More than 2,800 exhibitors at bauma ChinaPublished 2/12, 2020 at 14:03
More than 2,800 exhibitors participated in Asia’s leading trade fair for the construction and mining machinery industry, bauma China.
Despite the challenges faced due to Covid-19, the show filled all 17 halls and the outdoor area of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
Despite the challenging circumstances, many international companies exhibited again this year to a Chinese audience of around 130,000 visitors. Companies with subsidiaries or dealers in China relied on their Chinese operations due to travel constraints. Some examples of the exhibiting companies were Allu Group, Aquajet Systems, Bauer Maschinen GmbH, Brokk, Bosch Rexroth Hydraulics & Automation, Caterpillar, Dynaset, Herrenknecht, Husqvarna Construction Products, Idromeccanica, Indeco, Kinshofer, Liebherr, MB Crusher, Sany, SSAB, Rubble Master and Volvo Construction Equipment to mention a few.
In addition, there were three international joint stands from Germany, Italy, and Spain. Together they accounted for 73 exhibitors and an exhibition area of over 1,800m2. Here exhibitors presented products to meet tomorrow’s challenges with a focus on smart and low emission machinery, electro-mobility and remote control technology.
Strict rules at the exhibition grounds
The health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and partners were of top priority for the exhibition organisers. The Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce and the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association published regulations and guidelines on the prevention and control of the epidemic, and these were strictly observed during the show. To ensure a safe and orderly event, various control and security measures and venue sanitation regulations were effectively implemented, appropriate on site medical services were provided and all participants were required to register online.
Chinese government strengthens economic activity
bauma China comes on the back of measures taken by the Chinese government to strengthen economic development with initial successes becoming apparent. According to the government, China´s gross domestic product grew 3.2% in the second quarter after the coronavirus related upheavals experienced in the first quarter. A relaxed monetary policy and strong investment in infrastructure, consumption and healthcare are aimed at strengthening economic activity for the rest of the year.
Strong imperative to relaunch business
As far as construction is concerned, according to the latest report by Off Highway Research, stimulus spending in China is expected to drive a 14% increase in construction equipment sales in the country in 2020. This makes China the only major country to see growth in equipment sales this year. Therefore, there is a strong imperative for the construction and mining machinery industry to relaunch business in China. In addition, there is a desire among industry players to meet again in person, to exchange information and network, with bauma China once again playing its role in business activities.