Access at the BICES show, China
By Maria Hadlow16 November 2009
The 10th BICES exhibition held in Beijing, China last week was considered to be a success by both visitors and exhibitors alike.
Although visitor figures need to be fully audited it was estimated that at least 80000 visitors walked the aisles of the show that covered a gross area of 150000 m2 (around 70000 net) and played host to around 900 exhibitors. Access International reports from the show in Beijing.
Many major international manufacturers exhibited at the show but there were also many few notable exceptions. China's top manufacturers, however, were on show and many, if not all, had new machines to introduce, and so did many of the international exhibitors.
While it is true that the powered access markets in South East Asia and China are not large at the moment, there is a feeling among manufacturers and industry experts that a giant is stirring. Estimates of the size of the powered access market in China vary significantly but the population could be somewhere between 1000 and 3000 units.
But even if the market is currently small, estimates for future for growth are significant. Once again, estimates vary but it is likely that growth will be above 25% a year for the next few years and it could then grow further - perhaps to 50% a year.
And, with the powered access market in China expected to increase significantly over the next few years, the number of domestic manufacturers will also inevitably increase.
All eyes now turn to Bauma China, which will be held in Shanghai between November 23 and 26, 2010. For more information go to: www.bauma-china.com