Eagerly awaiting the trade fair launch on May 31st: Dr Christoph Beumer (from the left), Chair of the CeMAT Steering Committee, Dr Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Messe AG, Siegbert Hieber, Managing Director of Easyfairs, and Sascha Schmel, Managing Director of the German Engineering Federation’s Trade Association for Materials Handling and Intralogistics.
More than 100 journalists from 27 countries found out about the products and solutions to be showcased by participating exhibitors at the CeMAT Preview in Hannover on 23 February. These allowed a first look at what they intend on showcasing at CeMAT, kicking off an intensive phase of trade fair preparation. Once again, the special charm of the CeMAT Preview was that it saw both large corporations and small companies go toe-to-toe in presenting their products and gave them the opportunity to introduce their companies in their own exclusive discussions with the journalists. The prospects for CeMAT looked good here; after all, the economic climate is promising. The German Engineering Federation expects to see a production volume of 20.1 billion euros in Germany alone; that corresponds with an increase of roughly three per cent compared with 2014. Added to this is CeMAT’s reorientation with its new emphasis on IT logistics and its focus on the subject areas of automation and digitisation.