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Mahindra’s new BSIV CE range

Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, introduced its BSIV compliant construction equipment with the launch of the new BSIV compliant Motor Grader - Mahindra RoadMaster G9075 & G9595 & Backhoe Loader – Mahindra EarthMaster SX, VX under the aegis of its Construction Equipment business.

Kevin Lichtenstein joins ArcVera

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar and storage projects, has recruited Kevin Lichtenstein as Director - Solar Energy Group, Global.

Bharat Road Network, Cube Highways sign deal for sale of 126-km road project in UP

BRNL along with its partners inks deal for complete transfer of ownership in an operating toll road project from Ghaziabad to Aligarh on National Highway 34

Gmmco, Caterpillar new-gen motor Grader SEM 915

Gmmco and Caterpillar launched the new generation motor Grader SEM 915 on January 20, 2021. The event was hosted online and had enthusiastic participation from customers. SEM 915 and other SEM models were showcased along with their features.

KBL wins big at 2nd ASSOCHAM Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), one of the global market leaders in providing fluid management solutions and services, recently received back to back honours from two prominent associations, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) and International Research Institute for Manufacturing (IRIM) for its contribution towards promoting an all-inclusive work-culture and manufacturing excellence, respectively.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2021 will not take place!

bauma CONEXPO INDIA, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, and Construction Vehicles, will not take place this year.

Gmmco and Caterpillar launch new-gen motor Grader SEM 915

Gmmco Ltd and Caterpillar Inc launched the new generation motor Grader SEM 915 on January 20, 2021. The event was hosted online and had enthusiastic participation from customers.

Maximising Indian Coal Mine Output

The Bhubaneswari Coal Mines uses Wirtgen 220 SM 3.8 surface miner, which specialises in soft rock mining, in a coal mine in Odisha.

Financing Challenges

Devendra Kumar Vyas elaborates on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on infrastructure and financing sector and the challenges faced by NBFCs.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

CNH Industrial names Chair Suzanne Heywood as Acting CEO

The Board of CNH Industrial N.V. announced the appointment of Suzanne Heywood as Acting Chief Executive Officer, in addition to her role as Chair of the Board, to lead the business through this current unprecedented period and until a new permanent CEO has been identified by means of a thorough search process.

Sonia Gandhi appeals to PM Modi

The construction industry employs 30 million people, more than the population of Australia or Malaysia; yet only 4 per cent of the current 32 million workers are skilled.

Putzmeister delivers 1,000th truck-mounted concrete boom pump from Goa factory

Putzmeister is gearing up to deliver the 1,000th Putzmeister truck mounted boom pump from its factory in Goa, India this month.

Port Infra Needs Facelift

Developing new ports and terminals and the revival of old infrastructure at major ports in the country are expected to open up new opportunities for port equipment companies.

We strive to strengthen our international position

Sir Meccanica is among the leaders in the production of portable multifunction machine tools, used in the production and maintenance of internal and external cylindrical surfaces in various industries

We will showcase some of our latest products at Excon 2019

This year, Bonfiglioli Transmissions celebrates two decades of its presence in India. Over the years, the company has developed a broad range of drives catering to a vast array of applications in the construction, mining and other industries.

We will launch next-generation portable air compressors

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. Having started operations in 1960 with its registered office in Pune, Atlas Copco (India) now has 22 offices across India.

We are exhibiting our BS CEV IV range at Excon 2019

Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for marine and industrial applications.

Compliance Challenges

Embracing the next level emission regulations is expected to be tough for the engine and equipment OEMs considering technology upgradations and need for adequate skill development among the users.

CE Market to Bounce Back

Off-Highway Research forecasts that the market for construction equipment (CE) will dip in 2019 but follow an upward trend thereafter during 2020-2023. Samir Bansal elaborates.

Schwing Stetter India launches XCMG excavators

Schwing Stetter India (SSI)announced the launch of its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

MHE holds enormous growth potential

Despite the relative slowdown in demand in the current fiscal, the market for material handling equipment (MHE) will continue to expand in double digits over the next few years.

Cautiously Optimistic

The government's various initiatives on revival of infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian construction equipment market in the past 2-3 years.

Schwing Stetter India launches XCMG excavator range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of India?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers announced the launch of its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C

Manitowoc sells 1,000th Igo T 85

Manitowoc?s manufacturing facility in Charlieu, France has shipped its 1,000th Igo T 85. The self-erecting crane has been sold to a customer in Benelux.

Setting New Benchmark

Growth in warehousing and logistics sector is picking up with the introduction of GST and infrastructure status to logistics. In this scenario, the warehousing and material handling equipment players are gearing up to meet the emerging demand for advanced equipment.

Infrastructure momentum to continue

Global construction equipment sales hit an all-time high of 1.1 million units in 2018, with a retail value of approximately $110 billion, according to Off-Highway Research.

Efficiency will continue to play a major role in the future

Volvo Penta offers a complete range of engines from 105 kW to 565 kW. Miron Thoms, Vice President and Head, Volvo Penta India shares more on the upcoming market trends in diesel engines.

Global CE sales peak at 1.1 million units

The latest Off-Highway Research report reveals record sales in construction equipment (CE) globally, touching an all-time high of 1.1 million units in 2018, with a retail value of around $110 billion.

Looking for new growth avenues

The growth of crawler cranes market is stagnant with lagging demand from heavy lift applications. However, the market is expected to bounce back with the demand for medium capacity lift applications from the upcoming infrastructure development projects.

We aim to double our top-line growth in four years

Premium Transmission provides high quality, precision-engineered power transmission products and solutions to the global engineering industry, catering to the needs of customers across the globe.

Sharply on Site

MB Crusher units do not retire but collaborate with newer models. Here are some testimonials from The Old Continent.

Wirtgen rolls out 5,000th HAMM compactor from its Pune factory

Wirtgen India recently rolled out the 5,000th HAMM compactor from its Pune factory. Samuel Allen, Chairman and CEO, Deere & Company and Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India along with the global leadership team of John Deere and the leadership team of Wirtgen India graced the milestone event at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Our integration facility will be ready in 2019

At the bauma India, Enovation Controls launched two new products that are going to hit the market in 2019, apart from showcasing a wide range of BS IV solutions.

"Backhoe loader industry continues to grow"

The backhoe loader industry in the past two years has grown consecutively over 20 per cent year-on-year.

Indian CE Market Overview

The market for construction equipment will follow an upward trend in the next five years.,

Indian CE sales to up 15 per cent

Sales of construction equipment (CE) in India are expected to rise by 15 per cent this year. According to the latest Off-Highway Research data, sales of earthmoving, road building and material handling equipment, along with portable compressors, should reach 90,115 units this year, representing a growth of 15 per cent compared to 78,109 machines sold in 2017.

LiuGong, UOB ink strategic pact for Southeast Asia

LiuGong has successfully signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Overseas Bank for partnership in machinery financing in Southeast Asia.

Empowering customers with better visibility & maximised uptime

One of India's leading IIoT companies, Kloudq is a software organisation that offers a wide array of innovative Industrial IoT solutions with the potential to empower and transform your business.

JCB ecoMAX engine

In 2011, JCB India inaugurated a world-class engine manufacturing facility in Delhi-NCR which is also the world's largest backhoe plant. In over six years, JCB has manufactured over 1,50,000 ecoMAX engines and machines fitted with these engines have been exported to over 90 countries.

Improving efficiency of agri soil plant

Agriculture in Qatar was strictly limited due to the country's harsh climate and lack of arable land. But in 2011, Khulaifi Al Nuaimi began producing agricultural soil composed of sand, silt and clay that has proven to be 80 per cent more effective than the country's previous soil solutions.

Indian CE Market: AN Overview

Strong domestic demand generated by ongoing infrastructure development projects resulted in the construction equipment market rising to an all-time high of 72,197 units in 2011.

Bringing river back TO its ORiGINAL FORM

Close to a decade after one of the most volatile volcano eruptions hit the Central Java region, a Volvo excavator is helping to return the Pabelan River back to its original form.

In the Limelight of Infra growth

Construction equipment today not only makes it easier to complete the project at hand, but also ensures the efficient use of labour, time and money. About 30-35 per cent of money involved in construction is dedicated towards procurement of good machinery and equipment.

Infrastructure on fast track

The Indian infrastructure sector is not slowing down anytime soon, given the government initiatives and market demand. This makes it a feasible environment for the growth of construction equipment, writes Andy Dhanaraj, Director - Sales, Caterpillar India.

We will be showcasing our latest products first time in India

Indian construction equipment (CE) industry was always expected to be poised for growth and what we are now witnessing is realisation of these expectations. The industry is maturing both in the scale and breadth of equipment being manufactured across market segments.

Cold Recycling with Foamed Bitumen

Roads that are subjected to continuous and heavy traffic often show signs of damage that extend down to the road base. To eliminate this damage, the entire road needs structural rehabilitation.

SEM's affordable RANGE

With the increased government spend on infrastructure products, more and more new players are entering the market and taking up small contracts.

More engines of growth needed

Off-Highway Research reports a turnaround in the global construction equipment (CE) market, which is expected to grow 16 per cent this year.

Global CE market sales to grow 16 per cent in 2017

The global construction equipment (CE) sales are expected to grow 16 per cent this year, according to an Off-Highway Research report. The equipment sales worldwide are expected to exceed 810,000 units in 2017, with a value of more than $80 billion.

We have sold over 25,000 used equipment through physical bidding

Shriram Automall India is the number one service provider of used construction equipment in the country. Sameer Malhotra, CEO, Shriram Automall, elaborates on the used equipment market in India and the company's services to customers.

Will CE cross 'Mount 52,500'?

Will CE cross its previous peak of 52,500 units achieved in 2011 this year, despite the additional burden caused by GST? The majority feels that the peak is within reach.

Construction equipment sales to grow 10 per cent in 2017

The construction equipment sales in India is expected to grow 10 per cent this year, according to an Off-Highway Research report. Off-Highway Research expects sales to exceed 73,000 units this year, surpassing the previous record sales of 72,492 units seen in 2011. The market in the first half of the year was particularly strong ahead of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1.

DSC Dredge bags Bangladesh order for portable cutter suction dredges

DSC Dredge recently shipped one of three new 18-inch Shark Class portable cutter suction dredges to contractors in Bangladesh.

Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane to handle palletised fruits

Portsmouth-based MMD Shipping Ltd (MMD) will further increase its handling rates with the help of a new Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane. The eco-efficient diesel-electric 125 t machine was put into operation at the end of May 2017. In the terminal, located on England?s south coast, the crane will predominantly handle reefer containers and palletised fruit.

Toshiba Johnson Elevators (India) appoints new MD

Toshiba Johnson Elevators (India) Pvt Ltd (TJEI), an affiliate company of Toshiba Corporation, has announced the appointment of Junichi Kyushima as its new Managing Director with effect from July 6, 2017.

On A moderate growth

Pick-and-carry crane is a product that is unique to India. It has a rigid (as opposed to a revolving) superstructure, and is essentially a material handler that is used on a wide variety of light lifting tasks which in other countries would probably be done by an industrial crane or a telescopic handler.

Excavators Excel

Driven by the infrastructure development activities in the country, hydraulic excavators recorded a sharp growth in 2016 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is continuing this year also with a 26 per cent growth in the first four months.

Konecranes bags order for 25 AGVs with Li-Ion battery

Konecranes has received an order from Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in Germany for 25 Konecranes Gottwald Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) with lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery drives for the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA).

Unacea inaugurates Italian Pavilion at CTT Moscow

At the CTT in Moscow, the Italian Trade Agency and Unacea opened the Italian Pavilion. The international exhibition of construction equipment and technologies of the Russian Federation is scheduled in Moscow during May 30 to June 3, 2017.

Women Forklift Drivers

Godrej Material Handling business of Godrej & Boyce concluded the training of its first batch of women forklift drivers. In 2011, the company under its CSR strategy called 'Good and Green' had launched Godrej Disha to ensure employability for one million youth that will enhance their earning potential.

Back on Growth Path

Global sales of construction equipment are expected to increase seven per cent this year, according to updated forecasts from specialist market intelligence company, Off-Highway Research.

INFRA INFRA INFRA

The growth of the infrastructure industry is expected to drive the global construction equipment market. Sounds familiar? Global experts believe that this increase can be attributed to upcoming construction projects around the globe, primarily in developing nations.

Our vision is to touch three lakh devices by 2020

In a transport market which is witnessing an unimaginable number of companies entering the fleet tracking and management space, it takes a considerable amount of effort to come out on top. Set up in 2007, Novire Technologies has become a well-known brand in the fleet management sector.

Used Equipment Auctions

Over time, the pre-owned construction equipment market has almost become equal to the new equipment one, in terms of volume. However, the age-old pre-owned construction equipment industry in India was highly dominated by conservative and unreliable trade practices till a few years back.

Back on Growth Path

Given its versatility and mobility, backhoe loader finds great use at almost every construction site, both urban and rural India. This multi-purpose machine continues to perform a variety of tasks at sites and is used for digging, dosing, levelling and lifting activities.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems awards best suppliers

Rolls-Royce Power Systems has recognised its best suppliers for the year 2016 by presenting its Supplier Awards. The awards have been made for the last eleven years and are available in five categories to suppliers who provide the highest standards of quality and performance.

The Road Ahead

In spite of the government's policy shift towards building four- and six-lane National Highways as concrete roads, plans to construct more rural roads and coastal roads will drive the demand for asphalt plants in the future. EQUIPMENT INDIA explores the road ahead for asphalt plants.

Voltas and OM to join hands in India

KION?s Indian forklift truck brand, Voltas, is joining forces with the Italian brand OM in India. To harness the vast market potential of the subcontinent even more effectively, trucks containing Voltas technology will in future be marketed under the name OM Voltas. KION India will also be selling products based on the technology of the Italian KION brand under the sole name of OM. ?We will be combining one hundred years of OM technical know-how and 65 years of Voltas expertise. The idea is to strengthen our market position in India by capitalising further on the KION,? emphasised Sunil K Gupta, CEO, KION India.

Green, Greener, Greenest

At a time when the government is focusing on the next level of emission compliance in on-road and off-road vehicles, EQUIPMENT INDIA explores how the market is getting ready to comply with the latest norms.

Essar Projects bags 100-km natural gas pipeline contract

Essar Projects has won a contract for a 100-km gas pipeline from GSPL India Gasnet Ltd. (GIGL). The project involves laying of natural gas pipelines, with diametres ranging from 12 inches to 18 inches, between Jalandhar and Amritsar, a critical segment of the 2,100-km Mehsana-Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar Pipeline (MBJSPL) project that passes through 29 districts in five states.

We emphasise on continuous product development

CASE India has maintained a leadership position in the Indian subcontinent riding on extraordinary customer connect and support. With the existing products like skid steer loaders, motor grader, compactor, loader backhoes etc, CASE India develops products to suit the evolving requirements of the Indian customers.

BICES 2017 205-Day Countdown Ceremony

On February 27, the 14th Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition & Seminar (BICES 2017) ushers in its 205-day countdown, and all sponsors of BICES jointly organised and held the Countdown Press Conference in Beijing.

BICES 2017 205-Day Countdown Ceremony

On February 27, 2017, February 2 in the lunar calendar, the traditional ?Dragon Head-Raising Day? when all things begin to grow up, the 14th Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition & Seminar (BICES 2017) ushers in its 205-day countdown, and all sponsors of BICES jointly organized and held the Countdown Press Conference in Beijing.

ON THE CLOCK!

Material and earth movements are the major work content of all infrastructure developments and mining activities. Front-end loaders, backhoe loaders, dozers and application-centric equipment as options for the users to choose from to suit individual requirements.

Construction enabler

India is on a fast track to develop world-class infrastructure in the country. Commencing with road sector wherein a construction speed of 40 km a day has already been achieved, plans are afloat to take it to 100 km a day. Similar traction has begun in other construction sectors like canals and more will follow.

Essar Projects bags 100-km natural gas pipeline contract

Essar Projects has won a contract for a 100-km gas pipeline from GSPL India Gasnet Ltd. (GIGL). The project involves laying of natural gas pipelines, with diametres ranging from 12 inches to 18 inches, between Jalandhar and Amritsar, a critical segment of the 2,100-km Mehsana?Bhatinda?Jammu?Srinagar Pipeline (MBJSPL) project that passes through 29 districts in five states.

Shriram Automall wins innovation award

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL) has been recognised with accolade by ?Disruptive Tech & Innovation Awards 2016? under the category of ?Best Disruptive Innovation of the Year - Automotive?.

Vertical Lift Loader

The key innovations of the product are the vertical lift loader arms on an articulating frame and the mechanical self-levelling Z-bar bucket linkage on a vertical lift loader.

Women Forklift Drivers

Godrej Material Handling business of Godrej & Boyce concluded the training of its first batch of women forklift drivers. In 2011, the company under its CSR strategy called ?Good and Green? had launched Godrej Disha to ensure employability for one million youth that will enhance their earning potential

When the Tough Got Going...

The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) in Kashmir is the biggest project in the construction of a mountain railway since independence. From Jammu to Baramulla, length of the new rail line is 345 km.

We have launched five important products in all categories

KYB-Conmat caters to concrete production, concrete conveying, concrete transportation, concrete pumping, concrete laying and building construction.

Close to 30,000 JCB machines are connected to JCB LiveLink

We have set up a global manufacturing hub in India. JCB machines are not just designed for India?s emerging markets, but are exported to over 65 countries. What also sets us apart is our world class product support network with 63 dealers and 650 outlets.

Shriram Automall wins innovation award

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL) has been recognised with accolade by ?Disruptive Tech & Innovation Awards 2016? under the category of ?Best Disruptive Innovation of the Year - Automotive?.

A demonstration area will showcase construction equipment live in action

The attractions are definitely the unique equipment and new developments our exhibitors are showcasing - in terms of new technologies, product launches and unveiling of machine lines - that are the most attractive crowd-pullers.

We expect better footfalls of visitors and prospective customers

On a global perspective, the demand of AWPs has certainly increased both in government and private sector. Rental sector is also seeing good demands of our equipment which is an encouraging sign.

Government should fast-track the procurement

After a lull in the past three years, mining, especially coal, is set to show significant growth in the next few years. Coal India (CIL) is doing its best to increase coal production quickly, from the current 568 million tonne per annum (mtpa) to 927 mtpa by 2020.

Rural road construction pace to pick up

The construction pace of roads built under the flagship scheme of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has increased to 139 km per day.

The Tyre Game

The new plant at Bhuj is a result of BKT?s ambitious vision to become a global leader in off-highway tyres. If the off-highway tyre market was a chess game, BKT would be preparing to checkmate the same to claim its place as a global leader.

O+P opens branch in India

Created with the aim of directly managing sales activities locally and identifying new strategic assets, O+P inaugurated its India branch (O+P India Pvt Ltd)

O+P opens branch in India

Created with the aim of directly managing sales activities locally and identifying new strategic assets, O+P inaugurated its India branch (O+P India Pvt Ltd) recently in New Delhi. The new Indian branch, which will work closely with the headquarters in Brescia, features a showroom complete with a selection of machines and equipment available in the catalogue.

KBL receives ISO 50001: 2011 certification

Kirloskar Brothers Limited has received ISO 50001: 2011 - Energy Management System certification for its Dewas facility in Madhya Pradesh, manufacturing industrial and agricultural pumps.

GROWTH STORY TO CONTINUE

Off-Highway Research, a part of KHL Group in their half-yearly report, forecasts that in terms of percentage growth, India is expected to be the most buoyant major CE market in the near-term, with 21 per cent growth this year

KBL received ISO 50001: 2011 certification

Kirloskar Brothers Limited has received ISO 50001: 2011 - Energy Management System certification for its Dewas facility in Madhya Pradesh, manufacturing industrial and agricultural pumps.

The Earth Movers and Shakers

As a consequence of the excavation activity gaining momentum, earthmovers like front-end loaders, crawler dozers, traxcavators and other earthmoving equipment are registering a CAGR of 15-18 per cent. Since the Indian economy is reviving, these equipment are also finding emerging markets in other sectors as well.

Dealing the best

Ketan Patel, Director, Maco Corporation, has more than 12 years of experience in dealing with AWPs/MEWPS. Maco is the first company to professionally educate the Indian customers across every industry over the last 14 years on the benefits of the AWP/MEWP.

Terex AWP opens Changzhou Phase II facility

Drummers and dragon dancers dazzled attendees celebrating the opening of the Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) Changzhou Phase II manufacturing facility.

Positive trend for O+P branches in China and USA

Five years after the birth of the first foreign office, O+P confirms its role of decisive player in the international market of hose and tube processing equipment.