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Magesh S is the new Director of Sales at Putzmeister Concrete Machines

“Looking forward to delivering value to our customers’ business," says Magesh.

Indian CE Sales Rise YoY

Indian Construction Equipment industry sales recorded 5 per cent YoY growth; 31 per cent MoM degrowth in April 2024.

Indian rental companies are increasingly embracing digitisation

Satin Sachdeva, Founder & Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association, speaks on the current landscape of the construction equipment rental market, and the latest trends in the market.

The Concrete Revolution

Groundbreaking concrete equipment is driving the industry forward at an unprecedented pace.

We are investing in our service infrastructure

Schwing Stetter India is a leading manufacturer of concreting equipment in India, producing a wide range of products. The company’s Chairman and Managing Director VG Sakthikumar speaks on their products that address the needs and challenges of the Indian market.

India’s CE market is growing rapidly due to urbanisation

KYB Conmat, one of the leading global concrete equipment manufacturers, produces concrete batching plants, paving machines, pumps, transit mixers, and self-loading mixers. Kalpesh Soni, Vice President, Marketing, KYB Conmat, speaks on the recent innovations and advancements in their product line.

India’s CE Sales Surge 26% in FY24

With total equipment sales crossing 1,35,650 units as against 1,07,779 lakh units in FY23, the Indian construction equipment industry has recorded a 26 per cent increase in overall sales volume for the financial year 2023-24, surpassing all projections.

Blastcrete announces distribution partnership forming Mecbo America

Blastcrete Equipment LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer of concrete pumps, shotcrete and gunite equipment and accessories, announces a distribution and service partnership with Italian concrete equipment manufacturer Mecbo Srl.

Taking Concrete Measures

One of India’s leading construction equipment manufacturers deploys ELGi air compressors to improve energy efficiency and reliability.

Blastcrete announces distribution partnership forming Mecbo America

This partnership will provide customers in North, Central and South America access to cutting edge Mecbo products

Revolutionising Construction

Concrete construction has evolved significantly, impacting both equipment choices and operational strategies.

The demand for concrete equipment is on the rise.

K Sunil Kumar, President, Infrastructure Equipments, Sunbeam Generator

We are also growing in the concrete pump segment

KYB Conmat, with over 13 years of experience in the industry, is one of India’s leading manufacturers of concrete equipment and holds a top three position in most segments, including batching plants, paving machines, transit mixers, and self-loading mixers. Kalpesh Soni, Vice President – Marketing, KYB Conmat, speaks on how his company is hearing up for Excon 2023.

What Do Concrete Equipment Users Want?

CW explores the must-have features for Concrete Equipment

Concrete equipment sector has been quick to embrace advanced tech.”

Ramesh Babbar, President and Director, Columbia Machine Engineering, speaks on the company’s approach to innovation and technology.

The concrete equipment sector has been quick to embrace advanced technologies

Ramesh Babbar, President and Director, Columbia Machine Engineering, speaks on the company’s approach to innovation and technology.

The New Concrete Frontier

Contractors must adopt advanced, efficient concrete equipment to meet growing project sizes, tight deadlines, and high-strength concrete demands.

Our company is focused on digital transformation

Ammann ELBA batching plants are designed taking into consideration the minutest details,” says Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, Ammann India, while speaking on the safety features incorporated in their range of concrete equipment.

Key concrete equipment tech that meets user demands

Key concrete equipment tech that meets user demands

CE sales cross one lakh unit mark in FY2022-23

The Indian construction equipment industry recorded an excellent 26 per cent growth YoY with sales crossing the one lakh unit mark in FY2022-23.

Filling the Gaps: The next generation of concreting equipment

CW identifies features, practices and guidelines for concreting.

Construction equipment sales grew 26% to cross 1 lakh mark in FY2022-23

YoY 28.5% growth in domestic sales, 3% growth in exports

AJAX to invest Rs 100 cr in new facility

Manufacturer of concrete equipment Ajax Engineering announced a Rs 100 crore investment to build its fifth manufacturing plant in Bengaluru with plans for a portion of the facility to be operational by the end of the year.

We plan to grow by 13% growth in the top line in 2023

Ramesh Babbar, President and Director, Columbia Machine Engineering, speaks on the year 2022 in terms of performance, and the company's plans for 2023.

Smooth road ahead!

Roads and highways sector is considered to be the most vibrant infrastructure segment where a lot of activities ongoing consistently for a long time.

Key concrete equipment tech that meets user demands

The line-up of key concrete equipment available today spans pumps vibrators batching plants and mixers. Do these machines adequately meet user demands or are some features missing? Should this line-up include other equipment? We provide the answers.

The Concrete Advantage!

The concrete equipment market is expected to rise on account of anticipated growth in the construction industry, increasing FDIs, and the rising number of smart city projects in the country.

Overall, the market scenario in India looks promising

Excon has always been a confluence of construction equipment ecosystem members like equipment and component manufacturers, customers, financiers, equipment dealers and policy makers.

The market scenario in India looks promising

Dheeraj Panda Chief Operating Officer (Sales, Marketing and Customer Support) Sany Heavy Industry India.

NIP can make CE tick

As per the ICEMA report, the Indian construction equipment (CE) industry has experienced a 23 per cent drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21.

We have embraced digital transformation

Customer experience is the most important part of doing business. It involves optimising every customer touchpoint, be it pre-sales, point of sales, or post-sales to always ensure customer satisfaction.

Indian construction equipment industry growth slumps in Q3FY22

On the back of slowdown in the construction activity, the Indian CE industry experienced 23% drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21, as per the ICEMA report.

What new construction equipment will 2022 bring?

The outlook on India’s construction equipment sector is optimistic since the country’s needs for infrastructure will continue to grow massively.

Demand for high productivity and high-capacity machines are increasing

With over 330 years of innovation and passion, Husqvarna India Products 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 of Husqvarna: We are constantly developing new products

Tennyson Anthony, General Manager – Construction Products, Husqvarna India Products, speaks on the present size and growth rate of the concrete equipment market in India.

Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX

“Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX, and we are proud to be a self-reliant Indian company for almost three decades” – Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer

Concrete proof

Growth is round the corner for concrete equipment as market is projected to cross $1,300 million by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of 13 per cent because of anticipated growth in the construction industry.

AJAX Engineering plays an important role in building modern India by truly being an Atmanirbhar Bharat company.

“With our indigenously manufactured product portfolio and engineering expertise, we are playing an important role in building modern India by catering to the Indian as well as the global market requirements. We are positive that this investment will further strengthen the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative and create employment opportunities in the country.” Mr. Jagadish Bhat, MD & CEO, AJAX Engineering.

Sakthi Kumar of Schwing Stetter: I expect this to be our best year

Schwing Stetter is the name synonymous in the concrete equipment segment. Over the years, the company has introduced several path-breaking products in the Indian concrete pumping industry such as SP8800 concrete pumps, CP 30 batching plants and the 10 cu m truck mixers, which became synonymous within the RMC industry.

AJAX plays an important role in building modern India

With our indigenously manufactured product portfolio and engineering expertise, we are playing an important role in building modern India by catering to the Indian as well as the global market requirements.

Sakthi Kumar of Schwing Stetter: I expect this to be our best year

VG Sakthi Kumar, MD of Schwing Stetter, on new manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, and role of automation in construction equipment.

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.

Putzmeister India MD: India continues to be an important market for us

In an exclusive interview, Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director of Putzmeister India, speaks on the current scenario of concrete equipment market in India.

AJAX ARGO model’s mantra is ‘maximum productivity for your investment’

“AJAX ARGO Self-Loading Concrete Mixer (SLCM) delivers ‘Maximum Productivity for Your Investment’ says Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer, AJAX Engineering

Sany India celebrates 15,000 machines milestone in India

Sany rolled out its 15,000th machine from its India facility

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.