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Gadkari inaugurates cold mixer paver and patch-fill machine

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a unique first-of-its-kind mobile cold mixer cum paver and patch-fill machine which has been developed indigenously by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to repair potholes.

Paving the way

The Indian market has a presence of technologically-advanced pavers with the presence of many national and international manufacturers.

Excon brings more cheer to the season

Excon was spread over 3,00,000 square meters of display area with the participation of over 800 exhibitors from India and abroad.

L&T, Komatsu & Scania showcase Biofuel compatible equipment

Larsen & Toubro, Komatsu India and Scania India have put together an impressive display at Excon 2021 to showcase their technological strengths and service capabilities and reaffirm their strong commitment to sustainability.

336 km road works completed under

Bharatmala Pariyojna Phase-I Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, announced that under Bharatmala Pariyojna Phase-I, out of the road works of 568 km costing Rs 9,906 crore were awarded in Telangana, works covering a length of about 336 km have been completed.

Dilip Buildcon emerges as lowest bidder for Rs. 1,589 cr road project

Dilip Buildcon has jumped to Rs.250.50 by 4.17 per cent after the company announced that it is declared as the lowest bidder for Rs 1,589 crore road project by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), based on Hybrid Annuity in the state of Karnataka.

Opportunities for 45t class excavators are immense

Rahul Shorey National Head – Construction, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company.

Chasing Growth!

Despite rising input costs and transition to CEV stage-IV engines, the CE market is expecting a growth of over 11 per cent in 2022-23.

Bringing biodiesel on the market

Fuel costs and India’s reliance on foreign fuel sources are a constant concern for many construction owners whose businesses are heavily dependent on machinery that requires diesel. Many alternate energy sources have been discussed, researched, and used in the past but, for equipment, the primary form of alternate fuel has become biodiesel.

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.

Infra growth to boost filter demand

The Indian filtration equipment market is expected to grow at a steady pace despite tough market conditions.

NHAI to construct 14.80 km six-lane bypass ahead of Bhandara city

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would construct a 14.80 km six-lane bypass ahead of Bhandara city for smooth flow of traffic between Nagpur-Bhandara-Raipur. The overall cost of the project is Rs 700 crore.

MoRTH lays foundation stone of NH projects worth Rs 3,972 cr

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Nitin Gadkari, laid the foundation stone for National Highway (NH) Projects worth Rs 3,972 crore in Belgavi.

More greenfield highways to be built as part of NH development

The government’s National Highway Development Program will now focus on building more greenfield highways rather than expanding the existing network, signalling a significant shift in focus.

NHAI to build 5,795 km NHs in aspirational districts

Over 100 Aspirational Districts would undergo the construction of 5,795 km of National Highways (NHs) under a Rs one trillion programme, which is about to be unveiled.

Govt to allow retro fitment of CNG kit to replace diesel engines in BS-VI vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has proposed to allow modification via retro fitment of CNG kit and replacement of diesel engines with CNG engines, in case of BS-VI vehicles, less than 3.5 tonne.

Vögele Mobile Power Feeder Increasing Footprints In India

Since 2006, the VÖGELE mobile power feeders, are in use in various national highway projects in Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat.

NIP can make CE tick

As per the ICEMA report, the Indian construction equipment (CE) industry has experienced a 23 per cent drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21.

What’s Your C-sat Score?

C-SAT is a commonly used metric that acts as a key performance indicator for customer service and product quality in all kinds of businesses. C-SAT is short for customer satisfaction score.

We plan to move to electric

Customer satisfaction is important in any business. We were in constant touch with our customers by keeping their focus on our business by contacting them and offering solutions.

Electrification of CE is at a nascent stage

With the increasing climate change problem, our customers and construction equipment industries have become more environmentally conscious.

India generates 81% lithium-ion batteries for EVs: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways told the media that India has been manufacturing 81 per cent of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) in the country.

Chennai Port-Maduravoyal expressway sees revival

All decks have been cleared under PM Gati Shakti to revive the stalled Chennai Port-Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway for boosting Chennai’s infrastructure.The 20.6 km double-decker elevated corridor will be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 5,770 crore.

infra demand boosts rental market

Rental is the future. Infrastructure stimulus measures and pent-up demand in the Indian market suggest growth ahead for equipment rental firms.

All eyes on Excon!

The year started with venues opening up slowly after a lull in the last two years. In line with the growth of the industry, the 11th edition of Excon—termed South Asia’s largest construction equipment (CE) and construction technology trade fair—will take place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from May 17-21.

CII Excon 2021 to aid India to become second largest CE market by 2030

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced the 11th edition of Excon, South Asia’s largest construction equipment, and construction technology trade fair, which will take place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru from May 17-21, 2022.

Budget 2022 and a big infra push

The union budget can be termed as a growth-oriented one, with the government focusing strongly on world-class infrastructure development.

Upgrading Technology

Commonly used to construct and maintain gravel and dirt roads, motor graders have also prepared building foundations and drainage ditches, making them popular with government agencies and contractors.

Upgrading Technology

Commonly used to construct and maintain gravel and dirt roads, motor graders have also prepared building foundations and drainage ditches, making them popular with government agencies and contractors

Hajela of L&T: India has potential to be an export hub for compactors

Vivek Hajela, VP & Head- CE Business, Larsen & Toubro, shares information on the current market size of compactors in India, and the upcoming digital technologies in compactors.

Ammann has scaled up production with a range of 11 models of asphalt plants

The infrastructure and construction sector especially the road sector has witnessed rapid growth during the past few years primarily Government both at the state and center realising the importance of building a strong road network thereby boosting the economy.

Improving energy efficiency

Asphalt plant manufacturers and operators are understandably placing great emphasis on higher productivity.

Bio Diesel Summit

Hosted by ICEMA, the Bio Diesel Summit, which was held virtually on January 24-25, 2022, stressed on substituting diesel with alternative fuels.

Govt to allow retro fitment of CNG kit to replace diesel engines in BS-VI vehicles

As of now, retro fitment of CNG and LPG kits is permissible in motor vehicles under the BS-IV emission norms.

Budget’s 35% capex jump to Rs 7.5 trillion underscores appetite for infrastructure steel

Railway key officials, engineering and design consultants, EPC contractors, join steel producers, steel technocrats, steel material scientists at the annual event being held on 23rd February 2022 in Delhi organised by FIRST Construction Council.

Ammann has scaled up production with range of 11 models of asphalt plants: MD of Ammann

Anand Sundaresan, MD of Ammann India, speaks on current demand trend for asphalt mix in India

S. Chandra of Liebherr: Crane equipment rental has good future

Subhajit Chandra, Divisional Head – Mobile Crane Division, Liebherr India, speaks on how the market for medium and heavy-duty mobile cranes is progressing in India.

Dilip Buildcon bags Rs 2,683.02 cr equipment order from SECL

Road construction company Dilip Buildcon Limited (DBL) has received a letter of award for an order of Rs 2,683 crore from South Eastern Coalfield Limited (SECL)

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery’s 75 years marked by stamp release

To mark the 75th anniversary of L&T Construction & Mining Machinery business, Department of Posts, Government of India, released a special commemorative stamp today.

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.

Counting on diggers

Increasing demand for construction and infrastructure activities is anticipated to augment earthmoving equipment market growth in India over the next few years.

Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry

Satin Sachdeva, Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) and member Global Rental Alliance (GRA)

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery’s 75 years marked by stamp release

The corporate stamp was unveiled by Sharada Sampath, Chief-Postmaster-General, Karnataka Circle in the presence of SN Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, Larsen & Toubro, Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice-President, Construction & Mining Machinery Business, L&T and LK Dash, Postmaster-General, Bangalore HQ.

Wirtgen SP 1600 slipform paver sets world records during concrete paving

The SP 1600 slipform paver cost-effectively paves concrete surfaces for traffic areas, roadways, industrial areas or surfaces at airports, such as runways or taxiways, with a working width of up to 16 m and with unparalleled precision.

Volvo Buses India introduces completely built sleeper coach

Manufactured at the state-of-the-art Hosakote facility, the buses feature 39 luxury berths and 12.5 cu.m of personal luggage space

Volvo CE introduces 3 new construction BEVs

Roads and highways sector is considered to be the most vibrant infrastructure segment where a lot of activities ongoing consistently for a long time.

7th India Construction Festival

Organised by the FIRST Construction Council in Mumbai on October 22, the event successfully brought together the who’s who of the infrastructure and construction industry.

Growing at a steady pace

The Indian filtration equipment market is expected to grow at a steady pace despite tough market conditions

GR Infra, Tata Projects, Afcons India's fastest growing large construction companies

The companies were awarded at the 19th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards.

APCO, DRAIPL, HG Infra bag honours as fastest growing construction companies

The companies were awarded at the 19th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards.

Nitin Gadkari bats for sleep detection sensors for commercial vehicles

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has asked officials to work on a policy for having sleep detection sensors of European standards in commercial vehicles.

AJAX Engineering plays an important role in building modern India by truly being an Atmanirbhar Bharat company.

“With our indigenously manufactured product portfolio and engineering expertise, we are playing an important role in building modern India by catering to the Indian as well as the global market requirements. We are positive that this investment will further strengthen the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative and create employment opportunities in the country.” Mr. Jagadish Bhat, MD & CEO, AJAX Engineering.

Reducing friction

The global industrial lubricants market size is projected to reach $ 73.3 billion by 2024, from $ 62.8 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent.

Construction sector: A huge contributor to country's development initiatives

Construction was among the significantly impacted industries due to Covi-19 and sales of construction equipment also fell globally, writes Gagan Pal.

Construction sector: A huge contributor to country's fast-paced development initiatives

Authored by Gagan Pal, Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Honda India Power Products Ltd.

L&T delivers 500th mini compactor – L&T 491

Larsen & Toubro crossed a new milestone with the roll out of its 500th L&T 491 Mini Compactor from L&T Construction Equipment Limited’s Doddaballapura campus, near Bengaluru.

Demand for pick n carry cranes has strong correlation with industrial growth

The India mobile crane market is anticipated to register annual growth rate of over 5 per cent during the forecast period 2020-2025. Unfortunately, Due to unexpected Covid-19 pandemic, we can expect some challenges in terms of upcoming projects in India.

AJAX plays an important role in building modern India

With our indigenously manufactured product portfolio and engineering expertise, we are playing an important role in building modern India by catering to the Indian as well as the global market requirements.

Covid-19 has expedited the transition from manual processes to automated systems”

The demands on controllers and sensors used in construction machines, municipal vehicles, agricultural and forestry machinery, port facilities and cranes are extremely high. Units and machines are permanently exposed to harsh environments like heat, cold, moisture, mud, dust, shocks and vibrations and often even thunder and lightning.

L&T delivers 500th Mini Compactor - L&T 491

Larsen & Toubro crossed a new milestone with the roll out of its 500th L&T 491 Mini Compactor from L&T Construction Equipment Limited’s Doddaballapura campus, near Bengaluru.

Market to bounce back

The Covid-19 pandemic has hugely impacted the global air compressor market in a negative way. However, the market is expected to recover by Q1/Q2 of 2023.

Portable compressors play major role in mining, infra and construction applications

The construction sector has been again impacted by the onset of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

At CASE, our backhoe loaders are replete with advanced features

Backhoe loaders are one of the most popular and in demand construction equipment currently, accounting to nearly 65 per cent of the construction equipment segment in India.

Arvind Garg of L&T: I foresee huge demand for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro, speaks on the various product offerings from your company in the HEX segment.

Edwards makes light work of mega transport in South Florida

Edwards Moving & Rigging was awarded the contract to transport two turbines and generators weighing 698,865lbs – 947,988lbs (317 t - 430 t) in Fort Lauderdale to a power plant approximately 12 miles (19 km) away.

NHAI debars consultant for deficient services in NH project

NHAI has debarred Lion Engineering Consultants in association with Synergy Engineering Group from engagement in future NHAI projects for a period of six months.

Despite second Covid wave, highway construction at 28 km per day in April

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, lockdowns, and limitations on movement in most parts of the country, highway construction in April quadrupled this year to 853 km compared to the same month last year, which saw an entire nationwide lockdown.

NHAI plans to award Rs 2.25 lakh cr projects during FY21

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plans to award Rs 2.25 lakh crore worth of projects spanning around 5,000 km in the fiscal year 2021.

Second wave of pandemic has hit the production

Incorporated in 2002, SANY India was and offers the widest range of construction machinery in India and South Asia. Presently, SANY India offers products like excavators, truck mounted cranes, all-terrain and rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, transit mixers, batching plants, boom pumps, trailer pumps, piling rigs, motor graders, pavers, compactors, reach stackers, rubber tyred gantry cranes, rail-mounted gantry cranes, mining equipment, wind turbine generators and many more. The company has already established a strong network of around 28 dealers and 135+ outlets across India to cater to the growing demand and provide sales and service support to all its customers and associates.

We have pioneered integration of digital tech in our machines

As the Indian market matures, global best practices are making their way into the Indian material handling industry. There is an increased focus on safety and productivity on work sites which presents us with the opportunity of introducing products with the latest and state-of-the-art technology in India.

We expect the demand to grow for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro

We expect the market for hydraulic excavators to grow by 20%

The excavator market peaked in FY2018-19 following three years of sustained growth led by increased government focus and investment in the infrastructure sector.

Digging deeper

The government’s various initiatives on revival of the infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian hydraulic excavator market.

NHAI to make network survey vehicle use mandatory for road condition survey

In line with its commitment to provide better roads to commuters, NHAI has decided to deploy Network Survey Vehicle (NSV) to enhance quality of the national highways.

The worst is over for the CV industry

In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.

We believe that it will take at least a year for the market to stabilise

Incorporated in 1990, Suretech Infrastructure offers specialised infrastructure construction and foundation engineering equipment and materials to the building and construction industry, throughout the Indian Sub-Continent.

YoY demand for concrete equipment will be at 20-25% in today’s scenario

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, Schwing Stetter India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a $1.30 billion German concreting machinery manufacturer and a part of XCMG group.

India continues to be an important market for us

Since 1958, Putzmeister has been global leaders in the world of construction and mining. The company develops, produces, sells and serves its customers with high quality and high reliability machines for pumping, distributing and placing concrete, mortar and high-density solids, and for preparing, temporarily storing, processing and transporting these materials.

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.

CW Maharashtra mega virtual conference focuses on opportunities

Platform at unprecedented scale to attract the biggest names

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.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

Delhi Mumbai expressway SPV gets ‘AAA’ rating

The National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI) fully-owned special purpose vehicle (SPV), DME Developers (DMEL), has received AAA rating from CRISIL, CARE and India Ratings. The SPV is executing the Delhi-Mumbai expressway project.

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.

NHAI to make network survey vehicle use mandatory for road condition survey

Carrying out road condition survey using NSV on the National Highways has been made mandatory at the time of certifying completion of the project and every six months thereafter. The provision has also been included as a part of the standard bidding document of consultancy services.

Mahindra offers India’s first one-stop solution for vehicle scrapping

The agreement with MMRPL will enable customers get a hassle free and transparent deal under one roof. Any customer intending to purchase a new Mahindra Vehicle by scrapping/exchanging the old vehicle which is more than 15 years can do so at any Mahindra dealership.

Bharat Road Network, Cube Highways sign deal for sale of 126-km road project in UP

BRNL along with its partners inks deal for complete transfer of ownership in an operating toll road project from Ghaziabad to Aligarh on National Highway 34

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

NHAI to develop over 600 wayside amenities

In a major move to improve commuting experience on national highways for both passengers and truckers, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will develop world class ‘Wayside Amenities’ at more than 600 locations across 22 states along the national highways in the next five years, out of which 130 is targeted for development in 2021-22.

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.

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.

HCC Group to receive Rs 1,259 cr from NHAI BOT conciliations

HCC Concessions (HCON), the infrastructure development arm of HCC Group, concluded its conciliation with NHAI for all disputes concerning Baharampore-Farakka Highways Ltd (BFHL) and Farakka-Raiganj Highways Ltd (FRHL).

Lintec asphalt plant keeps essential projects on track in Ningbo

With its impressive output of up to 320 t/h, a Lintec CSM4000HS20-SE asphalt batching plant has helped a major Chinese contractor meet the pressing demands of several prestigious projects over the past 18 months.

NHAI to develop over 600 wayside amenities

n a major move to improve commuting experience on National Highways for both passengers and truckers, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will develop world class ‘Wayside Amenities’ at more than 600 locations across 22 states along the National Highways in the next five years, out of which 130 is targeted for development in 2021-22.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

As part of the drive, Eicher organised 400 activities across 19 states, spread in 46 cities, to raise awareness level on road safety among different stakeholders, covering 27,000+ people including students.

Delhi Mumbai expressway SPV gets ‘AAA’ rating

The National Highways Authority of India’s fully owned Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), DME Developers Ltd. (DMEL), has received AAA rating from CRISIL, CARE and India Rating.

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.

World Record in Concrete Paving

Patel Infrastructure Ltd, an established construction, development and maintenance service company created a history for a World Record by completing 1.28 km of and 8-Lane (2.56 km stretch of 4 lanes) Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway Project in just 24 Hrs.