As the ramp up to Bauma 2013 begins, companies from around the world gather to give a peek at what will be on show.
One the first day of a pre-event media show the organisers of Bauma have unveiled what will be the exhibition's largest show ever.
Managing director of the company running the exhibition, Messe Munchen's Eugen Egetenmeir, explained that the show will cover a record level of space.
The exhibition will run over 570 000 square meters and feature 3300 exhibitors, attracting an expected 450 000 visitors.
Speaking to a number of companies that plan to exhibit, ranging from Atlas Copco; Sandvik; Bauer; Vermeer; and Cummins through to smaller mining and manufacturing business they mostly plan to use the show to launch new equipment.
Mining will play a large part of the exhibition, with Bauma's exhibition partner country Indonesia featuring during a full Indonesian focus day.
There will also be an Indonesia business lounge.
There are also smaller country specials at the event as well.
As always, exhibitions such as these are about the equipment.
Speaking to SBM Minerals Processing, they told Australian Mining they plan to have six mobile crushers on their pavilion alone.
Enormous cranes, full sized trucks, and huge engines will also be making an appearance at the event.
Bauma 2013 will run from 15 to 21 April, and will be held in Munich.