I look forward to many more successful years!
SPS celebrates its 30th anniversary! I have been working for Mesago for almost as long and was thus able to help shape and experience the development of the event into an automation highlight as we know it today from almost the very beginning.
The SPS started in 1990 in Sindelfingen with 63 exhibitors and 3,420 visitors. With its move to Nuremberg in 1997, SPS had room to grow: one exhibition hall in Sindelfingen became three halls in Nuremberg which laid the foundation for the exhibition we know today.
My personal annual highlight: Tuesday morning, 9 a.m. in the entrance area of the exhibition grounds, when the visitors stream into the exhibition halls. Every year at the end of November, industry representatives meet in Nuremberg to discuss the latest products, solutions and applications for industrial automation within three days.
Since this year, and just in time for the anniversary, the exhibition was renamed into SPS - Smart Production Solutions, which takes account of the digital change that is also becoming increasingly prevalent in the automation industry. The proven concept and the content orientation of SPS will remain unchanged.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all exhibitors, visitors and journalists who have made this exhibition what it is today over the past three decades, namely a unique platform for exchanging experiences at eye level. Five exhibiting companies that are also celebrating their 30th participation with us this year deserve special mention: Beijer Electronics, Hüthig, M&M Software, Pilz, and Yaskawa (formerly VIPA).
Thank you very much for your trust and loyalty.
The SPS‘ history
Development of our exhibition halls
It all started with one exhibition hall in Sindelfingen. In 1993, the extension to the 1st floor took place. With the move to Nuremberg in 1997, there were no more limits to growth. Take a look back at the development of the exhibition halls in the past 30 issues!
- 30th SPS