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Vision 2030 Drives Growth

The compaction equipment industry in India has witnessed significant technological advancements in recent years. Manufacturers are integrating advanced features, such as GPS technology and telematics, into their machines to enhance precision and efficiency.

No Bumps in the Road

India has been investing significantly in infrastructure development, including the construction of roads, highways, and expressways. This investment has driven the demand for road construction equipment.

Schwing Stetter, Caterpillar, Tata Hitachi, ACE & SANY bag multiple awards at 11th Equipment India Awards

The 11th Equipment India Awards 2023 celebrated and rewarded excellence in eleven Bestseller product categories.

23 awards presented to Construction Equipment BESTSELLERS at 11th Equipment India Awards 2023

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director, Volvo Construction Equipment India, was recognised as the “Equipment India Person of the Year 2023” for his remarkable achievements during 2022-23

Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo Construction Equipment, awarded “Equipment India Person of the Year 2023”

The 11th Equipment India Awards 2023 took place on October 12, 2023, at Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi.

Terex Powerscreen Pulse wins Innovation of the Year award

The 11th Equipment India Awards 2023 took place on October 12, 2023, at Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi.

Schwing Stetter India wins big at Equipment India Awards 2023

The 11th Equipment India Awards 2023 took place on October 12, 2023, at Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi.

Sany bags three awards in emerging bestseller category

The 11th Equipment India Awards 2023 took place on October 12, 2023, at Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi.

Case Construction bags CSR Company of the Year award

Case Construction bags CSR Company of the Year award

AJAX Engineering bags Green Factory of the Year award

The 11th Equipment India Awards 2023 took place on October 12, 2023, at Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi.

Steering the market

Skid-steer loaders segment is one of the only few segments that has shown an increase in sales in 2022 as compared to 2021. The enormous growth in the market value of the construction sector will further fuel the nation's high demand for skid steer loaders.

An Upward Trend for CE Industry

Off-Highway Research forecasts the market to grow by 9 per cent to 89,350 units in 2023 but predicts it to fall 7 per cent to 83,350 units in 2024 (the general election is scheduled that year).

Safety in Selecting Compaction Equipment

Manufacturers are redesigning the compaction process from the ground up in order to overcome the main challenges posed by conventional compaction rollers

Creating Compact Foundations

The upward trend of mechanisation in the construction and road-building industries is expected to drive the compaction equipment market in India.

ACE’s Sorab Agarwal is Equipment India Person of the Year 2022 at 8th India Construction Festival

Besides, the 10th Equipment India Awards 2022 presented 18 awards to construction equipment companies

CE industry stalwarts honoured at Equipment India Awards 2022

Besides, the 10th Equipment India Awards 2022 presented 18 awards to construction equipment companies

Komatsu wins Innovation of the Year award for KOMTRAX

Komatsu India won the Innovation of the Year – Components & Accessories award for their product – KOMTRAX – during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

LiuGong India wins Equipment India award for wheeled loaders

LiuGong India won an award in the Bestseller in Wheeled Loaders category during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

Schwing Stetter bags Green Factory of the Year award

Schwing Stetter India won the Green Factory of the Year award during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

JCB wins big at Equipment India Awards 2022

JCB India bagged three awards during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

Stalwarts of CE industry honoured at 10th Equipment India Awards

Sorab Agarwal is EI Person of the Year 2022

On track: double-digit growth

Distribution, digitisation and electrification are expected to be the key drivers of the earthmoving equipment industry in the coming years.

$5.13 Bn Opportunity!

Growing at a CAGR of 9.4 per cent, the Indian backhoe loader market is likely to touch $5.13 billion from $1.77 billion in 2021.

We are leaders in compaction equipment

Alok Jha, Director – Sales and Marketing, India and SAARC, CASE Construction Equipment, said, “We are elated to participate in the Excon trade fair, which is taking place after a long period of global turmoil. Going forward, we are optimistic that the construction industry in India is entering a sustained demand phase.

Chasing Growth!

Despite rising input costs and transition to CEV stage-IV engines, the CE market is expecting a growth of over 11 per cent in 2022-23.

Paving the way ahead

While recent times may have been tough on construction equipment manufacturers, the compactor market is still brimming with optimism.

Top popular construction equipment companies in India

The infrastructure sector has witnessed a rapid growth within the country. With many ongoing projects, nation is for sure going to taste its development soon, but along with it many industries associated with infrastructure has evolved. One such industry is the construction equipment industry.

Intelligent compaction!

Intelligent compaction rollers are equipped with technology that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator.

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.

Indian CE market to regain growth

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

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

Hy-Brid Lifts expands sales network in US

Hy-Brid Lifts has partnered with three regional sales groups to better serve customers across the US. The three new partnering entities include CMT Equipment, HK Sales and MLA Construction Sales.

Hy-Brid Lifts expands sales network for better customer service across US

Hy-Brid Lifts, the industry leader in high-quality, low-level access equipment, has partnered with three regional sales groups to better serve customers across the US.

We have trainers assigned especially for the India market

With over 325 years of innovation and passion, Husqvarna provides construction professionals with support, service and a wide range of machines, diamond tools and all accessories that you need to cut, saw, drill, demolish, grind and polish concrete. Tennyson Anthony, General Manager, India , Husqvarna Construction Products shares more on the company's India focus.

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.

"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.

Indian CE Market Overview

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

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

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

6th AnnuaL EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018

The Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards are here again. In its sixth edition, the Annual Awards to be held on October 25, 2018 in New Delhi, will honour the top performers of construction equipment industry.

Global equipment sales see 12 per cent growth in 2018

Worldwide construction equipment sales are expected to increase 12 per cent this year, according to Off-Highway Research. This will take total sales to almost one million units in 2018. The total retail value of sales is expected to approach $99 billion

Indian market is a priority for Ammann Group

Started operations in India in April 2013 joining hands with Apollo Group, Ammann Group has come a long way in a short span.

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.

We are committed to going one step further this year

The construction equipment (CE) industry is continuously evolving through various innovations in application and product range. Change in technology creates new opportunities to manufacture a better product with improved ways of using it.

Small Machines, Big Role

Construction minis contribute to mechanisation of the last miles of various construction activities. These can be grouped under concrete, compaction, finishing and many other similar sections.

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.

Construction equipment sales to grow 10 per cent in 2017

The construction equipment sales in India is expected to grow 10 per cent this year, according to an Off-Highway Research report. Off-Highway Research expects sales to exceed 73,000 units this year, surpassing the previous record sales of 72,492 units seen in 2011. The market in the first half of the year was particularly strong ahead of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1.

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.

Steady Evolution

When you think of a paradigm shift, it is not just a change from one way of thinking to another, but it is a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis.

Wacker Neuson posts revenue growth

The Munich-based international light and compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson reported a record rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2017. According to a company release, adjusted profit before interest and tax (EBIT) increased significantly. At the close of Q1, order intake and backlog showed a clear rise over the figures posted for the prior-year period.

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.

JCB116 Soil Compactor

JCB India offers a new range of road compaction equipment with three products - the VMT330 (3T class mini tandem roller), the VMT 860eco (9T class tandem roller) and the JCB116 (11T class soil compactor). The JCB116 soil compactor is the latest addition in the JCB's road compactors portfolio.

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.

Product SHOWCASE

BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 was the right platform for the exhibitors to unveil their cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions. Many exhibitors launched their new technologies and products at the expo, while others showcased their industry leading solutions.

Ammann Apollo to Exhibit Key Products and Services

Ammann Apollo will present a deep and wide range of products, including light compaction equipment, heavy rollers, pavers, and asphalt plants. After-sales support efforts that will be exhibited include retrofits, service and parts through the network serving India.

New Mid-sized Reversible Plate Compactor

The MV 504 is very easy to operate and maintain, and intended for deep and medium deep compaction of granular soils. Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its range of light compaction equipment with the introduction of a new tough and fast mid-sized forward and reversible plate compactor.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

New Walk Behind Roller

Chicago Pneumatic has extended its range of walk-behind double drum rollers with the introduction of the MR7005. Easy to maintain and operate, the new roller includes automatic hydraulic brakes for enhanced operator safety and a built-in hydraulic oil cooler to control the unit?s temperature and increase durability.

Innovations by L&T

Since its entry into the construction and mining equipment industry in India, Larsen & Toubro has made rapid strides to become one of the leading companies in the industry with its products and innovations. Arvind Garg elaborates.

Market for compactor is foreseen in the roads segment

The current prediction for market growth in India is expected to be around 20 per cent per annum, provided the infrastructure investments keep floating and the economy keeps growing as expected, Otto Ueberbach, Vice President, Bomag Compaction Equipment.

Forward Plate Compactor

Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its compaction equipment range with the launch of a lightweight, powerful and robust forward plate compactor. The MV58 is very easy to operate, manoeuvre and maintain, and offers fast and highly efficient compaction performance in a unit weighing less than 70 kg.

CE Hydraulic Cylinders - Bright Future Ahead

On ground demand of construction equipment (CE) spurs the requirement of hydraulic cylinders for various essential applications by the OEMs. EQUIPMENT INDIA zeroes in on this segment to develop granular market insights.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Hydraulic cylinders have wide application area ranging primarily construction equipment, manufacturing machinery, civil engineering equipment etc.

We will continue to contribute to the infra developments of India

The construction equipment industry is the only one in the country which has witnessed a continuous decline for the last five years. We are still witnessing a marginal decline in the first half of this financial year.

Yuan Devaluation Spells Gloom

The recent devaluation of Chinese Yuan by 4 per cent has triggered a global crash of stock markets. Indian BSE index has dropped by over 16000 points and there is more to come.

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

We have been achieving a double-digit growth despite market downturn

Oerlikon?s Drive Systems Segment India is looking to double its turnover to Rs 2,000 crore in five years, says Rajesh Aggarwal, Executive Director, Sales & Marketing, Drive Systems India.

Spanish Quest for Reconstruction

During a short tour of Spain, Shankar Srivastava finds the Spanish quest for reconstruction. ANMOPYC, the Spanish Manufacturers Association of construction, Mining and Recycling Equipment

Happy Tidings For Roads and Cement Sectors

While inaugurating The Nation Conference on Highway Equipment jointly organised jointly by ICEMA and IAHE at Delhi, Shri Nitin Gadkari said that the Ministry?s target is to expedite the construction of National Highways in India.

Hitachi to showcase machines at Intermat 2015

Hitachi is displaying a selection of new and existing machines ranging from small hand-held compactors to its latest rigid dump-truck for mine and quarry use.

Atlas Copco LT Rammer receives design award

Atlas Copco?s LT 6005 rammer series won the international iF Product Design Award 2015. The iF Design Award has been recognized world over as a label of design excellence, identifying outstanding achievements in design.

The Road Ahead

The need for better infrastructure is pressing with India?s rapid urbanisation and burgeoning middle class. Some 590 million people will live in cities by 2030, and could account for 70 per cent of Indian GDP, according to a McKinsey report.

Atlas Copco introduces new Construction App

Atlas Copco Construction Technique Business Area is now launching an app for use with Apple and Android devices, tablets and smart phones. The new Construction App contains a huge store of information about Atlas Copco?s extensive range of products and services for the Construction sector.

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,

The Show is ON

The market sentiments are right; the government is taking right decisions for growth and development; and the construction equipment sector is sure to face a turnaround.

The Road Ahead

The need for better infrastructure is pressing with India?s rapid urbanisation and burgeoning middle class. Some 590 million people will live in cities by 2030, and could account for 70 per cent of Indian GDP, according to a McKinsey report.

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).

JCB opens new facilities in Jaipur

It took an investment of Rs 500 crore, an area of 115 acre of land situated 35 km from Jaipur city for JCB to come up with its single largest manufacturing footprint in India.

Tech-Xage 2014

Living up to its commitment of innovation Ammann Apollo organised an in house exhibition - Tech-Xage 2014 at its facility in Ditasan near Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

CP adds new dealer

Chicago Pneumatic (CP) has appointed BMI Group headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, as its authorised dealer to support its expansion in the region.

Market trends and Future Growth

The demand for compaction equipment from the road sector has remained almost stagnant for the past three years owing to the slowdown in construction activities. Road building projects are currently facing major challenges from delays in awarding projects and policy decisions

Maximising Output

Several key trends are emerging in the asphalt/soil compaction market where performance and productivity remain key issues. The OEMs are keen to maximise output from their latest units in terms of improving machine performance, O&M cost and operator safety and comfort.

At Terex, we are very bullish about India growth story

Vijay Sharma, Executive Director, Terex Equipment India: The huge quantum of the infrastructure to be developed over a period of time, tells no other story. Even for the metros to sustain for another 25 years, we need better infrastructure, better connectivity.

JCB to produce compaction units from Pune plant

The UK-based construction equipment maker JCB will relocate its compaction equipment production unit to India. The move is aimed at strengthening the company's foothold in emerging markets. According to the company, JCB has decided that, by the end of June 2014, production of all VM compactors and two larger VM tandem rollers will relocate to JCB?s factory in Pune.

JCB to close German factory

JCB plans to close its factory in Gatersleben, Germany, which was acquired in 2005 when it bought German compaction equipment manufacturer Vibromax in 2005. The decision has been taken to improve its competitiveness in the compaction sector following a strategic review of the business and changes in global market conditions. It will shift production of the products made in Gatersleben by the end of June this year.

Road 2 recovery

Despite the present day gloom in the market, the future for the construction equipment sector, especially for the road equipment segment in India, still holds much potential as this sector has a profound and immediate impact on the country?s economic growth. Off-Highway Research is optimistic about the growth in demand for road equipment and forecasts growth at a CAGR of 12.67 per cent over the next five years. Agith G Antony finds out more about the positive vibes in the industry.

Growth will pick up only if the government ensures a good mix of BOT and EPC projects

The government has to address issues like long-term funding for road projects, faster land clearances and introducing more stringent prequalification criteria for contractors who are bidding for road projects. The blocks have to be cleared to expedite a healthy growth in this sector and to attract the private sector for BOT projects, says Rohit Punjabi, Assistant Director (Strategy and Marketing), Liugong India. Excerpts of the interview.

The government should award projects only after securing key sovereign clearances.

With the government planning for a major infrastructure boom in the North-Eastern states, we foresee a lot of potential for businesses to grow and flourish. The government plans to make investments in roads, railways, air connectivity, cyber and telecom connectivity and power in this region, says Amit Gossain, Vice President - Marketing and Business Development, JCB India. Excerpts of the interview.

The growth of road equipment segment will be about 15 per cent by 2017

Last year, we took an aggressive approach with the launching of new products in spite of the recession. The objective was to be prepared and match customer expectations and take a chunk of market share when the economy turns around, says R Nandagopal, Chief Executive Officer, Construction Equipment Business, Greaves Cotton. Excerpts of the interview.

CASE is working on introducing products from its portfolio into the Indian market.

In order to cater to the North-East market, CASEis making continuous efforts in order to consolidate its leadership position and further strengthen its market share through the introduction of new technology and advanced products that enhance the business value of its offering to its customers, says Abhijit Gupta, Managing Director, Case New Holland Construction Equipment (I). 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

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

LiuGong compactors are versatile in nature

We are enhancing our manufacturing efficiency and regularly visiting our customers to guage their needs. To this end, we have synergised all our R&D centres to adapt to the needs of the customers

Intelligent compaction

Road construction experts as well as OEMs, vouch for the efficacy of intelligent compaction technology lauding the way it has led to improved roads. It is one of the most significant technological developments for the road construction sector