Many of the construction sector’s major manufacturers have been signing up for INTERMAT 2024 near Paris to showcase their innovation for zero-carbon solutions and technologies.
Ausa, EPIROC, Faymonville, Liebherr, Magni and Volvo are the latest global makers of construction equipment to confirm their attendance at the four-day exhibition from 24-27 April at Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre. They join other well-known global manufacturers including Alphi, Bobcat, Cummins, Imer, Komatsu, Groupe Monnoyeur, Putzmeister, Sany, Sateco, Schwing Stetter, Sunward, Takeuchi, Topcon and Wacker Neuson.
The 2024 event will be their platform - and that of the entire construction industry, united and mobilised - to address these challenges as part of France’s National Low Carbon Strategy for 2050. Sustainable construction is the agenda, as senior executives of three of the biggest exhibitors acknowledge.
After a six-year absence due to COVID restrictions, INTERMAT 2024 will again be a valuable opportunity to rebuild relationships with all building and public works professionals as they search for low-carbon solutions, equipment and technologies. “INTERMAT 2024 has reinvented itself to address the issues of the decarbonisation of the construction industry, adapt to environmental constraints, and advance along the road to sustainability,” says Davy Guillemard, chief executive of Volvo Construction Equipment.
“As these commitments are particularly close to the fundamental values and ambitions of the Volvo Group - resolutely determined to be a proactive leader in change and accelerate on the low carbon path - we have chosen to invite our clients and partners to meet us at INTERMAT 2024 to present them with all our low-carbon solutions.”
Meanwhile, François Escourrou, chief executive of Wacker Neuson, says the next INTERMAT show, with its low carbon theme, is “keenly awaited by our group” which has set itself the goal of cutting its carbon dioxide emissions by 50% in 2025 compared with 2019. “To do so, we have opted to convert our machines to electric power to support our clients in their CSR [corporate social responsibility] policy. We will, therefore, have a lot of new products to present at INTERMAT in 2024 in terms of equipment, with around 40 new machines in the electric range, but also in terms of associated services and digitalisation.”
Olivier Saint-Paul, the chief executive of PL2M, a major screed and rendering machine manufacturer, said his company is also bringing its contribution to the zero-carbon transition of the building sector. “The event offers the chance to present new solutions that are totally focussed on the future, rounding out our ranges of rendering machines, fluid screed pumps and traditional screed conveyors. Our brands Putzmeister, Lancy and Brinkmann will be showcased on our stand with a great many innovations for ever higher performances and safety on building sites, and less environmental impact.”
Exhibition areas will revolve around five hubs of expertise:
• Earthmoving, Demolition and Transportation;
• Roads, Materials and Foundations;
• Lifting and Handling;
• Building, Civil Engineering and Concrete Sector, including the event WOCE – World of Concrete Europe - which will present the full value chain of the concrete industry, from upstream to downstream;
• New in 2024 will be New Technologies and Energies (electric, hydrogen, natural gas energies, autonomous vehicles and virtual technology engineering among others).
During the four days of the show, professionals will be able to take advantage of the demonstration zone, an integral part of the INTERMAT experience, which will offer centre stage to innovative equipment operating in real-life conditions.
Also new for 2024 will be Industry Forums that will bring together the five main construction federations - DLR, EVOLIS, UMGO-FFB, FNTP and SEIMAT.
The INTERMAT Innovation Awards will reflect the sector’s new challenges and there will be a dedicated display area.
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