Bauma ConExpo Africa: industry leaders on board

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The economic comeback of Sub-Sahara and positive market opportunities in South Africa are reflected in the number of companies signed up for 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, South Africa from March 13-16, 2018.

Elaine Crewe, CEO of the trade fair’s organizer, BC Expo South Africa, is pleased with the applications to date: “We have already attracted industry leaders such as Associated Asphalt Equipment, Bauer, Bell Equipment, GEDA-Dechentreiter, Hansa-Flex, Husqvarna, ITR Africa, IVECO, Layher, Masa, Putzmeister, Wirtgen 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.”

There were also be several international pavilions at Bauma ConExpo Africa. China, Finland, Germany, USA and the UK have registered. Portugal and Singapore will also each have a pavilion at the trade fair for the first time. “This clearly shows the importance of Bauma ConExpo Africa for international companies,” Crewe says.

Frank W Reschke, sales director at Masa, added: “For us there is no comparable trade show, no other international trade fair in Africa for Africa. Bauma ConExpo Africa delivers on our expectations.”

Brian van Buuren, managing director of ITR Africa, agreed: “The previous trade fair was an incredibly successful show for us and the professionalism shown by Bauma ConExpo Africa allowed us to showcase our products and enjoy the success we continually strive for.”

New entrance to ensure optimal visitor flow

Among the changes for the 2018 event is one designed to optimize visitor flow to all exhibition areas. In addition to entrance 5/6, visitors will now be able to use entrance 3/4. The addition of this entrance will create a new outdoor exhibition area that will provide exhibitors with more space for their displays.

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