Approximately 580, 000 people from 200 countries attended bauma, highlighting continued strength in the global mining industry.
This attendance figure is an increase of more than nine per cent compared to previous years, with a total of 3423 exhibitors from 58 different countries showcasing their developments, innovations, and products. They presented over a record exhibition space size of 605 000m2, while 63 per cent of exhibitors came from outside of Germany, higher than previous fairs.
Chairman and CEO of Messe München, Klaus Dittrich said, “The response from the participants this year was amazing. The visitors at bauma always come looking to invest, but this year the exhibitors’ order books filled up much faster than expected.”
“Many exhibitors are talking about a record level of demand at bauma 2016; that is an extremely positive sign in this current uncertain climate.”
Managing partners in the Wirtgen Group, Jürgen and Stefan Wirtgen, saying, “Bauma as the leading trade fair has always been a kind of barometer for the industry and from the start it had a very special significance for our company. Our presentation at this year’s bauma is the most successful so far in the history of the company.”
The fair is also a major platform for debuting the latest innovations for a worldwide trade audience.
The VDMA Association for Construction Machinery and Building Material Machines chairman Johann Sailer said, “Bauma is the ideal platform for presenting innovative new developments, because it has a big impact in the industry around the world. Again in 2016 the world’s largest show of construction machinery will deliver impetus for further growth in our sector.”
Managing Director and CEO of Komatsu Europe Masatoshi Morishita said, “We make use of the attention bauma attracts to present our innovations. This event is a milestone for the industry. It’s not only Komatsu that tries to get certain machines ready in time for bauma. This trade show really drives the entire industry forward.”
The next bauma will be held in Munich between April 8 and 14 in 2019.