LogiMAT 2019 – “Intralogistics at first hand”

The Logimat has long since developed into an important international trade fair for intralogistics. The popularity with both exhibitors and visitors from all over the world is constantly growing. Next week it is time again: The 17th Logimat will open its doors. According to the motto “Intralogistics at first hand” visitors can learn about the market of the intralogistics industry from February 19 through February 21, 2019 in Stuttgart. There, they can receive answers to questions of digitization, networking, AI or big data. A total of 1,600 international exhibitors are expected at this year’s trade fair representing an exciting mix of medium-sized companies and global players – including DB Schenker.

Forklift training with VR

Learning by gaming: Serious gaming and virtual reality at DB Schenker | logistik aktuell

Interview with DB Schenker experts on the use of serious games and virtual reality in employee training.


At the booth of DB Schenker (together with DB Cargo in hall 6, booth F09), a wide range of logistics solutions will be presented. One focus is the use of VR technology. For example, in forklift training, where serious gaming elements are associated with a complex VR environment. A highlight for trade fair visitors: you can try yourself as a forklift driver. You can go through different elements of forklift training on a driver’s seat equipped with sensors and control pedals and using VR glasses. This forklift training will not only effectively supports all safety instructions, but can also reduce the training period.

Visitors will also find a 3D printer at the booth to discuss potential applications of additive manufacturing along the supply chain.

Digitization also in rail freight transport

Further highlights will be presented by DB Cargo. The company introduces innovative developments in rail freight transport: what is the potential in data generated by vehicles equipped with sensors? An example of this data usage is the individual maintenance illustrated by a live demonstration on a model railroad. The fact that digitization in rail transport can also be effective and attractive for the customer can also be seen in the booking portal “myRailportal”. This, too, is one of the topics you can obtain information about at the DB Cargo exhibition stand.

LogiMAT honors innovation

In addition to events such as the “Best Product” award ceremony, in which innovative products are awarded, the framework program of LogiMAT includes, as in previous years, interesting lectures by industry-relevant company representatives. At the supporting Innovation Forum, DB Schenker will be involved twice on the opening day: with Christa Stienen – CHRO Cluster DE / CH – on “Bullshit Bingo: New Work – The Reality Check in Logistics” and with CIO / CDO Markus Sontheimer on “Digitization of logistics – hype or reality?”.

Feel free to check out our post-fair report.