The bauma ‘speed dating’ dialoguePublished 7/3 at 12:18
A new year with many new challenges, with time flying quickly meaning we are already in March. The first, at least, four months of this year are intensive, mainly due to the bauma show which will be held in Germany from 8-14 April.
Already at the end of January, the press has received a glimpse of some of the new products that will be launched at the show, as per usual during a bauma year, Messe München organised its bauma media dialogue event. This time it was bigger than never.
Over 200 exhibitors gathered to provide information about their new products which will be introduced at the show. This saw over 300 journalists from different trade journals from around the world gather to collect information; it was almost like giant speed dating where the 200 exhibitors where seated at small tables. The journalists circled around the tables and took a seat as soon as there was a free spot. The 200 exhibitors that were represented at the dialogue are not even 10% of the total number of exhibitors who will be at the show in April. So considering the amount of new developments highlighted at the dialogue, the market can expect quite a large number of product launches and new solutions to be displayed at this year’s bauma.
PDi is mainly focused on products for the demolition, recycling, concrete cutting and concrete floor grinding industries, whereas the bauma media dialogue event was focused on general earth moving equipment. But this time there were quite a large number of suppliers of demolition and recycling equipment. Examples of companies in our industry at the event included Allu, Arden Equipment, Atlas Copco, Brokk, Epiroc, Cat Work Tools, EMI Controls, Erkat, Furukawa, Hilti, Keestrack, Kemroc, Komatsu, LaBounty, Lehnhoff, MB Crusher, Riedlberger, Steelwrist andVolvo CE to mention but a few.
This issue of PDi Magazine is packed with information about some of the new products that will be displayed at the show. But this is just the beginning, as this is but the preview issue for bauma 2019. PDi 2 is the show issue that will be published before the show and will also be distributed from our booth located in hall A1 nr 136, and will be loaded with information and one of our biggest issues ever.
However, yet again, even though bauma is on everybody’s lips right now, everything in this issue is not about bauma. As is usual in the first issue of the year, we are publishing a number of interesting features including our special feature on new crushing and screening buckets, a GPR feature and a feature on new systems for quick and easy exchange of demolition attachments. Furthermore, we have a special feature on new handheld machinery and tools, a core drilling feature, and last but not least, our large review on the World of Concrete show that was held in Las Vegas in January. It does not stop there; we also have a number of interesting reports and a wide variety of ‘news flashes’.
So what more can I say? I hope you will enjoy reading this issue, and hope to see you at bauma in April.