The Annual Bauma Conexpo India show is likely to outdo expectations for visitors and the organisers seem happy.
By Jayashree Kindi Mendes
Perhaps after a long time the construction equipment (CE) industry is seeing growth. Obviously, with the large number of roads & highways projects, not to forget Sagarmala, being awarded, it has meant a massive invitation to CE makers to manufacture and supply. This is a relief. For long, the CE makers were at the receiving end when faced with a downturn that went on for far too long.
The Wirtgen India stall at an expo will display some latest technologies, sometimes not seen in India.
The organisers too are putting in some novelty and offering increased networking opportunities to exhibitors. This year the Buyer Seller Forum is a new initiative to enable the exhibitors to enhance networking opportunities. There is a request from vendors to seek our collaboration with component manufacturers thus helping them better their equipment in the future.
There are also some of the usual one-day concurrent conferences focussed on technology trends, policies, future direction and opportunities in Indian infrastructure growth. With eminent speakers and panellists from policy makers, industry leaders, suppliers and users, the conference provides a comprehensive platform to share ideas, and offers a direction.
Construction Week India spoke to a few exhibitors to understand trends and find out what their expectations are from the event.
Dimitrov Krishnan, VP & head of Volvo CE India, says that his company is introducing two new models to the region: a new large-capacity wheel loader and an asphalt compactor. The two new machines will help contractors meet the demand for high-performing, reliable equipment for infrastructure projects.
Schwing Stetter India is launching products across verticals like mobile and compact batching plant, concrete pumps, shotcreting pump, concrete transit mixer, self-loading mixers, concrete pavers, wheel loaders, excavator, rotary drilling rig, all terrain crane, crawler crane and cold milling machine, says VG Sakthikumar, MD, Schwing Stetter Sales & Services; Convenor for Membership committee, ICEMA; and Chairman of Mechanisation committee, BAI.
The L&T 990HF tandem compactor is a 10-tonne machine.
Vivek Hajela, GM & head, construction equipment business, Larsen & Toubro said that his company is showcasing its equipment range such as Komatsu hydraulic excavators, motor graders, crawler dozers, besides L&T’s own products such as L&T vibratory compactors, hydraulic paver and skid steer loaders. “We are planning to launch Komatsu PC300-8M0 and PC350-8M0 models in the 30-tonne class, which have been developed by Komatsu with best-in-class technology for mass excavation as well as strengthened structures for quarry, stone & marble segment. We will also use this opportunity to display genuine parts and special attachments,” he added.
Innovations from JCB are aimed at giving customers a world-class ownership experience and utilise smart and revolutionary technologies.
Ramesh Palagiri, MD & CEO, Wirtgen India, says that the company will be presenting as many as five milling machines from 0.5m to 2m class. Also, the cold recycler and soil stabiliser WR 240 and the offset slipform paver SP 15, the inset slipform paver SP 94 will give visitors an in-depth insight. The new Wirtgen Surface Miner SM 220 would be premiering on this show.”
Atlas Copco’s HiLight V5+ has been successfully introduced and accepted into the Indian market.
With the SUPER 1400 and SUPER 1403, Vögele would present all-Indian road pavers for pave widths up to 7.3m. In addition, Vögele will also present the Universal Class SUPER 1800-3 paver and the MT 3000-2i Power feeder which would be displayed for the first time in India. Hamm is presenting its compactor 3520 with an operating weight of 20t as well as two locally produced compactors – the 311 and the 311 PD with additionally powered drum and Padfoot.
At this year’s BC India, Kleemann will be exhibiting three products from the EVO line: the mobile jaw crusher MOBICAT MC 110 Z EVO, the mobile cone crusher MOBICONE MCO 9 EVO and the mobile screening plant MOBISCREEN MS 703 EVO.
Nitin Lall, GM, Atlas Copco (India), Power Technique Customer Centre, says that Atlas Copco’s localised HiLight V5+ will be on display at Bauma Conexpo 2018. Besides this, its electric portable compressor will enable customers to experience the full power of electric! Equipped with the right ergonomics and inbuilt features to enhance performance, these electric compressors offer 19% faster drilling with 11% less power consumption as compared with other compressors.
In 2013, Atlas Copco invested in a green field state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune. This investment was with an eye to the future growth envisaged in the country. The plant is three times the size of its old facility at Dapodi, Pune, and therefore will be quite sufficient to meet immediate as well as future demands, both locally and for some overseas markets. The same plant will be utilised in the future for our indigenisation projects for generators and pumps. The manufacturing plant at Chakan uses lean manufacturing technique. This ensures priority to simple, small and continuous
Schwing Stetter is known to introduce new products at every trade fair held in the country or abroad.
improvement which leads to a higher level of efficiency.
Trade fairs like bc India allow the visitors to compare and choose. Wilfried Theissen, MD, Putzmeister India, says, “We will surprise our customers with some innovative and extremely interesting features and solutions dramatically increasing their operational efficiency. You will be surprised to see the Putzmeister innovative experience first-hand.”
For JCB India, the focus will also be on showcasing the integration of advanced digital technologies in its entire range. “Many first-in-the-industry technologies in world-class products will be showcased. We are the first manufacturer in the industry to offer an in-built compaction metre that ensures uniform compaction as the operator exactly knows where to stop and the number of passes required. This leads to a uniform compaction density and savings in fuel as well as time. It helps in reducing the number of passes and also avoids over compaction,” says Jasmeet Singh, head, corporate communications and corporate relations, JCB India.
The trade fair’s excellent reputation is not only attracting well-known companies from India but also exhibitors from across the globe. Various countries, including China, Germany, Spain and North America, will be represented on site with joint stands. The advantages of this centralised organisation are that joint stands enable SMEs to find cooperation partners, and provide help in gaining a foothold in this large market. Also, the event offers one on one media interaction, buyer seller forum, book launch, awards ceremony, product demonstration area, conferences and an opportunity for signing MoU agreement amongst companies.