Connectivity at bauma 2016

bauma 2016, the 31st edition of the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, was held in Munich in April. This year’s show attracted 3 423 exhibitors and over half a million visitors from more than 200 countries.

One of those exhibitors impressing visitors was Trimble, showing their connected site. They also showed how UAVs and mobile mapping systems can be used to boost safety and efficiency on construction sites.

Caterpillar and its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GMbH also had a strong presence and showcased safety, productivity and equipment management solutions. As well as more than 60 products.

The three main themes of the show were connectivity, efficiency and productivity, which fit nicely with Trimble’s connected site and recent announcements on integrations and partnerships with major OEMs.

While Caterpillar chose this opportunity to feature the Age of Smart Iron and to highlight how jobsites can be connected and the industry can evolve.

Held every three years, the next bauma is to take place in April 2019 in Munich. It will be exciting to see how far the industry advances with connectivity, efficiency and productivity in that time.