Facts and figures
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Facts and figures

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

At a glance

At a glance

Review SPS 2019

Exhibitors and visitors 2019

1,585 exhibitors – 1,037 exhibitors (65.4 %) from Germany and 548 exhibitors
(34.6 %) from other countries.

63.708 visitors – 46,984 visitors (73.7%) from Germany and 16,724 visitors (26.3%) from other countries.

Results for the past 3 years

Year Exhibitors Space Visitors
2018 1,631 136,000 sqm
2017 1,675 130,000 sqm 70,264
2016 1,605 122,200 sqm 63,291

Bringing Automation to Life

Living automation

With its unique concept, 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.

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

Visitor structure

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.

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.

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
Roland Bent, Phoenix Contact
Gerhard Borho, Festo
Maximilian Brandl, EPLAN Software & Service
Heinz Eisenbeiss, Siemens
Florian Hermle, Balluff
Gerd Hoppe, BECKHOFF Automation
Dr. Thomas Höfling, SICK Vertrieb
Gunther Koschnick, ZVEI
Nikolaus Krüger, Endress + Hauser
Susanne Kunschert, PILZ
Martin Roschkowski, Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Christian Wendler, Lenze
Steffen Winkler
, Bosch Rexroth

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