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7th India Construction Festival takes off with focus on tech

The most-awaited 7th India Construction Festival, organised by infrastructure think-tank, FIRST Construction Council & ASAPP Info Global Group, has commenced in Mumbai.

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.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) elected their President for the period 2021-23 during its Annual General Meeting held virtually on July 19, 2021.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director, Volvo Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd will lead ICEMA, the apex association of CE industry.

V Senthilkumar of Propel: There are huge untapped opportunities in crushers & screens market

V Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries, speaks on the current aggregate and M-sand production scenario, and market size for crushers and screens in India.

Video Roundtable: Emerging trends in warehousing & importance of MHE

Industrial Products Finder (IPF) and Equipment India (EI), along with Kelley Material Handling Equipment India as the Associate Partner, hosted a video roundtable – titled “Emerging trends in warehousing and importance of MHE”.

Laying a strong foundation

The demand for foundation equipment in India has been growing at the rate of 25 to 30 per cent year on year basis.

CASE strives for water conservation in India

With an objective to propagate water conservation, CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial has launched Jal Sanchay-Water Conservation and Rejuvenation of Traditional Water Body initiative at Sanjay Jalashay in Pithampur. As a part of its CSR initiative, the project aims at working together with the local communities to conserve water.

CASE strives for water conservation in India

With an objective to propagate water conservation, CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial has launched Jal Sanchay-Water Conservation and Rejuvenation of Traditional Water Body initiative at Sanjay Jalashay in Pithampur.

Motor graders are now mandatory for construction of highways

The grader has a strong role in the pre-compaction stage and sub-base preparation with fine grading, spreading and levelling the ground. It uses a hydraulic blade to push large amounts of soil and can be adjusted with a simple lever by the operator.

L&T’s Hajela: Motor graders may grow at 15-20%

Speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India

MV Rajasekhar given additional charge as CMD, BEML

MV Rajasekhar, Director (Mining & Construction) and member of the board of BEML Limited has taken additional charge as Chairman & Managing Director of the company from Feb 01, 2021.

Mining market scenario

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Will Growth Sustain?

This September showed a sequential positive trend in the economy. Analysts say the 8 core sectors improved. Now to sustain that growth.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

Next year will be the best for construction industry

Speaking exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA after winning the coveted Equipment India Person of the Year 2020 award, VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India, shares his thoughts on the company’s success, future plans and the market outlook.

BEML’s stride towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ wins Equipment India Awards

The awards were given in recognition to the best selling companies in various construction equipment categories.

Seeking Light at, the End of the Tunnel!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the world’s longest railway tunnel above 10,000 feet height on October 3. The Atal Tunnel is being completed at the most difficult time of coronavirus pandemic.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

iQuippo brings Kobelco’s equipment on its platform

iQuippo announced a strategic partnership with Kobelco Construction Equipment India to market and sell construction and mining equipment manufactured by the OEM on its platform

Nip can change the narrative

The COVID-19 has caused a staggering unemployment of 115.

New Opportunities

Upcoming infrastructure projects in metro rail, bridges, railway and irrigation are going to drive the demand for foundation equipment in the coming years, writes Karan Chechi.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

COVID 19 Impact

With more than 42,000 lives lost and over 850,000 positive cases worldwide in around 200 countries, the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) is continuing its destructive act on the world. The world is on a war footing to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Hyundai CE India appoints new VP

Hyundai Construction Equipment India announced appointment of Rajiv Chaturvedi as Vice President Sales, Marketing, After-Service and Parts. His scope extends to India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Rajiv Chaturvedi joins Hyundai CE India as VP

Hyundai Construction Equipment India announced appointment of Rajiv Chaturvedi as Vice President Sales, Marketing, After-Service and Parts. His scope extends to India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Hyundai 130 Smart

The 130 SMART hydraulic excavator is an upgrade from Hyundai Construction Equipment India that comes with improved fuel efficiency and enhanced operator comfort.

CASE will be showcasing its entire gamut of products

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial NV, is a leader in compactors and backhoe loaders and the first company to have sold over 13,000 units of vibratory tandem compactors.

India Construction Festival - 2019

The festival, organised by FIRST Construction Council in New Delhi from October 15-16, successfully brought together the public and private sector to discuss probable resolutions to impediments faced by the infrastructure sector.

On the right path

It is a fact that the industry is under tremendous pressure of economic slowdown. However, hopes are alive as the government is listening to the problems of the industry and working out resolutions for a faster recovery.

EQUIPMENT INDIA AWARDS 2019

The 7th Annual Equipment India Awards 2019 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

India is A strategically important market for Doosan Bobcat

With the inauguration of its first manufacturing facility in India, Doosan Bobcat has paved its way for manufacturing in India.

The Festival is back, Are Festivities back?

The current slowdown is giving a drubbing to the Indian construction equipment (CE) market with the equipment sales diving drastically in the past few months in contrast to what the industry had anticipated during the start of the year.

Thwarting challenges

The construction equipment (CE) market was predicted to be flat this year due to elections and uncertainty in the new political scenario. The industry was cautiously optimistic.

MHE holds enormous growth potential

Despite the relative slowdown in demand in the current fiscal, the market for material handling equipment (MHE) will continue to expand in double digits over the next few years.

Swachh Bharat a game-changer for cleaning equipment sector

The Central Government's drive for a cleaner India has reportedly given a big boost to firms in the hygiene and cleaning equipment space as Fonzo Equipment has reported rapid sales growth within two years of launch.

There is Tremendous growth opportunity in infra expansion

With the Indian infrastructure players fully appreciating the importance of foundation equipment only in the past few years, Casagrande is keen to partner with them to enhance efficiencies and productivity.

Super Performer

Doosan Bobcat India has been the consistent performer, winning the EQUIPMENT INDIA Bestseller Award in Skid-steer loaders for the past five successive years.

Hyundai Construction Equipment strengthens dealer network in India

Hyundai Construction Equipment India, a top player in the Indian construction equipment sector, has further strengthened its sales and service network by appointing new dealers in the states of Manipur, Karnataka and Rajasthan.

Bigger Digger

Optimum utilisation of excavators is of utmost importance for the economic operation of the machine. All hydraulic excavator OEMs have introduced matching technologies for the optimum performance of their machines.

Mega training programme for equipment operators

Volvo Construction Equipment India organised an operator training-cum- Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) certification programme in India for wheel loader and excavator operators.

11th Anniversary Issue of Equipment India released at bauma 2019

The 11th Anniversary Issue of Equipment India was released during the India Day event held at bauma 2019 in Munich

Hydraulic Power

Construction and mining equipment use hydraulic power to perform heavy-duty applications.

Vermeer announces key dealership in India

Vermeer Corporation has established a wholly-owned equipment dealership in India to enhance its sales and customer support capabilities across the country.

To make our new strategies a reality is our focus

Kobelco Construction Equipment India has focussed on two aspects at bauma CONEXPO INDIA this year: Attachments which is a special application and its newly launched 52-tonne mining machine SK520.

Indian market has a great growth potential

Founded as Racine Threshing Machine Works in the mid-western US in 1842, CASE Construction Equipment today operates as a subsidiary of CNH Industrial.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018

The construction equipment expo - held in December 2018 in Delhi - scaled new heights even while participants expressed their apprehensions on the market scenario in 2019 owing to the upcoming elections.

Reaching out to infra needs

Government's high spending on infrastructure projects drives the demand for construction equipment while earthmoving equipment being the largest used equipment category leads the growth.

Equipment Pulse

With the construction equipment market is on a growth path, Equipment India explores the market scenario of construction equipment and allied products and services.

Raising the Bar

The good news is here! India notched the 77th rank in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business, jumping 23 places up from last year. The report also recognises India as one of the top 10 reformers among 190 countries.

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

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

6th AnnuaL EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018

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

Escorts announces new ventures

In late August, Escorts announced plans to manufacture rough terrain (RT) and truck-mounted cranes in joint venture (JV) with Tadano Ltd.

CASE showcases infrastructure enablers

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, held an exclusive two-day customer connect program to display a range of products: the 752EX vibratory tandem compactor, 1107EX soil compactor, 450DX mini-tandem compactor, 845B motor grader; and, ?PRO? series backhoe loader 770EX Magnum and 851EX.

Managing risk in a highly competitive industry

With a strong but volatile outlook for the mining sector, the industry is focused on future growth through expanded production, without losing sight of operational efficiency and cost optimisation.

CASE delivers 5,000th vibratory tandem compactor in India

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, has reached a milestone in India by delivering its 5,000th vibratory tandem compactor, manufactured locally in Pithampur.

bauma CONEXPO bullish on Indian CE market

With the upward trend in the Indian construction machinery market continues, bauma CONEXPO INDIA is preparing for a vibrant event this year.

GS Caltex's offerings for Infrastructure Sector

Nearly every business in construction sector is under increasing pressureto lower operating costs and increase efficiency. This often means doing more with fewer people and using equipment for longer duration.

GS Caltex's offerings for Infrastructure Sector

Nearly every business in construction sector is under increasing pressure to lower operating costs and increase efficiency. This often means doing more with fewer people and using equipment for longer duration.

The race has begun

'Infrastructure 2.0' was the theme of our 10th Annual issue of Equipment India. The 5th Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO Forum held on February 16, 2018 in Delhi also hovered on the same theme.

We will take small steps to build ourselves

When I joined the company, I spent three months to understand the company, people, dealers, vendors, etc. I first identified the pain areas and major gaps and then prioritised the major actions we needed to take.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards & CEO Forum 2018

After the bitterly cold days and nights of the famed Delhi winter, spring is said to augur good tidings. Or so it is believed. Maybe, it was in continuation of this tradition that the city successfully held yet another edition of the Equipment India Awards.

Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosts 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards

The Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosted the 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards at Hotel LALIT in New Delhi on Friday 16th February, 2018.

Budget Boost

Budget 2018-19 rang in on 1st February for the second consecutive year in history. The budgetary expenditure on infrastructure for 2018-19 is being enhanced by Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 5.97 lakh crore against an estimated expenditure of Rs 4.94 lakh crore in 2017-18.

New year, New opportunities

The CE market is on a role with a lot of actions in the infrastructure development underway while many are in the pipeline. The new year is definitely a year of opportunity for CE industry in India considering the new life the infrastructure has gained after the corrective actions of the government on the bottlenecks in various projects.

We are showcasing our remote management system hi mate

The construction equipment (CE) industry is passing through an exciting phase as excavator industry has grown by more than 45 per cent in 2016 over 2015. The growth till September 2017 is estimated to be around 20 per cent over 2016.

This year Excon is driven by optimism

Following a three-year slump in demand, the equipment industry started looking up from the early 2015. During the later part of that year, the market growth gathered momentum.

Rolling ahead

Roads and highways is still going strong as the most happening infrastructure sector in India with many ongoing projects and many in the pipeline. India has the second largest road network across the world at 4.7 million km and is still growing.

New leadership at Hyundai Construction Equipment India

Hyundai Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd announced Eun Soo Lee as the new Managing Director for India operations with immediate effect. He succeeds JY Kim who will be taking over as the Global Head ? Direct Sales & Service and would be operating from the head office at Seoul, South Korea.

More engines of growth needed

Off-Highway Research reports a turnaround in the global construction equipment (CE) market, which is expected to grow 16 per cent this year.

Show of Faith

After using Kobelco excavators, model SK210 and SK350, and other brands, Naidu's Infracon is equipped itself with the latest Kobelco excavator Generation 10, SK220XDLC-10.

Manitou Group inaugurates India subsidiary

The Manitou group, worldwide leader in all-terrain handling equipment, inaugurated its new entity Manitou Equipment India Private Limited, following the recent acquisition of Terex Equipment Private Limited. In doing so, the group underlines its commitment to develop backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders markets in India and in other emerging countries.

ICEMA Wins,Ban Dropped

Recently, the Supreme Court heard an application by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers' Association (ICEMA) and the Tractor Manufacturers' Association (TMA) as they sought a clarification on the ban on the registration of BS-III vehicles after March 31, 2017.

Equipment & Technology for Infrastructure is no Luxury!

The Supreme Court's recent clarification that construction equipment and agricultural equipment are not included in the BS-III vehicle ban was a sigh of relief to the concerned industry.

Excavators Excel

Driven by the infrastructure development activities in the country, hydraulic excavators recorded a sharp growth in 2016 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is continuing this year also with a 26 per cent growth in the first four months.

Equipment India awards & ceo forum 2017

It was 6.15 p.m. with 15 minutes more to go for the mega event of the infrastructure equipment industry. Meanwhile, the Viceroy Hall at the heritage Claridges Hotel located in New Delhi's famed Lutyen's Zone was already filled to capacity.

Landmark year

The 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and CEO Forum held on April 21, 2017 was accepted by the industry wholeheartedly with a full house presence. It was a great occasion for us to see participation from the entire cross-section of the infrastructure equipment industry, project contractors, consultants, and government agencies such as Indian Railways, NHAI and IRF.

Back on Growth Path

Given its versatility and mobility, backhoe loader finds great use at almost every construction site, both urban and rural India. This multi-purpose machine continues to perform a variety of tasks at sites and is used for digging, dosing, levelling and lifting activities.

Mayday! Mayday!

Misinterpretation of Supreme Court BS III ban has brought the construction equipment and tractor industry on its knees.

Equipment India Awards 2017 and CEO Forum

The evening of April 21, 2017, was a proud occasion for Equipment India as the industry stakeholders gathered in large numbers at New Delhi's heritage Claridges Hotel, to celebrate the 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and be part of the high-level discussion at the CEO Forum.

The Road Ahead

In spite of the government's policy shift towards building four- and six-lane National Highways as concrete roads, plans to construct more rural roads and coastal roads will drive the demand for asphalt plants in the future. EQUIPMENT INDIA explores the road ahead for asphalt plants.

Kobelco to double output in India

Kobelco Construction Equipment India plans to double its production capacity to nearly 4,000 units per annum from the current 2,000 units in the next 2-3 years, according to the company. The expansion plan is to effectively serve the growing demand for construction equipment from the infrastructure sector.

Green, Greener, Greenest

At a time when the government is focusing on the next level of emission compliance in on-road and off-road vehicles, EQUIPMENT INDIA explores how the market is getting ready to comply with the latest norms.

A Constructive Budget

The construction equipment segment in India has something to cheer about from the Budget measures such as more fund allocation to rural roads and highways construction, and announcement of infrastructure status to affordable housing.

Hyundai sells 2,600 excavators in India in 2016

Hyundai Construction Equipment India sold about 2,600 units of excavators in India in 2016, recording a growth of 45 per cent over 2015. According to the company, its strengthened dealer networks, enhanced client support services, expanded localised products and improved product quality along with India?s economic growth over the past years enables it to achieve the sales growth.

ON THE CLOCK!

Material and earth movements are the major work content of all infrastructure developments and mining activities. Front-end loaders, backhoe loaders, dozers and application-centric equipment as options for the users to choose from to suit individual requirements.

Hyundai sells 2,600 excavators in India in 2016

Hyundai Construction Equipment India sold about 2,600 units of excavators in India in 2016, recording a growth of 45 per cent over 2015. According to the company, its strengthened dealer networks, enhanced client support services, expanded localised products and improved product quality along with India?s economic growth over the past years enabled it to achieve the sales growth.

Industry Reactions | Policy Matters

At the recently concluded BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA at Gurugram, I had the opportunity to listen to industry voices on the impact of demonetisation, the new monetary policy announced by the Government and the upcoming GST regulations in the country. Most have accepted demonetisation as ?fate accompli? and taken it in their stride to manage the change.

We are well-positioned to capture the roads segment and are doing well there

Volvo Construction Equipment is focussed on bringing the organisation increasingly closer to its clients and leveraging its business accordingly. Well-positioned with its product range to be successful in this country, the company had several new launches at the expo that are completely engineered in India.

CASE delivers 100th motor grader of the year in India

CASE Construction Equipment reached the milestone of 100 motor graders sold in India in just a year. The grader, a 865B was purchased by Mahalaxmi Infracon Private Limited (MIPL), one of the largest mining overburden removal companies in India.

Industry?s Take

In India, largely the coal produced is consumed locally, and not exported. Coal India is not able to reach their target of coal production. For higher production and for meeting the target, they need good machines.

Roads Sector | Key Market Driver

It is a matter of pride that India has achieved an impressive speed of more than 50 km a day in highways and over a 100 km a in rural roads. The thrust continues to build more speed.

Gmmco is here to stay for the long haul through good and bad times

Gmmco, a C.K. Birla Group company, is celebrating 50 years of exemplary business this year. On this special occasion, H Jayaram, Managing Director & CEO, Gmmco Ltd, spoke exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA.

GROWTH STORY TO CONTINUE

Off-Highway Research, a part of KHL Group in their half-yearly report, forecasts that in terms of percentage growth, India is expected to be the most buoyant major CE market in the near-term, with 21 per cent growth this year

On Cloud 7, Moving to 9!

The Indian construction industry is excited to witness the on-ground acceleration action in projects for most infra sectors. Probably the only sector which is waiting in the wings is realty, where there are still no signs of any major revival.

We are extremely bullish on OTR segment from a long-term perspective

Historically speaking, specialty definition for us is OTR tyres for both India and international markets, while for agriculture, it is only international. Indian agriculture is not treated as part of specialty business, for various reasons. We came out with our first specialty tyre in early 1980s starting with the port segment.

LiuGong excavators can create value for customers

Wu Song who took over as Managing Director of LiuGong India Pvt Ltd on April 1, 2016, after relinquishing his earlier position as CFO of the company, shares his thoughts on the companys plans with EQUIPMENT INDIA.

We have more than 50 per cent market share in Madhya Pradesh

We want every district of Madhya Pradesh to recognise LiuGong as the best brand within the next 65 years, says Mohit Sharma, Managing Director, C S Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, LiuGong?s authorised dealer for Madhya Pradesh.