For the family-owned company PERI, bauma has a long tradition and is of great importance. Already two years after its foundation, PERI was present at the bauma with an own stand in 1971. Also in 2016, PERI will be on the spot again.
There is no other construction trade fair in the world that attracts a similarly large range of expert visitors from all four corners of the world on such a large exhibition ground. PERI has been using this platform for many years in order to present the innovative products from the formwork and scaffolding segments live to interested visitors and customers. Of particular importance for PERI is the personal contact and open exchange with the visitors.
PERI spares neither cost nor effort to present the PERI product world to its visitors in an understandable and solution-oriented way on a space of 4,200 m². Since PERI can support its customers over the complete construction process during every individual step, the consulting by PERI experts reaches far beyond the mere explanation of product applications. The main focus here is placed on services and digital solutions for process optimization.
bauma took place for the first time in 1954. At the “Theresienhöhe“ in Munich, 58 exhibitors presented their products to 8,000 expert visitors on an outdoor space of 12,000 m². The name was still “Construction machines and devices for utilization”, but in 1956, bauma received its current name. At the same time, the number of exhibitors and the exhibition space doubled. In 1958, the first 13 exhibitors from abroad took part.
In 1962, bauma relocated to the “Oberwiesenfeld“ in Munich. The increasing number of exhibiting companies with their rising demand for space made this step necessary. In 1963, 463 exhibitors from all around the world presented their products on a space of 112,000 m². The construction industry was booming and the 10th bauma was characterized by the spirit of reconstruction. Now was the time when it established itself as a global trade fair for construction machines, construction devices, construction vehicles and building material machinery.
Already in 1967, bauma returned to its former location. The start of the construction works for the sport facilities for the Olympic Games forced it back to the “Theresienhöhe” and “Theresienwiese” in Munich. In 1969, today’s host, the “Messe München“ took over the organization of bauma.
The recession also left its traces at bauma: 1973 was the last year of the annual trade fair. Only in 1977 did “Messe München“ decide to reopen bauma. Now in extended turns: every three years. The economic boom and upswing can be seen in the bauma figures: 1,700 exhibitors, 350,000 expert visitors from all over the world, and an exhibition space of 405,000 m².
In 1995, bauma changed its location to the current fairground of the “Neue Messe München“. In 2001, there were already 2,341 companies which exhibited their products, and 406,000 expert visitors gathered information on the latest innovations in the construction machinery market. bauma developed into the world leading trade fair of the construction machinery industry and breaks its own records year after year.
In 2013, bauma turned into one of the biggest trade fairs there are. 3,421 exhibitors presented their product innovation on a space of 575,000 m². About 40% of the 535,065 visitors came from more than 200 countries.
Alexander Schwörer, managing director of PERI GmbH, reviews bauma 2013 as follows: “bauma 2013 was a big success for us; the trade fair is and remains the leading trade fair for our company. We are very satisfied with the high quality of the visitors from all over the world and the extremely positive reception of our stand and representation.“
Nowadays, bauma presents its visitors a comprehensive range of construction machinery, building material machinery, mining machinery, construction vehicles and construction devices in four sectors segmented according to different topics. The expert trade fair will take place for the 31st time in 2016 and serves as a market place and expert platform and sets the pace for the whole industry.