Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

Despite the modest slowdown of the global economy, Liebherr registered a strong volume of orders in the first quarter of 2020. Starting at the end of the first quarter, the coronavirus pandemic began to affect business activities in many markets.

Sany embraces new emission norms; launches 4 new truck cranes

As the nation is ushering into new emission standards, Sany India, a global leader in the CE Industry has successfully embraced the Bharat CEV Stage IV norms and upgraded and launched four new truck cranes; STC250C, STC450C, STC600C, and STC800C in the market.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

In 2020, the Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of Euro 10,341 million. Compared to the previous year, the company posted a decline of Euro 1,409 million, or 12%.

We see healthy growth for CE industry in coming years

ACE is India’s leading material handling and construction equipment manufacturing company with a majority market share in mobile cranes and tower cranes segment. In addition to mobile cranes, ACE also offers mobile/fixed tower cranes, crawler cranes, truck mounted cranes, lorry loaders, backhoe loaders, vibratory rollers, piling rigs, forklifts, warehousing equipment, tractors, harvesters and other agri machinery.

Liebherr’s Battery-powered Crawler Crane

German manufacturer Liebherr has debuted its second electric-drive large machine: crawler cranes. The company says its LR 1200.1 unplugged and LR 1250.1 unplugged models are the world’s first battery-powered crawler cranes.

New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

World’s first battery-powered crawler crane from Liebherr

While many manufacturers are introducing electric compact equipment, German manufacturer Liebherr is debuting its second electric-drive large machine: crawler cranes.

Liebherr unveils three new machines in one new design

All the three new machine models gleam in a new design.

German group orders 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes

Germany’s MAXIKraft Group has placed a major order with Manitowoc for 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes, the first six of which were delivered at the end of June

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Liebherr USA moves to new headquarters

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

We plan to focus on road equipment and backhoe loaders in future

At the time of completing 25 years in construction equipment industry, Action Construction Equipment (ACE) is preparing to focus on new equipment segments in road construction and backhoe loaders.

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.

Our crawler cranes are loaded with safety features

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) offers customers all the options in crawler cranes like the standard machine for lifting and erection jobs or with features of single/double-line free fall for usage in the piling activity.

Banking on Policy Support

Crawler cranes market is looking for a revival after a sluggish performance over the last few years. The market will rely on the budget proposals for the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the coming years.

Manitowoc launches new crawler crane

Manitowoc has unveiled its latest crawler crane: the Manitowoc MLC150-1. It is the latest in a line of crawler cranes that have been very successful in North America, especially for their competitive load charts and job site maneuverability.

Manitowoc to debut six new cranes at Conexpo 2020

Manitowoc Cranes will unveil six new cranes at Conexpo 2020. In addition, four other crane models that were introduced in 2018 and 2019 will also be on display at the company's booth, with several making their North American debuts.

Manitowoc to debut six new cranes at CONEXPO 2020

Manitowoc Cranes will unveil six new cranes at CONEXPO in 2020. In addition, four other crane models that were introduced in 2018 and 2019 will also be on display at the company?s booth, with several making their North American debuts. I

Liebherr to showcase latest machines at Conexpo Con/Agg 2020

From March 10-14, 2020, Liebherr?s innovative products will be on display at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020. Liebherr is showcasing an extensive selection of earthmoving and construction equipment at its outdoor booth #F5258 at the Festival Grounds.

Manitowoc to showcase cranes at Excon 2019

Manitowoc will showcase its two best-in class cranes from Potain and Grove at booth #OD69 during Excon 2019, South Asia?s largest construction equipment and technology trade fair, which takes place during December 10-14.

Undercarriage Parts

Undercarriages and parts in crawler- or track-mounted equipment play important role in the mobility of the whole equipment and its uptime. Undercarriage parts are small and simple, but when all put together, support the entire track system.

Walter Payton Power Equipment opens new facility

Walter Payton Power Equipment (WPPE) has completed construction of a new state-of-the-art facility in Lebanon, Indiana, just south of its previous Lebanon location.

Shawmut Equipment opens new facility in Halifax

Shawmut Equipment of Canada, one of Manitowoc Crane?s dealer partners for success in North America, has opened a new facility in Elmsdale, Canada, near Halifax in Nova Scotia.

ACE launches nx360o crane in mumbai

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has always believed in introducing new models in the pursuit of innovation and customer interest.

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.

Tadano completes acquisition of Demag Mobile Cranes business

Tadano completed its $215-million acquisition of the Demag Mobile Cranes business on August 1, 2019. The transaction brings together two of the top names in the lifting equipment industry.

From Recovery to Growth

In the past few months, the mobile cranes business has been improving quietly. The market is recovering and moving towards growth.

bauma kicks off in Munich

The world?s largest trade fair has opened its doors in Munich. On April 8, 2019, Peter Altmaier, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy;

The year of construction technology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 2, 2019 declared April 2019-March 2020 as the Construction-Technology year and stressed on the use of advanced technology to meet the increasing demand of affordable housing and provision of Housing for All by 2022.

Looking for new growth avenues

The growth of crawler cranes market is stagnant with lagging demand from heavy lift applications. However, the market is expected to bounce back with the demand for medium capacity lift applications from the upcoming infrastructure development projects.

"Customers NOW prefer higher capacity equipment"

With the impending revival of infrastructure sector and the government's definitive focus on growth, sales are expected to rise in the coming days.

Indonesian dealer orders four GMK4100L cranes

PT SH Machinery Indonesia, the dealer for Grove all-terrain cranes in Indonesia, has ordered four GMK4100L cranes to add to its stock. The GMK4100L cranes will arrive in the first quarter of 2019 and PT SH Machinery Indonesia is confident they will prove popular.

Customer benefit is our focus area

Liebherr is a major player in the crawler cranes market in India. Ghananeel Molankar, Divisional Head - Construction Machinery, Liebherr India, elaborates on the current market scenario in India and the products and services offered bythe company in India.

Lifting up Expectations

Gone are the days of slowdown and stagnation for mobile cranes market. Many equipment were seen idle with projects not taking off as expected.

Manitowoc appoints new dealer for South Australia

Manitowoc has increased its support to customers in South Australia (SA) with the appointment of WATM Crane Sales & Service as its exclusive dealer for the region.

Manitowoc opens new Crane Care training centre in S?o Paulo

Manitowoc has opened a new Crane Care training centre in the city of Santana de Parna?ba, which is located in the metropolitan area of S?o Paulo, a major South American transportation hub. The move will provide easier access to Manitowoc?s training programs for technicians across Latin America.

Kobelco to use Scania engine

Scania is all set to offer Kobelco with low-emission industrial engines for Kobelco?s new 300 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler cranes: the CK3300G-2 model (for North America), the CKE3000G (for Europe), and the CKS3000 (for other markets).

A Variable Transmission System Has Multiple Benefits

The transmission system plays an important role in an equipment as the gearbox determines the performance and robustness of an equipment. The key components in a drive line of the construction equipment (CE) transmission system are front and rear axles with planetary gears, differential brakes, transmission shaft, clutch, and torque converters.

We see Indian CE industry as an opportunity for us to grow

The current equipment industry scenario is a positive eco-system for construction equipment industry and commercial vehicles. Policy initiatives by the present government such as Make in India, Smart City Mission and Sagar Mala Project have given a boost to the manufacturing and infrastructure industry in India.

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.

Manitowoc to showcase Grove, National Crane products at ICUEE 2017

Manitowoc Cranes will showcase a trio of cranes that thrive in utilities applications at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition 2017 (ICUEE). At outdoor booth N2021, the company will highlight the Grove GHC30 telescoping crawler crane and a pair of National Crane boom trucks: the NBT45-1 and 890D.

Manitowoc crawler cranes at new bucks arena in Milwaukee

A fleet of Manitowoc crawler cranes is engaged in a crucial lifting work at the ongoing construction of a new $524 million, multi-purpose arena in downtown Milwaukee. Dubbed the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, the arena will replace the aging Bradley Center and serve as the new home of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Barge-mounted MLC300 helps in Illinois bridge replacement

Kraemer North America (Kraemer) is using a Manitowoc MLC300 crawler crane to help replace an 84-year-old truss bridge, the 2,482 ft-long Savanna-Sabula Bridge near Savanna, Illinois. The Illinois DOT hired the Plain, Wisconsin-based company to construct the new bridge, which spans the Mississippi River between Savanna and the island community of Sabula, Iowa

Liebherr enhances crawler crane painting facility

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH is currently putting a new system for the final painting of large crawler crane components into operation. This system corresponds to the latest requirements regarding environmental protection, occupational safety and paint application.


The construction market in India is the second largest in Asia-Pacific Countries (APAC) region and is expected to become the fastest growing market in the region by 2025.

NCC buys Liebherr Telescopic Crawler Crane

Liebherr has delivered a new LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane to NCC Ltd Hyderabad for its Nagpur metro project. In this project, the crane hoists girders for the two new metro lines which have a total length of 38 km, thereby the pick-and-carry characteristics of telescopic crawler crane are a great advantage. Liebherr is convinced that the use of such a crane, first time in India, will give a big opening to this technology.

Liebherr crawler cranes complete tandem hoist of Manchester bridge

As part of a major railway construction project in the North of England, the Scottish contractor Weldex used two Liebherr crawler cranes to complete a central construction phase. Recently both crawler cranes performed a tandem hoist for a 560-tonne arched bridge over the River Irwell in Manchester. The new railway bridge will link the city?s Piccadilly and Victoria stations.

XCMG posts soaring first quarter performance

Construction machinery manufacturer XCMG reported a 70 per cent jump in quarterly machinery sales in the first quarter of 2017 after selling more than 4,000 excavators worldwide, marking a 150 per cent year-on-year increase.

Sanghvi Movers orders 18 Grove cranes.

India?s leading crane rental company Sanghvi Movers has ordered 18 Grove GMK6300L all-terrain cranes.

Sanghvi Movers orders 18 Grove cranes

India?s leading crane rental company Sanghvi Movers has ordered 18 Grove GMK6300L all-terrain cranes. ?This is our first major investment in new all-terrain cranes,? said Chris Sanghvi, Chairman and Managing Director, Sanghvi Movers.

Sanghvi to add Demag cranes

Sanghvi Movers has signed an order to buy seven units of the 650 tonne capacity Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane from Terex Cranes.

Wind power, Metro and refineries will spur demand

At present, demand for cranes is mixed. The cranes which are engaged with RIL Jamnagar for the past 2-3 years are gradually de-hiring and majority of them are getting engaged in windmill segment. Demand from other segments like thermal power, steel, cement, infrastructure, refinery etc is subdued.

Manitowoc cranes complete 10 years of lifting at Chernobyl site

With the arched shelter now complete over the disused Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, many of the Manitowoc cranes employed on the project have been dismantled.

Liebherr to present its vast product range at Conexpo Con/Agg 2017

During Conexpo Con/Agg 2017, Liebherr will present an extensive selection of its product range. More than 25 pieces of Liebherr equipment will be presented at Conexpo Con/Agg.

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.

Crawler cranes are equipment of choice in metro projects

Looking at the market during the period April-December 2016, there is a constant increase in the activity whether it is shipment of cranes or order intake. In general, it is a positive trend. Infrastructure is expanding rapidly in the country. Currently, we see demand in the metro projects in Lucknow, Nagpur etc, where crawler cranes are the equipment of choice. Much of the growth is coming from metros and highways.

Manitowoc cranes complete 10 years of lifting at Chernobyl site

With the arched shelter now complete over the disused Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, many of the Manitowoc cranes employed on the project have been dismantled.

MLC165s in Barge-shipping of Wind Turbine Towers

Two Manitowoc MLC165 crawlers help Broadwind Energy to successfully barge-ship wind turbne towers.

NACR begins Southeast Division

North American Crane & Rigging, LLC has begun operations at their new Southeast Division headquarters based in Lakeland, Florida.

Application of AWPs will only grow.

ABC Infra is part of the ABC Group which has carved a niche in providing project/ODC transportation services under the banner of Assam Bombay Carriers for the past 35 years. ABC Infra Equipment provides equipment hiring solutions.

Manitowoc crawlers at Dolphin stadium

Maxim Crane Works is employing a fleet of Manitowoc crawler cranes for its work on the construction of the new Miami Dolphins football stadium.

Manitowoc plans to relocate crane operations to Pennsylvania

The Manitowoc Company, Inc announced its intent to relocate crawler crane manufacturing operations from Manitowoc

Manitowoc crawlers at Dolphin stadium

Maxim Crane Works is employing a fleet of Manitowoc crawler cranes for its work on the construction of the new Miami Dolphins football stadium. The job began with four 660 USt Manitowoc 18000s, each equipped with a MAX-ER that brought their capacities to 826 USt. Then the Newport, Kentucky-based company added a 772 USt Manitowoc MLC650 to the job site.

Manitowoc plans to relocate crane operations to Pennsylvania

The Manitowoc Company, Inc announced its intent to relocate crawler crane manufacturing operations from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, to optimise its manufacturing footprint, reduce costs and expand margins.

Manitowoc MLC300 fits onto Chicago job site

A Manitowoc MLC300 is at the centre of a mixed-use development construction project in Chicago, Illinois, lifting precast concrete panels to build an eight-story structure.

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.

Telecrawler from Tadano Mantis

Tadano Mantis will introduce the new model GTC-800, an 88-tonne telescopic boom crawler crane. The GTC-800 is CE marked and will be available for global sales, including Europe, in late 2016 or early 2017.

New GHC Telescopic Crawler Cranes

Manitowoc unveiled the new GHC series of telescoping crawler cranes during a launch event at its Shady Grove factory in March. The company showed off the new Grove cranes with a curtain drop and live demonstration of their capabilities.

BWSL: A Triumph of Precision Engineering

Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) is the first-of-its-kind civil engineering marvel on Mumbai?s coastline. With its cable-stayed towers soaring gracefully skywards, the sea link is a reflection of the modern infrastructure that Mumbai added in its progress towards becoming a world-class city.

Bhoir Group buys six LR 1300 SX Liebherr crawler cranes

Crane rental company Bhoir Group, headquartered in Mumbai, has placed an order of six new LR 1300 SX and three units of derrick equipment. The LR 1300 SX crawler crane is a 300 t class machine manufactured at Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, Austria.

The best sales manager

A BE Mechanical Engineer with a total experience of over 15 years in construction equipment industry, Nilesh Borkar is the National Manager - Cranes in Kobelco Cranes India. Borkar started his carrier with Sanghvi Movers as a marketing engineer for rental of cranes and continued for 5 years

Grove and National Crane to be featured at ICUEE 2015

Manitowoc will showcase some of the latest Grove and National Crane models at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition 2015 (ICUEE).

Heavy Lift Anablers

India has witnessed an influx of new software-assisted multiple application-specific boom configured heavy lifters. Despite the economic slowdown taking the wind out of the sail for the heavy lift cranes? suppliers

This year our target is to launch tunnel boring machines

We are involved in the sales and service of construction equipment and spare parts from for leading Chinese equipment manufacturers; - Zoomlion for truck-mounted cranes and crawler cranes, and Sichuan Construction Equipment for big capacity tower cranes.

Towering the Demand Curve

What lifting capacity range of TCs will dominate the demand for free standing, external and internal climbing configurations? Say Malik ?The 5-6T capacity TCs will remain as the most dominate category.

Hird adds Maeda cranes to its fleet

The UK-based specialist lifting company Hird has added new Maeda mini crawler cranes to expand its fleet.

Rental Solutions

Knowledge and skill upgradation is very important in the rental segment. The equipment rental business in India is yet to evolve from its nascent stage. Though the mode and pace of business has gone through a severe sluggish phase

ILC buys Grove cranes

Integrated Logistics Company (ILC), based in Kuwait purchased 10 Grove GMK4100L cranes to expand the company?s expansive fleet of over 500 cranes

New GHC telescoping crawler cranes

Manitowoc unveiled the new GHC series of telescoping crawler cranes during a launch event at its Shady Grove factory in March. The company showed off the new Grove cranes with a curtain drop and live demonstration of their capabilities.

The growth demand by 2017 will be almost three times from now

The current market for the truck cranes has already improved specially in the segment of 75T to 120T. We are also seeing the growth in the crawler crane segment in the capacity between 100T to 260T segment, mainly the petrochemical industries, metro projects, power plants etc, are the major growth drivers.

High Tonnage Cranes

Considering tyre-mounted cranes of above 300T capacity and crawler cranes of above 600T capacity as high tonnage cranes, there are still very few players in this segment, writes Ajay Kumar Somani.

Manitowoc partners with Sennebogen

The new line of Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) cranes is the result of a landmark partnership with Germany?s Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik, which will produce the cranes in Straubing, Germany.

Tadano Mantis work platform

Tadano Mantis has introduced a work platform to its crawler cranes, which it manufactures itself in the US. The platform has a load capacity of 340 kg, measures 1,828 mm x 914 mm and weighs 428 kg.

Crane Rental Corporation opens new branch

Crane Rental Corporation is opening a new office and equipment yard on Highway 59 in Loxley, Alabama just north of Interstate 10.

Achieving new heights

A Mechanical Engineer with an overall experience of about 14 years in construction equipment industry, Rajeev Kumar has been involved with many challenging jobs.

STILL Number One

The focused thrust on infrastructure, manufacturing and agricultural sectors is expected to boost the demand for pick-n-carry cranes, which dominate the mobile crane market with over 80 per cent of total sales.

Zoomlion bets big on Indian mobile crane market

Zoomlion, the $13 billion group based in China is dreaming big on the Indian market. According to Shirley Liu, General Manager, Mobile Crane Overseas Company, Zoomlion Group, in the mobile crane business Zoomlion

Piling Deep for Solid Growth

In a highly competitive market space hitherto rigged with challenge, the piling industry has responded positively by developing and launching advanced rigs. The piling technology with latest monitoring features could help increase productivity and reduce overall cost of a project.

We are planning to manufacture cranes in India

Established over 20 years ago by eight people with CNY 5,00,000 ($80,000) bank loan, Zoomlion today has grown to $13 billion Group. Zoomlion now has the largest product range with 13 categories, 86 product series and over 800 types.

Zoomlion Bets Big on Indian Mobile Crane Market

Zoomlion, the USD 13 billion Group based in China is dreaming big on the Indian market. According to Shirley Liu, General Manager, Mobile Crane Overseas Company, Zoomlion Group, in the mobile crane business Zoomlion achieved USD 41 million sales in the non-Chinese market last year and the company expects a dramatic increase of about 20 per cent in this fiscal.

Grove Cranes Build Roads in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is developing its road network and Grove all-terrain cranes are a part of this expansion work. Two Grove GMK6300L all-terrain cranes from Manitowoc are being put to test in Rajasthan, working ten hours a day to expand the state's huge road network.

Achieving Cost Efficiency

Cost efficiency is not only achieved through cleaner engines, but also through optimising the man-machine interface with a variety of machine control technologies, 'correcting' the usage patterns, and packaging solutions that take care of clients' business needs around project costs.

Crawling Now, To Pick Up Soon?

Despite the muted demand due to lack of new projects in the power sector, the crawler cranes segment is expected to register good growth once the new projects are taken up after the general elections, writes Sudheer Vathiyath.India is a huge market for crawler cranes, especially higher capacity crawlers. This is mainly due to increasing demand in thermal power sector, nuclear power sector, steel plants, refinery expansions and wind power sector. However, the market has slowed down in the last tw

At Kobelco, we have set high standards for service.

Takeshi Miyashita, Director - Sales & Marketing, Kobelco: At Kobelco Cranes, safety is a major focus not only in the design stage but also throughout the lifecycle of cranes. Takeshi Miyashita, Director - Sales & Marketing, Kobelco, says that his company does not have a dealer-based business model and their engineers diectly service the customers.

Heavy Lift for IOCL Refinery

Allcargo successfully completed major heavy lifts for Indian Oil Corporation?s (IOCL) refinery at Paradip in Odisha.The projectHeavy lifts for IOCL refinery at Paradip, Odisha. One of critical job was to erect a 1,200 tonne vessel of 144 ft length and various other heavy lifts. The project mandate was to erect a 1,200T vessel of 144 ft in length and various other heavy lifts.

We are optimistic that we will see some positive signs in 2014

Overall, this year will be good for mobile cranes in India. For us, the key will be building our support network and ensuring we are well-positioned for the opportunities that come along in 2014.

Liebherr LR 1300 delivers success at great heights

The Bhoir Group?s Liebherr LR 1300, the 300 t crawler crane manufactured by Liebherr Werk Nenzing, Austria created a breakthrough by lifting 8.3 t with 86 m main boom + 89 m luffing jib + derrick with 50 t of suspended counterweight. This splendid lift was carried out at a radius of 53 m and the load was placed at a height of 118 m. The crane is working in a cement plant in Chhattisgarh. The magnificent boom combination and excellent load capacity of the machine made the lift extremely easy with

Building the friendship bridge

Five Linden Comansa tower cranes build the Nhat Tan Bridge in Vietnam. The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, will have a new road connection between the city centre and the Noi Bai International Airport, by the end of 2014.