With the Asean region seeing large scale construction activities, equipment companies from across the world flocked to Intermat Asean to build brand visibility and get a strong foothold in the region’s growing construction sector. -P.P. Basistha reports

Asean intermat

Jointly organized by Impact Exhibition Management (IMPACT) and Comexposium Group, the Intermat Asean and Concrete Asia tradeshows, held in Bangkok during 6-9 Sept 2018, saw participation of close to 9,000 visitors from over 90 countries, mainly Asia, with over 500 companies exhibiting their products.

Products displayed included equipment for earthmoving and demolition, building roads, minerals processing and foundation, lifting, handling and transportation, components and spare parts. Major participants included global brands like JCB, Manitou, XCMG, Doosan, Liebherr Tower Cranes, Kato, Putzmeister, John Deere, IHI and World Tractor. While the Thai, Chinese, and European companies had a sizeable participation in the event, the Indian companies present included Apollo Infratech, KL Conequip Pvt Ltd etc.

According to Global Data from 2018-2022, the Asean region’s combined construction output will grow by 6.1 percent a year in real terms.

Speaking to NBM&CW during the event, Salil Choudhary, Business Manager- International, Apollo Infratech Group, said, “We are promoting our concrete batching solutions, block making machines and pavers. Slipform pavers and block making machines are high on the radar as there is not much competition in this business here. We will be banking on our products to develop the rated output and on our ability to deliver the necessary product support. We are looking for dealers and we will provide them the requisite training.”

Asean intermat

Gujarat-based KL Conequip Pvt Ltd, was showcasing its brand of products. Said Bipin Chaudhary, GM, “We are here to get a flair of the Asian market, which is robust but highly competitive with many big players. We are promoting our twin shaft batch mix plants which give higher productivity and minimal wear and tear.”

William Fischer, Product Sales Manager, JCB, South-East Asia, commented, “There is a growing demand for our backhoe and skid steer loaders in the Asian Market. Our Livelink tools for machine monitoring and the machines’ versatility are major selling features.”

Steven Goh, Area Sales Manager, Manitou Group, said, “Despite premium quality access work platforms and telehandlers, we are seeing competition from the cheaper Chinese brands.”

A major crane dealer promoting Tadano cranes, said, “While Tadano cranes are seeing rising demand, there is stiff competition coming from Sany and XCMG.”

Though the participating companies were building their brand presence at Intermat Asean in a bid to get a strong foothold in the Asean markets, which held a lot of scope for business, they felt that the local taxation could add to their product cost and be a deterrent.

NBM&CW October 2018

World of Concrete 2019 - Celebrates a record 10 Year High

World of Concrete 2019 exceeded expectations across the board and concluded its 44th edition as the largest World of Concrete in over a decade. This signature annual event for the international concrete Read More ...

Broadways Chemtech organizes Technical Seminar in association with BASF, Germany

Broadways Chemtech LLP organized a Technical Seminar on 30th January 2019 in association with BASF Construction Solution GmbH, Germany at Fortune Select Exotica, Vashi. The theme was "New Chemical technology Read More ...

High Rise India - Summit & Awards 2019

Global conference and B2B event organizer Tradepass has launched the 2nd Annual High-Rise India Summit & Awards, scheduled to take place on 12 – 13 March, 2019 at The Leela Mumbai, The high demand for settlement Read More ...

CASE strengthens distribution network in Bihar

CASE Construction, a brand of CNH Industrial, has strengthened its distribution network in Bihar with the opening of a new dealership facility – Patliputra Earthmover Pvt. Ltd. near Didarganj in Patna. Spreading Read More ...

Apollo Infrratech to present its expertise in Concrete - Equipment and Technologies

Apollo Inffratech group provides Batching Plants, Slip Form Pavers, Concrete pipe making machines, block making machines and Self-loading concrete mixers. Following its tie-ups with various globally-renowned Read More ...

Walvoil to unveil newest innovations

Walvoil will present the latest innovations from each of its product range that includes directional control valves and remote controls, pumps and motors, compact hydraulics and electronics. Walvoil new 3TPW Cast Read More ...

TII Group exhibiting new transport solutions

The Transporter Industry International Group (TII Group) will introduce an integrated and optimised production concept for its three traditional European brands: Scheuerle, Kamag and Nicolas. Tiiger, the fourth Read More ...

CONTROLS to present complete range of Concrete and Cement testing equipment

CONTROLS Group, which leads the way in the design, manufacture and supply of materials testing equipment for the construction and civil engineering industries will be present with its three brands - CONTROLS Read More ...

Normet to showcase Ground Control and - Construction Technologies

Today, the use of sprayed concrete in mines, tunnels and other civil engineering structures is an important and integral part of successful, highly productive, and safe rock support systems. Normet's TamShot Read More ...

Munich tipper specialist MEILLER to unfold magnificent show

Safety and efficiency are paramount for MEILLER, which will present its latest innovations and products. Highlights will be the RS26 hooklift, the i.s.a.r.- control remote 3 system and the MEILLER Eco-Kupplung®. In addition Read More ...

ArcelorMittal to launch new solutions in sheet piles

ArcelorMittal will launch its new initiative ArcelorMittal Solutions - Think steel first, unveiling the true potential of steel sheet piling solutions to the construction business. Focused around 4 application Read More ...

Fayat focusing on complete range of road machinery

The Fayat Road Equipment Division partners with its customers for innovative and sustainable solutions for road construction, maintenance and rehabilitation. Its brands MARINI, MARINI-ERMONT, SAE (Mixing Read More ...

Kubota exhibiting comprehensive range of - Power Systems

Kubota's BUEE (Business Unit Engine Europe), boosted by a record year in 2018, will showcase its most comprehensive range of power systems to date. The line-up demonstrates the company's belief that there is Read More ...

Trimble to showcase Connected Construction

Trimble will demonstrate the next generation of Trimble® Connected Site® solutions that will connect civil construction projects from concept and design to construction and maintenance. Easy-to-use software Read More ...

Goldhofer to present many innovations for - construction and heavy-haulage

Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft will be present at this year's bauma with a broad portfolio of vehicles and some exciting new products for the construction and heavy-haulage industries. The highlight will be the Read More ...

Caterpillar Rewrites Rules of the Jobsite

Caterpillar and its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, will exhibit a wide range of equipment, technology, and services. 'Rewrite the Rules' is the Caterpillar theme, and displays will emphasize the Read More ...

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week