Automation Technologies Council (ATC) and the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announce that the Automate Show and Conference will once again collocate with ProMat in 2013. Both exhibitions will be held January 21-24 2013 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Automate 2013 is an event for robots, vision, motion control and related automation solutions in North America. ProMat is the premier material handling and logistics show held in North America. The collocation of events is the latest effort by ATC and MHIA to help end users find solutions to their manufacturing and supply chain challenges.

“We had such terrific feedback from attendees and exhibitors in 2011 that it made perfect sense to build upon and expand our collocation in 2013,” says Jeff Burnstein, President of ATC. “We’re looking forward to an outstanding Automate event that educates current and potential users on how automation solutions can help them improve productivity; boost product quality, speed time to market, reduce costs and become stronger global competitors.”

“The decision to collocate ProMat 2013 and Automate 2013 was an easy one after the successful collocation of these events in 2011,” says George Prest, COO for MHIA. “The collocation of Automate with ProMat 2013 will allow manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals unparalleled education and networking opportunities as well as exposure to the largest equipment and technology display of any show of its kind in North America.”

The collocated Automate 2013 and ProMat 2013 will be the largest international event and conference of its kind ever held in the United States. More than 825 exhibitors are expected to showcase their solutions to some 30,000 professionals from over 100 countries in industries such as warehousing/distribution, automotive, alternative energy, consumer goods, defense, food and beverage, electronics, lab automation, medical, pharmaceutical, plastics, printing, security, semiconductors and more.

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