Table of contents:
- Highlights of the SPS IPC Drives 2016
- Expert knowledge for pioneering technologies
- First voices about the SPS IPC Drives 2016
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SPS IPC Drives is Europe's leading automation trade fair and attracts numerous visitors and exhibitors from all over the world every year. From November 22nd to 24th, 2016, the event broadcast trend-setting signals for the coming financial year. The organizers have now published the figures for this year's fair: Over 63,000 trade visitors and 1,601 exhibitors used the SPS IPC Drives as an international business platform - a slight decrease compared to the previous year. Visitors from all over the world were able to find out about products, solutions, developments and trends in electrical automation technology.
Highlights of the SPS IPC Drives 2016
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At the 27th edition of the fair, the distinctive work character was noticeable on the stands. With 523 companies from 44 countries in addition to Germany, the SPS IPC Drives showed its international position.
Expert knowledge for pioneering technologies
The fair showed concrete application examples and concepts for Industry 4.0 on the Industry 4.0 area and on many exhibition stands. The trade fair forums of the VDMA and ZVEI were popular starting points, especially with the offers for Industry 4.0. Visitors had the opportunity to discuss the current state of the art and its possible uses in practice.
The most important figures at a glance:
- Exhibitor: 1601 (2015: 1668)
- Exhibition space: 122,200 m² (2015: 122,800 m²)
- Visitors: 63,291 (2015: 64,386)
The organizers plan to provide a detailed trade fair analysis with further results from February 2017. In the coming year, the Nesse will take place from November 28th to 30th, 2017 in the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.
First voices about the SPS IPC Drives 2016
Peter Früauf, Deputy Managing Director, VDMA Electrical Automation:
“The SPS IPC Drives was as requested for the companies represented in the VDMA and hoped to be a great success. You meet the right people to talk to here, the people who are at the machine, who are responsible for production in the workshop.”
Gunther Koschnick, Managing Director of the Automation Association, ZVEI:
“It struck me intensely that we saw the cooperation between 'shop floor' and 'office floor' on many stands. The vision of Industry 4.0 was shown here at the SPS in concrete, marketable solutions with direct benefit transport."
Dr. Steffen Haack, Member of the Divisional Board, Bosch Rexroth:
“The fair was very well attended. We are very happy with the response. The SPS once again confirms its radiance and internationality. Industry 4.0 becomes very tangible, very practical and leads to concrete customer projects for us."
Andrey Nikishin, Future Technologies Projects Director, Kaspersky Lab:
“We are here for the first time this year and are very impressed by the size of this trade fair as well as by its qualified audience. We met people from all over the world, from Korea to Mexico, from India to Brazil. We can reach most regions of the world from one place.”
Jan Treede, General Manager, Industrial Automation, Kollmorgen:
“The SPS is the leading trade fair for this area. It is our annual highlight. Everyone is there, showing their news. We coordinate our development cycles with this date. There are trade visitors who know their way around, who know exactly what they are looking for.”
Heinz Eisenbeiss, Head of Marketing & Promotion, Simatec Automation Systems, Siemens:
“Trend topics towards the future were increasingly found at the SPS. Visitors are also looking for a kind of guidance, perspectives. The PLC is also very suitable for such discussions, far beyond the exchange of technical data. "(Kj)
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