International Trade Fair for Factory and Process Automation, System Solutions, and Industrial IT

IANA East Building

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Building on a successful year in 2014, Industrial Automation North America will return as a co-located event with IMTS in 2016. Featuring the cutting-edge in factory, process, and building automation, this event has established itself as the place to see the automation industry’s most innovative solutions and technologies. Industrial Automation will stand alongside four additional shows from Germany's HANNOVER MESSE and provide an exceptional opportunity for business development. The fact that it’s situated alongside IMTS, North America’s leading manufacturing technology trade show, only provides more incentive to get involved.

Highlights from 2014

Industrial Automation, along with accompanying event Motion, Drive & Automation, boasted impressive numbers and helped IMTS grow by 13.9% from 2012:

  • 194 exhibitors (IMTS total: 2,035)
  • 12,000 visitors (IMTS total: 114,147)
  • 4,650 sqm (IMTS total: 120,000 sqm)
  • 112 countries represented

Why Attend?

Industrial Automation North America together with IMTS is the most comprehensive manufacturing technology trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Bringing together a diverse and comprehensive group of industrial automation companies, you will surely find technologies and solutions to meet your manufacturing needs. Network with key industry players and learn from industry experts through the Industrial Automation North America conferences and training workshops

Visit Industrial Automation North America to:

  • Find the latest solutions and innovations in manufacturing technology
  • Meet face-to-face with key suppliers from around the world
  • Discover new technology solutions
  • Strengthen you international business network
  • Prepare and finalize your purchase decisions

Product Categories

Automation Technology

  • Robotics & systems integration
  • Image processing
  • Assembly & handling systems
  • Identification
  • Lasers
  • Latches, locking systems + operating elements
  • Mechanical / plant engineering
  • Pick & place
  • Linear drives
  • Mobile robots
  • Application park robotics, automation & vision

Production Automation

  • Electric power transmission / Motion control
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Production logistics and materials handling systems
  • Pumps & pump systems
  • Vibration measurement systems
  • Energy efficiency
  • Automation forum

Process & Energy Automation

  • Solutions for automation and energy engineering
  • Process automation systems
  • Process control systems
  • Instrumentation (measurement and control)
  • Process analysis technology
  • Connection / interface technology
  • Industrial building automation
  • Engineering, maintenance, services

Automation Technology & IT

  • Industry 4.0
  • Wireless, M2M & Internet of Things
  • Virtual reality
  • Additive manufacturing
  • SmartFactoryKL
  • Product and trademark protection
  • Smart Connected
  • IT security
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Control systems
  • IPCs / SPS
  • Sensor technology, instrumentation
  • Image-processing sensors
  • Security technology
  • Connection / interface technology

For More Information Please Contact:

Bill Fox at or +1 (773) 796-4250

International Contacts:

Thomas Labendsch at or +49 511 89-31116


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Kathy Mattson at or +1 (312) 988-9352

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Here's What Our Exhibitors are Saying:

The registration numbers for Industrial Automation North America and Motion, Drive & Automation North America were impressive. This was clearly an outstanding place for THK America to reach North American industry leaders and to strengthen our relationship with current and potential customers.
Gregory R. Pelster, Exhibit Manager, THK America
Fantastic show with flawless execution and support from the show organizers. We appreciate the opportunity to be part of the show and showcase our products to an impressive audience.
Kerry Ferrazza, Marketing Specialist, Nachi Robotic Systems