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Globalization is driving growth in the intralogistics industry, which benefits more than almost any other sector from the increasing integration of world trade. And the industry’s most important international showcase is CeMAT, which takes place once every three years at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover. The last CeMAT in 2008 attracted some 1,100 exhibitors from 35 countries and 60,000 trade visitors from all over the world. Over 45 per cent of the exhibitors came from outside Germany, while the corresponding figure for visitors was in excess of 35 per cent. For manufacturers CeMAT has become the platform of choice for presenting genuine technical innovations.

A complete industry line-up

Whether innovative and energy-saving fork lifts and industrial trucks, complex fully automated conveyor systems, shelving and warehousing systems or the latest developments in IT – every section of the intralogistics industry is represented at CeMAT in Hannover. Cranes, hoisting gear, access platforms, along with auto-ID systems, robot logistics and packaging equipment for intralogistics – they are all fully covered at the show. Two new display categories – logistics real estate and port handling equipment – were added to the line-up for CeMAT 2008.

Because of the global significance of the CeMAT brand for the international logistics industry, four more regional CeMAT events have now been established.

CeMAT South America: The premiere of CeMAT South America took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 4 to 7 April 2011. This event proved to be a great success. More than 110 exhibitors booked a total display area of around 13,000 square metres. The line-up included leading players such as Cascade, Clark, Hyster, Jungheinrich, Kaup, Linde, MSI-Forks, Paletrans, Still, Toyota, und Yale.

CeMAT RUSSIA: CeMAT RUSSIA made its debut between 28 September and 1 October 2010 under the umbrella of the Industrial Trade Fair Moscow. The premiere attracted 110 exhibitors (75 percent from outside Russia). The next CeMAT RUSSIA will take place at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center from 27 to 30 September 2011.

CeMAT ASIA: CeMAT ASIA was staged for the first time back in 2000 in the city of Shanghai, and since then the show has taken place every October at the international exhibition centre SNIEC in Shanghai. CeMAT ASIA 2010 (25 – 28 October) featured displays by 400 exhibitors on a net display area of approx. 10,000 square metres. The main display categories included industrial trucks, cranes and hoisting gear, conveyor systems, warehousing systems, loading equipment, software and accessories for materials handling technology. CeMAT ASIA 2010 took place in parallel with PTC ASIA, the world’s second largest trade fair for power transmission and control.

CeMAT INDIA: CeMAT INDIA celebrated its premiere in December 2007 at the new exhibition centre in Bangalore. It takes place at annual intervals. In 2009 CeMAT INDIA transferred to Mumbai. The next show took place there from 15 to 18 December. Thereafter CeMAT INDIA will alternate between Bangalore and Mumbai. It will be accompanied by three other trade shows: MDA INDIA, Industrial Automation INDIA and Energy INDIA. Around 500 exhibitors are expected to contribute displays to this high-profile industrial event.

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