Trade Fair Highlight Implements Connectivity in Actual Practice

Together with the 14th Bondexpo international trade fair for bonding technology, the 39th Motek international trade fair for automation in production and assembly will take place from the 5th through the 8th of October, 2020. The time-tested Motek/Bondexpo industry event in Stuttgart will once again be flanked by the integrative AoL theme park (Arena of Integration).

Smart solutions for production and assembly will be the primary emphasis of this year’s Motek as well. Highly practical networking of various topics and realistic process flows which can’t be found anywhere else in such an all embracing format will be presented here to the expert visitors. In particular in times of sluggish economic activity, industrial users are looking for automation solutions that can be implemented in actual practice in order to be able to efficiently, economically and sustainably execute their respective production tasks.


Top-Quality Meetings – Concrete Questions and Answers

“Motek is a trade fair for gathering broad-based information about current trends and technologies. But above all the quality of the meetings here is especially good and the questions are very specific.” Michael Blaß, head of the energy chain systems division at igus GmbH who participates at Motek every year, sums things up as follows: “Motek is a permanent part of our trade fair calendar – and has been for decades. We always present our autumn innovations in Stuttgart, especially to trade visitors from southern Germany. This year, igus wants to demonstrate how users can reduce costs and improve technology with motion plastics, especially in an economically difficult environment.


Leading Trade Fair for the World of Automation

For Achim Gauß as well, managing director of Zimmer GmbH, Motek is also the industry highlight every fall: “For us, Motek is the most powerful and important local trade fair with international character. It’s the ideal platform for presenting our innovations from all six fields of technology where we’re able to meet up with existing and potential customers. As the leading trade fair for expert visitors, Motek presents the entire world of automation with all of its innovations and facets – in one of Germany’s strongest industrial regions.” Within the context of the currently intensified discussion on how climate and environmental protection can be implemented, Achim Gauß clearly sees options for contributions from the field of industrial production: “For example, industry can save a lot of energy by increasing the use of mechatronic as opposed to pneumatic solutions.” Zimmer runs its production facility with energy from its own solar panels and, as a leading system supplier to the world’s largest battery producer, intends to make further direct and indirect contributions to climate protection.


Next Step Towards the Digital Factory: Complementary Expertise in the AoI Network

In cooperation with the Mechatronics Network of Baden-Württemberg, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG pointed out in 2019 the direction in which industrial manufacturing processes are headed: digitalisation necessitates networking, holistic engineering and cooperative project implementation. With its 29 practical use cases, the AoI was a unanimously recognised milestone at last year’s trade fair because participating companies worked closely together to present connected, Industry 4.0 solutions in a practical, hands-on manner and provided concrete answers to current questions concerning intelligent production and process sequences in connection with digital applications. After the event in 2019, Dr. Kurt Schmalz, managing shareholder of J. Schmalz GmbH, observed: “With their new concept, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG are providing visitors with the opportunity of gathering information regarding the various aspects of digitalisation in a compact format.” Additional statements in the form of text and video clips are available at, and at


Motek/Bondexpo Trade Fair duo: Time-Tested, Unique, Future-Oriented

Joining technology is an essential constituent of assembly technology. And this is why the time-tested annual trade fair duo – comprised of Motek and the complementary Bondexpo event – has established itself as a coveted meeting place for the industry sector. Nowhere else are trade fair visitors from industrial practice offered such an extensive range of issues, making it possible for them to gain a comprehensive overview of how modern, economically efficient production processes have to be set up within the framework of ongoing digitalisation. In the future, Bondexpo will get the recognition it deserves to an ever greater extent: all processes relevant to bonding, joining and fastening technologies will be presented here in the form of integrated products and services as subsystems or complete systems. Adhesives are becoming increasingly important for industrial production. This makes Bondexpo an ideal platform where the industry sector can meet once a year for a high-level exchange of ideas and experience.


The Right Platform for the Adhesives Industry – the Growing Field of Electronics

“Bondexpo presents expert visitors with all of the latest innovations and developments in joining and bonding technology in a compact format in a single exhibition hall,” says Andy Jorissen, global sales and marketing director at bdtronic. The company has been exhibiting at Bondexpo for many years. “It’s clear-cut alignment to the bonding, encapsulating, sealing and foaming processes is entirely unique.” In 2020 as well, bdtronic will once again present exciting new products, including solutions for future mobility: “Various bonding and joining technology processes are required for the production of electric drives. Intelligent, networked driving is another future trend. The number of electronic components in vehicles is increasing rapidly, thus resulting in growing demand for encapsulation and sealing applications.”