Construction machinery trade fair bauma China was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center from 27 to 30 November, 2018. The advanced technologies and innovative equipment displayed at the Sullair booth attracted a large number of visitors throughout the four-day event.
Sullair exhibited a number of new machines during the expo, including a 700RH model and a 1300 model large portable air compressor equipped with smart controls, the OFD1550 portable oil free air compressor, and the PTO12XH unpowered accessory air compressor.
The Sullair 700RH and 1300 portable diesel air compressors now come with smart controls in place of the traditional mechanical controls, allowing for more precise control of the machine and faster response times. This in turn helps improve efficiency and reduces overall diesel consumption. In addition, thanks to the multiple control programs available for these products, a single air compressor can provide the right air volume and pressure for a variety of working scenarios.
Such powerful functionality did not go unnoticed by the media at the event. Sullair Asia President Sean Xie provided more information about Sullair's products and future developments in an interview.
He said, “The extreme functionality of Sullair’s air compressors means that air volume and pressure can be guaranteed even at 5,000 meters above sea level. While maintaining the machines’ traditional strengths, we’ve also introduced the smart control programs I've previously mentioned, making the 700RH one of the top models industry wide in terms of air volume. Meanwhile, the 1300 model covers several working features that are included in the 1100XHH, 1200XXH and 1300XH models. Aside from this, the OFD1550 oil free portable air compressor is fitted with a Sullair dry screw two-stage air end to provide 100% class 0 oil free air at any time to meet the needs of complex and sensitive working environments.”
In line with China’s increasingly stringent emissions standards and environmental requirements, the Sullair 700RH and 1300 diesel portable air compressors are more efficient and consume less diesel, helping improve competitiveness in the construction and drilling accessory fields, while also greatly reducing clients’ construction costs over the long term. Sean Xie mentioned that the oil free portable machines are in high demand in Southeast Asia, which will further grow Sullair’s business in the energy and chemicals sectors. The OFD1550 oil free portable air compressor exhibited at bauma China was flown in all the way from the Sullair headquarters in the US. The machine takes a further step forward by meeting T4 emissions standards and is one of the top machines on the global market.
In July, 2017, Sullair formally joined the Hitachi Group, which launched a powerful new partnership. Hitachi Group has been focused on the information technology sector for several years and is a world-leader in digital technologies and IoT. Sean Xie said, “We hope that with this advantage, Sullair can gradually improve its digitalization of client equipment files and client data to lay the groundwork for the creation of a big data platform and pave the way for greater cost efficiencies for clients. Going forward, Sullair’s many machines will be connected so that air compressor performance can be monitored and preventative maintenance carried out. Sullair keeps improving the capabilities of its product development teams and working to create industry-specific solutions, while maintaining and improving the products’ existing strengths, including performance, convenience, and the level of automation.
In a discussion about the impact of the US-China trade war on Sullair, Sean Xie said that the company is facing the objective challenges with confidence and determination, noting, “Sullair plans to broaden its income sources and decrease expenditures through cost optimization and technical innovation, which will offset some of the impact of the trade war. At the same time, comprehensive preparations have been made for any problems that may arise.” In this regard, Sean Xie is optimistic about Sullair’s prospects for growth in 2019. “We are confident that by rolling out our new products, promoting our brand, and managing our operations efficiently, we can maintain our current trajectory of strong and sustainable growth.
Bauma China is one of the most significant events in the industry calendar and this year’s fair was very fruitful for Sullair. The number of visitors to the Sullair booth reached a record high, with an average of more than 300 people welcomed to the stand on both of the first two days. Sullair has attended the event for many years now and Sean Xie confirmed that the company will continue to attend in the future.