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BMC’s expenditure on development project rises

For the first time in over a decade, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has spent over 88 per cent of the allotted budget for developmental activities/projects during FY 2021-21.

Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

We believe that it will take at least a year for the market to stabilise

Incorporated in 1990, Suretech Infrastructure offers specialised infrastructure construction and foundation engineering equipment and materials to the building and construction industry, throughout the Indian Sub-Continent.

YoY demand for concrete equipment will be at 20-25% in today’s scenario

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, Schwing Stetter India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a $1.30 billion German concreting machinery manufacturer and a part of XCMG group.

India continues to be an important market for us

Since 1958, Putzmeister has been global leaders in the world of construction and mining. The company develops, produces, sells and serves its customers with high quality and high reliability machines for pumping, distributing and placing concrete, mortar and high-density solids, and for preparing, temporarily storing, processing and transporting these materials.

CW Maharashtra mega virtual conference focuses on opportunities

Platform at unprecedented scale to attract the biggest names

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

Tata Motors introduces Magic Express Ambulance

ata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, introduces the Magic Express patient transport ambulance, designed specifically for healthcare mobility in the economy ambulance segment. The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health related services, which assumes significance especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

India’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, JCB India further strengthened its presence in Andhra Pradesh. Its dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

Govt’s infra focus will boost demand for CE”

Established in May 1964 as a public sector undertaking for manufacturing rail coaches and spare parts and mining equipment, BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers) has partially disinvested and presently Government of India owns 54 per cent of total equity and rest 46 per cent is held by public, financial institutions, foreign institutional investors, banks and employees.

Tata Motors introduces the Magic Express Ambulance

The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health related services, which assumes significance especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

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.

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

The company's dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

JCB India enhances distribution network in Rajasthan

JCB India has strengthened its presence in western Rajasthan. Its dealer at Jodhpur, Mayank Equipments, inaugurated its second 3S facility for sales, service and spares in the region.

CE market to pick up in long term

After a 15 per cent drop in construction equipment demand to 83,470 units in 2019, some signs of recovery were visible at the beginning of 2020.

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

2021 will be a year of challenges and consolidations

Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India shares his thoughts on the AWP market outlook and the company’s activities.

AWPs for safe and reliable operations

The post-pandemic conditions demand for safer and secure means of operations where AWPs will play a major role and will gain prominence in future.

We provide more focus to training

Manoj Rawat, Country Manager - AWP, India & SAARC Region, Terex India, elaborates on the outlook on the Indian AWP market.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

Mining market scenario

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Tipper trucks market gearing up

Revival in mining and gradually picking up construction activities are expected to bring back the demand in the coming months.

Mining opportunities and challenges

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

BKT designs prototype of its biggest-ever tyre

Prototype ready for the new giant product, in the 40.00 R 57 size, for rigid dump trucks

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.

Tata Motors launches ‘Grahak Samvaad 2020’

Tata Motors has announced the Grahak Samvaad 2020 from October 23 to 31, 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.

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.

Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

JLG announces organisational changes in EMEAIR

JLG Industries, Inc announced organisational changes for the EMEAIR region.

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

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

Hose & Fittings: Heart of Hydraulics

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

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.

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.

The long term outlook is excellent for the crusher market: V Senthilkumar

Propel Industries has pioneered over the years in developing some of the break-through solutions in the crusher market. V Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries, shares more on the company’s solutions for the aggregate segment and the overall market scenario.

India will be a high growth market: Vivek Hajela

L&T has fully conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured in-house wheel loaders with more than 90 per cent components sourced domestically. Vivek Hajela, General Manager and Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro, shares more on the market scenario and outlook.

Bridgestone India introduces contactless tyre servicing

Bridgestone India announced the launch of contactless tyre servicing platform called ‘Bridgestone Bookmyservice’. The platform enables customers to take an online appointment in a few clicks, making them spend less time in outlets with these pre-planned visits.

Siemens introduces workplace distancing solution

Manufacturers are facing new challenges as they look to restart or maintain operations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As preparations are made for the ‘next normal’, manufacturers must consider additional dimensions of employee safety, including the establishment of production environments and workflows that address physical distancing requirements.

Unlocking opportunities

Though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a brake on the growth of the bearings industry, the market is expected to bounce back and continue to grow from next year onwards.

Telehandler technology has evolved over the years

Over the years, people have started understanding the versatility of telehandlers and therefore the demand has grown across sectors. Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India, shares more on the market opportunities for telehandlers.

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?

Revenue of road EPC contractors to de-grow 8-10%

Revenue of road-building engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies is expected to de-grow 8-10 per cent this fiscal with the COVID-19 pandemic-driven lockdowns severely curtailing activity, a CRISIL report says

Policy: Defer BS-IV & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

Bridgestone India introduces contactless tyre servicing

Bridgestone India announced the launch of contactless tyre servicing platform called ‘Bridgestone Bookmyservice’

Revenue of road EPC companies to de-grow 8-10% this fiscal: CRISIL

Revenue of road-building EPC companies is expected to de-grow 8-10 per cent this fiscal with the COVID-19 pandemic-driven lockdowns severely curtailing activity

Working on construction site made easy

There is a concrete way of making work on site easier for contractors, by installing MB Crusher units on their equipment.

Financing Challenges

Devendra Kumar Vyas elaborates on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on infrastructure and financing sector and the challenges faced by NBFCs.

Handling It Safe

In spite of the current slowdown in the material handling equipment market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is expected to bounce back soon with new practices of safer handling in warehousing operations.

Challenging Terrain

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

Towards better Mining

The measures announced by the government for mining industry are expected to have a positive impact in the coming years.

Maharashtra CM offers quick approvals for industry projects

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in a meeting with industrialists assured that the state government would give quick approvals for new projects

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

Nip can change the narrative

The COVID-19 has caused a staggering unemployment of 115.

Complete range of Integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions

Bonfiglioli provides a complete range of innovative integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions.

Siemens introduces workplace distancing solution

Combining proven hardware and software, Siemens has created a new workplace distancing solution

MSMEs hold key in India’s economic revival: NRI report

The latest report by Nomura Research Institute (NRI) Consulting & Solutions India highlights the role of MSMEs in the revival of Indian economy, and the need for adequate support

Taiwan Excellence Smart Machinery Conference

Taiwan Excellence held the ‘Taiwan Excellence Smart Machinery’ online conference.

Hyundai CE partners with KT

Hyundai Construction Equipment (Hyundai CE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KT

Tata Motors extends supporting measures to customers worldwide

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Motors has extended the warranty for its commercial vehicles customers worldwide.

VECV extends support to fight COVID-19 pandemic

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has actively participated in the relief activities across India to fight against the 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.

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.

AJAX is all set to bounce back with resilience

To set the ball rolling, AJAX has become more resilient, adaptive and competitive like ever in this complex and uncertain period of pandemic with resilience and resourcefulness, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Marketing, Sales & Product Support, AJAX Engineering.

We expect more packages from the government

Considering further revenue loss and anticipated reduced demand for the upcoming months, we expect more packages from the government, says VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.

GP Petroleums resumes operations at its Vasai plant

GP Petroleums (GPPL), a leading lubricant manufacturer in India and part of UAE-based GP Global Group, has resumed operations at its Vasai plant and will prioritise supply to essential services such as sugar and power generation industries in these difficult and trying times arisen out of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GP Petroleums resumes operations at its Vasai plant

GP Petroleums (GPPL), a leading lubricant manufacturer in India and part of UAE-based GP Global Group, has resumed operations at its Vasai plant and will prioritise supply to essential services such as sugar and power generation industries in these difficult and trying times arisen out of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tata Motors extends supporting measures to customers worldwide

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Motors has extended the warranty for its commercial vehicles customers worldwide.

Schwing Stetter India supports migrant workers amidst COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the migrant workers working in Tamil Nadu?s industrial facilities. As most factories are grinding to a halt, millions of such workers are left vulnerable.

AVEVA, Axonify jointly deliver first AI-enabled microlearning solution to Industry 4.0 customers

AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, announced that it has strategically partnered with Axonify, a rapidly growing B2B SaaS company and a leader in the microlearning space, to offer adaptive AI-microlearning powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of AVEVA Unified Learning.

The World Has Changed

While at EXCON 2019, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari brought smiles to the faces of the worried construction equipment (CE) industry captains, the pandemic outbreak has wiped that smile into oblivion.

ACMA seeks relief measures for component industry to withstand COVID 19 impact

The impact of coronavirus over the industry, people and the economy is a grave concern.