New records set at bauma China 2018

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:54

A total of 3,350 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions, an increase of 13% percent when compared with the preceding exhibition year, exhibited at bauma China this year.

The 330,000m2 of exhibition space included two new halls, attracting 212,500 visitors (an increase of 25%), with 94% coming from Asia. Stefan Rummel, managing director of Messe München GmbH, was delighted with the results: “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 organisers from Messe München, are really proud of this opportunity to help shape the future.”

Qi Jun, Chairman of China Construction Machinery Association also 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% came from China, reflecting the strong presence of Chinese companies in the market. A representative of XCMG said: “bauma China is an important exhibition for the Chinese construction machinery industry, and we exhibited at each bauma China since its establishment. This year’s show has larger scale and better quality. Our booth is very busy with a lot of customers from China and abroad.” Zou Xuesong, deputy general manager of China Sinomach Heavy Industry Corporation, added: “This year, apart from an unprecedented exhibitor numbers, the quantity of visitors we have reached is also very encouraging. Most of the visitors are from the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific area.”

A greater number of intelligent, digital and green products appeared than at the previous fair, with electro mobility and driverless vehicles being seen as a future trend. Of particular note was Caterpillar’s next generation of large excavator models which have boosted efficiency by up to 45%. Sany presented an excavator that can be operated remotely with the help of virtual reality. In the process, the operator has the impression that he or she is sitting behind the wheel. Volvo’s ‘Co-Pilot’ has seen the introduction of a high resolution touchscreen that acts as co-operator. It provides unlimited access to standard Volvo assist functions in collecting real time operational data. The next bauma China will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 24 to 27 November 2020.

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