With more and more international exhibitors and increased visitor numbers, the 2019 edition of Solutrans was a success. Appointment is already taken for 2021.
Organized in Lyon from 19 to 23 November 2019, the last edition of Solutrans was a good vintage. A record of attendance was broken with more than 50,000 visitors welcomed at Eurexpo, a total up 11% compared to 2017. Placed this year under the angle of industrial and urban electric vehicle, the show also gathered 900 exhibitors and brands, an increase of 47%, of which one-third is new.
A great success that confirms the hard work started several years ago by the FFC (French Federation of bodywork) to make this meeting “an international reference event for all stakeholders in the sector” . Proof of this, Solutrans 2019 brought together 27% of foreign exhibitors from 23 countries and 11% of its visitors came from 33 countries, mostly from Europe and North Africa.
Highlight of this new edition, the I-nnovation Awards, now managed by the FFC, has rewarded leading groups such as Lamberet , Lecapitaine , Kerstner or Dhollandia, while the Joseph Libner special prize has returned to the Chereau group. .
The gala evening, which brought together more than 1,200 guests, enabled Véronika Wand-Danielsson , Sweden’s ambassador to France, to win the prize for “L’Homme de la filière – Industrial and Urban Vehicles 2019”. “. The prestigious Truck of the Year 2020 Truck of the Year, Truck Innovation Award, Van of the Year and Pick-up Award honored Mercedes, Hyundai and Ford manufacturers at this event. Appointment is made for the next edition of Solutrans to be held from 16 to 20 November 2021.