Held every three years in Munich, Germany, bauma is the international trade fair for showcasing construction and mining equipment and machinery. PRECO had the privilege of crossing the pond to team up with Mekra Lang and exhibit at the world’s largest construction trade show. The seven-day event, covering nearly 6.2 million square feet of fair grounds, attracted more than 580,00 visitors from over 200 countries, with attendance up almost 10 percent from 2013.
2016 marked the 31st anniversary of bauma and, once again, the show did not disappoint with exhibits highlighting the latest pioneering innovations from around the world. Nearly all of the heavy equipment showcased had camera vision systems for rear blind zones. With a heavy emphasis on safety technology, several forward-thinking OEM manufactures were showing blind spot detection systems integrated with camera/monitor systems to provide fleets with active safety systems. Several OEMs also demonstrated their 270° and 360° vision systems, which is a trend we believe will become even more popular as many of the excavators at the show had three camera vision systems installed on each piece of equipment.
Genius CAB was awarded the bauma Innovationspreis innovation award in the Design category. The innovation prize was awarded for the eleventh time in five categories – machine, component, building/construction methods, research and design. 118 submissions were entered from all over the world. All innovations rewarded are sustainable, state-of-the-art economic developments with high practical benefits that contribute to energy and resource efficiency and/or to the humanization of the work environment. Congratulations to all of the award winners!
During the show PRECO had the priviledge to announce our partnership with Mekratronics, which gained significant interest with both customers and OEMs, many of which stopped by the Mekra Lang booth to learn more and see our integrated products in action firsthand. Our demo focused on showing an active safety solution by integrating PRECO’s world-class radar with Mekratronics’ highest quality rugged camera and monitor systems. The partnership between PRECO and Mekra Lang is striking, with a solid culture and core value fit. Together we are able to focus even more on providing the highest quality products to heavy-duty industries.
Also at bauma, JLG presented their new telehandler with PRECO’s PreView Radar for rear blind spot object detection. JLG’s dedication to providing operators with better comfort and peace of mind can be seen in their redesign of the telehandler cabs and by offering advanced safety technology solutions to customers.
As with the majority of shows we’ve attended this year, the PRECO team was excited to see the number of OEMs featuring safety technologies on their heavy-duty equipment to help mitigate accidents and keep workers and the public safe. We look forward to being actively involved in helping heavy-duty industries continue with their emphasis on safe worksites.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2019 bauma trade fair!