Russia: Positive Outlook for Important Construction Equipment and Construction Engineering Trade Fair

The bauma CTT RUSSIA 2018 trade fair in the Russian capital Moscow is one of the most important platforms for the international construction machinery and construction engineering industry this year. The focus will be on the market of the host nation Russia at the trade fair, which will take place from June 5 to 8, 2018.

Construction machinery sales increased 45 percent in 2017

The latest economic signals from the world’s largest country in terms of area are positive. For example, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) reported in February 2018 that 45% more construction machinery was sold in the Russian Federation last year than in 2016. The AEB is an association of European companies with branches in Russia.

Despite this pleasing return to growth, German construction machinery manufacturers, for example, are not yet back where they once were, according to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), in terms of sales in the once booming Russian market.

“However, we are confident that the market will continue to pick up and that the trade fair, which we have been supporting for years, will provide additional good business impulses,”

Franz-Josef Paus said optimistically, Chairman of the VDMA Association of Construction Machinery and Building Materials Equipment Manufacturers. According to observations of the VDMA, crawler excavators and backhoe loaders are currently especially in great demand, among other things.

Large international companies among the exhibitors

Many important companies have already confirmed their participation as exhibitors at bauma CTT RUSSIA 2018.

In the concrete processing sector, for example, companies such as Elkon, Masa, Putzmeister, Schwing and Top-Werk are represented, while Chaika, Fassi, Haulotte, Hyva, Kudesnik, Magni and Manitou are exhibiting in the area of hoisting equipment. Daimler, Kamag, Kamaz, Nicolas, Scheuerle, as well as Kögel are exhibiting in the large field of construction vehicles. Ammann, KEMZ (Kovrov Electromechanical Plant), Wirtgen and Zavod Dorojnih Mashin will be presenting the latest machines and solutions in the field of road construction. Moreover construction machines will be on view with Bauer, Hyundai, Kobelco, RM Terex, SDLG, Shantui, XCMG and Zoomlion.

China, Germany, Finland and Italy will also be represented with joint pavilions at the IEC Crocus Expo in Moscow.

Demo area for mobile construction machines

For the first time in the history of the CTT trade fair, which has been held annually since 2000, there will also be a demonstration area this year. On the 3,000 square meter site, manufacturers of mobile construction machinery will have the opportunity to demonstrate their power packs in action.
Russian Ministry of Construction is supporting the trade fair.

Another premiere – for the first time this year, the fair will be supported by the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Municipal Services. In this context, Minister Mikhail Alexandrovich Men will take part in the opening ceremony of bauma CTT RUSSIA.

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