Roto Frank Fenster-und Türtechnologie will not attend BAU 2021 in Munich, Germany, according to a company statement. The plan was to focus on property-specific hardware solutions for aluminum facades, windows and doors at the trade fair, say officials.
Marcus Sander, chairman of the board of directors, says that this decision is mainly due to the fact that “despite initial positive signals, it is still not possible at present to predict the future development of the coronavirus pandemic or what the situation will be like in January 2021.” For a global player like Roto, the international nature of the trade fair is the key success factor for BAU, he says. The extent to which international visitors will be able to travel to Munich in January, or whether this will be possible at all, cannot be foreseen at present, says Sander. Neither is it possible to reliably predict whether attending the trade fair would be entirely without health risks for employees and visitors, he says, and therefore possible without any restrictions.
After the cancellation of this year’s Fensterbau Frontale event, it has been very difficult for the company to now be unable to attend a second trade fair within a short space of time, says Sander, but when all factors are considered, it is ultimately a reasonable step. Regardless of this, everyone is obviously aware of the significance of BAU for the Roto Aluvision division. This is why the company is planning to attend the trade fair again in 2023, according to Sander.