Brokk names North American Sales and Marketing Manager

Keeling is responsible for growing the Brokk brand in key segments across the US and Canada, including demolition, processing and mining

Technology Rules at Alto Maipo Project

For Chile, the Rio Maipo is a stroke of luck to supply the nearby capital Santiago with energy: In the mighty ‘Alto Maipo’ power plant project, the planners are relying on European and - in particular - German technology.

Ammann India becomes 100% subsidiary of Ammann Group Switzerland

Ammann Group Switzerland has announced that effective June 19, 2020, Ammann India has become a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of the Group.

JLG appoints Skytech as distributor in Russia

JLG Industries, Inc announced the appointment of SkyTech in Russia as distributor for the Volga Federal District of Russia

Ardent partners with Strassmayr to cater roads sector worldwide

Ardent Maschinfabrik has collaborated with Strassmayr, a European producer of road repairing and maintenance machines, having worldwide network of local distributors in over 60 countries.

Ardent partners with Strassmayr to cater roads sector worldwide

Ardent Maschinfabrik has collaborated with Strassmayr, a European producer of road repairing and maintenance machines, having worldwide network of local distributors in over 60 countries.

Concrete Solution for a Challenging Project

As many as 60 concrete equipment are at work at the 180-MW run-of-the-river power project Bajoli Holi HEPP in the hilly terrain of Himachal Pradesh.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

Coal Mining Made Easy

Indonesian contractor PT Bangun Olah Sarana Sukses is using A60H articulated haulers and EC480DL crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment to save cost and increase efficiency at its coal mining site in East Kalimantan.

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.

We expect to see a positive turn in volumes

Tata Motors has been at the forefront of constantly innovating and defining the market with new technologies and categories.

Gaining Momentum

Tipper market is expected to bounce back in the coming years with the demand picking up steadily in road construction and mining.

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

Customisation is one of our top selling points

A joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Japan and VST Tillers Tractors established in July 2007, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-VST Diesel Engines (MVDE) manufactures Mitsubishi diesel engines in Mysore and caters to the markets across the globe.

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.

India Construction Festival - 2019

The festival, organised by FIRST Construction Council in New Delhi from October 15-16, successfully brought together the public and private sector to discuss probable resolutions to impediments faced by the infrastructure sector.


The 7th Annual Equipment India Awards 2019 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

Grundfos India appoints new General Manager

Grundfos, a global leader in advanced pump solutions and water technology, announced the appointment of Saravanan Panneer Selvam as the General Manager of Grundfos India, with effect from September 1, 2019

We are positive about the future of mini excavators

Bobcat is currently offering three models of mini excavators in India. S Manjunath, General Manager-Sales, Doosan Bobcat India, elaborates more on the product range and market opportunities.

Mahindra first Indian brand to roll out 3 million tractors

Mahindra & Mahindra announced that it had become the first Indian tractor brand to roll out three million tractors. Mahindra is currently the world?s largest farm tractor manufacturer by volume and India?s leading tractor manufacturer for over three decades.

Navayuga Container Terminal crosses 500,000-TEU milestone

Navayuga Container Terminal (NCT) reached an important milestone on March 27, 2019, by handling 500,000 TEU for the first time in a financial year.

COMANSA, BKL to jointly exhibit at bauma

Following the successful experiences of 2013 and 2016, tower crane manufacturer COMANSA and its German dealer BKL Baukran Logistik will join forces again for the upcoming bauma show, to be held in Munich in April.

Grove to launch upgraded GMK3060 at bauma 2019

Manitowoc Cranes will launch an upgrade of the three-axle Grove GMK3060 all-terrain crane at bauma 2019 in Munich. The new GMK3060L is based on its predecessor?s design but has a longer boom (157.5 ft/48 m instead of 141 ft/43 m) and offers the strongest taxi load charts in its class.

Customer-centric solution is our major focus

Bucher Hydraulics offers hydraulic valves and solutions to asphalt pavers, compactors, mobile cranes, concrete pumps, earthmoving equipment etc.

Vivek Bhatia is new MD and CEO of thyssenkrupp Industries India

thyssenkrupp announced the appointment of Vivek Bhatia as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of thyssenkrupp Industries India effective from January 1, 2019.

"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.

6th AnnuaL EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018

The Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards are here again. In its sixth edition, the Annual Awards to be held on October 25, 2018 in New Delhi, will honour the top performers of construction equipment industry.

looking forward to Newer Heights

Atlas Copco, global leaders in compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems, is looking forward to strengthen its Make in India initiatives.

Henk Becker to take over as President of Bosch Power Tools

From January 1, 2019 onwards, Henk Becker will become the President of the Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH. He succeeds Henning von Boxberg, who will become President of Bosch Service Solutions, effective the same date.

SDLG targets further growth in motor graders, wheel loaders in India

According to SDLG, from 2013 to 2017, the company?s wheel loader sales increased by more than 60 per cent in India. The company grew its market share for motor graders with the introduction of the G9190 in late 2013, and then the smaller G9138 in 2016.

Terex Board appoints new Chairman

Terex Corporation announced that John L. Garrison, Terex?s President and Chief Executive, has assumed the position of Chairman of the Board.

Escorts appoints Nikhil Nanda as new CMD

The Board of Directors of Escorts Limited appointed Nikhil Nanda as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the company.

LANXESS appoints new Managing Director for India

Neelanjan Banerjee will be the new Country Representative and Managing Director of LANXESS for India effective September 1, 2018.

Indian market is a priority for Ammann Group

Started operations in India in April 2013 joining hands with Apollo Group, Ammann Group has come a long way in a short span.

Schmersal India opens IT centre in Pune

Manufacturer of electromechanical safety and lift switchgear and systems, Schmersal India, a subsidiary of The Schmersal Group, Germany, inaugurated its first global support IT centre in Pune.

Vedanta Resources appoints new CEO

Vedanta Resources plc (Vedanta) has announced the appointment of Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of the Board of Directors, effective August 31, 2018. He succeeds Kuldip Kaura, the current Interim CEO.

Equipment finance sector to grow at 19 per cent CAGR

We are the leading financiers in the construction, mining, and allied equipment (CME) sector in India for fiscal 2017 (Source: Feedback Analysis). This sector primarily consists of equipment used for earthmoving and mining, concreting, road building, material handling, material processing and allied activities.

All set to meet infra growth demand

Aggressive infrastructural development is imperative to the overall economic welfare of a country. If the economy is likened to a wheel, its infrastructure sector is most certainly the central hub that supports all the other sectors in the form of spokes and keeps the wheel spinning smoothly and efficiently.

Scaling up skills

A qualified and productive workforce in mining operations is of utmost importance. Pavan Kaushik elaborates on the efforts of Hindustan Zinc (HZL) and its Mining Academy in enhancing the skill levels of mining machine operators through its various hands-on training courses.

Spinelli orders another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane

Italian terminal operator Spinelli S.r.l. (Spinelli) has ordered another Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane for its terminal in the Port of Genoa. The Model 7 crane is a two-rope variant offering a maximum lifting capacity of 150 t and an outreach of up to 54 m.

Putzmeister announces new CEO

The Supervisory Board of Putzmeister announced that Martin Kn?tgen will take up the chairmanship of the Executive Board on a provisional basis, and will assume the role of CEO of Putzmeister Holding. He will perform the new role in addition to his role as CEO for Sany Europe.

Top Driver Contest 2017

SDLG's Top Driver contest is underway in Russia as 2017 marks the second year the global competition is being held in the country.

Schmersal celebrates 10 years of presence in India

Schmersal India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of the Schmersal Group, is celebrating 10 years of existence this year. The company was founded in 2007 as a sales organisation in order to participate in the growing Indian market for machine safety. In 2012, the cornerstone for a production factory was laid in Ranjangaon near Pune in Maharashtra.

Kesar Constructions uses Potain MCi 85 A to build mall in India

Founded in 2000 and based in Madhya Pradesh, India, Kesar Constructions specialises in residential, commercial, and industrial projects. In 2013, the company bought its first Potain crane, an MCi 85 A. The unit was selected off the back of its reputation for reliability and productivity and Sumer Singh Rathore, owner of Kesar Constructions, liked the fact it was built locally.

Machine control systems are the future in India

MOBA is a German company that provides automation solutions for moving machines. Speaking to EQUIPMENT INDIA, Samip Desai, National Manager, Moba Mobile Automation (I), explains the company's activities and solutions for the Indian market.

Made-in-India engines from Volvo Penta

The Swedish engine major reiterated its focus on Indian market with its new Made in India range from its Pithampur plant.Volvo Penta engines have been manufactured in India for the first time, at a new dedicated production line at the VE Powertrain (VEPT) plant.

Rapid Metro Gurgaon Phase II inaugurated

The second phase of Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon was launched by the Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar. With Siemens acting as a lead contractor, the second phase of Gurgaon metro has been successfully completed. The minimum headway will be 270 seconds which will give a line capacity to carry about 30,000 passengers.

Volvo Penta unveils Made-in-India engines

Marking a new beginning in its Make-in-India initiative, Volvo Penta formally unveiled its 5-litre and 8-litre engines manufactured for the first time in India, at a new dedicated production line at the VE Powertrain (VEPT) plant. The product unveiling was done by Pinaki Niyogy, Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering, TIL, and Parminder Singh Gabri, Director - Sales, Putzmeister Concrete Machines, the two major customers of Volvo Penta.

Godrej Aerospace partners ISRO?s record satellite launch mission

Godrej Aerospace (GA), a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co, has contributed to the recent record satellite launch mission of ISRO by manufacturing critical systems and components for the launch vehicle.

Godrej Aerospace partners record satellite launch mission of ISRO

Godrej Aerospace (GA), a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co, has contributed to the recent record satellite launch mission of ISRO by manufacturing critical systems and components for the launch vehicle. The second stage liquid propulsion engine and the fourth stage reaction control system components for the launch vehicle were manufactured by GA.

Liquidity Boost in Construction Significant for CE

Liquidity boost for construction sector will be the right trigger for equipment industry. Mahesh Singhi elaborates. The construction industry is crucial to the national GDP as it contributes 8 per cent and is the second largest earner of FDI

CE Concepts will Change the Way

Volvo CE unveiled prototypes of furistic concepts, at the recently held Xploration Forum in Sweden to drive sustainability and change in industry.Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) showcased a range of futuristic concepts and innovations during the impressive Xploration Forum organised at their Customer

Gmmco is here to stay for the long haul through good and bad times

Gmmco, a C.K. Birla Group company, is celebrating 50 years of exemplary business this year. On this special occasion, H Jayaram, Managing Director & CEO, Gmmco Ltd, spoke exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA.

Linden Comansa hooks up with Swedish tower

Construction company JM Sverige is about to finish the Kista Torn, a residential building located in the district of Kista, in Stockholm. The complex is formed by the 120-m-high Kista tower (35 floors) and the smaller K2 building (15 floors), which both together will house 362 apartments.

Wirtgen Slipform Pavers in Building New Airport

Ulaanbaatar is the hub for the rising economy and centre of expansion for trade and industry. Mongolia is also the world?s second largest landlocked country and depends on aircraft traffic bringing in and taking out passengers and cargo.

KEPL awarded by CII for Kaizen practices

Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Ltd (KEPL), a joint venture of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd in India, won the "Runner up' trophy at the Kaizen Competition organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western Region.

Northward Bound

After a lull in the market in 2015-16, the construction equipment industry in India is looking northwards with some 46,000 units expected to be sold in 2016. Global sales of construction equipment declined more than 10 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014.

MANN+HUMMEL reorganises management board

The MANN+HUMMEL Group completed the reorganisation of its Management Board. There will be three new General Managers. Kai Knickmann will from now assume responsibility as General Manager of the Automotive OEM business unit.

Increasing Productivity

Oitagawa Dam is a rock dam located in Kyushu, the third largest island in Japan. The island is mountainous and home to Japan?s most active volcano, Mount Aso.

All Set To Take Off

Bauma 2016 Munich, the world?s biggest construction and mining equipment expo is around the corner. The trade-fair centre has been expanded to occupy 605,000 sq m of exhibition space which is booked to capacity.

We provide complete solutions as per international standards at local prices within stipulated timeframes

In less than half a decade of operations in India, we have been able to establish ourselves as a well-known brand in crane rental and lifting industry.

Used excavator market has a huge potential worldwide

Based on revenues, earth moving holds the largest share in the construction equipment industry (62.1 per cent). Major market Players in excavator market are CAT, L&T Komatsu and Tata Hitachi.

Trimble Technology Improves Productivity

Gayatri Projects Ltd is the flagship company of Gayatri Group that has interests in infrastructure, power, hospitality, real estate and industry.

Large Miners Forward

While the global mining industry is on the decline, India is witnessing a reverse trend. Many international mining equipment manufacturers are showcasing their products at BAUMA 2016, Germany, in a big way, at a time when Coal India

Availability and utilisation achieved are key performance indicators for large mining equipment.

We have seen increase in enquires for large mining equipment segment in India in the last six months. Public Sector Units (PSUs) contribute to most of the increase in enquiry. From private miners, contractors or mine developer-operators (MDOs)

Rock breaker market can grow between 7,000 to 8,000 units in 5 years.

Present in India since 1960 with eleven regional and satellite offices, Atlas Copco offers a wide range of rock breakers. Nitin Lall, General Manager, Atlas Copco Construction Technique

Cash Sowcase at Excon

Excon 2015, in CASH domain, witnessed a plethora of equipment aggregates, sub- assemblies, components and IT solutions for OEMs in their equipment, as original suppliers and in the aftermarket space, descending on the scene of action.

Service for companies unable to participate in bauma

Bauma, which takes place in Munich for the 31st time from April 11 to 17, 2016 features a new service

CE Hydraulic Cylinders - Bright Future Ahead

On ground demand of construction equipment (CE) spurs the requirement of hydraulic cylinders for various essential applications by the OEMs. EQUIPMENT INDIA zeroes in on this segment to develop granular market insights.

Excon 2015- Indias Premium Showcase of CE Industry

Positive sentiment prevails in the infrastructure equipment industry which is abuzz as Excon 2015 is around the corner. Growth prospects are visible over the horizon, in light of the positive trends reflected in most of the economy indicators for India.

Dozco now markets its own manufactured products in global market

Dozco has 60 per cent of its total business from parts supply in the after sales market for all kind of construction and mining equipments and 40 per cent from equipment and its parts for which Dozco is authorised distributor.

Defying Market Decline

COMTRANS 2015 demonstrated its position as the leading trade fair for decision makers in the commercial vehicle and transport industry in Eastern Europe. Held from September 8 to 12 at the Crocus Expo Center in Moscow, more than 220 exhibitors from around the world presented innovations and current products.

We follow Komatsu global engineering standards across all our facilities

We differentiate with others by Komatsu Way (K-Way) in developing vendors skills, training customer on safety operation, continuous improvement concept on productivity

New Bosch plant opened

Bosch inaugurated its 14th manufacturing facility in India. The new plant is located at Bidadi, Bengaluru in Karnataka

Intelligent Compaction

Performance and productivity remain key issues for compactor manufacturers, with firms keen to enhance output from their latest units. EQUIPMENT INDIA takes a peek into the features major OEMs have built in, in terms of improving machine

Bosch opens new facility

Bosch, a leading supplier of technology and services, inaugurated its 14th manufacturing facility in India.

Rolling On and On

The used roller market is expected for a demand pick up that structures itself majorly on a kickstart to the road construction projects, writes Samir Malhotra. The Indian used construction equipment market is largely populated

Progress Through Performance

The recently held ICEMA conference on highway equipment discusses the need for efficient technologies, quality and skill upgradation in roads and highways construction.

Graded Up

If tightened completion time is demanded as in the case of Delhi peripheral ring road by Supreme Court, it will sure to up the demand for advanced, high capacity motor graders.

Big 5 East Africa launch

dmg events has announced the launch of The Big 5 Construct East Africa to cater to the expanding regional construction sector.

Liebherr Group clocks ?8,823 million in 2014

Against a background of moderate international economic development, Liebherr recorded a slight change in turnover for the 2014 business year, with a total of ?8,823 million, 1.6 per cent below the previous year?s figure (?141 million).

CV sector gaining traction

A CRISIL study of rated securitised pools shows collections from commercial vehicle (CV) pools have improved driven by an increase in freight demand and lower diesel prices. However, the performance of tractor and construction equipment (CE) asset classes remains weak.

World of heavy lifts

Sarens has built up a formidable fleet of over 1,600 equipment comprising giant cranes, self propelled modular transport (SPMTs), jacking systems and other engineered solutions.

Versatility, reliability, durability and unmatched performance excite customer to choose CAT excavators

Traditionally, excavators with operating weight 10 to 24 tonne are classified as medium range and in the last five years, their sales constitute above 70 per cent of the total excavator sales, out of which 20-24 tonne category accounts for approximately 50 per cent and 10-15 tonne is approximately 20 per cent.

Diggies to Scoop the Growth Pie

Market indicators show visible signs of economic recovery and infrastructure development. Crawler excavator segment is expected to witness resurgence in sales from 2015 and is expected to grow to 26 per cent.

LiuGong Opens New Global R&D Center in Liuzhou

LiuGong, China?s premier construction equipment manufacturer, recently inaugurated a new global Research and Development Centre in Liuzhou. The global R&D centre will be the new hub that influences LiuGong?s four other world-class R&D facilities in India, Poland, United States and the United Kingdom.

Komatsu builds new factory for hydraulic excavators

Tetsuji Ohashi, President and CEO, Komatsu Ltd held the opening ceremony of a new factory for hydraulic excavators at Komatsu India Pvt. Ltd. (KIPL)

SDLG launches Top Driver initiative in Thailand

For the first time, SDLG is expanding its Top Driver campaign - aimed at promoting machine operators? skills and safety practices - into the global market.

Italian CE market grows

In the first quarter of 2015, sales of construction equipment in the Italian market reached 1,605 units, increasing by 19 per cent year over year

Is the money flowing again?

Tricky times call for strong strategies but the long term prospects are bright for financiers with staying capacity, finds Charu Bahri. Demand for construction equipment finance has been down for the last few years.

Used excavator market has a huge potential worldwide

Based on revenues, earth moving holds the largest share in the construction equipment industry (62.1 per cent). Major market Players in excavator market are CAT, L&T Komatsu and Tata Hitachi.

SDLG motor graders successful in Asian market

Customers in the road-building and road-maintenance sectors across Asia are turning to one of China?s leading construction equipment manufacturers, SDLG

Better Days Ahead

The Indian power sector is one of the most diversified in the world. Sources for power generation range from commercial ones such as coal, lignite, natural gas, oil, hydro and nuclear power to other viable non-conventional sources such as wind

JCB launches ?Made-in-India? gensets

JCB India announced its entry into the Indian genset market by introducing diesel generators in the range of 63-100 kVA.

Italian CE Market Grows

In the first quarter of 2015, sales of construction equipment in the Italian market reached 1,605 units, increasing by 19 per cent year over year; sales of earthmoving machines were 1,556 (+16 per cent) and 49 road machines (+390 per cent).

Success for SDLG motor graders after Asian launch

Customers in the road-building and road-maintenance sectors across Asia are turning to one of China?s leading construction equipment manufacturers, SDLG, for reliable motor graders that deliver robust performance, responsive service support and a fast return on their investment.

US CE exports drop in 2014

According to American Equipment Distributors Association, citing US Department of Commerce data, exports of the US made construction equipment ended 2014 with a 13.2 per cent drop compared to 2013, with a total $17.26 billion shipped to global markets.

Highest capital funding for roads

The highways sector received the highest support in this Budget. While the budgetary support for 2014-15 was Rs 28,881 crore, it has jumped by 50 per cent in 2015-16 to Rs 42,912 crore

FDI in mining jumps in Apr-Dec period

The FDI in the mining sector jumped to a whopping $657.46 million in the April-December period of this fiscal as compared with just $12.73 million in the entire 2013-14 fiscal, Minister of State for Mines and Steel Vishnu Deo Sai said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.