Smart Production Solutions (SPS) – the leading trade show for smart and digital automation – is celebrating its 30th edition.
Start-ups and global market leaders alike will use SPS in Nuremberg to showcase their products and solutions to expert exhibition visitors.
Participants at this year’s event, which runs from November 26 to 28, will also be taken on a journey through time, experiencing the history of the trade show as well as the automation industry.
The SPS was first held in Sindelfingen in 1990 as a trade show and accompanying congress with a total of 63 exhibitors and 3,420 visitors. Five of the companies that exhibited at the very first show are this year also celebrating their 30th anniversary as exhibitors at the event: Beijer Electronics, Hüthig, M&M Software, Pilz and Yaskawa (formerly VIPA).
It moved to Nuremberg in 1997. For many exhibitors, SPS has become something of a tradition: “The SPS has always been a trade show of the highest order and, for the past 25 years, the week has become a fixed date in my calendar. I started entertaining the Beckhoff booth team at our home on the Monday evening before the Show. Unfortunately, our living room could not keep up with the growth of the show (or that of Beckhoff), so this mini-tradition was pretty shortlived,” said Martin Rostan, head of technology marketing at the Beckhoff in Nuremberg.
While the exhibition space has increased from 3,500 m² to 136,000 m² since 1990, many exhibitors have themselves seen significant growth.
“SEW-EURODRIVE has been a regular exhibitor at the SPS since 1996 and has grown with the trade show. This year, the company will be showcasing practical solutions, ranging from smart components and intelligent machine automation through to digital cloud applications. For us, SPS – Smart Product Solutions – remains the most important trade show for industrial automation,” said Heiko Füller, head of market management at SEW-EURODRIVE.
SPS is the platform for smart and digital automation. It offers a meeting place for expert visitors and exhibitors with a focus on practical, intelligent solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow.
In Nuremberg, exhibitors will be showcasing their existing product ranges as well as their very latest product innovations, giving the visitors a comprehensive picture of the market.
Matthias Schagginger, product line manager, Bachmann Electronic GmbH said: “For me, SPS is the technology show par excellence; a trade show where innovation comes first and where expert discussions with specialists and customers play a very special role. It takes you right to the heart of the technology—that’s a valuable exchange.”
Take a journey through the past For more information about SPS, automation and the industry, as well as interesting milestones, see the website sps-exhibition.com.