Intermat: Stop press
By Joe Malone19 April 2018
The wait is nearly over, ladies and gentlemen – Intermat takes place this month, in Paris, France, from 23-28 April.
The March issue of IRN provided you with a five-page show guide on the exhibition, and this stop press is a chance to let you know the final details of the event.
Along with all the usual exhibition traits, the European Rental Association (ERA) and DLR, the French rental association, have organised a rental day which will take place on the Thursday. This has been organised in partnership with Intermat.
There will be 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries showcasing their latest products at the show, which will run alongside World of Concrete Europe, staged for only the second time. The Paris show will comprise an indoor exhibition zone, an outdoor exhibition zone, and a demonstration zone. The four hubs will be for Earthmoving & Demolition; Roads, Minerals & Foundations; Lifting, Handling & Transportation; and Buildings & Concrete.
The round up what will be on show at the event, from the access sector Manitou will show its 180 ATJ and 160 ATJ articulating booms, while Haulotte will exhibit its HA16RTJ Pro rough terrain articulating boom.
Magni will use Intermat to showcase its telehandler products from its newest series, and Genie will be showing its new generation of environment-friendly work platforms. Finally, Skyjack will showcase its fleet of its electric scissor lifts, rough terrain scissors, and booms, plus its recent expansion of its telematics offering.
From the earthmoving and site equipment sectors, key players such as Komatsu, Volvo CE, Doosan Construction Equipment, Case Construction, and Wacker Neuson will be present, to name but a few. There will also be new products on show from the likes of Bobcat, Hamm, Bomag, Kohler SDMO and more.
A late announcement has been made by TSR-Lighting, which told IRN it would showcase the new branding of its Worklite product, launched last year at the International Rental Exhibition, while first-timers to Intermat Tobroco-Giant will show its new skid steer loader – the SK252D.
Finally, from the engines sector, companies such as Kubota, Cummins and Yanmar will be present, so watch out for powerful innovations from those companies.
As ever, IRN hopes to see many of you there. Drop by KHL Group’s stand, at 6 C 001.
The Thursday of the exhibition has been designated Intermat Rental Day, with a round table on a theme of Equipment Rental in 10 Years, looking at the growth potential in the sector.
Held from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 26 April, this round table will include an examination of the construction sector landscape and the organisation of rental, drawing on examples from different countries.
Then there will be an overview of construction sector change-related issues affecting equipment rental in these countries, examining the major factors that will drive change in the rental business over the next 10 years, and how each country is preparing for it.
In the afternoon, there will be opportunities for individual meetings between exhibitors and rental firms.
The Intermat Rental Day is being organised in partnership with the European Rental Association and DLR, the French rental association.
Champagne and Strawberries
KHL’s Champagne and Strawberries event will be held on Wednesday, 25 April at Intermat. Located on stand 6 C 001, the traditional, invitation-only event will take place from 3pm-5pm. International Rental News editor Joe and other KHL staff look forward to seeing all clients and media partners at the event.