See you at Bauma

Published 29/3, 2016 at 11:09

Dear Readers
It is an exiting year ahead for many reasons and perhaps also a little scary. The year started well with the US show World of Concrete in Las Vegas. It was a successful event and the biggest in seven years and the US building and construction industry is doing well. This year is also special due to the US election in November. It is also now only a few weeks away from the world’s biggest construction trade show Bauma in Munich, Germany. Due to the imminence of Bauma many European manufacturers decided not to exhibit their products at World of Concrete.

In Europe the situation is a bit unstable in some markets and also in politics. In the UK there is currently a lot of debate about possibly leaving the European Union and a referendum will be held at the end of June. Even if the UK decides to stay or leave the EU the uncertainty is causing a lot of stress in the market and between Europe’s member states. Despite the future referendum the UK market continues to show positive results and overall mainland Europe is also doing well at present.

For instance Sweden’s capital city Stockholm currently has the fastest growth in Europe with one large construction project being released after the other. The construction market in Stockholm is booming right now. Consequently there are many concrete cutting and demolition firms seeking jobs in the capital, causing the sectors to over heat, but it is the right place to be for suppliers to these industries.

With a strong construction industry the need for new and more efficient tools and machinery is paramount. Therefore large shows like Bauma are important and will attract a lot of visitors this year, especially from Europe.

This is PDi’s Bauma preview issue with comprehensive features on new products that will be displayed at the show. Some of these products were introduced at the World of Concrete show, which is also reviewed in this issue.

Also included in this issue are two articles from Australia. One focuses on the supplier and manufacturer Traxx Diamond Products and its founder Lloyd Williams. The other is a report on the recent Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association of Australia’s Annual Convention.

There are also several interesting notices, business briefs, reports and job stories in this issue.

I also would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to visit PDi’s booth 136 in Hall 1. This year we are sharing the booth with PDi’s sister magazine Professional Demolition Americas PDa.

Jan Hermansson

Editor-in-Chief

jan.hermansson@pdworld.com

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