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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.

We are very positive towards underground mining

For underground coal mining, continuous miner technology has proved to be flexible, productive and more suitable for Indian conditions. Shib Bhowmik, Managing Director, Komatsu Mining Corp, India, shares more on the current scenario and technology trends in underground mining.

41 coal mines on offer for commercial coal mining

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the auction process of 41 coal blocks for commercial mining, through video conference. The Coal Ministry in association with FICCI launched the process for auction of these coal mines. A two stage electronic auction process is being adopted for allocation of the coal mines.

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.

41 coal mines on offer for commercial coal mining

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the auction process of 41 coal blocks for commercial mining, through video conference.

Commercial coal mining can reduce coal import: CRISIL

The government’s move to open up commercial coal mining can halve the annual expenditure incurred on importing non-coking coal because of substitution through domestic production.

Coal Ministry initiatives to improve mining efficiency

The Coal Ministry has taken initiatives to re-visit old laws with an aim to improve efficiency, ease of doing business and to open up coal sector

We will continue to innovate and expand: Ramesh Palagiri

Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India, speaks on the market opportunities

Commercial coal mining can reduce coal import: CRISIL

The government’s move to open up commercial coal mining can halve the annual expenditure incurred on importing non-coking coal.

Coal Mining Made Easy

Indonesian contractor PT Bangun Olah Sarana Sukses is using A60H articulated haulers and EC480DL crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment to save cost and increase efficiency at its coal mining site in East Kalimantan.

Self-sufficiency in coal production by 2024

According to Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, the Centre aims self-sufficiency in the coal sector by 2024 and the changes in the coal mining policy have been effected to achieve the same.

Self-sufficiency in coal production by 2024

According to Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, the Centre aims self-sufficiency in the coal sector by 2024 and the changes in the coal mining policy have been effected to achieve the same.

Gaining Momentum

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

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.

Government?s coal mining plans in FY20

The Union Government has planned exploration of 37 coal blocks and 10 lignite blocks along with drilling of 121 coal blocks and one lignite block in the current fiscal in addition to exploration and drilling of coal blocks allocated to Coal India (CIL), according to Pralhad Joshi, Union Coal Minister.

Mining Gains

The recent policy initiatives by the Central Government are expected to boost the mining activities in the country, providing new opportunities to private and global miners, and equipment and technology providers.

On the right path

It is a fact that the industry is under tremendous pressure of economic slowdown. However, hopes are alive as the government is listening to the problems of the industry and working out resolutions for a faster recovery.

EQUIPMENT INDIA AWARDS 2019

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

XIX International Coal Preparation Congress

Representing India's commitment to environment, Coal Preparation Society of India (CPSI) is a non-profit, non-government professional body having members from coal, power, iron and steel sectors and their allied industries.

Mining Needs a Leg-up

For India to achieve its full potential in the mining sector, policymakers need to give a leg-up in lifting the mining sector on a high growth path. Jayanta Roy elaborates on the mining industry scenario in India.

Thwarting challenges

The construction equipment (CE) market was predicted to be flat this year due to elections and uncertainty in the new political scenario. The industry was cautiously optimistic.

On Sustainable Growth

The portable air compressor market is growing consistently in the past couple of years, which is to continue in the coming years as well with most of the application markets are picking up.

Banking on Coal Mining

While coal mining and quarrying will drive the growth of mining equipment, other mining segments will see a relatively lower growth demand for mining equipment. Pavethra Ponniah, elaborates more on the market trend.

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.

Transforming Mining Safe and Productive

Underground mining is an extremely tough mining method with various risk factors involved.

Mechanisation is growing in underground mining

Komatsu Mining Corp is a major equipment manufacturer in underground mining operations.

Caterpillar delivers equipment and collaborative support

Caterpillar offers a wide range of equipment and solutions for underground metal mining and coal mining in India.

COMPRESSOR with never-before experienced fuel efficiency

With a focus on improving productivity, operating and running efficiency as well as residual value, Atlas Copco's new XRH 1100 plus improves customer's profit in drilling operations with 11 per cent better fuel efficiency.

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.

Supporting PERFORMANCE

Two Liebherr R 976 crawler excavators are at the heart of production in South African coal mine achieving an output of 280 cu m per hour for 20 working hours a day.

Our integration facility will be ready in 2019

At the bauma India, Enovation Controls launched two new products that are going to hit the market in 2019, apart from showcasing a wide range of BS IV solutions.

To make our new strategies a reality is our focus

Kobelco Construction Equipment India has focussed on two aspects at bauma CONEXPO INDIA this year: Attachments which is a special application and its newly launched 52-tonne mining machine SK520.

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.

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.

"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.

Siemens provides digital solution to Chinese mining group

To increase outputs while reducing shutdown times, YanZhou Coal Mine Co is for the first time establishing a cloud concept for mine hoist, enabling it to centrally monitor production, analyse, and respond to insights from real-time data.

India has great potential in mining

The mining market in India is growing, but at a slower pace compared to other industry segments due to stringent regulations and environment related challenges.

Demand is expected to remain buoyant in the near future

Elgi Equipments offers portable compressed air solutions for a wide range of applications. Ramesh Ponnuswami, Executive Director, Elgi Equipments shares more on the industry scenario and solutions offered by the company.

Poised for growth

Bulk material handling systems are mainly used in coal and mineral processing applications, ports for handling bulk cargo, food processing, sand, gravel, etc. Conveyor systems are the majorly used bulk material handling equipment.

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.

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.

Improved uptime on mining site

Indian mining customer Hilltop Hirise was targeting 5,000 hours of operation per year with the Volvo EC480DL, but the machine delivered around 7,000 hours per year.

Privatisation of coal mining

India's coal demand-supply balance still remains tilted in favour of coal imports as the state-run miners, Coal India and the Singareni Collieries Company have been unable to entirely meet India's coal demand, especially for higher grade thermal coal/washed coal and coking coal.

CMPDI identifies 30 new coal mining projects

The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) has identified 30 new coal mining projects for Coal India (CIL) that can add to the annual production capacity by 100 million tonnes.

100 per cent FDI in coal mining likely to attract more global investment

According to an ICRA report, opening up commercial coal mining for the private sector and allowing 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) are likely to attract global miners to invest in India.

Commercial coal mining to improve efficiency

The Union Government?s recent move to allow the private sector to commercially mine coal will boost both production and mining efficiency, according to CRISIL. Substitution of imported non-coking coal with domestic production could save roughly Rs 30,000 crore of coal imports, CRISIL estimates.

An opportunity to see how technology is shaping for Indian customers

We are seeing most activities in the road building sector with numerous projects progressing. Understandably, we are seeing the highest levels of demand for excavators, compactors and pavers for this application and its associated industries.

We expect Excon to be more vibrant and industry-specific

With the revival of road construction projects in India, the market for construction equipment (CE) and road building equipment- such as crushing and screening plants and RAP-mixing asphalt plants - is expected to open up in a big way.

Demand for motor graders to grow in medium term

Demand for motor graders is expected to be strong in the next couple of years. Sanu George, Business Head, SDLG India, explains more on the industry scenario and product offerings.

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.

Mining Equipment Trends

The mining equipment industry (MEI) is heavily dependent on equipment demand from coal and iron ore mining, both being highly equipment intensive, with over 30 per cent.

Revival on Cards?

India is witnessing an improved growth trend in coal mining, as Coal India Ltd (CIL) is aiming an output of one billion tonne by 2020. CIL has earmarked a capital investment of Rs 57,000 crore, as part of the road map for one billion tonne target, with a planned capex of Rs 8,500 crore in 2017-18.

Lubricants for Mining applications

Equipment working at mining sites need to perform reliably and efficiently, without major breakdown and other issues. Safe and efficient operation is imperative for mining equipment to increase productivity and safety in mining operations. Lubricants play a major role in this by minimising wear and tear of machinery parts and safeguard the equipment in the harshest conditions.

MAKING mining smooth

Equipment downtime cannot afford in mining operations as in most cases, mining sites are in remotest of locations and it may consume a lot of time in maintenance of the equipment.

Crushers & Screens| High on Demand

With infrastructure and construction sector on fast-track, especially road sector, aggregate processing has become essential to support the construction activities with a matching pace.

Essar Ports to develop coal terminal in Mozambique

Essar Ports has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Mozambique to develop a new coal terminal at Beira Port, as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project.

Excavators Excel

Driven by the infrastructure development activities in the country, hydraulic excavators recorded a sharp growth in 2016 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is continuing this year also with a 26 per cent growth in the first four months.

Keeping coal flow at Turkish mine

A 20-tonne SDLG L968F wheel loader is spearheading a new coal mining operation run by the Yurtsever Group in the foothills of the Ilgaz mountain range, 60 km south of the Black Sea town of Kastamonu in Turkey.

Construction enabler

India is on a fast track to develop world-class infrastructure in the country. Commencing with road sector wherein a construction speed of 40 km a day has already been achieved, plans are afloat to take it to 100 km a day. Similar traction has begun in other construction sectors like canals and more will follow.

We are in aggressive growth mode in terms of existing and new product lines

The response has been good for the company this year. In general, our expectations have been met. The market, especially the roads as well as in commercial aggregates sector, are performing well.

On a Positive Note

The 13th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition 2016 (IMME 2016) held during November 16-19 concluded with a positive note on a possible turnaround of Indian mining industry in the coming years. The 13th Global Mining Summit (GMS) 2016 also held concurrently with the IMME 2016.

Industry?s Take

In India, largely the coal produced is consumed locally, and not exported. Coal India is not able to reach their target of coal production. For higher production and for meeting the target, they need good machines.

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.

Zooming Ahead

Trucks and heavy tractors for cargo haulage and transportation of aggregate materials, coal, overburden from mines, iron ore and other bulk materials, are riding the curve of exponential growth.

On Cloud 7, Moving to 9!

The Indian construction industry is excited to witness the on-ground acceleration action in projects for most infra sectors. Probably the only sector which is waiting in the wings is realty, where there are still no signs of any major revival.

Bauma 2016 - the biggest trade show on earth

Bauma 2016 - the biggest trade show on earth - spread across over 608,503 sq m (1.5 lakh acres) exceeded expectations this year with a participation of 3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries and the presence of about 580,000 visitors from 200 countries.

MARC | The Way to Success

Maintenance & repair contract, more popularly known as MARC and more generally termed as full maintenance contract (FMC), has caught the imagination of mines operators in India.

Pick-n-Carry Hydra: Bestseller

As the Numero Uno bestselling lift and reach product, Hydra crane still continues to be the most demanding mobile crane category in India. Tyre-mounted articulated steering, hydraulic mobile pick-and-carry crane, colloquially termed ?Hydra?, was introduced in India

On Course for Success

Bright prospects lie ahead for dumpers, but cost-effective conveyors may pose serious competition in the future, finds Charu Bahri. Industry voices affirm a turnaround has happened in the off highway dumper segment

Large Miners Forward

While the global mining industry is on the decline, India is witnessing a reverse trend. Many international mining equipment manufacturers are showcasing their products at BAUMA 2016, Germany, in a big way, at a time when Coal India

Rental equipment will not find application in safe mining conditions.

Because of the Central government's ambitious coal mining target, we foresee good potential in the next few years in coal mining. Also, this ambitious coal production

Availability and utilisation achieved are key performance indicators for large mining equipment.

We have seen increase in enquires for large mining equipment segment in India in the last six months. Public Sector Units (PSUs) contribute to most of the increase in enquiry. From private miners, contractors or mine developer-operators (MDOs)

India will soon see a paradigm shift in mining methods

We are confident that India will soon see a paradigm shift in mining methods and the way in which mining companies deploy equipment, and we shall witness deployment of state-of-the-art large size mining equipment in India

Breaking the barrier

The rock breaker segment has always been vital for various infrastructural developments like constructions, demolitions, project expansion works, among others.

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

A Success Story in Coal Mining

DECO has been successful in its mining activity with some 55 Volvo equipment in its fleet. India is blessed with some of the world?s largest coal reserves.

Underground Challengers

Every underground excavation poses a unique set of challenges. Technically superior and sometimes application-specific, underground excavation equipment challenge the challenges.

Optimising Fuel Efficiency

Transmission solutions play a vital role in the overall performance of an equipment. Availability of the latest technologies in transmission solutions have helped OEMs to improve the efficiency level of their equipment.

Prompt aftersales service is one of the main criteria

The selection of an equipment is done based on the determination of technical suitability of equipment to suit execution methodology. In case standard equipment does not suit certain requirements, then we get it customised to fulfill the ultimate needs.

Value for Money

LiuGong is a leader in the design and production of wheel loaders. Excavators, bulldozers, motor graders, skidsteers, etc are other major equipment ranges. The company places intense emphasis on quality and aftersales service. It is evident from the responses from its two major customers.

Diggies to Scoop the Growth Pie

Market indicators show visible signs of economic recovery and infrastructure development. Crawler excavator segment is expected to witness resurgence in sales from 2015 and is expected to grow to 26 per cent.

Positive Indicators

Indicators are hinting that the economic momentum is back in India. The Index of Industrial Production shows capital goods output rose 11 per cent in April and slow moving projects are reviving.

MARC: The way to success

MARC (Maintenance & repair contract), in the past few years, has caught the attention of many mines operators in India. Maintenance & repair contract, more popularly known as MARC and more generally termed as full maintenance contract (FMC)

Wheel loaders - Optimising Productivity

Cycle time is a critical success factor in all bulk handling applications. Ramifications of high cycle time even extend to bulk handlers securing business. Wheel loaders are extensively used bulk handling tools wherein high productivity is of essence.

Navin Group is the oldest active dealership of CE industry in MP

Being involved in the business of construction equipment for the past 27 years, Navin Group still maintains a track record of excellent customer service and a healthy market share of satisfied customers

BEML rolls out biggest dump truck

BEML, a premier mining and construction equipment manufacturer, has rolled out the country?s first electric drive rear dump truck BH205-E for large scale coal mining applications.

Ready for Long Haulage

COMMERCIAL vehicle industry experienced one of the worst and the longest spell of recessions during last three years. However, the good news is that it is reviving now. The heavy-duty (HD) trucks industry hit the peak level in 2011 with a sales of 241,000 and it dropped to 130,000 in 2013.

Our core values are interaction, innovation and commitment

In 2015, we have seen an inflow of volume business for rotary blast hole drills from state-owned enterprises involved with coal mining and we expect the trend to continue in April-June 2015 period as well.

Getting loan for new equipment and lead time are major challenges

We have over Rs 200 crore worth equipment for mining. We have trucks of Scania P380, Volvo FM400; excavators of Hitachi ZX650, Volvo 700, Komatsu PC 400, dozers and water tankers as per requirement of the sites.

Mining Growth

India is on track to overtake the US as the second-largest coal consumer after China this decade. India wants to more than double coal output to 1.5 billion tonne by 2020. The central government has already taken specific actions including e-auctions of coal blocks; 28 blocks are already allocated and more blocks to be e-auctioned soon.

Gaining Momentum

A renewed thrust on coal mining, coupled with plans to implement more projects in various infrastructure segments at a faster pace has rekindled the growth prospects of tyre industry in India. Major tyre manufacturers are busy introducing innovative products and scaling up volume to meet the expected demand in the future.

Diggers to get busier

The numbers published by ICEMA clearly shows that there is a slight uptake on the larger equipment like excavators and wheel loaders. In the smaller equipment like mini excavators, backhoe loaders etc have still to pick up the trend. Elaborating the prevailing scenario and the growth drivers.

Efficient and seamless rail and sea network is a must

Inflation control actions, excise duty reduction and sustainable capital funding plan will help the infrastructural sector to grow which will help LiuGong?s Indian operations positively, says Sanjay Wadnerkar, Vice President, LiuGong India.

Rural India?s steady contribution is a robust signal of the revival

India remains a focus area for us and systematic investment will be made in future as per the requirements of the market, says Abhijit Gupta, Managing Director, Case New Holland Construction Equipment (India).

Mining Potential

With the growing demand for increased output of coal and iron ore and other minerals, the demand for mining equipment and machinery is expected grow manifold.

Demand for mining equipment from PSUs is expected to increase

Gmmco is fully geared up to serve its customers with efficient product support, so they achieve maximum uptime and productivity of CAT fleet, says S Ananthakrishnan, AVP, Mining Project Sales, Gmmco. Excerpts from the interview.

Demand for mining equipment from PSUs is expected to increase

Gmmco is fully geared up to serve its customers with efficient product support, so they achieve maximum uptime and productivity of CAT fleet, says S Ananthakrishnan, AVP, Mining Project Sales, Gmmco.