Bauma 2013: Gigantic, Amazing, Supreme
• Approx. 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries
• Proportion of international visitors higher than ever before
• 3,420 exhibitors from 57 countries
... and they all come: An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center between April 15 and 21. Not only did this edition of bauma break all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, it also attracted the highest number of visitors ever. "This is very good for our industry in these turbulent times and it will certainly give it a boost," said Johann Sailer, Chairman of the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association of VDMA and President of the Committee for the European Construction Equipment Industry (CECE)
Justice prevails in Karnataka giving long arm to the steel industry in India
Supreme Court in India provided welcome reprieve to the mining and steel industry after 20 month long imbroglio which had brought steel making and other associated economic activity on the knees.
Historically judicial intervention came down with a heavy hand on the severe malpractices in mining industry which had taken epidemic proportions spreading its tentacles in the iron ore rich states of Karnataka, Goa, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh
In a surgical move Supreme Court through the Central Empowered Committee went on overdrive in stemming the rot.
However the quarantine operations culminated in acute shortage of iron ore in the country leading to steel manufacturers running less than 50% capacity utilization. Plight was even more appalling for mills having taken up expansion pegging raw material security on the abundant resources in Karnataka.