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Proven Technologies, New Markets

While we tend to focus on leading-edge technologies in this blog, such as hydraulic hybrids, electric vehicles, advanced thermal management, and engine downspeeding, it’s important to note that the technology landscape around the globe is not uniform.

This can be attributed to many factors – government regulations, adoption rates of innovations, availability of financing, labor costs – but the primary reason is the local preferences of equipment buyers.  Simply put, if the buyers of equipment either perceive they don’t need or aren’t prepared to invest in the added benefits that advanced technologies can provide, it doesn’t make sense for manufacturers to offer machines with them.

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Categories: Trade Shows, Technology, Off-Highway, China, Localized Solutions, Construction

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Think Globally, Engineer Locally

Impressions from CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 on the growing worldwide construction industry

Nearly 130,000 people attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas this year. The event set records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors, and education tickets sold while marking the second-highest attendance in the show’s history. 

While the construction industry is becoming more global, construction equipment is certainly not becoming universal.  The front-end loader used on a building site in London is far different from the front-end loader found in Shanghai – even if it is made by the same manufacturer. 

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Categories: Agriculture, Off-Highway, Trade Shows, Construction

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