Leading drives and controls specialist Bosch Rexroth returns to Manchester in 2018 as Headline Sponsor at the Industry 4.0 Summit & Factories of the Future Expo.

Aiming to build on the hugely successful showcase of its Industry 4.0 Demonstrator at the last event, the company envisages even more interest in the event next February as the digitalisation of manufacturing continues to challenge companies, both large and small. 

Bosch Rexroth will exhibit and demonstrate its hardware, software, sensors and services to show how easy it is to start your journey into Industry 4.0.

Bosch Rexroth UK’s marketing manager Sean Kilgallen said “We had a great experience of the last event where we were headline sponsor, a decision in itself that raised some eyebrows since this was a new show in a relatively new area! Post show we were very happy with the level of new business that followed the discussions we had at the event.

We are looking forward to making the next event even more successful and being headline sponsor once again. We hope this demonstrates how much Bosch Rexroth is committed to Industry 4.0 as a key driver in boosting UK industry’s productivity and the UK Government’s plans for made smarter.”

Event organiser Gary Gilmour says “We are thrilled to again receive the support of Bosch Rexroth as headline sponsor. As an industry leader in industry 4.0 having their support helps us as organisers know that we are on the right path to delivering another successful event. At the last event, the Bosch demonstrator generated significant interest from trade visitors & press, and visitors to the next event will be able to see their latest innovations and hear from them in the main summit and at the Open Technology Forum.”

Associate sponsors

Joining Intel as Associate Sponsor is Elisa. Elisa,  the Finnish market leader in telecommunications, ICT and online services,brings the Nordic perspective to the Factories of the Future Expo. Recognising that digitalisation affects people’s work content, working methods, leadership, tools and work environment, they have a proven track record with many large industrial customers, helping them reach concrete and significant results. 
They are currently participating in the European 4.0 Transformation Center in Aachen, which focuses on helping manufacturers realise agile digital transformation in their operations.

We look forward to welcoming them to Manchester.

Latest sponsor to confirm their presence in 2018… CrateDB: Realtime SQL Database for the Machine Data era

Crate.io is the developer of CrateDB, an open source, real-time SQL database built on a NoSQL foundation. CrateDB combines the scalability and data agility of NoSQL, with the ease of use and integration that SQL provides.
CrateDB is ideal for new IoT, Industry 4.0, smart city, and cybersecurity use cases that need to analyze streams of data in real time.

Event Director, Gary Gilmour, said “We’re delighted to have Crate’s support in 2018 and with well established offices in Germany and Austria we look to helping them build relationships with UK manufacturers”.

Open Technology Forum

Don’t miss the FREE to attend Open Technology Forum – a great mixture of presentations to assist companies get their manufacturing operations smarter. Short and snappy – 15 minutes per presentation of the latest developments in IOT/Cloud, data analytics, robotics, automation as well as showing how to start your industry 4.0 journey, to name a few.

Companies presenting will include INTEL, Invisible Systems, OMRON, Crate.io, Lamonde, Monition, Zuhlke, HMK Automation, KTN & Bosch Rexroth.