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Liebherr delivers 100,000th truck mixer

Liebherr handed over its 100,000th truck mixer in spring 2020, an HTM 905, which was picked up by the company Heinz Transportbeton Ingolstadt GmbH & Co KG

Liebherr USA moves to new headquarters

Liebherr USA, Co formally moved in to a newly expanded campus

Biggest is the Best

Patel Infrastructure acquired the world's largest concrete paver from Wirtgen Group. The 18.75 m full paving width paver is currently working at the Vadodara-Kim Expressway project.

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.

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.

Tech-Knowledgy The Way Forward

New-generation technologies can lead the construction equipment industry to newer heights in efficiency and productivity.

It is a very exciting time to be in the CE space

Putzmeister is in the process of rolling out telematics, Putzmeister Machine Cockpit to its fleet of truck-mounted boom pumps.

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.

Putzmeister delivers 1,000th truck-mounted concrete boom pump from Goa factory

Putzmeister is gearing up to deliver the 1,000th Putzmeister truck mounted boom pump from its factory in Goa, India this month.

We have completed training of 2,000 operators till last year

Schwing Stetter India started the training department in the second year of its operations in 2000.

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

Putzmeister and Sany showcase concrete solutions at Excon

Putzmeister and Sany Concrete Solutions delighted customers and visitors at Excon 2019 with an expanded product range, live demos and the iconic Elephant Nights.

The company is always close to its customers business

Putzmeister is a world-leading solutions provider for pumping, mixing and placing concrete, mortar and industrial solids. For over 60 years, the company's solutions have been utilised by the construction, infrastructure, mining, energy and environment sectors in a wide range of environments and application conditions all over the world.

Excon gives us an opportunity to connect to new customers

Simem has been designing and manufacturing machinery and plants for the construction industry for over 50 years. The company now offers a wide range of products specifically designed for the production of concrete.

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.

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.

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.

Delivering Performance

Putzmeister India recently rolled out the 5,000th stationary concrete pump from its factory in Verna, Goa.

Changing Face of CE Industry

Taking full advantage of the unprecedented connectivity, data analysis, and remote capabilities, construction equipment (CE) industry is poised to take great leaps in productivity and efficiency in the coming decade.

Schwing Stetter India to participate at bauma 2019

Schwing Stetter India announced its participation in the upcoming bauma Germany, a trade fair that displays all the latest innovations in the construction business.

Customer-centric solution is our major focus

Bucher Hydraulics offers hydraulic valves and solutions to asphalt pavers, compactors, mobile cranes, concrete pumps, earthmoving equipment etc.

Sany showcases new range of products

Sany India showcased its wide range of over 16 new products at bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018.

Tapping into the potential of IIoT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve and new innovations are born every day, almost all OEMs nowadays are working towards implementing Industry 4.0 solutions to be ahead of their game.

A key ingredient in mining industry

The mining equipment market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a faster pace in the coming years. VG Sakthikumar elaborates more on the trend and Schwing Stetter's solutions for the mining industry.

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.

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.

Intelligent Technologies

A skyscraper or super-tall building is usually characterised as a landmark in a city. For smooth construction of these structures, it is necessary to have experts who can manage technologies from material to maintenance, and apply them to work.

Technology to drive INFRA growth

Infrastructure 2.0 is a movement to address issues with today's core network infrastructure in a customer's construction site to address the dynamic, automated nature of operation models like cloud computing, data center visualisation, IoT and usage of drones to keep site operations safe, secure, highly productive and efficiently managed.

Productivity and cost are key in equipment selection

We are involved in almost all types of construction projects, both in India and abroad. We are the pioneers in pile foundation works in India and execute various kinds of piling works like cast-in-situ driven piles, precast driven piles, jointed precast piles, precast pre-bored piles, bored piles, steel piles, composite piles, marine piles etc.

Equipment Finance Sets to Outperform

Construction equipment market in India has evolved and become a major one in the global market place. With the evolution of the market, awareness about the various equipment class and their use, and above all, the construction and infrastructure development activities picking up momentum, the equipment finance market has opened up to all equipment categories.

Electric Throttle Actuators

The latest electric throttle actuators provide a cost effective way to control engine speed on mechanical diesel engines. Compact and easily installed, they enable greater freedom of machine design and the use of more ergonomically optimised controls.

On A High!

High-rise construction is catching up momentum with more and more sky scrapers of 300 m and above are coming up in India. With these high-rise constructions, Indian construction industry is gradually moving towards the next level of technology which has necessitated the use of new and improved construction equipment to meet the demand of safe and quality construction.

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.

New products for the mixing applications will be displayed

The bC India 2014 at Greater Noida was held under a lot of uncertainties and hopes. There was a new government at the Centre which was yet to come out with its policies. The banks were under a lot of pressure due to NPAs and customers were under huge stress due to rising interest rates.

Geared Drives | Evolving

Essential for mechanical power transmission throughout the powertrain of an equipment, geared drives play an important role in the overall efficiency of the equipment.

Concrete Pump Safety

Noise is a major health hazard in construction sites. VG Sakthikumar explains the noise pollution in concrete pumps and means to minimise the same.

Carmix Launches TrailerPump 15

The new TrailerPump 15 transports concrete even higher and further.The Italian company increases its range of solutions for its machines with the new Carmix TrailerPump 15 concrete pumps.

Safety in Concrete Pumps

Although the responsibility for everyday safety while operating concrete pumps rests upon the operator, it is vital that everyone involved makes safety the top priority, writes VG Sakthikumar.

Lubricants facilitate high equipment uptime at lower costs

Modern generation of cost-effective lubricants available in India are assisting the users to achieve the highest possible uptime of the equipment. They have broken the myth

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.

Northward Bound

After a lull in the market in 2015-16, the construction equipment industry in India is looking northwards with some 46,000 units expected to be sold in 2016. Global sales of construction equipment declined more than 10 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014.

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

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.

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

Ready for the Big Boom

Large capacity concrete batching plants are to piggyback upcoming 100 new concrete roads and other infrastructure projects. Mass concreting is expected to be a major constituent of upcoming infrastructure projects in roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants

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.

High Performance Bearings for Construction Equipment

GGB bearings offer lower systems costs, improved performance, extended service life and maintenance-free, environmentally friendly operation. Manufacturers of construction and other off-highway equipment

Gulf Oil and Schwing Stetter ink pact

Gulf Oil Lubricants India and Schwing Stetter have inked an agreement to market co-branded lubricants for the latter?s customers in the country.

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.

With a floor climbing placer, concreting to any height is possible

For high-rise structures and more concrete requirement, higher capacity pumps of 73 cu m/hr to 90 cu m/hr, are used, says Samar Ghoshdastidar, Technical Director, Simplex Infrastructures. Excerpts from the interview

Selection criteria for batching plants depend on the application

Portability of batching plant is a significant criterion for road and canal projects, says BV Raisinghani, President (Purchase), Jaiprakash Associates. Excerpts from the interview

Boom placer is an important equipment for high rise projects

Carrying concrete through tower cranes will take a long time resulting in losing strength of concrete. So it is definitely advisable to use the boom placers for high rise buildings, says Ahamed Mohideen, Deputy Vice President

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

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.

Schwing Stetter in tower crane market

Schwing Stetter (India) has launched the five- and six-tonne tower cranes branded Schwing-XCMG. The new cranes are from XCMG, a Chinese manufacturer of cranes and one of the largest in the world, which holds a 60 per cent stake in the Schwing Stetter holding company in Germany.

Labour laws are still not conducive to Make in India

Implementation of labour reforms and policy reforms are fundamental for the success of the ?Make in India? campaign. Access to land, stable power supply and GST are all mandatory, says Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director, Putzmeister Concrete Machines.

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.

Elematic, Aquarius join hands

Elematic Oy, a Finnish world-leading manufacturer of precast concrete plants and production lines for walls, floors, frames and foundations, and Aquarius Engineers, an India-based leading manufacturer of concrete batching and mixing plants, concrete pumps and boom pumps, have announced a co-operation agreement on development and supply of batching

High-performance Bearings

High-strength GAR-MAX? (HSG?) bearings provide high static load capacity and good friction and wear properties. Manufacturers of construction and other off-highway equipment rely on high-performance filament-wound bearings from GGB

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.

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.

PCP orders 6 Liebherr truck-mounted concrete pumps

Professional Concrete Pumping (PCP) has placed an order for six Liebherr truck-mounted concrete pumps from Liebherr-Betonpumpen GmbH in Neu-Ulm (Germany). This order represents the single largest customer order placed for Liebherr-Betonpumpen GmbH since its takeover of concrete pump manufacturer Waitzinger in October 2012.

Universal Zoomlion concrete pumps are operator-friendly.

Zoomlion is one of the largest concrete boom pump manufacturers in the world and also the manufacturer of the longest boom in the world, with a vertical reach of 101 m. So at Universal, we can offer the complete range of concrete boom pumps, says Rajesh Kawoor, Vice-president (Concrete Business), Universal Construction Machinery & Equipment. Excerpts of the interview.

Schwing concrete pumps have set the standard for modern concrete conveying.

With worldwide experience and up-to-date technology, Schwing has designed highly efficient and low-maintenance pumps ideal for long-term use under the most severe conditions. The innovative concrete boom pumps came into being in order to make the tedious process of carrying concrete for heights easy, says VG Sakthikumar, Wholetime Director Operations, Schwing Stetter India. Excerpts of the interview.

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.

Proper planning before the use of boom pumps is essential.

World One, the world?s tallest residential skyscraper, with a proposed height of 442 m and 117 floors, is currently under construction in Mumbai. Simplex Infrastructures, the major contractor for this project, has put to use 60 concrete pumps and 30 boom placers.Sudheer Vathiyath talks to Samar Ghoshdastidar, Technical Director, Simplex Infrastructures, on the role played by concrete pumps in placing huge quantities of concrete continuously.Excerpts of the interview.

Putzmeister has set up a concrete project division to support specialised pumping.

Putzmeister Z fold boom pumps are popular in metro projects in places like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. Its flexibility of boom-turning gets concrete to the farthest point in complicated structures. Putzmeister boom pumps are being used in practically all major constructions sites whether for road project, mass housing project, hydropower, nuclear power, LNG tanks or thermal power plants, says Parminder Gabri, Sales Director, Putzmeister Concrete Machines. Excerpts o

Time to shift gears

The dictionary meaning of the word ?idling? is ?unproductive?. Of course, this may mean different things to different people. Idling as a concept itself is anti-productive, an unsustainable, wasteful and resource-draining activity. On a micro scale for instance, fleet owners know how much fuel is wasted while the trucks are in idling mode; contractors and plant hirers know what idling of machinery means.

Truck-mounted concrete pump from Liebherr

The new Liebherr truck-mounted concrete pump 37 R4 XXT can be equipped with high-performance pump units featuring three different outputs ranging from 125 m?/h (163 yd3/h) to 163 m?/h (213 yd3/h), depending on the respective application.

We are looking at expanding our product range

We have plans to set up a new plant, which will depend on the market demand. If the market picks up, then we will go for a new plant; we will also improve and expand our existing product lines,

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

Getting ready for the upturn

In spite of the unfavourable market dynamics, most of the OEMs have adopted innovative strategies to sustain themselves while keeping an eye on the coming boom. Innovative strategies are developed to retain existing customers

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.

We want to become a concrete solution provider

As we are the market leaders in the small and medium concrete equipment, we maintain more than 50 per cent market share in the organised sector and since we are the latest entrant in the large concrete equipment sector

The newly launched boom pump will be a game-changer

We have a roadmap which is spread out for almost two years in terms of new product introduction. We have been following that roadmap and you will see launches with more variants of the boom pump and various specifications,

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 is tremendous growth opportunities in the long term.

We have the best products, the best services and of course, the best quality

Putzmeister has been in India for more than seven years and we are here to stay. We are committed to India, its people, its future and we are continuously developing new products for our valuable customers

Ajax Fiori launches concrete pumps

The construction equipment sector in India has been witnessing an increasing demand due to modernisation in construction process, leading to customers opting for world class technology equipment to suit the Indian environment. To meet these expectations from the customers, the company is launching a range of high performance concrete pumps of capacity from 40-120 cu m/hour, in technical collaboration with Junjin of South Korea.

Schwing Stetter Unveils Five New Products

The new product launches strengthen Schwing Stetter?s expertise in concrete technology.Schwing Stetter India, a leading concrete construction equipment manufacturer in India, has unveiled five new products along with five new variants at Excon 2013, the seventh edition of South Asia?s biggest construction equipment event.

The Preferred Partner

In-depth understanding of markets and market dynamics, 17 commercial subsidiaries, four mobile production facilities in four continents and a wide range of high technology power conversion systems, make Bonfiglioli a long-standing global player for mobile and construction solutions.

Schwing Stetter to unveil new products at Excon 2013

Schwing Stetter India will be launching its five new innovative products along with five new variants at Excon 2013 to meet customers' requirements in the complete range of concrete solutions. The product categories are concrete pumps, truck mixers and batching plants.

Complete Batching Solutions

With four manufacturing facilities in Chennai, the company has the biggest manufacturing facility for batching plants in South Asia. The increased demand for ready mix concrete and the growing need for a range of batching plants to choose from, can both be met by Schwing Stetter India

A Great Leap Forward

Conmat joins hands with Kayaba Corporation, Japan, a market leader in transit mixers with 85 per cent of market share, to serve their wide client base with enhanced technology and better quality products. Conmat System has successfully generated a good reputation in the market since the past five years

Zoomlion to make heavy trucks and agri machines

Zoomlion aims to be manufacturing agricultural machines and heavy trucks in China in three to five years through collaborations and joint ventures with western manufacturers.

Stalled but Hopeful

In spite of the present slowdown and resultant sluggishness in the CE market, the long- term growth prospects are still intact; and experts view the huge infrastructure deficit as a major growth driver and prudent steps from the government can bring India back on the growth trajectory.

The Liebherr Truck-Mounted Concrete Pump

The Liebherr truck-mounted concrete pump 47 M5 XXT with the optimised boom and innovative outrigger has been completely revised and now offers additional advantages to the customer.

S Valve Concrete Pumps from Greaves

Greaves Construction Equipment Business, part of Greaves Cotton, has launched its high capacity concrete pumps, with contemporary S valve technology; the concrete pumps are available in three models: GCP 5500, GCP 6500 and GCP 8500. Designed primarily for infrastructure concreting operations

Our machine control technology is most user-friendly, with proven software

Aquarius has earned the reputation of being a leader in batching plant technology. The compact plants, folding plants, highly mobile plants, plants with better mixing efficiency and automation, enhanced software control systems, special customised plants, etc, all bear a testimony to the new concepts launched by Aquarius

Gangnam Style

Putzmeister provides efficient concrete pumping for the construction of the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea.The Lotte World Tower, a building made of steel, glass and concrete 123 floors from the ground floor up.

Boom Pumps from Schwing

Schwing Stetter has designed highly efficient and low-wear pumps ideal for long-term use under the most severe conditions.Schwing Stetter concrete pumps set the standard for modern concrete conveying.

Concrete solutions

The new products launched by Schwing Stetter will cater to all segments in the concreting equipment industry. Schwing Stetter India unveiled six new products in ready-mix concrete technology: concrete mixing equipment,

Concrete pumps

Putzmeister offers a range of concrete pumps to suite the various customer segments based on application requirements. BSA 1404HD: This is an upgraded version of Putzmeister's most popular stationary concrete pump model BSA1404D.

Rock valve technology

The rock valve patented by Schwing powers majority of pumps manufactured by the company. The valve system has several advantages which has made it a favourite of contractors worldwide.

Pumping solutions

Back in the day, concrete pumps were used mainly in metros and major cities; in recent years, however, the industry has witnessed increased demand for concrete pumps in the Tier II and Tier III cities;