As an International Trade Fair for Automation and Mechatronics, Munich’s AUTOMATICA belongs to the worldwide most important fairs in this field. Since 2004 the AUTOMATICA takes place each time in June on the area of the “New Munich Trade Fair Center”. In 2012 the AUTOMATICA will take place for the first time in May. Several hundred exhibitors from 41 countries will meet more than 30,000 visitors in only four exhibition days. A gross exhibition area of about 55,000 m2 should be occupied for the AUTOMATICA 2012. Approx. 30% of the exhibitors come from abroad. 98 % of the visitors are business visitors, e.g. user and developer of automation systems and components. The AUTOMATICA is organized by the Messe München GmbH and the robotics VDMA Robotik + automation who acts as a spiritual-specialized bearer of the fair.
The main focus of the fair is the complete value chain. Main subjects of the AUTOMATICA are the industrial picture processing, operation technology, robotics and assembling technology. The company position systems, research and technology, sensors, impulse technology, security technology, control technology, software, services and care technology also belong to other highly considered subject areas of the AUTOMATICA. All segments of the area of robotics and automation are combined with this concept of the fair.
However, the AUTOMATICA functions not only as a pure exhibition fair and platform for product innovations and the newest trends. In addition, the exhibitors organize an extensive supporting program with numerous other events, as for example special shows or forums. Moreover, the AUTOMATICA 2012 is supported by the “ROBOTICS 2012″, the biggest robotics conference in Germany. Technical bearer is the German society for robotics (DGR). Newest results from the field of the industrial robotics and service robotics.will be presented by advisers from industry, research and science.
The “AUTOMATICA Forum” informs the visitors of the AUTOMATICA in professional presentations about the fields of application of automation. The forum picks up important themes from this field and concentrates among other things on lightweight construction, service robotics or e-mobility.