The INTERMAT Paris 2015 inauguration included tours of key manufacturers’ booths and a reminder of the importance of the construction industry to France – and the world.
The show was officially kicked off Tuesday in the Wirtgen Group booth. Cutting the ribbon to launch the show were Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF; Bruno Cavagne, president of the National Federation of Public Works; and Maryvonne Lanoë, director of the exhibition.
The group traveled from the Wirtgen booth, to Fayat, and then to DOOSAN. Gattaz took a ride on an aerial lift during a stop at the Haulotte Group. The leaders then moved along to Mecalac, Putzmeister France, Liebherr-France, Volvo Construction Equipment and Komatsu.
The festivities concluded with the presentation of a trophy recognising Cavagne’s commitment to the construction industry. Cavagne also used the occasion to talk about the importance of the construction industry on many economic levels, including employment.