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According to the businesswire.com report, the construction equipment market is to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during FY18-FY24 in India, on account of the country’s expanding construction industry. Moreover, rapid urbanization, increasing foreign investments and surging demand for customized equipment are few of the other major factors expected to boost demand for construction equipment in India in the coming years. Increasing number of public private partnerships and government initiatives such as smart city development projects would also aid the construction equipment market in India during forecast period. According to techsciresearch.com, report India construction equipment market stood at around $ 3.2 billion in FY17 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during FY18-FY24 to cross $ 5.3 billion by FY24, on account of the country’s expanding construction industry. Moreover, rapid urbanization, increasing foreign investments and surging demand for customized equipment are few of the other major factors expected to boost demand for construction equipment in India in the coming years. Increasing number of public private partnerships and government initiatives such as smart city development projects would also aid the construction equipment market in India during forecast period., It is very evident that there is an upsurging demand for construction equipments. Government too has been pushing for projects resulting in more demand. In the light of this upsurging movement, BC India is here.

The Event Analysis

The flourishing construction machinery market in India is attracting a large number of exhibitors from all parts of the world to this year’s bauma CONEXPO INDIA, which will be held from December 11 to 14 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi. Demand for booths at the fair has never been so high. Positive growth forecasts for the Indian construction machinery industry will turn the trade fair into a very important presentation platform for the industry.

Exhibitors are very satisfied with the number of registrations for this year’s construction machinery trade fair about three weeks before the fair’s opening: Compared to the last fair in 2016, 800 square meters of hall space have been added. Over 700 exhibitors from 25 countries will present their products. Only a few booths are still available. Visitors can expect to see the entire product range of construction equipment. “The trade fair will be completely booked this year for the first time. Compared to 2016 we have grown over 30 percent-this is a tremendous achievement for bauma CONEXPO INDIA,” said Bhupinder Singh, CEO of bC Expo India.

Positive market forecast triggers great demand

The tremendous reputation of the trade fair is attracting exhibitors from all parts of the world to Delhi. Many major players in the industry have expanded their booth space this year, including ACE, Case, Caterpillar, JCB, Kobelco, L&T, Liugong, PERI, Putzmeister, Sany, Schwing Stetter, Volvo, Wirtgen and Zoomlion. Terex, one of the industry’s giants, is also returning for the first time since 2014. DEUTZ Engines, Doka, Doosan Bobcat, Etrack Crushers (A Keestrack Group Company), Hyundai and Manitou Equipment are returning this year as well. The German company Kaeser Kompressoren SE and the Indian manufacturer Tata Hitachi are attending for the first time.

The huge number of exhibitors is directly related to the strong growth being generated by the Indian construction machinery market and the positive outlook for India’s construction industry. These growth forecasts are being fueled by capital expenditures being made by the Indian government in the expansion of the country’s infrastructure. India is to become the world’s third-largest market for the global construction industry by 2025. Analysts expect real annual growth to average 6.2 percent over the next nine years. The construction machinery market will also profit from the infrastructure expansion: Bulldozers, backhoes and excavators will generate huge gains in sales over the next five years. “The construction machinery industry has tremendous opportunities ahead of it, and bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018 is the perfect place to see these trends up close,” Indian CEO Singh says.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA to introduce the buyer-seller program

The buyer-seller program will be offered for the first time. Visitors can fill out a form in advance and identify which product group or companies appeal to them as potential business partners. The trade fair organizer will use this information and arrange brief meetings during the trade fair days. The buyer-seller meetings will be held in a separate area of the fair hall. The service is provided free of charge to both groups and is aimed at international exhibitors.



Product Showcases


‘At bauma Conexpo India 2018, we will be introducing two new models to the region: a new large-capacity wheel loader and an asphalt compactor. The two new machines will help Indian contractors meet the growing demand for high-performing, reliable equipment for infrastructure projects such as road building and earthmoving’, says Dimitrov Krishnan, vice president and head of Volvo CE India.

He further adds, ‘another highlight of the show from Volvo Construction Equipment (VolvoCE) will be the low-noise HB38 hydraulic breaker attachment, which is available for the EC380D excavator. Volvo hydraulic breakers provide consistent power, durability, and breaking force. Contractors in India can now choose from 10 of these state-of-the-art hydraulic breakers. With designs that feature the manufacturer’s trademark quality and reliability, the attachments can handle even the toughest breaking and trenching jobs in mining, quarrying, demolition and construction’.

‘Bauma Conexpo is one of the largest construction tradeshows in Asia. It’s always nice to meet with existing and new customers to share our latest technology and offerings during the show. We believe that this will be a good opportunity for us to showcase the lifetime value of Volvo Construction Equipment, not just the equipment itself, but also our experts and aftermarket service support. We will be introducing two new models to the region: a new large-capacity wheel loader and an asphalt compactor. The two new machines will help Indian contractors meet the growing demand for high-performing, reliable equipment for infrastructure projects such as road building and earthmoving’, he further adds.


‘Bauma CONEXPO is a noteworthy exhibition which takes place once in every two years in India.

It has garnered a lot of interest from the industry as we see many leading players showcasing their latest range during the four day event. JCB showcased and introduced a wide range of larger excavators among other products during the last edition of BCIndia in December 2016. This year too, JCB has planned an exciting line up of machines which will exhibit our commitment to innovation and technology. Our objective is to reinforce our position as a Full Range Infrastructure Equipment Partner by showcasing class leading product solutions which exhibit innovation in design, performance, efficiency and safety including Telematics’, says Mr. Jasmeet Singh, Head- Corporate Communications and Corporate Relations, JCB India Limited.

He further adds, ‘we will also showcase the entire range of our world class JCB products. The focus will also be on showcasing the integration of advanced digital technologies in our entire product range. Many first in the industry technologies in various world class products will be showcased. For instance, JCB India is the first manufacturer in the industry to offer an in-built Compaction Meter which ensures uniform compaction as the operator exactly knows where to stop and the number of passes that are required to achieve the desired density. This leads to a uniform compaction density and savings in Fuel as well as time. It helps in reducing the number of passes and also avoids over compaction. Also, in order to make compaction operation as efficient as possible, JCB India has come up with a new concept known as ‘Intelli-Compaction’ in JCB116, another Industry first from JCB India. It provides Relative Compaction value which helps in achieving consistent and uniform compaction throughout the patch. The digital display shows High/ low frequency and amplitude values for compaction control. This versatile system is suitable for both Asphalt and Soil Surface’.

Additionally, with the advent of digital technologies, users can now control their entire fleet in real time and all the critical machine information is available on their smart devices in the form of digital applications such as JCB Livelink app, JCB Smart Serve App and Smart Machine Diagnostics app. All these innovations are aimed at giving our customers a world class ownership experience with our machines and as we go ahead, we will continue to utilise these smart and revolutionary technologies to offer unmatched benefits to customers and end users, Mr. Jasmeet Singh states.

‘JCB utilises such platforms to connect with customers and showcase the entire range of class leading products and services. Moreover, it gives an opportunity to reiterate our commitment to the Indian market and plays an instrumental role in bringing the entire industry together’, he concluded.


The Wirtgen Group has maintained a strong presence in India for over 20 years through its local sales and service companies. At its local production facility with adjacent workshop right outside Pune, the Group also manufactures local machine models. They round out the wide range of products manufactured for the global market at the Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann and Benninghoven brand headquarters in Germany.

Wirtgen India, the local sales and service company, also operates a modern Training Center for the targeted transfer of know-how about the market-leading Wirtgen Group technologies. Not only does Wirtgen India’s own specialist staff receive ongoing training, customers also benefit directly from what they learn at the center in their daily job-site operations.

India remains one of the world’s largest and most important growth markets. A variety of infrastructure projects are currently being implemented under current infrastructure policy, which is geared towards maintaining and expanding the infrastructure nationwide. Together with efficient construction methods, innovative, high-performance machine technologies can help to safeguard the functionality of the road infrastructure in the long term. “To optimally support our customers in meeting the challenges they face, we have invested heavily in the Pune site in recent years to significantly expand production and usable space. We have also steadily expanded our product range for the Indian market to include locally manufactured machine models,” explains Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director of Wirtgen India. For example, Vögele pavers and Kleemann screens have also been manufactured in Pune for several years, alongside the Hamm 311 compactors and HD 99 rollers.

The Wirtgen Group subsidiary in India has also expanded its sales and service network to more than 20 bases. And not without reason, since customers value more than just the Group’s premium machines: “With our reliable service and on-site support, customers are ideally positioned to take on any project, work profitably and deliver high quality,” says Palagiri.

As managing director of the subsidiary, he is very much looking forward to bauma Conexpo India, and already invites visitors to drop by the Wirtgen Group exhibition area. “Our customers, both current and future, can look forward to a tailored package of solutions for the entire road construction cycle. Wirtgen Group applications experts from India and the Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm and Kleemann brand headquarters in Germany are always available to answer any questions customers may have,” says Palagiri.



Schwing Stetter

Schwing Stetter India, one of the country’s leading concrete equipment manufacturers’ today unveiled 11 new products at the Bauma CONEXPO India 2018, New Delhi. With this new product line up, Schwing Stetter aims to position itself as one of the most prominent infrastructure equipment partner in the country and an active participant across all Government projects to be announced.

During the four-day event (December 11th-14th), a range of new products will be launched at the stall O.E07 in 2707 Sq.meters space which are as follows.

  • Schwing Stationary Concrete Pump SP 1420 D RMC.
  • Stetter Batching Plant M3 Compartment Batcher.
  • Stetter Super Seven Standard Concrete Transit Mixer.
  • Stetter Self Loading Mixer SLM 2200 NSV.
  • Stetter Self Loading SLM 4000 NSV.
  • XCMG Wheel loader LW180K ARAI.
  • XCMG Wheel loader LW300FV ARAI.
  • XCMG Wheel loader ZL 50GV ARAI.
  • XCMG Horizontal directional drilling machine HDD XZ120 E.
  • XCMG All Terrain crane XCA220.
  • XCMG Cold Milling Machine XM1003K.

In addition to this, Schwing Stetter India has launched Stetter batching plant M25 Z, Super six transit mixers and Schwing IoT Ready, IoT In and IoT Abled in this year.

At the press conference, Mr. Anand Sundaresan, Vice Chairman & managing Director of Schwing Stetter India said, “We are extremely delighted to be a part of Bauma Conexpo India 2018. Our participation in such a reputed fair will do much to bolster our standing as one of India’s leading construction equipment manufacturers to be reckoned with. This year we have unveiled 11 innovative, state of the art products, aimed at both maximising efficiency and boosting customer profitability. These machines will be primarily operated in key infrastructure and construction projects, effectively contributing towards the growth of the Nation’s infrastructure and construction sector.”

Speaking about the event V. G. Sakthikumar, Managing Director, SCHWING Stetter Sales & Services Pvt. Ltd, said, “Bauma ConExpo India always offers a great venue for new product launch. In 2016, we launched 11 products and most of them have performed very well. In this year too, we are launching 11 new products. We expect to host our customers, who are expected in the exhibition.”


‘Bauma Conexpo 2018 is a leading platform for construction machinery, building material and mining machines industry. This year, the flagship construction equipment industry exhibition is all set to see the convergence of global players and Indian equipment manufacturer’s.As per reports, this time there is a remarkable 30% growth expected compared to the last edition of the expo. CASE India will showcase its entire construction equipment range. We, at CASE India always endeavour to maximise our reach to existing as well as new customers and globally expand our business by indulging with the industry veterans’, says Ajay Aneja, Brand leader, CASE India.

‘CASE Construction Equipment will showcase its entire gamut of products at the expo. With that, we will be having our team of experts for go-to solutions. Request you to visit at our stall O.E01 at Bauma Conexpo 2018 for more updates and clarifications’, he further adds.


Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), India’s leading manufacturer of off-highway tires will also participate in the upcoming Bauma Conexpo India Show. The key products on display will include BKT’s line up of Industrial and Construction tires, Forklift tires, Loader tires, and Port application tires.

Mr. Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director – BKT said: “BKT is committed to serving the Indian Off the Road and Construction ecosystem through developing top-of-the-line and technologically advanced products. We believe that Bauma Conexpo is a suitable platform for us to showcase our comprehensive range of solutions and to engage with players, across national and international levels. We have a positive outlook for the domestic construction market going forward, and BKT is determined to play a pivotal role in it.”

BKT’s Industrial and Construction tires under the category AT 621 and size 9-16 are utilized for Backhoe Loader applications and provide excellent traction in sever conditions. Other features include wider lugs and increased puncture resistance, self-cleaning tread design and improved wear and cut resistant tread compound.

The company’s Forklift Tires under the category LM 81 and size 7.00R12 stand out for their specially designed aggressive and robust tread pattern and unique tread compound for excellent traction and long wear life. This range of tires has a strong all steel casing and reinforced sidewall that provides maximum stability and handling in lift mode. The radial casing absorbs surface irregularities to provide riding comfort, increase operator confidence and reduce fatigue.  LM81 tires are antistatic compliant  all sizes are capable of dissipating static charge from the vehicle.

The Solid Tires under the category MAGLIFT STD and size 8.25-15 are general purpose Forklift tires used for port operations and in mining operations and scrap yards. This range of tires stands out for its better abrasion, wear and cut resistant tread compound. It has highly elastic centre cushion compound that provides excellent riding comfort.  It has specially designed tough base that ensures dissipation of heat. The range is puncture proof, gives smooth, trouble free operation and has bead wires in the base for firm grip to avoid any slippage in operations.

The Skid Steer Tires under the category GIANT TRAX and sizes 10-16.5 and 12-16.5 are most suited for scrap yard work, rough concrete surfaces, recycling operations and mines. The key features include  Extra tread depth with bigger and sturdier block providing better traction and longer life and a flat tread design that provides more contact area for better stability. The special tread compound provides excellent chip and tear resistance. The strong nylon casing provides excellent puncture resistance.

The Loader Tires under the category XL Grip and size 12.5/ 80-18 are used for the application of Backhoe loaders. One of the key features is Tough non-directional tread pattern for mounting versatility and excellent traction on rocky surfaces. This range of tires has centre tie-bar for excellent stability, self-cleaning tread design, strong casing and cut resistant tread compound for excellent cut/ chip resistant and durability. Its squared shoulder maximizes ground contact for excellent maneuverability and handling.

The Grader and Loader Application G2/ L2 under the category SR 25 and size 14.00R24 are specifically engineered and designed radial tires for Road building and graders. Key features include Tapered tread bars and pen center to eject mud and dirt out of the tire as the tire moves and an all steel strong casing and belt package that provides excellent durability, long service life and resistance to snags and punctures.  The range has an aggressive non directional tread pattern that delivers exceptional traction on all surfaces.

The Port application tires under the category Portking Classic and size 18.00-25 are deployed in Reach stackers, container handling equipments in ports. Its key feature is a unique wear resistant compound that ensures higher initial tire life as compared to normal tread compound. The range has an optimum footprint for even load distribution and strong sidewall provide excellent stability in lift mode. Its strong nylon casing provides higher load carrying capability, minimizes impact breaks, snag, punctures and higher retreads.

The All Steel OTR Radial tires under the category Earthmax SR53 (L5) and size 23.5R25 are specifically designed for Loader and Dozer services. The range is suitable for severe rocky conditions and tough/ rigorous scrap handling operations. The extra deep tread and customized compound delivers extended tread wear and also provides resistance to rock cuts and punctures. The tread pattern is specifically designed for self-cleaning.

The Radial loader tire under the category BK-Loader 53 and size 405/70R20 are utilized for Industrial and Transport use for Loaders. The key features include  Aramid belted tire that enhances puncture resistance, and a unique tread design for lateral stability. The extra deep tread and customized compound deliver extended tread wear and also provides resistance to cuts and punctures. Tread pattern is specially designed for self-cleaning and ensures good grip and traction on wet and dry surfaces.

BKT’s High speed radial crane tries under the category ARIOMAX AM 27 and size 445/95R25 are best suited for high speed mobile cranes. The five rib pattern with continuous rib on the shoulder is suited for high speed and excellent steering. The special tread compound is used for optimal combination of wear and cut resistance. It has radial construction for improved comfort and special tread design for excellent traction on and off the road services. The strong steel belt package is used for increased resistance to cut and punctures.



KYB Conmat

‘Bauma CONEXPO INDIA is a very well recognized brand all over world and probably the most qualitative organized platform for the construction equipment industry in India. Exhibitors meet high-quality trade visitors at bauma CONEXPO INDIA. It is a very prestigious presentation platform for companies as it is a community for doing business in India. Exhibitors, trade visitors and decision  makers meet here. KYB Conmat has always actively participated and sponsored in Bauma CONEXPO India since past few years, and so this year as well we are an Associate Sponsor, says Mr. Sailaj Verma, Senior VP- Sales at KYB-Conmat Pvt. Ltd.

‘BC India – 2018 is going to be one of the biggest business opportunities for the Construction Equipment sector. We are launching many new products this year, beside displaying the new generation Stationary Batching Plants, Mobile Batching Plants, Road Paving Machines, Canal Paving Machines, Elevators, Concrete Pumps, Transit Mixers from 6 to 8 Cubic Meter capacity with PTO & slave Engine’, he further adds.

Mr. Sailaj Verma further states, ‘KYB Conmat is an Associate Sponsor for BC India 2018 this year and we have great expectations from the show. It is a great opportunity for all the manufacturers to meet the local and international customers in one location. I believe BC India 2018 will bring in more customer footfalls than BC India 2016, because the market sentiment is upbeat. This edition is at the time where we are enjoying good growth as an industry. It is not only a great platform for many international firms to announce their arrival in India, but also gives them a platform for new product launches. Therefore, we look forward for BC India 2018, the premier construction equipment show in India.

BC India – 2018 is going to be one of the biggest business opportunities for the Construction Equipment sector. We are launching many new products this year, besides displaying the new generation Stationary Batching Plants, Mobile Batching Plants, Road Paving Machines, Canal Paving Machines, Elevators, Concrete Pumps, Transit Mixers from 6 to 8 Cubic Meter capacity with PTO & slave Engine.


‘We have been the earliest entrants in the business of renting Aerial work platforms in India (in the organised sector).  For us, all the years have been a high growth period, and for the specific years of 2016-17, 2017-18 we have been seeing a healthy demand growth  Pradeep Agarwal, Managing Director, Mtandt Group’.

We are in the business of work at height products, so as such, all those products related to working at height will be showcased. This includes Aerial work platforms, Telehandlers, spider lifts, truck mounted work platforms and cranes,  order pickers, mobile access platforms, and some new products are also planned to  introduce’, he further adds.


Haulotte launches THE NEW GENERATION OF ELECTRIC ROUGH-TERRAIN MOBILE ELEVATING PLATFORM: PULSEO Cities across the globe must rise to the same challenge: tackle air pollution, fight global warming and offer their citizens the best possible living conditions. These constraints lead to the development of environmentally-friendly alternative energies.

Lower energy costs and less air and noise pollution, all with optimal performance: that is the promise of the electrical architecture featured in PULSEO machinery. Enjoy a multitude of new opportunities: indoor and outdoor applications, rough-terrain capabilities, operation suited to low-emission and low-noise zones.

Designed to operate in silence, PULSEO generation cares for both the environment and people nearby. Its all-electric architecture makes it suitable for work in downtown areas and low-emission zones, as well as on green construction sites.

Equipped with non-marking tyres, this new generation of electric mobile elevating platform is perfectly suited to outdoor applications. Its oscillating axle and 4-wheel drive ensure optimal adherence and stability for outdoor work. Thanks to their silent electric operation, PULSEO models can be used at any time with no inconvenience for local residents. Featuring the best performance in their category, PULSEO machines are your allies on the quest for productivity. Ultra-fast elevation speed, 360° continuous turret rotation and simultaneous movements work together to enhance your productivity.


‘This year we have already secured a 30% growth compared to the last edition. This is a remarkable. bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018 and a reflection of the market and has shaped up extremely well, I’d say that the overall market mood is upbeat and reflects a positive trend. We are happy to have country pavilions from Germany, China, Spain and exhibitors from 30 countries. This gives an international flavor and adds variety and innovation to our platform’, says Bhupinder Singh, CEO, bauma CONEXPO India.

‘Bauma CONEXPO INDIA is a platform to showcase new innovations, launch new products and a way for participating companies to communicate with their customers. Our objective as an exhibition organizer is to ensure and maximize the reach of our exhibitors to their existing as well as new customers. In the process, we see business being discussed and negotiation onsite on various levels, business offers rolled out by the OEM’s during the show and also by the finance companies fostering business transaction onsite. In short, platforms such as ours facilitate and help foster and multiply business during the show. Sometimes the results are instant, sometimes it takes a few months or quarters which looking at the high value stakes is understandable. However our focus is constantly to ensure better ROI and ROTI which eventually results in contributing impetus for the CE industry,adds Bhupinder Singh, CEO, bauma CONEXPO India.

Bauma CONEXPO INDIA encompasses the entire range of construction equipment’s and building material machines, hence the visitors can expect to see the full range including the components and accessories. In addition, conference programs are planned to cover various themes and sectors, for the first time, we shall be organizing a conference on “Transportation Infrastructure“ covering the themes on roads sector, urban transportation and railways. These sectors are currently driving the demand for the CE sector and the conference will deliberate on the latest trends and challenges and focus on the way forward. Our Partner association ICEMA will also be organizing a conference focusing on latest technologies and financing. Currently the renting industry is undergoing a transformation with heavy demand and scope; this topic shall be addressed by, Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA). Overall we will have more than half a dozen concurrent events aligned with the fair.


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