EDA presents the itinerary of its Study Tour Japan 2019


The European Demolition Association organizes its main event for the next year: the EDA Study Tour Japan 2019. It will be a professional trip addressed preferentially to managers or experienced personnel that are EDA members or partners.

The EDA Study Tour 2019 will start and end in Tokyo, from May 19 (Sunday) to 24 (Friday) and will include the travel to several cities and locations, to visit facilities of equipment manufacturers, job sites and equipment demos of the industry of demolition.

At the end of the tour, EDA will celebrate a conference on Friday afternoon, to meet with the Japanese demolition industry and government officials, and its annual convention with the members of EDA.

The goals of the trip are to discover the state of art of the Japanese demolition industry, the disaster response strategies and the circular economy methodologies implemented for demolition and recycling in Japan.

Japan as a strategic country for demolition

EDA purpose of this trip to Japan is to know the Japanese demolition industry state of the art. This country is a strategic place for the industry because of its knowledge about demolition expertise on disaster response (earthquakes, tsunami) and circular economy methodologies implemented in the demolition and decommissioning work sites.

In fact, in 1988, a small EDA delegation went to Japan to know its demolition industry, technology, equipment and way of work. As the country is also the headquarters for several leading-edge construction and demolition equipment manufacturers, the association has decided to come back to Japan to be informed about the know-how of the Japanese demolition industry.

Itinerary and pre-registration

The program of the travel will start in Tokyo with a tour along the city and a welcome dinner.

The next day, on May 20, the professionals will go to the facilities of HITACHI (in Ibaraki prefecture, near the capital) and NPK NIPPON.

On May 21, OKADA AIYON will be the host of the visit of the day, who has its facilities in Asaka prefecture.

On Wednesday, the trip will continue to Hiroshima, Osaka, and Kobe in order to be welcomed by KOBELCO and KOMATSU.

CATERPILLAR will be the last host of the trip that will explain the activities and the job of the company in its facilities in Askashi and Kanagua prefecture.

At the end of the travel, it will take place a lunch with JDCA and a conference to meet with the Japanese demolition industry and government officials.

In order to plan in detail the trip, EDA has set up a pre-registration form that will be available until Christmas break. In January, EDA will publish the final registration and prices.