The economic comeback of sub-Sahara Africa and positive market opportunities in South Africa are reflected in the number of companies that have already signed up for the upcoming bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, organisers say. The third international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in South Africa from March 13 to 16, 2018.

Bauma Conexpo AfricaElaine Crewe, CEO of the trade fair organiser BC Expo South Africa, is pleased with the applications thus far. “We have already attracted industry leaders including Associated Asphalt Equipment, BAUER, Bell Equipment, CLT - Crane Load Technology, Doka, GEDA-Dechenreiter, HANSA-FLEX, Hiab, Husqvarna, Hytec Holdings, ITR Africa, IVECO, Layher, Masa, MB Crusher, Pan Mixers South Africa, Pilequip, Putzmeister, Scaw, Shantui, Wirtgen, XCMG and ZF Services. We are also looking forward to having DEUTZ Diesel Power and Powerstar for the first time. We are going to have an impressive line-up of the entire industry at the trade fair.”

A large number of international pavilions are also being planned for bauma CONEXPO AFRICA. China, Finland, Germany, North America and the UK have registered. Portugal and Singapore will also have a pavilion at the trade fair for the first time. “This clearly shows the importance of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA for international companies,” Crewe says.

Frank W. Reschke, sales director and a member of the Board of Management at Masa, underscores the key role played by the trade fair. “For us there is no comparable trade show, no other international trade fair in Africa for Africa. bauma CONEXPO AFRICA delivers on our expectations.”

Brian van Buuren, MD of ITR Africa, agrees: “The previous trade fair was an incredibly successful show for us and the professionalism shown by bauma CONEXPO AFRICA allowed us to showcase our products and enjoy the success".