HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
After Show 2018

That is what our customers say

What do the exhibitors say about HANNOVER MESSE 2018? The world's leading trade fair for industrial technology soared to new heights, striking an inspirational note among exhibitors and attendees from industry, business and government.

Dr. Till Reuter, CEO KUKA AG

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Dr. Till Reuter, CEO KUKA AG

“Hannover Messe is not only the hotspot for the global industrial community, but also attracts huge interest on the part of government leaders. For KUKA, this makes it the perfect place for unveiling novel products such as our sensitive robot LBR iisy. Another big highlight for us was of course the encounter between our i-do consumer robot and Chancellor Merkel.”

Dr. Klaus Mittelbach, CEO, German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI)

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Dr. Klaus Mittelbach, CEO, German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI)

“HANNOVER MESSE has once again confirmed it is the definitive home base for the global transition to Industry 4.0. Extended value creation networks, new forms of human-machine collaboration, and the increasing integration of artificial intelligence into production operations: These remain the key features of digitization and connectivity, and were once again first unveiled here in Hannover. All of this requires even more connectivity, which is why the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) has been calling for an industry-capable 5G network right from the start. This trade show has conveyed two other key messages. First, that we can only advance down the road to technological progress and social prosperity by teaming up and working together – not by protectionism or isolation. And second, that bringing young students into direct contact with technology – as we have done at this event – is a great way to kindle their interest. And we have to do even more to attract their attention, for they represent tomorrow’s urgently needed workforce.”

Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

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Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

“Businesses have successfully negotiated the first steps on the path towards digitized, connected production and are now firing up for the second stage of the journey. New platform-based business models, the use of digital twins and initial experiences with machine learning – all of this is set to play an increasingly important role in the mechanical engineering sector. Hannover Messe is a place where people present and discuss the shape of things to come, and we are once again highly satisfied with the outcome of the show.”

Roland Bent, CTO, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG

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“HM 2018 demonstrates that we have reached the implementation phase of digitization. Visitors want concrete solutions – in the form of products or systems for their processes, machines, plant and equipment. To that end, we were able to present numerous enabler modules and software solutions. And the visitor response was excellent – Monday alone was the best opening day ever.”

Sabine Bendiek, Chairwoman of the Management Board of Microsoft Germany

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Lizette Granget, Head of Events, Brand and Central Business Unit Communications for the ContiTech division, Continental

“To us, Hannover Messe is more than just a showcase for the latest industrial technology. It is a benchmark of how well we are combining technological advances with new thinking to create real innovation. This is made tangible with our 25 customers and partners. Based on AI, Mixed Reality and IoT, their solutions go beyond Industry 4.0, addressing social challenges as well. That is relevant. The response at our stand, as well as in social media and the media, has been correspondingly strong.”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

"In the future, networked production and work processes must be secure, flexible, intuitive, cost-effective, and sustainable. This applies just as much to individualized, single-batch production as it does to mass production, logistics and communication,” explained Fraunhofer president Prof. Reimund Neugebauer. “State-of-the-art sensor technology, cognitive systems and machine learning – all areas of expertise at the Fraunhofer Society – are what make the Industrial Internet of Things possible, and they help strengthen Germany and Europe as industrial locations. In 2018, HANNOVER MESSE once again provided the perfect forum for these key economic topics in."

Lizette Granget, Head of Events, Brand and Central Business Unit Communications for the ContiTech division, Continental

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Lizette Granget, Head of Events, Brand and Central Business Unit Communications for the ContiTech division, Continental

“This year we really stepped up to the plate and showed our stuff as high-performance partners, also engaging in lots of constructive dialogue on the latest innovations and technologies – dialogue with experts from a host of different disciplines. Our solutions and services aimed at networking and integration, digitization and automation are helping various industries to achieve greater efficiency and operational security. This met with especially keen interest on the part of government leaders from Germany and abroad, as well as our customer base and new leads, not to mention media focusing on products and public-interest topics as well as next-generation employees. We were particularly delighted at the great amount of interest shown by visitors coming from Mexico as this year’s Partner Country. Muchas gracias!“