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Covid-19 Challenges Revival

The lockdown in the country has entered its third stage on May 4, 2020 in view of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continuing its grip on the country even after the six-week lockdown in two stages.

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.

It can take 3-6 months to get back to a smooth industrial activity

At a time when the industry is going through tough conditions, Putzmeister is taking important steps to support its customers.

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.

Putzmeister shares Value Retention Tips for concrete equipment

Concrete equipment is designed to do a lot of very intricate and precise tasks. Intelligent and sophisticated pumps and equipment need maintenance when lying idle.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

Concrete Solution for a Challenging Project

As many as 60 concrete equipment are at work at the 180-MW run-of-the-river power project Bajoli Holi HEPP in the hilly terrain of Himachal Pradesh.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

Italian construction equipment market up in 2019

According to the last Unacea survey on the Italian market, in 2019, as many as 16,927 construction equipment have been sold on the Italian market, 16 per cent more compared to that of 2018.

We have focused on introducing new models towards customer centricity

Sunbeam Infra Equipments, a division of Sunbeam Generators, is among the prominent players in the concrete equipment industry with its concrete mixers (purchased from Greaves Cotton) and now with additions of batching plants, concrete pumps and mixer pumps

We have a long-term expansion plan for India

Bonfiglioli Transmissions has recently expanded its manufacturing facility in Chennai to double the production in India.

Putzmeister and Sany expand concrete portfolio

Starting October 2019, Putzmeister and Sany are combining forces to bring customers enhanced concrete solutions and improved after-sales coverage in India.

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.

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.

Allen introduces new walk-behind trowel

Allen Engineering Corporation, a leader in concrete finishing equipment, announced the launch of PRO430E Edger walk-behind trowel.

Time-bound projects demand highly efficient equipment

In the current scenario, most of the projects have become time-bound and have to be completed within the stipulated period. Due to this, expectation of the market has also changed especially in road segment.

Technology paving the way for innovation

The recently concluded mega construction equipment event bauma saw a slew of new technologies on show that are going to attract the attention of the customers in future.

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.

Concrete Future

Requirement of concrete in construction is expected to increase in the future with a slew of projects in the pipeline in real estate and infrastructure projects.

Italian CE market up in 2018

During 2018, 14,645 construction machines have been sold in the Italian market, with a growth of 16 per cent compared to last year. Earthmoving machines sold were 14,144 (+16 per cent y-o-y), while road machineries were 501 units, up by 2 per cent.

"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.

CHALLENGES and NEW Opportunities

The construction equipment rental market in India is still small as compared to the other equipment markets worldwide. Satin Sachdeva sheds light on the realities of the rental market in India and the steps needed for the development of the market.

Total Concreting Solution

As a major concrete equipment manufacturer, Ajax Fiori offers wide range of concreting solutions for various infrastructure projects. Debasis Bhattacharya elaborates more on the products and technologies.

Schwing Stetter showcases sewage pumps at IFAT Expo 2018

Schwing Stetter India, one of the leading concrete equipment manufacturing companies in India, is part of IFAT Expo 2018.

SCHWING Stetter India acquires 53 acres for new facility in TN

SCHWING Stetter India, one of the leading concrete equipment manufacturers in India, announced its plans to set up a new manufacturing facility in SIPCOT Industrial Area, Cheyyar, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu (TN) which is 60 km away from its existing facilities.

Italy posts 25% growth in CE sales

Italian construction equipment (CE) market saw a sales of 6,389 units in the first six months of 2018, with a growth of 25 per cent compared to last year. According to Unacea, total earthmoving machines sold were 6,157, while road machines 232.

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.

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANTS

Concrete is a major constituent of infrastructure projects: mainly in real estate, roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants, irrigation and urban modernisation sectors.

Italian CE market grows in first quarter

Over the first three months of 2018, 2,713 machines have been sold in the Italian market, recording a growth of 30 per cent compared to the same period last year. The number of earthmoving machines sold stood 2,623, while road equipment 93.

Italian CE market posts 15 per cent growth in 2017

In 2017, 12,766 machines have been sold in the Italian market, with a growth of 15 per cent compared to 2016. Earthmoving machines sold were 12,275, up 15 per cent on a year-on-year basis, while road equipment grew by 5 per cent, with 491 units.

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.

Our ultimate aim is to bill one lakh customers a year

From just an electrical channel partner, Vashi Electricals has grown to become a company of procurement specialists, helping customers from various verticals, including infrastructure equipment. Sanjeev Bhatia, Partner, elaborates more on the company and its vision for future.

Italian CE market grows

Over the first six months of 2017, as many as 5,109 machines have been sold in the Italian market, up by 6 per cent compared to last year. The sector of earth moving machines grew by six per cent with 4,910 machines sold, while road equipment increases by nine per cent (199 machines sold).

Schwing Stetter India partners with startup

Einsite, a construction technology startup, and Schwing Stetter, the world?s premier concrete equipment company, have entered into a partnership to bring the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine Learning technologies to the construction industry.

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.

Enabling Faster completion

The Noida-Greater Noida Metro link has witnessed the fastest-ever pace of infrastructure implementation in India, where record speed of construction and pre-casting was a prerequisite. Atlas Copco is a part of this prestigious project by partnering with CEC International Corporation.

Allen appoints new sales director

Roger Euliss, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Allen Engineering Corporation (AEC), recently announced the appointment of Mark A. Conte as the new Sales Director for Paving Equipment.

SICOMA joins Unacea

The group of concrete equipment manufacturers in Unacea continues to grow with the new member Sicoma, a company specialised in the production and distribution of mixers for concrete and similar.

Allen appoints new sales director

Roger Euliss, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Allen EngineeringCorporation (AEC), recently announced the appointment of Mark A. Conte as the newSales Director for Paving Equipment.

SICOMA joins UNACEA

The group of concrete equipment manufacturers in Unacea continues to grow with the new member Sicoma, a company specialised in the production and distribution of mixers for concrete and similar. On the market since 1992, the firm is part of the group Officine Meccaniche Galletti, industrial company founded in the early 70s as a continuation of the handcrafted business of the Fratelli Galletti, which celebrates this year its 70th anniversary, in order to expand the production of its range of mix

Disruptive Concrete Equipment Technologies Emerging

Off late, there have been numerous disruptive technologies and equipment concepts introduced to Indian markets. Earlier most of these were only available to highly developed countries like USA or European Union where mechanisation and process integration has been of essence, to counter act lack of adequate manpower.

Aiming for New Heights

Sany has made its presence felt in Indian construction equipment market with its quality range of equipment. Be it excavators, cranes, or concrete equipment, Sany has created a niche market in India. In its 15 years of service to Indian market, Sany has become the market leader in crane business.

Innovative Solutions for Concrete Roads

Wirtgen Group is presenting three Wirtgen slipform pavers and a texture curing machine and a Kleemann mobile crusher at this year?s World of Concrete trade fair in Las Vegas.

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.

When the Tough Got Going...

The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) in Kashmir is the biggest project in the construction of a mountain railway since independence. From Jammu to Baramulla, length of the new rail line is 345 km.

We have launched five important products in all categories

KYB-Conmat caters to concrete production, concrete conveying, concrete transportation, concrete pumping, concrete laying and building construction.

CE market to record sales of 1,31,000 units by 2022

According to 6Wresearch, Indian construction equipment (CE) market volume sales to record 1,31,000 units by 2022.

Indian CE market to record sales of 1,31,000 units by 2022

According to 6Wresearch, Indian construction equipment (CE) market volume sales to record 1,31,000 units by 2022. In India?s CE market, international players have collaborated with several Indian companies to offer their products in the Indian market.

XCMG releases S9 concrete equipment range

XCMG released the new generation S9 platform concrete machine products at a release conference in Xuzhou

XCMG releases S9 concrete equipment range

XCMG released the new generation S9 platform concrete machine products at a release conference in Xuzhou, a much-anticipated series featuring the world's longest three-axle 52-m truck-mounted concrete boom pump HB52K as well as a four-axle 58-m truck-mounted concrete boom pump with arc-shaped legs.

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.

Customer in Focus

LiuGongs Pithampur plant, the first construction equipment (CE) manufacturing unit in India with 100 per cent FDI, is on track to become a leading manufacturer of CE in the country.

Touching The Next Level

The demand for concrete equipment and ready mix concrete (RMC) is charting an upward trend on the back of momentum in infrastructure development and to a lesser extent, real estate.

Italian CE exports up in 2015

Italian exports of construction equipment in 2015 scored a total value of ?2.5 billion, with an increase of 4.9 per cent compared with 2014.

Minister Visits Schwing?s Training Facility

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, visited the Schwing Stetter Operator Training School to review and understand the training capabilities being conducted on a regular basis.

KYB-Conmat Launches Rack & Pinion Construction Elevator

KYB-Conmat launched rack and pinion construction elevator at Excon 2015. The new rack and pinion elevator range of KYB-Conmat fit in all type of industrial and construction applications.

Innovative Concrete Mixing Plant

Schwing Stetter India Pvt Ltd was started in June 1998. Manufacturing concrete equipment in India through our ?Make in India? campaign has always been our forte

Make In India Week

Over 8,000 Indian industry leaders and 13 Union Ministers attended the event. Seventeen state exhibitions and several country pavilions have been built at the centre. The country pavilions include exhibitions from Sweden, Germany and South Korea.

Italian CE market recovers

In 2015, construction equipment sales in the Italian market increased by 34 per cent compared to the last year, with 9,138 equipments sold. By analysing sales results, figures consist of 8,813 earthmoving machines (+32 per cent) and 325 road machines (+180 per cent).

Waking up to New Demand

The demand for crawler dozers is expected to be driven by the various government-sponsored infrastructure projects coming up in the country, and the new momentum in the mining industry.

KYB-Conmat launches rack & pinion construction elevator

KYB-Conmat launched rack and pinion construction elevator at Excon 2015. The new rack and pinion elevator range of KYB-Conmat fit in all type of industrial and construction applications.

Impressive Showcase by CASH Industry

Excon 2015, in CASH domain, witnessed a plethora of equipment aggregates, sub- assemblies, components and IT solutions for OEMs in their equipment, as original suppliers and in the aftermarket space, descending on the scene of action.

Italian CE market on recovery path

Over the first nine months of the year, 5,945 construction equipment have been sold in the Italian market, up by 33 per cent compared to the same period of 2014. By analysing sales results, figures consisted of 5,705 earthmoving machines (+30 per cent), and 241 road machines (+217 per cent).

We procure new and used equipment depends on the scope of utilisation

Simplex Infrastructures is one of the largest infrastructure solutions providers in India and the Middle East having presence in across eight first growing industry verticals.Samar Ghoshdastidar, Technical Director, Simplex Infrastructures, provides an in-depth overview on the company?s equipment procurement procedures.

We dont generally procure used equipment

We call for quotes from different companies and based on technical evaluation by our mechanical section, we do recommend for which type of equipment we should go for. This is based on 3-4 major factors: after sales service, performance parameters available in the market and pricing.

Sour CE Issue

Essentially, CE selection and procurement is a complex metrics-based decision making activity that requires active involvement of the concerned stakeholders of an organisation.

An expert in concrete equipment

Rajesh Kawoor, a Mechanical Engineer by profession, carries with him a vast experience of 28 years.

Italian CE export up 6%

In the first six months of 2015, construction equipment sales in the Italian market rose 29 per cent, with 4,030 machines sold.

Rolling On and On

The used roller market is expected for a demand pick up that structures itself majorly on a kickstart to the road construction projects, writes Samir Malhotra. The Indian used construction equipment market is largely populated

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

Schwing Stetter?s Concrete Equipment at Metro Rail Projects

After the success of the Delhi Metro, 26 cities in the country are at various stages of planning and implementing metro rail. Indian cities are among the world?s fastest developing cities in terms of every aspect

Italian CE Export up 6%.

In the first six months of 2015 construction equipment sales in the Italian market rose 29 per cent, with 4,030 machines sold. Results consisted of 3,871 earthmoving machines (+25 per cent) and 159 road machines (+308 per cent).

Italian CE market grows

In the first quarter of 2015, sales of construction equipment in the Italian market reached 1,605 units, increasing by 19 per cent year over year

Chicago Pneumatic Launches Screeds

Chicago Pneumatic has unveiled new lightweight and flexible LDE 2200 (electric) and LDG 3600 (gasoline) truss screeds for the levelling of surface concrete. The new truss screeds are designed for high to medium slump concrete and floors up to 25m wide

Batching Solutions

With the influx of fresh initiatives by the government there is a renewed focus on infrastructure development which offers big opportunities of growth for the concrete equipment industry. EQUIPMENT INDIA tracks the development in batching plants.

Smart Pumping Solutions

The infrastructure sector will drive the growth of overall concrete equipment industry, whereas the real estate segment, along with the power segment, will drive the growth of concrete pumps.

A Formidable Challenge

Having spent considerable years in the infrastructure equipment industry, I have now joined the editorial of EQUIPMENT INDIA. Fresh initiatives by the government brings renewed focus to infrastructure development, and promises galore to the equipment industry

Italian CE Market Grows

In the first quarter of 2015, sales of construction equipment in the Italian market reached 1,605 units, increasing by 19 per cent year over year; sales of earthmoving machines were 1,556 (+16 per cent) and 49 road machines (+390 per cent).

Chicago Pneumatic expands concrete range with introduction of new surfacing equipment

International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has unveiled the first new products in its expanded range of reliable and efficient concrete equipment with the addition of new surfacing tools.

Innovative Solutions

Schwing Stetter India, a hundred-per cent subsidiary of Schwing GMBH (Germany), is pioneer in the manufacturing of ready-mix concrete equipment. They produce a wide range of concrete equipment like batching plants, concrete pumps, recycling plants and transit mixers.

Engineered for Success

Concrete pumping at Putzmeister has come a long way since its founder Karl Schlecht designed a mortar machine in 1958 based on his diploma thesis at the University of Stuttgart.

Budget boost!

Infrastructure has received a booster shot of Rs 70,000 crore and another Rs 24,000 crore of increased outlays on roads and railways. This would take the existing spend on infrastructure for 2015-16 from Rs 2,10,000 to Rs 3,04,000 crore plus the funds created as an outcome of the seed money invested in National Investment & Infrastructure Fund which in turn will find its way into infrastructure funding companies like IRFC & NHB where they will evolve with a factor of ten.

Concrete Moves

Despite the Rs 2,500-crore concrete equipment industry registered nearly 40 per cent fall in the market and is under severe pressure, there are tremendous growth opportunities in the long term.

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.

Fuel efficiency comes predominantly from our concrete equipment

With major projects coming up in India, we will showcase suitable products which can effectively help the customers to meet the challenges in executing the projects, says Anand Sundaresan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

Italian CE market yet to recover

As per a Cribis D&B-Unacea report, the international fair trade of material, energy recovery and sustainable development, the Italian production of construction equipment

We plan to expand in southern and northern parts of Odisha.

The Central and Sate Governments have to take necessary steps to refresh the mining activities, says Kaushik Das, Managing Director, Konark Infracore. Excerpts from the interview

Italian CE market grows

THE sales of construction equipment (CE) in the Italian market during the first six months of 2014 have been 3,134, with an increase of 16 per cent compared to the previous year.

Batching solutions

The recent Budget has brought back smiles to many stakeholders of various verticals; however, the key seems to be implementation on the ground level. On a positive note, VG Sakthikumar, Wholetime Director - Operations, Schwing Stetter India, says, ?Definitely there is a positive movement.

Italian CE Market Grows

Over the first six months of 2014, sales of construction equipment in the Italian market have been 3,134, with an increase of 16 per cent compared to the previous year. ( 3,095 earthmoving machines (+16 per cent) and 39 road machines (-7 per cent).

Atlas Copco equipment in the making of Pune flyover

During the concreting phase of the double-decker Bharatratna JRD Tata flyover project in Pune, equipment from Atlas Copco were used to give a smooth surface finish and the desired strength to the casting. The flyover was inaugurated in February this year by Maharashtra?s Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar.

World Leader in Concrete Technology

Putzmeister`s machines are involved in the construction of metro rail projects, expansion and modernisation of international airports at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru; as well as building of diverse power plants, hydraulic projects, liquefied natural gas tanks, refineries, ports, roads.

Chicago Pneumatic launches concrete equipment

Chicago Pneumatic (CP) has launched a comprehensive new concrete equipment line. The range of products covers all facets of concrete finishing applications, including vibration, levelling, finishing and cutting.

The crack of dawn

The recent decision of the Supreme Court lifting the ban on iron ore mining in Goa has implications beyond this state as the mining sector's woes have added to the economic slowdown along with low growth in manufacturing. Over the past two years, due to the ban on iron ore mining in Goa, Karnataka and Odisha, the iron ore export fell by 85 per cent or 100 MT and as a result, India, once the world?s third-largest exporter, turned a net importer of the commodity in recent times. The closure of iro

Standing tall

Rajesh Kawoor, a Mechanical Engineer with specialisation in International Trade, has 27 years of experience in construction and mining equipment industry. He has taken up many challenging assignments in his career span of 27 years but the most challenging was to set up a firm base for one of the internationally renowned construction equipment manufacturer. He was instrumental in initiating business in India and responsible for development of infrastructure and establishment including the setting

Looking at a Big Boom

Only about ten per cent of concrete produced is currently pumped, which tells about the huge scope for concrete pumps for the infrastructure and realty sectors. Agith G Antony trains his spotlight on the latest trends in product/technology, the growth potential for boom pumps, innovative service packages and the value additions offered by OEMs.

2013 was a tough year but it is behind us. We must now look to the future

The year 2013 was a forgettable one for the construction equipment as well as the concrete equipment sector. With construction at a virtual standstill, the demand for concreting machinery fell by 15-20 per cent year-on-year