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CEMAT ASIA NEWS The Chinese economy is in a changing process CeMAT Asia is Asia’s biggest and most important intralogistics trade show and has been staged annually at the Sniec exhibition center in Shanghai since its launch 16 years ago. This year, the show opens on 27th October and will feature 460 exhibitors from all around the world and occupy some 47,000 square meters (506,000 sq. ft.) of exhibition space. In terms of themes, CeMAT Asia 2015 is dedicated to the growing shift toward automation in intralogistics, a trend fueled by rising labor costs and a growing skills shortage, especially in China’s fast-growing coastal regions. The Chinese economy is at a crossroads. The golden years of seemingly endless rapid growth are at an end, and the government is now faced with the task of transitioning the country to a new, more sustainable economic footing. At the same time, China has repeatedly devalued its own currency against the US dollar in a bid to restore Chinese exporters to international competitiveness. The State Council has embarked on a strategy to transition the country from the offshoring capital of the world to a world manufacturing power within the space of the next 10 years. This represents a move away from cheap mass-production and towards innovation, quality and efficiency. At the heart of the strategy is the “Made in China 2025” ten-year plan, which is aimed at radically modernizing the economy. The plan revolves around industrial automation and digitization. It is China’s version of Germany’s “Industry 4.0” initiative. And it promises major opportunities for providers of factory plant and equipment, software and system integration solutions. Attractive proposition for international providers Many of the exhibitors are from China, who are investing heavily in industrial technology. Indeed, the growing strength and expertise of China’s intralogistics manufacturers will feature prominently in Hall W3 at this year’s CeMAT Asia. There, big players like Kunming Shipbuilding Equipment Corporation (KSEC) and the Beijing Materials Research Institute will present turnkey intralogistics plant and systems and demonstrate the ins and outs of fully automated supply chains. By the same token, the Chinese “Industry 4.0” market remains an extremely attractive 22 f+h Intralogistics 5/2015

CEMAT ASIA NEWS proposition for international providers of industrial technology. This is evident from the fact that last year, Germany’s intralogistics manufacturers alone exported about 745.8 million euros worth of goods to China. And this year, it will be reflected at CeMAT Asia in the presence of such leading international manufacturers as Dematic, Egemin, Eisenmann, Kardex, Knapp, SSI Schaefer, Swisslog, Vanderlande, Vanriet and Vitronic. Other big-name international exhibitors include the forklift manufacturers Jungheinrich and Linde, which will be leveraging the trade fair to market their product ranges and show the industrial world that intelligent, autonomous industrial trucks are already a reality. In fact, there will be an entire special display dedicated to AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) themes. Among much else, visitors at the display will be able to put various AGVs through their paces and learn all about their many exciting applications. Automated solutions have the potential to radically boost the efficiency of logistics processes in China. Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) figures indicate that China’s logistics costs as a proportion of GDP have been hovering around the 18 percent mark for years and are thus twice as high as in more developed countries. To counter this problem, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in September 2014 released its 2014-2020 Logistics Mid-to Long- Term Development Plan. The plan calls for greater efficiency in the logistics industry. Alongside ongoing industrialization and urbanization, one of the key drivers of demand for new, automated logistics solutions in China is the rapid growth of online retail. China’s fast expanding middle class is increasingly buying consumer goods online. The resulting rise in complexity in terms of accuracy and flexibility of supply is putting enormous pressure on the country’s existing logistics infrastructure. The latest intralogistics technologies and solutions for meeting these challenges will be on show at CeMAT Asia 2015 in Shanghai. Visitors and exhibitors at CeMAT Asia 2015 will enjoy major synergies with three co-staged trade shows: PTC Asia (power transmission and control technology), ComVac Asia (compressed air and vacuum technology), and Industrial Supply Asia (industrial subcontracting and lightweight solutions). Together, the four shows are expected to attract more than 80,000 visitors. Photos: Deutsche Messe, Fotolia/processing: VFV Grafik “The golden years of seemingly endless rapid growth are at an end, and the government is now faced with the task of transitioning the country to a new, more sustainable economic footing” Wolfgang Pech is senior vice president at Deutsche Messe Solutions and Services for your Company’s Success EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS TO GERMANY AND EUROPE Business Development Marketing & Sales consultancy and services Financing Industry networks For further information please contact ■ Stacker Cranes - AS/RS ■ Telescopic Forks ■ Retrofit & Service 30 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN MOTION Visit us at CeMAT ASIA Hall W2 Booth D1-1 WIRTSCHAFTSFÖRDERUNG hannoverimpuls f+h Intralogistics 5/2015 23 MIAS_Fuh_CeMAT_Asia.indd 2 10.09.2015 12:56:12 Hannoverimpuls.indd 1 13.03.2015 MIAS-Englisch.indd 08:18:34 1 10.09.2015 14:56:15


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