Saxony-Anhalt at the HANNOVER MESSE 2017


Saxony-Anhalt’s SMEs present innovative products on the international marketplace for research results and trendsetting industrial developments.

“Integrated Industries – Creating Value” – under this theme, approximately 6,500 exhibitors from 70 nations and approximately 2,500 international journalists will meet with more than 200,000 professional visitors from 24 to 28 April at the world’s largest industrial performance show, the HANNOVER MESSE.

At the joint stand of the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt in Hall 4/G05, ten small and medium-sized enterprises will present application examples for Industry 4.0, unique solutions for networking, new products as well as trendsetting system solutions.

  • Making its first appearance in Hanover, for example, is Wanzleben-based MEWA GmbH, a specialist in the production of precision components in the field of metal processing, mainly in rail vehicle construction and medical engineering.
  • Wellco-Drill Bohrausrüstungen Stendal will present its tailored and innovative drilling rigs on site.
  • Lutherstadt Wittenberg-based Tesvolt Speichertechnologie GmbH will show how power can be provided for using battery systems that achieve up to 10% more overall efficiency – not just in Germany, but also in Siberia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Great Britain, Spain, the Philippines and Mali.

Halle Saale Investvision, the district of Stendal and the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel district will also present themselves at HANNOVER MESSE (Hall 4/Stand F03), who will both support the companies from their regions and solicit further company settlements and partnerships.

The central-German research institutions, including 21 projects and exhibits from the universities and research institutions in Saxony-Anhalt, will show their trendsetting developments at the joint stand “Research for the Future” in Hall 2/A38. The exciting projects to be presented include the following:

  • The water power-based autonomous supply system of Barleben-based Ingenieurgesellschaft für Angewandte Mechanik (IGAM), developed at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. The principle of the mobile system for acquiring drinking water from surface water is simple: a ship mill in which a waterwheel drives a unit. As the energy of the water is always available, the system can be operated around the clock. In addition to the drinking water supply, the system can also be used to irrigate fields. Further possible uses arise after natural disasters in which the infrastructure has been destroyed.
  • The smart lighting concept of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Köthen with which up to 90% of energy is saved and the unnecessary use of light at night is reduced considerably in the outskirts of cities and localities. The system detects pedestrian movements, calculates the necessary lighting zones and lights up only the necessary areas. Not only is less electrical energy consumed, but the usage duration of the lamps is also increased.

Numerous other companies from Saxony-Anhalt will be represented as individual exhibitors in Hanover, including CG Drives & Automation Germany GmbH from Wernigerode, Dell Halle GmbH and the company Jan Bilin, a German-Chinese cooperation, will have its premiere at HANNOVER MESSE. HYPOS and the Spitzencluster BioEconomy, for example, will be present as exhibitors in special themed presentations. Together with the Fraunhofer IMWS, HYPOS will address technologies for hydrogen generation, storage and transportation, fuel cell systems and applications as well as energy storage units as topics. Current project results are the focus at Spitzencluster BioEconomy. The regenerative raw material wood plays a central role for the Cluster. The industrial and research partners occupy themselves with its diverse possible uses: beechwood instead of steel or concrete in the construction industry as well as innovative materials from digests from mechanical pulp residues for modern plastics used, for example, in the automotive sector.

Economics Minister Professor Armin Willingmann will visit the exhibitors from Saxony-Anhalt on Tuesday, 25 April, Science State Secretary Dr Jürgen Ude will visit the HANNOVER MESSE on 26 April and Economy State Secretary Thomas Wünsch will visit on 27 April 2017.

The partner country of this year’s HANNOVER MESSE is Poland. The country is one of the most important partners for Saxony-Anhalt’s economy and in 2016 it led the list of the top export countries with EUR 1,436,985,771 billion, ahead of Great Britain and France. In imports, Poland occupied second place with EUR 1,416,452,080 billion, ahead of the Russian Federation.

You can find current information and links on the exhibitors, the exhibits and projects of the universities at the central German research stand as well as the registered individual exhibitors from Saxony-Anhalt at:

We warmly invite you to report.

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