bauma China 2018 closes with a bang
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This year’s bauma China - held recently from 27 to 30 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) – attracted 212,500 visitors (an increase of 25% from 2016), 94% of which came from Asia, with the top 10 countries being China, Korea, Russia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore.

The show drew a total of 3,350 exhibitors from 38 countries (an increase of 13% from 2016) and covered 330,000 sq m of space, including two new halls. There were eight international pavilions, comprising Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, USA, Korea (two pavilions), and for the first time a European pavilion.

A larger number of intelligent, digital and green products were seen at this year’s show, such as electromobility and driverless vehicles – which are expected to set the future trend.

“2018 was a special year!” said Stefan Rummel, managing director of Messe München GmbH, the show organiser. “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.”

Qi Jun, chairman of China Construction Machinery Association added, “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.”

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“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,” said a representative from XCMG, one of Chinese leading global manufacturers.

Another exhibitor, Trimax Machinery from Singapore, was also pleased with the result. "International visitors formed a significant percentage of the total number of people who stopped at our booth. More importantly, we received visitors from our targeted markets: Australia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Fiji,” said Sebastian Lua, managing director of Trimax Machinery.

German manufacturer Bomag echoed the same sentiment. “Our impression of bauma China 2018 is very good. We have had many customers visiting our booth, showing a high interest in our machines and technology. Most of the customers were from China of course, but we have also had visitors from Southeast Asia and Russia,” said Jonathan Stringham, vice president for strategy, marketing and digitisation of Bomag. “China already is a major market for Bomag and we expect to continue our growth here.”

The next bauma China is scheduled to take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 24 to 27 November 2020.


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More detailed information on the event will be published in the upcoming January/February 2019 issue of Southeast Asia Construction, which will also include a wide range of products introduced at the show.