Profile of the SPS
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Profile of the SPS

This page presents the profile of the event and the most important figures.

Event profile

With its unique concept, the SPS covers the entire spectrum of smart and digital automation – from simple sensors to intelligent solutions, from what is feasible today to the vision of a fully digitalized industrial world.

The SPS is the highlight event of the automation industry. It is a source of inspiration and a platform for innovation.

Bringing Automation to Life

Living automation

Experts on site will present the following topics:

  • Control technology
  • IPCs
  • Electric drive systems and components
  • Human-Machine-Interface devices
  • Industrial communication
  • Software & IT in manufacturing
  • Interface technology
  • Mechanical infrastructure
  • Sensor technology

Space is also allocated to exhibitors on the SPS site plan based on these main topics.

Visitors of the SPS

The highly-qualified visitors come to the exhibition with specific problems. During intensive discussions at the stands, they can compare solutions from different manufacturers to find the perfect solution for the automation tasks in their companies.

Visitor structure

The visitors represent a range of industries, including the following:

  • Electric control and sensor technology
  • Electric drive systems and components
  • Engineering, services
  • Plant engineering
  • Electrical measurement and controls
  • Process machinery, plants
  • Machine tools
  • Automotive production
  • Industrial IT and networks
  • Energy, water supply and wastewater treatment
  • Packaging machinery
  • Assembly technologies, handling

In addition, two thirds of the visitors work in the fields of construction, management, and production.

Exhibitors’ advisory board for the SPS

The SPS exhibitors’ advisory board was founded in 1997 in order to align the event with market demands. The advisory board members represent the SPS exhibitors and influence the future development and direction of the event.

The exhibitors’ advisory board consists of the following members:

Christian Wolf, Hans Turck

Andreas Baumüller, Baumüller
Marcus Bliesze, Siemens
Gerhard Borho
, Festo
Gerd Hoppe, BECKHOFF Automation
Dr. Thomas Höfling, SICK Vertrieb
Gunther Koschnick, ZVEI
Nikolaus Krüger, Endress + Hauser
Susanne Kunschert, PILZ
Ulrich Leidecker, Phoenix Contact
Martin Roschkowski, Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Christian Wendler, Lenze
Steffen Winkler
, Bosch Rexroth

Review of the SPS Connect 2020

For a detailed review and on-demand content of the event, visit SPS Connect 2020.

Review of the SPS 2019

At a glance – SPS 2019

At a glance

Results for the past 3 years

Year Exhibitors Space Visitors
2019 1,585 135,500 sqm 63,708
2018 1,631 136,000 sqm
2017 1,675 130,000 sqm 70,264

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