Spotlight on sustainable technologies at bauma Conexpo IndiaPublished 6/3 at 11:29
Even after the pandemic related break, India is still a major player in the Construction machinery sector. Thus, bauma Conexpo India, which took place from 31 January to 3 February, 2023, at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida / Delhi NCR, closed with impressive results: a total of 601 exhibitors from 26 countries and 41,108 visitors from 83 countries came to its 6th edition.
During his inaugural address, Shri Nitin J Gadkari, Honourable Minister of Roads Transport & Highways, Government of India, stated: “Electric, hybrid, and biofuel compatible machinery holds great potential to reduce the fossil fuel dependence of the construction equipment industry and improve productivity and cost efficiency outcomes for the infrastructure development and construction industries. Hence, I am delighted to see the new technology displays at this trade fair.”
Arvind Garg, chairman, bauma Conexpo India, and senior executive vice president and head of Construction & Mining, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, added: “Infrastructure development in India is on an accelerated growth path, and we are proud to serve the market with best in class latest technologies which enable timely project completion and better outcomes for all stakeholders. Hence, we are delighted with the vibrant participation and representation of the entire infrastructure development ecosystem at this forum.”
The show brought together the expertise of the world’s top two construction equipment trade fairs: bauma and ConExpo/ConAgg. A successful concept, as Jaideep Shekhar, managing director, Terex India, confirms: “There have been quality footfalls at our booth and meetings with key customers for all products, especially our rough terrain cranes. This edition has been a high energy inspirational experience for our entire team.” An assessment that Piero Guizzetti, CEO, MB India agreed with: “This edition was by far the best one. We are completely satisfied with the show as we have received excellent footfall. We saw visitors who were curious and visitors who wanted to concretely transact with us.” Sudhakar P. president Concrete Products Exports, Schwing Stetter added: “We have participated in all the editions of bauma Conexpo India. It is the right place to be at.”
This was also true for the visitors of this trade fair, as Arvind Patel, managing director, Patel Infrastructure and chairman, Gujarat Contractors Association, points out: “This trade fair has proved once gain why it is an unmissable opportunity for developers. We have had good meetings and fruitful discussions for the future of India’s technology empowered construction industry.” Dimitrov Krishnan, president, Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA) and managing director, Volvo CE India, added: “The main highlight of this show has been the strong interest in sustainable technologies and manufacturers’ initiatives to cater to this surging demand through innovative product launches.”
Speaking about the curated programmes, Niimesh Patel, president, Builders Association of India (BAI), pointed out: “The construction equipment industry contributes towards nation building by supporting project contractors and contracting companies to execute and deliver infrastructure projects on time. The all India contractors meeting at this trade show was a success in terms of important discussions among representatives from all parts of the country.”
Expressing gratitude to all stakeholders who made the show a success, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, bauma Conexpo India concluded: “We measure our success by the scale of our customers’ success and the opportunities that were unlocked at our platform. On this metric, we are delighted to close this edition on a high note.”
The 7th edition of bauma Conexpo India will be held in December 2024.