With not long to go until the UK’s leading warehousing and materials handling exhibition returns to Birmingham, Logistics Manager takes a look at what’s in store for this year’s IntraLogisteX exhibition.
With more than 8,000 visitors, 350 exhibitors and 60 speakers over the two days of the event, there’s no doubt that this year is set to be the biggest and best yet.
IntraLogisteX is for logistics professionals who are looking for solutions to their current and future challenges, from the latest materials handling technologies to full-scale warehouse automation options.
This event is designed for end-user practitioner logistics professionals such as warehouse managers, heads of distribution, IT directors and lead project managers. Visitors to the show in 2023 included the likes of Amazon, Bentley, Currys, Tesco, Harrods, Royal Mail, Sony and Unilever – to name but a few.
Before Logistics Manager releases its full preview of IntraLogisteX 2024 in the March issue of the magazine, a few exhibitors have shared a sneak peek at what visitors to their stands can expect.
Movu Robotics, which rebranded from stow Robotics in September 2023, will highlight its ‘dynamic technology portfolio of cutting-edge robotics sub-systems at IntraLogisteX 2024 to demonstrate how automation and robotics is accessible for all kinds of warehouses’. Systems on show will range from a robot picking arm to an automated mobile robot (AMR) to an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).
CEO of Movu Robotics Stefan Pieters commented: “We look forward to presenting the Movu brand and portfolio of technologies at IntraLogisteX for first time since our brand launch in September 2023. Visitors to our stand at the NEC will hear from our experts how ‘Easier Automation’ helps to increase efficiency and improve profitability. They will also be happy to discuss how our solutions, which have improved efficiency for customers in a variety of sectors, can serve your requirements.”
Another exhibitor, SICK, will showcase ‘advancements in intelligent sensing for data acquisition, robotics and digitilisation at IntraLogistex 2024’. The global manufacturer of auto-identification, safety and industry 4.0 solutions for logistics is planning collaborative robot and dimensioning, weighing and scanning (DWS) demonstrations on its stand at the show.
Software is a huge part of modern warehouse operations and as such, visitors to the show will be able to explore software as well as hardware solutions. Knapp, a global leader in automation technology for distribution and production value chains, is presenting a range of its advanced software solutions at the exhibition.
Speaking about IntraLogisteX, managing director at Knapp Craig Rollason said: “It’s an exhibition geared to advancing warehouse and logistics operations. […] We look forward to demonstrating to the IntraLogisteX audience how our innovative products can advance their business operation.”
Leading warehouse technology innovator Synergy Logistics will be showcasing its SnapControl multi-agent orchestration (MAO) platform as well as its SnapFulfil warehouse management system (WMS).
Smitha Raphael, chief product & delivery officer at Synergy Logistics said: “IntraLogisteX is the ideal showcase for SnapControl; it attracts a huge audience that is looking to be inspired by innovative ideas, products and people. As an exhibitor, IntraLogisteX is good for business on so many levels. The spirit of enterprise is palpable and empowering. As well as acquainting with many exciting new commercial leads, we leave IntraLogisteX with a sense of real anticipation for what the future has in store for the logistics industry.”
Another software systems provider exhibiting at the show is Indigo Software. Its message to warehouse managers across the country is simple: ‘If you haven’t transitioned already, make 2024 the year you implement WMS technology.’ In an increasingly paperless world, Indigo Software wants to show visitors how its WMS can ‘help ease the transition for even the most paper-driven warehouse’.
In addition to the exhibition, visitors to the event will get access to two days of valuable conferences. Each exhibition has its own conference agenda and will see sessions led by industry experts taking place across the three stages on both days.
New for 2024, Logistics Manager will host two panel discussions at the NEC as part of the event. Both will be 50 minutes long and delve into key topics impacting the supply chain.
Editor of Logistics Manager Emily Uwemedimo will moderate one on overcoming the challenges of the modern supply chain entitled “Navigating complexity: strategies for a resilient supply chain”. Read more about this special panel discussion here.
Meanwhile, assistant editor James McLoughlin will moderate a second on the future of alternative fuels in the transport of goods entitled “Biofuels: the future of fleet?”. Read more about this special panel discussion here.
Other panel discussions will be hosted by Logistics Manager’s sister publications Robotics & Automation and CiTTi Magazine, plus the editors of all three titles will give presentations providing insights into their respective sectors.
There’s all this and more to look forward to on 19-20 March at the NEC, Birmingham. Look out for the full preview of the show – including a deeper dive into some of the exhibitors – in the March issue of Logistics Manager!
In other exciting news, IntraLogisteX is heading to Miami, Florida in October! It will be held at the Miami Convention Centre on 22-23 October 2024. Read all about it here and find out more on the IntraLogisteX USA website!