02/05/2023 - 16:11 pm
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LogiMat 2023 achieves best ever results

LogiMat 2023 has continued its growth trajectory by once again filling the entire exhibit space to capacity, maintaining a strong exhibitor contingent, and attracting the highest number of visitors in 20 years. The international character of the trade show was bolstered by companies from 39 countries, with exhibitors from outside Germany accounting for a full 35%.

LogiMat 2023 closed its doors on Thursday 27 April with a sharp increase in the number of visitors over the previous year. The three-day trade show drew a total of 62,343 industry professionals (+25%) to the Messe Stuttgart convention centre, topping even the pre-pandemic numbers from 2019.

“This was a LogiMat for the record books,” enthused exhibition director, Michael Ruchty, from event organiser Euroexpo GmbH in Munich. “LogiMat 2023 drew the biggest visitor crowds in the event’s history. This, together with the growth in our contingent of international exhibitors, demonstrates that the LogiMat brand is firmly established as the world’s leading intralogistics trade show and a must-attend event for businesses seeking forward-looking, efficient intralogistics processes.”

A total of 1563 exhibitors from 39 nations filled all ten exhibit halls at the Messe Stuttgart convention centre, presenting their latest developments and innovations for optimal material flows and efficient process management. In the run-up to LogiMat 2023, exhibitors announced more than 100 exclusive product debuts, including innovations not previously seen anywhere in the world, such as the Toposens ECHO ONE® 3D ultrasonic sensor that Meysens GmbH developed for echolocation in warehouses, which took home the show’s Best Product award in the category of picking, conveying, lifting, and storing technology.

With the products and solutions on display plus the ever-popular accompanying programme of presentations and panels, LogiMat 2023 responded to the needs of industry professionals to share and acquire knowledge on forward-looking investments. The spotlight here is on automation, digital transformation and the integration of state-of-the-art technologies such as robotics, sensors, and artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise intralogistical processes. Exhibitors and visiting industry professionals also focused on the themes of sustainability and energy efficiency. Industry professionals used the on-site trade show to forge new business contacts and to sound out the market among the competition. 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. The exhibitors also reported on the high quality of customer contacts, leading to promising potential projects and partnerships. The visitor analysis compiled by the independent market research institute of Wissler & Partner from Basel, Switzerland, found that a high percentage of industry professionals came to LogiMat with specific plans for investments. This is borne out by the experience of many attendees who reported placing orders at LogiMat 2023.

French technology company Exotec and general contractor Unitechnik announced a partnership agreement. Bottobo Robotics from Turkey signed a four-figure contract with Wiferion for the supply of wireless charging systems. Hardware and software provider Ecovium placed an order with Lux CT Transportlogistik to install software for transportation and forwarding management. These deals underscore the importance of LogiMat as a trade show where the industry comes to do business. Overall, more than 40% of visiting professionals placed an order or intend to do so immediately after the event. And 84.2% of visitors exercise decision-making authority within their respective companies.

This year’s LogiMat was even more international than previous editions. Nearly one in two professionals travelled more than 300km to attend. One in four came from outside of Germany, and about one in ten even came from outside Europe. Among the exhibitors at LogiMat 2023, the share of companies based outside Germany grew to more than one-third this year. Another indicator of the international character. Among the 200 first-time exhibitors who came to Stuttgart, nearly 70%  are based outside of Germany.

“The excellent bottom-line result of LogiMat 2023 exceeds all expectations,” said exhibition director, Ruchty. “Networking and an unfiltered exchange of knowledge and industry news among all the big-name developers, manufacturers, and solution providers with a record-setting number of visitors. Plus a whole slate of new international orders placed. This reinforces LogiMat’s role as the must-attend intralogistics industry platform and a place where decision-makers come to do business.”

The next LogiMat event is LogiMat China taking place on 14–16 June in Shanghai. After that, LogiMat Intelligent Warehouse opens its doors 25–27 October in Bangkok. The next LogiMat in Stuttgart will take place March 19–21, 2024.

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