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BC India review At the first BC India, the new show from the organisers of Bauma and ConExpo, Partha Basistha examines the state of the market and sees new cranes from local and global manufacturers
The world comes to India A new show from the organisers of Bauma and ConExpo, BC lndia, brings international lifting manufacturers and users to one of the worId's fastest growing economies. Partha Pratim Basistha reports.
BC India Show Preview Hoping to capitalise on India’s growing importance to the international construction machinery market, Messe Muenchen International have partnered with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers to hold the first joint Bauma/Conexpo trade fair on the subcontinent.
Asia rising The first Cranes Today Cranes Asia conference drew together leading names from across the Asian and Australasian crane and lifting industries to discuss the latest and best products and practices in the region. David Pittman reports from Singapore
Singapore slings Fagioli and Yew Choon performed more than 550 special transport moves, crane lifts and alternative lifts for a job on Singapore’s Jurong Island. Nicole Robinson reports
Heavy lifts for bridge and tunnel Heavy lifting by barges with winches and floating cranes are the key to construction of the new Busan-Geoje crossing in South Korea, writes Adrian Greeman.
Recession? What recession? Will North speaks to manufacturers working in India, and to one of the country’s biggest end users, and finds out that many in the country’s lifting industry expect a good year, despite recessionary pressures.
Hans Kong Although Liebherr runs crane service facilities around the world, it had never built its cranes outside Europe, until 2007. In that year, a small workshop of a minor subsidiary quietly began making two models of duty-cycle crawler cranes, reports Will Dalrymple
From India to the world Although Tractors India inherited its connection to the crane industry from a generation ago, its current plans to export components to global manufacturers are as forward-looking as any in the industry. Partha Basista reports
Tower cranes at Bauma China Tower crane manufacturers at Bauma China have set their sights beyond the boundaries of China. Most of these exhibitors have export managers and have already sold some cranes outside of China, although rarely to the USA or Europe. There were large luffing-jib, flat-top and saddle-jib towers.
Small crawler cranes at Bauma China At least eight different manufacturers exhibited small crawler cranes at Bauma China.
Big crawler cranes at Bauma China Four Chinese manufacturers launched new crawler cranes with lifting capacities greater than 250t. The show’s largest crane was the 1,000t Sany SCC 10000. There was a 650t crawler from XCMG, a 500-tonner from FUWA (previously known as Fushun), 320t crawler from Foton Lovol, 280t crawler from Sany and a 260t crawler from Zoomlion.
Manitowoc shows China and India operations at Bauma China “Going forward, we actually intend to raise our commitment to the Asia Pacific region even further, as this is the region where we can expect most growth in the coming decade,” said Gilles Martin, Manitowoc executive vice-president, Asia-Pacific.
Bauma China review Despite the current credit crunch, Bauma China organisers report that visitors, exhibition space and numbers of exhibitors at Shanghai’s Bauma China show were all up 40% compared with two years ago to 113,000. The show organisers reported 17,000 came from outside China, primarily India, Russia and Japan.
Tall ship cranes Potain and Liebherr have both recently supplied giant tower cranes to shipyards.
Sichuan Yibin Push-Bauma China 2008 There are currently four crawler cranes (60t, 80t, 160t and 260t capacity) in the range of newbie, established in Yibin, Sichuan in 2007 by Wuliangye Group.
Sichuan Jincheng-Bauma China 2008 A 260tm luffing-jib tower crane is on show. The new JCD260 luffing tower crane fills the national market gap of luffing tower crane with 60m jib and load moment between 250tm-300tm, says the company, which adds that it has made great efforts to develop luffing-jib tower cranes since 2006.
SANY-Bauma China 2008 The SCC2800WE crawler crane with large chassis, over-lift counterweight, full boom telescoping and traveling functions, launched in 2008, joins 45 other units of construction machinery on a 3,500 sq m stand outside
Fushun Excavator Corp-Bauma China 2008 On show is the largest-ever crane from the northeastern Chinese manufacturer, the 500t QUY500 hydraulic crawler crane. Also on show is the CMD-850 crawler for diaphragm wall construction.