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Here you find all press releases about TiefbauLIVE. In that we inform you about latest product innovations, the framework programme at the trade fair as well as facts and figures. It would be nice to get a file copy or link.

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2019-07-15
RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE 2019 – exciting new additions to the accompanying programme

From 5 to 7 September 2019, the recycling and civil engineering industries will meet at RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE in Karlsruhe. This year’s event will feature a number of new additions to the accompanying programme. Among these are the special show for powered access technology, a wide range of training and development events, a simulator park and a competition in which participants stack beer crates using an excavator and orange-peel gripper. But the most exciting new addition are the five free specialist visitor tours. The live demonstrations will be carried out on the four special theme areas focusing on wood, biomass, scrap and metal, as well as the two demonstration building sites for road and path construction and conduit construction.

The most exciting addition to the programme of RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE are the five specialist guided tours, covering topics such as digitalisation in road construction or processing technology for wood and biomass. Each tour has a maximum of 15 participants, with groups taken to selected exhibitors by an expert guide. (Messe Karlsruhe / Jürgen Rösner)

New: specialist tours address current developments

“We want to make it even easier for people to exchange information and discover new products at our twin trade fairs. We believe the best way to do this is through the exhibitors and the machines”, explains project manager Claudia Nötzelmann. “That is why we will not be holding the industry forum in 2019. Instead, we will offer specialist guided tours that will take our visitors directly to the products that are relevant to them”. Each tour lasts one and a half hours and has a maximum of 15 participants, giving everyone the chance to ask questions and get the information they need. The participating exhibitors offer specialist products and tailored solutions related to the topic of the tour. “With these tours, we want to give visitors a package of precise information and solutions for their day-to-day work”, explains Nötzelmann. The tours will cover the following topics concerning construction and recycling:

  • Digitalisation in road construction (presented by VDBUM)
  • Digitalisation in earthworks (presented by VDBUM)
  • New substitute building materials legislation in Germany (presented by bvse e. V.)
  • Gardening and landscaping (presented by Messe Karlsruhe)
  • Wood & biomass processing technology (presented by VDMA)

If you would like to attend a tour, please register in advance in the online ticket shop or purchase a ticket for the respective tour from the ticket desk at the trade fair.

Training events at the Conference Centre

Alongside the two trade fairs, the Conference Centre will host training events, meetings and working groups organised by several associations and industry groups. Part of this accompanying programme is open to visitors. The German Association of the Building Industry, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (VDBUM) is offering training to become a qualified tester for companies that use or provide services related to construction machinery and equipment. This offer is available for both members and non-members. Those who complete the training will be qualified to test small powered equipment, lifting tackle and load handling equipment, mobile and stationary recycling systems, and earthworks machinery. The association will also hold two industry events: one on light and heavy special civil engineering and the other focusing on recycling. The Baden-Württemberg state agency for environmental technology, Umwelttechnik BW, will host a seminar on the topic of recycling in construction.

Special show for powered access equipment

The special show for powered access equipment will be held in the atrium of the trade fair. A dozen German and international manufacturers and dealers, including Magni, Ruthmann, JLG and Terex Genie, will present their work platforms, telescopic forklifts, low-loaders and mini-cranes. The show is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of Platformers’ Days, the leading trade fair for mobile lifting and powered access equipment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The next event is due to be held at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre for the first time from 18 to 19 September 2020.

Photo: DVGW
Photo: DVGW

Damage prevention during construction work close to cables

Damage to power and telecommunications cables caused by construction machinery can sometimes lead to gas explosions or electric shocks. That is why the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) has decided to showcase this issue with a demonstration at TiefbauLIVE as part of its BALSibau initiative. This nationwide working group aims to minimise damage during construction works.

Beer crate challenge calls for a steady hand

In the beer crate challenge, participants will have to stack as many beer crates on top of each other as possible using an excavator with orange-peel gripper. The challenge is open to all visitors and exhibitors at RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE. (photo: SW.Rent / Kobler)

SW.Rent will give visitors, exhibitors, experienced excavator drivers and novices the chance to test their skill at controlling a 26-ton excavator at its stand in the open-air exhibition area. Participants will have to use an orange-peel gripper fitted to the excavator to pick up and stack empty beer crates. Whoever creates the highest stack will win a prize.

Testing new areas of work in the simulator park

Indoors, visitors will be able to get to know various areas of work in recycling and civil engineering on six simulators operated by BIK. These include operating a tower crane, excavator and telescopic loader. Alongside this, the German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (bvse) will hold a special show for plastic recycling in the atrium, focusing on secondary products made from recyclates. There will also be a course and exchange for model vehicle enthusiasts.

2019-07-08
Making conduit construction efficient

TiefbauLIVE will be held from 5 to 7 September 2019 and will present the full spectrum of civil engineering machinery, with a special focus on road, path and conduit construction. The machinery on show will be accompanied by a selection of add-on equipment, accessories and services such as leasing, maintenance and software. The topic of conduit construction will have its own dedicated demonstration building site. Among the machines on show here will be dumpers from Bergmann and Hydrema, a vibrating plate, tandem roller and trench roller from Ammann, as well as a bucket screener and other special tools from MTS. ALLU, Epiroc, Lehnhoff, Mecalac, Menzi Muck, Optimas and Zeppelin with Caterpillar are just some of the other brands that will be demonstrating their products, alongside RSP with its suction excavator. We have enclosed a preview of more conduit construction products that will be showcased at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. Alongside this, the RecyclingAKTIV trade fair will present the latest systems for all areas associated with recycling valuable materials.

Trenchers are used for efficiently laying pipes and cables, as well as cutting rock. Epiroc will show its Erkat ER 650 trencher live in action at the demonstration building site for conduit construction at TiefbauLIVE. (Photo: Epiroc)
Trenchers are used for efficiently laying pipes and cables, as well as cutting rock. Epiroc will show its Erkat ER 650 trencher live in action at the demonstration building site for conduit construction at TiefbauLIVE. (Photo: Epiroc)

Trenchers for conduit construction

Epiroc will use TiefbauLIVE to showcase its range of hydraulic add-on equipment. Trenchers are used for laying pipes and cables, as well as cutting rock. The company will show its Erkat ER 650 trencher live in action at the demonstration building site for conduit construction. The ER/ERC 50 to ER/ERC 3000 series of transverse drum cutters are now available with the new optional cutting wheel. This makes it possible to cut trenches with a width of 55 to 250 mm and a depth of 150 mm to 700 mm in a single work step.

Modular solutions reduce time and costs

Hydraulic struts and bracing can be flexibly adjusted to different trench geometries and the available lifting equipment. (Photo: Groundforce)
Hydraulic struts and bracing can be flexibly adjusted to different trench geometries and the available lifting equipment. (Photo: Groundforce)

Vp Groundforce specialises in leasing shoring and hydraulic shoring equipment, and will present its hydraulic struts and bracing for customised installation solutions. These modular systems are easy to transport and can be flexibly adjusted to the shape of the trench and the available lifting equipment. Thanks to a combination of high material savings and fast assembly and disassembly, the hydraulic struts and bracing systems offer a major cost and time advantage over more complex conventional steel structures.

Intelligent measurement equipment – lasers made in Germany

Nedo GmbH & Co. KG, based in the Black Forest town of Dornstetten, will showcase its full range of laser products for civil engineering. On show for the first time at the trade fair will be the Nedo TUBUS2, a laser specially developed for conduit construction. This highly robust laser comes with a green laser diode as standard, which guarantees excellent visibility in all canalisation works. Its user-friendly design also ensures intuitive handling. Power is supplied by a Li-ion battery that allows for a long operating period. Also included as standard are a remote control, a set of feet for adjusting to different pipe diameters and a height-adjustable target plate.

Powerful immersion pump: the KTZ series can be found on many construction sites and will be on show at TiefbauLIVE in Karlsruhe. (Photo: Tsurumi)
Powerful immersion pump: the KTZ series can be found on many construction sites and will be on show at TiefbauLIVE in Karlsruhe. (Photo: Tsurumi)

Wastewater pumps for construction site drainage

Global market leader Tsurumi has added the new KTZ415 and KTZ615 models to its range of pumps for demanding applications in construction site drainage. The 615 is the new premium model in the KTZ range, which now includes 15 models. With 15 kilowatts of motor power, it can pump up to 2,800 l/min to delivery heads of almost 40 metres. Although the 415 can “only” pump around 2,000 litres by contrast, it boasts a maximum delivery head of 55 metres. Both immersion pumps can handle silty water, groundwater and rainwater with ease, as well as stones measuring up to 12 millimetres in diameter. Tsurumi will showcase the pumps in wet operation live at the trade fair.

Suction excavators are an alternative solution for urban civil engineering works involving underground power cables. RSP will be showcasing its models at TiefbauLIVE in Karlsruhe. (Photo: RSP)
Suction excavators are an alternative solution for urban civil engineering works involving underground power cables. RSP will be showcasing its models at TiefbauLIVE in Karlsruhe. (Photo: RSP)

Effective digging with suction excavators

Suction excavators are an alternative solution for urban civil engineering works involving underground power cables, simply sucking the soil away. Suction excavators are up to 16 times more effective than conventional excavation methods and can replace costly and time-consuming manual work in several areas. RSP will present two of its machines at its stand in the open-air exhibition area, along with a range of selected accessories. Visitors will be able to see the ESE 6 suction excavator at the demonstration building site for conduit construction. All RSP models feature a modern PLC control system. This allows users to control the machine remotely and enables fast error diagnosis. The service and maintenance intervals are displayed and requested on the controller’s display. On new vehicles, users can transfer the vehicle data to a mobile phone using an app. They can also access up-to-date machine data like position, operating hours, consumption, service intervals and error messages in real time.

The Terra-Star bucket screen from Kronenberger allows users to save money in conduit construction by recycling soil. (Photo: Kronenberger oecotec)
The Terra-Star bucket screen from Kronenberger allows users to save money in conduit construction by recycling soil. (Photo: Kronenberger oecotec)

Soil replacement – saving on landfill costs ensures fast amortisation

With its Terra-Star bucket screen, Kronenberger oecotec allows its customers to save money by recycling soil. Adding lime or lime mixed binder for controlled soil improvement makes it possible to re-use excavated soil in conduit construction. There are no transport and landfill costs involved, and no need for replacement material. The Terra-Star can be fitted to both excavators and wheeled loaders. The bucket screens are available for vehicles of 1.8 to 50 tons.

2019-06-06
Construction machinery suppliers present latest products

Between 5 and 7 September 2019, more than 200 exhibitors will be presenting their latest products at the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE trade fair pairing at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. These demonstration trade fairs feature many live demonstrations of machines and equipment – either at exhibitors’ own stands or on one of the two special civil engineering theme area where there are hands-on demonstrations twice a day. The demonstration building site for road and path construction will be hosting live demonstrations of all key machinery in its field, such as mobile excavators, soil stabilisers, road pavers and asphalt rollers, and even a paving machine. Alternating with this, the canalisation demonstration building site opposite will be showing visitors a dumper, mounted compactor, shovel separator, trench roller and other special canalisation tools in action. Here is a preview of further products that can be seen at TiefbauLIVE.

Efficient earthmoving with high level of safety

Among the models that visitors can see in action on TiefbauLIVE’s 80,000 m² outdoor exhibition area is the Bergmann 3012, a 12-tonne dumper with three-way tip bucket, articulated floating joint and front axle suspension.

Efficient earthmoving: The highly manoeuvrable dumpers by Bergmann specialise in transporting materials in civil engineering, canalisation and road construction work. (Photo: Bergmann)
Efficient earthmoving: The highly manoeuvrable dumpers by Bergmann specialise in transporting materials in civil engineering, canalisation and road construction work. (Photo: Bergmann)

The optional rotatable driver’s console, which can be rotated at 180 degrees, also guarantees the best possible view for the driver at all times, even in confined spaces. Further highlights from Bergmann include the Smart Skip solution, designed specially for canalisation, and the newly developed machine intelligence “DynControl”. This monitors dynamically and precisely all external conditions influencing productivity and derives specific measures from this. One product from the area of electromobility, the Bergmann 1005 E, will also be shown in Karlsruhe.

Strong and comfortable in confined spaces

Inner-city construction sites call for compact, high-performance machines that provide drivers with a high degree of comfort and safety.

Compact high-performers: The new generation of Kobelco midi excavators boasts improved performance parameters and high user comfort and can be seen at TiefbauLIVE. (Photo: Kobelco)
Compact high-performers: The new generation of Kobelco midi excavators boasts improved performance parameters and high user comfort and can be seen at TiefbauLIVE. (Photo: Kobelco)

At TiefbauLIVE, Kobelco dealer EMB Baumaschinen will be presenting two brand-new midi excavators by the Japanese manufacturer – SK75SR-7 and SK85SR-7 – that meet these demanding requirements. The overall performance of the machines has been enhanced through shortened digging cycle times, higher engine output and increased breakaway torque. The integration of Kobelco’s innovative iNDr system (Integrated Noise and Dust Reduction Cooling System), a noise-reduction process that also ensures exceptional engine cooling and minimal downtime, makes the machine even more suitable for urban usage. Other compact machinery and construction equipment such as excavators, wheel loaders and compactors will be showcased by key player Wacker Neuson at its stand in Karlsruhe Trade Fair Center’s open-air exhibition area.

Heavy-duty equipment for tough jobs

At TiefbauLIVE, Rädlinger is to present three new products for use in demolition and recycling. The construction machinery supplier will be demonstrating to visitors in Karlsruhe special tools – with excavation buckets, foundation buckets and universal buckets – for breaking up foundations, demolition work and loading and removing debris.

Powerful demolition: With the bucket blade drawn forward and the wide side cut, the foundation bucket can even pick up larger foundation parts. (Photo: Rädlinger)
Powerful demolition: With the bucket blade drawn forward and the wide side cut, the foundation bucket can even pick up larger foundation parts. (Photo: Rädlinger)

Specially developed for municipal use, Rädlinger also has a new trench trapezoidal bucket version for excavators with an operating weight of ten tonnes and more. The bearings of the trench trapezoidal bucket are larger, the rotary discs are designed with an inner hydraulic duct, and the hydraulic valves and components in the body centre and in the suspension are also protected. The structure height and weight are lower as well. In addition to the special demolition and recycling equipment and the trench trapezoidal bucket, the Rädlinger Tilt 90 rotary motor will be on display at TiefbauLIVE, complete with different hydraulic and fully hydraulic quick-change systems and other buckets from the Rädlinger standard range. As well as this, Rädlinger will be joining forces for the first time with construction machinery manufacturer JCB to provide live demonstrations at the demonstration building site for road and path construction.

Mobile on the construction site: identifying defects digitally

Construction work has become more complex. Consultation between the various skilled trade providers is becoming more and more important in order to ensure smooth processes and, in turn, the desired level of quality.

Smooth performance: With “123quality”, staff can use a smartphone or tablet to record defect-related data on the construction site – this data is then transferred to a central online database and shared with everyone involved. (Photo: Lohner 123erfasst.de)
Smooth performance: With “123quality”, staff can use a smartphone or tablet to record defect-related data on the construction site – this data is then transferred to a central online database and shared with everyone involved. (Photo: Lohner 123erfasst.de)

With this in mind, 123erfasst.de GmbH has brought out an app for quality and defect management. With “123quality”, staff can use a smartphone or tablet to record defect-related data on the construction site – this data is then transferred to a central online database and shared with the site manager and other colleagues, thus saving a considerable amount of time. At the same time, the overall process of recording, monitoring and rectifying defects digitally is documented clearly and verifiably, leading to a far higher quality of workmanship.

The MOBA Xsite® platform continuously monitors the height of trenches and earth masses, thus eliminating the time spent setting out positions and benchmarking altitudes on the construction site. (Photo: MOBA)
The MOBA Xsite® platform continuously monitors the height of trenches and earth masses, thus eliminating the time spent setting out positions and benchmarking altitudes on the construction site. (Photo: MOBA)

MOBA will also be at TiefbauLIVE, presenting digital construction site solutions, especially for road construction and earthworks: MOBA Big Sonic-Ski® helps to ensure perfect evenness when paving asphalt. Here, the MOBA PAVE-IR solution documents the temperature measurement throughout the entire paving process. In addition, MOBA PAVE-TM constantly measures the thickness of the asphalt without touching it. The MOBA Xsite® platform continuously monitors the height of trenches and earth masses, thus eliminating the time-consuming process of setting out positions and benchmarking altitudes on the construction site.

2019-03-08
Eight associations contribute expertise

Eight leading industry associations show their continued commitment to the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demo fairs, which will be held from 5 to 7 September in the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. The sector groups lend the trade fair management their specific expertise and enrich the programme through their support in the special theme areas in the Trade Fair Centre’s open-air exhibition area. Here, exhibitors demonstrate their machines in action under real conditions – in several fields: Mobile Scrap & Metal Yard, Wood & Biomass and the demonstration building sites for road and path construction and for canalisation. In addition, exhibitors can conduct live demonstrations of their products at their own stands.

“In the Wood & Biomass special theme area, trade fair visitors can experience processing machinery for waste wood demonstrated under real conditions,” says Naemi Denz, member of the VDMA executive board.
“In the Wood & Biomass special theme area, trade fair visitors can experience processing machinery for waste wood demonstrated under real conditions,” says Naemi Denz, member of the VDMA executive board.

Demo fairs profit from support of industry associations

Association partners include the German engineering association VDMA, which represents more than 3,000 primarily small- and medium-sized companies in the capital goods sector, making it one of the largest industrial associations in Europe. According to the association, waste- and recycling-technology manufacturers can still expect a positive boost from the amendment of the Commercial Waste Ordinance (GewAbfV). Increasing amounts of waste wood are forecast – one contributing factor is construction activity, says Naemi Denz, member of the VDMA executive board. “At the same time, quality requirements for waste wood are growing. In the Wood & Biomass special theme area in Karlsruhe, trade fair visitors can experience suitable processing machinery in action.”

Eric Rehbock, Chief Executive Officer of bvse, is convinced that companies in this sector must focus even more intensively on recycling: “To succeed in this undertaking and maintain a foothold in the market, recycling businesses need the right equipment technology.”
Eric Rehbock, Chief Executive Officer of bvse, is convinced that companies in this sector must focus even more intensively on recycling: “To succeed in this undertaking and maintain a foothold in the market, recycling businesses need the right equipment technology.”

The German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (bvse) represents more than 880 primarily small- and medium-sized companies in the secondary raw materials, recycling and waste management industry. It has been a RecyclingAKTIV partner association from day one. Chief Executive Officer Eric Rehbock is convinced that companies in this sector must focus even more intensively on recycling. He says that the Chinese import stop and the good or very good capacity utilisation of waste incineration plants are clear signals for the market. The German Commercial Waste Ordinance and the Packaging Act (VerpackG) provide clear legal guidance in this area: “To comply with these laws and maintain a foothold in the market, recycling businesses need the right equipment technology. The RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE trade fair pairing provides the necessary information; in the demonstration areas and special theme areas visitors can see the highly modern equipment in operation,” explains Rehbock.

Ulrich Leuning, Managing Director of the BDSV: “The quality requirements are increasing for our recycling operations, including in the areas of shredding and separation technology.”
Ulrich Leuning, Managing Director of the BDSV: “The quality requirements are increasing for our recycling operations, including in the areas of shredding and separation technology.”

The Federal Association of German Steel Recycling and Disposal Companies (BDSV) places a special focus on the recycling of scrap metal. Here the industry is demanding increasingly high-quality raw materials. “For our recycling operations, quality requirements are increasing, including in the areas of shredding and separation technology. Accurately sorting and separating the materials is the top priority – it’s the only way to achieve closed cycles for valuable materials,” explains BDSV Managing Director Ulrich Leuning. He adds that RecyclingAKTIV provides industry experts with a quick overview of the latest technological developments. The performance of the machines can be observed first hand at the stands of the manufacturers and distributors as well as in the Mobile Scrap & Metal Yard special theme area. “Furthermore, we will hold our southwest state convention during the paired trade fairs. That’s where we discuss current issues that affect the industry, like the controversial legal classification of steel chips contaminated with cutting fluids, which is currently being discussed by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment,” says Leuning.

In addition to the VDMA, BDSV and bvse, the BRB, DA, QRB and VDM support the RecyclingAKTIV with their industry knowledge. The KMK also continues to cooperate with the previous organiser, Geoplan GmbH in Iffezheim. “Our two demo fairs benefit immensely from the extensive expert involvement of our partners. Through this close collaboration, we ensure that our trade fair programme touches on current developments in technology and regulations, and therefore reflects important market trends,” explains trade fair project manager Claudia Nötzelmann. So even in a year in which the bauma trade fair is being held, the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE are must-attend events for experts and decision-makers.

Dieter Schnittjer, Managing Director of VDBUM and member of its executive board: “When it comes to the megatrend of digitalisation, now more than ever construction companies have to keep up with the latest technology and keep training their employees. The demonstration building site shows what is already possible today.”
Dieter Schnittjer, Managing Director of VDBUM and member of its executive board: “When it comes to the megatrend of digitalisation, now more than ever construction companies have to keep up with the latest technology and keep training their employees. The demonstration building site shows what is already possible today.”

TiefbauLIVE works closely with VDBUM

The VDBUM trade association, which once conceived, launched and organised the TiefbauLIVE, now serves as a partner for civil engineering. VDBUM will once again take on the technical organisation, configuration and implementation of the road and path construction and canalisation demonstration building sites, where live demonstrations of machinery, changing systems and add-on equipment are held featuring real-life process steps. And of course the digitalisation megatrend does not get short shrift: “The demonstration building sites show what is already possible today in terms of machine control, environment recognition and obstacle warning systems, as well as documentation and automation of workflows,” says Dieter Schnittjer, VDBUM Managing Director and member of its executive board. Digital coordination of the building site is already a criterion in many calls for tender and will become standard on every building site in the coming years, Schnittjer predicts.

2018-12-17
RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE now with larger demonstration areas

Between 5 and 7 September 2019, the recycling and civil engineering sector will come together at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, which will be presenting the trade fair pairing RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE for the second time. Both areas will have equal status at the trade fair pairing, as project manager Claudia Nötzelmann explains: “Recycling and civil engineering each account for around half of the exhibitor count and exhibition space. Of course, we also have a number of exhibitors with a foot in both camps – which shows the close ties between the two areas covered in our trade fair.”

There are two demonstration building sites at TiefbauLIVE: the road construction and conduit construction
There are two demonstration building sites at TiefbauLIVE: the road construction and conduit construction

Hands-on knowledge through four special theme areas

One factor linking the trade fair pairing is also construction waste recycling, with exhibitors such as Moerschen and Kölsch providing live demonstrations at their own stand. The special theme areas make up the main focus of the two trade fairs: Mobile Scrap & Metal Yard, Wood & Biomass and the demonstration building sites for road and path construction and for canalisation. In all four areas, exhibitors demonstrate their machines performing typical work operations. Claus Faber, site manager at Scholz Recycling GmbH – which buys, sells, processes and recycles steel and metal scrap – is very enthusiastic about the hands-on presentation: “Of all the demonstration trade fairs, I am particularly taken with the quality of the live demonstrations in Karlsruhe, where the machines are shown working in sequence in real-life operating situations. We came to RecyclingAKTIV 2017 intending to purchase a screen unit and encountered a surprising number of manufacturers there. As our work involves screening scrap metal, we compared machines above all based on their construction and robustness. In the end, we decided to go for Komptech’s Cribus 2800 drum screen.”

Many of the exhibitors demonstrate their civil engineering machines and recycling machinery liive at their own stand
Many of the exhibitors demonstrate their civil engineering machines and recycling machinery liive at their own stand

The 200-plus exhibitors not only have the option of demonstrating their products in action in the special theme areas but also at their own stands. Owing to the great demand for such stand areas, the trade fair organisers have increased the open-air exhibition area by some 10,000 square metres. Here, recycling exhibitors like Arjes and Doppstadt and civil engineering specialists Wacker Neuson and KEMROC put their machines and other equipment through their paces.

Many exhibitors from other European countries

The ranks of civil engineering exhibitors once again include Zeppelin (with CAT), Bobcat (with Doosan) and Sany. Sector players making their debut at TiefbauLIVE include construction machinery manufacturer Liebherr and Swedish company Epiroc, which specialises in drilling equipment and hydraulic add-on equipment. Also present are retailers such as BML, eberle hald, Kiesel (with Hitachi and Fuchs), Ludwig, Schwab and, for the very first time, Cramo – one of Europe’s leading construction equipment rental companies. Trade fair project manager Claudia Nötzelmann stresses the importance of attracting international exhibitors: “It is already clear that, on the exhibitor front, our demonstration trade fairs will be every bit as international as they were in 2017. Given that the bauma construction machinery trade fair is also being held this year, this is a very successful result for us.”

As well as Austrian crushing and shredding specialists Komptech, other international producers of recycling equipment are coming to the demonstration trade fair in Karlsruhe: Ecostar from Italy will be showcasing its shredding and screening machines, while Austrian producer Xava specialises in compact screening technology and Polish company ZM PRECYZJA will be demonstrating shredders for paper and board packaging and crushers for wood and biomass.

There are indoor exhibition spaces directly next to the open-air exhibition area. Exhibitors like road construction specialist Riedlberger present their products there.
There are indoor exhibition spaces directly next to the open-air exhibition area. Exhibitors like road construction specialist Riedlberger present their products there.

As well as this, new exhibitors like eSaver, Oleoweb and Proemion will be presenting their testing, measuring, analysis and control technology in the trade fair hall right next to the open-air exhibition area. Other hall exhibitors include Losberger (site trailers and hall construction solutions), Riedlberger (road construction and machine technology), Vp Groundforce (shoring systems rental) and Metso (scrap shears).

2018-09-18
Just one year until RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE

There is just one year to go until the next edition of the trade fair pairing RecyclingAKTIV (demonstration trade fair for waste removal and recycling) and TiefbauLIVE (demonstration trade fair for road construction and civil engineering). Following the successful premiere at the new location, construction and recycling experts will be returning to Karlsruhe between 5 and 7 September 2019. In the well-lit trade fair halls and on 75,000-plus square metres of open-air exhibition area, more than 200 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest machines and equipment in all areas associated with recycling valuable materials and the entire range of civil engineering machines, particularly those used in road construction and canalisation.

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre offers an ideal infrastructure on its exhibition grounds, but also for visitors and exhibitors travelling to the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demonstration trade fairs.
Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre offers an ideal infrastructure on its exhibition grounds, but also for visitors and exhibitors travelling to the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demonstration trade fairs.

This year, two important new exhibitors will be making their debut at the biennial trade fair: Austrian shredder specialist Lindner and German manufacturer Pfreundt, the world market leader in mobile and stationary weighing systems. As well as this, Kölsch, Doppstadt and Hammel have confirmed that they will be among the recycling exhibitors at the event and Wacker Neuson, JCB and Lehnhoff among the civil engineering exhibitors. Project manager Claudia Nötzelmann is justifiably satisfied: “The recycling and civil engineering sectors are dynamic markets. We are very pleased that our two trade fairs have firmly established themselves over the years, allowing us to build upon our solid exhibitor and visitor base in the very busy 2019 trade fair year. We are delighted at the confidence and trust being shown towards us.” A small number of open-air exhibition areas are still available.

High visitor loyalty

Trade visitors from both sectors used the 2017 trade fairs as an information and investment platform. These include decision-makers from recycling, waste management, construction and demolition companies and managers from civil engineering, gardening and landscaping firms. Some 85 percent of visitors to the last event intend to return next year. One of these is Thomas Glaser, managing director of RTS Glaser GmbH, a civil engineering and pipeline construction company from neighbouring Bruchsal: “I visited TiefbauLIVE to find out about new developments in the sector. The exhibition grounds are very well structured so I was able to find all the information I needed in just a few hours. My attention was caught by the hydraulic screening bucket by Finnish manufacturer MultaVEX, which was being demonstrated live at the BML Baumaschinen stand. The screen bucket won me over completely and has since been used in my company for screening sand. I will definitely be returning to Karlsruhe in 2019.”

Karlsruhe offers ideal infrastructure for travelling to the event

By relocating to Karlsruhe, the trade fair also increased its appeal among visitors from different parts of Germany. Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion is an economically strong region with a high investment rate and a dense transport network. Jürgen Blattmann, local sales director at Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, stresses the importance of infrastructural accessibility for a positive trade fair experience: “I was surprised at how many specialists from other parts of Germany were visiting TiefbauLIVE 2017. Karlsruhe is easy to reach by car, train and even by air – we even had customers who took advantage of the direct flights to Baden Airpark to visit the trade fair for a day. Even though my focus is on sales in Baden-Württemberg, the trade fair is still of national importance for Zeppelin.”

Optimised layout planning

main entrance of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre
Main entrance of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre: Here visitors will find ideal infrastructural conditions – taxi rank, suburban rail station and parking spaces are all centrally accessible and a permanent visitor entrance is situated there as well.

Karlsruhe is not only easy to reach, but the city itself also boasts an ideal infrastructure. Nonetheless, the organisers are planning a number of small changes to make the exhibition grounds even better. As Claudia Nötzelmann explains: “For a start, we will be using the main entrance in the west of the trade fair grounds in future. Here, our visitors will find ideal infrastructural conditions – taxi rank, suburban rail station and parking spaces are all centrally accessible and a permanent visitor entrance is situated there as well.

This time around, we will also be positioning all the hall exhibitors along the main route into the open-air exhibition area. By steering visitors along this new route, we expect to facilitate even more contact between visitors and exhibitors.”

2018-03-14
Strong demand for stand spaces: One and a half more years until RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE 2019

From 5 to 7 September 2019, visitors at the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demonstration trade fairs will again have opportunities to witness practical demonstrations of the newest civil engineering machinery and recycling facilities live and in action. After its successful premiere at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre in April 2017, the double trade fair will start its next round in 2019 and with a fresh new look. The team from Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH, which organizes the double fair, has revised the logos of both events. The unified design emphasizes the common bond that unites the two events at this unique double trade fair.

Wirtgen, Arjes, Fliegl and MTS will all be there again

Project director Claudia Nötzelmann and her team began intensive discussions with exhibitors at the Steinexpo show in August 2017. Several key players have already committed to their placements at the next edition of RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE: these include Arjes, Craco, Goudsmit, HS-Schoch, Metso Germany and Wirtgen for the recycling area and ALLU, Fliegl, Kubota, Tuchel, MTS Maschinentechnik, MOBA and Rädlinger for the civil engineering area. “Moreover, 70 exhibitors and dealers have already taken options 1½ years ahead of the fair and are planning to participate again. Returning exhibitors can be assured of having their accustomed placements in 2019, but only if they commit themselves before the end of May. Afterwards, the areas will be made available for all other exhibitors”, Claudia Nötzelmann explains.

The double trade fair considers new legal regulations

Leading federal associations will again contribute their expertise to the double trade fair. At the most recent session of the advisory council, the fair’s organizers consulted with cooperating partner Geoplan and representatives of the associations to find ways for the fair to optimally reflect the implementation of current and lastingly decisive legal regulations, as well as the intermeshing of recycling and civil engineering. The project team also used the association’s events (e.g. the VDBUM’s large seminar and the demolition conference) as opportunities to make new contacts and to notify exhibitors about Karlsruhe’s unique double trade fair. Exhibitors who book their stands by 30 September are eligible for a 10% early registration discount.

The supporting association from the area of civil engineering is:

  • VDBUM

The supporting associations from the area of recycling are:

  • bvse
  • BDSV
  • BRB
  • DA
  • QRB
  • VDMA
  • VDM

RecyclingAKTIV – Demonstration trade fair for waste removal and recycling

TiefbauLIVE – Demonstration trade fair for road construction and civil engineering

Timeframe: 5-7 September 2019

Location: Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre (outdoor campus and hall areas)

Action areas: Scrap & Metal, Wood & Biomass, Exemplary Construction Sites for Canal Construction and Road Construction

Organizer: Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH

Cooperating partner: Geoplan GmbH

Operative partners: Görisch GmbH and Hofmann Entsorgungs GmbH

2017-05-02
Final report: RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE 2017
202 exhibitors from 14 countries presented the full spectrum of the newest underground-construction machines and recycling facilities
202 exhibitors from 14 countries presented the full spectrum of the newest underground-construction machines and recycling facilities

A successful change of location: from 27 to 29 April, representatives of the international recycling and underground construction industry met at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, which served for the first time as the showplace of the RecyclingAktiv and TiefbauLIVE double trade fair. Some 7,500 registered specialized visitors encountered 600 consultants from the exhibiting companies. On 76,500 square metres of area, 202 exhibitors from 14 countries presented the full spectrum of the newest underground-construction machines and recycling facilities. Market leaders such as Doppstadt, JCB, Wacker Neuson and Zeppelin were enthusiastic about the new venue and evaluated their participation as successful.

“Strong satisfaction among exhibitors and visitors alike showed that we achieved our goal. It also encourages us to continue to evolve the trade fair for 2019, when it will again highlight the live demonstrations that make it unique” summarized Britta Wirtz, managing director of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH.

47 of the 202 exhibitors took advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate their products at their own stands.
47 of the 202 exhibitors took advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate their products at their own stands.

A survey of the visitors showed that this specialized trade fair has a nationwide character and international magnetism. One quarter of the fair’s participants travelled more than 300 kilometres to attend the event. Nine percent of the visitors were from foreign countries.

47 of the 202 exhibitors took advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate their products at their own stands. One such exhibitor was Goudsmit, a Dutch company. “We brought our 27-tonne nonferrous-metals cutter to Karlsruhe. The campus here is ideally suited for demonstrating the separation of ferrous and nonferrous metals”, says Roland Metsemakers, Sales Manager Recycling Germany, Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV.

Numerous federal associations brought their competence to the four action areas at the double trade fair.
Numerous federal associations brought their competence to the four action areas at the double trade fair.

Numerous federal associations brought their competence to the four action areas at the double trade fair. The VDMA, for example, was the godfather of the newly conceived action area for Wood & Biomass. Komptech GmbH from Austria participated here with its dual-shaft shredder and a new star screen with excess-length return. “I like trade fairs where things move and happen. That’s why it was so important – and so hugely successful – for us to participate in Wood & Biomass. The length, the moderation and the frequency of the demonstrations were outstanding”, says Ewald Konrad, Sales Director.

Also new: the special show of plastic recycling in Hall 2. Organized for the fair by the bvse, this show showed the diverse items that can be fabricated anew from plastic wastes. Visitors could stroll through a park-like landscape with a pond, a jetty and park benches; they were also welcome to try out playground equipment made from recycled plastics. Other useful objects made from recycled plastics were likewise on display: these included stands for construction-site fences, noise-protection barriers, load carriers and even entire channel shafts.

Alongside these newly conceived attractions, the Scrap & Metal action area was again a magnet for visitors this year. All typical phases in the work of a modern scrapyard, e.g. shredding, handling and recovery, were demonstrated on its 2,000 square metres of area.

The exemplary construction sites for road construction and channel building were a magnet for visitors
The exemplary construction sites for road construction and channel building were a magnet for visitors

The exemplary construction sites for road construction and channel building, which were initiated by the VDBUM, served as the venues for demonstrations by Ammann, the Swiss underground-construction specialist, which presented its asphalt roller and other equipment in practical deployment. This exhibitor was especially satisfied with the overall organization: “We felt that the team at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair is a well-rehearsed troop. They responded to every request and they made everything possible. Not everybody can accomplish that!” enthused Gudrun Oestern, Marketing and Sales, Ammann Verdichtung GmbH.

The exhibitors praised the number and quality of the visitors. “Our summary is very, very positive. We were pleasantly surprised that so many keenly interested visitors, especially decision makers, were already onsite early each morning. Shortly before the lunch break, my boys were really out of breath – that was terrific”, says Lars Holzhey, CEO of Schwab GmbH. Holzhey’s impression is confirmed by the data from the survey of visitors, 96.2% of whom were specialized visitors. The high percentage of decision makers deserves special emphasis: 80% of the visitors play significant roles in their companies’ investment decisions.

For Steffen Hanus, CEO of Wirtgen Augsburg, the synthesis of both branches of industry is a factor for success: “I like the trade fair’s concept very much. This unification of two trade fairs is perfect for us. And we’re very, very happy with the surroundings here in Karlsruhe. Everything is first rate.”

Dr. Friedhelm Rese is CEO of Geoplan GmbH, the former organizer and the present-day cooperating partner of the double trade fair. He summarizes: “The relocation to a new venue succeeded optimally. The hall spaces are ideal. They also provided the venue for the specialized forum and for the unprecedented special show of plastic recycling, which the bvse organized. All in all, I’m very happy about our excellent cooperation.”

New products at the double trade fair:

Not only demonstrations, but also innovations: several exhibitors brought genuinely new items to Karlsruhe. Riedlberger GmbH, for example, unveiled a new, fully hydraulic, quick-coupler system that sets new standards for locking and safety. The hook-up onto the quick-coupler system is conceived so that the accessory equipment cannot fall off, even if it hasn’t been properly locked in place. This offers the greatest possible protection for construction-site personnel. The visual lock display is integrated into the accessory equipment so the user doesn’t receive the visual signal unless the quick-change system is in the right position and correctly coupled with the accessory equipment.

Safe work with accessory equipment was likewise an important topic for MTS Maschinentechnik Schrode, which specializes in automation. This company presented a new control panel for its tilt rotators. The panel shows the driver in his cab the individual operating steps when changing accessory equipment on the tilt rotator and thus offers him control via secure locking. The panel, which had been shown as a study at bauma one year previously, was now demonstrated at TiefbauLive as a market-mature, serially manufactured product in practical deployment on an excavator.

Komptech, the leading supplier of machines for the preparation of woody biomass as a renewable energy source, debuted its new mobile star-screen device at the Wood & Biomass action area. The Multistar One can prepare wood and biomass even more efficiently than predecessor devices. When separating the useable portion, excessively long material isn’t ejected, but automatically returned to the shredder via a return conveyer belt with a 220° pivoting radius. Equipped with an extra-large screen deck, this device can achieve throughput rates as high as 200 m3 per hour.

Steinert, which specializes in sorting and separation, presented the EddyC Fines, its new separator for nonferrous metals such as aluminium, copper or zinc. This device’s splitter can be precisely preset to the nearest millimetre and facilitates a significantly higher separation precision so that very fine material can be successfully separated. The open construction of its new C frame makes this separator especially convenient for servicing and maintenance. Belts can be changed in just ten minutes, without heavy equipment, and by only two workmen with wrenches. This contributes to greater adaptability in the choice of belts and optimally convenient installation of belts.

The next recycling aktiv and TiefbauLive will take place at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre from 5 to 7 September 2019.

Additional quotations from exhibitors:

HS-Schoch GmbH & Co. KG

“The trade fair was a complete success for us. If we can sign similarly superlative contracts next time, it would be a truly incredible success. Our incoming orders were actually better here that at bauma. That’s why I’ve already booked the same stand for 2019.”

Hermann Schoch, Managing Director and Partner, HS-Schoch GmbH & Co. KG

Werner Doppstadt Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

“I’m impressed by the perfect organization. I especially liked the advance communication. The double trade fair was also often present in the media – that’s important.”

Thomas Willeke, Marketing Director, Werner Doppstadt Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

JCB Deutschland GmbH

“This location here in Karlsruhe is an obvious improvement compared to the previous venue at Baden Airpark. The guidance for visitors is clear and logically structured. We’re satisfied.”

Dr. Martin Thelen, Marketing Director, JCB Deutschland GmbH

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