Platform for digitisation within industrial value chain

C4I offers companies information and solutions at first hand, showing them how they can boost their competitiveness by digitalising their value chain.


Providers of IT and system solutions for industrial applications meet decision makers and users from manufacturing companies’ production, planning, maintenance and IT departments.


To explain, demonstrate and bring to life all aspects of industrial value chain digitalisation for companies of all sizes.

Added value

The specific benefits of digitalisation and connected production facilities are brought to life by means of real-life examples of the applications at work, connected process chains and talks with a strong practical focus.

Industry testimonials

Jutta Hanle

 Kapsch BusinessCom 

“M2M, big data, intelligent networking – C4I brings the top themes for innovative industrial businesses together in one place. For us as a digitalisation consultant, it’s the optimal platform for interacting directly with Austrian industry and other technology providers.

Armin Pehlivan


“Digitalisation in indunstry is a reality. Initial ideas from the past few years have since become real-life solutions which allow machines to be used more productively. Digitalisation makes it possible to deploy existing and new equipment more effectively in terms of both quality and quantity, enhancing competitiveness along the way. For me, expanding the existing SMART Automation/Intertool fair line-up to include C4I is the logical next step in today’s industrial landscape.”

Marcus Schellerer


“No company can afford to ignore the digital transformation; Industry 4.0 is permanently changing production management and processes in manufacturing. Big data is the big topic. In an industrial context, this means there is an ever increasing need for IT applications that allow manufacturing companies to respond to new requirements rapidly with maximum flexibility. Rittal and its partners offer many solutions to these new challenges, which is why we are in favour of C4I entering the market in 2018 in parallel with SMART Automation / Intertool, as it focuses exclusively on digital opportunities in the industrial environment.”

Walter Eichner


“All industrial applications are being confronted by the topic of digitalisation, particularly with regard to innovations in technological processes and business models. The technologies offered by Pilz support modular automation solutions in line with the requirements of Industry 4.0. We want to proactively discuss the future challenges that digitalisation and connected manufacturing in industry will bring with other visitors at the new SMART Automation / Intertool / C4I fair trio, and develop solutions towards finding out what the smart factory of tomorrow will look like.”

Johannes Riha

GGW Gruber

“Ongoing digitalisation in industry and in individual value chains has serious implications for the competitiveness of Austrian companies and for the country as a business location per se. That is why we, as a long-established Austrian company and Intertool exhibitor, have supported the new C4I – Connectivity for Industry 2018 format from the outset. Fully automated industrial processes, connected manufacturing and, as a result, increased efficiency are the key strategic challenges right now. We need to talk about these topics in their wider context and help carry them forward, so that we are in a position to continue to meet the requirements of the market.

Mario Schirnhofer

Schirnhofer Werkzeugmaschinen

“The structure of industry in Austria tends to be shaped by small and medium-sized enterprises – and this is reflected in the visitor profile at the nation’s industrial trade fair. As a long-standing Intertool exhibitor we are very happy that these companies are being given the opportunity to find out everything they need to know about connected manufacturing and digitalisation first-hand at C4I – Connectivity for Industry. Visitors have the chance to see applications that have already been implemented and the value that digitalisation adds in a manufacturing value chain.

Gebhard Aberer


“In order to continue to provide the best possible service for our customers, we at DMG MORI as leading innovators in tool machine building, rely greatly on the availability of highly qualified manpower in the fields of connectivity, digitalisation and industrial information technology. This expertise is a necessity if we are to keep pace with the rapid developments being experienced in digital technology within industrial contexts. We look forward to getting together with a wide variety of educational and on-going training institutions at the INTERTOOLSMART Automation Austria and C4I – Connectivity for Industry, and to intensive interaction with numerous well-trained specialists and the employees of tomorrow.”

Gerhard Melcher


“Boehlerit is synonymous with delivering customer-specific solutions and services – and proximity to customers is essential to this. Whenever I talk to our customers about the current key drivers in industrial production, such as digitalisation, connected manufacturing, big data, security, etc., the overriding viewpoint is positive and open. However, there are still lots of open questions, particularly in small and medium-sized enterprises, regarding the effects of digitalisation on business models, value chains and customer relationships. As an exhibitor at Intertool, Boehlerit is pleased to see that connectivity and digitalisation in industrial contexts have been given their own platform in the shape of C4I – Connectivity for Industry. It makes the industrial trade show in Vienna focusing on production engineering even more interesting for visitors from all sectors of industry.”

Andreas Hinterschweiger


 “C4I – Connectivity 4 Industry has the potential to become a new flagship fair in Austria for Westermo and a fixed entry in our annual exhibition calendar, particularly as its motto, “Your key to the digital future”, is similar to ours in many ways. It’s great that C4I, held in parallel with SMART Automation Wien / Intertool, adds a separate show specifically catering to all areas surrounding industrial data communication. The future challenges in this segment call for a clearly defined platform where exhibitors can present their product innovations and solutions to expert international visitors from industry. This industry platform in Vienna is also a gateway to Eastern Europe, offering us an opportunity to expand our network of customers and build on existing business relationships.”



Messe Wien, Hall A

Entrance A, Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna

U2 station: Messe-Prater

How to reach us and parking

Travelling by car

Car park A

Nordportalstrasse 172, 1020 Vienna

Access via Praterstern - Ausstellungsstrasse - Max-Koppe-Gasse or Handelskai - Machstrasse - Ausstellungsstrasse - Max-Koppe-Gasse

Price per PKW:
EUR 3,00 for the first 60 mins
EUR 3,50 for every additional hour

Travelling by public transport

U2 underground line (Karlsplatz – Seestadt)

Exit: Messe-Prater – Entrance A

Parallel with