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Wirtgen’s 90 exhibits and 33 world premieres

In Munich, the Wirtgen Group is presenting sustainable – and therefore pioneering – solutions for the road construction industry and is once more demonstrating its outstanding powers of innovation.

Manitou: Spearheading the growth

Manitou has a wide range of telehandlers for every segment, for every application.

Poised to higher grow

The demand for telehandlers has been increasing steadily, especially from the infrastructure construction and mining segments over the coming years.

The simulation factory answers heavy equipment variability

As heavy equipment engineers face countless obstacles due to the many different machine usages and configurations, Simcenter System Analyst software allows manufacturers to leverage the value of existing models by providing an easy-to-use, deskilled simulation platform for performing trade-off and optimisation studies.

B&B to showcase its innovation at IMHX

IMHX will open for business at the NEC, Birmingham, on September 6-8, 2022

Lifting up!

The hoist market is expected to grow at a CAGR of up to 7.3 per cent till 2025.

Bobcat launches TL723, TL923 telehandlers

Two new models join Bobcat’s R-Series telehandler lineup, the TL723 and the TL923. Combining speed and power for lifting, stacking, backfilling and reaching, the machines feature redesigned cabs, turbo-charged Tier 4 Final engines and easy-to-access service points

We plan to double our production capacity

ACE, one of the largest construction equipment players in the mobile and tower crane segments in India, showcased its upgraded and new backhoe loader models in different engine horsepower categories at Excon along with award-winning products like a special crane for piling, 360-degree slew pick-n-carry crane, and manlift crane.

There is a surge in rental demand for AWP and MHE

Vishal Sharma, Business Partner, Reach International, speaks on the scenario of the rental market in the construction equipment segment

Improving machine productivity

The demand for the hydraulic hose is estimated to grow at a substantial rate from the construction industry owing to the requirement of high operating pressure and maximum abrasion resistance to the equipment.

V Sharma of Reach: It is time to make the shift towards battery-operated machines

Sandwiched between the price surge and the infrastructure boom, Vishal Sharma, Business Partner, Reach International, talks about the rental equipment scene in the Indian equipment market

S Agarwal of ACE: We plan to double our production capacity

Sorab Agarwal, Executive Director, Action Construction Equipment (ACE), speaks on the company’s plans for Excon.

Eyeing new heights

The year 2021 gave numerous ups and downs for the construction equipment and equipment financing industries. When the year comes to an end, the sectors look forth towards infrastructure as the ‘Growth Puller’ for the period ahead.

Manitou adds new compact telescopic loader to NA line

Manitou Group has introduced the new Manitou MLT 420 AG telescopic loader to its MLT product line-up for North America.

Electric mobility is the segment we focus on most

Kessler, as the name suggests, has a long history just as any other German /European company, and is being run by the third-generation family and closely linked with the southern German region.

B&B Attachments exhibits at UK Concrete Show

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the UK CONCRETE Show has grown to become Europe’s largest specialist concrete event and is attended by key buyers and industry professionals from all over the world. You will see everything that's new in concrete from all the biggest names in the industry!

Sustainability in logistics

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

Increasing Productivity

The global hydraulic motors market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 4.5 per cent, during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

Construction, industrial equipment makers to shift to electric

The construction and industrial equipment industry plans to shift to electric. Top businesses like JCB, Volvo CE and Schwing Stetter are either working on electric versions or conducting feasibility studies for launching e-appliances in India.

Carer A70X: Lifting 15,500lbs with electric innovation

Carer is all set to launch another model named A70X. This one is an answer to the request of the electric truck with the same features and performance but with 15,500 lbs.

Vedanta Aluminum, GEAR India, ink pact for electric forklifts

Vedanta Aluminum has signed a pact with GEAR India for deploying electric forklifts in India. As many as 23 electric forklifts will be commissioned in a phased manner in the upcoming few months.

We are trying to scan India For our global model

Kessler, as the name suggests, has a long history just as any other German /European company, and is being run by the third-generation family and closely linked with the southern German region.

Construction, industrial equipment makers to shift to electric

The construction and industrial equipment industry plans to shift to electric. Top businesses like JCB, Volvo CE and Schwing Stetter are either working on electric versions or conducting feasibility studies for launching e-appliances in India.

Vedanta Aluminum and GEAR India ink pact for electric forklifts

Vedanta Aluminum has signed a pact with GEAR India for deploying electric forklifts in India. As many as 23 electric forklifts will be commissioned in a phased manner in the upcoming few months.

What new construction equipment will 2022 bring?

The outlook on India’s construction equipment sector is optimistic since the country’s needs for infrastructure will continue to grow massively.

Manish Mathur of ACE: Overall outlook for next two years in positive

Manish Mathur, CEO – Cranes, Action Construction Equipment, speaks on how the market for medium and heavy-duty mobile cranes progressing in India.

Case parent expected to move dozer production outside US

CNH Industrial is having an ongoing discussion with the local United Auto Workers union to move its Case M Series dozer production from Burlington, Iowa, to an undisclosed plant outside the U.S.

An evening to cherish

The 9th Equipment India Awards 2021 recognised the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry. In a colourful ceremony held at Four Seasons in Mumbai, the winners received the awards for their achievements in the respective segments.

Bonfiglioli India: Winning through product innovations & tech

Bonfiglioli has been enhancing construction equipment performance, efficiency, productivity, and reliability for more than 40 years.

ACE wins big at EI Awards 2021

ACE bagged two awards – Innovation of the Year and Bestseller Mobile Cranes.

Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the world.

New generation Grove carrier cab debuts in Germany

The first customer in Germany to take delivery of a Grove GMK3060L-1 with the new carrier cab was Arbeitsbühnen Gagarin.

New generation Grove carrier cab debuts in Germany

The first customer in Germany to take delivery of a Grove GMK3060L-1 with the new carrier cab was Arbeitsbühnen Gagarin.

Improving performance

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

New generation Grove carrier cab debuts in Germany

German rental company Arbeitsbühnen Gagarin is the first Manitowoc customer in Germany to receive a Grove all-terrain crane with the latest carrier cab and is thrilled with both the modern exterior and spacious and ergonomic interior.

Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the world.

CASE Construction Equipment bags MP’s Best Employer Brand 2021

The construction equipment manufacturer has garnered this recognition for the second consecutive year.

MHE in India: What drives the sector

There is high growth potential in material handling industry in India considering the pipeline of opportunities in construction and infrastructures sectors.

The recent MHE market demand is on the uptrend”

Pre-Covid Indian MHE market has shown double digit CAGR since 2014. In-spite of Covid-19 pandemic and business being at standstill for almost four months in 2020, we saw a fast-paced recovery since August 2020, and witnessed the highest ever MHE market in March 2021 and in Q1 2021 which was fuelled by growth in economic activities.

Caterpillar acquires Marble Robot

Manitou Group has introduced the new Manitou MLT 420 AG telescopic loader to its MLT product line-up for North America. The MLT 420 is the most compact Manitou telescopic loader in the product line, and can navigate in confined spaces and offers all the advantages of a loader, telehandler and industrial forklift combined.

CASE announces 60-day extension of warranty on all CE

CASE Construction Equipment announced a 60-day warranty extension on all construction equipment in light of the second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic in the country. This extension is applicable on all such units whose warranty is expiring between May 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021.

More options than ever

Attachments for construction equipment allow the base machine to do multiple tasks on a job site. There are several distinct types of heavy construction equipment, each with its own set of uses.

Potain Hup 32-27 continues to win friends & influence equipment choice

Almost five years on from its launch at Bauma 2016, the Potain Hup 32-27 self-erecting crane continues to gain new fans around the world. This acclaim is largely due to its ability to combine typical tower crane operations with replicating many of the tasks performed by smaller, mobile material handling equipment – reducing costs and eliminating excess traffic on jobsites.

Service sourcing strategies will lead transformation of Indian logistics ecosystem

In the current scenario of Covid-19 impact on the market, KION India is ready with the offering to manage labour shortage and no-contact material handling. Sunil K Gupta, President, KION India, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

There is a lot of pent-up demand in market that needs to be catered to

Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates on the company’s activities and the market trends post pandemic scenario.

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.

Lion deploys Dematic AGVs

Lion Australia has future-proofed supply chain and manufacturing operations at its Tooheys Brewery in Lidcombe, NSW with Dematic Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).

Panacea Aftermarket introduces new line of hybrid safety products

Panacea Aftermarket Co. continues to shatter the industry norms by introducing a range of affordable innovative hybrid forklift safety related products, that are truly multi-functional.

CARER'S electric lithium-powered forklift

CARER has manufactured only electric forklifts since 1976. When considering solutions for the container loading industry, CARER was aware of the challenges faced by those industries having to load and unload containers.

Manitou MC 25-4 & MC 30-4 compact forklifts

Manitou's MC 25-4 and MC 30-4 compact rough terrain forklifts create a bridge between the company's indoor industrial style and rough terrain forklifts. The models can handle pallets in both indoor and outdoor applications.

Combilift adds order picker

Amid the rapid growth of warehouse activity, Combilift has launched its first dedicated stand-on electric-powered order pickers, the Aisle Master-OP. The new model combines the advantages of a narrow-aisle articulated forklift and an order picker for versatile operation in warehousing applications.

BSLBATT lithium forklift battery with game-changing tech

For “BSLBATT” (a China NO 1 in exporting LiFePO4 forklift battery for the replacement lead-acid battery market), the world leader in lithium battery technology, "The world's most outstanding green power provider" is not just a compelling slogan.

Carer’s new A160-200X electric forklifts

Electric power, autonomy and reliability is here with Carer's new A160-200X. This new model, with capacities ranging from 35,000 to 44,000 lbs at a 48-inch load center, is able to directly compete for performance and autonomy with diesel forklifts.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

Mafini acquires Combat Industrial Batteries

Mafini Group has acquired Combat Industrial Batteries and Chargers, a Mississauga, Ontario-based industrial battery and charger company with over 60 years in the industry.

Kalmar to supply Mitsubishi

Kalmar and Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group have entered into a supply and distribution agreement for the Americas market. Under the agreement, Kalmar will produce and supply its Essential product line of 10-18 T Class 5 pneumatic tyre forklifts under the Mitsubishi forklift brand for the Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group.

Kalmar to supply Mitsubishi

Kalmar and Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group have entered into a supply and distribution agreement for the Americas market. Under the agreement, Kalmar will produce and supply its Essential product line of 10-18 T Class 5 pneumatic tyre forklifts under the Mitsubishi forklift brand for the Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group.

Kalmar & Mitsubishi enter a supply and distribution agreement

Kalmar & Mitsubishi enter a supply and distribution agreement

New KAUP forklift truck attachments at William Hackett Lifting

New KAUP forklift truck attachments at William Hackett Lifting

MEYER launches ISO 4 High Performance Fork Positioner

In the middle of the eighties Hans H. Meyer GmbH developed the Shaft Guide Concept for forklift truck attachments, which lead to the introduction of the first shaft-guided Fork Positioner.

Leavitt Machinery acquires Reliable Forklift

Leavitt Machinery, based in Surrey, British Columbia, has acquired Reliable Forklift Sales. Reliable, started in 2005 by Don and Mary Carlson, continues to experience tremendous growth year after year.

Potain cranes drive efficiency for Pinetop custom homes

Potain self-erecting tower cranes are a mainstay of the global construction industry and are steadily strengthening their growing reputation in the residential homebuilding market throughout North America.

KAUP introduces its first-ever Smart Load Control system

This year, KAUP unveiled its first ever ‘Smart Load Control’ system. This patented, intelligent system regulates the clamping force for appliance clamps, specific to the load it is handling.

Genie launches E-Drive across GS scissor lifts range

E-Drive is an optimised AC electric drive system

B&B Attachments introduces new range of turning attachments

B&B Attachments's new low-maintenance box turning attachment comes with several features that make the new produce box turning attachment a sound investment. Check out the features.

We anticipate a quick recovery from the bottom

In a projects ElectroMech has a stated strategy of Cranes & Beyond. Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates more on the company’s activities and the market trends in post-pandemic scenario., the ongoing projects simply cannot be stopped and these need to be completed and taken to their logical conclusion. Hence, when it comes to crane orders for big projects under execution, the orders are still being finalised in the industry. The pandemic had put a pause on the entire activity in the market for a few months. However, the market has almost got back to the pre-pandemic days and business seems to be back to normal.

KAUP introduces its first-ever Smart Load Control system

The aim of the Smart Load Control is to ensure that the correct clamping force is applied on the load, removing all pressure selection from the forklift truck driver.

Camerons Brewery using B&B keg handling attachments

Camerons Brewery is using keg clamp attachments from B&B to efficiently handle full and empty barrels at the facility.

Dock leveler with forklift roll-off barrier lip

Gandhi Automation’s forklift barrier lip roll-off dock leveler is designed and built to provide all the benefits of the series hydraulic dock leveler with the additional benefit of providing a formidable barrier.

Hose & Fittings: Heart of Hydraulics

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

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.

ACE ties up with Doosan for premium MHE

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has joined hands with Doosan Corporation, a Korean multinational conglomerate, to represent their ‘Industrial Vehicle’- MHE Segment in India

We promote domestic products suitable for applications: Saji Thomas

Gates believes in extending the boundaries of material science. Saji Thomas, General Manager, Product Line Management & Application Engineering - FP, Gates India, shares more on the product developments in the company and the market scenario.

Talbert Manufacturing offers 55-ton travelling axle trailer

Talbert Manufacturing offers the 5553TA travelling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity

Telehandler technology has evolved over the years

Over the years, people have started understanding the versatility of telehandlers and therefore the demand has grown across sectors. Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India, shares more on the market opportunities for telehandlers.

Our products are designed with no-contact features

In the current scenario of Covid-19 impact on the market, KION India is ready with the offering to manage labour shortage and no-contact material handling. Sunil K Gupta, President, KION India, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

Handling It Safe

In spite of the current slowdown in the material handling equipment market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is expected to bounce back soon with new practices of safer handling in warehousing operations.

Mecalac introduces new line of crawler skid-excavators

Mecalac introduced its innovative line of crawler skid-excavators — the newly updated MCR series.

JLG begins delivery of new telescopic platforms in Germany

JLG Industries announced the first delivery of 10 460SJ HC3, the all-new Hi-Capacity models, into Germany. Willenbacher is the first to receive 10 new 460SJ HC3 heavy-duty telescopic platforms from JLG in Germany.

Hyundai CE partners with KT

Hyundai Construction Equipment (Hyundai CE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KT to introduce information and communication technologies (ICT) on its range of forklifts.

Hyundai CE partners with KT

Hyundai Construction Equipment (Hyundai CE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KT

Godrej launches new Bravo electric three-wheel forklift

Godrej Material Handling (GMH) has announced its foray into the three-wheel electric forklift truck segment. GMH has launched the latest three-wheel electric variant of its Bravo forklift truck for the 1.6-2 tonne category.

Remote training for forklift operators

RTITB is making theory and driver behaviour training available online for material handling equipment (MHE) operators that need refresher training, but are unable to attend a course for reasons associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

JLG begins delivery of 460SJ HC3 telescopic platforms in Germany

JLG Industries, Inc announced the first delivery of 10 460SJ HC3, the all-new Hi-Capacity models, into Germany. Willenbacher is the first to receive 10 new 460SJ HC3 heavy-duty telescopic platforms from JLG in Germany.

JLG begins delivery of 460SJ HC3 telescopic platforms in Germany

JLG Industries, Inc announced the first delivery of 10 460SJ HC3, the all-new Hi-Capacity models, into Germany. Willenbacher is the first to receive 10 new 460SJ HC3 heavy-duty telescopic platforms from JLG in Germany.

Godrej Material Handling launches new Bravo electric three-wheel forklift

Godrej Material Handling (GMH), a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co, has announced its foray into the three-wheel electric forklift truck segment.

Driving Forklifts Made Safer

Multi-camera system receives collision warning upgrade for more precise vehicle manoeuvering.

Palletisation Crucial for Logistics and Handling

Palletisation is the most visible aspect of a definite shift towards standardising and professionalising the sector in India, to increase its levels of efficiency, productivity and safety. Anil Lingayat writes.

Reducing equipment damage at loading dock

Many forklift operators travel across conventional dock levelers more than 100,000 times each year.

B&B Attachments announces distributor in UK

B&B Attachments announced its exclusive distribution rights throughout England and Wales for Griptech high-performance weighing systems for forklift trucks.

B&B Attachments to exhibit at BIG Show Oman

B&B Attachments will exhibit at the BIG Show in Oman to be held during March 30-April 01, 2020 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat.

An Uphill Task

Lack of availability of certified skilled equipment operators is a major issue faced by construction contractor in India.

Over 500 operators have received training in five years

Godrej has ambitious plans to expand its footprint in the training space by opening more training centres across India.

ACE has its fully equipped training centre at Faridabad

In the past two years, the training centre of Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has conducted 213 training programmes for 4,225 operators and participants.

Port Infra Needs Facelift

Developing new ports and terminals and the revival of old infrastructure at major ports in the country are expected to open up new opportunities for port equipment companies.

Kalmar contributes to better cargo handling practices

Sustainable, eco-efficient and environment-friendly logistic solutions will be the future of the ports and logistics industry.

Hydraulic Motors

The long term market outlook of hydraulic motors remains positive with forward looking measures from the government on infrastructure creation offering new opportunities for equipment players.

Enhancing Efficiency

Hydraulic motor is a major component that brings in the desired productivity in a heavy construction equipment.

B&B Attachments announces distributor in UK

B&B Attachments, a leading material handling equipment manufacturer based in the UK, announced its exclusive distribution rights throughout England and Wales for Griptech high-performance weighing systems for forklift trucks.

B&B Attachments to exhibit at BIG Show Oman

B&B Attachments will exhibit at the BIG Show in Oman to be held during March 30-April 01, 2020 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat.