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The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

BEML bag orders from Cameroon & Bangladesh

BEML, a ‘Schedule A’ company under the Ministry of Defence (MoD), received export orders from Cameroon and Bangladesh under Government of India-Lines of credit.

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

Mini Machines, Maximum Demand

The demand for compact equipment from urban projects is expected to continue.

bauma CONEXPO India Cancelled!

bauma CONEXPO India is a melting pot of knowledge, deals and networking. We explores what the cancellation of this year’s edition means for the industry.

L&T records highest sales of Komatsu PC210-10M0 machine in short time

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery hit a new milestone with the commissioning of 1000th Komatsu PC210-10M0 Hydraulic Excavator recently. At separate events held at customer sites, the 1000th machine was handed over to Somendra Singh and 1001th machine to PNC Infratech by our team.

Two new local zero emission excavators from Liebherr

The R 976-E electric crawler excavator, along with the R 980 SME-E, replaces the ER 974 B for mine and quarry extraction.

Volvo CE EC210D powering up east java quarry in Indonesia

A rental and general contractor company in Surabaya, East Java, already relies on some of the leading machines from Volvo Construction Equipment, as it excavates limestone to meet Indonesia’s infrastructure demands. But four new additions are taking the company’s work to the next level.

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

Factors such as demand for reliable electricity, which is growing across the world on account of industrial expansion and development of commercial infrastructure are driving the diesel power engine market.

Engcon EC226 tiltrotator upgraded with heftier lifting hook

Engcon has upgraded its EC226 tiltrotator with an 8-ton lifting hook, 3 tons more than the previous model. The EC226 is the company’s second-largest tiltrotator, designed for excavators weighing 19 to 26 metric tonne.

Volvo EWR130E wheeled excavator can reach speeds up to 22 MPH

Volvo Construction Equipment's new EWR130E gives both lift performance and digging force to a highly maneuverable machine.

Volvo, Engcon ink tiltrotator deal

Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon have formed a global supply partnership in which Volvo CE is offering integrated Engcon tiltrotators on its EC250 E and EC300 E excavators. Deliveries are anticipated in the first quarter of this year.

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

India’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, JCB India further strengthened its presence in Andhra Pradesh. Its dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

L&T records highest sales of Komatsu PC210-10M0 machine in short time

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery hit a new milestone with the commissioning of 1000th Komatsu PC210-10M0 Hydraulic Excavator recently. At separate events held at customer sites, the 1000th machine was handed over to Somendra Singh and 1001th machine to PNC Infratech by our team.

Takeuchi launches new attachment lineups

Takeuchi has started a new attachments program that offers more than 40 different Takeuchi-branded tools for the company’s compact excavators, compact track loaders and compact wheel loaders.

Govt’s infra focus will boost demand for CE”

Established in May 1964 as a public sector undertaking for manufacturing rail coaches and spare parts and mining equipment, BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers) has partially disinvested and presently Government of India owns 54 per cent of total equity and rest 46 per cent is held by public, financial institutions, foreign institutional investors, banks and employees.

JCB launches its range of CEV stage IV backhoe loaders

The range includes the new 3DX Plus, the 3DX Xtra, the 3DX Super & the 4DX to meet a wide range of applications for customers.

BEML bag orders from Cameroon & Bangladesh

The order for Cameroon has been received from Ministry of Economy, Planning & Regional Development (MOEPRD), Government of Cameroon for supply of 71 units of construction equipment consisting of bulldozers, excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders and compactors for their Cassava farm project.

LaBounty mobile hydraulic pulverizer

LaBounty’s new mobile hydraulic pulverizers can pick up, crush and separate rebar faster than previous models, the company says.

Nigraani’s fuel tracking solution’s gains enable ARSS to increase driver’s salary multi-fold

ARSS Infrastructure Projects (ARSS) achieved an RoI in fuel tracking solution in months.

Doosan Bobcat gearing up for expected 19% NA sales boost this year

Further proof that compact equipment sales have escaped the significant downturn felt by heavy equipment sales in the past year is shown in Doosan Bobcat’s Q4 and 2020 results.

Liebherr delivers 1st hydraulic excavator with Leica Geosystems’ system

Liebherr and Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, have been partners in the machine control systems area since last year. A Liebherr R 934 G8 crawler excavator, the first hydraulic excavator with a factory-fitted Leica Geosystems machine control system, has been delivered to our customer Brad-Pave in Great Britain.

Liebherr delivers 1st hydraulic excavator with Leica Geosystems’ system

Liebherr and Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, have been partners in the machine control systems area since last year. A Liebherr R 934 G8 crawler excavator, the first hydraulic excavator with a factory-fitted Leica Geosystems machine control system, has been delivered to our customer Brad-Pave in Great Britain.

Schwing Stetter inaugurates IoT enabled, energy efficient facility in TN

Schwing Stetter India, one of the largest manufacturers of concreting and construction equipment’s across the country, inaugurated its fifth manufacturing facility in Cheyyar, Tamil Nadu.

L&T records highest sales of Komatsu PC210-10M0 machine in short time

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery hit a new milestone with the commissioning of 1000th Komatsu PC210-10M0 Hydraulic Excavator recently.

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Volvo, Engcon seal tiltrotator deal

Volvo, Engcon seal tiltrotator deal

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

The company's dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

Doosan Bobcat expecting 19% NA sales boost this year

Doosan Bobcat expecting 19% NA sales boost this year

Liebherr and Leica Geosystems deliver first hydraulic excavator

Liebherr and Leica Geosystems deliver first hydraulic excavator

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

Innovation has been cornerstone of JCB’s operations

In our exclusive, Deepak Shetty, Deputy CEO & Managing Director, JCB India Limited, tells us how the construction equipment industry in general and JCB in particular have been emerging through the year of the pandemic.

Are IoT & AI just a hype

The internet of things is significantly transforming industries such as automotive, Healthcare & Medical, Energy and Off highway.

New Avenues to Growth

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

Hyundai CE India launch new excavator fleet

Hyundai Construction Equipment launched the upgraded series of excavators under the series name SMART PLUS and new Global colour to strengthen the brand positioning in India and Export market.

JCB India enhances distribution network in Rajasthan

JCB India has strengthened its presence in western Rajasthan. Its dealer at Jodhpur, Mayank Equipments, inaugurated its second 3S facility for sales, service and spares in the region.

Cat nextGen excavators Day celebrated

Gmmco and Caterpillar Inc, along with their customers, celebrated the Cat NextGen Excavators Day.

L&T wins multiple orders for construction and mining equipment business

The Construction and Mining Equipment business of Larsen & Toubro has secured multiple orders for supply of 90 units of Komatsu mining equipment from Coal India subsidiaries, leading infrastructure companies engaged with the coal sector and customers from the cement and iron ore sectors.

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

Mining reforms have brought the confidence back

Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India shares his thoughts on the AWP market outlook and the company’s activities.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

Cat NextGen Excavators Day celebrated

Cat NextGen Excavators Cat 323D3, Cat 320D3 and Cat 320D3 GC were showcased along with their key benefits and features

Trending mining equipment and features

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

Self-reliance in mining equipment

With demand for mining machinery on the rise, it would be ideal for us to have Made-in-India mining machines.

L&T wins multiple orders for construction and mining equipment business

L&T to supply 90 units of Komatsu mining equipment to companies in coal, cement, and iron ore sectors

Contractors are increasingly using machine control technologies

Samip Desai, Director, Moba Mobile Automation (India), talks on the growing importance of control technologies and solutions offered by the company.

MCE market to witness volume growth in CY2021

Roads and highway projects and rural development to drive growth.

Sany India celebrates 15,000 machines milestone in India

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

Boosting productivity at Australian earthmoving business

Two ECR305C crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are helping a family business in Sydney improve productivity on earthmoving projects.

ICRA predicts construction equipment volume growth in CY2021

Central Government projects in roads and rural development will drive demand

Volvo Group to launch SDLG excavators in India

The first SDLG excavator model to be launched in India is the 13 t E6135Fi

L&T to supply 46 units of Komatsu mining equipment to Tata Steel

The scope includes supply of equipment and full maintenance contract for 60,000 hr of equipment operation

Liebherr mining trucks at Australian mine

Cargotec Corporation and Konecranes Plc announced that their respective Boards of Directors have signed a combination agreement and a merger plan to combine the two companies through a merger.

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.

Liebherr mining trucks at Australian mine

Liebherr Mining provides five new trucks to MacKellar Mining.

New Liebherr R 940 Demolition excavator

With the R 940 Demolition, Liebherr complements its existing range of demolition excavators R 950 and R 960.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

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

The growth of mini excavators will be much faster

Tata Hitachi pioneered the mini excavator market by introducing the first indigenously developed 2T TMX20, way back in the 1990s. Rahul Shorey, Head Sales – Construction, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co, shares more on the market trends.

Concrete work made easy with Hydra-Screed HS3000

Curb Roller Manufacturing makes concrete flatwork and shape work easy with the Hydra-Screed 3000.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

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

Komatsu excavators help carve a new route to Kailash Manasarovar

As many as 20 units of Komatsu PC210-8M0 hydraulic excavators worked arduously in the construction of 80 km mountainous road to Kailash Manasarovar

Paving the Road to Success

To be competitive in a global market, it is essential for OEMs explore and take the first step towards adopting advanced automation and digitisation solutions. Saurabh Kulkarni, Mobile Automation Expert at B&R Industrial Automation, Austria writes.

New Liebherr excavators for Félix Giorgetti Sàrl

Félix Giorgetti Sàrl family business has purchased the Generation 8 R 938 crawler excavator from Liebherr to replace its old Liebherr R 954 C after 11 years of service

Making Paint Shops Industry 4.0 Ready

Edge Controller from B&R brings flexibility to paint shops and makes them Industry 4.0 ready.

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?

Policy: Defer BS-IV & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

Working on construction site made easy

There is a concrete way of making work on site easier for contractors, by installing MB Crusher units on their equipment.

Liebherr’s new gen crawler excavators for Swedish market

Liebherr’s new generation crawler excavator is steadily establishing a presence in countries around the world. Sweden is such a market for earthmoving machinery and crawler excavators, where the machine’s versatility, performance, comfort and design are attracting more local customers.

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

Nip can change the narrative

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

Complete range of Integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions

Bonfiglioli provides a complete range of innovative integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions.

New Liebherr excavators for Félix Giorgetti Sàrl

Félix Giorgetti Sàrl family business has purchased two new crawler excavators from Liebherr.

SANY launches new ultra-large excavators

SANY announced an expanded product portfolio for the ultra-large excavators.

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.

Hyundai CE Europe launches HX300AL crawler excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) introduced the HX300AL, a 30-tonne Stage V-compliant crawler excavator. This new machine is the ideal workmate for infrastructure works and general construction.

U&M orders 30 MTU Series 4000 engines

Rolls-Royce will deliver 30 Series 4000 MTU engines to U&M Mineratpo e Construtpo S/A, a leading earthworks contractor in Brazil. U&M will use the new MTU 12V 4000 C03 engines to repower a fleet of mining trucks and excavators, improving the performance, profitability and sustainability of the machinery.

Liebherr's new generation crawler excavators for Swedish market

Liebherr?s new generation crawler excavator is steadily establishing a presence in countries around the world.

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of "Building Tomorrow" with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma Munich.

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of "Building Tomorrow" with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma Munich.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator

Caterpillar Inc launched its new hydraulic excavator, Cat? 313D2 L, in India. Manufactured at the Tiruvallur facility, the new excavator has unmatched versatility, improved controllability, easy operation and a comfortable redesigned operator station, according to the company.

Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator

Caterpillar Inc launched its new hydraulic excavator, Cat? 313D2 L, in India. Manufactured at the Tiruvallur facility, the new excavator has unmatched versatility, improved controllability, easy operation and a comfortable redesigned operator station, according to the company.

Hyundai CE Europe launches HX300AL crawler excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) continues the roll-out of the A-series with the HX300AL, a 30-tonne Stage V-compliant crawler excavator. This new machine is the ideal workmate for infrastructure works and general construction.

Mecalac opens new facility to expand growth in North America

Mecalac, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact construction equipment for urban environments, has opened a new 14,000-sq ft facility in Norfolk, Massachusetts, to serve as the North American headquarters and further support the growth of the brand in this market.

Stepping up Skill Development

The Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council is partnering with the key stakeholders in the construction equipment industry and state governments to strengthen the skill development initiatives in the construction equipment sector.

Taking Machine Control to Next Level

The improvements in the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform Version 2.0 are designed to enable faster ROI, increased productivity and decreased training time for operators.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

Solution for Bridges and Busy Road Projects

MB Crusher drum cutter range provides the solution to the challenges faced by certain construction sites.

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.

Coal Mining Made Easy

Indonesian contractor PT Bangun Olah Sarana Sukses is using A60H articulated haulers and EC480DL crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment to save cost and increase efficiency at its coal mining site in East Kalimantan.

Engineering Growth

The growth prospects of off-highway diesel engines market is obvious in the coming years as the infrastructure equipment will play a major role in the infrastructure creation in the country.

U&M orders 30 MTU Series 4000 engines

Rolls-Royce will deliver 30 Series 4000 MTU engines to U&M Minera??o e Constru??o S/A, a leading earthworks contractor in Brazil.

Zoomlion launches ?Cloud Marketing? initiative

Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co has taken its offline marketing online with the launch of a new ?Cloud Marketing? model in response to the coronavirus outbreak.