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In the News: The changing landscape of mobility as seen at Automate and ProMat

robot-use-in-warehousesChicago's huge McCormick Place Conference Center was once again home to the Automate and ProMat trade shows. ProMat for material handling solutions; Automate for robotics. Over 900 exhibitors covered 350,000 sq ft at ProMat while 400 companies exhibited at the Automate show. Most of the companies listed below exhibited at one or both of these two shows.

According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, the warehousing and logistics sectors are expanding dramatically as more people shop online. The two sectors accounted for 945,200 jobs in March, up 5.3% over 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tractica, a market intelligence firm, forecasts revenue for the two sectors will grow exponentially and reach $22.4 billion by the end of 2021.

Hence the many new mobility products at the ProMat show and the mood of the attendees to be buyers/adopters.

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