This year, CeMAT South America once again underscored its reputation as South America’s biggest and most important trade show for intralogistics. Held from 30 June to 3 July in São Paulo, Brazil, the show featured 211 exhibitors from 23 nations and attracted a total of about 11,300 visitors. “Given the current economic situation in Brazil, we are very pleased with the show’s performance,” said Wolfgang Pech, Deutsche Messe’s Senior Vice President in charge of CeMAT trade fairs worldwide. “We have achieved our objective of presenting new intralogistics products and technologies that will play a key role in shaping the entire South American logistics market.”
One of the highlights of the show that generated a great deal of interest was the all-new business matchmaking zone, with consulting and IT solutions ranking among the most commonly requested areas of cooperation. Another major attraction was the special “Innovative Logistics Solutions” display which profiled an entire logistics chain, from inward goods delivery and warehousing to packaging, labeling and dispatch.
The exhibitor feedback has been very positive. Among those who are very pleased with this year’s show is Rafael Arroyo, Marketing Manager of the US-owned lift trucks manufacturer Crown Brasil. “We generated a lot of good business leads, and the show was an excellent platform for presenting new technologies and strengthening our brand in the Brazilian market,” he said.
These sentiments are shared by Patricia Scheffer, Marketing Manager of Brazilian warehouse systems provider Aguia Sistemas: “This is the third time we’ve exhibited at CeMAT SOUTH AMERICA. We successfully showcased our new products and innovations and are following up on a number of very promising leads.”
Similarly, Mathias Papenburg, CEO of Linde Materials Handling Brasil, says his company received 600 quality visits at its stand. “Most of our visitors were decision-makers interested in our innovations,” he said.
This year’s CeMAT SOUTH AMERICA centered around integrated technology solutions designed to boost productivity and lower personnel and maintenance costs. The solutions on display included industrial trucks, lift trucks, pallet trucks, trailers and warehouse management systems.