SMOPyC preview

15 February 2008

As Spain's economy spins down, its manufacturers are looking to export. The definitive construction show for the southern European country is the Zaragoza, Spain triennial show of public works, construction and mining machinery (formerly in Spanish Salón internacional de Maquinaria para Obras Públicas y Construcción).

Crane buyers looking to extend their supplier base would do well to consider the show; many of these exhibitors tend not to travel to other European shows.Local manufacturers include mobile crane maker Luna and tower crane makers Linden-Comansa, Jaso, Sistemas Forza (Saez), Liebherr Industrias Metalicas. International crane exhibitors include Alimak Hek, Terex, Hiab, Hyva (Amco Veba), Oil & Steel Iberica (PM), Faymonville, Nooteboom, JLG and Manitou. Also exhibiting is Potain dealer Ibergrúas, Locatelli and Fassi dealer Transgrúas, Spanish rental giant Eurogrúas, and many component manufacturers.