Looking back on ConExpo 2014

On Saturday March 8th finished another edition of the ConExpo-Con/Agg tradeshow, 2014’s most important appointment for the construction machinery sector in the entire American continent.

Opening ceremony

To get a good impression of the opening ceremony and the first day, we recommend watching the video above.

New records

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4-8 with tremendous energy and serious buyers. Total registration of 129,364 soared past the last edition of the shows as they achieved the second-highest attendance in their history. The shows also set new records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors and education tickets sold.

The co-located CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, at the Las Vegas (USA) Convention Center, delivered a global showcase of the newest product innovations and technologies for the construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries with more than 1,000 new products and services on display.

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Liebherr on ConExpo 2014

After the 2014 Conexpo, Liebherr confirms successes in all product areas

Schermafbeelding 2014-03-14 om 01.39.21The Liebherr Group considers its presence at the 2014 Conexpo to have been highly successful. More than 20 exhibits from the Group’s earthmoving, material handling, tower crane, mobile and crawler crane, concrete technology, deep foundation and component product areas aroused strong approval. Compared with the 2011 Conexpo, the number of visitors was distinctly higher, and informative discussions were conducted with greater intensity than three years ago. As expected, most of the visitors to Las Vegas were from the North and South American markets, but the number of visitor groups from overseas countries such as Australia, India and Scandinavia was a surprise. Many of Liebherr’s most important business associates from well-established European markets were also welcomed on the Group’s stand.

Exchanges of views with many of the earthmoving division’s customers confirmed that higher construction-machinery efficiency is already an increasingly important factor in purchase decisions – on markets targeted in North America. Also very favorably received: Liebherr’s work on restructuring its sales and service organization in the USA.

Tower cranes
The tower crane division was able to sign new orders for projects in a number of major US cities. Many more projects with good potential for the upcoming months were initiated. The launch of the new luffing jib crane 710 HC-L was a great success.

Mobile cranes
The mobile crane division, which has already reached a high volume of sales in the North American market, was able to conclude an unexpectedly large amount of new business. There was special interest in the LTM 1160-5.2 mobile crane, which was having its world premiere. Reactions to current investment in the establishment and buildup of mobile crane sales and service centers in Central and South America were also highly positive.

Busy ConExpo for Linden Comansa

Before the fair, the climate was positive and signs of recovery in North America were glimpsed. During ConExpo, the team of Linden Comansa and its subsidiary in the United States, Linden Comansa America, experienced the reality of an optimistic market which is clearly back.

“The visitors had high interest and were ready to talk about purchases or equipment purchase plans. Over 60% were qualified candidates with over half of those requesting information and quotations.”
– Bill Carbeau, Vice President of Business Development for Linden Comansa America

Linden Comansa America’s booth received the visit of the top construction companies in the United States and Canada, as well as many rental companies of tower cranes and lifting equipment. The interest of the visitors focused on the large cranes from the LC2100 Series, such as the 21LC750 and the 21LC660, whose turntable was exposed in Las Vegas. Both models feature versions with up to 48 tonnes of maximum load and are designed to deliver high performances at any type of public work.

Schermafbeelding 2014-03-14 om 01.37.43According to Martín Echevarría, Linden Comansa’s Sales Director, the ConExpo fair has been much better than expected: “We knew that the North American market was improving, but we were pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere so optimistic and the number of new projects that are coming out. We have been very busy during the entire fair, preparing offers and making new contacts which we hope will be fruitful in the upcoming weeks”.

Maarten Zijlmans

Passionate about Internet and cranes, Maarten Zijlmans founded He is the main editor with the goal of making CraneMag the #1 online cranes magazine.

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