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Bauma CONEXPO AFRICA wrapped up in mid-March and the internationally renowned trade exhibition left visitors and exhibitors with a positive outlook for the industry. Recent economic challenges have pummelled the construction and building industry, while legislative uncertainty has stunted the growth of the South African mining industry. However, this is set to change. The sheer amount of international visitors to bauma shows there is renewed interest in investing in South African projects. Strong diplomatic ties mean South Africa also continues to enjoy a good relationship with countries like India and China. One example is XCMG. The company exhibited innovative construction equipment at bauma and spoke enthusiastically about the many growth opportunities Africa has to offer.
Industry exhibits signs of recovery at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018

Bauma CONEXPO AFRICA wrapped in mid-March and the overall sentiment of visitors and exhibitors was that the exhibition presented a positive outlook for the industry. 454 exhibitors from 34 countries and 14 167 visitors attended the international trade fair and 13 percent of visitors came from outside South Africa.

XCMG showcases advanced technology at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018

XCMG showcased seven state-of-the-art construction machinery products at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA. The company is the largest manufacturer of construction machinery and the most competitive and influential construction equipment solution provider in China.

Water is the heart of sustainable development

Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home, affecting their health, education and livelihoods. From an industry perspective, Schneider Electric uses its waste management expertise to assist major water customers around the world with up to 30 percent energy savings.

Return of wind farms will reward Johnson Crane’s fleet strategy

The long-awaited sign-off of agreements with 27 renewable energy projects will hopefully revitalise South Africa’s efforts to build the green energy sector and enhance power generation capacity, says Johnson Crane Hire sales executive Peter Yaman. The recent move by new Energy Minister Jeff Radebe to put the department’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Projects (REIPPP) initiative back on track is intended to re-confirm government’s commitment not only to renewable energy but also to its partnership with the private sector.

Beware the dangers of using fake parts

Using imitation or fake parts in OEM equipment poses a major risk to the health and safety of machine operators, in addition to being hugely detrimental to the overall performance of the equipment. ‘Grey market’ goods not only pose a potential danger to customers, but also present a serious business challenge. Due to the economic downturn rendering the market highly price-sensitive at present the best strategy is to educate end users about the disadvantages, and hidden costs, posed by fake parts.

Atlas Copco 8 Series is compact, lightweight
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