The 16th International forum AVTODOREXPO was held in Kyiv on November 7-9 and includes a specialized exhibition and a research-to-practice conference on road construction. As the main event on its market, the forum has reflected the state of the industry as a whole and showed significant growth in all indicators.
This fall, the International Forum on construction, exploitation and design of motor roads and bridges AVTODOREXPO was held for the 16th time. It has demonstrated a noticeable growth in all major indicators and became the largest in the last five years. Thus, the number of participants who presented their solutions at the exhibition increased by 22% and reached the number of 82 companies. Along with that the share of foreign exhibitors who have shown an interest in the Ukrainian market has increased too. 14 companies from abroad took part in this year’s edition of AVTODOREXPO, including such countries as Belarus, Germany, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Singapore. More than 2,300 specialists from different regions of Ukraine and abroad visited the exhibition, which is 24% more than a year before.
“Year after year, this exhibition keeps growing. It reflects the way that the market is developing, the way that the road sector is developing. We need new companies in the Ukrainian market; we need competition, because competition means low prices and better quality. Thus we strive to support such events like this exhibition”, – said Slawomir Nowak, head of the State Road Agency of Ukraine, who opens the Forum.
The list of company names of AVTODOREXPO 2018 had the largest manufacturers and suppliers in it, such as ASTEC, HOFMANN, MARINI MAKINA, MASSENZA INTERNATIONAL, VOLVO, ALLIANCE ENERGO TRADE, AMAKO UKRAINE, ASBUD-UKRAINE, ASTRA, BLASTRACK, EUROISOL GEOSYNTHETHIX, KREDMASH, MAKHINA-TST, ORION, PROLOGUE TD, STIM and others. At the same time, more than 20% of exhibitors demonstrated their solutions for the first time here. These are ALMIX ASIA, BELLATOR, E-MAK MAKINE, ROADTEC, SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS, SIGMA ASPHALT TECHNOLOGY, TRECAN COMBUSTION, VESTEC, TRINITY GROUP, UNIVERSAL SOLUTION and others.
AVTODOREXPO Forum is strongly targeted on road construction technologies and covers the widest range of solutions in its area. In particular, it features asphalt mixing plants and bitumen emulsion systems, machinery and materials for road marking, reinforcement materials and construction chemicals, road and traffic signs, noise barriers and barrier fencing, testing equipment and road laboratories. Under the pavilion roof and on the open-air display there were specialized machines exhibited: excavators, soil and asphalt rollers, pavers and road mills, asphalt regenerators and crack masters, snow removal equipment, bitumen tanks and much more.
As a communication platform for the specialists from all over the country, AVTODOREXPO as well serves as the best place to announce a brand new product and make a presentation. Among this year’s premieres there were unique solutions, such as the RMT (ROAD MARKING TESTER) mobile laboratory made by Ramboll Company. It is the only product in the world, able to analyze all the parameters of the road marking in one pass. RMT takes measurements every for every centimeter at a speed of up to 80 km / hour. The laboratory can make a video, make gps coordinates dimensioning, and collect data on the completeness of the road marking, roughness and light reflection in the daytime and at night or in conditions of wet asphalt.
Tracked paver VOLVO P7820D ABG has also been an all-Ukrainian premiere, shown at AVTODOREXPO. The machine is equipped with an electronic control system for laying road surface and noise-proof workplace. ABG pavers have powerful engines, transmission and improved Volvo hydraulic system, which ensures small fuel consumption, low emissions and noise. An automatic chain tensioning system, large bunker and SoftDock provide a smooth and even road surface.
Wirtgen Ukraine Company demonstrated seven vehicles in its exposition: VOGELE loader and tracked paver, WIRTGEN cold milling machine and cold recycler / soil stabilizer, HAMM tandem rollers and two-wheeled rollers. There was a novelty in this row – the VOGELE MT 3000 Offset material feeder, designed to evenly feed a large amount of material in the process of laying asphalt, which ensures a smooth road surface. The turning conveyor of the machine allows it to work on two pavers at the same time or with two types of mixes.
The Turkish company MARINI MAKINA demonstrated its bitumen sprayer tanker under the brand Tekfalt. It has integrated thermal oil heater that guarantees precise, safe and easy spraying applications of bitumen and bitumen emulsions. Thermal oil circulation in the system eliminates the necessity of cleaning the system and prevents clogging, and freezing of materials in spray bars, bitumen pumps, valves and piping system.
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT DG presented the mobile asphalt concrete plant by Parker Plant Limited, which is the most popular and massive mobile asphalt plants manufacturer in the world. Installation at the site of the customer and the launch of the plant can be carried out in just 2-3 days.
TRINITI GROUP presented specialized equipment for roads repair and construction made by Roadtec Inc., gas and diesel snow melting machines, mobile and stationary stations, by Trecan Combustion, as well as coating and waterproofing systems by RPM Belgium Vandex Group.
There was also one more kind of equipment, demanded by the industry nowadays, made by WEIGHT-MEASURING SYSTEMS Company. It has been producing a wide range of weighing equipment since 2006, manufacturing also scales for heavy vehicles and special equipment, as well as designing automated accounting systems.
Those were not only exhibition stands where visitors could get acquainted with the latest technologies on the design and construction of roads, but in the conference hall too. There was a traditional large research-to-practice conference with the participation of Ukravtodor and DerzhdorNDI SOE representatives, scientists and practicing experts, engineers and technologists of private industrial enterprises.
For many years now AVTODOREXPO forum unites the leading specialists of the road sector on its site and is considered to be the main exhibition of its segment. It is here, where people can find out about the latest developments in road construction, assess the current state and prospects of the market, and find reliable partners and suppliers.
Available at www.avtodorexpo.ua