The 2019 Bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany, has been called the most successful in its 65-year history, with exhibiting companies reporting a good level of sales and strong interest in digital and environmentally-friendly technologies.
Joachim Schmid, managing director of the Construction Machinery and Building Material Association of the German Engineering Federation, said, “Many trade fair exhibitors had a specific interest in buying when they dropped by company booths, something that fuels hopes for continuing economic stability.”
Technology companies also impressed at Bauma this year. New virtual reality software was unveiled, with Canada-based company Serious Labs previewing its virtual reality training simulation platform proving to be of interest to many. Melinda Zimmerman Smith of Serious Labs said Bauma created, “exciting opportunities that we didn’t even know existed.”
The world’s largest construction equipment trade fair attracted over 3,500 exhibitors from 63 countries and saw 620,000 visitors from more than 200 countries attend the exhibition.
The event organisers, Messe München, said that while most visitors came from Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Poland and Great Britain, there was a significant increase in the number of visitors from Australia and Japan, and more than 5,500 visitors coming from China alone.
The next Bauma will take place from April 4 to 10, 2022, at the Messe München Exhibition Center in Munich, Germany.