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SPS IPC Drives: Industry highlight closes again with a plus

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SPS IPC Drives once again proved its position as the leading trade exhibition in the field of electric automation. 56,874 trade visitors came during the three exhibition days to Nuremberg, Germany.

The atmosphere in the exhibition halls was dominated by a distinctive working atmosphere and intensive talks on the exhibitions booths. For the further economic development in 2013, the automation industry takes positive impulses from the exhibition.

The conference that took place in collateral to the exhibition increased as well and had 386 participants. For three days the conference was the platform for intensive discussions on a high level of expertise between researchers, product developers and users.

Key statistics of this year’s event:

Exhibitors: 1,458 (2011: 1.429)

Visitors: 56,874 (2011: 56.321)

Conference delegates: 386 (2011: 349)
The detailed analysis for SPS IPC Drives 2012 will be released in February. SPS IPC Drives 2013 will take place from 26- 28 November 2013 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre.


Initial comments from exhibitors at SPS IPC Drives 2012

“We use SPS IPC Drives explicitly to market our FSQM Torque Motor in Middle Europe. Given the growing number of international visitors, we actually reach potential customers from all over Europe and beyond. SPS IPC Drives is simply ideal for us to communicate with our contacts face to face, which is very important to us.”

Hasan Basri Kayakiran, Member of Board, EMF, Istanbul

„This year we introduced major novelties at our booth. At SPS IPC Drives we meet engineers and technicians, who directly work with our products, or the technical decision makers. Here we get direct, professional feedback. This is why for us SPS IPC Drives is the leading platform for presenting our technical innovations.”

Heinz Eisenbeiss, Director Marketing & Promotion, Siemens AG Industry Sector, Industry Automation Division


„For us, SPS IPC Drives 2012 has been the best exhibition for a long time. Conversations are highly professional, targeted and of top quality. The show is growing more and more international every year and will continue to offer us the chance to reach even more customers in the future. SPS IPC Drives is simply the most important trade fair for us.

Michael Collet, Lapp AG, Chief Innovation Officer, U.I.Lapp GmbH


“Schneider Electric opened its world-wide development center for automation solutions in machine engineering in Germany this year. This is a clear signal for the importance of the German and European market, which is also reflected in our strong presence at SPS IPC Drives. It is the most important European exhibition for us.

Clemens Blum, Executive Vice President Industry Business, Schneider Electric Industries SAS


SPS IPC Drives is the „in-depth“ exhibition. Here is where we meet visitors with high-level expertise. For us this is a major reason to speak to medium-sized companies right here – also to those from the region itself. The personal contact on the show floor is irreplaceable for us.”

Till Schreiter, President, Local Division Manager Discrete Automation and Motion Germany, ABB Automation Products GmbH


The search for integral solutions is the focus of this exhibition. This is a stand-alone in Germany. For us, SPS IPC Drives is the leading trade fair on automation. Together with the organizer, we exhibitors are set to further increase its internationality. For demonstrating complex applications and systems, SPS IPC Drives is simply indispensable.”

Hans Sondermann, Managing Director, SEW Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KG




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