The economic comeback of Subsahara and positive market opportunities in South Africa are reflected in the number of companies that have already signed up for the upcoming bauma CONEXPO AFRICA. The third international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in South Africa from 13th to 16th March 2018 (Figure 1).
Elaine Crewe, CEO of the trade fair organizer BC Expo South Africa, is pleased with the applications thus far: “We have already attracted industry leaders including Accociated Asphalt Equipment, BAUER, Bell Equipment, CLT - Crane Load Technology, Doka, GEDA-Dechenreiter, HANSA-FLEX, Hiab, Husqvarna, Hytec Holdings, ITR Africa, IVECO, Layher, Masa, MB Crusher, Pan Mixers South Africa, Pilequip, Putzmeister, Scaw, Shantui, Wirtgen, XCMG and ZF Services. We are also looking forward to having DEUTZ Diesel Power and Powerstar for the first time. We are going to have an impressive line-up of the entire industry at the trade fair.”
A large number of international pavilions are also being planned for bauma CONEXPO AFRICA. China, Finland, Germany, North America and the UK have registered. Portugal and Singapore will also have a pavilion at the trade fair for the first time. “This shows the importance of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA for international companies,” Crewe says.
Frank W. Reschke, sales director and a member of the Board of Management at Masa, also underscored the key role played by the trade fair: “For us there is no comparable trade show, no other international trade fair in Africa for Africa. bauma CONEXPO AFRICA delivers on our expectations.”