The show summary report launched by Messe München used three adjectives to describe bauma 2013: Gigantic, Amazing and Supreme.
The stats released back up their claim. Over 200 countries were represented by the 530,000 estimated visitors to the show over the course of its 7 day stretch in Munich, Germany. Housing 3,420 exhibitors from 57 countries, the world's largest international construction show continued to deliver, featuring its highest ever proportion of international visitors.
"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).
Michael Heidemann, Chairman of the Management Board of Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, commented on the successful amount of orders placed at bauma 2013 compared to previous shows. "From the first day on, the booth of Zeppelin and Caterpillar was almost overrun with visitors. We have sold more machines at bauma 2013 than ever before and have set a new record." bauma was just as successful for XCMG, as its Vice President Yanmei Zhang reported, "XCMG solicited orders with a total value of over 10 million euros for its products which is around 120 units of machines. We had a good economic return on our investment in the show."
The next bauma takes place from April 11 to 17, 2016 in Munich.