Statement on the cancellation of the SPS 2020 trade fair

28.08.2020 Christian Wendler, chairman of the Lenze board of management, comments on the cancellation of SPS 2020: "The past few months have made it clear to all of us that the health and safety of our fellow human beings must always have top priority over economic concerns. Lenze therefore welcomes Mesago's responsible decision not to let SPS 2020 take place as planned."

Christian Wendler, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lenze.
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Christian Wendler, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lenze.

Digital platform maintains dialogue

"As a globally positioned company, we appreciate the international orientation of SPS and the opportunity to exchange ideas with customers, partners and companies from all over the world. We are therefore pleased that the digital platform SPS Connect will provide an interaction forum that is open for dialogue worldwide, contrary to all travel restrictions. We will be happy to use this platform extensively!”

Wendler continues: "In addition, we will surprise our customers in the coming months with a series of digital and sometimes hybrid events. After all, regardless of our participation in important industry trade fairs such as the SPS, we have launched many new topics in recent months that provide a decisive competitive advantage for our customers, especially in view of the current challenges. For example, we are taking digital engineering to another level with new tools such as our Easy System Designer, developing customised system solutions in partnership with our customers, or offering the x500/X4Remote, an edge computing solution with the associated data services for remote access to machines.”

"The economy needs trade fairs for a new start"

"Despite all the creativity surrounding alternative or new digital formats, one thing is certain: the economy needs trade fairs for a new start, and Lenze also needs high-quality forums such as the SPS to promote customer dialogue at all levels. We therefore look forward to hopefully being able to welcome customers, business partners and interested visitors to our Lenze stand again next year under different circumstances and, above all, with greater planning security.”