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16 September 2019

Karlsruhe trade events link construction and recycling sectors

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Over half of visitors said they had come due to the combination of recycling and civil engineering

The organisers of the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE trade fairs in Germany say the decision to stage the two events together has proved popular with visitors.

Between 5 and 7 September, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre transformed itself into a mobile recycling centre and walk-in construction site.

This was the second time that the recycling and construction sectors joined forces for the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demonstration trade events. Around 8,500 visitors (2017: 7,500) could assess the efficiency and performance of the approximately 1,500 machines and equipment on offer and to compare the products of various manufacturers at the many live demonstrations.

Equipment in operation included heavyweight granulating lines, and powerful excavators and wheeled loaders. Wood and metal was shredded, construction waste screened, building pits dug and road surfaces compressed. Over the three trade fair days, a total of 3,000 tonnes of material was moved and processed.

Britta Wirtz, MD of Messe Karlsruhe, commented: “The trade fair pairing concept is proving its worth: in our visitor survey, 59% of visitors stated that they had come specifically because of the combination of recycling and civil engineering.”  

Factors linking the two demonstration trade fairs include add-on equipment and also material transport and handling and construction waste recycling.

A total of 238 manufacturers and retailers presented their machines and equipment at the Karlsruhe events. Exhibitors from 15 countries were present, including all of Germany’s neighbouring countries as well as Italy, the UK, Finland and Sweden. In addition, many associations and professional groups used the trade fair pairing as an opportunity to organise training events, working groups and conferences.

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