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Construction Technology: The need of the hour!

CW is organising the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT on July 22-23, 2021, virtually to identify proven, innovative and globally established construction technologies.

The recent MHE market demand is on the uptrend”

Pre-Covid Indian MHE market has shown double digit CAGR since 2014. In-spite of Covid-19 pandemic and business being at standstill for almost four months in 2020, we saw a fast-paced recovery since August 2020, and witnessed the highest ever MHE market in March 2021 and in Q1 2021 which was fuelled by growth in economic activities.

Rajiv Poddar of BKT Tires: Demand for off highway tyres is at an all time high

Rajiv Poddar, Jt. MD, BKT Tires, speaks on the current market size of OTR and industrial tyres, and segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Towering over

Tower cranes are expected to a see a surge in demand with the spurt in infrastructure development projects.

More options than ever

Attachments for construction equipment allow the base machine to do multiple tasks on a job site. There are several distinct types of heavy construction equipment, each with its own set of uses.

Service sourcing strategies will lead transformation of Indian logistics ecosystem

In the current scenario of Covid-19 impact on the market, KION India is ready with the offering to manage labour shortage and no-contact material handling. Sunil K Gupta, President, KION India, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

Factors such as demand for reliable electricity, which is growing across the world on account of industrial expansion and development of commercial infrastructure are driving the diesel power engine market.

How can the auto components industry bounce back

Financial year (FY) 2020-2021 was a year of transition for the auto components industry. There were new challenges in the form of outburst of Covid-19, loss in production, supply side disruptions, etc.

Eaton introduces internationally-acclaimed EnergyAware UPS in India

Eaton, a global power management company, launched an industry-first data center solution – EnergyAware UPS using UPS-as-a-reserve (UPSaaR) in India.

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.

The versatile machine

Most skid steer loaders are designed to work in diverse climates of high ambient of 48 degree Celsius or severe cold and high altitude areas, no matter what climatic conditions.

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.

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.

Eaton introduces internationally acclaimed EnergyAware UPS in India

The solution will enable data centers to contribute to renewable energy and also earn from their UPS investments.

L&T’s Hajela: Motor graders may grow at 15-20%

Speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India

Mining opportunities and challenges

Ritabrata Ghosh, Associate Head, Corporate Sector Ratings, ICRA writes on the mining scenario in India.

Growth factors of Indian warehousing and logistics sector

Aditya Vazirani, CEO of Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions, elaborates on the factors that will drive the growth of Indian warehousing and logistics in 2021.

Filters in New Normal, New Norms

Construction and mining machinery operate in extreme conditions of weather, terrain and environment. They need to withstand these odd conditions and perform the task with minimum downtime.

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.

Energy efficiency will be the driving force in the future: Rajesh Premchandran

More than 95 per cent of ELGi’s portable air compressors are powering drilling operations. Rajesh Premchandran, Director – ISAAME (India, South Asia, Africa and Middle-East), Elgi Equipments, shares more.

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.

Our products are designed with no-contact features

In the current scenario of Covid-19 impact on the market, KION India is ready with the offering to manage labour shortage and no-contact material handling. Sunil K Gupta, President, KION India, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

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.

Filter market is expected to witness exponential growth

Construction and mining equipment need robust and high-performance filter solutions.

OTR Tyre Market Insights

The OTR tyre industry in India is anticipated to exhibit significant growth by 2025, if the government targets to complete all the planned projects within the desired time frame, writes Karan Chechi.

Grading the Future

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

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.

Port Infra Needs Facelift

Developing new ports and terminals and the revival of old infrastructure at major ports in the country are expected to open up new opportunities for port equipment companies.

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.

Co-lending and leasing becomes the key tool this year

Srei Equipment Finance offers innovative financing solutions to equipment purchasers, even those new to the Indian equipment financing market.

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.

Global demand and supply for piling equipment to soar

A booming construction industry across the globe is expected to propel the demand for piling equipment and supplies necessary in pile foundation work.

We will do a live demo for two of our machine categories

Founded in 2001 in Breganze, Italy, MB Crusher is the world leader in production and supply of attachments - crusher and screening buckets, drum cutters and grapples - for excavators, loaders, backhoe loaders and skid-steer loaders.

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.

Compact track loaders to maintain growth

Better maneuverability in challenging conditions makes compact track loaders maintain a strong momentum, says a Fact.MR research report.

Compact track loaders

The global compact track loader market is anticipated to reach a market size of US$ 4,461 million by 2028, as per a Fact.MR research study for the forecast period of 2018 to 2028.

Global loader crane market to have steady growth in next 8 years

During 2018-2026, the global revenue of loader crane market is anticipated to expand at a steady CAGR of 4.6 per cent and reach a valuation of $2,083.6 million by the end of 2026, according to a report by Persistence Market Research.

VFD market in India to grow

According to 6Wresearch, India variable frequency drives (VFD) market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1 per cent during 2019-25. In India?s VFD market, AC drive market captured the highest revenue share in 2018.

We continue to develop new lubrication solutions

ExxonMobilTM has been at the forefront of lubricant technology innovation for more than 150 years.

Elofic filters are designed to achieve superior protection

Elofic has developed a complete range of filtration products that helps its OEMs to meet BS-VI standards. KD Sahni, Vice Chairman cum Joint Managing Director, Elofic Industries, sheds more light on the products and solutions that meet the upcoming demands.

Loads of Opportunities

With the construction activity picking up and mining operations reviving in India, new opportunities are knocking at the doors of the wheel loader market.

A growing market

Telehandlers are extensively used as a utility lifting machine, usually equipped with a telescopic boom that can lift loads, mounted on a four-wheel drive chassis.

Setting New Benchmark

Growth in warehousing and logistics sector is picking up with the introduction of GST and infrastructure status to logistics. In this scenario, the warehousing and material handling equipment players are gearing up to meet the emerging demand for advanced equipment.

Bigger Digger

Optimum utilisation of excavators is of utmost importance for the economic operation of the machine. All hydraulic excavator OEMs have introduced matching technologies for the optimum performance of their machines.

We are mindful of modernising our capabilities

With four facilities for manufacturing hose assemblies, tube assemblies, hose fittings, adapters and fabricated parts Uniflex looks forward to further modernize and expand its facilities.

A win-win for MHE workforce

Capturing the customer's and stakeholder's mindshare is not only about selling the product, but also about adding value as a whole. Skilling people and inclusive growth are turning out to be key in connecting with customers and creating that mindshare.

SLCM plays a vital role in mobile concreting equipment sector

Self-loading concrete mixer (SLCM) market is upbeat and the Argo model can be a panacea in the concrete life to many odd jobs of varied concreting applications.

On Sustainable Growth

Devendra Kumar Vyas, Managing Director, Srei Equipment Finance, elaborates on the key factors that drive the growth and the emerging market trends in equipment finance.

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 Age Engines

Diesel engines are the major source of power for various machines which are utilised in construction, agricultural, automobile and industrial verticals.

Looking for new growth avenues

The growth of crawler cranes market is stagnant with lagging demand from heavy lift applications. However, the market is expected to bounce back with the demand for medium capacity lift applications from the upcoming infrastructure development projects.

Handling methods need to be upgraded at Indian ports

Kalmar has been pioneer in many path-breaking technologies in port handling solutions. Praveen Waychal, Director - Solution Sales, India Region, Cargotec India, elaborates on the Indian port scenario and the latest container handling solutions.

Good transshipment facilities will drive port sector growth

In spite of the vast coastline and more port facilities across the coastline, India is still lagging behind many ports in the region in cargo handling efficiency. Anil Bhatia, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, TIL, elaborates on the market scenario and outlook.

Gaining Momentum

Ports sector in India is gaining momentum with steadily growing cargo traffic and the expansions progressing at various ports. Development of new ports add to this momentum. Port equipment players are looking at this trend positively.

India leads in coal production growth

According to a GlobalData research report, expansion of production capacity in countries such as India and Indonesia is predicted to generate modest annual growth of 1.3 per cent in coal production over the next four years.

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.

10th Cement Expo & International Conference

The two-day cement expo inaugurated in Hyderabad on December 20, 2018, witnessed the participation of over 200 decision-makers, 80 brands and 1,200 visitors, besides various industry bodies.

Reaching out to infra needs

Government's high spending on infrastructure projects drives the demand for construction equipment while earthmoving equipment being the largest used equipment category leads the growth.

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.

RIDING ON INFRA PUSH

Growth in the construction and material handling equipment market has pushed the prospects of small and medium range OTR tyres.

CE components market overview

The components, accessories and spares market is all set for a renewed growth in future in the light of increased construction activities.

CE finance outlook

Financing accounts for approximately 80-85 per cent of the total equipment purchased. In the case of overseas purchases, it accounts for approximately 90 per cent.

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.

"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.

"Backhoe loader industry continues to grow"

The backhoe loader industry in the past two years has grown consecutively over 20 per cent year-on-year.

CASE Construction opens first company owned showroom in India

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, inaugurated its first showroom in Faridabad. Spanning across an area of more than 5,000 sq ft., the facility is the first company owned.

Adding value to equipment life

Industrial lubricants play a major role in improving the operational efficiency productivity of an equipment. Currently, the demand is for thinner lubricants that provide longer oil drain intervals.

Moving towards next level

Construction and mining equipment demand high performance lubricants that can withstand severe weather and geographic conditions. These equipment work in harsh conditions, involved in handling of heavy loads, high temperature conditions, and are open to excessive wear.

Performance lubricants enhance productivity, profits

Construction and mining industries require lubrication solutions that are as durable as their equipment. In an exclusive interview, Deepankar Banerjee, CEO, ExxonMobil Lubricants advises how new generation lubricants can boost efficiency of heavy machinery and equipment.

Filters are moving away from standard to customer-specific

Elofic offers filters for fuel, oil and air segments which help the equipment to achieve the required emission and performance levels. MB Sahni, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, and KD Sahni, Vice Chairman-cum-Joint Managing Director, Elofic Industries Ltd, share more on the company and the industry scenario.

Towards better efficiency

Construction and mining machinery operate in extreme conditions of weather, terrain and environment. They need to withstand all these odd conditions and perform the task with minimum downtime.

Eicher to supply 350 heavy duty trucks to Bangladesh

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, has bagged an order for 350 heavy duty trucks from Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC).

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.

We plan to invest Close ?40 million in India

Schaeffler rolling bearings and plain bearings significantly contribute to the outstanding performance of a large variety of construction equipment worldwide. Harsha Kadam, Industrial President, Schaeffler India, shares more on the company's presence in India and future plans for the market.

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.

Rolling innovations

Bearings for construction and mining applications have seen innovative developments in the recent times. With the construction and mining equipment market is growing, the momentum of innovation in bearings is to pick up in the coming days.

UAE construction equipment rental market to grow in 2018-24

According to a 6Wresearch report, the UAE construction equipment (CE) rental market has registered substantial growth as a result of increasing construction activities as well as strengthening commercial, hospitality and residential sectors.

Customers prefer fast charging batteries

Eternity Industrial Batteries (India) offers the complete range of batteries for material handling equipment applications. Aman Chadha, Managing Director, shares more on the company and the industry scenario.

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.

Indian CE market to grow at 6.8 per cent CAGR

According to a ResearchAndMarkets.com report, the construction equipment market in India is to grow at a CAGR of 6.8 per cent during FY2018-24, on account of the country?s expanding construction industry.

Equipment finance sector to grow at 19 per cent CAGR

We are the leading financiers in the construction, mining, and allied equipment (CME) sector in India for fiscal 2017 (Source: Feedback Analysis). This sector primarily consists of equipment used for earthmoving and mining, concreting, road building, material handling, material processing and allied activities.

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.

Powering industry needs

Diesel engines are the major source of power for various machines which are utilised in construction, agricultural, automobile and industrial verticals. Major demand for diesel engines is generated from automotive industry, followed by commercial vehicles, agri equipment, construction equipment.

Global metal market trends

The global economy is doing well. Growth already beat expectations this year and the global economy will continue to quicken in 2018.

Rental Market for Diesel Gensets

The growing construction market coupled with development of industrial and commercial applications including manufacturing, service sector and events have buoyed the growth of diesel generator rental market in India.

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.

In the Limelight of Infra growth

Construction equipment today not only makes it easier to complete the project at hand, but also ensures the efficient use of labour, time and money. About 30-35 per cent of money involved in construction is dedicated towards procurement of good machinery and equipment.

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.

Operator Training: Need of the Hour

These are good times for construction equipment industry. Orders have gone up, thanks to a revival in the economy fuelled by government's affirmative actions to nurse the infra development sector back to health.

Mahindra Logistics opens its largest multi-user facility near Pune

Embassy Industrial Parks, a joint venture between Embassy Group, India?s leading property developer and Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity player, has signed Mahindra Logistics, one of the leading 3PL logistics firms in the country, as its client in their project based in Chakan, Pune.

Innovations in Warehousing

Warehousing industry in India needs innovative approach to achieve improved efficiency. Asim Behera explains more on the current scenario and the importance of advanced innovative warehousing solutions to meet the emerging demands.

Moving Ahead

OTR tyre market is divided majorly into three segments: mining, construction and industrial equipment, agriculture vehicles and others. Mining, construction and industrial equipment such as loaders, bulldozers, tractors, forklifts, backhoe loaders, cranes, excavators, wheeled loaders, industrial trucks, skid steer loaders, etc

We will have our biggest presence in Excon this year

The construction equipment (CE) segment has already been riding a massive infrastructure push by the government. The CE market grew by around 32 per cent in 2016-17 (unit sales).