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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.

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.

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

Building confidence

The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation in the construction sector. Once back on track after the lockdown, government will have to take some concrete steps to support the industry and economy.

Tech-Knowledgy The Way Forward

New-generation technologies can lead the construction equipment industry to newer heights in efficiency and productivity.

It is a very exciting time to be in the CE space

Putzmeister is in the process of rolling out telematics, Putzmeister Machine Cockpit to its fleet of truck-mounted boom pumps.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

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.

We have completed training of 2,000 operators till last year

Schwing Stetter India started the training department in the second year of its operations in 2000.

We have focused on introducing new models towards customer centricity

Sunbeam Infra Equipments, a division of Sunbeam Generators, is among the prominent players in the concrete equipment industry with its concrete mixers (purchased from Greaves Cotton) and now with additions of batching plants, concrete pumps and mixer pumps

We have a long-term expansion plan for India

Bonfiglioli Transmissions has recently expanded its manufacturing facility in Chennai to double the production in India.

Schwing Stetter launches 22 products at Excon

Schwing Stetter India unveiled 22 new products at the Excon 2019 in Bengaluru. With this new product line up, Schwing Stetter India aims to position itself as one of the most prominent infrastructure equipment partner in the country and an active participant across all government projects to be announced.

The company is always close to its customers business

Putzmeister is a world-leading solutions provider for pumping, mixing and placing concrete, mortar and industrial solids. For over 60 years, the company's solutions have been utilised by the construction, infrastructure, mining, energy and environment sectors in a wide range of environments and application conditions all over the world.

We will showcase some of our latest products at Excon 2019

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

Putzmeister and Sany expand concrete portfolio

Starting October 2019, Putzmeister and Sany are combining forces to bring customers enhanced concrete solutions and improved after-sales coverage in India.

Time-bound projects demand highly efficient equipment

In the current scenario, most of the projects have become time-bound and have to be completed within the stipulated period. Due to this, expectation of the market has also changed especially in road segment.

Technology paving the way for innovation

The recently concluded mega construction equipment event bauma saw a slew of new technologies on show that are going to attract the attention of the customers in future.

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.

Metalgalante launches Carmix Bagger

Metalgalante launched Carmix Bagger, a tool compatible with all Carmix machines, set to increase their productivity at the worksite.

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

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

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.

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.

"Rental companies are backbone of Indian CE market"

For the next two years, at least the construction equipment rental companies will have to work both in an environment of uncertainty as well as promise of strong market.

A key ingredient in mining industry

The mining equipment market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a faster pace in the coming years. VG Sakthikumar elaborates more on the trend and Schwing Stetter's solutions for the mining industry.

CHALLENGES and NEW Opportunities

The construction equipment rental market in India is still small as compared to the other equipment markets worldwide. Satin Sachdeva sheds light on the realities of the rental market in India and the steps needed for the development of the market.

Total Concreting Solution

As a major concrete equipment manufacturer, Ajax Fiori offers wide range of concreting solutions for various infrastructure projects. Debasis Bhattacharya elaborates more on the products and technologies.

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.

Batching plants for precast industry

Precast concrete is getting more traction in the current construction space. Ajax Fiori has introduced a range of batching plants that feed the requirements of precast industry. Debasis Bhattacharya elaborates.

Building homes with ease

Elevo Group South Africa, a leading Portuguese group in all engineering and construction sectors on a large and small scale, selected Carmix machines based on their reliability, efficiency and ease of use for an important project lasting approximately two years: the construction of 500 houses in Massingir, a small village in Mozambique, near the Kruger natural park.

Putzmeister launches transit mixers

To support the clients comprehensively, Putzmeister has added the first transit mixers P6 and P7 to its offering. With a capacity of 6 cu m and 7 cu m respectively, theserobust machines are designed for great performance.

Concrete savings with SDLG wheel loaders

The Indonesian company PT Varia Usaha Beton bought 10 new SDLG wheel loaders to help it move rocks, stones, and aggregates at both batching plants and crushing plants it owns in East Java and West Java.

Putzmeister Launches New Batching Plant

Putzmeister has announced the launch of its new batching plant, MT-3.0, to meet the growing demands of its customers.

Raising the bar

Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has set road project award and construction targets of 55 km per day and 45 km per day, respectively.

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.

Creating a new benchmark

Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is the world's tallest temple under-construction at Vrindavan, Mathura. At a cost of Rs 3 billion, it will be one of the most expensively built temples in the world by ISKCON Bangalore.

Success in India

Carmix is an all-Italian company and has always been oriented towards export. Real genuine portable plants for producing concrete, the small mobile concrete batching plants are sold in more than 160 countries around the world and are used on five continents

SANY India rolls out 6,000th machine from its Chakan plant

SANY India achieved another milestone of rolling out 6,000 plus machines from its Chakan plant this month. This comes on the backdrop of a strong demand for its offerings across the product lines.

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.

Productivity Parameters

Employing the right equipment for the right application is important in its productive utilisation in a project. So, it is imperative to follow the productivity parameters while selecting an equipment.

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.

Small Machines, Big Role

Construction minis contribute to mechanisation of the last miles of various construction activities. These can be grouped under concrete, compaction, finishing and many other similar sections.

Universal bags award for best mobile concrete batching plant

Universal Construction Machinery & Equipment Ltd received a consecutive award for ?Sarvottam Concrete Mobile Batching Plant Manufacturer in India?, at the hands of the Maharashtra PWD Minister Eknath Shinde and HN Vijaya Raghava Reddy, President, Builders? Association of India (BAI), during the ?Navratnas of Indian Construction Industry Awards 2017? in association with BAI in Mumbai.

SDLG F-series wheel loaders

SDLG has launched three new F-series wheel loaders in Southeast Asia: the L956F, L958F, and the L968F. Immediately available through SDLG dealers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines, these wheel loaders are suitable for the moving of stockpiled materials in environments such as quarries, batching plants and coal mines, according to the company.

Concrete Delivery System

VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services, explains the paradigm shift in concrete delivery systems, with a focus on his company's advanced technologies.

SDLG launches F-series wheel loaders in Southeast Asia

SDLG has launched three new F-series wheel loaders in Southeast Asia: the L956F, L958F, and the L968F. Immediately available through SDLG dealers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines, these wheel loaders are suitable for the moving of stockpiled materials in environments such as quarries, batching plants and coal mines, according to the company.

The Road Ahead

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

On A High!

High-rise construction is catching up momentum with more and more sky scrapers of 300 m and above are coming up in India. With these high-rise constructions, Indian construction industry is gradually moving towards the next level of technology which has necessitated the use of new and improved construction equipment to meet the demand of safe and quality construction.

Disruptive Concrete Equipment Technologies Emerging

Off late, there have been numerous disruptive technologies and equipment concepts introduced to Indian markets. Earlier most of these were only available to highly developed countries like USA or European Union where mechanisation and process integration has been of essence, to counter act lack of adequate manpower.

Aiming for New Heights

Sany has made its presence felt in Indian construction equipment market with its quality range of equipment. Be it excavators, cranes, or concrete equipment, Sany has created a niche market in India. In its 15 years of service to Indian market, Sany has become the market leader in crane business.

We are addressing customer requirements with tailor-made after-sales support

The last two years in Indian construction industry has seen significant changes. The customers who are in this business for a long time have gone through a difficult time financially to complete projects and were stuck with debts, especially in segments like roads and highways.

New products for the mixing applications will be displayed

The bC India 2014 at Greater Noida was held under a lot of uncertainties and hopes. There was a new government at the Centre which was yet to come out with its policies. The banks were under a lot of pressure due to NPAs and customers were under huge stress due to rising interest rates.

Back on Track!

The Indian mining and material processing industry, along with other bulk material handling operations like coal loading or bulk handling at ports, and aggregate processing in roads, is already on a fast track growth trajectory in India, thereby driving the demand.

Concrete Show India 2016

UBM India successfully concluded the forth edition of Concrete Show India with over 150 Indian and global suppliers and manufacturers from across 10 countries and over 5,500 trade visitors, amidst an industry showcase of products, solutions and services at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai during May 19-21, 2016.

The Earth Movers and Shakers

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

RAP Essential in Asphalt Plants

Asphalt mix production has had a long and rapid journey of redefinitions over the past decade, to allow the incorporation of RAP recycling. This procedure is now gaining acceptance in Indian markets.

We believe in delivering projects before time

PNC Infratech Ltd is a leading infrastructure construction, development and management company in the country. Chakresh Jain, Managing Director elaborates on the company?s experience with various LiuGong construction equipment.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

Touching The Next Level

The demand for concrete equipment and ready mix concrete (RMC) is charting an upward trend on the back of momentum in infrastructure development and to a lesser extent, real estate.

Minister Visits Schwing?s Training Facility

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, visited the Schwing Stetter Operator Training School to review and understand the training capabilities being conducted on a regular basis.

O&M Training by OEM Dealership

India is on the path of modernisation with rapid progress in infrastructure development. The investment in the infrastructure sector in India is pegged at Rs 1,80,000 crore.

Schwing Stetter India Unveils Five New Products

SCHWING Stetter India unveiled five new products along with five new upgrades and five new innovations in Electronics and Automation at Excon 2015. The stall had a live display and demo of 32 machines, which attracted the customers.

Innovative Concrete Mixing Plant

Schwing Stetter India Pvt Ltd was started in June 1998. Manufacturing concrete equipment in India through our ?Make in India? campaign has always been our forte

SCHWING Stetter India unveils five new products

SCHWING Stetter India unveiled five new products along with five new upgrades and five new innovations in Electronics and Automation at Excon 2015.

Impressive Showcase by CASH Industry

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.

Exceeding Expectations

According to a report released by ICEMA, the current market size of the construction equipment including backhoe loader, concrete mixers excavator is around $2.8 billion. Further, the Indian construction equipment industry

Ready for the Big Boom

Large capacity concrete batching plants are to piggyback upcoming 100 new concrete roads and other infrastructure projects. Mass concreting is expected to be a major constituent of upcoming infrastructure projects in roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants

We procure new and used equipment depends on the scope of utilisation

Simplex Infrastructures is one of the largest infrastructure solutions providers in India and the Middle East having presence in across eight first growing industry verticals.Samar Ghoshdastidar, Technical Director, Simplex Infrastructures, provides an in-depth overview on the company?s equipment procurement procedures.

We dont generally procure used equipment

We call for quotes from different companies and based on technical evaluation by our mechanical section, we do recommend for which type of equipment we should go for. This is based on 3-4 major factors: after sales service, performance parameters available in the market and pricing.

Spanish Quest for Reconstruction

During a short tour of Spain, Shankar Srivastava finds the Spanish quest for reconstruction. ANMOPYC, the Spanish Manufacturers Association of construction, Mining and Recycling Equipment

Schwing Stetter?s Concrete Equipment at Metro Rail Projects

After the success of the Delhi Metro, 26 cities in the country are at various stages of planning and implementing metro rail. Indian cities are among the world?s fastest developing cities in terms of every aspect

O&M Training by OEM Dealership

Svenska Institute of Technology is essentially formed to prepare young engineers and technicians for a bright future in maintenance of construction, mining and road equipment.

Batching Solutions

With the influx of fresh initiatives by the government there is a renewed focus on infrastructure development which offers big opportunities of growth for the concrete equipment industry. EQUIPMENT INDIA tracks the development in batching plants.

With a floor climbing placer, concreting to any height is possible

For high-rise structures and more concrete requirement, higher capacity pumps of 73 cu m/hr to 90 cu m/hr, are used, says Samar Ghoshdastidar, Technical Director, Simplex Infrastructures. Excerpts from the interview

Selection criteria for batching plants depend on the application

Portability of batching plant is a significant criterion for road and canal projects, says BV Raisinghani, President (Purchase), Jaiprakash Associates. Excerpts from the interview

A Formidable Challenge

Having spent considerable years in the infrastructure equipment industry, I have now joined the editorial of EQUIPMENT INDIA. Fresh initiatives by the government brings renewed focus to infrastructure development, and promises galore to the equipment industry

Innovative Solutions

Schwing Stetter India, a hundred-per cent subsidiary of Schwing GMBH (Germany), is pioneer in the manufacturing of ready-mix concrete equipment. They produce a wide range of concrete equipment like batching plants, concrete pumps, recycling plants and transit mixers.

Engineered for Success

Concrete pumping at Putzmeister has come a long way since its founder Karl Schlecht designed a mortar machine in 1958 based on his diploma thesis at the University of Stuttgart.

Schwing Stetter in tower crane market

Schwing Stetter (India) has launched the five- and six-tonne tower cranes branded Schwing-XCMG. The new cranes are from XCMG, a Chinese manufacturer of cranes and one of the largest in the world, which holds a 60 per cent stake in the Schwing Stetter holding company in Germany.

Labour laws are still not conducive to Make in India

Implementation of labour reforms and policy reforms are fundamental for the success of the ?Make in India? campaign. Access to land, stable power supply and GST are all mandatory, says Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director, Putzmeister Concrete Machines.

We need to adopt ISO standards for testing, safety, emission, etc

The major hurdles that will dent the ?Make in India? campaign are poor quality of finished goods due to lack of workmanship and technology deficit in designing quality equipment, says Amarnath Ramachandran, President - Designate, LeeBoy India.

Concrete Moves

Despite the Rs 2,500-crore concrete equipment industry registered nearly 40 per cent fall in the market and is under severe pressure, there are tremendous growth opportunities in the long term.

We cater to clients for complete hydraulic solutions

As indigenous earthmoving and construction equipment players decide to push forward, we would like to cater to their hydraulic needs better, says Raj Dabholkar, Director, Tucson Hydrocontrols. Excerpts from the interview

Fuel efficiency comes predominantly from our concrete equipment

With major projects coming up in India, we will showcase suitable products which can effectively help the customers to meet the challenges in executing the projects, says Anand Sundaresan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

We plan to expand in southern and northern parts of Odisha.

The Central and Sate Governments have to take necessary steps to refresh the mining activities, says Kaushik Das, Managing Director, Konark Infracore. Excerpts from the interview

We offer end-to-end service for batching plants

We help the customers in deciding their fleet and understanding their projects, suggest them what type of plant we can offer. Once the machine is supplied, we help the customer in getting better life of the components, provide training and help them in upgrading or shifting the machine,

Batching solutions

The recent Budget has brought back smiles to many stakeholders of various verticals; however, the key seems to be implementation on the ground level. On a positive note, VG Sakthikumar, Wholetime Director - Operations, Schwing Stetter India, says, ?Definitely there is a positive movement.

We are looking at expanding our product range

We have plans to set up a new plant, which will depend on the market demand. If the market picks up, then we will go for a new plant; we will also improve and expand our existing product lines,

2013 was a tough year but it is behind us. We must now look to the future

The year 2013 was a forgettable one for the construction equipment as well as the concrete equipment sector. With construction at a virtual standstill, the demand for concreting machinery fell by 15-20 per cent year-on-year

Getting ready for the upturn

In spite of the unfavourable market dynamics, most of the OEMs have adopted innovative strategies to sustain themselves while keeping an eye on the coming boom. Innovative strategies are developed to retain existing customers

The growth of road equipment segment will be about 15 per cent by 2017

Last year, we took an aggressive approach with the launching of new products in spite of the recession. The objective was to be prepared and match customer expectations and take a chunk of market share when the economy turns around, says R Nandagopal, Chief Executive Officer, Construction Equipment Business, Greaves Cotton. Excerpts of the interview.

We want to become a concrete solution provider

As we are the market leaders in the small and medium concrete equipment, we maintain more than 50 per cent market share in the organised sector and since we are the latest entrant in the large concrete equipment sector

The newly launched boom pump will be a game-changer

We have a roadmap which is spread out for almost two years in terms of new product introduction. We have been following that roadmap and you will see launches with more variants of the boom pump and various specifications,

Concrete moves

Despite the Rs 2,500-crore concrete equipment industry registered nearly 40 per cent fall in the market and is under severe pressure, there is tremendous growth opportunities in the long term.

Our marketshare has improved substantially in the last six months

When it comes to capacity, product range, manpower and servicing, we are quite comfortable and all geared for the upturn. For the past two years, the situation was really bad but we suddenly witnessed a spurt in demand; orders which used to take months and months for closure were getting finalised faster.

We have the best products, the best services and of course, the best quality

Putzmeister has been in India for more than seven years and we are here to stay. We are committed to India, its people, its future and we are continuously developing new products for our valuable customers

Schwing Stetter Unveils Five New Products

The new product launches strengthen Schwing Stetter?s expertise in concrete technology.Schwing Stetter India, a leading concrete construction equipment manufacturer in India, has unveiled five new products along with five new variants at Excon 2013, the seventh edition of South Asia?s biggest construction equipment event.

Liebherr Presents Compactmix and Truck Mixers

At Excon, Liebherr showcased the space-saving batching plant Compactmix 1.0 with 60 m? capacity per hour and top technology truck mixers for most economical concrete transport.A very popular model in Liebherr?s extensive range of batching plants, the Compactmix 1.0, is capable of a maximum discharge output of 60 m? of compacted concrete per hour. The space-saving overall concept and the flexible 180? truck mixer approach angle underneath the plant enables to position the mixer in a relativel

Ajax Fiori Bullish on CE Market

Ajax Fiori invests in a new factory for concrete batching plants and also inaugurates a new bigger parts logistics centre.The company is widening its indigenous manufacturing range including planetary mixers in technical collaboration with Eurostar, Italy.