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What exhibitors had to say about CeMAT 2008…
"CeMAT 2008 has again presented itself as the world's leading fair for intralogistics - and initial indications are that the event has been a great success. From our point of view, CeMAT is an ideal platform for presenting our products to a wide audience from Germany and abroad. Growing exhibitor numbers, an expanded range of themes and a rich program of lectures and supporting events all add up to a high-quality mix. Our business talks here have given us valuable insights into market expectations. That's why we will be exhibiting again at the next CeMAT in 2011."
Herr Hans-Georg Frey, Chairman of the Board of Management at Jungheinrich AG, Hamburg (Germany):
"CeMAT 2008 has been a total success for Jungheinrich, with the products and services on display netting an enthusiastic visitor response. Our 'Concept 08' study involving trailblazing new intralogistics solutions for energy and efficiency issues proved a major highlight."
Dr. Rolf Jansen, organizer of the special "Auto ID for packaging and transport" display, Institute for Distribution and Trade Logistics (IDH) within the Association for the Promotion of Innovative Logistics Processes (VVL), Dortmund (Germany):
"No other sector is attracting as much worldwide interest as intralogistics - a sector with a very bright future ahead. In the face of ongoing globalization, overall economic success will hinge to an ever greater degree on intralogistics. Among this year's highlights at CeMAT were the 'Auto ID for packaging and transport' displays staged by 26 businesses who teamed up to highlight the seamless integration of material and information flows in intralogistics, including coverage of the link to distribution logistics. A wide range of ID technologies are now giving the intralogistics industry a real operational boost. At CeMAT, IDH gave some impressive demonstrations of the benefits achievable by interlinking a variety of hardware components, particularly by implementing RFID technology all along the supply chain."
Gerwin Postel, Manager Wolkswagen Industrial Engines, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany):
"We used CeMAT 2008 to showcase our mild-hybrid drive concepts for diesel and LPG engines, among other things. Once again this year, the event proved outstanding as a place for stimulating talks with other industry players. We were amazed at the visitor traffic received, and see this as a sign that we are on the right track with our efforts to engineer pioneering drives in the interest of conserving precious resources and protecting the environment."
Egon Strehl, General Manager, Clark Europe GmbH, Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany):
"CeMAT 2008 proved to be a very special event for us. Following a relatively quiet first day, things quickly picked up and we generated lots of new leads, closed several good deals and can now look back on a very successful fair. The quality of the visitors has been very high, which will translate into tangible benefits for us in the near future."
Matthias Fischer, General Manager, Toyota Material Handling Deutschland GmbH, Langenhagen (Germany):
"CeMAT has once again lived up to its claim as the world's leading fair for intralogistics. The joint presentation of our Toyota and BT brands and the quality of the products and innovations on show at our stand drew very positive feedback from existing and potential customers, and underscored Toyota's reputation as the world's market leader in industrial trucks. The professionalism and commitment displayed by our staff at the fair gave living testimony to the 'stronger' together' motto that underpins our relationships with our business partners."
Dr. Remco Overwater, Managing Director, Vanderlande Industries GmbH, Mönchengladbach (Germany):
"We were delighted with the response. We generated many new contacts, and there have been so many interesting people to talk to. The event was well structured and very professionally organized. And most important of all from our perspective as global players has been the international profile of the visitors. That has to be one of the key benefits of CeMAT."
Remo Brunschwiler, CEO, Swisslog AG, Buchs (Switzerland):
"Our new trade fair profile and the systems we had on display - above all our new ProMove materials movement system unveiled at CeMAT 2008 - drew a highly positive response. As expected, CeMAT provided a high-impact platform for presenting the broad spectrum of Swisslog solutions to an audience with widely varying logistics requirements."
Volker Welsch, Sales Director, Authorized Signatory, Board Member, psb intralogistics GmbH, Pirmasens (Germany):
"CeMAT 2008 provides the ideal platform for presenting our 'rotapick' high-capacity stock-picking system to an international audience. Many visitors have been interested in the prizewinning energy recovery module in our rack storage and retrieval systems. This is an absolutely outstanding contact platform for full-service intralogistics providers such as psb. Many of our visitors seem to like the live displays of technology at our stand. This supports CeMAT's claim to be the world's leading fair for intralogistics."
Franz Mathi, General Manager, KNAPP Logistik Automation GmbH, Hart/Graz (Austria):
"We are delighted that CeMAT has now established itself as a standalone event. Having such a compact and focused format for the presentation of our innovations is crucial for KNAPP. We also take this opportunity to forge contacts with other companies, as the basis for strategic partnerships. Many potential customers have come to our stand with specific projects in mind."
Walter Hefele, Manager Robot-Based Solutions Division, KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg (Germany):
"KUKA Roboter GmbH's high expectations for appearing at CeMAT 2008, the world's leading fair for intralogistics, have been met, and indeed surpassed. We have been very happy with both the number and quality of our contacts. The international visitors coming to our stand were clearly experts in their field, and we had a lot of very interesting talks."
Wolfgang Albrecht, General Manager, PSI Logistics GmbH, Berlin (Germany):
"Our product portfolio generated great interest among our international visitors - so our choice of CeMAT 2008 for the presentation of our innovations was clearly the right decision. In comparison with our visitor numbers in 2005, we made significantly more contacts at the stand this year. We were particularly pleased with the number of orders signed as well as the expansion of our partner network."
Hans-Jürgen Thömmes, Manager Marketing and Communications, BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, Beckum (Germany):
"Our booth had lots of traffic over the entire event, and we generated a number of interesting leads. The people here could be genuinely described as trade visitors - they asked the right questions and were looking for solutions. Our biggest draw was our cross-belt sorter, designed to showcase our high-end sorting solution. People were lining up to see it - a huge success for us."
Randolf Bieritz, Stand Manager for CeMAT and Hannover Engineering Office Manager, SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG, Bruchsal (Germany):
"We had a highly successful showing at this year's CeMAT and were especially pleased at the strong international makeup of the audience. The good thing is that all the people at this fair were all involved with the industry. We generated an enormous number of high-quality leads."
Stefan Schröder, LNC joint stand organizer, LogisticNetwork Consultants GmbH, Hannover (Germany):
"CeMAT's main strength has always been as an international show where you can actually close deals - and this has been the case again this year. We feel that the rapid innovation cycles in our industry actually merit a biennial cycle for CeMAT."
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