Kawasaki Robotics launches Virtual Expo 2020


After Automatica cancellation: Kawasaki Robotics launches Virtual Expo 2020

New digital format from December 7th: Kawasaki Robotics and partners present product innovations, new applications and solutions on a virtual booth

Neuss, October 1st 2020 – Following the announcement by Messe München that the leading trade fair Automatica 2020 will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kawasaki Robotics is launching a new digital format: Analogous to the planned booth at Automatica, the industrial robot manufacturer will present a broad portfolio of new products, applications and solutions together with selected partners in a virtual exhibition.

Kawasaki Robotics supports decision of Messe München

Carsten Stumpf, Vice President at Kawasaki Robotics Germany, supports Messe München’s decision: «Automatica is the leading trade fair in the field of robotics – and for us it is a key date that we have been working towards for a long time. Our teams and partners have already put a lot of effort into preparing the booth and applications. Cancelling the fair for security reasons is nevertheless the right consequence. In our view, however, anything else would not be justifiable – the health of our employees, visitors and partners clearly has priority here».

Freely explorable 3D exhibition stand, product innovations, live demos and Co.

Together with partners, Kawasaki Robotics is reacting quickly and is currently preparing the new Virtual Expo format – integrated in the launch of a completely new website from December 7th 2020. Visitors will be able to freely navigate the virtual 3D exhibition stand and explore everything that was planned for Automatica: including the new RS013N high-speed robot, the compact arc welding cell K-ARC Basic, augmented support from Smart Glasses and innovative partner solutions, for example in machine tool loading. In addition to the content at the virtual trade fair, live demos will be held and experts will be available via video chat and telephone. «We are very pleased about this project and are convinced that it represents a great alternative to a traditional trade fair in these difficult times,» says Carsten Stumpf.

More information and details about Kawasaki Robotics Virtual Expo 2020 will follow in the coming weeks.