According to the organizers, HANNOVER MESSE 2013 drew to a successful close on Friday. "Over the past several days, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology has underscored its role as a key driver of the fourth industrial revolution," commented Dr. Jochen Köckler, member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe AG. "Exhibitors and visitors alike have given this year's HANNOVER MESSE very high marks, particularly for its keynote theme of "Integrated Industry", which highlights a sweeping trend towards cross-industry networking and integration."
This year's HANNOVER MESSE attracted 6,550 exhibitors from 62 nations. As the strongest HANNOVER MESSE in the past 10 years, it fully met the high expectations placed on it by industry, further consolidating its position as the world's premium showcase for industrial technology.
"Our exhibitors addressed every conceivable aspect of the 'Integrated Industry' theme and demonstrated the power of integration as the key to greater cost-effectiveness, product quality and sustainability, and thus to achieving that all-important competitive edge," remarked Köckler, who added: "The experts all agree that integrated approaches to manufacturing are going to have a sweeping impact on global industry over the next 10 to 15 years, and beyond."
Integrated manufacturing is both an opportunity and a challenge. "This HANNOVER MESSE made it very clear that today's enterprises are determined to leverage the available opportunities. Our exhibitors will be spearheading the drive to bring the necessary breakthroughs to market," said Köckler.