Digitization is having a major impact on logistics supply chains. The “Logistics 4.0 Experience Hub” at CeMAT will spotlight the supply chains of the future as well as the challenges facing the industry. Running the length of CeMAT from 23 to 27 April 2018, this special showcase will consist of some 30 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology involving goods transport, incoming goods, production, warehousing, order picking, packing and outgoing goods.
Jungheinrich, for instance, will focus on order picking, while SMI Handling Systems will demonstrate state-of-the-art product handling using vacuum technology and Copal will spotlight innovative solutions for unloading and palletizing container goods. Meanwhile, Pepperl+Fuchs will feature identification solutions and the wearable computing experts from Unimax will showcase Augmented Reality solutions. Apart from these product presentations, logistics providers will provide in-depth information at the Speakers’ Corner.
The Experience Hub will be supplemented by topic clusters highlighting the latest research findings, including drones, robotics and Augmented Reality.
Deutsche Messe AG
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Deutsche Messe AG, which was founded in 1947 with the staging of Germany’s first-ever Export Fair. Seven decades later, Deutsche Messe has taken its place among the world’s top organizers of capital goods trade fairs, sporting a rich portfolio of events held in Germany and around the globe. With 2016 revenue of 302 million euros, the company ranks among the five biggest trade show companies in Germany. Its portfolio includes such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CEBIT (business festival for innovation and digitization), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO Hannover (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With more than 1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in about 100 countries.