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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.

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.

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

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.

Union Budget 2020: What?s there for infra equipment?

There are certain key proposals in the Budget 2020 that can boost the sale of infrastructure equipment. But the real opportunity will be visible once the projects take off successfully.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paving to Perfection

The projects planned in roads, highways and expressways under the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the next five years will drive the demand for pavers during the period.

Towards Greener Future

Asphalt is regaining traction in the Indian road construction due to its better recyclability and the freedom to use waste materials like plastics along with asphalt mix. The future looks greener for asphalt mixing plants.

THE ROAD AHEAD

The roads and highways sector is expected to bounce back soon with the government's corrective measures to combat slowdown and the large number of projects planned in the coming years. The road equipment players are bullish on the future growth prospects.

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.

REJIG for the big

Need for better infrastructure is always the top priority of any country. India is no different as the quest for superior infrastructure continues with many large-scale projects coming up.

The Eleventh Hour Is Here!

By 2025, the construction market in India is expected to emerge as the third-largest globally.

Wipro-Kawasaki plant to start production from April

The new plant of Wipro-Kawasaki joint venture to manufacture hydraulic pumps and motors for construction machinery was inaugurated at Bidadi, near Bengaluru.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

Paving to perfection

Asphalt paver market is likely to flourish in the coming years as more rural roads and highways are in the offing. The Budget 2018-19 has major focus on extension of 3.17 lakh km of rural roads which are largely asphalt roads.

Rental Market for Diesel Gensets

The growing construction market coupled with development of industrial and commercial applications including manufacturing, service sector and events have buoyed the growth of diesel generator rental market in India.

All set to meet infra growth demand

Aggressive infrastructural development is imperative to the overall economic welfare of a country. If the economy is likened to a wheel, its infrastructure sector is most certainly the central hub that supports all the other sectors in the form of spokes and keeps the wheel spinning smoothly and efficiently.

Infrastructure 2.0

Infrastructure development has always been on top of the agenda for our country. Every government has given due importance for the development of infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways, ports, airports, and industrial infrastructure of the country.

Operator Training: Need of the Hour

These are good times for construction equipment industry. Orders have gone up, thanks to a revival in the economy fuelled by government's affirmative actions to nurse the infra development sector back to health.

Infrastructure on fast track

The Indian infrastructure sector is not slowing down anytime soon, given the government initiatives and market demand. This makes it a feasible environment for the growth of construction equipment, writes Andy Dhanaraj, Director - Sales, Caterpillar India.

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

We will be launching 17 new products this year

The current construction equipment market in India is to grow at a rate of 25 per cent. Road, irrigation, ports, RMC, railways, metro rail, power (nuclear, thermal, solar, wind, hydro, gas based), real estate and other community buildings are the major demand drivers for our product line.

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.

Don't stymie equipment & technology

The recent inauguration of India's longest bridge above water, the 9.15 km Dhola-Sadiya bridge by PM Modi coincided with the completion of three years of his government in office.

Paving a Growth Path

While the paver market is gearing up for phenomenal growth, sensor pavers are expected to have a smooth ride due to the demand for quality roads in the future.

GRT provides several technologies not seen before in India

The road sector in India is in desperate need of new technologies, not only to improve speed and quality, but also to introduce more environmentally friendly construction techniques and to cut down on quarrying, transportation of materials and use of water and fuel.

Paving on a High

Asphalt paver was developed by Barbar Green Co that originally manufactured material handling systems. In 1929, the Chicago Testing Laboratory approached them to use their material loaders to construct asphalt roads.

Graded Up

If tightened completion time is demanded as in the case of Delhi peripheral ring road by Supreme Court, it will sure to up the demand for advanced, high capacity motor graders.

Execution is the Driving Mantra

The Union Budget 2014-15 is probably one of those Budgets post-independence, which has been analysed in an environment of high expectation, sub five per cent growth, double digit inflation and extensive knowledge communication through media

Looking Ahead with Optimism

Despite the economic slowdown and contrary to initial apprehensions from the major stakeholders, Excon 2013 turned out to be a success, with OEMs and aggregate and components manufacturers launching a new range of machines and components, and some of them even announcing further investment to augment capacity, in order to meet the expected demand spurt in the coming years.

Steadily chugging ahead

Even though the road sector in India continues to face multiple challenges, a strong pipeline of projects supports long term prospects. Around $180 billion investment is earmarked for the road sector, which is the highest ever investment for any Five Year Plan, and this should have a very positive impact on the construction equipment industry. The prime factor favouring the growth of the road equipment industry is the sheer scale of work still to be done in this sector.

Using double-barrel and RAP technology will be a necessity

The double-barrel innovation is totally driven by customer need as well as the need of authorities. It actually delivers significant improvements in energy, carbon emission and the total cost of pavement making.

Sandvik offers the lowest power consumption in VSI crushing

At Sandvik, we also give utmost importance to continuous inno?vation; innovation is seen mostly in terms of continuous mecha?nisation, electronics, enhanced produ?ctivity, lower energy consumption, etc. that contribute to our customers? productivity,

On a momentous growth

The government?s commitment to complete 7,300 km of roads in 2012-13 basically translates to a demand for approximately 39 crore tonne of aggregate. And if we calculate using the example of a 200-tph plant which produces approximately 600,000 tonne per annum,

Sandvik is leader in hydraulic top hammer and DTH drills

?Sandvik is committed to manufacture products, which are safe and reasonably practicable considering the environment of use,? says Simon Meester, President Sales Unit, Sandvik Mining and Construction, India. In an exclusive chat with EQUIPMENT INDIA, Simon talks about the market trends in drills and its accessories.

It?s Time to RAP

With over Rs 700 billion being invested in the road sector in 2010-11 alone, it?s high time we moved up to highly efficient and sustainable technologies that help optimise resources, considerably reduce pollutants and keep to a minimum damage to the environment

Committed to Excellence

?At Sandvik, our focus has always been at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge and in modifying its behaviour to reflect new knowledge and insights,? says Simon Meester, President, Sales Unit, Sandvik Mining and Construction, India

We will continue to make investments in India

Sandvik has been in India for more than 50 years and we think we are in a perfect position to support India's rapid economic growth. Our customers in India have known us for a long time and know what we can do for them.

We are expanding network to be closer to our customers

The complete range of jaw, cone, HSI and VSI crushers offered by the ASTEC Group (Telsmith and KPI-JCI) is available to TIL for exploring the markets in India, says R Nandagopal, Vice President - Equipment & Project Solutions, TIL.