Gaining a foothold: SPS expands to the USA
Gaining a foothold

SPS expands to the USA

Photo: Mesago Malte Kirchner

With an annual sales volume of more than 50 billion euros, industrial automation is one of the most important economic sectors in Germany. The world's central trade fair platform for the industry is the SPS - Smart Production Solutions, organised by Mesago Messe Frankfurt. In view of its international success, the organiser will now also gain a foothold in the US market with this leading trade event.

The SPS brand will be premiering in the region as the "Automation Sector powered by SPS" as part of IMTS 2024 (September 9 - 14) in Chicago. In addition, given the rapid developments in automation technology, Mesago Messe Frankfurt's U.S. sister company. Messe Frankfurt Inc., will hold an independent industry event in Atlanta every two years under the name "SPS - Smart Production Solutions," the first event will be from September 23 – 25, 2025.
„The Automation Sector at IMTS expands IMTS' appeal as a must-attend event for businesses that want to increase their manufacturing efficiency through automation.“
Douglas K. Woods, president at AMT
With its expertise, Mesago Messe Frankfurt is supporting the organiser AMT (Association For Manufacturing Technology, owner and producer of IMTS) in the realisation of this special showcase, which is intended to illustrate smart and digital automation solutions for industrial manufacturing. As a supplement to the trade show in Nuremberg and its associated events in Italy and China, the new formats will further accelerate and facilitate the exchange of knowledge in the field of industrial automation between the economic regions of the USA and Europe.

This is particularly relevant against the backdrop of the current challenges in the areas of supply chains, logistics, staff shortages and cost pressure, as this is also accompanied by an increased need for automation. Further cooperation partner is Gardner Business Media (GBM), the leading publisher for manufacturing in North America.