With a continuing slow down facing the Chinese construction industry, visitors to the eighth bauma China construction equipment trade fair at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 22 to 25 will be curious to see what technical innovations are on offer and which products will be in demand in the years ahead.
Machinery sales in China, in almost all construction sectors, were significantly down in the past few years, but British analysts say sales of smaller, more technically sophisticated machines are looking up. Off-Road Research experts consider it possible that the Chinese construction machinery market could return to growth after 2017. The recovery, they predict, will be driven by replacement of obsolete machinery fleets and development of new innovations in China, such as ‘sponge cities’, where 70% of rainwater will be captured by modern sewage systems and reused. This is reason for cautious optimism for companies showcasing their products and innovations at bauma China this year.
Registered visitors to the event in November are currently at more than 2,810, with exhibitors preparing to occupy the 300,000m2 of the SNIEC trade fair site. In 2014 bauma China attracted 3,098 exhibitors from 41 countries and 189,732 visitors from 149 countries. It is the largest and most important sector event in Asia.
bauma China is held every two years and is organized by Messe München which also organises the world’s leading trade show bauma Munich, and, together with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), organises bauma CONEXPO India in Gurgaon/Delhi and bauma CONEXPO Africa in Johannesburg.
An overview of the companies exhibiting this year at bauma China is available on the official event website.