In this two-part post-show report, PMV Middle East presents the biggest launches and announcements at the Bauma China expo held in November in Shanghai
The big announcements at Bauma China 2018
The 9th edition of Bauma China, the international trade fair for construction, building material, mining and construction machinery, was held from November 27 to 30, 2018, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) under the theme 'smart, digital, sustainable'.
Bauma China attracted 73% of its exhibitors from China. The exhibition area spanning 330,000 square meters included two new halls. Compared to its previous edition, the expo attracted a total of 3.350 exhibitors from 38 countries, an increase of 13%, and 212,500 visitors, an increase of 25%.
Among the visitors, 94% came from Asia, such as China, Korea, Russia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Stefan Rummel, managing director, Messe München Gmbh, organisers of Bauma
China, said: “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. The exhibition clearly showed where this industry is heading: smart, digital and more sustainable technologies are the future.”
Qi Jun, chairman of China Construction Machinery Association, said: “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.”
The next edition of Bauma China will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from November 24 to 27, 2020.