The recently held Road show about Excon 2017 where Anand Sundaresan, Member Excon 2017 Steering Committee and MD of Schwing Stetter were the as Chief guest that was held in Nagpur. This will be the 9th edition of EXCON, which is co hosted by CII and ICEMA, Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association and it will be held from 12th to 16th December 2017 at BIEC grounds in the city. World Records Created by ICC at Road Show of Excon.
The Exhibition area will be spread over 65 acres and will see participation of 1000 Exhibitors. Over 50,000 visitors are expected to visit it from India and overseas.
Nagpur Builders and Construction equipment professionals were present in large numbers for the Road Show held on 5th October at Hotel Radisson Blu. The Road show was accompanied by a session on ‘Challenges & Opportunities in Construction Industry: the Way Ahead’.
“As the pace of infrastructure development has increased rapidly in India so has the equipment manufacturing grown. If not the whole machinery, at least many ancillaries are being sourced from India. We want to see India become one of the biggest outsourcing nations soon” opined Sundaresan, as per news records.
Excon has grown from India’s biggest to South Asia’s largest Construction equipment exhibition at present – and the 3rd largest world wide. With 1000 Indian and overseas exhibitors coming under one roof, EXCON 2017 has witnessed a 26% growth in participation. The biggest difference this year will be the enhanced presence of 300+ foreign participants. There will be country pavilions of leading economies like Germany, Italy,China, South Korea and U.K.”
Exhorting local companies from Nagpur to attend Excon he said they will be exposed to the latest technologies in equipment, components and spare parts and can evaluate their own cost competitiveness. Through partnership the industry can look forward to handling projects without or with minimal imports.
The exhibition will facilitate smart technologies to fast track infrastructure development in the country, augment road building capacity while keeping development ecologically sustainable too, he said.
On the same occasion, as per news records, Ashutosh Tripathi, Chairman CII Vidarbha Zonal Council said ” investment in Infrastructure will be a key driver for India’s sustained growth, roads, rail and mega housing projects will demand earthmoving and construction equipment industry to keep pace with govenment’s growth objectives and Excon will go a long way in facilitating that.”
Also Rajendra Athavale, Chairman, Maharashtra State Builder’s Association of India Chairman commented that construction, which was a labour intensive industry once, has become increasingly mechanized now. The next stage will be digitized mechanization and we should be prepared for it. Athavale, this time’s BAI Chairman is a Nagpurian co incidentally.
In the conference it was discussed that the development of Nagpur projects like MIHAN has been slow since its launch in 2002-2005 period, the pace will accelerate now with projects like Nagpur Metro coming and Nagpur Airport being privatized. There will be huge demand for affordable housing, and road network for it so construction industry of the city should gear up for increased activity, mentioned records.