Platformers’ Days marks successful return to live events

By Leila Steed17 September 2021

Platformers' Days 2021 in Germany More than 100 manufacturers exhibited their products on more than 22,000 square metres of outdoor and indoor exhibition space. ©Messe Karlsruhe/Jürgen Rösner

The mobile lifting and access equipment show Platformers’ Days has enjoyed a successful return to in-person events.

The biennial event finally took place in Germany last week at its new venue, the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, three years after its last edition.

Like most live construction industry events, Platformers was originally due to be held in September of 2020, but was cancelled as a result of the global pandemic.

Platformers’ Days 2021, which boasted IPAF as its conceptual partner, was sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism, featured around 100 exhibitors and attracted over 2,000 visitors.

Britta Wirtz, managing director of Messe Karlsruhe, said, “We are just so proud, relieved and happy that we were finally allowed to host a trade fair again after so long.

Opening of Platformers' Days 2021 in Germany The opening of the Platformers’ Days 2021 welcomed trade visitors from across Europe. ©Messe Karlsruhe/Jürgen Rösner

“The fact that this was the first time we held this event here makes it all the better. With all the height access innovations on show, including national, European and world premieres, Platformers’ Days is the perfect way to show how Karlsruhe is leading the way in digitalisation and e-mobility.”

Around 70% of construction industry visitors were said to be decision-makers such as owners, executives and managers.

They were able to view the latest access equipment available on the European market, and see some of them in operation at the event’s new electric and rough terrain demonstration zones. 

The introduction of the demonstrations zones meant that visitors were able to see the equipment up close and compare their features before making purchasing decisions.

The next edition of the Platformers’ Days event is currently scheduled to run between 8 and 9 September 2023.

Platformers' Days 2021 in Germany ©Messe Karlsruhe/Jürgen Rösner
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