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Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

Srei receives EoI for capital infusion from Cerberus

The board of directors of Srei Infrastructure Finance and its wholly-owned subsidiary Srei Equipment Finance held meetings announced that it has further received an expression of interest for capital infusion from Cerberus Global Investments.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

CW Maharashtra mega virtual conference focuses on opportunities

Platform at unprecedented scale to attract the biggest names

Best rugged smart phones for construction field workers

The majority of the industry’s 7.5 million workers spend a considerable amount of time in the field, often facing the elements, many working at heights and without access to a traditional power source.

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

bauma CONEXPO India Cancelled!

bauma CONEXPO India is a melting pot of knowledge, deals and networking. We explores what the cancellation of this year’s edition means for the industry.

Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘stable’: ICRA

Heightened focus on infrastructure spend, particularly in the road infrastructure segment has led to a sharp scale up in volumes since July 2020, resulting in +20 per cent YoY growth during July-January 2021 period.

Mahindra Logistics appoints Dr Anish Shah as Chairman

Mahindra Logistics (MLL), a leading provider of logistics and people transport services, today announced the appointment of Dr Anish Shah as the Chairman of the Board, effective April 2, 2021.

Daniel Härter is new head of ZF’s Off-Highway Business

As of April 1 2021, a change in the management of the Off-Highway and Test Systems Business Unit of ZF will come into effect: Daniel Härter will become new Head of the largest Business Unit within the Industrial Technology Division of ZF.

All about vehicle scrappage policy!

CARE Ratings scrutinises the vehicle scrappage policy, which was unveiled by Road Minister Nitin Gadkar in the Lok Sabha recently.

Stainless steel production declines by 19% to 3.17 MT in CY2020: ISSDA

India remains second-largest producer globally despite a challenging year.

RLDA invites e-bids for leasing two land parcels for commercial development at Rajasthan

These land parcels span across 31722.30 sq. m and 8960.00 sq. m. and are located at Jaisalmer and Ajmer, respectively

Daniel Härter is new head of ZF’s Off-Highway Business

Härter has held various management positions for ZF since 2003. From 2004 to 2010 he was manager in the product line construction machinery axles and then took over responsibility as Head of Materials Management for the Industrial Technology Division.

Mahindra Logistics appoints Dr Anish Shah as Chairman

He is the Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Limited. He is designated to take over as the Managing Director and CEO of M&M from April 2, 2021.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

Ajax Engineering, the world’s largest manufacturer of self-loading concrete mixers (SLCMs), has recently earmarked around Rs 100 crore for allotment of land in Bengaluru from Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) as well as for building a new manufacturing facility.

We will continue to focus on infrastructure projects

Established in 1960, Atlas Copco India is the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative solutions in air compressors and industrial gases, energy efficient vacuum pumps, portable compressors, light towers.

Mahindra Group Appoints Manoj Bhat as Group CFO

Mahindra & Mahindra announced the appointment of Manoj Bhat as the Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from 2nd April 2021. Dr Anish Shah the current Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO of the Mahindra Group will assume the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2nd April 2021. Manoj Bhat will report to Dr. Anish Shah and will be a part of the Group Corporate Office Leadership Team.

How NIP has set the tracks for growth

Recently during an interaction with the Union Minister of Roads Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, the Minister reiterated that he was proud to have launched a CNG based equipment model of JCB.

Technological upgrades are perennial part of CE industry: Sandeep Mathur of CASE

Sandeep Mathur, Brand Leader, CASE India, speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India, and the upcoming digital technologies in motor graders.

Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘Stable’ with sharp volume recovery: ICRA

Two critical demand headwinds in the coming quarters are - the continued limited fiscal bandwidth with State governments to invest in infrastructure and the price hikes following the upcoming emission norm change in April 2022

Next stage of airport privatisation to begin in April

Next stage of airport privatisation to begin in April

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.

Innovation has been cornerstone of JCB’s operations

In our exclusive, Deepak Shetty, Deputy CEO & Managing Director, JCB India Limited, tells us how the construction equipment industry in general and JCB in particular have been emerging through the year of the pandemic.

L&T compactors are very well established in the Indian market

L&T’s Construction and Mining Equipment business manufactures, distributes and provides after-sales support for construction and mining equipment for diverse industries and applications.

Intelligent compaction!

Intelligent compaction rollers are equipped with technology that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

Ajax Engineering, the world’s largest manufacturer of self-loading concrete mixers (SLCMs), has recently earmarked around Rs 100 crore for allotment of land in Bengaluru from Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) as well as for building a new manufacturing facility.

Mahindra Group appoints Manoj Bhat as group CFO

Mahindra Group appoints Manoj Bhat as group CFO

Mega Infrastructure Summit 2021 to be held on Apr 6-7

The Mega Infrastructure Summit 2021 is all set to welcome you back to an engaging physical forum to unlock and connect you with unlimited networking opportunities.

CE market to pick up in long term

After a 15 per cent drop in construction equipment demand to 83,470 units in 2019, some signs of recovery were visible at the beginning of 2020.

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.

ICRA forecasts moderate CE volume growth

The domestic construction equipment (CE) industry may see moderate volume growth this fiscal as dealers have reported a rebound in demand in the second quarter, according to an ICRA report.

Indian auto component industry clocks de-growth

As per the industry performance review for the first half (H1) of fiscal 2020-21 announced by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the turnover of the automotive component industry stood at Rs 1.19 trillion for April-September 2020, registering a de-growth of 34 per cent over the same period last year.

JCB India’s largest parts centre inaugurated in HaryanaJCB India inaugurated its largest

JCB India inaugurated its largest parts centre at Bhaproda, Haryana. The facility spread over 150,000 sq ft will provide parts support to the northern Indian region. It will cater to 15 dealer locations and contribute almost 40 per cent to JCB’s parts business in India.

Indian CE market to regain growth

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

There is clear room for the market to grow

Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President - Marketing & Sales and Customer Services, DICV, shares his thoughts on the market scenario and the company’s strategy going forward.

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.

Granlund Tools relies on ELGi compressor

Elgi Equipments announced that Granlund Tools AB relies on an ELGi EG37 Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) screw air compressor to meet their critical, 24/7 compressed air needs at their production plants.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA postponed to April 2021

Considering the COVID-19 situation and discussions with the industry, bauma CONEXPO INDIA is postponed to a safer date and venue.

Mining market scenario

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Tipper trucks market gearing up

Revival in mining and gradually picking up construction activities are expected to bring back the demand in the coming months.

We are planning to introduce digital dashboards

Indranil Roy, Director - Mining, thyssenkrupp Industries India, shares some facts on the company’s presence in bulk material handling space and the market trend.

“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.

Mechanised scavenging to be made mandatory

Government will amend the Manual Scavenging Act to make mechanised cleaning mandatory.

New emission norms for CEVs from April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments.

Granlund Tools relies on ELGi for compressed air needs

Granlund Tools ABrelies on an ELGi EG37 Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) screw air compressor to meet their critical, 24/7 compressed air needs at their production plants.

Next year will be the best for construction industry

Speaking exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA after winning the coveted Equipment India Person of the Year 2020 award, VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India, shares his thoughts on the company’s success, future plans and the market outlook.

Liebherr mining trucks at Australian mine

Liebherr Mining provides five new trucks to MacKellar Mining.

New emission norms for CEVs deferred to April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments with the notification of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in this regard.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

Seeking Light at, the End of the Tunnel!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the world’s longest railway tunnel above 10,000 feet height on October 3. The Atal Tunnel is being completed at the most difficult time of coronavirus pandemic.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

Pre-owned Equipment Market to Excel

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Used Equipment Market to Flourish

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Auto component industry turnover down by 11.7 per cent in FY 2019-20

The turnover of the automotive component industry stood at Rs 3.49 lakh crore ($49.2 billion) for the period April 2019 to March 2020, registering a de-growth of 11.7 per cent over the previous year

Govt proposes separate emission norms for CE and agri machinery

The Union Government has issued a draft notification for separate emission norms for agriculture machinery and construction equipment vehicles.

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

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 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.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA postponed to April 2021

The event will now take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 at the India Expo Centre (IEC), Greater Noida

Gati appoints Shashi Kiran Shetty as Chairman

Express logistics company Gati has appointed Allcargo CMD Shashi Kiran Shetty its Chairman in a move that will expedite its turnaround in a big way

India will be a high growth market: Vivek Hajela

L&T has fully conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured in-house wheel loaders with more than 90 per cent components sourced domestically. Vivek Hajela, General Manager and Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro, shares more on the market scenario and outlook.

7 WOLFF cranes working at ODE project in Amsterdam

ODE is a new office and residential building currently under construction in the heart of Amsterdam on an area of 75,000 sq m. Seven WOLFF tower cranes are at the site to support the successful completion of the project.

Unlocking opportunities

Though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a brake on the growth of the bearings industry, the market is expected to bounce back and continue to grow from next year onwards.

German Machinery Exports to India

VDMA India conducted the VDMA Business Climate Survey to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on the German Mechanical Engineering industry in India.

Policy: Defer BS-IV & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

7 WOLFF cranes working at ODE project in Amsterdam

Seven WOLFF tower cranes are at the ODE project site in Amsterdam to support the successful completion of the project

Revenue of road EPC companies to de-grow 8-10% this fiscal: CRISIL

Revenue of road-building EPC companies is expected to de-grow 8-10 per cent this fiscal with the COVID-19 pandemic-driven lockdowns severely curtailing activity

Liebherr mobile construction crane in electric operation

The Liebherr MK 88 Plus has been in service at Krandienst Kunze since April 2019

We have a huge focus on Indian market

With three full-fledged warehouses in Bhiwandi, Bengaluru and Gurgaon, Jungheinrich is expanding its reach across the regions in the country. Manojit Acharya, Managing Director, Jungheinrich Lift Truck India, shares more on the market scenario and the company’s plans for the Indian market.

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

Highway construction yet to pick up: CRISIL

According to a CRISIL Research report, the highway construction in the country is yet to gather momentum in spite of the relaxation for construction sector across the country.

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

SDLG pivots to railway delivery amid COVID-19

SDLG transformed its delivery system from trucks to trains.

Highway construction yet to pick up: CRISIL

The highway construction in the country is yet to gather momentum in spite of the relaxation for construction sector in the country.

VECV extends support to fight COVID-19 pandemic

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has actively participated in the relief activities across India to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highway projects resume work

According to reports, work on about 70 per cent ongoing highway projects resumed from April 20 onwards with the government allowing partial lifting of the lockdown for certain sectors after the Covid-19 outbreak.

MMRDA restarts work on major projects

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to restart construction on all nine Metro corridors, in non-containment zones in the city from April 20.

Apollo Tyres Kerala plant starts partial operations

Apollo Tyres announced that it has partially commenced manufacturing operations at its Perambra plant in Kerala from April 22.

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.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.

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.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

Tata Motors extends supporting measures to customers worldwide

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Motors has extended the warranty for its commercial vehicles customers worldwide.

Construction and infra activities will pick up and normalise in the next two months

Construction activities will normalise in the infrastructure sector in a couple of months with up to 80-90 per cent of operations, which is good enough to sustain in the present conditions.

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.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

We are future emission ready with our products and equipped our network

Ashok Leyland is the market leader in agricultural harvester combine segment and has significant presence in industrial equipment market across applications.

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.

Flender Group appoints new CEO

Flender Group will have a new CEO. As of April 1, 2020, Andreas Evertz will be appointed as additional Managing Director and will succeed retiring Stefan Tenbrock as CEO effective June 1, 2020.

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.

Bracing for Future Opportunities

The engine is the heart of a vehicle or an equipment. So, engines play an important role in the successful operations of the equipment.

Engineering Growth

The growth prospects of off-highway diesel engines market is obvious in the coming years as the infrastructure equipment will play a major role in the infrastructure creation in the country.

Indo-German Engineering Trade in 2019

India is the second-largest sales market in Asia for the German engineering industry.