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 January 31 to February 3, 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 the sixth edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles.
During his inaugural address, Shri Nitin J Gadkari, Honorable Minister of Roads Transport & Highways, Government of India, says: “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.” And Arvind Garg, Chairman, bauma CONEXPO INDIA, and Senior Executive Vice President & Head Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, adds: “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.”
bauma CONEXPO INDIA brings together the expertise of the world’s top two construction equipment trade fairs: bauma, organized by Messe München, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG, organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). 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 can only agree with: “This edition of bauma CONEXPO INDIA 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.” And Sudhakar P., President – Concrete Products Exports, Schwing Stetter adds: “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.”
About the launch of electric and hybrid-powered equipment at bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2023, Dimitrov Krishnan, President, Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA) & Managing Director, Volvo CE India, says: “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 programs at bauma CONEXPO INDIA, Niimesh Patel, President, Builders Association of India (BAI), points 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 this edition a success, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, bauma CONEXPO INDIA, comments: “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.
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