Q: What is your number one takeaway from ProMat 2019?
Greg Conner: Overall demand for material handling equipment and systems as well as software is at an all time high. People are under great pressure to deliver orders faster and faster, yet there is an unprecedented shortage of labor.
Demand for automation is real and increasing. Interestingly enough, the equipment in demand is changing. Past shows featured traditional material handling automation. But now that has been joined by robots. Lots of them. The number of robots on the show floor significantly increased at ProMat 2019.
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