According to the latest business climate survey conducted by the VDMA’s productronic Department, the industry in Germany is having a year with the strongest sales since 2014. German manufacturers of systems, components and machines for electronics manufacturing are expecting growth to reach 10.5 percent. The reason for the strong increase in sales is greater demand for semiconductors in the automotive industry and the need for digitalization solutions in manufacturing.
Given these forecasts, Falk Senger, Managing Director at Messe München, is very optimistic about productronica 2017: “Trade fairs reflect the current situation in their respective industries. For this reason, the VDMA’s numbers are indicative of a successful productronica for exhibitors and visitors alike. Furthermore, together with our parallel events SEMICON Europa and IT2Industry, we offer a comprehensive overview of electronics manufacturing, semiconductors and Industry 4.0.”
productronica’s exhibits are broken down into five different clusters: PCB & EMS Marketplace (SMT—the future of placement technology), Cables, Coils & Hybrids (The basis for modern civilization), Future Markets Cluster (Tracking down the future) and Semiconductors Cluster.
productronica Innovation Award enters round two
In conjunction with the trade journal “productronic”, Messe München will also present awards to solutions and products in the categories Cable, Coils and Hybrids, Future Markets, PCB & EMS, Semiconductors and SMT at this year’s fair. There will also be an award in a new category for Inspection and Quality. At the award’s premiere in 2015, an independent panel of judges presented awards to five winners from more than 70 contestants.