CeMAT Press Conference on 26 April 2017 in Hannover.

2018 will see the parallel staging of CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE. The upshot will be attendance of over 220,000 decision-makers, who will travel to Hannover to see how Logistics 4.0 and Industry 4.0 are capable of producing completely new solutions and business models as well as the potential of integrated logistics for their own companies.

Located in the immediate vicinity of the automation halls at HANNOVER MESSE, Hall 19 is the place where Logistics 4.0 and Industry 4.0 come together. This is where specialists from heavy industry and the intralogistics sector will appear on all five days of the show at the "Logistics 4.0 Forum", with the focus on the opportunities for integrating production and logistics. A key focus will consist of mobile robot solutions, which are increasingly common in production and warehouse settings and are key to making work easier for humans. And the charge carriers have also become mobile, driving autonomously through warehouse or production buildings and conveniently communicating with one another based on gestures generated by wearables.

Visitors to the "Logistics 4.0 Experience Hub" will be able to see what this looks like in practice. On an area of more than 2,500 square meters, exhibitors from industry and logistics will showcase the combined future of both fields. An additional attraction consists of Guided Tours organized by Deutsche Messe on the topic of "Logistics 4.0 Meets Industry 4.0".

Additional CeMAT highlights include logistics solutions for retailing and logistics services. Efficient logistics processes are of critical importance to the business success of online and bricks-and-mortar retailers, requiring complex shipping structures, including a high degree of automation and efficient returns management.