At Europe's leading trade fair for the electrical automation industry, the "SPS IPC Drives", that took part in Nuremberg in 2017, nine exhibitors from the Nurnberger Land district were represented. The District Administrators Thomas Lang and Erich Odörfer, the head of the District Development Bernd Hölzel and the responsible person for economic development Frank Richartz visited the companies on the exhibition grounds. The assessment of the economic situation in the automation and control industry was still rated as positive by all visited companies. At the fair amongst others there were represented the companies FlowVision and E-T-A from Altdorf, emb-papst Zeitlauf, Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and koenig-pa from Lauf. Motrexx Elektrogeräte and Igarashi Motoren come from Burgthann, HepcoMotion come from Feucht and Systemtechnik LEBER from Schwaig. All companies are successfully represented in the respective markets in the areas of control technology, electric drive technology, sensor technology and industrial communication. The delegation of the district was impressed by the efficiency of the local companies and the large product range that is supplied from the Nurnberger Land district throughout the entire world.