NAMUR at Industrial Automation 2012

from 2012-05-11

True to the motto "Follow the red carpet", the Automation & IT Tour connected the exhibition areas for automation technology at the Hannover Messe 2012 trade show. The Automation & IT Tour was instituted as a further step in the comprehensive reorganisation of the "Industrial Automation" area which began in 2011.

Among other developments, "Process Automation" was no longer staged as a singular event in Hall 7, but rather integrated with other "Industrial Automation" topics in Hall 11. The amalgamation of "Factory Automation" and "Process Automation" in particular was called for by exhibitors, as an increasing number of providers supply products and services in both areas. This restructuring proved to be successful, as the anticipated synergy effects could be exploited and clearly stimulated the individual areas of the trade show.

NAMUR belongs to the "Industrial Automation" support associations, having actively assisted the Hannover Messe trade show in the development and realisation of the new concept.

This commitment was visible at the trade show itself in participation in the MES Congress and "Energy Efficiency Arena" and the presence of NAMUR with its own stand in Hall 11, the focal point for the process automation community. In addition to other exhibits and events, the activities of NAMUR in China were presented on this stand, a fitting gesture to the partner country of the Hannover Messe trade show. This commitment on the part of NAMUR generated a high level of interest, particularly among Chinese visitors to the trade show.

Overall, the Hannover Messe 2012 trade show proved to be a very successful event for NAMUR.

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