TiefbauLIVE 2022 - a look back

From 05. - 07.05.2022, the international recycling and civil engineering industry met as part of the RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE on the grounds of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, which turned for the fourth time into a mobile recycling yard and an open construction site: heavy-duty shredding systems and powerful wheel loaders showed their performance in full action - either at their own stand or on one of the five demonstration areas. These included the special theme area scrap and metal, and the demonstration building sites for special heavy construction, conduit construction, and e-mobility in compact construction, gardening and landscaping. These were accompanied by the new attachments arena.

Around 1.000 machines and devices were presented on the three days of the fair, with two thirds of the stands featuring live demonstrations.

The close combination of the two sectors was also convincing: Around 67 percent of the approximately 9,500 visitors were interested in both topics of RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE. 95 percent of visitors attended the trade fair in a professional capacity, with a particularly high proportion of decision-makers. Over half of visitors worked in executive or company management, were company owners or self-employed businesspeople.

Portrait Britta Wirtz, Managing Director Messe Karlsruhe

Both exhibitors and visitors were extremely satisfied with the event. This will spur us on to make the next trade fair in 2022 even better. We want to further develop this unique combination of topics and live demonstrations.


Britta Wirtz, Managing Director Messe Karlsruhe

Facts and figures 2019

Number of exhibitors 213 (9% from abroad)
Live demonstrating exhibitors 37 %
Visitors 9.500
Trade visitors 95 %
Decision-makers 3/4
First-time visitors 65 %
Visitor satisfaction 92 %
Intend to return 87 %
Exhibiton area 95.500 sqm total, of which
90.000 sqm is open air exhibition area and
5.500 sqm is hall area
Special theme areas demonstration building sites
- special heavy construction
- conduit construction
- e-mobility in compact construction, gardening and landscaping

special theme areas
- scrap & metal
- Attachments arena
source: exhibitor- and visitor-survey for RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE 2022 (executed by Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung GmbH)