Thilo Brodtmann, General Manager VDMA, Frankfurt, Germany:
"HANNOVER MESSE is THE marketplace for industrial goods. ... It is also the ideal opportunity to pick up on new ideas for Industrie 4.0, to take back home and work up into new product concepts. This fair provides a record number of concrete practical applications of the Industrie 4.0 technologies that are now coming onto the market."
Hans-Georg Krabbe, Chairman of Managing Board, ABB AG, Mannheim, Germany:
"HANNOVER MESSE offers us a key platform for meeting up with our customers from all around the world, and showing them the myriad options available in the digital age for boosting productivity, reducing maintenance costs, and cutting energy consumption."
Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industry (BDI), Berlin, Germany:
"At HANNOVER MESSE, the global flagship fair for industry, a wide range of companies demonstrate their innovation and creative capability. Industrie 4.0 is playing an important role in this context, because it boosts productivity. If we in Germany can successfully implement Industrie 4.0 over the whole of our industrial sector, this will boost our competitiveness in relation to other countries. Under the motto of 'integrated industry', HANNOVER MESSE, with hundreds of practical examples, has delivered a stunning live experience of the aspects of Industrie 4.0 that are already up and running."