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  • China’s industrial transformation creates new business opportunities
  • Hannover/Shanghai. Wages are increasing, the middle class is expanding, and the demand for skilled labor is growing. At the same time, the years of mega growth are over. Yet China remains ambitious: compared to 2010, the average income as well as overall economic performance should double by 2020.

    With the initiative "Made in China 2025", China is on the road to Industrie 4.0; automation, innovation, sustainability, and environmental protection are priorities. From 1 to 4 November 2016, visitors will see what China’s industrial future looks like at the Shanghai International Exhibition Centre, where exhibitors at Deutsche Messe’s industrial trade fairs present products and services for China’s modernization.

    "In China it goes beyond modernizing production and infrastructure. The country has a new self-confidence and is no longer satisfied being the West’s workbench. The economic power wants to become a leader in quality," says Krister Sandvoss, project director at Deutsche Messe. "Thus China remains an important market for manufacturers and providers of industrial technologies and services. With our fairs we offer customized platforms for companies that want to enter or expand their business in the Chinese market. It is where they meet customers as well as sales and joint-venture partners."

    PTC ASIA is Asia’s leading trade fair for power transmission and control and fluid technology as well as bearings, motors, and linear and sealing technologies. Industrie 4.0 is evident at many exhibits: an entire hall is dedicated to Smart Manufacturing, and the company Unity and the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) once again stage the Smart Manufacturing Forum. Companies such as Argo-Hytos, Bonfiglioli, ContiTech, Dichtomatik, Eaton, EMC, Lenze, NORD Drivesystems and NTN are among the exhibitors. Germany, Italy and South Korea promote small and medium-sized companies with country pavilions.

    CeMAT ASIA is Asia’s biggest and most important intralogistics event. Core topics at the fair include Industrie 4.0 as well as autonomous shuttle systems and robotic solutions for intralogistics processes. System builders like Daifuku, Dematic, Egemin, Kardex and Swisslog present products and solutions for an intelligent supply chain. At the same time, industrial truck manufacturers such as Crown, Hangcha and Jungheinrich & Heli Forklift Rental demonstrate how their newest units integrate into the automated supply chain.

    At ComVac ASIA , energy efficiency takes center stage. Exhibitors like Baosi Compressor, Bauer Kompressoren, Bumatec, Dongya, Ecoair, Hanbell, and Kobelco show how the production industry can use compressed air and vacuum technologies to optimally reduce energy use in their machines and facilities. The product range covers everything from generation and processing to distribution and application to contracting and complete solutions.

    Industrial Supply ASIA enhances its three siblings with a spectrum of products and solutions for industry, including parts, components and high-tech materials as well as development, design and process services. The FSC Industrial Parts Sourcing Conference expands the sourcing opportunities for buyers at all four fairs.

    PTCA ASIA, CeMAT ASIA, ComVac ASIA, and Industrial Supply ASIA collectively unite roughly 1,700 exhibitors on a display area of 130,000 square meters. Approximately 80,000 visitors are expected in 2016. Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd., Deutsche Messe’s subsidiary in China, organizes the four fairs.