After four action-packed days, the annual logistic mega-show organized by Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai and the Chinese partners – CeMAT ASIA 2019, rounded off on 26 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Themed with “Driven to be SMART” + “Smart Logistics”, CeMAT ASIA, along with PTC ASIA, ComVac ASIA, E-PACK TECH ASIA, APEX ASIA, Cold Chain ASIA and Heavy Machinery ASIA 2019, welcomed more than 3,200 notable enterprises from all over the world at a total display area of over 220,000 sqm. The number of visitors significantly increased this year, reaching 142,975 with the remarkable growth rate of 42.1% compared with 2018, which consolidated the shows’ position as the leading driver for intelligent manufacturing.

Among the trade visitors, domestic buyers and groups are from industrial manufacturing, construction machinery, automobile manufacturing, shipbuilding, aerospace manufacturing, machine tool manufacturing, robotics, pharmaceutical machinery, textile machinery, e-commerce, food industry, retail, tobacco, medicine, express delivery, 3C electronics, home and home appliance industries. Additionally, overseas buyers are mainly from Germany, the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Israel and other countries and regions.

–    42.1% increase to stage a high caliber exhibition in Asia-Pacific region
–    A bunch of supportive events thumbed-up by the participants
–    Professional organization and services won market trust

“The show’s figures strongly prove that it is the most high-end industrial business platform in Asia. It is our honor that we are mostly satisfied by our participants.” said by Dr. Jochen Koeckler, Chairman of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG, “China is standing at a new starting point of the development of intelligent manufacturing, which provides more opportunities and markets for global manufactures. We believe that this show is the optimum place for global counterparts to better understand the industry in China and expand the business cooperation.”

This year, CeMAT ASIA celebrated its 20th anniversary. Leaders from some Chinese industrial associations shared their blessings to CeMAT ASIA. HE Li-Ming, President of China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing (CFLP), said: “In the past two decades, CeMAT ASIA has seen the booming development of China’s logistics industry. Back at the first exhibition in 2000, CFLP formed a close partnership with organizer Hannover Milano Fairs. At the same time, we have constantly enlarged the exhibition size by working closely together and made the international influence of CeMAT ASIA increasingly strong, making important contributions to the development of China’s and even the global logistics industry.”

In his congratulatory message, LI Pei-Gen, President of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES) remarked, “CeMAT ASIA can not only extensively enhance the direct communications between logistics enterprises and customers, but also inspire innovation in the market competition. Exhibits can not only reduce costs and increase efficiency for customers, but also provide customers with better solutions that are more in line with the trend of the times by means of intellectualization and environmental-friendly concepts.”

As a bellwether of the logistics industry, CeMAT ASIA 2019 accommodated more than 800 big names with a total display area of more than 85,000 sqm. This year’s show highlighted the smart logistics with leading companies including SSI Schaefer, Swisslog, TGW, Honeywell, SFA, ABB, FANUC, JD, Siasun, Geek+, Quicktron, HIK, BlueSword, Zhongding Integration. Notably, Kion Group spotlighted the show with its three major brands of Dematic, Linde, Baoli, occupying the largest exhibition booth in the history of CeMAT ASIA with an area of 3,000 sqm.

The exhibitors at this year’s CeMAT ASIA expressed great satisfaction with the run of the show.  Dr. Jens Hardenacke, Global SVP and China MD of Dematic highly remarked that, “As an old friend of CeMAT ASIA, Dematic values every chance to participate in the exhibition. This year, for the first time, Dematic took part in CeMAT ASIA jointly with Kion’s Linde and Baoli. Together, we built the largest booth. During the exhibition, Dematic got access to a lot of quality customers, learnt their needs and suggestions first hand, and further deepened our service localization and technical innovation. It has proved a fruitful exhibition. We wish CeMAT ASIA will continue to be brilliant next year and become better and better!”

Kaan Guclu, Managing Director China of SSI SCHAEFER also gave positive feedback, “CeMAT ASIA 2019 has reached our expectations in regards to both the visitors’ volume and the effect, in which we are more than pleased about it. This exhibition provides not only a platform for SCHAEFER to showcase the world’s advanced logistics technology to Chinese users, but also a bridge to connect and communicate with each other among the industry. Wish CeMAT ASIA better and better!

A rich array of forums, workshops and networking events were also dedicatedly designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CeMAT ASIA, focusing on global logistics, fresh food, intelligent manufacturing, intelligent logistics, home logistics, automobile and accessories.

This year, CeMAT ASIA launched “Guided Tours” for overseas buyers for the first time with two main routes – AGV and material handling, enables them to have a great experience at the show.

The next edition will be held on November 3-6, 2020 in Shanghai again.