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Mini Machines, Maximum Demand

The demand for compact equipment from urban projects is expected to continue.

Motor graders are now mandatory for construction of highways

The grader has a strong role in the pre-compaction stage and sub-base preparation with fine grading, spreading and levelling the ground. It uses a hydraulic blade to push large amounts of soil and can be adjusted with a simple lever by the operator.

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.

Budget spurs order books

The Budget 2021 has won the approval of its utmost critics with most giving it a thumbs up. Infrastructure is the mantra for 2021-22 as the Finance Minister proposed to significantly enhance capital expenditure to Rs 5.54 trillion in the next fiscal, besides creating institutional structures and giving a big thrust to monetising assets to achieve the goals of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), which was launched in December 2019 with around 6,835 projects.

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.

322 projects awarded under bharatmala

A total of 322 projects in a length of 12,413 km have been awarded under Bharatmala Pariyojana till August 2020. Further, 2,921 km has been constructed under the project till the same date.

Will Growth Sustain?

This September showed a sequential positive trend in the economy. Analysts say the 8 core sectors improved. Now to sustain that growth.

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.

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

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.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

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.

Grading the Future

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

Adani Enterprises wins NHAI project

Adani Enterprises has won a Rs 15.46-billion project from National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for building a stretch of NH-16 in Andhra Pradesh under Bharatmala Pariyojana.

PNC Infratech bags NHAI contracts

PNC Infratech has bagged orders worth Rs 35.82 billion from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for widening of road projects in Uttar Pradesh.

Dilip Buildcon bags NHAI project

Dilip Buildcon has bagged a Rs 8.605 billion road project in Chhattisgarh from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM).

NHAI achieves highest ever construction of national highways in FY 2019-20

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has accomplished construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial year 2019-20.

HG Infra bags two NHAI projects in Rajasthan

HG Infra Engineering (HGIEL) has secured two NHAI projects worth Rs 21 billion on EPC mode under the Bharatmala Pariyojana in Rajasthan.

PNC Infratech bags HAM project in UP

PNC Infratech has been declared the lowest (L1) bidder for a National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) project of 60.22 km long four laning of Jagdishpur-Faizabad section of NH 330-A from km 47.800 to 108.020 in Uttar Pradesh under Bharatmala Pariyojna to be executed on Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM) for a bid project cost of Rs 15.30 billion.

HG Infra bags two NHAI projects in Rajasthan

HG Infra Engineering (HGIEL) has secured two NHAI projects worth Rs 21 billion on EPC mode under the Bharatmala Pariyojana in Rajasthan.

PNC Infratech bags HAM project in UP

PNC Infratech has been declared the lowest (L1) bidder for a National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) project of 60.22 km long four laning of Jagdishpur-Faizabad section of NH 330-A from km 47.800 to 108.020 in Uttar Pradesh under Bharatmala Pariyojna to be executed on Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM) for a bid project cost of Rs 15.30 billion.

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.

We expect to see a positive turn in volumes

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

Gaining Momentum

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

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.

We will build on our Intelli series

In four decades of operations in India, JCB has grown to become a full-range construction infrastructure equipment partner offering indigenous, innovative and versatile solutions of One-Global-Quality.

CASE will be showcasing its entire gamut of products

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial NV, is a leader in compactors and backhoe loaders and the first company to have sold over 13,000 units of vibratory tandem compactors.

The highlight of the expo will be front-end attachments

Ajashy Engineering manufactures quality offshore and onshore cross country pipeline equipment, special attachments for construction equipment, diesel bowsers, lighting masts and mobile service vans in 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.

Towering opportunities

Choosing a tower crane is increasingly about safety and productivity features, as customers seek to lift more with less power, upgrade to a higher capacity economically, and safely use multiple cranes at space-constrained project sites.

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.

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.

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.

Recharge to Rebuild!

The manifesto of the NDA points towards building 12,000 km of roads per annum! In 2018-19, even though contracts awarded were to the tune of 15,000 km (against 17,055 km in 2017-18), the figure for roads constructed up to November 2018 has been 5,759 km (against 9,829 km in 2017-18).

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.

The Eleventh Hour Is Here!

By 2025, the construction market in India is expected to emerge as the third-largest globally.

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.

Digital push in CE

With the growing need for real-time monitoring and control of equipment fleet and operations, use of digital technologies in construction equipment operation and maintenance is gaining more traction in the current scenario.

Digital technology for mobile equipment is in transition

B&R Industrial Automation offers high-performance and technologically advanced products and solutions to construction and off-highway equipment OEMs.

ICRA envisages stable outlook for construction sector

Rating agency ICRA estimates a stable outlook for the construction sector in India, supported with strong order inflow in the last couple of years and a huge pipeline of projects to be awarded in the infrastructure segment.

"Mining equipment industry is on a high-growth trajectory"

Caterpillar products and services are designed to meet the high production and low cost per tonne demands of the industry.

Indian CE Market Overview

The market for construction equipment will follow an upward trend in the next five years.,

Productive Paver

India is building roads at an unprecedented rate. Since 2014, the country has laid 28,000 km of highways at a cost of nearly Rs 3 trillion. Over the next decade, the country is expected to add 85,000 km more roads under the Bharatmala and Sagarmala infrastructure initiatives.

Crushing capacity creation needed

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari informed in Lok Sabha that projects for constructing 6,320 km of road have been awarded under the first phase of the Bharatmala project, with the financial implication estimated to be Rs 1.44 trillion.

Aggregate Boom,Policy Gloom

Crushers and screens market is poised for a demand boom with the focus slowly shifting towards higher capacity machines to meet the growing demand for aggregates.

OEMs are looking for more robust hoses

Eaton has a wide range of product offerings in fluid conveyance that meets the need for innovative products at optimised cost and NVH performance.

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.

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.

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.

L&T bags NHAI contract for Dwarka e-way project

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded one of the five packages of Dwarka Expressway project in Haryana to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) under the Bharatmala project, according to the government.

KNR Constructions bags Rs 1,021-cr NHAI project in TN

KNR Constructions has won a Rs 1,021-crore highway project from National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in Tamil Nadu. The company has secured its first Hybrid Annuity Project (HAM) with bid project cost of Rs 1,020.60 crore from NHAI for the work of four-laning of Trichy to Kallagam section of NH-227.

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.

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.

All set to meet infra growth demand

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

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.

Infrastructure on fast track

The Indian infrastructure sector is not slowing down anytime soon, given the government initiatives and market demand. This makes it a feasible environment for the growth of construction equipment, writes Andy Dhanaraj, Director - Sales, Caterpillar India.

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.

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.

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.

Think big

The latest bout of infrastructure booster to road construction push includes the Bharatmala Pariyojana with a Rs 5.35 trillion investment to construct 34,800 km of roads.

2,816 km road projects to link coastal, border areas

The government has awarded contracts for 2,816 km road projects in states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Bihar under its ambitious Bharatmala project to link coastal and border areas.