Visitors to IMTS 2012 will be exposed to a range of production automation solutions through a new event co-located with the biennial trade show in the East Building of Chicago’s McCormick Place. Industrial Automation-North America (IA-NA), a Deutsche Messe AG (DMAG) event, will complement IMTS’ focus on machine tools, metalworking and precision manufacturing, organizers say. DMAG and AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology signed a memorandum of understanding during IMTS 2010.
“As the organizer of Hannover Messe, the world’s largets industrial technology trade fair, we bring to this partnership a strong background in automation,” says Dr. Andreas Gruchow, member of the board at DMAG. “We are confident that this expanded ‘two-in-one format’ will attract more exhibiting companies and visitors and bolster recognition of IMTS and Industrial Automation-North America as the continent’s leading destination for manufacturing technology.”