CeMAT 2018: Strong partnership with HANNOVER MESSE
Next year's CeMAT will take place at the Hannover Exhibition Center, in conjunction with HANNOVER MESSE, the trade fair for industrial technology. From April 23 to 27, 2017, the CeMAT puts intralogistics for smart factories in focus.
CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE are being staged as standalone events, but their common ground will be prominently highlighted for the benefit of potential crossover visitors. The synergies will be especially evident in the halls dedicated to industrial automation as the beating heart of Industry 4.0 – the buzzword for networked, autonomous and self-organizing manufacturing. Demand is on the rise for individualized, customer-specific products, and the necessary responsiveness and flexibility can only be achieved by means of digitalization and the concepts behind Industry 4.0.
Logistics 4.0 takes center stage
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. Leading manufacturers of warehouse lifting and handling equipment will again showcase their technology in the three pavilions under the Expo canopy. The neighboring halls 25 and 26 will also feature displays of lifting and handling equipment, as well as related equipment and, for the first time at this location, cranes and accessory equipment. The open-air site will also be used for CeMAT. In total, the trade fair will boast 110,000 square meters of exhibition space. Manufacturers of handling technology and robots as well as suppliers of production logistics solutions will be exhibiting in Hall 21, while the adjacent Hall 24 will focus on transport logistics, packaging technology and identification technology.