The seventh edition of the SPS Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou, held March 8-10 2016 at the China Import and Export Complex, closed with acclaim. Over its three-day run, the fair attracted 521 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions. They showcased a wide selection of products related to robotics, machine vision, sensors and measurement, connectivity systems, drive systems and control technologies over 41,000 sqm of exhibition space. Sourcing these products were a record-breaking 43,907 visitors from over 40 countries and regions.
The Guangzhou fair has once again demonstrated its significance within the industrial automation industry and reconfirmed its role as one of the most influential platforms of its kind in South China. Some of the renowned brands in attendance this year included Balluff, Beckhoff, Cognex, Contrinex, Elco, Epson, Estun Robotics, GSK, Nachi, P+F, Phoenix Contact, Rittal, Turck, Sanyo Denki, Wago, Yaskawa and more. In addition to impressive visitor figures, a total of 168 domestic and international delegations from Bayer, BYD, Foxconn, Huawei, Midea, Mitsubishi Electric, P&G and others.
Louis Leung, deputy general manager of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, one of the fair organizers, said: “SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou continues to grow by leaps and bounds. This growth is not only a testament to the strong development of the industrial automation industry in South China, but also to the high levels of satisfaction exhibitors and buyers have for the event. Increased visitor numbers are a promising sign that the exhibition is developing in the right direction. In fact, visitors praised the exceptional quality of the various products and solutions on display. Also, based on feedback, exhibitors were pleased with the high number of contacts they were able to make with decision-makers through the show. Overall, I am glad that the fair has become one of the industry’s must-attend annual events.”
Industry 4.0 represents the latest trend for the manufacturing industry and the future direction of China’s industrial upgrade. It brings forth a revolutionary method that will drastically improve the quality and efficiency of production. For many suppliers, SPS Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou serves as a springboard for tapping the huge industrial automation market in South China.
The Smart Factory Pavilion, organized by the China Science and Technology Automation Alliance, made its debut at the Guangzhou fair in 2016. Jason Wang, the secretary general of the alliance, noted: “The strong work relationship we established with the fair organizers early on led to our decision to participate in the 2016 edition. Formed by 10 reputable companies who are members of the alliance, the Smart Factory Pavilion showcased various smart factory products, solutions and most importantly, unique intelligent factory concepts. The fair was a huge success for the pavilion and we will not hesitate to come back again next year."