Manitowoc pulls out of ConExpo 2023
14 Jul 2022
Company cites inflationary pressure as reason to skip home show close on the heels of Bauma
Manitowoc, one of the world’s largest crane makers, has announced that it will not participate in the ConExpo 2023 trade show next year.
The triennial ConExpo, held in Las Vegas, USA, is one of the world’s largest and most important trade shows for the construction equipment industry, and the biggest event of its kind in the Americas. As such, it is the ‘home event’ of Manitowoc, an American company and owner of some of the most famous crane brands and businesses in the world – such as Grove mobile cranes, Potain tower cranes , National Crane boom trucks and the eponymous Manitowoc crawler cranes.
ConExpo 2023 will be held March 14-18 next year and its timing, only six months after Bauma - the world’s largest construction sector exhibition, is thought to have a bearing on Manitowoc’s decision.
Aaron Ravenscroft, Manitowoc’s president and chief executive officer, said: “Over the last 18 months, Manitowoc has taken a multitude of actions to manage inflation. Due to the several price increases that we’ve passed on to our customers, we do not believe it’s appropriate to invest in a second large trade show at this time. We continue to invest heavily in new products and look forward to showing our latest developments at the upcoming Bauma show in October 2022.”
Manitowoc added that as an alternative to ConExpo, it will host a Crane Days event at its Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, location at a later date.