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Hyundai Doosan Infracore and Hyundai Construction Equipment to Unveil Hydrogen and Electric Excavator at BAUMA 2022, World’s Largest Construction Machinery Trade Fair

Equipment to be showcased by Hyundai Doosan Infracore and Hyundai Construction Equipment Infracore at BAUMA 2022, the world’s largest construction machinery trade fair.

Hyundai Doosan Infracore and Hyundai Construction Equipment, subsidiaries of Hyundai Genuine, the intermediate holding company in the construction machinery sector of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, will participate in BAUMA 2022, the world’s largest construction machinery trade fair.

Hyundai Doosan Infracore and Hyundai Construction Equipment will be participating in the BAUMA trade fair to be held in Munich, Germany from the Oct 24 to 30, to showcase the companies’ latest equipment and technologies, including smart construction solutions, hydrogen fuel cell power packs and electric battery packs, hydrogen and electric excavators, wheel loaders, dump trucks and more.

The two companies will take full advantage of BAUMA to promote their eco-friendly, smart construction equipment and technologies, and seek recognition for their competitive mini and small compact machines.

This is in line with the global construction equipment market trend, where demand for eco-friendly and compact products has been steadily increasing in developed markets such as North America and Europe recently. According to Off-Highway Research, a global construction equipment research institute, the demand for compact machines in the European construction equipment market is expected to grow continuously, with the market share of compact equipment forecasted to increase from 45% in 2021 to 53% by 2025. The European market in particular has shown a high level of interest and demand for eco-friendly equipment as the region’s emission standards on carbon neutrality is extremely high.

In accordance with such trends, Hyundai Construction Equipment plans to showcase its 14-ton hydrogen excavator developed for the first time in Korea in 2020, hydrogen fuel cell power pack, and 1.8-ton mini electric excavator. The HYUNDAI CONNECT zone will also be installed to help visitors better understand unmanned automation technologies.

In addition, Hyundai Doosan Infracore will exhibit a 1.7-ton mini electric excavator and a hybrid engine equipped excavator, both scheduled for release in 2023. Demonstration events for Concept X, an unmanned automation solution, and XiteCloud, a smart construction solution, will also take place on the side.

Moreover, Hyundai Doosan Infracore's engine division will present its electric battery packs for the first time at BAUMA, as a part of the company’s strategy to expand its business, currently focused on internal combustion engines, to one that is more complex, and inclusive of electrification solutions. Through such efforts, the company plans to make headway in the European market where the hype for eco-friendly equipment is high.

The two companies’ mini excavator strategic models will also be on display for visitors, including Hyundai Construction Equipment's HX mini excavator series, a Reddot Design Award 2022 winner which has received many favorable reviews, and Hyundai Doosan Infracore's 2 to 5-ton mini excavators.

“The BAUMA trade show is a great opportunity to get an overall view of the global construction machinery market trends,” said Sohn Dong-youn, Vice Chairman and CEO of Hyundai Genuine, adding, “we will closely examine our strengths and weaknesses against global top-tier companies, and aim to take lead in a new market.”

Meanwhile, Germany's BAUMA exhibition is one of the world's three largest construction machinery trade fairs, alongside Conexpo held in the US, and INTERMAT in France. This year marks its 33rd edition and is expected to attract more than 600,000 visitors from all over the world. <End>