Develon delighted its customers at the Intermat 2024 in Paris

Develon presented its innovative and industry-leading machines and digital solutions for the first time at Intermat 2024 in the French capital Paris from April 24 to 26. Develon also invited trade partners from all over Europe to its more than 2,000 square meter stand. They were given the exclusive opportunity to take a close look at the entire Develon portfolio and talk shop in person with representatives of the Management Board.

Large and innovative portfolio impresses customers

The dealers were impressed by the presentation of the new Develon brand identity under the motto “Powered by Innovation”. Stephan Kohn, Sales Director at Ummenhofer Baumaschinen GmbH, enthused after visiting the largest French meeting of the construction industry in Paris: “That was a great experience!” Managing Director Daniel Ummenhofer also accompanied the delegation.

The leading provider of construction machinery and services from Pfullendorf took the opportunity to show three of its customers the benefits of Develon products directly at the trade fair stand. “Our customers got a good impression of how large and innovative the Develon portfolio is, and that the company continues to step on the gas and constantly drive its developments forward,” said Stephan Kohn, summarizing his impressions.

A look into the future of resource-saving machines

In addition to the current product highlights, Develon gave its stand guests a glimpse into the near future of emission-free and low-emission vehicles. The focus was clearly on new innovative machines and technologies that contribute to CO2 reduction and comprehensive sustainability. Visitors to the trade fair were impressed by the DL250-FCEV wheel loader, for example. This can be equipped with a hydrogen-powered fuel cell power pack via a versatile single platform design and is then equivalent to a fuel cell electric vehicle. Alternatively, the installation of a battery pack also enables the transition to a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle).

The group from Ummenhofer Baumaschinen GmbH found the practical demonstrations in the demonstration area on the outside grounds particularly illustrative. The DL420CVT-7 wheel loader was particularly impressive here, with its CVT transmission enabling considerable fuel savings. The DL420CVT-7 also offers unique advantages in terms of operational safety. This is because it is equipped with the "transparent bucket" safety system, in which two cameras monitor the area in front of the bucket. The images are transmitted to a special screen in the driver's cab and perfectly illuminate the blind spot in front of the bucket. New smart features such as object detection further increase operational safety.

Concept-X 2.0 in action for the first time

As with the innovative wheel loader model, the autonomously operating machines in the "Concept-X 2-0" series also combine the advantages of fuel-saving technologies and innovative safety developments. The DD100-CX autonomous bulldozer and the DX225-CX autonomous crawler excavator were on show in action for the first time. The latter Concept-X 2.0 excavator is particularly fuel-efficient thanks to 3D control and Full Electric Hydraulic (FEH) technology.

The Concept-X 2.0 technology, together with other smart solutions such as the transparent bucket or the state-of-the-art wireless fleet monitoring system Develon Fleet Management, underpins Develon's technological leadership, said Stephan Kohn. He was particularly impressed by the many solutions for greater operational safety: "The safety aspect is a top priority for Develon. This is also very well received by our customers."

"Flying dinner" - an extraordinary experience

Ummenhofer's visit to Develon at Intermat 2024 was accompanied by a number of social and cultural events. First and foremost, the travel group from Baden-Württemberg found the "Flying Dinner", to which Develon had invited in the evening, to be an extraordinary experience. This provided the opportunity to make new contacts and exchange ideas with Develon experts in a relaxed atmosphere.