bauma China 2008Mr. Egetenmeir said that proposed show in China is set to become an even greater success than the last show held in China itself at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, Pudong. The exhibition spatiality has increased by 50 percent compared to the previous event in 2006, with six halls covering 69,000 sq meters and an openair site with 131,000 sq meters against four halls earlier. The show is expected to attract nearby 1200 exhibitorswith blue chip exhibitors such asHitachi, Komatsu, Sumitomo and Kobelco from Japan, Manitowoc, Trimble, Besser, Vermeer and Gomaco from the United States, Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG), Sany Heavy Industry and Zoomlion Heavy Industry from China and some other international manufacturers such as Volvo, Liebherr, Putzmeister, Wirtgen, and JCB.
Mr. Egetenmeir also cited about new exhibitors, international key players in their respective branches: from the formwork and scaffolding industry for instance DOKA and HALFEN will exhibit for the first time at bauma China 2008, while ULMA have participated repeatedly.
Top-class brands as, MAN, SCANIA, PIUSI, LISSMAC and TEXNOKAT have decided to join the show for the first time. Very important Chinese players such as JIANGSU WORLD, SICHUN YIBIN PUSH, CHINA NORTH INDUSTRIES GROUP CORPORATION and LONG GONG will also be the first time exhibitor in the next show.
The other highlights will be national pavilions from Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Korea, and the United States of America and these pavilions will offer insights in the state–of–the–art technology produced in their countries. Research and development trends and a direct access to officials from these countries, offering good opportunities to test their respective field of basic parameters and garner contacts.
The high interest of participation noticeably comes from China’s neighbors like Japan and Korea. The multiplied growth of visitors comes from countries ranking third and fourth, India for instance, by 200 percent and Russia by 300 percent event-on-event.
When it comes to local visitors, the show covers all provinces of China from North to South, and from East to West.
Together with German and Chinese partners, the new Shanghai International Exhibitors Centre has been constructed which has very rapidly become the definitive international venue for trade fairs throughout China.
The success of bauma China is based on a good networking cooperation between Munich Messe Munchen International (MI), Munich Trade Fairs (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA), China Council for the promotion of International Trade Machinery Sub-Council (CCPIT) and the China Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (CNCMC).
Furthermore bauma China benefits from the support of international partners: the German Engineering Association-Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association CEMA, the Japan Construction Mechanization Association (JCMA) and the Korea Construction Equipment Manufac– turers Association (KOCEMA).
Interaction with CEMA
There has been a continuous growth of construction equipment industry in Japan in the past five years. The top ten ranking list for exports from Japanese products starts with China followed by United States, Korea, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil, Italy, France, Taiwan, and Sweden. Vice-versa a majority of imports of construction machinery to Japan come from the USA, China, Germany, Singapore, Korea, and Switzerland. The growth prospect from the industry are quite good, he added.
Hitachi Construction Machinery GroupThe invitees were taken to Hitachi Machinery Tsuchiura and Kasumigaura works. These are the main factoriesfor the Group which have played a key role in achieving high-quality production under the Made by Hitachiconcept followed by its other 35 factories across the globe. Main products range of HCM group are hydraulic excavators, wheel excavators, mini excavators, wheel loaders, crawler cranes, transfer cranes, skid loaders, forklift trucks, rigid dump trucks, compaction equipment, ultra large excavators, road rollers and so on. The company has net sales of 940.5 Bil.Yen.
At Tsuchiura plant which is spread over a large area, Hitachi produces small to medium size excavator and role-out an excavator in every eleven minutes. The unique feature of this state of the art fully automated chain production facility is that it can produce any size of excavator simultaneously, which is backed by a sophisticated computer controlled warehouse, which delivers the different size of parts/components as per the different size, number of machines planed for the day. These products are designed by computer-aided design CAD system and are thoroughly inspected by an array of experimental and testing equipment, ensuring high productivity, durability, economy and safety for the clients. The factory has state-of–the-art R&D laboratory.
The Hitachi factory at Kasumigaura is mother factory for critical components where it produces centre joints, swing device, control volve, roller, swing, bearing, Hydraulic pump, travel device and shipped to its plants around the world.
Komatsu FacilitiesWelcoming the invitees to the Ibaraki Plant of Komastu, Mr Taizo Kayata, Senior Executive Officer and President, Overseas Marketing gave an interesting and informative presentation about the company, its international operations, manufacturing facilities, sales turnover etc. According to the presentation, the company having been set up in 1921, has international operations across the globe with 166 companies, employing nearly 39,267 people. It has 10 plants in Americas, 8 in Europe and CIS, 9 in Asia, including two in India, 6 in China, and 11 in Japan. It is going to add one more plant in China to manufacture undercarriages in 2008, a plant in Japan by 2009 to manufacture super large excavators and a plant in Russia to manufacture excavators and forklift trucks by 2010. Its products range include bulldozer, hydraulic excavators (crawler- type and wheel- type), rigid dump trucks, articulated dump trucks, motor graders, mini excavators, backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, forklift trucks etc. Its net sales of this equipment is 2,048.7 bil yenacross the global construction and mining industries.
In view of infrastructure development taking place in Asia and in India, the company would like to promote this in these markets as it suits conditions in these regions, he added.