IFR press release

IFR and members at IREX Show

Tokyo Big Sight was centre of robotics

IFR booth at IREXThe IFR Secretariat and the IFR Statistical Department hosted a booth at the International Robot Exhibition 2009 (IREX) in Tokyo. This show with the theme "Challenge for the next" which took place on 25-28 November 2009 attracted the attention of more than 100,000. 192 companies and 64 organizations displayed their latest products and services at the trade show.

Among the exhibitors there were 12 IFR members: ABB, Denso Wave, Epson, Fanuc, Fraunhofer Institute, JARA, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, KOMMA, KUKA Robotics, ROBOAT, Schunk intec, and YASKAWA. Some of them took an active role in robotics lectures and seminars held parallel to IREX.

The international press had a keen interest in the latest developments of products and markets as well. A report of the trade show which included statements by our president Mr. Åke Lindqvist was done by a television team of France 24 tv. To start the movie please click on the picture below. (loading process takes a while depending your internet connection)


Åke Lindqvist giving his statement