CeMAT extends range of exhibits to dealers presenting used industrial trucks

Thursday, 12 December 2013 ( #646 )
Hannover, Germany. With over 1,100 exhibitors, next year's CeMAT is the world's leading event for the intralogistics industry. From 19 to 23 May 2014 manufacturers and sole agencies will be presenting a complete range of Industrial trucks, cranes and hoisting gear, access platforms, shelving systems, factory equipment, pallets, containers, loading equipment, as well as complete plant installations at the Hannover Exhibition Center. Now CeMAT has extended its range of exhibits, and for the first time is offering selected dealers in industrial trucks the opportunity to present used vehicles at the show. "In consultation with the manufacturers we have decided to give dealers a prominent space on the open-air site at CeMAT, where they can display a selection of used vehicles. This is an important and fast-growing market in itself, and as the world's leading trade fair in this sector we think we should be giving it a platform at CeMAT. In a world where sustainability matters, used vehicles have an important part to play", says Wolfgang Pech, Senior Vice President at Deutsche Messe AG. "The used vehicle business is becoming more and more important. Today more than 50 per cent of vehicles are on leasing or rental contracts, and that figure is growing. These vehicles are returned after the contractual leasing or rental term and then put onto the second-hand market. Once our used forklift trucks have had a complete workshop overhaul, they are indistinguishable from a new vehicle, both visually and mechanically - the only difference is the number of hours on the clock", adds Marco Riewe, Head of the Rental/Used Vehicle Division of STILL GmbH. Buying a used forklift truck is an affordable and safe alternative for many customers. In southern and eastern Europe especially more and more businesses are choosing to buy used vehicles. There is also a growing demand for used vehicles in the fast-growing markets of the BRIC countries. Deutsche Messe AG also stages regional CeMAT shows in these countries. For more information visit: About CeMAT CeMAT - the world's leading trade fair for intralogistics - is staged in Hannover, Germany. The next CeMAT will be held from 19 to 23 May 2014, and thereafter every two years - a new cycle for the formerly triennial event. The most recent CeMAT (in 2011) featured more than 1,000 exhibitors from 39 nations, attracting some 53,500 trade visitors from around the world. Half of the exhibitors and a third of the visitors came from outside of Germany. CeMAT is now so important to the international logistics industry that its organizer, Deutsche Messe, has exported the concept to four of the world's fastest-growing markets: CeMAT ASIA (28 to 31 October 2013 in Shanghai), CeMAT INDIA (17 to 20 December 2013 in Delhi), CeMAT RUSSIA (23 to 26 September 2014 in Moscow), and CeMAT SOUTH AMERICA (30 June to 3 July 2015 in Sao Paulo). Deutsche Messe also stages two thematically related events: MATERIALS HANDLING EURASIA (19 to 22 March 2014 in Istanbul) and INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA (19 to 23 May 2015 in Milan).
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