International Suppliers Fair (IZB)
16th to 18th October 2018
Wolfsburg | Germany
The International Suppliers Fair (IZB) has established a reputation as an important communication and business platform for the global supplier industry. This successful development is proven by its large number of key decision-makers and high-quality exhibitors boasting innovative strength. From 18th to 20th October 2016, around 800 companies from 32 different countries will present their products and services at the exhibition grounds in the Allerpark in Wolfsburg. More than 100 of the exhibiting companies have already announced the new products and innovations that they will be showcasing at the trade fair in the run-up to the event. These innovations include 46 world premieres ranging from new digital applications for products and production right through to new and unique materials and services. The IZB Innovations Report contains descriptions and images that provide a comprehensive summary of all of the innovations being presented at the event. This publication is now available online at www.izb-online.com/neuheiten.html.
"The figures provide clear evidence of the role that the IZB plays as an internationally important marketplace for pioneering innovations. Ever since the first edition of our Innovations Report in 2010, we have recorded continuous growth when it comes to our number of exhibitors, innovations and announced world premieres", states the IZB Project Manager Stephan Böddeker, who is delighted with the development. The figures for this year's report represent a huge increase compared to the Innovations Report for the IZB 2014, which contained 76 innovations, 30 of which were world premieres. According to Böddeker, experience has shown that further premiere exhibits that will not be officially and exclusively showcased until the event has started will also be added to this tally.
Digital solutions for mobility
All exhibition categories of this year's IZB will feature new innovations and products being presented for the first time. The exhibits connected to the topic of "Mobility Goes Digital", which forms the focus of this year's trade fair, are sure to attract a particularly high level of interest among visitors. At the special exhibition in Hall 1, for example, E-Lead Electronic from Taiwan is showcasing a head-up-display (HUD), the "Premium High Resolution Projector HUD“, which has a projection distance of 2.5 metres and provides drivers with a convenient optical design without any visual distractions. As a world premiere, the company UniMax Electronics Inc. from Taipei, which forms part of the ASUS Group, is presenting its "In-Vehicle Infotainment System (IVI)" in Wolfsburg. The features of this new system include its wireless in-car charging and the wireless video-audio communication between the tablet and the dashboard. The three-array microphone solution being presented by the company Hosiden Europe for the first time at the IZB 2016 offers clear and convenient communication whilst driving.
Taking a look into the future of mobility
Another one of the digital innovations being showcased at the special exhibition is the "eHorizon" developed by Continental AG. This electronic horizon integrates digital map data and sensor data and immediately passes this information on to the vehicle electronics system or the driver. Sharp has developed its new free-form displays into market-ready products. These displays offer product designers a number of extraordinary benefits in comparison with common and conventional display forms for a multitude of new areas of application.
With its "Smart Antenna", Hirschmann Car Communication will present a technology that "intelligently" combines a transceiver, tuner and antenna in one single unit at the trade fair. ATS Advanced Telematic Systems focuses on providing sustainable solutions for the mobility of the future. With "OTA Plus", the company claims that it offers what is currently the world's only open source client/server solution for "over-the-air" software updates designed especially to meet the needs and requirements of automotive manufacturers and suppliers.