Construction machinery, 2022 estimates for the Italian market: over 23,500 units sold with a growth of 10%

Unacea-CER sector data, presented yesterday on the occasion of SaMoTer Day, at Veronafiere, with over 100 companies present. The next edition of the three-year exhibition dedicated to the construction machinery sector is planned from 3 to 7 May 2023 together with Asphaltica.

At Veronafiere, more than 100 companies participated in yesterday’s SamoTer Day 2022 for presentation of forecast report on the performance of the construction machinery sector by Unacea (Italian Union of Construction Machinery) e CER (Centro Europa Ricerche) in the light of the 31st edition of SaMoTer, scheduled from 3 to 7 May 2023.

A sector, construction machinery that, despite the energy crisis and raw material purchases, enjoys brilliant results achieved in 2021 with + 30% sales for a total of 28,465 units, and which expects growth in 2022 – albeit with a physiological deceleration – of around 10%, with an estimated sales of 23,599 units.

“Like all trade fairs, SaMoTer is a business multiplier for the companies participating in it,” he declares. Federico Bricolo, President of Veronafiere. “The companies that believed in trade fairs 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, did even better with + 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. we are also at government level, to bring institutional decision makers to SaMoTer and facilitate a discussion on these issues with companies and associations ”.

“One of the innovations presented at the next edition of the International Exhibition for Construction Machinery is the SaMoTer Lab,” explains Sara Quotti Tubi, event manager for SaMoTer, «This is a specific area that combines innovation and sustainability with real implications. I am referring to specific technologies, software, automation and digital. For us, Lab means collaboration 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 the place for 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. Michele Turrini, President of Siteb (Italian roads and bitumen), comments: “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, with the volume of product growing from 23 to 27 million tons. An excellent performance, which, however, must take into account the general need for maintenance on the national road network, for which at least 35 million tonnes 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% ».

The data in the Unacea report illustrated by Stefano Fantacone, Scientific Director of CER (Europe 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. In 2022, growth by type will see an increase of 10% for telehandlers, 11.3% for construction machinery, 11.8% for earthmoving machinery, 15.1% for road machinery, 17.4% for concrete machinery. 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 %.

Luca Nutarelli, Secretary General of Unacea, states: “In Italy, the construction machinery market 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 ».

The event ended with a talk in which they mingled David BazziCEO of Komatsu Italia Manufacturing, Mario SpinelliCEO of Wirtgen Italia, Gianmarco Roncomarketing and communications manager Cifa, who expressed the views of companies in the market.

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