Despite the slowdown of the market and decreasing sales figures in the industry worldwide, the sixth edition of bauma China, the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, construction vehicles and equipment, has broken all records again.Around 180,000 visitors (155,615 visitors in 2010) came to this year’s bauma China, which took place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre during November 27- 30, 2012. That is an increase of 16 per cent. Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München, is very satisfied that “bauma China braved all market tendencies. In this respect, it was held just at the right time. The show once again proved to be the key business platform for companies to tap into the Chinese market, as well as Greater Asia.” For the first time ever, bauma China occupied all of the exhibition space, a total of 300,000 sq m, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. This is 30 per cent more than the last bauma China in 2010. The fair also had a record-breaking number of exhibitors: All in all, 2,718 exhibitors from 38 countries (1,858 exhibitors from 37 countries in 2010) took part in bauma China 2012; that figure represents an increase of 46 per cent.