Kathy Zoeller
Mattson Communications, Inc.

August 21, 2018

HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018: Dell, Microsoft And SAP To Showcase Breakthrough IIoT Solutions For Manufacturing

Chicago, Ill. — Hannover Fairs USA today announced that Dell Technologies and Microsoft have signed on to join other key Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions innovators including SAP in the new Digital Factory exhibition at HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018. Digital Factory exhibitors will showcase breakthrough products and solutions focused on integrated processes and IT solutions for plant operations.

During HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018, Dell will display industrial IoT solutions for low-volume, high-mix discrete manufacturers that leverage the scalability and power of technology it has created in conjunction with its alliance partners.

Microsoft will showcase how advanced Industry 4.0 solutions can boost factory productivity by connecting devices and using IoT data. Microsoft will demonstrate its Connected Field Service solution that delivers remote data gathering and monitoring capabilities and enhances productivity of industrial technicians. The company will showcase its Predictive Maintenance solution that can proactively predict equipment failures and enables manufacturers to systematically prevent them. Microsoft also will demonstrate its Remote Monitoring solution that enables end-to-end, remote monitoring of equipment or products, continuously monitoring real-time use, performance and asset health. During HANNOVER MESSE 2018, Microsoft will present these solutions in its booth with its partner Hitachi Solutions.

The SAP exhibition in Digital Factory at HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018 will showcase how intelligent technologies, such as digital twins, IoT and machine learning are transforming manufacturing and the digital supply chain. SAP will discuss the latest enhancements to its supply chain, planning and manufacturing solutions and demonstrate its innovations, including digital twins, 3D printing, IoT and robotics in SAP’s booth.

“We are excited to welcome these three power players into our dedicated Digital Factory exhibition space,” said Adrienne Zepeda, show manager of Industrial Events at Hannover Fairs USA. “We specifically designed Digital Factory to demonstrate how IIoT solutions are radically changing the factory of the future,” added Zepeda.

Digital Factory is a part of the Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD) USA trade show within HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018. For additional information about the Digital Factory, visit


HANNOVER MESSE, the world's leading industrial technology show launched 70 years ago in Hannover, and HANNOVER MESSE USA are at the forefront of showcasing innovations in the factory of the future: cobots, industrial energy systems, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and related applications such as predictive maintenance, more efficient use of raw materials, faster time to market, and other trends in industrial manufacturing. HANNOVER MESSE USA will be produced alongside IMTS 2018 from September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

About Hannover Fairs USA

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. (HFUSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany's Deutsche Messe – one of the world's largest and most active organizers of industrial technology events. Chicago, Illinois-based HFUSA helps U.S. companies expand domestically and internationally through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at Deutsche Messe's worldwide portfolio of events. Participation in these events offers U.S. companies an unparalleled opportunity for business development through trade shows and conferences held in Hannover, Germany and North America, as well as in key markets such as China, India, Mexico and Turkey. HFUSA creates qualified new business leads, helps U.S. companies enter new markets and aids them in forming lasting partnerships.

About IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2018 will run Sept. 10-15. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world's preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts visitors from every level of industry and more than 117 countries. IMTS 2016 was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256). This show hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407). IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

About AMT

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members — those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow's Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.

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