Construction equipment manufacturers see light and shade

German construction equipment manu-facturers are more optimistic in 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. There has been double-digit growth in turnover by member companies throughout the sector in the first five months. Despite a damper in May, construction equipment manufacturers are therefore correcting their forecast upwards for 2015. An increase in turnover of 4 % to 8.7 billion € seems achievable.

Building material facility manufacturers, however, are more sceptical. Many companies are on schedule, but large-scale orders are rare and fiercely competitive. “We therefore expect only to break even in 2015,” explains Sailer. This is equivalent to turnover of 4.3 billion €. This would see turnover come to around 13 billion € for the whole construction equipment and building material machines sector in 2015.

Companies today are looking forward to 2016 with optimism, when the bauma will take place in Munich from April 11th to 17th. Every three years, the world’s leading trade fair for the industry is considered a driver of new investments from customers worldwide.



Related articles:

Construction equipment and building material machinery well on track

Following a good start to the new year, the upward trend has continued both in the construction equipment and the building material machinery industry. The sector expects to increase its total...

Issue 2011-12

VDMA: New Chairman

The members of the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association within VDMA e.V., the German Engineering Federation, have unanimously elected Johann Sailer (50), Managing Partner...

Issue 2022-2 VDMA

Construction equipment industry stands on solid ground

The order intake in the construction equipment industry allows manufacturers with production sites in Germany to look forward to 2022 with peace of mind. When companies will be able to achieve...

Issue 2019-5 VDMA

New working group Machines in Construction 4.0

The increasing networking of machines requires more cooperation between manufacturers and customers. Machine language, data management and data security are just a few keywords. The new working group...

Issue 2013-03

VDMA expects no major fluctuations in 2013

In 2012, the German construction equipment and building material machinery industry generated 12.5 billion € in turnover. Construction equipment made up 7.9 billion € of this sum while...