INTERMAT ASEAN 2017’s Inaugural Edition Closes on A Positive Note

INTERMAT ASEAN 2017
After three days of productive business discussions and networking sessions at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, the first edition of Intermat Asean – the Southeast Asian trade show for construction and infrastructure, ended on a positive note on 10 June 2017.

Organized by S.E. Intermat, a joint subsidiary of Comexposium and French trade organizations from the construction industry (CISMA and SEIMAT), Intermat saw more than 300 exhibiting brands and companies – including JCB, CASE Construction Equipment, Manitou Group, XCMG, Speedcrafts, Surelia Engineers, etc, who presented their latest machinery and equipment to 4,680 visitors from 43 countries.

Loy Joon How, GM, IMPACT Exhibition Management, stated, “Asean is one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-growing regions, and Thailand is strategically located within the heart of the region. As such, the region requires $60 billion in annual investments to support its infrastructure development needs. This was the motivating factor for us to stage Intermat Asean 2017 as the strategic regional construction platform to bring technology, innovation and support the growth of Asean’s construction industry and markets.”

Isabelle Alfano, Construction Business Unit Director, Comexposium Group, said, “We’re very heartened to generate such support for the first edition of Intermat Asean. It has facilitated a lot of business, and therefore, met the industry’s needs in Southeast Asia.”

She added that Thailand is a fast-growing country with strong construction challenges. “Through this show, we are trying to bring to the Asean market a platform that will bring experience and expertise from well-established construction equipment manufacturers to provide Asean professionals with strong and efficient solutions to meet their needs. This will lead the construction industry towards higher industry standards.”

Thailand is seeing a spate of infrastructure construction activities with the government building more high-speed rail projects, train systems, expressways, expansion of its airports. The Thai Ministry of Transport informed a gathering at the event that a total investment of 1.8 trillion baht ($53 billion) for 20 infrastructure projects has been outlined.

INTERMAT ASEAN 2017
Travellers to Bangkok can see the city’s high-rises dotted with cranes and backhoes. Sajid Huseni, Assistant Director, Trade Exhibition Business, IMPACT, informed that the country is seeing increasing investments for infrastructure development with a lot of upcoming mega projects that will drive construction activity over the next 3-5 years. Plans include stretching the metro’s rapid transit system to 241 km from the present 11 km, with 11 lines and 148 stations in the next 10 years, and expanding and upgrading the airports.

Intermat Asean exhibits of the latest products and innovations from established manufacturers and suppliers will provide and support the Asean region with the right equipment and solutions to meet its growing infrastructure development needs. Displays included production and use of construction materials, earthmoving, civil engineering, concrete manufacture, buildings and work sites, lifting, handling, drilling, boring, road infrastructures, mining and quarry equipment, vehicles and transportation, components and accessories, demolition, recycling, etc.

The organizers are planning to take the show to other parts of the Asian countries like India, where a huge demand for construction equipment is anticipated due to the government’s focus on infrastructure development.

Global meeting place

INTERMAT ASEAN 2017
Intermat Asean saw international participation by more than 300 exhibiting brands and companies from 17 countries. JCB, the global manufacturer of construction equipment unveiled three new machines - the JS305 Tracked Excavator, the JCB116 Soil Compactor, and the JCB 51R Compact Excavator. Tom Cornell, MD, JCB Southeast Asia, said, “Thailand is JCB’s number one market in Southeast Asia. The country is witnessing escalating demand for construction equipment from infrastructure construction and real estate sectors. In view of this, we have launched three superior products for this market, all of which are equipped with LiveLink, which is the quickest way to confirm the maintenance and health of the machines without having to travel around work sites inspecting machines.” He informed that for customer support services and JCB’s market growth, the company’s local partner DKSH provides sales, parts and service support for the full line of JCB machines, and assists JCB in expanding its market reach in the country.

Alvin Lim, Business Director for South East Asia, Pakistan, and Japan, CASE Construction Equipment, said, “There is a possibility for us to demonstrate a wide range of our machinery, as well as to show customers our latest innovative operating technologies, across many industry sectors. CASE is delighted to have played such a central role in establishing this important new exhibition as the leading sponsor of the event.”

About 20% of the visitors came from countries such as China, Cambodia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Vietnam. Lucien Au, Director, Global Engineering Supply Company Ltd, shared, “We came to Intermat Asean to explore more sources and suppliers to serve our market in Hong Kong; and we found the best opportunity to receive updated information and network with the suppliers at the show.”

At the outdoor exhibition and demonstration area, companies showcased their machinery and equipment. Live demonstrations by JCB and CASE allowed attendees to test-drive and experience the power and efficiency of their machinery in real-life worksite conditions. The event also saw several seminars and meetings for the China-ASEAN Business Council and The Association of Thai Concrete Product Industry.

NBM&CW July 2017

Click Here
To Know More / Contact The Manufacturer
Please provide your details we will contact you as soon as possible
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your City.
Please let us know your State.
Please let us know your Country.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.

Quest for Green Roads

Asphalt batching plant and surface preparation equipment manufacturer, Ammann India, in an interactive session with major stakeholders on sustainable, flexible and eco-friendly pavements, promotes usage of Modern Asphalt Read More ...

WIRTGEN GROUP celebrates 25 years of success and growth in India

The journey of WIRTGEN INDIA began in 1995 at Bangalore and later moved to Pune in 2010 with the setting up of its new manufacturing plant. The company's unrelenting focus on producing world-class quality products and a constant Read More ...

CCMA holds BICES 2021 press conference in Bengaluru

The press conference organised by China Construction Machinery Organization (CCMA) was a prelude to the BICES 2021 global construction industry and equipment event to be held in Beijing. The conference was chaired by Zhou Weidong Read More ...

First promotional show of CICEE 2021 worldwide held at Excon19 in Bengaluru

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 Read More ...

Warrior completes 20 glorious years of providing safety and comfort

Within two decades of its inception, Warrior, India's leading brand for safety shoes from the house of Liberty, has been successfully attaining a leadership position. The global acceptability of Warrior can be attributed to its Read More ...

IIT Hyderabad to hold conference on Structural Steel

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad is organizing a ‘Indian Structural Steel Conference (ISSC)’ from March 25-27, 2020. The objective of the conference is to create awareness on the need for Sustainable Infrastructure Read More ...

Highlights of EXCON 2019

Excon 2019 - the 10th edition of South Asia’s largest construction equipment trade fair - broke all previous records with 1, 200+ national and international exhibitors who displayed their innovations in 300,000 sq.m area, and Read More ...

CILT India Hosts Entire Value Chain of India’s Logistics and Transport Sectors

The Capital witnessed a two-day expo and conference on the Logistics and Transport sectors on the theme - Rediscovering India’s Logistic Sector: Efficiency, Costs & Technology. The expo was organized by the Chartered Institute of Logistics Read More ...

PHD Chamber Infra Conclave Stresses on Elevated Road Corridors

As per the prevailing norms in the road sector, the escalating land acquisition cost is not just consuming 70% of the total road project cost, but also causing undue delays in the execution of the projects. To address this Read More ...

Demtech India 2019 – A True Success!

India’s ever first conference for demolition, recycling and remediation held on 13 November at Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai, witnesses huge response from the demolition industry. IDA Demolition Association has been a long-time dream Read More ...

3rd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Clean and Sustainable Development

The National Institute of Technical Teacher’s Training & Research Chandigarh in association with Maharaja Agrasen University is organizing the 3rd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Clean and Sustainable Read More ...

Smart i-Tech – Next Gen India@75

Today, Excon, India's largest construction equipment and machinery exhibition, is the conflux of many national and international companies. The 5-day international exhibition from 10-14 December 2019, will be spread across Read More ...

Escorts Showcases India's First Hybrid Backhoe Loader & Tractor at Esclusive 2019

At Esclusive 2019, Escorts' annual innovation platform, Escorts Limited announced India's first Hybrid Concept Backhoe and Tractor powered by both fuel and battery, and in the range of 70-75 HP, which can be boosted up to 90 HP with the help Read More ...

World Tunnel Congress 2020

Preparations for the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) and 46th ITA General Assembly 2020 in Kuala Lumpur are in full swing at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). “Registration should be made as soon as possible due to the early bird Read More ...

India Off Highway Vehicle Summit 2019, Pune

To be held from 27-28 November, the Summit will provide the right knowledge platform to government officials, executives and experts engaged in national and international projects. India’s construction equipment market is soaring with rapid Read More ...

World Infrastructure Congress 2019

Development in the real estate and infrastructure industry has undergone a dynamic progression over the last decade and is moving towards a positive revolution in the near future. Even though the industry has faced multiple challenges Read More ...
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week