CeMAT 2011 will be held at the Hannover Exhibition Centre in Germany.
Trade show organiser Deutsche Messe AG is expecting a good turnout for the CeMAT expo on 2-6 May, with the intralogistics industry expected to grow 9% this year.
More than 1,000 exhibitors will present their latest innovations on a net display area of about 80,000 sqm (861,113sqft). "This means CeMAT remains the undisputed number one event for this market worldwide," says Dr Andreas Gruchow, a member of Deutsche Messe's board.
"The high quota of foreign exhibitors and visitors underlines the unique importance CeMAT has for the industry," Dr Gruchow says.
About half the CeMAT exhibitors are from overseas. Countries with the largest exhibitor presence at the show are Italy, China, the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, Finland and Switzerland.
The theme for this year's CeMAT is "Sustainability in Intralogistics" as sustainability is confronting the industry with continuing hikes in energy and raw material costs and the ongoing climate debate.
On display will be the complete spectrum of intralogistics technologies - forklifts and accessories, complete plant installations, systems and accessories, continuous handling systems, robot logistics, cranes, lifting platforms, access platforms, hoisting gears, logistics management, auto ID systems, software, warehousing systems and equipment, port handling equipment, order-picking and packaging systems, loading systems, telematics and logistics real estate.
An additional attraction will be open-air "Platformers' Days" - staged under the aegis of CeMAT - offering exhibits and information on mobile lifting and access equipment.