September 23-24, 2013
MGM Grand Hotel, Detroit

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Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It also supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with four divisions: Paint and Assembly Systems plans and builds paint shops and final assembly systems for the automobile industry. Application Technology provides automated paint application with its robot technologies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used in engine and transmission manufacturing as well as in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. The fourth division, Clean Technology Systems, specializes in processes to improve energy efficiency and exhaust air purification. Dürr has 51 business locations in 23 countries worldwide and approximately 7,700 employees. The Group achieved sales revenues of € 2.4 billion in 2012.  


Geico Taikisha Group is a global supplier with over 100 years of experience in the realization of Turnkey Original Coating Systems and Plants for the Vehicle Industry and is the sole owner of Haden’s and Drysys’s IPs, patents and trademarks.   The alliance agreement with the Japanese giant of painting plants Taikisha is aimed at achieving and exceeding the major critical expectations of our customers; being, sustainable size, financial stability, competitive solutions both in timing and pricing, vertically oriented technology organization, global infra-structure, innovative approach both in product development and project management, ecological and energy saving development.   Geico Taikisha Group guarantees its presence and technical-commercial assistance all over the world with more than 26 locations worldwide and thanks to a team of more than 1,000 engineers and specialist in paint finishing.
Pardis Innovation Centre – Geico Taikisha Global Technology Centre – is every day hosting automotive customers in dedicated Experiment Days where prototypes and new technological solutions are tested.


Kuka Robotics Corporation along with Kuka Roboter of Germany ranks among the world's leading suppliers of industrial robots and material-handling vehicles.

  Core competencies include the development, production and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software, linear units and the omniMove omni-directional motion platform.  Our robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries, and for applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining and surface finishing.   They range from 5-1300kg payloads, and from 635-3900mm reach, using a common PC-based controller platform. Kuka is the market leader in Germany and Europe and the No. 3 in the world.


We’re Building Intelligent Supply Chains for Today and Tomorrow —Smart, Rugged, Complete.

From traditional auto-ID solutions to our revolutionary ProVIEW e-Label solution for materials and process flow management, we enable our customers to provide dynamic work instructions, count inventory in the warehouse, track assets and label returnable transport items constantly and without paper. We provide the process visibility and enablement tools that build intelligent supply chains for organizations around the globe.   Visit Website



The TRUMPF Group is a world leader in production technology, setting the pace in industrial laser technology, machine tools for sheet metal and material processing, and in electronics and medical technology.

As a world market leader in laser technology, TRUMPF plays a decisive role in the broad industrial application of the laser – in almost any field directly or indirectly. From the first use for the welding of watch springs to the latest trends in micro and macro processing – the success of the laser is partially due to the success of TRUMPF.  

TRUMPF offers the most extensive product portfolio in the industry including: CO2 lasers, fiber, disk, and pulsed and direct diode lasers, laser marking systems, and multi-axis laser systems.
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3DCAD provides body welding and automation engineering, with experience in processing, design, simulation and manufacturing engineering, to sectors including automotive, aerospace and general engineering.

Expertise includes complete BIW line engineering and industrial automation for manual or automatic lines, with design software knowledge including Catia, NX and Fides, and simulation software knowledge including Process Simulator, Rob CAD and Delmia.

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AIDA is the premier global manufacturer of metal forming presses and continues to lead the development of new and innovative stamping solutions. Worldwide, AIDA boasts  two million sq ft of manufacturing capacity, over 1,500 associates and a manufacturing capacity exceeding 2,000 presses per year, making us one of the largest in the world.   Visit Website     

Conductix-Wampfler is the world leader in providing efficient energy and data transmission systems that keep your operations up and running 24/7/365. Our products and systems transmit energy and data to conveyor systems, EMS, AGVs and skillet lines. Furthermore we offer innovative compressed air and electric supply systems for ergonomic assembly lines.   Visit Website

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 Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries, including the automotive industry. Phoenix Contact GmbH of Bloomberg, Germany, is a global company that employs 12,300 people in 50 international subsidiaries.   Visit Website     PROFIL designs and develops mechanically-attached fasteners and the associated installation tooling and feeding equipment for BIW press applications and assembly areas. Our OEM and tier supplier customers use our technology to improve both cost and quality. The technology works across the whole range of materials from aluminium to 1500 MPa steels.   Visit Website    

SICK has a wide range of automation solutions for the automotive industry. From press shop to final assembly, our innovative sensors, safety systems, encoders, vision, RFID and bar code scanners will keep your lines up and running. SICK helps you increase productivity, makes production lines safer and reduces costs.   Visit Website    


 Rockwell Automation can help you meet today’s manufacturing challenges across your automotive supply chain. Through our automotive manufacturing expertise, strategic relationships, high-quality products and Integrated Architecture we can help build a connected enterprise so you can implement business process improvements, increase access to real-time production information, and improve supply chain integration.
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  Zebra Technologies solutions for the automotive market deliver critical information to maximize manufacturing operation efficiency and productivity. With a wide-ranging portfolio of real-time locating systems (RTLS), bar code, receipt, card, kiosk and RFID printers, Zebra gives a digital voice to assets, people and transactions to provide greater visibility into mission-critical information.    Zebra is a leader in RTLS solutions that help to track, locate and manage assets across your plant and throughout your operations. Our solutions include a real-time vehicle tracking and management system, material replenishment, rack and container tracking, tool tracking and yard management systems..   Visit Website