A total of around 3200 exhibitors from 60 countries and more than 495,000 visitors from over 200 countries went to Munich, Germany, for the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment and around 50% of those attendees were from international visitors.
Stefan Rummel, the CEO of Messe München, which is responsible for the event, was pleased: "This bauma has again stoked enthusiasm and fascination. After the world fundamentally changed following the last bauma, we're really thrilled that bauma 2022 demonstrates the trade fair remains a powerhouse of the construction-equipment industry thanks to our customer's great variety of innovations, good business deals and many visitors from all over the world."
bauma displayed its usual strength even in these unsettled times, as Domenic Ruccolo, CSO of Wirtgen Group and senior vice president of sales, marketing and product support for Global Construction Equipment at John Deere confirmed: "The Wirtgen Group's joint trade show appearance with John Deere was a resounding success. The interest in our company and our innovative and sustainable products was simply overwhelming. Our participation in the industry leading trade fair bauma was the most successful in the history of the Wirtgen Group."
Steffen Günther, a member of the Board of Directors of Liebherr, also expresses his satisfaction: "bauma proved to be a very successful trade fair for us. We generated a lot of enthusiasm among the large audience. The conversations were outstanding. We're already looking forward to the next bauma trade fair now."
"bauma was long overdue — as demonstrated by the overwhelming rush of visitors to our booth and the extraordinary interest in Cat construction machinery and Zeppelin services," Fred Cordes, chairman of the Management Board at Zeppelin (CAT), said.
And in terms of business deals as well, bauma proved once again it is the platform for the industry. Alexander Greschner, chief sales officer at Wacker Neuson Group, said: "Visitors flocked to our stand, and we had a lot of very good discussions. From the very first day we were able to achieve sales success on the same level as 2019 and beyond."
But bauma did not just showcase its strength as a business platform; the trade fair also lived up to its leadership claim in setting topics for the event. Franz-Josef Paus, MD of Paus Maschinenfabrik and chairman of the bauma Advisory Board said in summary: "We're very satisfied with how bauma went. The trade fair was enormously popular among our customers and guests. Digitalisation and automation are topics that dominate the trade fair, and this trend is irreversible." Joachim Schmid, MD of the Construction Machinery and Building Material Association of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) echoed this: "The exhibitors are offering solutions to address current challenges related to CO2 neutrality as well as tackling the issue of skilled worker shortages with automation and digitalisation. This is the future. You see this with the traditional companies and with the nearly 50 start-ups at the trade fair for the first time."
"As the world's leading trade fair, bauma gives exhibitors and visitors an opportunity to already experience the future today," Andreas Klauser, CEO at Palfinger, concluded.
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