On 11th Dec. 2019, the first global press conference of ‘building global construction machinery industry center in Changsha’ and ‘China Changsha International Construction Equipment Exhibition (CICEE) 2021’ was held at Excon in Bengaluru, India. “Open cooperation, joint development, build a world-class construction machinery industrial cluster” were the theme topics of the press conference, which sought to introduce science and technological innovation and value of China’s construction machinery industry.
The press conference attracted Indian professional industry experts such as leaders from CICEE organizing committee; secretary general and founder of CERA, Satin Sachdeva, President of Indian AWP Rental Association, Meghraj Singh, Chairman of Indian Concrete Association Dr. L. R. Manjunatha, Managing Editor of NBM&CW, S.A Faridi etc. Also, many heads of top manufacturers in India, big Indian contractors and dealers attended the meeting. Around 20 Indian professional medias, including NBM&CW, reported the event.
Wu Jingsheng, Secretary General of Changsha Construction Machinery Association, during his address, introduced Changsha Construction Machinery Industry and offered an open invitation to the Indian professionals, manufacturers and industry decision makers to participate in the mega upcoming event of CICEE, scheduled to take place from 19 - 22 May 2021 at the Changsha International Convention and Exhibition Center in China.
In its 6th edition, the 2021 edition will cover an area of 250,000 m2, with 8 indoor pavilions and 5 outdoor sections. The exhibits will be classified in 17 special areas for aerial vehicles, mining machinery, underground engineering equipment, municipal engine-ering equipment, engineering machinery accessories, financial services, etc. CICEE 2019 attracted 1150 worldwide exhibitors, 180,000 visitors with 24 international professional forums, exhibition area of 213,000 m2 and a trade volume that exceeded $6 billion.
Wu Jingsheng informed that Changsha construction machinery industry has become an important force for China to promote high-quality development of the manufacturing industry. The four major companies of Changsha such as Sany Group, Zoomlion, CRCHI, and Sunward were listed amongst top 50 of the world construction machinery manufacturers in 2018 and have been shortlisted for the yellow table. Changsha has now become the largest producer and seller of concrete machinery, lifting machinery and excavators of over 6-ton range.
As the construction machinery products cover 12 categories, over 100 small categories, and more than 400 models and specifications, Changsha has become the greatest construction machinery industry base for all types of product categories.
The concurrent activities of the exhibition will include international high-end Manufacturing Forum, International Construction Machinery, Industry Chain Development Forum, Dialogue on Global Construction Machinery with Industry Leaders, Construction Machinery Aftermarket, International Construction Machinery CTO Summit, New Products and Technologies, Talent Exchange, etc.
In addition, the exhibition will set up four major international competitions on intelligent equipment, field operation, machinery design, and car lifting machinery. The competition exhibition will be built into a global construction machinery exhibition where 100 series of business activities such as the Asian International Construction Machinery, Used Equipment Trading Conference, and the International Construction Machinery Hosting Enterprise Procurement Matchmaking Conferences will be held there.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. L. R. Manjunatha, said: “The Indian construction industry is poised for major mechanization, the precast concrete technology, aluminum formwork technology along with self-compacting concrete and the use of secondary cement materials such as GGBS, fly-ash and advanced admixtures are changing construction techniques for sustainability and durability. This brings demand for advanced world class equipment to cater to the growing industry needs.”
Added Satin Sachdeva who had attended CICEE 2019: “CSCMA is producing world class equipment in its Changsha’s cluster and the heavy machineries will aptly suit the Indian market. The Indian Construction equipment rental industry is growing by the year with some of the big companies from China offering machines at affordable prices.”
S.A Faridi expressed his views based on his 25-years of experience in the Construction Industry and his visits to major Chinese manufacturing plants. According to him, Chinese technologies are at par with the world-standard and there is wrong misconception that China is a low-quality country, when, in fact, Chinese products are being exported to major countries like Europe, America, Japan etc, which always set a premium on high quality.
CICEE has started its promotional activities worldwide and by May 2021, its series of promotional conferences will be held in world’s leading construction machinery countries and regions including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Chile, the United States, Japan, Nigeria, Italy, Russia and other countries.