Review 2022

From 05. - 07.05.2022, the recycling and civil engineering industry met as part of the RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE on the grounds of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. 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

We are proud to have hosted RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE, a powerful sales engine for the construction, demolition and recycling industries that are so vital to our future. Given the significance of issues like sustainability and preserving raw materials, the careful handling of existing and utilised materials is becoming ever more important. With the innovative machinery and systems on show, the double trade fair provides vital inspiration and momentum for the construction sector and circular economy, as well as boosting the sustainable use of raw materials in the technology hub of Karlsruhe.


Britta Wirtz, Managing Director Messe Karlsruhe

Facts and figures 2022

Number of exhibitors 218
Live demonstrating exhibitors 37 %
Visitors 9.500
Trade visitors 94 %
Decision-makers 3/4
First-time visitors 65 %
Visitor satisfaction 94 %
Intend to return 90 %
Exhibiton area 92.000 sqm total, of which
over 85.500 sqm is open air exhibition area and
6.500 sqm is hall area
Special theme areas special theme areas
- scrap & metal
- wood & biomass
- Attachments arena

demonstration building sites
- demonstration building sites presented by VDBUM
- e-mobility in compact construction, gardening and landscaping
source: exhibitor- and visitor-survey for RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE 2022 (executed by Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung GmbH)