Automatica provides an impressive industry showcase

Work environments and society at large will experience great changes in coming years. Automatica, the leading exhibition for industrial robotics and automation held in Munich from June 27 to 30, 2023, showcased a raft of solutions to these complex issues. A roaring comeback after just one year: 40,000 visitors from around 88 countries, 650 exhibitors from 34 countries, and a captivating supporting program. The co-location with LASER World of PHOTONICS and World of QUANTUM also provided significant added value for many participants.

The two Managing Directors of Messe München, Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel, drew a positive conclusion after four trade fair days, saying: “automatica has once again proven its great innovative strength. The participating companies have showcased specific visionary solutions to challenges such as compensating the lack of specialists. In addition, the successful cooperation with the co-located events LASER World of PHOTONICS and World of QUANTUM strengthens Munich’s role as a leading technology hub.”

Exhibition Director Anja Schneider adds: “automatica underlines its position as the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics with this excellent result: great atmosphere, new players, and a clear leadership position in the industry – all that after just twelve months of preparations.”

automatica received outstanding overall feedback from its exhibitors. Over 90 percent of exhibitors gave the trade fair an excellent to good rating in a survey conducted by the Gelszus market research institute. They particularly appreciated the visitor quality (91 percent) and the increase in new customer acquisitions (85 percent).

Frank Konrad, Chairman of the Board at VDMA Robotics + Automation, CEO HAHN Automation, agrees: “For us as an automation company, automatica has been the most important trade fair for 20 years. Following a somewhat restrained comeback after Covid last year, this year saw increased visitor numbers again, which was a positive indicator for us as exhibitors. We had lots of good conversations and opportunities to maintain our network.”

The top ten visitor countries after Germany were Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, South Korea, China, Poland, Netherlands, Slovenia, and the USA. There was a 33 percent share of international visitors.

automatica 2023 delighted its visitors with 98 percent of respondents giving the trade fair an excellent to good rating. Furthermore, 97 percent of visitors praised the presence of market leaders, and 95 percent confirmed the leading role of automatica. 65 percent of visitors are optimistic about the future and expect automatica’s significance to increase even further.

In addition to the exhibition area spread across six halls, visitors once again had an opportunity to expand their knowledge within the framework of this year’s extensive supporting program featuring forums and special shows. Highlights included the Service Robot City and Mobile Robots in Production showcases.

The next automatica will take place from June 24 to 27, 2025. It will again be co-located with LASER World of PHOTONICS – World’s Leading Trade Fair with Congress for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications – and World of QUANTUM in Munich.

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