2019. február 04., hétfő, 16:23
Baden-Württemberg is one of the leading technology regions in Europe. The high density of small and medium-sized companies is unique in Germany. Around 1500 companies are located in the south-west, of which 26 % are world market leaders. The innovation index of 69.5 is top in Europe. The theme of maintenance thus has a specially high priority, and will now gain a significant profile with its own independent trade fair in the autumn. In.Stand is the name of the new product of Messe Stuttgart.
At In.Stand, industrial services from specialised service companies and internal maintenance and repair organisations will be presented. Together with partners from industry and research, Messe Stuttgart is developing the event format of In.Stand, which over two compact days will showcase the entire range of consulting and financing, integration and training, to maintenance and dismantling or recycling.
The targeted sectors are primarily mechanical engineering and plant construction, the automotive industry and the supplier industry. In general, the offers at In.Stand address all sectors from metal working, plastics production and electrical engineering through to aviation and aerospace. Service managers, maintenance engineers and production managers will find suitable offers here for their respective activities. Sebastian Schmid, Department Director Technology at Messe Stuttgart, explains: "The location in south Germany, which represents the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors like no other region, is an important factor for success. In addition, the aim is to achieve a close interlinking of maintenance and service. We are looking forward to developing this platform in the coming years together with the sector."
The trade fair with its accompanying forums will take place from 23 to 24 October 2019 at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. The framework programme will include presentations on current trends such as predictive (smart) maintenance and Industry 4.0 showcases. Guided tours will provide a compact overview of the presentation portfolio. During the In.Stand Networking Evening, exhibitors and visitors will have the opportunity to make and strengthen contacts. The Forum Vision Instandhaltung e.V. has offered to provide support. "For our members the new In.Stand event creates an important platform in south Germany for them to present their offers and services. With an FVI joint stand, participation will also be very attractive for our member companies. In Stuttgart we can reach many companies that are located in the economically strong south-western region, or have representations here," says Rainer Brenk-Ortolf, Member of the Board at FVI Forum Vision Instandhaltung e.V. Thomas Vierhaus, Managing Member of the Executive Board in the VTH Verband Technischer Handel e.V., adds: "An independent trade fair for maintenance in south Germany, in particular in the economically strong region of Baden-Württemberg, is important for companies offering services in the area of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). This will be the ideal meeting place for supply and demand in the autumn."
The Association for Services Management International AFSMI sees things similarly. Manfred Botschek, Vice-President of AFSMI German Chapter e.V., explains: "From the perspective of the AFSMI Germany Chapter, the In.Stand trade fair will be an ideal place for networking and the professional exchange of ideas between service experts from the field of maintenance, from industrial service-providers and software producers. There you will be able to get an insight into the opportunities provided by digitalisation, new services and products in order to be able to design your own portfolio for your customers successfully and profitably also in the future."
With the Stuttgart Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation IPA, an important source of inspiration from research and development is also on board. "With our know-how, we are supporting Messe Stuttgart in developing a user-oriented, practical event for the field of maintenance and service. In specialist forums, 'best practice' will be presented – which doesn't mean high-flying visions of researchers, but genuine practical examples and solutions that work for the users," promises Prof. Dr.-Ing Thomas Bauernhansl, Institute Director of the Fraunhofer IPA.