Ritchie Bros. CEO Peter Blake joined our team from China & Southeast Asia at bauma China 2012 in Shanghai last week. Apart from making a big announcement, they spent four days connecting with customers, introducing attendees to Ritchie Bros.’ unreserved auctions—and checking out some impressive equipment sights.
This year, bauma China hosted more than 2,700 exhibitors from 38 countries, and attracted 180,000 visitors from 141 countries—more exhibitors and visitors than ever before.1 Enjoy a few highlights from the show:
Visitors to bauma China were treated to an array of new, unusual or just plain massive machines. XCMG put this DE400 on display—claimed to be "the world's largest payload electric drive dump truck."
SANY showcased a number of mega-cranes at bauma, including the 3,600t SCC86000TM—the show’s biggest exhibit and (according to SANY, when the crane was introduced in 2011) the world’s largest crawler crane. The lattice boom crawler crane has a maximum lifting torque of more than 86,000 ton meter and a maximum lifting capacity of 3,600 tons.2
SANY also displayed this Transformer, which was a hit at BICES (Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition & Seminar) in 2011. The concept machine was built to resemble the children's toys, with an excavator bucket and a rotary drilling rig for hands.3
Zoomlion launched the largest excavator ever developed and built in China at bauma last week. The ZE3000ELS has a massive 17m3 (6 ton) bucket.4
A number of manufacturers, including Liugong, Lovol and XGMA, displayed LPG (liquefied natural gas) equipment at bauma—offering the potential of greater fuel efficiency, lower emissions and potential cost savings over diesel.5 In addition to a new LPG wheel loader, Lovol brought this real-life Transformer to the show.6
Caterpillar filled a huge 12,000 sq. m. booth—its biggest trade show space ever—with a lot of shiny new equipment and a few working antique tractors, but the highlight of Cat’s display could have been the custom-built Caterpillar 320DL from the latest Bond movie, Skyfall.7
There was a steady stream of traffic through the Ritchie Bros. booth at bauma China 2012—mostly people who wanted to know more about buying and selling equipment at our auctions, but also some of our local customers.
Ritchie Bros. rep Mason Li met up with one of his customers, Mr. Yang Shan of Anhui Xiongfeng Crane Machinery Co., at bauma. Mr. Yang Shan has been selling equipment at Ritchie Bros. auctions around the world for several years—including several Caterpillar D6s sold this year. He’s looking forward to the first Ritchie Bros. auction in China, coming in early 2013.
Thanks to everyone who made bauma China 2012 such a great experience. We’re looking forward to connecting with even more people at bauma 2013 in Munich, Germany.