The show goes on : Excon 2017 is bouncing back after having stared into an abyss last four years
If you see the anticipation and expectations on the faces of exhibitors at Excon 2017, you would think that there’s something new here. And you wouldn’t be wrong. Of the 900-plus exhibitors displaying their best at Excon 2017, currently happening at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from December 12 to 16, there’s a sense of hope on everyone’s face. Having seen cloudy days from 2011 to 2016, they feel that the sun is finally out.
While a handful of them kept themselves busy last two years with R&D and launched new products, some were content with their existing range and continued to display them knowing that they are still good enough for the market and the kind of projects being awarded.
The government too played an active role and realising the woes of the construction equipment industry played ball willingly.
VG Sakthikumar, whole time director, Schwing Stetter India, said that the spike in infrastructure development has compelled the company to fine tune its products to meet market developments. The company has tied up with new partners to bring in just the right products to meet demand for the concrete roads being built across the country.
Vivek V, MD & country manager, Caterpillar India, says, “We tweak our plans according to the industry’s growth rate. The construction industry has seen a significant amount of momentum 2015-16 onwards, and we do expect to see the same amount of sustainable growth. Our commitment to the industry is that we want to be a part of nation building, hence we want to ensure that we launch the entire range of products that are going to be needed by the industry.”