BICES proves bullish
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The BICES 2011 construction equipment exhibition close to Chinese capital Beijing proved a major draw for attendees. Exhibitor support was strong with over 1,200 firms supporting the event and this included major international and Chinese equipment manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Doosan, FAYAT, Jonyang, Hitachi Kobelco, Komatsu, Kotai, LiuGong, SANY, Shantui, Sunward, XGMA, XCMG and Zoomlion. Engine firms were also well represented with Deutz, Fiat Powertrain, Isuzu and Kubota amongst those exhibiting.
The indoor exhibits covered an area of some 70,000m2 in three indoor halls while the total show area was nearly 200,000m2 including the external exhibit area. Visitor numbers were not available at the time of writing but attendee levels were visibly high and the show was bustling. The BICES event was held in the Beijing Jiuhua International Exhibition Centre from 18th-21st October, with the showground located to the north of the city and close to the 6th ring road.