SICK cancels participation in the SPS

Nov 16, 2021

Düsseldorf / Germany, November 16th, 2021 - Due to the increasing incidence values in Germany, SICK cancels participation in the SPS Smart Production Solution in Nuremberg from November 23rd to 25th, 2021 in Nuremberg.

SICK is observing the rising COVID19 incidence values in Germany and especially in Bavaria and Nuremberg with increasing concern. ‘We give the health protection and the safety of our customers and employees the highest priority’, explains Dr. Thomas Höfling, Managing Director of SICK Vertriebs-GmbH Germany. ‘That is why we decided not to take part in the SPS in Nuremberg this year’, Höfling continued. In doing so, the company is following the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute to refrain from participating in major events. “We are still convinced that trade fairs are irreplaceable as face-to-face events in order to maintain personal customer contact, demonstrate our innovative strength and make our solutions tangible. At the moment, however, the health aspects must be prioritized over economic interests,’ adds Höfling. All the news about the product highlights that SICK wanted to present at the SPS will be available for download in the coming days.

SICK is one of the world’s leading solutions providers for sensor-based applications in the industrial sector. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. e. h. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch im Breisgau near Freiburg ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous representative offices, SICK maintains a presence around the globe. In the 2020 fiscal year, SICK had more than 10,000 employees worldwide and a group revenue of around EUR 1.7 billion. SICK Vertriebs-GmbH in Düsseldorf is a 100% subsidiary of the SICK Group and is responsible for all sales of products and services from SICK in Germany. Additional information about SICK is available at or +49 (0)7681 202-4183.