Spotlight on sustainable technologies at bauma Conexpo India

The sixth edition of bauma Conexpo India closed on a high note with the launch of 25+ electric and hybrid heavy machines, 10,000+ product displays, various conferences and technical sessions, and a line-up of next-generation technologies at the live demo areas. The event was held from 31 January to 3 February 2023 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.

“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 extend my best wishes to the organisers and all participants,” said Shri Nitin J Gadkari, Honourable Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, who was present at the event.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Shri. Nand Gopal Gupta, Cabinet Minister – Industrial Development, Export Promotion, NRI, Investment Promotion, Government of Uttar Pradesh. He said, “We will soon become the only state in India with the largest number of six-lane expressways, and therefore, I am delighted that this edition of bauma Conexpo India is being held in Uttar Pradesh. By attracting large investments in industry and infrastructure over the past few years, Uttar Pradesh has demonstrated manufacturing excellence. Hence, I welcome all your contributions towards nation-building in our state and across India.”

According to the organiser, bC Expo India Pvt Ltd, this year’s bauma Conexpo India saw the largest ever domestic participation compared to previous editions, demonstrating the construction equipment industry’s commitment towards ‘Make in India’. The event attracted 601 exhibitors from 26 countries, 60+ CEOs of leading infrastructure development companies, and 41,108 trade visitors from 83 countries.

Apart from many specialised technical sessions on skill building, operator training and certification, this edition also featured a presentation by Lt. General Rajeev Chaudhry, VSM, Director General, Border Road Organisation (BRO), on potential areas of collaboration with equipment manufacturers in the interest of nation building.

bauma Conexpo India 2023 was jointly organised by the Builders Association of India (BAI) along with its partner, the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA). Other associations that supported the event include: the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA), Crane Owners Association of India (COAOI), Aerial Platform Association of India (APAOI), Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN), and American Concrete Institute (ACI), among others.

Dimitrov Krishnan, president of ICEMA and managing director of Volvo CE India, said, “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.”

Nimesh Patel, president of BAI, added, “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 and builders meeting at this trade show was a success in terms of important discussions among representatives from all parts of the country.”

bauma Conexpo India is held every two years. The next edition is scheduled to take place in December 2024.

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