FinnMETKO filled the venue – trade was booming. The FinnMETKO 2020 annual professional exhibition for the heavy machinery industry attracted 9,950 visitors over its three exhibition days
Thanks to all participants, visitors, exhibitors and the volunteers who helped to organize the exhibition. Together we achieved a successful event in good spirits amid this unprecedented situation, which required special arrangements, says Markku Suominen, Chair of the exhibition management group.
The feedback from participants has been positive. Exhibitors said that they had reached their target audiences and had traded well at the exhibition, Suominen adds.
Teemu Sillanpää wins the Ykköskuski competition
Teemu Sillanpää came first at the Ykköskuski Finnish championships for earthmoving machinery drivers, organized on the last day of the exhibition. Jaakko Hannula took second place and Kim Lehkonen came in third.
The competition tested the drivers’ skills with two earthmoving machines: a front loader and an excavator. The winner was decided based on a total score. The competition was organized by GRADIA Jyväskylä.
The 18th annual professional exhibition for the heavy machinery industry, FinnMETKO 2020, was opened on Thursday 3 September in Jämsä. There has been heavy investment into visitor safety at the outdoor event, which spans an extensive area. The circular economy is on the rise, and this can also be seen in the range of FinnMETKO exhibitors.
More than 200 exhibitors have signed up for the trade fair. The main gate triangle is a good illustration of the diversity of the modern earthmoving industry. An impressive range of earthmoving machinery and equipment are on display in the area: from machinery for excavation, road maintenance and property management to machinery for processing recycling materials and demolition work.
The outlook for growth in the consumption and use of energy wood and pulpwood is mirrored in the forestry aspect of the exhibition. FinnMETKO is introducing new energy wood felling equipment, grabbers, carts, and harvesters. There are also solutions for mechanizing silvicultural work; visitors can learn more about mechanical planting at the exhibition, among other things.
As usual, utility vehicles are playing a significant part in the FinnMETKO exhibition. Many utility vehicle structure and equipment suppliers are showcasing their products, as are companies offering equipment, spare parts and services for the entire heavy machinery industry.
The FinnMETKO exhibition spans an extensive area in the Myllymäki forest area in Jämsä. The exhibition’s stand area is 1.5 kilometres long from north to south, and half a kilometre wide at its widest point. The size of the area enables safe social distancing and makes the exhibition safe as long as visitors comply with the safety instructions.
The FinnMETKO 2020 professional and sales trade fair is Finland’s main event for the heavy machinery industry.
Heavy machinery industry companies it is on show in FinnMETKO‘s extensive forest terrain – circular economy, woodbased energy, silviculture, earthmoving and logistics
The organizer responsible for FinnMETKO 2020 is Finnmetko Oy.
The organizations behind the exhibition are the Trade Association of Finnish Forestry and Earthmoving Contractors and Keski-Suomen Koneyrittäjät ry.
The FinnMETKO exhibition is organized every two years.
FinnMETKO 2022 will be held from 1.–3.9.2022.
For more information please visit https://www.finnmetko.fi/