JCB will spotlight its construction and other equipment at Intermat Middle East

JCB will spotlight its construction and other equipment at Intermat Middle East

Intermat wins UAE ministry support

Visitors to the well-backed expo for construction equipment will have the opportunity to view wide-ranging offerings from leading firms and network for business development

October 2012

The UAE Ministry of Public Works has aligned itself as a lead partner with Intermat Middle East 2012, the event’s organiser has said.

The ministry took this step “to continue its pursuit of infrastructure excellence,” said Comexposium and its partner Clarion Events Middle East, who are staging the show for three days from October 8 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

“Our strategic partnership with Intermat Middle East will expand our network with some of the biggest and most reputable organisations that provide construction equipment, machinery and materials from across the world,” said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Public Works and patron of the show. “Intermat leverages its wealth of experience in bringing together companies that have cost-effective and technologically enhanced products. We are certain that the platform provided by this exhibition will contribute to the vision of our leaders from the UAE and across the Middle East and assist us in building a future for this region.”

 The UAE Ministry of Public Works’ strategy is to deliver premium quality federal infrastructure with pride and dignity to surpass its current global rankings of being fourth in providing quality air transport infrastructure, sixth in quality of seaport infrastructure and seventh in terms of transhipment connectivity.

Exhibition director Maryvonne Lanoe said: “This strategic alliance with the UAE Ministry of Public Works is a testament to our continued progress in improving Intermat Middle East’s penetration and strengthening its presence in the region. It also reflects the surge of development that is underway in the UAE. We are determined to produce the region’s best exhibition for construction machinery, materials and equipment and having the UAE Ministry of Public Works as a lead partner ensures our goal of producing a must-attend event for the who’s who in the construction and infrastructure sectors.”

UAE firm AAA Construction
Equipment will highlight Tadano
rough terrain equipment (pictured)
among other heavy hardware

High-level GCC and Mena delegations involved in infrastructure planning and execution are expected to attend Intermat as are companies responsible for delivering road, transport, and large scale infrastructure projects. International pavilions include those from Germany, Finland, France, The Netherlands and Italy and some of the exhibitors are Putzmeister, Liebherr, Sennebogen, Terex Finlay, Atlas-Copco, JCB, Manitowoc, Liugong, Doosan, CIFA, IHI, Haulotte, Dynapac, Faymonville, Bobcat, WireCo, Erkat and AAA Construction Equipment.

AAA Construction Equipment Director Nabil Salim said Qatar and Saudi Arabia were two states with the most opportunity to attain a favourable return on investment in infrastructure development. A Deloitte report highlights Saudi investments including an estimated $400 billion to build schools, houses, universities, railway infrastructure, airport extensions and roads.

Qatar proposes to spend $230 billion in projects including those related to the holding of the soccer World Cup in 2022, Intermat organisers say, quoting Deloitte.

Salim states mega investments by GCC states will have the downside of a flow of low-quality and lower standard equipment as a result of hectic competition.

“This has been a major threat to reputed manufacturers,” said Salim. “Additionally, some customers are looking for used equipment because of the huge investments required to buy heavy machineries.”

 About positive trends, Salim said there could be a steady growth in the heavy machinery market and many projects had been awarded in the GCC, particularly the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, this year. Additionally, the construction market which collapsed in the UAE was now showing reasonable growth.

AAA Construction Equipment will exhibit heavy machinery including the 2,800-tonne IHI Japanese CCH2800 Crawler crane, the 70-tonne IHI Japanese CCH700 Crawler crane, the IHI Japanese 50 NX 3 Mini-Excavator, the Nippon Sharyo NES150 Generator and the Tadano pre-owned all-terrain/rough terrain crane.

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