15 Jan 2021

RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE brings two industries together in one place

Event promises action-packed live demonstrations

The demonstration trade fairs RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE are expected to go ahead as planned from 10 to 12 June 2021 across both the hall and outdoor exhibition areas of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, according to organiser Messe Karlsruhe. “Our exhibitors are chomping at the bit and are keen to help us shape the twin trade fair. Together with them, our partner associations and service partners, we are developing practical solutions that will enable live demonstrations to take place safely and in full at stands and in six formats”, explains project manager Olivia Hogenmüller. “We are already working on a tailored safety and hygiene plan for our event, in close contact with the relevant authorities. Our priority is to create flexible measures. Since September, the trade fair industry has shown that safety and hygiene measures adapted to the infection situation can be effective.”

Attachments arena combines both industries

2021 will see the first cross-industry attachments arena, which will present tools from the recycling and civil engineering sectors in a single action-packed show. Among the carrier vehicles on show will be a mobile excavator from CAT and a tracked excavator from Kiesel. Anke Hadwiger, Head of Trade Fairs, Events and Training at Zeppelin Baumaschinen, is already looking forward to seeing the CAT attachments live in action: “Virtual events are great, but they can never replace live ones. In this regard, we are really looking forward to getting back to live. We can’t wait to fully interact with visitors again.” The list of companies that will be showcasing the power and versatility of their attachments in this new arena includes names like ALLU, Ammann Verdichtung, Epiroc and ZFE (HS-Schoch Group).

A kick-off meeting took place, at which Messe Karlsruhe informed the participating manufacturers of the potential safety measures that will apply at the event: “The organisers have created a solid hygiene and safety plan. It is flexible and can be adapted to whatever the situation is at the time. We exhibitors can also do our bit by making our stands hygienically safe”, says Willi Reutter, Application Manager Heavy Equipment at Ammann Verdichtung. “When you also consider the fact that the event will be mostly taking place outside, I believe that RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE will be able to go ahead as planned in June. After so many trade fairs were cancelled in 2020, we are desperate for more personal contact with our customers. We hope that this demonstration trade fair can act as a restart.”

Showcasing machinery and systems to customers in person

With over 90,000 square metres of exhibition space, the outdoor area offers exhibitors plenty of options for demonstrating products at their stands. All the material required for this is also provided, from scrap and rubble to logs, earth and biomass. This will allow visitors to compare products from leading manufacturers in real operations. They will also be able to discuss them in depth with representatives from around 250 exhibitors, including the likes of Moerschen, Dappen, HAAS, Kurz Aufbereitungsanlagen, TTS Trump Technik Service and debutant BAU Süddeutsche Baumaschinen. These specialists will provide information about the products on show alongside the live demonstration, allowing visitors to experience the latest recycling systems up close. Other exhibitors demonstrating the technology and effectiveness of their products at their stands will include Kemroc, MTS Schrode, Kubota and RSP.

Special heavy construction in theory, practice and consulting

Thanks to a combination of a dedicated demonstration building site, exhibitor presentations and a special training programme, the topic of special heavy construction will receive much greater recognition at RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE in 2021. Liebherr-MCCtec Vertriebs- und Service GmbH will bring their LB 16 unplugged to Karlsruhe, an electrically powered rotary drilling system that weighs in at 55 tonnes. Boasting a maximum drilling depth of 34.5 metres, the new Liebherr model gets its name from its battery, which replaces the need for a power cable. SkanCraft, a veteran of the demonstration trade fair, will present its hydraulic vibration ram. This attachment makes it easier to pick up and place down sheet piles, and is used in slope stabilisation as well as rail, bridge and conduit construction. New exhibitor EMDE Bohrtechnik will be presenting its rotary drill heads, while Söndgerath will bring its portfolio for pumps and accessories to Karlsruhe.

Messe Karlsruhe receives expert advice and support for its demonstration building sites for conduit construction, e-mobility in compact construction, gardening and landscaping from the German Association of the Building Industry, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (VDBUM). The association will manage these demonstration areas on site and will also hold its third industry event for special heavy construction on 11 June at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. This event will see six high-profile keynote speakers provide insights into the following topics:

  • Assistant systems in special heavy construction
  • Investigating and describing rock in the context of the German construction contract procedures (VOB 2019)
  • Innovations from industry
  • German construction contract law as per section 650a ff of the German Civil Code and special heavy construction
  • Vibration ramming technology
  • Special heavy construction services in major projects

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