Tag: ConExpo

Positive Construction Machinery Market in India

India is currently the only national market in Asia experiencing growing construction machinery sales. And growth is forecast for the next few years as well: Good leading indicators for BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA, which will be held from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi.

According to the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association within the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA—German Engineering Federation), India is currently the only Asian country able to point to a growing construction machinery market. Infrastructure development is commonly held to be the driving force behind this development. The Indian government and international development banks are making billions available for new roads, bridges, sea and airports, as well as railway and energy projects.

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA to move to a three-year cycle after 2015

Africa’s largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015.

Following next year’s exhibition, BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA will move to a three-year cycle, meaning the next fair will then be held in 2018. This decision was made after close consultation with local and international industry representatives who recommended the three-year cycle for the markets of Africa.

bauma Africa renamed: BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA

New dates: September 15 to 18, 2015 in Johannesburg

The first event was held under the name of bauma Africa, and it celebrated a successful premiere with 754 exhibitors from 38 countries and 14,700 visitors from over 100 countries. As part of their cooperation on international construction machinery events, Messe München and AEM announced at bauma in 2013 their intention to set up a joint venture in Africa. This joint venture will be organizing the upcoming trade show as BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA. The event will retain the current successful exhibition team and its CEO Elaine Crewe.

Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München, explains:

“Both partners have agreed on the new event name of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA. This new, joint name reflects the close and trusting cooperation between Messe München and AEM.”

Next BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW – bC India February 5-8, 2013

The next BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW – bC India will be held February 5-8, 2013. The second edition of the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles will take place at the MMRDA Grounds in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. The space allocated for the exhibition in 2013 has increased to 130,000 square meters, from 88,000 square meters in 2011, to accommodate the growing demand. The first event attracted  24,823 visitors from 71 countries and hosted nine national pavilions from Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom

USA: ConExpo/ConAgg visitors and exhibitors send out all the right signals

Although attendance was just below 120,000 – less than previous events – the organisers of ConExpo/ConAgg can take credit for putting on a very successful event at a time when the industry is just recovering from the economic downturn. The visitor number was down but the type was better than normal. Unusually for the show, the first days were busier than the last days . . .this would indicate that the visitors were there for the show and not on an ‘all expenses paid’ weekend in Vegas, which many operators and other employees enjoyed in the ‘good old days’. This was confirmed by an analysis of visitor job titles.

The number of international visitors was a new record; probably because of the difficulties many people had in getting to Bauma in Munich in 2010 because of the volcanic ash cloud causing disruption to air travel.

The mood was overwhelmingly positive despite continued uncertainty in U.S. construction markets and the overall economy. Industry professionals expressed hopeful optimism for a sustained U.S. upturn in the coming months, while global sales continue to be strong.

Attendees said they were at the shows to examine the newest equipment and product technologies and innovations to help them prepare for future business; exhibitors cited the high quality of customers and reported strong purchases and sales leads to new as well as existing customers.

Liebherr optimism for slow recovery worldwide

At a pre-ConExpo press event, a few hours before the opening of the show in Las Vegas, Liebherr said that the difficult times were behind them. The company has seen a signification increase over 2009 and the company and that by the end of this month (march 2011), orders were already exceeding those for the whole of 2010.

“The upturn was especially strong in the Asian markets where domestic product rose by about 10%. World trade expanded significantly by 12%” said Winfried Boehm, Member of the Board of Directors of Liebherr-International. The Liebherr Group was able to increase its turnover by 9% with most growth coming from the construction machinery business which increased turnover by 16%.
In the USA, Duane Wilder, President of Liebherr Construction Equipment (USA), said that sales were up by more than 25% in 2010 and that the aged inventory was greatly reduced. With customer becoming more aware of the ever increase fuel costs, Tier IV engines will not be introduced before 2012.