Being held from January 31 to February 3, this year’s bauma Conexpo India included the six edition of the biennial international trade fair for construction and mining machinery, as well as the first since the start of the Covid pandemic with the major focus of sustainable technologies.
The minister of roads, transport and highways, Shri Nitin J Gadkari, in his speech at the event in Delhi last week emphasized on the potential for alternatives to fossil fuels and said: “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.”
Also, indicating to cleaner technology, Dimitrov Krishnan, president of the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association and managing director, Volvo CE India asserted: “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.”
While the current year’s event attracted 601 exhibitors from 26 countries and 41,108 visitors from 83 countries, in comparison to the last edition, that was held in December 2018, it engrossed 668 exhibitors from 26 countries and 39,173 participants from India and neighboring states.
Robbins, Terratec, Larson & Toubro, Tata, Komatsu India, Konecranes, Manitou South Asia, Terex, Volvo and Toyota, were the exhibitors at this year’s event.
Combining the expertise of the world’s top two construction equipment trade fairs, which are bauma, organized by Messe München, and Conexpo-CON/AGG, organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, is the aim of bauma Conexpo India.
December 2024 is the determined date for holding the 7th edition of bauma Conexpo India.