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Bauma Innovation AwardFifteen candidates for the 2019 edition presented during the Media Dialogue in Munich

It's heading for the final. The fifteen candidates for the Bauma Innovation Award 2019 have been selected. They were presented to the public at the Media Dialogue on 28 and 29 January in Munich. The specialist journalists had the opportunity to cast their votes there. Not an easy task, because.

The Innovation Award will be given for the twelfth time in the categories Machine, Components/Digital Systems, Construction Work/Construction Method/Construction Process, Research/Science and Design. A total of 138 entries from Germany and abroad competed.

The five winners will be honoured in the Court Church of all Saints in the Munich Residence on the eve of bauma, which will take place from 8 to 15 April at the exhibition grounds in Munich, Germany.

The following entries are nominated for the Innovation Award:

Category 1 Machine

  • E-Power Pipe®, Herrenknecht AG (video)
  • 370 EC-B Fibre, Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH
  • Large milling machine with MILL ASSIST, Wirtgen GmbH (video)
Category 2 Component/Digital Systems
  • Bomag Ion Dust Shield, Bomag GmbH
  • DokaXact – the positioning system for wall formwork, Doka Gmb
  • PAVE-TM Layer Thickness Measurement, Moba Mobile Automation A

Category 3 Construction Work/Construction Method/Construction Process

  • b-project, Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH
  • Worldwide. The Mobile Fabrication, Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG
  • Innovative construction techniques for building in the future, Ed. Züblin AG, Direktion, Stuttgart

Category 4 Research/Science

  • Conti-E-Impulse Comminution, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institut für Aufbereitungsmaschinen
  • Driver guidance 4.0, TU München, Chair of Materials Handling and Logistics (video)
  • Defined removal of highly reinforced concrete, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Category 5 Design

  • INTUSI Intuitives User Inter, Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH (video)
  • Mecalac TV1200, Mecalac Construction Equipment (video)
  • Design HDD-System Drill 2019, Tracto-Technik GmbH & Co. KG (video)

Watch all the available videos on YouTube


The competition is a joint project under the auspices of VDMA, the German Construction Industry Association (HDB), the Central Association of the German Construction Industry. (ZDB), of the Federal Association of Building Materials - Stones and Earth (bbs) and bauma.

More information on the entries can be found at

The VDMA represents more than 3200 companies in the medium-sized mechanical and plant engineering sector. With 1.35 million employees in Germany and a turnover of 226 billion euros (2017), the sector is the largest industrial employer and one of the leading German branches of industry overall.