Steam away towards better futurePublished 26/11, 2015 at 13:59
Dear readers, here we are again approaching the end of another year at the speed of a locomotive. The overall business in the sectors PDi covers can be described as satisfactory.
Europe is mostly fine, especially in the north and central regions, except France and the east to some extent. South is still difficult, with the exception of Switzerland. The US market is doing well and increasing. A possible reason for the rise could be the approaching 45th presidential election. Canada and Mexico are fine, which is also the case for a number of the South American countries, except Brazil and Argentina.
The Australasian region should be considered as fair. China and the countries directly connected are limping along, while Korea and Japan are improving. The Middle East is picking up with increasing speed. Africa as a whole looks promising, particularly the southern and the northern regions. French speaking markets are growing, which is beneficial for foreign suppliers with a long tradition of presence in those countries.
There is also quite an intensive and interesting six months ahead. The World of Concrete show is coming up at the beginning of February and the number of companies already booked to exhibit is impressive. And the same is for the Bauma show in April. However, Bauma is already fully booked and has an extensive waiting list of companies wanting to exhibit.
At the WOC and Bauma exhibitions PDi and PDa magazines are making their largest ever investments in booths and other activities. At WOC we will have our usual indoor booth in the Central Hall, but also a booth in the Silver Lot outdoor exhibition and demonstration area. PDi and PDa magazines will be distributed and available for collection by visitors. We will exhibit as usual at Bauma and in the same location in Hall A1. This time we have invested more in the design and layout of our booth to promote and clearly expose the PDi and PDa brands. We welcome all our readers to visit us at these shows.
As usual this issue of PDi includes many interesting stories and features. The biggest feature is the annual concrete floor grinding and polishing with news from manufacturers and contractors all over the world. Another interesting feature is our special on new floor and road saws. We are also publishing reviews of the Italian show Ecomondo and Bauma Africa.
The next and last issue of PDi for this year will reach readers at the beginning of January and will also be the one for WOC. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support this year and for contributing your interesting stories and please continue to do so.
I wish you all happy holidays at the end of December.