Prof. Dr. Michael ten Hompel, Executive Director, Fraunhofer IML
"When you consider the fact that logistics is a motor force of the fourth industrial revolution, it is a good thing to see the Hannover industrial fair – Hannover Messe – teaming up again with CeMAT 2018. Not only for our institute, but also for Germany as a whole, it is highly beneficial to have a showcase where logistics and industry can interact at a single venue – especially one with a strong international reputation. Logistics is in the process of repositioning itself, as it develops into a high-tech sector and motor force for industry. This will be visible for all to see at CeMAT 2018. Forklifts are becoming automated guided vehicles, while crates are developing into cyber-physical systems and traditional materials handling is evolving into a platform economy. In 2018 visitors to our CeMAT stand will be treated to an entirely new logistics universe."