Hannover Messe 2019 – Meet Reply at the Digital Factory

Hall 7 – Booth E31


Connected Factory, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Maintenance, Logistics 4.0 – these are just a few of the buzzwords at Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial trade fair, which opens its doors in 2019 from 1 to 5 April. This year, 6,500 exhibitors will meet more than 220,000 visitors to exchange ideas on the future topics of industry under the motto "Integrated Industry - Industrial Intelligence". With this theme, the networking of man and machine in the AI age will become the focus of the trade fair.

Further information:

  • Date: 1 - 5 April 2019
  • Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Venue: Hannover Exhibition Grounds
  • Internet: www.hannovermesse.de/home


The Digital Factory, the part of Hannover Messe for integrated processes and IT solutions with around 660 exhibitors, is one of the areas at the trade fair that has seen the strongest growth in recent years. Here, everything revolves around IT and software solutions that enable data connections between development, production and suppliers: software for virtual product development, for production planning and control, as well as for predictive analyses are just as much the focus here as concepts with which the masses of data can be securely distributed in the digital factory.

At this place of digital pioneers you will also meet the experts from Cluster Reply, Cluster Manufacturing Reply, Industrie Reply and Spike Reply. Come to booth E31 in hall 7 and learn more about the Reply showcases on Smart Factory, Connected Supplier and Connected Product. You are welcome to make an appointment already today

On 4 and 5 April Reply is present with information on career opportunities in hall 19, booth C52/2.

Cyber Security for OT and IT

Industrial controls and process control systems (SCADA/ICS) control and regulate many areas of our lives, such as our water and power supply, but also many other systems. In the past, these control systems were usually isolated in order to avoid failures and to ensure accurate monitoring and control. With increasing connectivity through IoT and Industry 4.0, however, these systems become more susceptible to manipulation and attacks.
Industrial Cybersecurity for Operational Technology (OT) is one of the main topics at this year's Hannover Messe. Spike Reply presents its IT security portfolio for the detection of OT/ICS risks and vulnerabilities as well as cyber security for OT and IT. With the model SCADA / Industry 4.0 we can show a concrete application that makes sensor and actuator values from industrial plants and critical infrastructures (e.g. PLCs) accessible and evaluable in a cloud environment.


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Remote Assistance

With the Hololens App of Microsoft (Dynamics 365 Remote Assist), technicians can resolve problems faster by collaborating across multiple locations. They can fix problems in real time and share their view with remote employees and keep working while getting the help they need. It is possible to visit a location without being there for efficient and cost effective error reporting in realtime. It is possible to take over work order information from Dynamics 365 for Field Service and diagrams from applications already used.
In another showcase we demonstrate and simulate a Microsoft Connected Factory scenario with the Azure IoT Solution Accelerators. With the help of such a solution, it is possible to connect existing industrial plants to the cloud and thus make them IoT-capable.

Connecting factories and vehicles

The digital platform for manufacturing of Cluster Manufacturing Reply enables the transformation of products into connected products and factories into connected factories. In order to be competitive in the manufacturing industry, it is necessary to link processes, procedures and products with IoT, Big Data and AI technologies. One of the main drivers for growth in automotive technology is the need to connect vehicles and provide services based on telematics data. Reply is a key player in the analysis, development and implementation of networked vehicle solutions to create new value channels for its customers.

Efficient logistics

The technology platform LEA Reply is a digital Logistics Execution Architecture and the latest Reply development for supply chain processes. It offers customers a complete range of cutting-edge services and solutions from digital supply chain consulting, to turnkey application delivery based on innovative technologies: warehousemangement, Last Mile, Dock Scheduling, Store Logistics, Hub & Network, Drophship, supplier portal. Realized with microservices, agile, cost effective and tailor made for the resepective business-needs. We are demonstrating this solution with a best practice.

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    Cluster Reply is the Reply Group company specializing in consulting and systems integration of Microsoft technologies. Cluster Reply operates in Germany and cooperates with other companies of the Reply Group that are Microsoft partners in Brazil, Italy, Great Britain and the USA.

  • Cluster Manufacturing Reply is active in the areas of vehicle connection and fleet management in Italy and cooperates with several industry leaders. The company offers high-quality professional and technological consulting services. Together with the customers, the company develops solutions that meet specific needs.

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    Industrie Reply a Reply Group company, offers innovation to industrial customers and has extensive experience with cutting-edge technologies that enable businesses to evolve from a traditional company to an Industry 4.0 company.

  • Spike Reply, the security expert in the Reply network, is one of the leading IT system integrators for IT security in Germany. The range of services extends from the conception and integration of numerous IT security products to the commissioning and management of complete IT systems. With this portfolio, Spike Reply acts as a full-service security provider for well-known companies.