HANNOVER MESSE 2013 Fully Booked With 6,500 Exhibitors

When HANNOVER MESSE 2013 opens its gates on Monday, April 8, it will do so with more exhibitors and an unprecedented level of international participation.  More than 50 percent of the companies represented at the fair are based outside of Germany.  This year, IT-supported production – the next stage in the evolution of manufacturing – will take center stage.

The lead theme of “Integrated Industry” signals HANNOVER MESSE’s strong focus on the future of manufacturing.  “We chose ‘Integrated Industry’ not just to highlight the increasingly close relationship between the fair’s key display areas of automation, energy and drive technologies, industrial supply and R&D; the intention is also very much to herald the fact that information technology is about to kick off the next major wave of change in the evolution of manufacturing,” explained Dr. Köckler.  “Ever-shorter product lifecycles and ever-increasing product diversity mean that production lines need to become much more flexible.  Most automobile manufacturers, for example, are already able to produce a number of different models on the same line.  Having this sort of capability necessitates state-of-the-art software systems and web-based technologies.”

Integrated Industry also stands for the networking of all machines involved in a production process.  Doing this can potentially yield multiple benefits.  The fully integrated production lines of the future will be less prone to stoppages; machines will be able to spot significant deviations from workpiece specifications; and the workpieces themselves will have a unique identifier, which “tells” the machines how they should be processed.  This will enable the machine tools to reconfigure themselves automatically during production and continually adapt to changing demands without the need for halting the production line.  

HANNOVER MESSE 2013 will officially open on April 8 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  As Russia is the official Partner Country of this year’s fair, more than 160 Russian companies will be in Hannover to showcase their technologies and services.  This is the largest-ever contingent of Russian firms to exhibit at an industrial technology fair outside of Russia. Also, 200 speakers and numerous high-caliber representatives of the Russian political and business communities will contribute to the fair and conferences.  

The open-air site and all 25 exhibition halls are fully booked.  A total of around 6,500 exhibitors will be in Hannover to showcase their solutions on more than 2.54 million square feet of net display space, representing an increase in exhibitor numbers and display space from 2011, the strongest HANNOVER MESSE in ten years. The strongest exhibitor representative nations are China, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Turkey.  The fair will feature close to the same number of Italian and Spanish firms as in 2011.

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