The Rittal stand at Hannover Messe was honoured with a visit by US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Rittal‘s owner Friedhelm Loh welcomed the heads of state to the Rittal stand during their time at the event on Sunday evening during a “high-caliber” opening ceremony.
Every year the world’s largest exhibition centre opens up a window on the future of industry. HANNOVER MESSE attracts leading professionals from across the globe, from all sectors of industry and again in 2016 Rittal are there in-force showing our full range of solutions in “Rittal – The System”
In what is likely his last visit to Germany as President, Mr Obama said in a speech opening the event “We want to build on the spirit of innovation in the USA. This spirit has been driven by Germany and HANNOVER MESSE, especially over the past 70 years.”
In her speech, Merkel emphasised that cooperation is essential for the future of industrial production – in a transatlantic partnership. “We in the EU want to lead the way, together with the USA,” said the Chancellor, referring above all to the development of global communication and IT standards for integrated industry.