After a Four-Year Wait, DEMCON is Back
Published: 10/10, 2022
Can’t make it to Bauma? Consider attending another European trade show—Sweden’s DEMCON.
After four long years, it is once again time for the DEMCON to be held November 24-25 at Infra City in Bredden north of Stockholm. Despite taking place on the heels of Bauma just a month earlier, organizers report that exhibit space is fully booked. The only concession to the late date is a limited number of outdoor stands; November in Sweden usually means staying inside as much as possible.
Exhibitors included many familiar names, as well as some first-timers such as Flex Scandinavia, which markets a range of different machines and aids for drilling, grinding, and polishing; and Moldex Nordic, which sells various types of protective equipment for work in construction and remediation.
Rototilt is also a first-time exhibitor as a manufacturer of tiltrotators and quick-coupling equipment for demolition tools. Also new is Falch, a German manufacturer of equipment for water jet and cleaning with high-pressure equipment. Two Indian diamond tool manufacturers will be on hand—Dee Tec and Hi Tech Tools & Technologies, as well as the Indian Demolition Association. Also new at this year’s fair is Fieldly, which develops software programs for concrete cutting contractors to facilitate daily work.
Another new exhibitor for DEMCON is the BIG Group, which markets the new Dimas diamond tool brand in Sweden. They also have a range of other products for demolition, concrete cutting, remediation and grinding and polishing of concrete floors in their range. Another first-time exhibitor is Blinken Tools, which markets US-based GSSI’s concrete scanning equipment.
DL Maskin is also exhibiting for the first time and selling Montabert and Rotar’s range of hydraulic hammers and hydraulic tools for demolition, recycling and scrap handling. Also new to DEMCON is Kendrill, which specializes in the rental of demolition robots, concrete cracking and concrete cutting equipment in the Nordic region. DEMCON will also welcome Powertools, which sells different types of cracking equipment for concrete, stone, and other services; and Leif Karlsson Entreprenad, which, among other things, markets Italian Italdem scrap shears and demolition equipment.
As usual, the trade fair DEMCON is supported by the trade organization Byggnadsberedning, a joint trade association for Sweden’s demolition workers, cleaners and concrete cutters. Abbreviated BFB, they will gather for an autumn meeting in connection with DEMCON. The show is also supported by IACDS, and the European Demolition Association.
DEMCON party and awarding of the Swedish Demolition Award
According to tradition, an industry dinner is arranged on the Thursday evening of the first show day called the Demconkalaset. The dinner consists of both manufacturers and entrepreneurs who have the opportunity to come together in a more relaxed manner. Even those who don’t sign up for the dinner can attend the pre-event networking session.
Demconkalaset is, as usual, the place where the Swedish Demolition Prize is awarded. However, the jury for the Demolition Prize does not reveal who has been nominated, but says as much that there will be just over 10 companies that will receive the Swedish Demolition Prize in 2022. The Swedish Demolition Prize is awarded by the magazine Professionell Demolering in collaboration with BFB.