(May 22-25, 2012)New Munich Trade Fair Center, Munich, Germany. Automatica, the 5th international trade fair for automation and mechatronics, is where the entire manufacturing industry goes to find future-oriented automation solutions. The biennial event offers the latest solutions in robotics, positioning systems, drive technology, sensors, assembly and handling, control systems, safety, software, services and research and development. Highlights of the exhibition include the Automatica forum, a special presentation on battery manufacturing and automation technology, symposium on automation in composite technology and the Robotik Conference 2012. Exhibitors include ABB, B&R Automation, SEW-Eurodrive, Siemens, Bosch Rexroth and many more. Co-located with Automatica is Ceramitec 2012, one of the leading trade fairs for the ceramic industry.