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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

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.

Challenging Terrain

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

We are preparing ourselves for the future

With timely planning and execution, the government will be able to alleviate the current situation and lead the construction market on the road to recovery. Puneet Vidyarthi, Brand Leader, CASE India, CASE Construction Equipment, shares more on the market scenario.

Grading the Future

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

CASE Crawler Excavator CX220C

CASE Construction Equipment's crawler excavator CX220C is specially designed for tough applications.

Steering Growth

Growing urbanisation and mechanisation of manual jobs are driving the demand for compact equipment such as skid-steer loaders in India.

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.

CASE India launches new excavator

CASE Construction Equipment has unveiled the long-awaited crawler excavator CX220C to its product portfolio at the Excon 2019.

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.

EQUIPMENT INDIA AWARDS 2019

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

Best debutant award

Ankit Goel, Chief-R&D, Escorts Construction Equipment (centre) receiving the award from Steve Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics (right), in the presence of Pratap Padode, Founder and President, FIRST Construction Council (left).

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.

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.

Transforming Skill Landscape

Shortage of skilled operators has been a major challenge faced by the infrastructure and construction industry for the past many years.

Pushing Growth

Motor grader market has seen growing in the past couple of years with applications spreading into rural road projects as well as in highways.

Steer it up

In spite of the vast opportunities available, skid-steer loaders are still looking for a level-playing field in the Indian market.

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.

CASE Construction Equipment opens new dealership in Bihar

CASE Construction has strengthened its distribution network in Bihar with the opening of a new dealership facility, Patliputra Earthmover Pvt Ltd, near Didarganj in Patna. Spread across 10,000 sq ft, this facility is the largest CASE India footprint in Bihar.

Better clarity on policy decisions is much needed

Of the seven products launched by Case India, three of them, namely soil compactors Case 1110 EX, 851EX centre pivot and 752 EX, were showcased for the first time at bauma CONEXPO.

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.

CASE India?s advanced telematics to improve operational efficiency

With an aim to offer a better operational efficiency and security to the customer, CASE India now offers advanced version of its Eagle Eye Telematics.

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

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

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.

CASE delivers 5,000th vibratory tandem compactor in India

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, has reached a milestone in India by delivering its 5,000th vibratory tandem compactor, manufactured locally in Pithampur.

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.

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.

Excon 2017 marks revival of Indian CE industry

After a continuous phase of sluggish market and recession, the construction equipment sector is on the verge of a turnaround now. The sector has received a boost with the government's renewed focus on road building, as a result the market grew by 16 per cent in 2015, and further by 39 per cent to peak in 2016.

Making rapid strides

Motor graders have seen unprecedented growth in the past couple of years, which is expected to continue in the coming years as well with road projects continue to grow.

Rolling ahead

Roads and highways is still going strong as the most happening infrastructure sector in India with many ongoing projects and many in the pipeline. India has the second largest road network across the world at 4.7 million km and is still growing.

ICEMA Wins,Ban Dropped

Recently, the Supreme Court heard an application by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers' Association (ICEMA) and the Tractor Manufacturers' Association (TMA) as they sought a clarification on the ban on the registration of BS-III vehicles after March 31, 2017.

Equipment India awards & ceo forum 2017

It was 6.15 p.m. with 15 minutes more to go for the mega event of the infrastructure equipment industry. Meanwhile, the Viceroy Hall at the heritage Claridges Hotel located in New Delhi's famed Lutyen's Zone was already filled to capacity.

Back on Growth Path

Given its versatility and mobility, backhoe loader finds great use at almost every construction site, both urban and rural India. This multi-purpose machine continues to perform a variety of tasks at sites and is used for digging, dosing, levelling and lifting activities.

Equipment India Awards 2017 and CEO Forum

The evening of April 21, 2017, was a proud occasion for Equipment India as the industry stakeholders gathered in large numbers at New Delhi's heritage Claridges Hotel, to celebrate the 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and be part of the high-level discussion at the CEO Forum.

We emphasise on continuous product development

CASE India has maintained a leadership position in the Indian subcontinent riding on extraordinary customer connect and support. With the existing products like skid steer loaders, motor grader, compactor, loader backhoes etc, CASE India develops products to suit the evolving requirements of the Indian customers.

CASE delivers 100th motor grader of the year in India

CASE Construction Equipment reached the milestone of 100 motor graders sold in India in just a year. The grader, a 865B was purchased by Mahalaxmi Infracon Private Limited (MIPL), one of the largest mining overburden removal companies in India.

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.

Rajya Sabha passes GST Bill

Stepping closer to the concept of ?one nation, one tax?, Rajya Sabha passed the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill. The constitutional amendment will enable both the Centre and the states to simultaneously levy the GST, which will include all indirect taxes currently levied, including excise duties and service tax.

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.

On Course for Success

Road construction is driving the Indian compactors market. This is expected to continue. ?Most of the current demand for both soil and tandem compactors is for road projects,? says Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India.

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

We will be showcasing our own branded rock breaker and trenching bucket

Last few years have been tough on the construction equipment (CE) industry in general. The total industry volume has gone down across segments and has strained many organisations in this space.

backhoe loaders:flat Growth

Backhoe loaders are passing through a challenging time for the past few years. Market is registering a flat growth with some indications that it is shrinking.However, now there is optimism among the leading players in the backhoe industry

Intelligent Compaction

Performance and productivity remain key issues for compactor manufacturers, with firms keen to enhance output from their latest units. EQUIPMENT INDIA takes a peek into the features major OEMs have built in, in terms of improving machine

Graded Up

If tightened completion time is demanded as in the case of Delhi peripheral ring road by Supreme Court, it will sure to up the demand for advanced, high capacity motor graders.

CASE India Opens 3S Dealership at Indore

CASE India inaugurated its largest dealership, Balaji Tractor House at Dhar Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The 35,000sq ft dealership is fully equipped to the high international standards of CASE dealerships with a fully integrated 3S set-up to provide customers with a one stop solution for sales, service and CASE genuine parts. The sales team operates from the facility?s 7,200 sq ft showroom.

CASE celebrates 25 years in India

CASE Construction kickstarted its celebration of 25 years in India with the participation in ConMac 2015, one of the most important construction equipment exhibitions in India.

Versatility to Steer Growth

As the affordability of the skid steers becomes more attractive with respect to the loader backhoes, its popularity will increase among the hiring segment that will up the demand curve. The current demand for skid steer is not quite promising.

Multiple taxation regime across states to be streamlined

The Central Government can support in overcoming some of the challenges by speedy implementation of a unified GST, greater investment outlay towards infrastructure development, especially in the off-highway sector, and more thrust in skill development through industry-ready educational programmes/vocational courses, says Abhijit Gupta, Managing Director, Case Construction Equipment India.

Steering the Growth

Skid steer, the little cute machine, is steadily carving a niche amidst the Goliaths of construction equipment space. Such a versatile piece of machine when clubbed with a variety of attachments, still has not got its due yet.

The Customer is King!

The takeaway was simple. Every Equipment India (EI) Award winner had one person to thank above all: the customer. Dedicating the Equipment India Person of the Year award to over 1,500 employees, over 8,000 customers,

NHAI needs to look into obtaining the necessary land clearances before awarding projects

The North-Eastern region is a major focus area with plans in place by the authorities and quick turnaround time for awarding projects. Today, demand for equipment is also increasing gradually from this part of India, says Prantik Saha, Marketing Manager - Road Construction Equipment, Atlas Copco. Excerpts of the interview.

New EX Series Backhoe Loaders from CASE

The EX Series backhoe loaders stands out for its fuel efficiency, powerful performance and reliability.The brand new EX Series backhoe loaders comprising three models the 770 EX, 770 EX Magnum and 851 EX ranging from 76 hp to 96 hp, and entirely indigenously developed, to match the specific needs of the Indian construction market. Fabrizio Cepollina, CNH Industrial Construction Equipment APAC Vice-President, said, ?The construction equipment market in the Asia Pacific region has been growing

The Rupee Impact

The depreciation of the Indian rupee has had its adverse impact on the manufacturing sector, especially OEMs who import various components. To the extent possible, OEMs are trying to localise production, but that is just a part of it. What the industry is looking is for concrete measures that can bring life back into the economy and trigger growth in a sustainable way.

We expect a huge spurt in demand for construction equipment from Q4 2014.

Low downtime of the machine is a major factor under consideration while buying new equipment. We have a very strong and focused after sale service with a very efficient and trained service staff. We are also looking into new initiatives like SAP enable part support in all our design and mobile service, says Anil Bhatia, Director Sales and Marketing

Stalled but Hopeful

In spite of the present slowdown and resultant sluggishness in the CE market, the long- term growth prospects are still intact; and experts view the huge infrastructure deficit as a major growth driver and prudent steps from the government can bring India back on the growth trajectory.

BHL Continues to Rule the Roost

The world over, construction practices and methodologies determine the selection of the type of equipment, to a great extent. However, in India, backhoe loader (BHL) controls the lion's share of the total equipment sale; it is wheel loaders that dominate the Chinese CE market and crawler and mini excavators that control the European and American markets.

We strive for low levels of emissions and optimum fuel consumption.

We have incorporated the optimum engine working temperatures to minimise emission. These engines are fitted with high pressure rotary type fuel injections, IEGR, turbocharger and heavy-duty silencers to keep the emissions low, says Anil Bhatia, Director Sales and Marketing, Case India. Excerpts from the interview.

The B series motor graders are offered with an NEF engine and variable horsepower.

The Case grader has the best technical features and it is only a question of time before it gets to the top position, says Anil Bhatia, Director - Sales & Marketing, CASE India. Excerpts from the interview.

Poised for Growth

The current market size for motor graders is around 600 units and is expected to reach 1000 units, provided the renewed focus on the road sector gets executed.

Improving Cost-efficiency

Improvements in cost-efficiency, noise control, environmental design and ergonomics - the construction industry is facing such demands on many fronts. The good news is that not only the OEMs.

We strive for low emission levels and optimum fuel consumptio.....

We organise customers' meets and operators' meets regu?larly, to update them on the technological improvements in the ma?chines and educate them on the environmental protection requirements.

Towards specialised equipment

The Indian market is slowly but steadily moving towards the usage of specialised equipment and attachments. This follows the global trend where specialised equipment is utilised for specialised jobs on tighter project execution timelines.

CASE aims to offer a full line of construction equipment

The Indian market is being given huge importance. We are investing heavily in research and development (R&D) and manufacturing. In 2012, CNH, our mother company, invested more than $650 million in R&D around the globe;

Engineering growth

A mechanical engineer from the Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Anil Bhatia has over 27 years of experience in sales, business development, export, product development, international sales and marketing,

Committed to efficiency

Case India has launched F Series wheel loader, B Series motor grader and upgraded 752 vibratory compactor. Case Construction Equipment has recently launched F Series wheel loader and B Series motor grader and has also introduced the upgraded version of 752 vibratory

Earthmovers on buoyant swell

Earthmoving equipment currently constitutes nearly 73 per cent of total construction equipment sales, and happily, this structure of sales is expected to continue. The cumulative sales of backhoe loaders, crawler excavators and wheeled loaders have been growing at a CAGR of over 20 per cent for the last ten years.

Earthmoving Equipment

Owing to the overall slowdown in the Indian economy, the current fiscal year has been bit sluggish for the construction equipment industry. The industry will gain momentum if the government starts implementing the delayed projects and carries out active review and monitoring to ensure timely completion.

Case gives lot of importance to training and developmental programmes.

Case India is gearing up, by investing in all areas of its operations, to provide best value to its customers with a comprehensive product range, says DK Narang, Managing Director, Case India. Excerpts from the interview.How do you assess the current market scenario for construction equipment in general and its growth potential in the coming years.

Case Upgrades Vibratory Compactor

Case will showcase its upgraded 752 tandem compactor at bC India.Case Construction Equipment, the market leader for vibratory compactors in India, will launch the first major product upgrade by them in India, with the introduction of a water-cooled engine on its popular Case 752 tandem compactor at the Bauma Conexpo show, which will be held at the Mumbai Bandra Kurla Complex from February 5 to 8.

Case will continue to invest in equipment offering

We plan to build customer loyalty in the Case brand, further consolidate our position with the introduction of the globally renowned SR skid steers, and shore up our strong commitment on technologically superior machinery and after sales services, says Piero Arrivabeni, Head of Marketing, Case International Region. In a chat with EQUIPMENT INDIA, Piero talks about the company's India-specific strategies.

New Skid Steer Range from Case

The newly launched compact and multi-purpose skid steer range raises the bar for premium power, increased torque and enhanced operator comfort and visibility.

Is the growth story sustainable?

It is crystal clear, to reach world-class levels, infrastructure needs a tremendous boost for the next several years; this will augur well for the CE sector where most of the major players continue to upgrade capacity and widen product lines.