Weblogposting | Datum: 11-12-2017

Findings of the INTERMAT Construction Observatory

The INTERMAT Construction Observatory came about as a result of the desire to establish stronger bonds with the market and provide construction equipment manufacturers with strategic research on 12 countries in the EMEA zone, handpicked for their planned investment levels in infrastructure and buildings.
The objective of the Observatory is to offer insight into market opportunities for the equipment manufacturers present across the exhibition's four hubs of expertise.

For each country examined, the Observatory will analyse its national investment plans, main challenges for seven application sectors, the main imports and exports of construction equipment and the foreign brands already established on the market.

The Observatory will offer an exclusive analysis of the major construction projects underway and planned for the future to 2025-2030 and of the main market players involved in these projects.

Findings of the INTERMAT Construction Observatory
Europe is experiencing 2-speed growth for urban and transport infrastructure, Countries developing infrastructure are Germany, France, Netherlands and United Kingdom. Countries renovating their infrastructure are Belgium, Italy.

DETAILED COUNTRY ANALYSIS For each country studied, a quantitative and qualitative analysis is prepared with the following four chapters:
  • National indicators: geographical data, macroeconomic indicators, trade data, analysis of short-term and medium-term economic growth.
  • Market potential, investment programmes, innovation level and requirements for equipment and machinery in the seven following areas: airport infrastructure; port infrastructure; roads; railways; bridges & tunnels; mining and quarries; residential buildings and functional buildings.
  • Detailed analysis of the main imports of machines and tools and their local usage based on the 4 sectors of expertise at INTERMAT Paris: Earthmoving & Demolition, Roads, Minerals and Foundations, Lifting, Handling and Transportation, Buildings & Concrete Sector.
  • List of major construction projects: scale, investment, prime contractor, contracting authority, investors, architects, builders, equipment manufacturers, etc

  • 2,1% economic growth to be reached for 2017, as in 2016
  • Develop alternative modes of transport by 2030: +12 points by rail network et +13 points by the waterways
  • Reduce the use of primary resources: objective 100% renewable energy by 2050 with priority in building
Country Indicators
  • 1,8% growth rate forecast up to 2025
  • 8th trade ranking
Main flows of construction equipment:

By cluster of expertise
  • Roads, minerals and foundations: 43%
  • Lifting, handling and transportation: 37%
  • Building and concrete sector: 10%
  • Earthmoving and demolition: 10%
Main supplier countries
  • Germany: 28%
  • Japan: 15%
  • Belgium: 12%
  • France: 7%

By cluster of expertise
  • Lifting, handling and transportation: 59%
  • Roads, minerals and foundations: 25%
  • Earthmoving and demolition: 11%
  • Building and concrete sector: 4%
Main supplier countries
  • Germany: 17%
  • United Kingdom: 10%
  • France : 7%
Top 3 high potential sectors

1 Ports
Master plans: €2.28 bn: Several programmes up to 2030
Level of innovation, major issues: Use of specific technology for service points: sensors, data processing systems; Improvement in safety and reduction of the environmental footprint of port infrastructure

2 Roads
Master plans: €37.1 bn: Several investment plans up to 2028
Level of innovation, major issues: Use of specific noiseabating materials and equipment; Use of innovative technologies to regulate traffic (Beter Benutten programme)

3 Airports
Master plans: €12.35 bn: National plan and Schipol extension programme up to 2028
Level of innovation, major issues: Increase in passenger capacity (objective 14 million passagers
additional); Improving access to the airport

A1/A6/A9/A10 Schiphol - Amsterdam- Almere (SAA) : €5.1 bn
  • Prime contractors: VolkerWessels, Boskalis, Hochtief, DIF, Van Hattum en Blankevoort bv, KWS Infra bv, Vialis bv, VolkerRail
  • Timescale: 2012-2024
New A-Pier andTerminal : €1.2 bn
  • Prime contractors: Heijmans
  • Timescale: delivery in 2023
Afsluitdijk Project: €850 m
  • Prime contractors: Energy Valley, Tocardo, REDstack, Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma, ITBB, EcoShape, Tidal Testing Centre
  • Timescale: project completion in 2022

Download here the Intermat Construction Observatory to find more information on other countries and Intermat 2018!

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