LogiMAT is held annually at Messe Stuttgart in Germany. It is one of the key logistics events in Europe.
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10 halls, feet hurting after a day running around
The intralogistics event is held over 10 large exhibition halls each full of interesting exhibitors.Since we only had one day to visit the show which runs over three days we practically ran through the halls to see all G2P suppliers we are covering in our Goods to Person Robotics 2019 report.
One of the key impressions is that AutoStore is now a fixture at these events and that its distribution model means that a number of integrators also exhibited on behalf of AutoStore. There were more than 10 installations or references to AutoStore at the show.
AutoStore's distribution strategy was a clear feature at LogiMAT. We counted over 10 stands featureing AutoStore in one way or other at the show. The company has also received a huge cash injection from its new owners - EQT.
That warehouse automation is big money becomes a reality when you see some of the massive installations in the halls. JungHeinrich is one of these massive exhibitors with a penchant for showing off their very latest and best innovations in big style. We loved the stand, but were unable to see anyone because it was far too busy.
JungHeinrich's mini-load stacker crane. A fast alternative?
G2P robotics - AMR
HIK Vision/ HIK Robotics
If there was an overall trend at LogiMAT it must have been AGV's. There are numerous suppliers with a variety of AVG's transporting materials from A-B via C and which do not all require fiducials.