Making Logistics and Material Handling Safer — What happened at LogiMAT?
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GemOne recently travelled to Germany to attend the LogiMAT trade show to meet professionals working in the logistics, material handling, and distribution sectors and talk about safety management telematics.
2023 was a great year for LogiMAT as it achieved the best results in the event’s twenty year history. The international trade fair was held at the Messe Stuttgart Convention Center from April 25 – 27, and it saw a sharp increase in the number of visitors. The three-day trade show drew in more than 62,000 industry professionals, which is a 25% increase from last year’s number alone and exceeded pre-pandemic figures.
This year’s LogiMAT was even more international than previous shows. One in four professionals came from outside of Germany, and about one in ten even came from overseas. Among the exhibitors at LogiMAT 2023, the share of companies based outside Germany grew to more than one-third this year.
LogiMAT 2023 had a total of 1,563 exhibitors from 39 countries, presenting their latest developments and innovations. GemOne were one of those exhibitors lucky enough to have the opportunity to showcase our latest telematics products.
In particular, our representatives were excited to talk to those in the material handling industry about new functionalities of our safety management solutions: cameras, which give a 360° view of the forklift environment, and forklift load sensors, which keep weight distribution within the required safety perimeters.
And LogiMAT proved itself to be a trade show attracting new international companies from within the industry; among the 200 first-time exhibitors who came to Stuttgart, nearly 70 percent are based outside of Germany.
Before the event, exhibitors announced more than 100 exclusive product debuts, including unique innovations not previously seen anywhere in the world. The products and solutions on display focused on automation, digital transformation, and the integration of state-of-the-art technologies like robotics and sensors.
As a digitally-innovative company GemOne have previously highlighted the importance of digital transformation, you can read more about this in our feature in WSHAsia online magazine (p.13)
The LogiMAT spotlight was on automation, digital transformation, and the integration of state-of-the-art technologies like robotics to optimise intra-logistical processes. Exhibitors and visiting industry professionals were also focused on the themes of sustainability and energy efficiency. The on-site trade show provided an opportunity for industry professionals to forge new business contacts and to sound out the market among the competition.
At the show, we had the opportunity, not only to talk to warehouse managers and material handling professionals, but also to industry media personalities such as Allan Leibowitz from trade magazine ForkliftAction who we work with consistently to update audiences with the latest developments within the world of telematics.
Visitors reported that they came to LogiMAT looking specifically for automation solutions and that they found inspiration through the technological innovations on display and by the opportunity to explore potential partnerships. Proving that the need for trade shows is not only widely valued by industry professionals, but they are going from strength to strength.
After such a successful stint at the exhibition, we’re now looking forward to LogiMAT 2024 — but you can also find a round-up of the trade shows next on our schedule here.