Category: Trade Events

Terex receives ESTA’s Safety Award

In an event that brought together hundreds of crane and transportation company giants, Terex Corporation was recognized with the prestigious Safety award handed out by the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA).

“Safety is a top priority throughout the entire Terex organization, from our CEO, Ron DeFeo, to our team members working on the line,”

says Kevin Bradley, President Terex Cranes.

“It is gratifying to see our dedication to safety being recognized by industry peers.”

Safe operation of cranes is paramount to providing quality service to the industry, and ESTA developed the Safety award to recognize those companies who have made a significant impact on safety by promoting safe work practices and equipment that prevent injuries and accidents. The Terex Fall Protection System won this category for making significant strides in improving safety when working with lattice booms.

A weigh better system for Volvo CE proves winner

A clever idea for Volvo F-Series articulated haulers – onboard weighing – yields a prestigious award at the Intermat 2012 Innovation Awards.

The members of the Intermat 2012 Innovation Awards jury know a bright idea when they see one. That is why, from a crowded pool of more than 80 entries, they chose the new Volvo on-board weighing (OBW) system for F-Series full-suspension articulated haulers as a top innovation in the industry last month.

The Intermat Innovation Awards honor the most innovative equipment and techniques in the industry. Winners are chosen by a jury that, under the chairmanship of the president of the French National Federation of Public Works, declared Volvo the winner to an audience of international journalists gathered for Pre-Intermat held in Paris in January.

Broad-based support from the sector for bauma Africa

The premiere of bauma Africa is attracting great interest in the sector, both at home and abroad: the South African Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CONMESA) expressly welcomes the premiere of bauma Africa, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles. A range of other national and international associations and organizations are also supporting the new sector event, which takes place in September 2013 in Johannesburg.

CONMESA was founded in 1992 and it currently has 20 members who represent the most important local and international companies in the construction and mining industry in South Africa.

Outdated Bidding Polices for Pavement Costs Taxpayers Billions

As oil prices rise and refineries adopt new technologies, industry experts are seeing a direct impact on the costs for states to build and maintain roads and highways. The lower “initial bid” of asphalt roads has disappeared, yet industry experts say many state departments of transportation (DOTs) have not changed their bidding policies.

At the 2012 World of Concrete this week in Las Vegas, Portland Cement Association (PCA) Chief Economist Ed Sullivan reported that to manage the new cost realities of asphalt and concrete DOTs must become “efficient” spenders.

“The free market is the best way to have efficient solutions to financial budget constraints,” Sullivan said. “However, old and irrelevant policies like the use of escalators benefit suppliers and distort free market mechanisms.”

bauma 2013: Indonesia selected as the partner country

Indonesia’s building industry is booming and in the raw materials sector, too, major investment is scheduled for the medium term – all of which are good reasons why bauma should focus more closely on this economic region and the exciting opportunities it offers for the future.

Consequently, Indonesia has been chosen as the partner country for the next edition of bauma, the world’s largest trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment, which takes place from April 15 to 21, 2013 in Munich.

The aim is to leverage Indonesia’s significant business potential for the international construction machinery, building materials machinery and mining machinery industry. A co-initiator of the partner country concept of bauma, along with Messe München, is the German Engineering Federation, VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau). The concept was first implemented in 2001, and each time it offers the chosen country many benefits

Gomaco 4400 Barrier Paver for Right-Side and Left-Side Slipforming to Make World of Concrete Debut

Gomaco Corporation’s new 4400 barrier machine for right-side and left-side slipforming will make its World of Concrete show debut in 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 24-27, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The new machine, built specifically for barrier applications, features ultimate operator comfort and visibility with its U-shaped operator’s platform features vibration isolation and a high-capacity cooling package on the engine makes it one of the quietest working platforms in the industry. Ease in operation is also provided by the GOMACO proprietary G+ control system, which is capable of operating in multiple languages.

Read full review in next issue of Contractors World – International – the leading e-magazine for the construction industry

Bomag Asphalt Days – The “transparent construction site” up close

Bomag will be showing visitors the latest technology and innovations for road construction at the 16th German ‘Asphalt Days’, from 8 to 10 February 2012, at stand V 01. In addition to product innovations, such as the BF 800 paver focus will be on the new series of small tandem rollers, but also the compact BM 500/15 planer and the online networking of a construction site. Thanks to surface covering compaction control, the connection of tandem rollers via a WLAN network equipped with Bomag Telematic, the “transparent” construction site is practically within reach.

2011 has been the year of innovations for the company in the asphalt sector; following the compact BM 500/15 planer and the new series of small tandem rollers, the new BF 800 finisher is now being launched in Germany. The newly developed 20 t finisher with a screed width of 2.50 to 10 m will complete the finisher range. Its outstanding features: great performance, high level of pre-compaction, great ease of operation, high evenness of laid material, fast heat-up times and short set-up times.

Messe München International continues growth

In its latest statement, Messe München Internationals say that in 2011, the organisation once again significantly exceeded its targets for sales and earnings, and further expanded its position as one of the most profitable trade fair companies in Germany. On…

New construction machinery trade show for southern Africa

Building on the undeniable success of the internationally famous Bauma fairs which take place in Germany every three eyar, the organisers are since established the bran in China, and the Middle East. Now they are further expanding their expertise with a new ‘Bauma’ for Africa.

Messe München International is expanding its international network for the construction machinery sector with the launch of a new event in South Africa. The first bauma Africa takes place in September 2013 in Johannesburg. Messe München will set up a subsidiary in South Africa to implement this event.

The orgnisation expects the first edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles to attract around 200 exhibitors and to take up around 20,000 square meters of exhibition space. In terms of attendees, the show is directed primarily at customers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Next BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW – bC India February 5-8, 2013

The next BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW – bC India will be held February 5-8, 2013. The second edition of the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles will take place at the MMRDA Grounds in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. The space allocated for the exhibition in 2013 has increased to 130,000 square meters, from 88,000 square meters in 2011, to accommodate the growing demand. The first event attracted  24,823 visitors from 71 countries and hosted nine national pavilions from Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom