BICES 2023 sets ‘new records’

The 16th China Beijing International Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines and Mining Machines Exhibition & Seminar (BICES 2023) recently concluded, drawing approximately 1,320 exhibitors from over 30 countries and regions.

Held at the China International Exhibition Centre (Shunyi Venue) in Beijing from 20 to 23 September 2023, the event covered about 150,000 sq m of exhibition area. It attracted more than 300,000 visitors (onsite and online), with over 150,000 visitors from over 70 countries and regions attending onsite. 

According to the organiser, BICES 2023 has reached “historic highs in terms of both scale and effectiveness, and set new records in its 30-year history.” The theme for this year’s event was ‘Digital, Efficient, Green and Reliable’.

Supporting energy transition 

BICES 2023 featured various sustainable, environment-friendly machines and equipment, supporting the industry’s energy transition. Among the major exhibitors at the event was LiuGong, which displayed 43 products, including 16 electric series and three hybrid machines. In addition, Zoomlion presented 19 products, 10 of which were ‘green’ machines that offer not only zero emissions and reduced operating costs but also multiple safety protections.

Sany introduced 22 machines, 13 of which were electric-powered models. The SW956E electric loader, with a rated load capacity of 5.8 t, is equipped with a self-developed VCU control system and electric drive powertrain, matched with a two-speed sleeve gearbox and single-handle pilot control system, combining the stability of traditional loaders with the rapid response of electric loaders. 

Another major exhibitor was XCMG, which showcased its XCA300L8-HEV hybrid crane. The company also unveiled a new range of large-tonnage, high-voltage lithium-ion forklifts under its Peacock series, as well as the XGE105 and XDR80TE-AT electric mining trucks, XC968-EV electric loader, XE215E electric excavator, HB62VH hybrid pump truck, and G4802BIIVE electric mixer truck.

With the theme of ‘Green Equipment, Smart Future,’ Taihe Group revealed its ambition to enter the construction machinery industry at BICES 2023. The company launched a variety of environment-friendly and intelligent products at the event. It is currently researching and developing hybrid power, electric, hydrogen, methanol-powered equipment, and more.