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Ensuring Top Quality Paving without Joints

Learn all about fixed-width screed used in wide-road paving without joints. A German case illustrates.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

Safe Concrete Breaking

The heavy pneumatic breaker TEX 33 PE from Atlas Copco offers reliable, ergonomic and safe breaking in mass concrete and pavement breaking. The TEX 33 PE is ideal for heavy-duty demolition jobs where medium and hard materials such as asphalt and reinforced concrete come into play.

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.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

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).

KfW IPEX-Bank offers EUR 10 million loan to Srei Equipment Finance

KfW IPEX-Bank is enabling the export of construction machinery for Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL) to India by providing a framework loan of EUR 10 million.

Lintec & Linnhoff announces re-entry into India market

Lintec & Linnhoff announced its re-entry into the India market, which has been one of the Group’s stronghold markets for the Linnhoff brand across a span of two decades

Green Technology for Indian Roads

The Ghaziabad-based JRD Infratech is using an Ammann ACC 90 CounterMix asphalt-mixing plant in their project to meet the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal and Central Pollution Control Board

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

There is a demand surge for crushers in the iron ore segment: Ranjit Ravindran

While the demand for newer machines is not that bullish the existing population of machines is fully optimised to undertake current developmental activities in mining and infrastructure. Ranjit Ravindran, Business Head – Mining, Voltas, shares more on the market dynamics.

Registration and driving licence not needed for road making machines: MoRTH

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has clarified that the heavy road making machinery is not a motor vehicle, and is not covered under MV Act.

Ammann India announces free monsoon check-up camps for plants & machines

Ammann India, the country’s largest road construction equipment manufacturer by value, has announced a nationwide free monsoon check-up camp for its asphalt plants, pavers, soil compactors, tandem rollers, and pneumatic tyre rollers, from July 15 to October 15, 2020.

Ardent Infra joins hands with KCC Buildcon for asphalt production

Ardent Infra Equipments strengthened its presence in India with collaborating with the Haryana based KCC Buildcon, which has won the contract for the Delhi Vadodara Expressway project.

Ammann India announces free monsoon check-up camps for plants & machines

Ammann India has announced a nationwide free monsoon check-up camp for its asphalt plants, pavers, soil compactors, tandem rollers, and pneumatic tyre rollers, from July 15 to October 15, 2020.

Maximising efficiency for day-to-day loads

Talbert Manufacturing offers its Tag-A-Long Austin Carry-All Series (AC Series) trailers to minimise load times and maximise productivity

Ardent Infra joins hands with KCC Buildcon for asphalt production

Ardent Infra Equipments strengthened its presence in India with collaborating with the Haryana based KCC Buildcon

World’s largest concrete paver commissioned

Wirtgen slipform paver SP 1600, the world’s largest concrete slipform paver was commissioned at Patel Infrastructure on February 25, 2020 for the construction of eight-lane Vadodara-Kim Expressway, a part of the Mumbai-New Delhi Expressway.

Supporting Indonesian Housing Development

Property developer PT Tanggamus Niaga Tama is using the newly launched SDLG E660FL mini excavator to build homes in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Biggest is the Best

Patel Infrastructure acquired the world's largest concrete paver from Wirtgen Group. The 18.75 m full paving width paver is currently working at the Vadodara-Kim Expressway project.

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.

Hiway Stabilizers buys Volvo P8820C paver

Hiway Stabilizers, an Australian company delivering advanced stabilisations solutions for pavements, recently took delivery of the first P8820C ABG tracked paver in Australia from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

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.

Hiway Stabilizers take delivery of first Volvo P8820C paver in Australia

Hiway Stabilizers, an Australian company delivering advanced stabilisations solutions for pavements, recently took delivery of the first P8820C ABG tracked paver in Australia from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

MB Crusher to demonstrate innovations at Conexpo 2020

On March 10-14, 2020, at the Silver Lot - Booth #S5003 at Conexpo 2020, three of a kind will be demonstrating to show visitors how the work is simpler by simply attaching these units to heavy machinery.

Astec to showcase innovations at Conexpo 2020

Astec will exhibit products and solutions at Conexpo 2020 to be held on March 10-14 in Las Vegas, USA.

Low-cost, high-quality road REHABILITATIoN

The Wirtgen cold recycler and soil stabiliser WR 240 rehabilitates the 22-km road between Hapur and Kithore.

MB Crusher to demonstrate innovations at Conexpo 2020

On March 10-14, 2020, at the Silver Lot - Booth #S5003 at Conexpo 2020, three of a kind will be demonstrating to show visitors how the work is simpler by simply attaching these units to heavy machinery.

Linnhoff India renamed to Ardent Maschinfabrik

Nearly seven years after the asphalt mixing plant manufacturer Linnhoff India ran its operations successfully, the corporation changed its corporate name to Ardent Maschinfabrik Pvt Ltd with effect from December 26, 2019.

Neal Manufacturing updates full line to Tier 4 Final

Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment and a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, announced that all its machines are Tier 4 Final compliant, including the DA 350 dual sealcoat applicator and high-volume road maintenance vehicle.

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.

Driving Construction of New Istanbul Airport

The power of the Wirtgen Group is driving the construction of the biggest airport in the world: plants and machines from Wirtgen, V?gele, Hamm and Benninghoven are playing a vital part in the construction of the "New Istanbul Airport".

Astec to exhibit at Conexpo 2020

Astec will exhibit products and solutions at Conexpo 2020 to be held on March 10-14 in Las Vegas, USA. Astec will highlight its depth of product offerings with displays featuring: the 1/8 scale model of a complete Astec M Pack? relocatable asphalt facility featuring the double barrel XHR high RAP drum capable of producing mix with up to 65 per cent RAP content.

Linnhoff India renamed to Ardent Maschinfabrik

Nearly seven years after the asphalt mixing plant manufacturer Linnhoff India ran its operations successfully, the corporation changed its corporate name to Ardent Maschinfabrik Pvt Ltd with effect from December 26, 2019.

Neal Manufacturing updates full line to Tier 4 Final

Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment and a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, announced that all their machines are Tier 4 Final compliant, including the DA 350 dual sealcoat applicator and high-volume road maintenance vehicle.

HAMM Construction 4.0

HAMM is pursuing a holistic approach towards road building, especially compaction, taking into account the"hardware" aspects as well as those relating to "software".

Turn to Digital and Automation

Digitalisation, automation, analytics, predictive maintenance, etc are the present day solutions to make the fleet agile and sweat.

Road Dryer to exhibit pavement-drying units at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020

Greenville, South-Carolina-based Road Dryer, LLC, will exhibit its truck/trailer-mounted Road Dryer RD-1200XT pavement drying unit at the Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020.

BETTER road rehabilitation WITH COLD MILLING

Cold milling is one of the first measures taken when a roadway or traffic area needs to be rehabilitated.

EQUIPMENT INDIA AWARDS 2019

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

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.

Volvo CE speeding up infra developments in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is supporting infrastructure growth across India with its range of construction equipment.

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.

CRUSHING BARRIERS

Fragmented aggregate mining, as well as issues related to regulations and liquidity, are threatening the growth of the crushing and screening equipment segment in India.

Linnhoff India and Gmmco ink dealership alliance

Linnhoff India, a leading manufacturer of asphalt mixing plants, has formed a strategic dealership alliance with Gmmco, a leader in equipment for infrastructure mining, energy and transportation business.

Combination Rollers

Volvo Construction Equipment launched the CR30B and CR35B combination rollers at World of Asphalt 2018, adding to its small asphalt compaction line.

Compact and powerful

With the growth drivers of urban and rural infrastructure markets opening up, mini construction equipment segment is looking for a renewed growth in the coming years.

We are now focusing towards user-friendly machines

Atlas Copco continuously invests in designing equipment which consumes less energy while rendering higher output. S Kumar, Business Line Manager, Power Technique Customer Center, Atlas Copco (India), shares more on the products and solutions.

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.

Digital job-site documentation

The new software-based application for road construction, WITOS Paving Docu allows paving data and delivery notes to be recorded and automates the sending of job-site reports. It is a practical, easy-to-use solution for small and medium-sized construction projects.

Building Better Roads

A fleet of asphalt compactors, double-drum compactors and a tracked sensor paver from Volvo CE are improving the quality of roads and life in the city of Bellary in Karnataka.

Wirtgen Group's Smart Synergies at bauma

The Wirtgen Group is showcasing its innovative road construction machinery among the company's around 120 exhibits and 13,000 sq m of exhibition space at bauma 2019.

Skid-steer Loaders in Rural Road Construction

With the help of various attachments, Bobcat Skid-steer loaders provide cost-effective solution in rural road construction.

Innovations from the world of compaction

HAMM is showing itself to be as innovative as ever at bauma 2019. The manufacturer is presenting innovations in all product segments, including a few world premieres.

New paving technologies

Paver market in India is picking up with the growing road construction projects. Both asphalt and concrete paver markets see positive growth in the coming years.

Improving Transport Network

Road contractor PT Sapta Unggul is relying on an ABG5820 paver from Volvo CE to make the roads safer and more accessible in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Since 2016, the ABG5820 has paved 124 km of roads in the region.

Astec to exhibit at bauma 2019

Astec, Inc, an Astec Industries, Inc company, and North America?s leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art asphalt plants, will exhibit as part of the Astec Industries booth, stand number FS.1109/4, at bauma 2019.

Dynapac inaugurates its new manufacturing facility in Pune

Dynapac India inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Pune for its road construction equipment. The plant located at Pulgaon, Pune spans over 5.5 acres and has a production capacity of 1,200-1,500 units. With the new plant, Dynapac aims to boost up the sales in the market.

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.

Getting more out of equipment fleet

The story of the Indian construction industry is changing faster than ever, with influx of multiple projects and participation of various smaller contractors contributing significantly and walking shoulder-to-shoulder with the big mainstream contractors.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018

The construction equipment expo - held in December 2018 in Delhi - scaled new heights even while participants expressed their apprehensions on the market scenario in 2019 owing to the upcoming elections.

Volvo CE to highlight infrastructure development

At the bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018, Volvo CE will be showcasing a new wheel loader and asphalt compactor.

Volvo CE India unveils unique demo road

Volvo CE showed customers a new 100-m demo road cross section when Volvo celebrated its 20th anniversary in India.

Volvo CE demonstrates infrastructure strength in Jakarta

During the AABI asphalt and cement association event in Indonesia, Volvo CE showcased its P6820C ABG tracked paver and SD110 soil compactor.

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

The sixth Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

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.

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.

Facilitating asphalt production

An SDLG LG936L is proving vital to operations at a quarry in Palembang, Indonesia, where it performs a dual role. Primarily, the wheel loader fills dump trucks with stockpiled sand and raw aggregates for transportation to an asphalt mixing plant onsite.

Operator training is a necessity today

Wirtgen India revived its training school almost one-and-a-half years back to give training in its pavers range. Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, elaborates more on the company's views on skill development and the way forward.

PROVIDING Quality and Timeliness

Rana Builders sets itself apart from competitors by meeting tight deadlines and delivering quality mix in the process.

New solutions in road construction

The focus of this year's Road Technology Days held by the Wirtgen, V?gele and HAMM brands was on synergies, 3D applications and networked job site processes. The climax of the event was the live machine demonstrations.

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.

New MB drum-cutter range

MB Crusher has expanded its portfolio offering in the Indian market by introducing a new category, intended to represent the new production icon: hydraulic drum-cutters, MB-R.

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.

Attachments: Save big

In construction and mining equipment, attachments can play crucial role to bring in productivity and economy in operations. These attachments are being used in construction, mining, and material handling operations. In construction, these secondary tools are used to demolish old structure and reconstruct a new one

Combination rollers

Volvo Construction Equipment launched the CR30B and CR35B combination rollers at World of Asphalt, adding to its small asphalt compaction line. These machines are powered by a fuel-efficient, low-emission engine and are packed with features that deliver a smooth and dense mat surface.

Paving to perfection

Asphalt paver market is likely to flourish in the coming years as more rural roads and highways are in the offing. The Budget 2018-19 has major focus on extension of 3.17 lakh km of rural roads which are largely asphalt roads.

CE needs a breather from BS-VI

In a bid to deal with the critical pollution situation in the national capital, the Ministry of Petroleum has brought forward the date for the rollout of BS-VI fuel for Delhi to April 1, 2018 instead of the original deadline of April 1, 2020.

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.

Astec to exhibit at Intermat 2018

Astec, Inc., an Astec Industries company, will exhibit at the Intermat 2018 international exhibition for construction and infrastructure, to be held during April 23-28 in Paris, France.

New technologies gaining traction

The Wirtgen Group has been continuously innovating its products in the brands Wirtgen, Vogele, and Hamm. They are not only global market leaders but also innovation leaders, with the average age of a machine being not more than three years.

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.

Backhoe loaders:Leading the Growth

At present, the construction equipment (CE) sector is mainly dominated by heavy earthmoving equipment. Within this segment, it is the backhoe loaders (BHLs) which constitute more than 65 per cent of heavy earthmoving equipment sales.

Machine Control Technologies

Monitoring and control technologies in infrastructure, construction and mining equipment has become one of the priorities in the industry these days as the government is pressing for quality and speed in project execution.

GSSI showcases asphalt density assessment tool

GSSI, the world?s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, highlighted its latest GPR technology at the World of Asphalt 2018, held on March 6-8, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards & CEO Forum 2018

After the bitterly cold days and nights of the famed Delhi winter, spring is said to augur good tidings. Or so it is believed. Maybe, it was in continuation of this tradition that the city successfully held yet another edition of the Equipment India Awards.

Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosts 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards

The Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosted the 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards at Hotel LALIT in New Delhi on Friday 16th February, 2018.

Choosing the right asphalt plant

When the moment arrives for the entrepreneur to make his decision to purchase an asphalt plant, he may leave it up to the suppliers to help decide on the best layout and configuration.

CE industry remains bullish on long-term prospects

In today's scenario of globalisation, it is important that the buyers put weightage on value for their money and hence prefer quality equipment with advanced technology and customisation.

An opportunity to see how technology is shaping for Indian customers

We are seeing most activities in the road building sector with numerous projects progressing. Understandably, we are seeing the highest levels of demand for excavators, compactors and pavers for this application and its associated industries.

We expect Excon to be more vibrant and industry-specific

With the revival of road construction projects in India, the market for construction equipment (CE) and road building equipment- such as crushing and screening plants and RAP-mixing asphalt plants - is expected to open up in a big way.

We will be launching 17 new products this year

The current construction equipment market in India is to grow at a rate of 25 per cent. Road, irrigation, ports, RMC, railways, metro rail, power (nuclear, thermal, solar, wind, hydro, gas based), real estate and other community buildings are the major demand drivers for our product line.

Excon will further boost the mood of the construction industry

There has been substantial growth in the overall construction equipment (CE) market in the last one year due to huge investments being made by the government for infrastructure development in the country.

India still to mature oN productivity parameters

L&T Construction is executing several important infrastructure projects across the country and overseas. In the roads, runways and elevated corridors sector, we are presently executing more than 30 projects.