From the SaMoTer Day 2022 estimates for the Italian construction machinery market

& horbar; Unacea-CER sector data, presented yesterday on the occasion of SaMoTer Day, at Veronafiere, with over 100 companies present: over 23,500 units sold with a growth of 10%

More than 100 companies were present at Veronafiere, last June 13, at SamoTer Day 2022.

On the agenda is the presentation of the forecast report on the performance of construction machinery prepared by Unacea (Italian Union of Construction Machinery) and CER (European Research Center).

Let’s say it right away: the numbers are positive.

The energy crisis and the difficulties of finding raw materials have not yet made the construction machinery sector forget the brilliant results achieved in 2021: + 30% sales for a total of 28,465 units. In any case, 2022 is positive and sales of 23,599 units are estimated.

The data in the Unacea report, illustrated by Stefano Fantacone, Scientific Director CER (European Research Center), shows that in the last quarter of 2021 there was a sharp acceleration in sales. Even the data for the first quarter of 2022 appear to suffer only a slight slowdown due to macroeconomic phenomena leading to effects on energy prices and the difficulty of finding parts. However, the development in the market for construction machinery remains positive, especially for crawler excavators, wheel loaders and wheeled excavators.

Growth by type in 2022 (estimate)

+ 10% telehandlers
+ 11.3% construction machinery
+ 11.8% earthmoving machines
+ 15.1% road machines
+ 17.4% concrete machines

In terms of exports, the first quarter of 2022, with a total value of 689.5 million euros, + 7.4% in value compared to the same period the year before, marks, for a total of 529, 7 million euros, + 94.7 %.

The event predicts the next edition of the SaMoTer trade show, the Thirty-One, scheduled for May 3 to 7, 2023.

Statement by Luca Nutarelli, Secretary-General of Unacea

“In Italy, the market for construction machinery continues to show momentum, even though there is a slowdown on the order side due to the uncertainty caused by geopolitical tensions. However, we hope to close the year with double-digit growth ”.

Statement by Federico Bricolo, President of Veronafiere

“Like all other trade fairs, SaMoTer is a business multiplier for the companies that participate in them.
The companies that believed in trade shows between 2012 and 2019 recorded 12.6 points more sales growth and 0.7 points of gross margin (Ebitda) more than their competitors. Some sectors showed above-average benefits: mechanics, represented by SaMoTer, performed even better at + 14.4%. We are planning a 2023 edition of the show that takes into account this very expansive scenario and which in the coming years will see the Italian construction sector allocate over 107 billion euros in PNRR. That is why we are also moving at government level, to bring institutional decision-makers to SaMoTer and facilitate a discussion on these issues with companies and associations ”.

The statement by Sara Quotti Tubi, event manager for SaMoTer

“One of the innovations presented at the next edition of the International Exhibition for Construction Machinery is SaMoTer Lab. This is a specific area that combines innovation and sustainability with real implications. I am referring to concrete technologies, software, automation and digital. For us, Lab means cooperation and synergy between companies, institutions, research, a right place for discussion, training and information.

Furthermore, the SaMoTer Innovation Award returns on 23 February, the competition that rewards technical and technological innovations, while on 24 February is the site of the SaMoTer B2 Press, which promotes meetings between companies and the national and international press.

Asphaltica, the fair dedicated to technologies and solutions for paving, safety and road infrastructure, will also be exhibiting at Veronafiere from 3 to 7 May 2023 in conjunction with SaMoTer.

Statement by Michele Turrini, President of Siteb (Italian roads and bitumen)

“Let’s start with the success of the 2021 edition in the presence of Asphaltica, which registered an excellent number of qualified operators despite the constraints due to the pandemic. The conglomerate and bitumen supply chain marked an exciting 2021 in terms of production and sales, where the volume of Product grew from 23 to 27 million tons, an excellent performance which, however, must take into account the general maintenance needs of the national road network, for which at least 35 million tons of conglomerate must be used each year.

As for the first half of 2022, the data are not so good due to the expensive energy and raw materials that punished bitumen manufacturers and importers of machinery, with a mark of -35%.

We hope to recover in the second half of the year and close the year by limiting losses to -10% ”.

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