"After all, today the quality of hardware and its intelligent networking within IT systems decides the success of an intralogistics solution," explained Wolfgang Pech, Head of Division at Deutsche Messe AG. "In Hanover, a number of exhibitors will be using their stands to show how logistics processes can be automated live."
The Walldorf-based software group SAP will be represented with a large partner stand for the first time at this year's CeMAT. "We are focusing our trade fair appearance on our S/4HANA solution as a software suite, and our overall approach to logistics," said Ralf Schränkler, Solution Sales Executive SCM at SAP. "We don’t really distinguish between internal and external logistics – for us, networked logistics from the supplier to the end customer is key." He says that the platform of a supply chain execution (SCE) is an integral part of this.
"As an entrepreneur, I am delighted that CeMAT is focusing on the topic of IT this year," said Michael Baranowski, Managing Director of Paderborn-based Team GmbH, at the event. "The demand for this on the market is constantly increasing." He believes that great potential lies in solutions in the areas of cloud computing or augmented reality, such as through smartglasses. "Visitors can see smartglasses for themselves on our trade fair stand," announced Baranowski.
"This will put them in a much better position to make their own mind up about the strengths and weaknesses of this new technology, and investigate possible areas of use within their company." He believes that CeMAT’s strategy of focusing on the topics of digitalisation and logistics 4.0 is exactly the right step because demand for the trade fair from the point of view of both exhibitors and visitors is extremely high.