The largest gathering of LCVs and HGVs in Europe, the exhibition welcomed 1,100 exhibitors and brands (up 10% on 2021) and registered a record-breaking attendance of more than 64,000 professionals, a figure 14,000 higher than the previous show. SOLUTRANS 2023 also confirmed its international reach by welcoming nearly 15,500 professionals from outside France, accounting for one out of every four visitors, compared with one in ten in 2021!
French Transport Minister Clément Beaune, inaugurating the show on Tuesday 21 November, emphasised the importance of this type of an event to shine a light on the sector and its innovations, notably in the area of zero-carbon: “Here we are seeing a huge amount of investment, innovation and solutions from major manufacturers: solutions that are fundamental for decarbonisation. I strongly believe that the low carbon challenge will be met thanks to the transport sector.
SOLUTRANS IN ORBIT
With 1,100 exhibitors and represented brands (including 41 % new exhibitors), equating to a 10% increase on the 2021 show, SOLUTRANS 2023 recorded an all-time high. The culmination of the groundwork led over several years by FFC French Bodywork Federation) and the exhibition chairman Patrick Cholton, the event also recorded a record attendance with 64,300 visits, up by 28% on 2021, thereby confirming the show’s status as a reference for all commercial vehicle professionals. This means that 14,000 more professionals visited the aisles of Eurexpo than two years previously. They were able to discover a concentrate of the ranges of the industry’s HGV and LCV manufacturers, equipment suppliers, body builders and service companies.
THREE TIMES MORE FOREIGN VISITORS
With 28% of its visitors from abroad, hailing from 20 countries, and 24% of its visitors also from outside France from 128 countries, which is three times more international visitors than in 2021, SOLUTRANS confirms its international reach, with the star countries at this show being Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Türkiye, Switzerland and the Netherlands. It should also be noted that among the exhibitors, all the HGV manufacturers and bodybuilders in Europe made the trip to Lyon. In addition, the SOLUTRANS Digital Show, the digital twin offering a unique virtual experience, offered visitors the chance to dive deep into SOLUTRANS through an interactive space to witness live talks, make appointments with exhibitors, etc., wherever they came from and whatever time of day they visited the website.