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MAY 2019 ISSUE: 132

WORLD’S CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SECTOR CAME TOGETHER IN BAUMA MUNIH

32TH INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND MINING MACHINERY SPECIALIZED FAIR WAS ORGANIZED IN MUNIH OF GERMANY BETWEEN 8-14 APRIL. 3,700 FIRMS FROM 63 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED IN THE FAIR OF WHICH ABBREVIATED NAME IS BAUMA, AND TURKEY RANKED AS THE THIRD COUNTRY TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FAIR APART FROM GERMANY WITH ITS 190 FIRMS. TURKISH MACHINERY WHICH TOOK PLACE IN BAUMA ORGANIZED ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS CARRIED OUT VERY EFFECTIVE PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES.

Bauma Munih which is the most significant meeting point for construction equipment, construction equipment machinery and mining machinery opened its door for 32nd time between the dates of 8 and 14 April in this year. While 3,700 firms from 63 countries participated in the fair of which Canada is a partner, totally 620 thousands of sectoral professionals watched the fair and were provided with information about the advanced technology products and services.

The number of the firms which participated in the event from Turkey reached to 190 in this year. Apart from Germany, Turkey ranked as the third country following Italy and China with the highest amount of firms in the fair, Turkish Machinery took place in the fair for the third time in this year and carried out significantly effective promotional activities. Sevda Kayhan Yılmaz, the Deputy Chairperson of Board of Directors and MAİB Machinery Branch personnel represented Turkish Machinery and Machinery Exporters’ Association (MAİB) in the fair and sectoral associations which are the members of Turkish Machinery Federation (MAKFED) took place in the stand of Turkish Machinery. Within this scope, Turkish Construction Equipment Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association (İMDER), Turkish Materials Handling, Storage and Industrial Association (İSDER), Vehicle and Onvehicle Equipment and Work Machines Association (ARÜSDER) and Construction Machinery Cluster (İŞİM) authorities provided participants with the sectoral information and participated in the international corporate meetings of which they are members and represented Turkish machinery sector. Apart from numerous sectoral professionals and representatives of the correspondent fair establishments in Germany, Mehmet Günay, Consul General of Munih, A. Ertem Çoban, Commercial Attache of Munih, Dursun Topçu, the Deputy Chairperson of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Pınar Atakanlı, the Commercial Councellor of Commercial Consulate General of Canada and Dennis de Buhr, the Representative of The Association of German Engineers (VDI) visited the stand of Turkish Machinery.

In the negotiation which Turkish Machinery Board realized with Mining Suppliers Trade Association (MSTA) which organizes the fair participation of firms of Canada which participated in the fair as partner country, Dolores Whraton, the Association Chairperson gave information regarding the international events realized in Canada on construction and mining machinery sector.

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS IN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Numerous presentations and panels regarding the sectors carried out in Forum in the fair of which main theme was specified as “Sustainability and Digital Solutions” in this year. The representatives of Turkish Machinery participated in the fair serials in the subject of “Digitizing Applications in Construction and Construction Machinery Sector” chaired by VDMA with the support of Dresden Technical University on 13th of April within this scope. Stephan Kessler, Munich Technical University Engineering Faculty Director made a presentation including the subjects such as digitalization in construction machinery, position of the automation in construction machinery, current digitalization applications in construction machinery and the types of machinery which will have role in our lives in the future with the wearable equipment developed for the construction machinery operators. And Patric Kuster, the Strategy and Business Development Authority of Mevea of which origin is Finland and which provides digital twins, software, hardware, academic solutions and services, and designs simulations in compliance with the machinery made a presentation with the titles of “Digital Twins in Research and Development”, “Acceleration in Development of Smart Machinery in Construction Machinery”. Mentioning that there is a sample of the transformation of simulations and physical data defined as “Digital Twins” into digital data, Kuster informed that the digital twin of a product is a virtual copy of that product which shows its behaviors in the real physical world and helps the realization of anything needed to carry out in the physical world varying from the detection of the problems, testing the new settings, simulating any scenarios, carrying out the necessary analyses in the virtual platform. Also Kuster underlined that the digital twins are capable of using technological tendencies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and machine learning to optimize the production and investments of the establishments in a unique way and therefore, they can optimize the production and investment activities of the establishments.

ELECTRICAL AND HYBRID VEHICLES CAUGHT ATTENTION

While the digitalization came to the forefront in compliance with the framework of “Sustainability and Digital Solutions” which was the main theme of the fair in this year, exhibition of the equipment including the sensors and communication interfaces collecting and analyzing the data in the stands of pioneer firms caught attention. It was observed that the machinery and vehicles exhibited in this year was more clean, silent and efficient compared to the ones exhibited in the previous years and the guests showed high interest towards the machinery collecting data digitally and vehicles which have electrical and hybrid driving systems.