Prof. Dr. Detlef Zühlke, CEO of SmartFactoryKL, represented Germany and held a key note on „Global Challenges for Industrie 4.0“.For the first time, Deutsche Messe is taking part in IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) in Chicago with their own presentation area, the so-called Hannover Messe USA. In his speech, Prof. Zühlke illustrated past and present challenges regarding Industrie 4.0, presenting SmartFactoryKL and the associated SME 4.0 Competence Center Kaiserslautern as prime examples.
His presentation in the „Solution Theater“ of Hannover Messe USA was met with great interest from the international audience. Further talks and discussions on topics such as standardization and security completed the program of the first trade show day.
Many companies from SmartFactoryKL’s member consortium are exhibiting at IMTS this year. This strong presence emphasizes the importance of the US market for topics such as smart manufacturing and Industrie 4.0.
IMTS is the largest trade shows for manufacturing technology in North America and takes place every two years. The 2018 show is open until Saturday, September 15. The organizors are expecting about 140.000 visitors.