The UK’s largest exhibition dedicated to robotics and automation technologies, products and services – Robotics and Automation 2023 – has officially opened!
This year’s edition takes place at a brand-new location, in the form of the UK’s leading live events venue – the NEC Birmingham. What’s more – and for the first-time ever – Robotics and Automation is being co-located with IntraLogisteX 2023: the UK’s premier intralogistics and materials handling exhibition!
This means nearly 200 industry-leading suppliers will showcase the cutting-edge innovations transforming logistics and warehousing, the supply chain, general manufacturing and packaging to around 4,000 pre-qualified attendees.
Of the combined nearly 200 exhibitors, just under 100 of them specialise in, and offer, robotics and automation products and services – the most under one roof at any UK trade show this year.
Among the innovations being showcased are the very latest in industrial and collaborative robotics, end-of-arm tooling, AMRs and AGVs, automated assembly machines and parts handling equipment, motion control and machine-vision technology, sensors and Industry 4.0 advancements, from the likes of AutoStore, Element Logic, Geek+, iFollow, Knapp, Korber Supply Chain Automation, Locus Robotics, OnRobot, Swisslog and RARUK Automation.
Brand-new for Robotics and Automation 2023 are two content hubs from Smart Hub Lanarkshire and Solstice AV, both of which will be giving live demonstrations aimed at SMEs, hospitality companies and many more.
What’s more, this year’s exhibition provides the very first opportunity for UK businesses to access the UK government’s brand-new full expensing tax break, which, from 01 April, allows companies to write off the cost of investment in qualifying plant and machinery in one go.
This means those working in the logistics and supply-chain sector will see their taxes cut by up to 25p for every £1 invested in warehouse equipment such as forklift trucks, pallet trucks, shelving and stackers, as well as vehicles such as vans and lorries.into the industry with 20 free-to-attend sessions over both days of the exhibition.Finally, this year’s Robotics and Automation Conference is offering a unique perspective
Among the standout speakers sharing their in-depth knowledge of how robotics and automation technologies are making operations flexible and adaptive in fast-changing environments are: Jonathan Walker, knowledge transfer manager at Robotics at Innovate UK KTN; Giles Perkins, head of future mobility at WSP; Gordon Baker, policy lead for robotics at the UK Department of Science, Innovation & Technology; and John Wilson, technology and innovation director at GXO. Click here for the most up to date agenda.