The success story of Bauma China has just added another chapter: The 9th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles was held from November 27 to 30 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and broke all records once again. The trend: smart, digital, sustainable.
A total of 3.350 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions, an increase of 13 percent compared with the preceding exhibition year, gathered in a grand exhibition area spanning 330.000 square meters that included two new halls. With an increase of 25 percent, the trade show attracted 212.500 visitors—94 percent coming from Asia. The Top 10 countries and regions are: China, Korea, Russia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München GmbH, was very delighted with the result: “2018 was a special year! In the exceptional market environment in China this year, Bauma China demonstrated why it has every reason to be called the leading trade fair for the Asian construction machinery market. It set records in all areas. Bauma China clearly showed where this industry is heading: Smart, digital and more sustainable technologies are the future. We, the organizers from Messe München, are really proud of this opportunity to help shape the future.”
Qi Jun, Chairman of China Construction Machinery Association gave a very positive feedback on the show: “Bauma China 2018 was very successful. It has made history in many aspects: the number of exhibitors, the exhibition space and the total volume of orders made on site. The exhibitors have especially benefited and felt the enthusiasm of users and their expectations for the future.” Among the exhibitors, 73 percent came from China. This turnout reflected the strong presence of Chinese companies in the market. In total 8 international pavilions – Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, the USA, and two Korea pavilions, as well as for the first time a European pavilion—underscored the international character of the show. The growth market of China continues to exert a magnetic attraction around the world.
A greater number of intelligent, digital and green products appeared than at the previous fair. Electromobility and driverless vehicles were seen as the future trend at Bauma China 2018. To summarize: Bauma China 2018 served as a trendsetter for the Asian market. The next Bauma China will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from November 24 to 27, 2020.
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