INTERMAT 2024 aims to promote the collective excellence of the construction sector, which is ready to meet the significant challenges facing the industry in terms of decarbonisation and energy, digitalisation, CSR commitment, training and employment. The event will also feature a platform for dialogue with the public authorities.

To that end, approximately twenty round tables have been scheduled to take place on the BFM Business TV set located in the Industry Area, at the heart of the trade show, in order to showcase the efforts of the five main industry federations: DLR, EVOLIS, FFB, FNTP and SEIMAT. The presidents of these organisations will sign "The sector's four commitments for low-carbon and sustainable construction equipment” manifesto on 24 April at 11:30 am.


Key figures for construction materials and equipment


Machinery accounts for about 20% of a construction site's greenhouse gas emissions. This is a significant proportion, meaning the fleet needs to be decarbonised quickly. This explains the tremendous innovation drive of construction companies, who are doing their utmost to speed up the sector's energy transition.

Companies producing construction equipment include those involved in building, civil engineering, materials preparation and bulk handling. They turnover €5.8 billion (provisional, excluding wholesale business-to-business).

The output from French companies manufacturing construction equipment increased by 4.1% (in value) in 2022 compared to 2021. It reached €3.8 billion in 2022, predominantly for public works equipment (€2.2 billion). There are 90 production sites employing 14,500 people.

The companies that produce handling equipment cover industrial forklift trucks, handling systems, industrial lifting and storage equipment. They achieve a turnover of €8.8 billion (provisional, excluding wholesale business-to-business).