INTERMAT is the sustainable construction solutions and technology exhibition. It will take place from April 24 to 27, 2024.

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
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).

The output from French companies manufacturing handling equipment increased by
10.4% (in value) compared to 2021. Boosted by growth in the industrial forklift trucks range
and in systems, it reached €5.3 billion in 2022. There are 93 production sites employing
17,700 people. (Source EVOLIS).
According to the SEIMAT survey, 2023 was marked by a slight decline in volume for all
construction and handling equipment in mainland France:

  • Heavy equipment: down 6% in volume, with 12-tonne crawler excavators down 16%
    and wheel excavators over 11 tonnes up 16%.
  • Compact Materials: Up 4%, reaching 18,864 machines, with mini excavators accounting
    for more than 71% of the volume.
  • Road and compacting equipment: sales were stable, with the exception of rammers and
    plate compactors, which fell by 25%.
  • Concrete equipment: Up 7%, marking an increase after a shortage of chassis cabins in
  • Handling and lifting equipment: Down 1%, with stable sales of forklifts and
    The BFM Business TV show programme at the heart of the Industry Area
    This programme will present a series of round table discussions covering innovation, new
    energies, sustainable cities, CSR and new professions. It will engage public authorities on the

sector’s fundamental role in achieving carbon neutrality. These speeches will be led by high-
level speakers from construction companies, project owners and contractors, energy

suppliers, innovators, trainers and institutions, etcetera.
Wednesday 24 April – morning : Climate : what energy policy for tomorrow ?

  • 10 – 10.30am : Energy, climate: Europe in tune
    1. 30 – 11am : Energy, climate: France in action
  • 11- 11.30 am : Sustainable cities: the green city of the future
  • 11.30 – 12 am: Manifesto « 4 keys to support decrease of construction equipment
    carbon footprint »: signature and commitment by presidents of the sector’s five major
    federations: DLR, EVOLIS, FFB, FNTP and SEIMAT.
    Wednesday 24 April – afternoon : The energy challenges facing construction equipment
  • 2- 2.30 pm: Sustainable cities, a revolution for construction and public works groups
  • 2.30 – 3pm : Construction, a sector lowering its carbon footprint
  • 3– 4pm : Electrification, the other challenge of energy transition
  • 4 – 4.30pm : Lower carbon footprint with hydrogen

Thrusday 25 April : FTNP Innovations day of public works and awards ceremony

  • 10 – 12 .30 am: Energy: building carbon-free
  • 2 – 4.30 pm : Materials & Processes: taking action to decarbonize public procurement

Friday 26 April – morning : CSR: the new priority for building and public works sector

  • 10 – 10.30am : CSR in the building and public works sector
  • 10.30 – 11am : CSR: a cross-section of large companies and SMEs
  • 11 – 11.30am : CSR: the role of public players
  • 11.30 – 12am Safety and prevention from the strategic perspective of sustainability
    and reducing carbon emissions

Friday 26 April – afternoon : Sobriety: towards new business models

  • 2 – 2.30pm : Construction and public works facing the challenge of sobriety
  • 2.30 – 3pm : Economy of use and functionality: changing your working methods
    towards collaborative uses
  • 3 – 3.30pm Circular economy in the construction industry
  • 3.30 – 4 pm : Digitalisation to help reduce carbon emissions
    Saturday 27 April – morning : Construction: let the new generation rise
  • 10 – 10.30amYoung people in the construction industry
  • 10.30 – 11am : Building and civil engineering: the challenges of training
  • I11 – 11.30 am : Influence at the service of building jobs
  • 11.30 – 12am : Operators at the heart of the sector
    Saturday 27 April – afternoon : Conclusion
  • 2 – 2.30pm : How do manufacturers help operators in terms of energy and safety?
  • 2.30 – 3pm : Wrap-up and closing of the exhibition

Media enquiries:
LA VILLA Maison de Communication
Noëlla ZEH MBARGA |+ 33 (0)7 69 52 21 83 | [email protected]
Esther LEMBLÉ |+ 33 (0)6 23 49 63 61 | [email protected]
Patricia DESMERGER | +33 (0)6 07 47 34 77 | [email protected]
Laura SANCHEZ, Marketing and Communications Director | + 33 (0)7 60 34 67 28 | [email protected]
Mathilde GUERIN, International Marketing Officer |+ 33 (0)1 76 77 11 57 | [email protected]




About the organisers
S.E. INTERMAT brings together:

  • EVOLIS, a grouping of CISMA (construction, infrastructure, steel and handling equipment association)
    and PROFLUID (French pumps and agitators, compressors and valves association), is the trade
    organisation representing the players in the French mechanical equipment market. Since its merger
    with SYMOP (organisation of machines and equipment for industrial production), EVOLIS now
    represents 600 member companies, 82,000 jobs in France and a turnover of 18 billion euros, of which
    11 billion euros is exported.
  • SEIMAT, the Association of International Civil Engineering, Mining, Construction and Hoisting
    Equipment Industries. SEIMAT federates and drives the leading global players in construction
    machinery and equipment operating in France. The trade association brings its members key
    expertise on legal, technical, social, environmental, customs, and health & safety issues. It also offers
    constantly updated information on economic and industrial activity, and produces equipment sales
    statistics for France. Through its society Club SEIMAT, it actively contributes to promoting and
    enhancing the brand image of jobs in construction and handling maintenance.
  • COMEXPOSIUM, one of the leading event organisers worldwide, creating events that bring
    communities together to discover and explore businesses, passions and interests. Comexposium
    organises more than 150 professional and general public events, covering more than 10 sectors of
    activity (agriculture/food, retail/digital, fashion/accessories, leisure…). The group connects 48,000
    exhibitors and 3.5 million visitors, 365 days a year in 22 countries. Creating experiences and
    encounters between individuals, Comexposium enables throughout its events (SIAL, All4Pack, Paris
    Retail Week, One to One Monaco & Biarritz, Foire de Paris, Rétromobile, etc.) and its associated

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