steinexpo 2017 masterclass gets underway
steinexpo exhibitions are always a big draw, attracting attendees from across Europe and further afield
The 10th steinexpo demonstration show for the global construction materials industry was getting underway today – with more than 50,000 people expected to attend the four-day showpiece event.
More than 260 exhibitors will be showcasing over 360 different new and proven branded equipment models in a show space covering more than 200,000m² of Europe’s largest basalt quarry in Homberg/Nieder-Ofleiden, central Germany,
Major global OEMs exhibiting at the event staged by Geoplan include Metso, Sandvik, Caterpillar, Volvo Construction Equipment, CASE Construction Equipment, Kleemann, Komatsu, Doosan, Terex Finlay and Powerscreen. MIRO; UEPG (European Aggregates Association); VDMA, and VDBUM are among steinexpo 2017’s key partners.
It is unsurprising that steinexpo continues to be such a huge draw for globally renowned quarrying OEMs given that Germany is the biggest national aggregates market in Europe – producing 545 million tonnes/year in 2015 alone, according to latest UEPG figures.
Furthermore, strong demand for construction machines is being reported by the German equipment manufacturing association, the VDMA. Its latest eport says that following a good start to 2017, the upward trend has continued for the construction and building equipment industry. The VDMA analysis says that the sector expects to increase its total turnover by 5% by the end of the year to around €14.6 billion.