Top Stories of 2016: Bauma 2016, Part 2 - The Machines Get Bigger

It’s the greatest construction equipment show on earth. Nothing is even close. There were 3,423 exhibitors. Approximately 580,000 visitors from 200 countries, show organizer Messe München said, and it covered 6.2 million square feet. If you can’t quite get your head around how big that is, I promise you’re not alone.

Some of the stands – they don’t use the word booth over there because the word doesn’t describe it when a company like Caterpillar has a whole hangar and that’s just for its inside space – take months to construct and include showrooms, conference rooms, restaurants and offices and are multiple stories high. Many cost several million dollars to construction and will take another few months to dismantle.

This is the second of a few galleries we’ll post to try to give you a flavor of Bauma 2016. There’s more to come. 

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