AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Deutsche Messe AG Enter into Strategic Partnership

September 16, 2010 - McLean, Va. … AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Deutsche Messe AG are forming a strategic partnership that will bring a world-class industrial automation event to North America for the first time. Industrial Automation North America will be co-located with IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., in 2012.

Industrial Automation North America will showcase products and solutions for production automation, complementing IMTS’s focus on machine tools, metalworking and precision manufacturing. “We are thrilled to reinforce the international nature of IMTS by having one of manufacturing’s premier trade show organizers join with us for our important North American event,” said Douglas K. Woods, President of AMT. “We are taking a major step forward by bringing Industrial Automation North America to the IMTS campus so that we can expand and strengthen the range of solutions available to IMTS visitors.”

Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board at Deutsche Messe, said, “IMTS is a well-established and highly successful event.  As the organizer of HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s largest industrial technology trade fair, we bring to this partnership a strong background in automation.  We are confident that this expanded ‘two-in-one-format’ will attract more exhibiting companies and visitors and bolster recognition of IMTS and Industrial Automation North America as the continent’s leading destination for manufacturing technology.”   

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders' Association, AMT supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry.  The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues.  It also gathers and disseminates information about world markets, promotes its members' products in those markets, and acts as a representative on manufacturing technology matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.

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 2010 will run September 13 – 18. 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 more than 92,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 116 countries. IMTS is owned and managed by

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.


Deutsche Messe

Deutsche Messe is one of the world's largest and most active trade fair companies. Based in Hannover, Germany, the company employs a staff of 850 and -- with its eight subsidiaries and network of more than 60 foreign representatives -- annually produces approximately 100 trade fairs and conferences that host 23,000 exhibiting companies, two million visitors, and 15,000 journalists from 100 countries.  Visit for more information.



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