German construction equipment manufacturers remain cautiously optimistic at the middle of the year. “After a great bauma trade fair in April we are again in the midst of our daily business – which holds a number of challenges and uncertainties,” says Johann Sailer, Chairman of the VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Industry Association.
A ceremony was held at which six companies and research institutions received bauma Innovation Awards. The awards are presented at three-year intervals, and the ceremony is always held in Munich, at the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment.
Sales in 2015 nominally went up 7 per cent for German construction equipment manufacturers, reaching EUR 9 billion.
The nominations for the bauma Innovation Award 2016 have now been made. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO of Messe München, announced the fifteen nominated companies and their innovations on the occasion of the bauma Media Dialog on January 19, 2016 in Munich.
Ever since the EU Commission issued a warning relating to the standard in which the provisions covering visibility requirements for earth-moving machinery are set out, there has been widespread uncertainty among manufacturers and operators alike. A position paper is intended to help clarify the situation.
German construction equipment manufacturers are more optimistic at the middle of the year than they were at the beginning – "even though uncertainty is the largest obstacle for us at present," says Johann Sailer, Chairman of the VDMA Association for Construction Equipment and Building Material Machines. Building material facility manufacturers, however, are more sceptical. Many companies are on schedule, but large-scale orders are rare and fiercely competitive.