Munich, March 21, 2024 – LogiMAT 2024 is a wrap, closing its doors on an event that once again drew higher numbers of exhibitors and visitors, filled an even greater exhibit space, and featured more product debuts. This year’s show was also very international, with some 35 percent of exhibitors coming to Stuttgart from beyond Germany’s borders.

LogiMAT 2024, the International Trade Show for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management, came to a successful conclusion with renewed growth and impressive highs across all key metrics. A total of 67,420 industry professionals (+8.1%) traveled to the Messe Stuttgart convention center for the three-day event. They were met by 1,610 exhibitors (+6%) presenting their latest products and solutions, including more than 120 innovative product debuts. The net exhibit space was also expanded by another 2,000 square meters, covering some 67,000 square meters in total. All in all, a total of 101,649 visitors, exhibitors, and media representatives came together at Messe Stuttgart over the event’s three days. “This continues the success story that is LogiMAT,” boasts Exhibition Director Michael Ruchty from Munich-based organizer EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH. “This year we’ve shown once again that, with a little creativity, it’s possible to tap into new space even in the same venue and integrate innovative changes. This is how LogiMAT continues to wow exhibitors and industry professionals alike with a top-notch platform that is unlike any other in the world.”

All ten exhibit halls of the Messe Stuttgart convention center were fully booked long in advance. Leading international manufacturers, system developers, system integrators, and service providers from 40 countries presented their latest innovations and solutions for efficient intralogistics processes across a gross exhibit area of 125,000 square meters. Some 150 companies exhibited at LogiMAT for the first time. A full 35 percent of this year’s exhibitors were from outside Germany—including 86 from overseas locations including China, North America, and Australia. “LogiMAT in Stuttgart has earned an international reputation as the world’s leading intralogistics trade show, a premier platform for the intralogistics industry to showcase its innovations and do business,” Exhibition Director Ruchty emphasizes. “Exhibitors from across Germany and around the world appreciate Stuttgart’s location in the heart of Europe with its direct proximity to both the autobahn and an international airport and its imminent connection to the high-speed rail network.”

The same applies to the industry professionals in attendance, who accounted for 98.8 percent of all attendees. The figures collected and documented by independent market research institute Wissler & Partner from Basel found that 41 percent of industry professionals traveled more than 300 kilometers to be in Stuttgart. One in four came from abroad, with more than half of that number coming from Asia, the Americas, or Africa.

Broken down by sector, 52 percent of visitors came from industry and 16 percent from wholesale and retail. The majority of industry professionals (57 percent) were senior managers who came to get a picture of the intralogistics solutions currently available and compare offerings directly. A full 38 percent of visitors came with specific investment projects in mind. And 24 percent of the visiting industry professionals awarded a contract during the show or plan to do so immediately afterward.

“The outstanding results of LogiMAT 2024 and the success of the expanded accompanying program underscores once again LogiMAT’s reputation as a trade show with added value and a leading presentation, information, and communication platform in the intralogistics industry,” notes Ruchty, explaining the strong interest from exhibitors and industry professionals. “LogiMAT provides intralogistics companies from around the world with inspiration to make forward-looking investments in state-of-the-art technology.”

BEST PRODUCTs for High-efficiency Intralogistics

The BEST PRODUCT award was presented in the LogiMAT Arena during the trade show’s gala opening-day ceremony by Dr. Johannes Fottner, Professor and Chair of the Institute for Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics at the Technical University of Munich.

In the category of “Order Picking, Conveying, Lifting, and Storing Technology,” the prize went to the Slovak company Photoneo Brightpick for its Brightpick Autopicker.

In the category of “Identification, Cargo Securement, and Packaging and Loading Technology,” the prize went to the Italian company CMC Packaging Automation for its CMC CartonWrap DUO.

In the category of “Software, Communications, IT,” the prize went to the German company Logistics Reply for LEApedia, the first bidirectional Open AI language control system for warehouse management systems.

The independent jury of scholars and journalists reviewed over 120 submissions and chose three winners that fully live up to the name of BEST PRODUCT as outstanding manifestations of the award criteria: They enhance productivity, reduce costs, and streamline operations. The award-winning companies, through their products, are helping to make processes more stable yet flexible in adapting to changes. By improving efficiency, they are ultimately boosting the productivity of the logistics industry.

The next LogiMAT event is coming up soon: LogiMAT China will be held in Shenzhen May 8–10, 2024. LogiMAT Southeast Asia opens its doors in Bangkok October 16–18, 2024. And LogiMAT India returns to Mumbai February 13–15, 2025. The next LogiMAT in Stuttgart will take place March 11–13, 2025.