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Exhibitors and visitors in numbers

Every two years the industry's key players and decision-makers meet at the most important innovation platform for automated production processes. In Munich we greet participants from all branches of industry who want to invest in future technologies effectively. automatica also plays a key role internationally: More than one-third of its visitors come from abroad.

Exhibitors are enthusiastic about the quality of the visitors at our automation trade fair. This first-rate audience of industry professionals comes with concrete plans to invest: 82 percent of trade visitors are decision-makers, and 19 percent of them strongly influence the decision-making process.

At 43 percent, we have also noticed a considerable increase in the share of visitors who are production employees from the areas of production, design and production control.

Success of automatica 2016 in numbers

  • 43,052 visitors from approx. 100 countries
  • 35% international visitors
  • 833 exhibitors from 47 countries
  • 35% international exhibitors
  • 66,000 m² of exhibition space

High international interest

European nations in particular appreciate automatica. However, beyond Europe, its international appeal has been growing for years: Approximately one-third of our visitors come from abroad. The countries with the largest increases in the number of visitors were Taiwan, China, France, Turkey and the USA.

Change in number of international visitors

Change in number of international visitors

Visitors from the entire world

Visitors from the entire world

Top 20 visitor countries besides Germany
01. Austria 1.837   11. USA 450
02. Italy 1.698   12. Taiwan 391
03. China, PR 1.364   13. Great Britain and Northern Ireland 376
04. Switzerland 998   14. Denmark incl. Greenland 374
05. Czech Republic 825   15. Poland 349
06. Slovenia 735   16. Republic of Korea 292
07. Turkey 551   17. Netherlands 271
08. Hungary 484   18. Finland 270
09. Spain 472   19. Japan 260
10. France 460   20. Slovak Republic 242

Distribution of trade visitors from abroad

Distribution of trade visitors from abroad

Profile of trade visitors at automatica 2016: Quality at its best

automatica gives the entire manufacturing industry access to expedient new solutions for its business challenges. Everyone who wants to produce faster, more cost-effectively and with higher quality comes to the automation trade fair. This is where decision-makers from several user industries come for information about innovations and to sustainably optimize their production operations.

Gathering for decision-makers

Gathering for decision-makers

Visitors from all important branches of industry

Visitors from all important branches of industry

Visitors from all important branches of industry

Visitors from all important branches of industry

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automatica 2016: A complete success

Strong growth: With more than 43,000 experts and decision-makers—one-third of them from abroad—automatica 2016 surpassed all expectations.

Leading trade fair automatica on the road to success

automatica 2016: A complete success

Strong growth: With more than 43,000 experts and decision-makers—one-third of them from abroad—automatica 2016 surpassed all expectations.

automatica 2016: A complete success

Strong growth: With more than 43,000 experts and decision-makers—one-third of them from abroad—automatica 2016 surpassed all expectations.

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Trailer: Automation for the next generation

Automation for the next generation

Experience the future of production at automatica. Accompany a father and son on their discovery tour through the world of innovative automation.

Trailer: Automation for the next generation

Automation for the next generation

Experience the future of production at automatica. Accompany a father and son on their discovery tour through the world of innovative automation.

Automation for the next generation

Experience the future of production at automatica. Accompany a father and son on their discovery tour through the world of innovative automation.