Manufacturing AUTOMATION

AUTOMATICA 2014 already breaking attendance records

October 2, 2012
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

It may be more than a year and a half away, but AUTOMATICA 2014 has already broken a registration record.

 “We never had so many registrations this early,” project group manager Armin Wittmann said in a statement. More than 50 percent of the trade fair area occupied in 2012 are already booked for AUTOMATICA 2014, which will take place on the grounds of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from May 20 to 23, 2014. In 2014, the high-growth sector of service robotics will be an additional exhibition focal point with its own hall.

“We never achieved such good evaluations from visitors and exhibitors as in 2012,” Wittmann said. “We already have registrations for the next event in 2012 shortly after the last trade fair for more than half of the area, which was occupied at the last AUTOMATICA. This has never happened before.”

AUTOMATICA 2012 saw 31,000 visitors from more than 100 countries attend, along with more than 720 exhibitors from 40 countries exhibited their products and solutions in five halls in May for the manufacturing industry. The global range increased at the same time. There strongest visitor increases were from the Russian Federation, Turkey, Poland, Brazil, the Republic of Korea and Japan. A total of one-third of the visitors and exhibitors came from foreign countries


Starting from 2014, AUTOMATICA is also going to focus on industrial service robotics.

“In the meantime, an increasing number of manufacturers and products are taking big steps forward and are rapidly moving to industrialization. And an increasing number of solutions are also achieving commercial success on the market,” Norbert Bargmann, deputy chief executive officer of Messe München International, said in a statement. “We want to deal with this trend at the trade fair at an early stage and support companies in this area even more strongly. We are going to dedicate a separate trade fair hall to industrial service robotics in 2014.”

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