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John Deere expands construction brand into 18 countries across Africa

John Deere 3John Deere has announced plans to offer its construction line-up to 18 countries across southern and western Africa, where Deere-branded construction products were not previously available

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Metso Outotec to supply key minerals processing technology to Sandfire Resources

AF metsoMetso Outotec has signed a contract to deliver all the main process technologies for Sandfire Resources' flagship Motheo copper-silver concentrator in Botswana

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bauma CONEXPO AFRICA cancelled due to Covid travel restrictions

bca pr 2021 03 cancelationMesse Muenchen South Africa, organisers of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, have announced that this key pan-African trade show for construction, building materials, mining, agriculture and forestry machinery and vehicles, will not take place in 2021 as planned due to Covid-related issues.

The event was scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from October 13-16, 2021. But after in-depth consultations with industry stakeholders and amid ongoing bans and restrictions on international travel to and from South Africa due to the pandemic, it has now been cancelled altogether.

Suzette Scheepers, CEO of Messe Muenchen South Africa, said, “Due to the challenges the industry is facing, and uncertainty in the market around the Covid-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions, the bauma CONEXPO AFRICA advisory board concluded that we could not guarantee the international stature and the usual return on investment of this show in 2021.”

bauma CONEXPO AFRICA traditionally attracts exhibitors from around the world and thousands of delegates from Africa, providing a unique platform for international knowledge sharing and solution discovery.

Messe Muenchen Germany and industry stakeholders have expressed concern that South Africa is currently one of the most travel restricted areas in the world, with more than 120 major restrictions from other countries in place and strict post-travel quarantine rules in place. In addition, most European countries were back under strict lockdown, making it challenging for travellers to leave their countries. Many companies still have internal travel restrictions for their employees until July 2021. International exhibitors required time to move equipment for display, compounding the current challenges.

Scheepers said the difficult decision to cancel the event this year had been made after in-depth consultations with partners and industry stakeholders. “Our goal of delivering an optimal event experience to both exhibitors and visitors would have been challenged by the current uncertain situation. We thank our partners, exhibitors and the bauma CONEXPO AFRICA community for their ongoing understanding and support. We would like to assure all stakeholders of an enhanced and exceptional industry event when bauma CONEXPO AFRICA returns,” she said.

Importantly now, stakeholders agree that the industry needs to work towards economic recovery and revitalisation amid the current challenges it faces, so that we can all look forward to collaborating to make the next edition of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA a success.

For further news and updates, visit www.bcafrica.com

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Bulet takes delivery of the first Liebherr LRT 1090-2.1 rough terrain crane in Nigeria

liebherr bulet lrt1090 2 1 300dpiWEBConstruction contractor Bulet International Nigeria Ltd has purchased a new Liebherr LRT 1090-2.1. This is the first Liebherr LRT series rough terrain crane in Nigeria

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Wirtgen Group SA launches HP series pneumatic tyre rollers

ATRWirtgen Group South Africa has introduced its HP Series, a totally new generation of pneumatic tyre rollers from its HAMM brand

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