Steinexpo: fairgrounds in the quarry

When the 10th steinexpo draws an estimated more than 45 000 visitors from 30 August 2017 for four days to the largest basalt quarry in Europe, the experts from the national and international raw and building material industry will experience an impressive tour de force. First to be mentioned are of course the magnificent presentations of exhibitors at various demo shows. And complementing this is the enhanced professionalism in the setup of and setting up the “fairgrounds in the quarry” per se.

This time, special attention is paid to comfort in the MHI Nieder-Ofleiden stone quarry during the steinexpo exhibition time. Optimally synchronised visitor flow in time with the announced live shows is well catered for. Whereas previously only shuttle buses were available for longer walking distances from the one rock face to the next, two powerful elevators between areas B/C and C/D will be installed from mid-August this year. This will especially please visitors who are in a hurry and following a hectic schedule, because the growing number of visitors are increasingly slowing the shuttles as internal exhibition transport down to walking pace. The transport speed on level ground at this the 10th steinexpo is expected to be similar, but to compensate for this lack of speed, the vertical levels between the exhibition areas can be reached quickly by lift.

Construction of the first spectators’ stand planned by the organisers will also start mid-August. The 250 seats will provide an excellent view with stadium effect of the moderated joint demonstrations by various construction machinery brands in area A.

However, while coordinating the construction work from mid-August, the steinexpo organisers will by no means the first to share the quarry space with the MHI operating team. Coordinated by the experienced planning team at TU Clausthal, some exhibitors will already deliver various large machinery and equipment, which must be installed on site for exhibition, from early August. Systematic planning is crucial at this consistently growing trade fair. After all, nobody wants to deal with a pile-up in the delivery of exhibits the last two days before the show.

Over the years, the steinexpo has also become known for offering additional attractions with great user value during the fair that go beyond the core programme. This time, the Professional Association of Raw Materials and Chemical Industry, BG RCI, in cooperation with the German Road Safety Council and Volkswagen AG, will run SUV driving safety training sessions on demo area D, which gives all interested parties an opportunity to test their skills.

All those interested are invited to take a look at the current video trailer on the steinexpo facebook page as well as on the trade fair website to whet the appetite for your next visit to this fantastic and entertaining demo show. And when anticipation becomes real in a few weeks time, now no one needs to dread the idea of long queues at the ticket offices. In another first, the organiser Geoplan now also offers an online ticket system. This allows visitors to already buy their personal tickets from May 2017. And the best part is, if you book your ticket via, you only pay € 21 for admission for the duration of the show, while the same ticket will cost you € 25 at the ticket office.

Thematic structure of steinexpo 2017

Every steinexpo is different. The ongoing mining activities in the MHI Nieder-Ofleiden quarry constantly require new ­planning. The current layout envisages the following general division of exhibition areas:

Area A: Moderated joint demonstrations by various construction equipment brands

Area B: Static stand areas of construction equipment manufacturers and suppliers

Area C: Processing technology and integrated large pavilions of indoor exhibitors

Area D: Individual presentation areas for construction equipment and SUV safety training

New exhibition trailer is online!


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