bauma 2013: Gigantic, Amazing, Supreme


— May 02, 2013

CrowdAn impressive 530,000 visitors from more than 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center in Munich between April 15 and 21. Not only did this edition of bauma break all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, it also attracted the highest number of visitors ever.

This is very good for our industry in these turbulent times and it will certainly give it a boost, said Johann Sailer, Chairman of the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association of VDMA and President of the Committee for the European Construction Equipment Industry (CECE).

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO of Messe München, is more than satisfied: Our exhibitors were delighted with the quality of the visitors here and with the international spread represented among them. Good business has been done here. With over 200,000 visitors from outside Germany, the number of international attendees was higher than ever before. The response this year has simply been outstanding.

DitchThe 'Top Ten' countries of origin among the visitors were: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Russian Federation, France, Netherlands, Great Britain, Sweden and Poland. Indonesia, bauma’s partner country this year, was also strongly represented, with a high-ranking political delegation and around 800 visitors.

For Herrenknecht, bauma 2013 certainly showed itself from its best side. The trade audience here was first class and very global. We were able to communicate in a very targeted way our broad portfolio and our top innovations in tunneling and mining, said Dr.-Ing. E. h. Martin Herrenknecht, Chairman of the Board of Management of Herrenknecht.

Ron DeFeo, Chairman and CEO of the Terex Corp., was equally impressed: As the largest show in our industry, bauma represents a unique opportunity to meet with a multitude of our customers from around the world. In total, 3,420 exhibitors – 1,346 from Germany and 2,074 from abroad – from 57 countries presented their latest products and innovations in construction and mining machinery at bauma 2013 on a record exhibition space of 570,000 square meters. bauma is the uncontested No. 1 trade show for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment. The next bauma takes place from April 11-17, 2016 in Munich. Further information: www.bauma.de


Messe München International is one of the world’s leading trade show companies. In Munich alone it organizes around 40 trade shows for capital and consumer goods, and key high tech industries. Each year more than 30,000 exhibitors and around two million visitors take part in the events held at the Messe München exhibition center, the ICM – International Congress Center München, and in the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München.

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