Upbeat exhibitors and enthusiastic buyers at BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA underscored signs of a turnaround in India's construction equipment market.
Attendance totaled more than 31,000 at the fourth International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, held December 12-15 at HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi.
International support for the event was evident. Nearly 650 companies from 30 countries exhibited at the show, occupying a total of 150,000 square meters of space.
Igor Palka, CEO of bC Expo India—a joint venture of AEM and Messe München—said he was pleased that "positive developments in the Indian market were noticeable at BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016. Exhibitors made some very good contacts and in some cases reported having sold machines directly at the fair. For us as the organizer, this feedback is more than gratifying and confirms that BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is perceived as an important platform by the market."
Exhibitors Pleased with Results
That sentiment was also reflected by exhibiting companies.
Vipin Sondhi, managing director & CEO at JCB, said he was "pleased to be participating in BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016. The exhibition is a good opportunity for us to showcase the latest in the earthmoving and construction equipment sector. We have had a very positive response from customers."
BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is also the place to be when it comes to making business transactions directly at the exhibition, as Wu Song, managing director of Liugong confirms: "The success of BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is a reflection of the overall upturn and positive outlook for the Indian construction market. We also sold several machines at the booth.”
For many exhibitors, the timing of BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA could not have been better, an opinion shared by Andy Dhanarai, director sales at Caterpillar: “BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is very important for us. It is a good platform for exhibiting products, especially now, when so many things are happening. It is an absolute quality show."
And Ramesh Paligiri, managing director & CEO at Wirtgen, confirms that this year's “BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA came at the right time of year for us. With all the investments coming, it is the right time for us to showcase our products' new models."
The next BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA takes place in Delhi in December 2018.