A record 212,500 visitors attended the ninth Bauma China exhibition in Shanghai, an increase of 25% on the 2016 show. The four-day show closed today.
A total of 3,350 exhibitors from 38 countries attended, an increase of 13% over 2016, with almost three quarters coming from China.
Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München GmbH, said he was delighted with the result: “2018 was a special year! 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.”
Qi Jun, Chairman of China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA) said; “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. The exhibitors have especially benefited and felt the enthusiasm of users and their expectations for the future.”
Some 94% of the visitors were from Asia, with the top 10 countries being China, Korea, Russia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
A representative from XCMG said: “This year’s show has larger scale and better quality. Our booth is very busy with a lot of customers from China and abroad.”
Jonathan Stringham, Vice President Strategy, Marketing and Digitization of Bomag Germany, said: “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 South-East Asia and Russia. China already is a major market for Bomag and we expect to continue our growth here.”
The next Bauma China will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from November 24 to 27, 2020.