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Motek 40th birthday – Automation Intelligence for Production and Assembly

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The exhibition halls of the industry highlight featuring Motek/Bondexpo are filling up. Together with the 15th Bondexpo international trade fair for bonding technology, the 40th Motek international trade fair for automation in production and assembly is preparing for the fall event season in 2022. Exhibitors and expert visitors will meet in person for a face-to-face exchange of ideas in Stuttgart from the 4th through the 7th of October, 2022. The event’s motto – “Automation Intelligence for Production and Assembly” – is well rounded, as is its anniversary: Motek is celebrating its 40th birthday!

“The industry is eagerly anticipating its top event,” confirms Motek/Bondexpo project manager Rainer Bachert. “Already during the summer, we’ve exceeded registration levels reached for the event in 2021,” continues Bachert. “Many exhibitors firmed up their participation at this year’s trade fair right after the event in October 2021, and the halls have been filling up in recent weeks,” explains the project manager. “Traditionally, Motek/Bondexpo is a practice and user-oriented work event for expert visitors who are seeking concrete solutions for their production environments,” says Bettina Schall, managing director of trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG. “The challenges currently faced by the industry sector are enormous, and the exhibitors at this year’s Motek/Bondexpo will be tackling them from numerous angles and demonstrating new approaches.”

Sustainability via Further Development in Digitalisation and Automation

Essentially important issues such as reduced consumption of energy and resources, environmental and climate protection, reliable suppliers, dependable intermediate production and short distances are driving modernisation and further technical innovations. Industry players in assembly and production automation are working full steam ahead to equip their plants more economically, more effectively, more efficiently and more reliably in order to cut costs and remain competitive. “That’s why it’s important to attend the trade fair in person, to engage in professional discussions on an equal footing, to explore practical solutions and to network,” explains Rainer Bachert. “Matching target groups meet up with each other at Motek/Bondexpo.”

In the fall of 2022, the industry meeting place in Stuttgart will bring together suppliers and users of industrial production and assembly automation, as well as bonding technology. Special significance will be attributed to the vastly important issue of sustainability this year, because modern, highly automated factories with intelligent components and control systems, as well as networked, self-learning processes, must increasingly adhere to the principle of sustainability – they have to be operated in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. As a result, digitalisation and automation of industrial manufacturing processes are becoming even more important in order to further increase the efficiency, environmental friendliness and economy of production operations. In this respect, Motek/Bondexpo is an important platform for making it possible to implement new developments and approaches to solutions in a user-friendly way, and for meeting current and future challenges.

A Highly Interested Expert Audience Right from the Very First Day

However, we won’t just be looking to the future from 4 to 7 October 2022 – we’ll also be looking back, because Motek is celebrating its 40th birthday. The first trade fair for assembly technology was launched in 1982 in Sindelfingen, initially on a relatively small scale. As of 1990, the event with highly dynamic growth was held in Sinsheim and since 2007, Stuttgart has been its highly adequate venue. “Motek can look back on an extremely impressive 40-year history on its way to becoming one of the most important industrial trade fairs in southern Germany,” notes Michael Blaß, managing director of the energy-chain systems division at igus GmbH in Cologne. “And it has never forgotten its original spirit, even to this day: bringing people together in dialogue and as a forum for innovation – directly oriented to the needs of the visitors who have approached us here at the event with very tangible challenges in recent decades. This has resulted in numerous long-standing customer relationships and exciting projects. We’re grateful to P. E. Schall for this, and we’re looking forward to a successful Motek together in 2022.”

Essential, Live Trade Fair with Dates Etched in Stone

Motek/Bondexpo focuses on the practical, future-oriented organisation of industrial manufacturing processes. This is why the trade fair is and will remain an ideal business platform for the capital goods industry. The exhibition will be supplemented by additional world-class presentations – for example the Arena of Integration (AoI) which will make digitalised, networked production processes tangible and intelligible once again in 2022, the Startup Area where young companies will present their innovations, and the expert forum for “Safety + Automation” which will be organised in cooperation with Pilz GmbH & Co. KG. Numerous exhibitors, expert visitors and other interested parties have already saved the trade fair dates – the industry will meet in Stuttgart from the 4th through the 7th of October, 2022!

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