Almost half a million attend Bauma

By Andy Brown31 October 2022

Bauma was due to be held in April but was postponed to October due to Covid-19

Bauma organiser Messe München said more than 495,000 visitors attended the show from October 24-30, with around 50% being international visitors.

The last time the show was held, in 2019, there were 627,603 visitors. Given that, since then, the world has experienced the Covid-19 pandemic and numerous trade shows have been postponed or cancelled, Messe München said it was “thrilled” with how the event went.

A total of 3,200 exhibitors from 60 countries displayed their products.

Stefan Rummel, CEO of Messe München, said, “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 customers’ great variety of innovations, good business deals and many visitors from all over the world.” 

The top ten exhibitor countries were: Germany, Italy, Turkey, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, France, the US, Austria, Spain and China. The share of international exhibitors was nearly 65%.

Almost 500,000 people attended the show

One of the main themes of the show was alternative power, with many exhibitors showing electric and hybrid models – although many of these were prototypes and not yet commercially available.

Joachim Schmid, Managing Director of the Construction Machinery and Building Material Association of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), said, “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 digitalization. This is the future.” 

The next Bauma show will be held April 7–13, 2025, in Munich.

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