SPS 2023

Profile of the SPS

Here you can find the profile of the event and the most important figures.

At glance – SPS 2023

At a glance – SPS 2023

From 14 to 16 November 2023, the Exhibition Center Nuremberg opened its doors again to the international world of automation. Over 50,000 visitors gained information on the latest product innovations and solutions by engaging with 1,229 exhibitors across 16 exhibition halls covering a total area of 128,000 sqm.

Impressions of the SPS 2023

Results of the past years

Year Exhibitors Space Visitors
2023 1,229 128,000 sqm 50,081
2022 999 112,000 sqm 43,813
2019 1,585 135,500 sqm 63,708

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.

Living automation

Experts on-site present the following topics:

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

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

Visitors of the SPS

Highly-qualified visitors come to the exhibition with specific automation issues. During intensive discussions at the stands, they can compare solutions from different manufacturers to find the most suitable 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.

Numerous experts from well-known companies get information on current topics and trends in automation in Nuremberg. An overview of the companies will soon be available for download here

Exhibitors’ advisory board for the SPS

The SPS exhibitors’ advisory board was founded in 1997 with the goal of aligning 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:

Steffen Winkler
, Bosch Rexroth AG

Gerhard Bauer,
Andreas Baumüller
, Baumüller Nürnberg GmbH
Jochen Bihl, Bihl+Wiedemann GmbH
Marcus Bliesze,
Siemens AG
Gerhard Borho
, Festo SE & Co. KG
Florian Hermle, Balluff GmbH
Gerd Hoppe, BECKHOFF Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Thomas Höfling, SICK Vertriebs-GmbH
Gunther Koschnick, ZVEI e.V.
Susanne Kunschert, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
Ulrich Leidecker, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Volker Lindenau, ABB AG
Martin Roschkowski, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Sebastian Seitz, EPLAN GmbH & Co. KG
Oliver K. Stöckl,
Endress+Hauser Deutschland
Christian Wendler
, Lenze SE
Manfred Werner, CODESYS GmbH
Christian Wolf,
Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG