Construction Equipment Industry targets over 15% Year-on-Year Growth

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The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised a city-based roadshow today to announce EXCON 2023. This event witnessed the participation of leading names from the industryand stakeholders from the infrastructure and construction equipment sector.

EXCON, South Asia's largest exhibition for construction equipment, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is scheduled to be held from December 12 to 16, 2023, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bengaluru.

The event will spread over 30 lakhs sq. ft of display area and is expected to attract over 1200 exhibitors from India & abroad including countries like Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.  Government of Karnataka is the Host State for EXCON 2023.

Commenting on this, Mr V G Sakthikumar, Member, EXCON Steering Committee & Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India P Ltd said, "We are excited to present the Twelfth Edition of EXCON, embracing the theme  ‘Building India's Tomorrow’.  This theme encompasses the core principles of Technology, Globalization, Sustainability and Inclusiveness.  EXCON 2023 is more than just an event; it serves as the driving force behind India's continuous progress, symbolizing our robust infrastructure development and solidifying India's prominent position as a global hub for construction equipment manufacturing”.

India's economic progress is closely linked with the infrastructure sector's vitality, which has garnered significant government focus. Demonstrating a strong commitment to this cause, the government has earmarked a substantial allocation of Rs. 10 lakh crores, equivalent to an impressive US$ 130.57 billion, to strengthen this sector. The government has recognized the immense size and potential of technology within the construction landscape. As part of a technology sub-mission under PMAY-U, they have identified 54 innovative global technologies, heralding the dawn of a new era in the Indian construction technology sector. This initiative is expected to pave the way for a more inclusive roadmap for all stakeholders.

EXCON 2023 boasts a multitude of highlights, including an exclusive focus on Alternate Fuels, AI Pavilion, Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, Skills, Women operating construction equipment and machinery, Conferences on Defence & Paramilitary, Green Construction focusing on Sustainability, AI & IOT, and Automation in the Construction Engineering Sector, among others.

Mr PGS Dinesh Davidson, Chairman, CII Madurai Zone & Asst. Vice President – Operations, J.K. Fenner (India) Ltd said, "Madurai, with its profound heritage, esteemed education, and a flourishing IT sector, serves as a resounding testament to progress. The evolving infrastructure here harmoniously weaves connectivity, comfort, and community. United beneath the EXCON banner, we acknowledge the indispensable role of infrastructure in shaping our collective future. The construction equipment industry holds the key to unlocking Madurai's boundless potential. We extend a warm invitation to industry leaders to accompany us on this transformative journey, where we showcase cutting-edge technologies and champion cost-effective solutions, propelling our city and its people to even greater heights."

EXCON serves as a dual-purpose platform, offering opportunities for both marketing and education to all stakeholders. Government officials and senior bureaucrats have leveraged it as an educational forum for multiple departments, including Public Works Departments (PWDs) and Civil Engineering Departments, private contractors, builders, road and infrastructure developers, smart city and urban planning experts, the army, and Border Roads Organizations. This platform enables them to observe the latest displays of technology, equipment, and machinery, facilitating the nation's accelerated infrastructure development requirements.

The event will highlight leading construction equipment manufacturers as they showcase the adaptability of their machinery and the advancement of construction technologies. Of utmost significance, these exhibitors will present economical solutions aimed at accelerating project execution for builders and contractors, placing a strong emphasis on upholding standards of quality, safety, and environmental sustainability.

Some of the prominent organisations participating at the event include JCB, BKT, Caterpillar, Imperial Auto, Jindal Steel & Power, Gulf Oil, Kobelco, KYB, Larsen and Toubro, Puzzolana, Sany, Schwing Stetter, Syemco, Tata Hitachi, Ammann, Case, Doosan, Epiroc, Fiori, GNU, Nail Stone, Hyundai, ITR, Liebherr, Propel, Rockcut, Walvoil, Wipro, Yuken India besides OEMs, Components manufacturers and other allied industry organisation.

The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers' Association (ICEMA) is the sector partner for EXCON 2023.  Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) and the Builders Association of India (BAI) are supporting partners.


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