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Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

The leading SLCM manufacturer says it is investing Rs 140 crore to help in its plan to diversify its construction to roads, railways, energy, and irrigation.

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

We provide more focus to training

Manoj Rawat, Country Manager - AWP, India & SAARC Region, Terex India, elaborates on the outlook on the Indian AWP market.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

“We are expanding our product portfolio”

Ifm is expanding its product portfolio of control solutions with new solutions. Amit Hatgine, Manager-System Business, ifm Electronic India, shares more on the products and solutions from the company for construction equipment industry.

Industrial Cranes: Looking for a Turnaround

Industrial crane market is back to pre-pandemic levels thanks to pent-up demand. An analysis of where the opportunities lie.

AMRL SEZ set to turn Make in India dream into reality

The SEZ is ready to house a diverse set of industries – electronics, medical equipment, general engineering, auto ancillaries and components, solar and many more.

Impressively Wide, Incredibly Accurate

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is one of the most prestigious expressway projects in India in current time. The highway will start near Gurugram at Sohna and will end at JNPT, near Mumbai. With a total length of 1,353 km, the expressway is divided into 49 packages (31 packages in Delhi-Vadodara section, 13 packages in Vadodara-Mumbai section and five packages in Mumbai-JNPT section).

Wheel Loaders: Loaded with Opportunities

Wheel loader market in India is looking at the emerging opportunities after the fresh momentum that is going to prevail in the market post-COVID pandemic after the government’s pro infrastructure policy initiatives.

Mobile Compressors: Staying Powerful

Mining policy revival and recovery of construction activities can bring back the power in mobile compressor market. Next year could see the industry back in full action which can drive the growth of mobile compressors in the long term.

We have products to match core infra requirements: Tony Van Herbruggen

Atlas Copco products are designed and developed for Indian job site conditions with various innovations through reengineering. Tony Van Herbruggen, General Manager, Power Technique Customer Center, Atlas Copco (India), shares more on the new product range and solutions for the market.

We are leveraging digital technology in our products and services: Jasmeet Singh

JCB has pioneered the integration of digital technology in its ‘Intelli’ series of construction equipment. Jasmeet Singh, AVP, Corporate Communications & Corporate Relations, JCB India, shares more.

Welspun One to set up 110-acre warehousing project in Bhiwandi

Designed to global standards and Green Building Certification requirements, the project is positioned to become a key asset in the hub of Mumbai’s warehousing market.

Union Budget 2020: What?s there for infra equipment?

There are certain key proposals in the Budget 2020 that can boost the sale of infrastructure equipment. But the real opportunity will be visible once the projects take off successfully.

Budget 2020

The Budget 2020 presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has given thrust on infrastructure development of the country.

We expect more packages from the government

Considering further revenue loss and anticipated reduced demand for the upcoming months, we expect more packages from the government, says VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

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.

Grading the Future

The current market conditions are tough for motor graders since the projects are not active due to the coronavirus impact.

Wirtgen Group Machines Construct Yogyakarta Airport

The first plane to land at the new Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) on the Indonesian island of Java was an A320 from Jakarta.

Paving to Perfection

The projects planned in roads, highways and expressways under the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the next five years will drive the demand for pavers during the period.

AAI, Adani in concession pact for 3 airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed three concession agreements with Adani Enterprises for operations, management and development of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru airports.

AAI, Adani in concession pact for 3 airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed three concession agreements with Adani Enterprises for operations, management and development of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru airports.

Banking on Policy Support

Crawler cranes market is looking for a revival after a sluggish performance over the last few years. The market will rely on the budget proposals for the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the coming years.

SDLG Launches G9290 Motor Grader

SDLG announced the latest addition to its range of motor graders, the G9290. With a base operating weight of 22.9 tonne and a 14"wide blade as standard, the impressive productivity of blade down force and blade pull makes the SDLG G9290 the best in its size class, according to the company.

Towards Greener Future

Asphalt is regaining traction in the Indian road construction due to its better recyclability and the freedom to use waste materials like plastics along with asphalt mix. The future looks greener for asphalt mixing plants.

National Infrastructure Pipeline Gets Set to Flow

The Union Budget 2020-21 heralds the roadmap for investing Rs 103 trillion in the next five years.

Infrastructure takes pole position

The Central Government's latest announcement on investment in infrastructure has revalidated the mood that was set by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at EXCON this December.

TECH-MOVES

With the government plans to invest Rs 102 trillion in infrastructure development in the next five years, the demand for construction equipment will be immense.

On revival Path

In spite of the current slowdown, tyre market for off-highway applications is going to revive in the coming years due to an anticipated pick up in infrastructure developments in future.

SDLG enters heavy-duty motor grader market with new G9290 model

Leading Chinese construction equipment manufacturer SDLG announced the latest addition to its range of motor graders, the G9290.

Increased footfall of customers boosts the confidence of the OEMs

A JV between Tata Motors (40 per cent) and Hitachi Construction Machinery Company (60 per cent), Tata Hitachi provides world-class construction equipment to address India's infrastructure and mining needs.

We will launch new models tailored to the needs of the Indian customer

Mahindra & Mahindra's foray into the construction equipment industry comes on the back of seven decades of experience in making tough, rugged and durable utility vehicles and tractors.

We look forward to healthy business transactions

As a pioneer in excavator technology in India, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has been at the forefront by consolidating its leadership position in the construction and mining equipment industry.

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.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

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 ROAD AHEAD

The roads and highways sector is expected to bounce back soon with the government's corrective measures to combat slowdown and the large number of projects planned in the coming years. The road equipment players are bullish on the future growth prospects.

Linnhoff and Gmmco ink dealership alliance

As per the new partnership, Gmmco will do the sales, marketing and services for all Linnhoff products across India.

There is Tremendous growth opportunity in infra expansion

With the Indian infrastructure players fully appreciating the importance of foundation equipment only in the past few years, Casagrande is keen to partner with them to enhance efficiencies and productivity.

Containerisation to boost Indian logistics

Seamlessly integrating the vast network of railways, highways, airports and waterways, India is gearing up to strategically position itself as a global containerised cargo destination.

Rs 100 tn to be spent for infrastructure creation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Rs 100 trillion will be spent towards infrastructure creation in the country.

AAI to spend Rs 250 bn for airport infra upgradation

In order to improve the infrastructure facilities at the airports, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has significantly raised capital expenditure for airports under its control.

X33J Plus Compact Crawler Boom

JLG Industries announced that the new JLG? X33J Plus compact crawler boom (CCB) is now available.

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.

Godrej Material Handling launches Godrej RenTRUST

Godrej Material Handling announced Godrej RenTRUST, their new equipment rental brand that will provide 360-degree solutions to customers encompassing manpower, machine, fuel and maintenance.

Godrej Material Handling launches Godrej RenTRUST

Godrej Material Handling announced Godrej RenTRUST, their new equipment rental brand that will provide 360-degree solutions to customers encompassing manpower, machine, fuel and maintenance.

High-performance automation doors

Prime high-performance doors are designed and factory-made with German collaboration using state-of-the-art and resourceful engineering technology.

The Rise of Smart Warehousing in India

For a fast-evolving global economy like India, a sophisticated logistics, and warehousing system is a key driver for consistent growth.

Manitowoc hosts open house in new S?o Paulo office

Manitowoc introduced customers to its new office in S?o Paulo, Brazil.

Building India's Future

Completing 15 years of operations in India in 2019, Terex AWP looks forward to continuing its legacy of productivity and safe working at height in the market.

Concrete Future

Requirement of concrete in construction is expected to increase in the future with a slew of projects in the pipeline in real estate and infrastructure projects.

CE industry will continue to witness a healthy growth

The overall construction equipment (CE) industry had a good FY2018-19 for all class of equipment and has recorded the highest volumes ever.

REJIG for the big

Need for better infrastructure is always the top priority of any country. India is no different as the quest for superior infrastructure continues with many large-scale projects coming up.

Pushing Growth

Motor grader market has seen growing in the past couple of years with applications spreading into rural road projects as well as in highways.

We are now prepared to meet the new norms

Mitsubishi manufactures diesel engines of up to 50 hp in India, and capitalised well in the tractor segment.

Steps to Safety

Being the safest means of working at heights, Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) are naturally the option to work at height safely. However, use of AWPs in India is still limited and is picking up slowly.

Cash flow is paramount for sustaining equipment market growth

Sunbeam Infra Equipments (A Division of Sunbeam Generators) launched a trailer concrete pump of 50 cu m per hour capacity and mixer pump at bauma this year.

CPM insurance in CE

India's economy is big and is getting bigger. The construction industry is the second largest industry in India after agriculture.

Rolling ahead

The Indian off-the-road (OTR) tyre market is becoming more competitive in the global space with the presence of a mix of national and international players.

New generation elevating platform

Haulotte has launched the new generation electric rough-terrain mobile elevating platform, PULSEO having multitude of user opportunities.

Equipment Pulse

With the construction equipment market is on a growth path, Equipment India explores the market scenario of construction equipment and allied products and services.

"Time for technology revolution in construction"

A typical road project that consumed 36-42 months five years ago for concept to completion, now stares at just 18-24 months.

Construction equipment market is back with a bang

We see an immense focus on infrastructure (roads, airports, ports, smart city projects, etc) and industrial projects.

On a Smooth Path

As roads and highways construction continues to be on the top gear, more mechanisation is taking place in rural roads with motor graders finding more traction in the coming years.

X33J Plus compact crawler boom

JLG Industries announced that the new JLG? X33J Plus compact crawler boom (CCB) is now available. The latest of four JLG CCB models brings the CCB line into the 30 m height class.

Ensuring ease of operation

The portable air compressors of Atlas Copco, deployed at the metro project near the famous Siddhivinayak Temple, contribute to ease traffic woes in Mumbai.

We see double-digit growth for industrial lubricants

With about 200 distributors and extensive logistical reach, GS Caltex India has consolidated its presence in Indian market. Rajesh Nagar, Managing Director & CEO, shares more on the market opportunities for lubricants in Indian construction and mining industry

JLG introduces X33J PLUS compact crawler boom

JLG Industries, Inc has announced that the new JLG? X33J Plus compact crawler boom (CCB) is now available. The latest of four JLG CCB models brings the CCB line into the 30 m height class.

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

KBL supplies two autoprime pumps to MCGM

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) recently supplied two autoprime pumpsets, each of 1,000 cu m/hr capacity, to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for de-watering of inundated area in the city during the monsoon.

Vertical Growth

Tower crane market is now on revival path, which was going through a lull period till recently. Going forward, a steady growth of real estate market could see a further momentum in tower cranes.

Lifting up Expectations

Gone are the days of slowdown and stagnation for mobile cranes market. Many equipment were seen idle with projects not taking off as expected.

bC Expo India sees positive vibes in CE sector

The construction equipment (CE) market in India is booming. Industry outlook for CE sector is promising and growing due to many infrastructure projects initiated by the Government of India. Roads and irrigation sectors are driving the demand for CE sector.

Pushing Boundaries

With the demand for excavators growing in the market, OEMs are introducing new features to further improve the efficiency and productivity of the machines, helping in quick and qualitative project execution.

Concrete Boom Pumps

Boom pump is a good investment for large projects like the Metros, airports irrigation projects and other high-rise infrastructure and real estate projects. These massive pumps shorten the duration of project completion, reduce downtime and labour costs.

Mobile Lighting Towers

Spektrum Lighting Towers is one of the emerging lighting solution company in India, equipped with a team of experienced, skilled, knowledgeable and highly trained staff from lighting industries to produce mobile lighting towers.

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANTS

Concrete is a major constituent of infrastructure projects: mainly in real estate, roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants, irrigation and urban modernisation sectors.

1,000-1,500 more AWPs may be required by end of this year

Safety, productivity, and less downtime determine the usage of AWPs in a project. AWPs are not only a safety related equipment, but it also enhances the productivity and speed of the project, thus contributing to the profitability of one's business.

Growth in equipment finance market to continue

There has been a substantial upswing in sales of construction equipment during the last two years, mainly driven by commissioning of major infrastructure projects by the government in roads and other sectors.

On growth Track

The upswing in construction equipment market in the last two years has created new opportunities for equipment finance market. Leading finance players are keen on the growing trend of the infrastructure market in India that has helped the construction equipment market for a turnaround after a rough patch till 2016.

Technology Meets Opportunity

Rs 1.2 trillion investment in roads and highways; extension of 3.17 lakh km of rural roads; 35,000 km highway construction under Bharatmala Pariyojana scheme- it seems that there is a lot slated to happen in the coming years in rural roads and highways.

Infrastructure: The Way Forward

The total sales of 72,745 units of construction equipment in 2017 against 66,613 in 2016 brought back some sheen. The easing up of GST rate from 28 per cent to 18 per cent helped breathe but the launch of infrastructure projects brought a smile to the industry.

Ambitious on Indian infra sector

Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys intense focus from government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country.

Technology to drive INFRA growth

Infrastructure 2.0 is a movement to address issues with today's core network infrastructure in a customer's construction site to address the dynamic, automated nature of operation models like cloud computing, data center visualisation, IoT and usage of drones to keep site operations safe, secure, highly productive and efficiently managed.

Infrastructure 2.0

Infrastructure development has always been on top of the agenda for our country. Every government has given due importance for the development of infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways, ports, airports, and industrial infrastructure of the country.

Infrastructure Revival to Push CE Growth

The infrastructure sector is today undoubtedly one of the strong pillars of the Indian economy and the current Union Government is strongly focused in its approach towards development of infrastructure.

The race has begun

'Infrastructure 2.0' was the theme of our 10th Annual issue of Equipment India. The 5th Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO Forum held on February 16, 2018 in Delhi also hovered on the same theme.

XCMG Aerial Work Platforms

Aerial work platform (AWP) comes from the product line of firefighting machinery of XCMG. With a small boundary dimension, wide working range, strong obstacle climbing ability, simple safe and reliable operation, AWP can be widely used in the construction, repair and maintenance of plant, firefighting industry, warehouses, airports, municipal engineering and in other facilities.

Budget 2018-19: Infrastructure, Rural Development key

Infrastructure development has been one of the top priorities of the Union Budget 2018-19 presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely in Parliament on February 1. Major investments and allocations are in roads, railways and rural development including agriculture and rural economy. Urban infrastructure development has also received a boost with the allocation for Smart Cities mission.

We will take small steps to build ourselves

When I joined the company, I spent three months to understand the company, people, dealers, vendors, etc. I first identified the pain areas and major gaps and then prioritised the major actions we needed to take.

Backhoe Loaders: Back in Action

Backhoe loader is the front-runner among the infrastructure equipment used in the country with almost 50 per cent of the market share in number of unit.

Our bar placement technology is one of the best in the world

The Indian market is probably one of the best infrastructure markets in the world on the highway front, along with there being a lot of discussions on more spending in airports and irrigation. So, it is a promising future for construction as a whole.

Budget Boost

Budget 2018-19 rang in on 1st February for the second consecutive year in history. The budgetary expenditure on infrastructure for 2018-19 is being enhanced by Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 5.97 lakh crore against an estimated expenditure of Rs 4.94 lakh crore in 2017-18.

Wheel Loaders from JCB

JCB wheeled loaders are known for productivity, reliability and efficiency. These machines are primarily used for loading, unloading and bulk material movement in sectors such as mining, quarry and crushers etc.

Advanced LED Solution

The forward thinking HiLight V5+ light tower from Atlas Copco offers advanced LED solutions. It is the safest and most efficient light tower for road construction, airports, hydro power projects, mining and construction applications. With the HiLight V5+, created into cutting-edge lighting technology, sites can be brighter, safer and more productive.

Loads of opportunities

Mining and construction activities are on a growth path in the country. New projects (big and small), demolition of old structures to reconstruct new ones and transportation of materials at construction sites, all these make the role of tipper trucks important these days.