bauma 2019, a trade fair for construction machinery and equipment, welcomed 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, a record in the exhibition’s 65-year history.
bauma is a triennial show which takes place at Messe Munchen. The 2019 edition ran from 8-14 April.
The number of visitors rose by about 40,000 over the total produced during the previous event in 2016. More than 250,000 visitors came from countries outside Germany.
The top 10 visitor countries after Germany were: Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Poland and Great Britain. The number of exhibitors totalled about 3,700 from 63 countries – also a record.
ADITUS handled ticketing for the enormous show, using integrated badge printers to cater for such a large number of visitors. 120 self-badging gates gave visitors and exhibitors a personal name badge at the entrance.
Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, commented: “For the industry, bauma is by far the world’s most important innovation platform and economic engine, something that we clearly saw this year.
“Particularly in these times of sweeping technological change that is being triggered by digitalization, bauma provides the industry with security and confidence.
“Thanks to the momentum in demand generated by the fair’s seven days, companies will be able to calmly face economic slowdowns. bauma 2019 highlighted the opportunity and tremendous outlook of the industry as a whole.”
Matthias Schön, Managing Director of ADITUS, added: "Our systems are running at full speed. We have managed to reliably print badges for all visitors and exhibitors despite maximum capacity utilisation.”