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Tata Motors launches all-new Ace Gold Petrol CX

The Ace Gold Petrol CX will aim to reinforce its position as the most preferred mini-truck for budding entrepreneurs

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

The range includes the 3DX Plus and the 4DX backhoe loaders, the VM117 soil compactor, the 530-70 and the 530-110 telehandlers with engines complying with the new emission norms. For bulk handling, three new wheeled loaders, the 433-4, the 437-4 and the 455-4 were also launched with new engines.

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore for the quarter

Hindustan Zinc’s CEO: Automation, AI are changing the way mines operate

Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc, speaks on the current scenario of underground mining in India, and how IoT and digital technologies are evolving in underground mining.

SKF India declares its financial results for Q1 FY22

The revenue from operations of the Company for the period was at Rs 6935.3 million as compared to Rs 3012.4 million in the previous year.

Indian Steel Association welcomes approval of PLI scheme

The Indian Steel Association welcomes the cabinet approval of PLI Scheme

Volvo Group launches CampX in India

CampX by Volvo Group is a global concept for innovation and collaboration, that will further strengthen the Group’s position into the emerging future.

VECV delivered 50 Eicher CNG buses to PMPML

Bus service flagged off by former CM Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil

New Ammann wheeled paver on the market

Ammann has unveiled a paver that relies on European technology and is well suited to customers who focus on larger road projects.

Construction Technology: The need of the hour!

CW is organising the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT on July 22-23, 2021, virtually to identify proven, innovative and globally established construction technologies.

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.

Ingersoll Rand helps set up an oxygen plant in Faridabad

The plant will generate 200 LPM of oxygen per day to help the city in its fight against Covid-19.

Kirloskar Group unveils 'Limitless' mission for subsidiaries to enhance customer experience

Kirloskar Group introduced Kirloskar 'Limitless' mission to transform Kirloskar Oil Engines, Kirloskar Chillers, Kirloskar Pneumatic, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries and Kirloskar Industries and undertaken a refresh of their respective business vision.

Rangababu Ch of SKF: Equipment makers are looking for cost-effective solutions

Rangababu Ch, Segment Leader Heavy Industry, SKF, speaks on the emerging technology trends in bearings for CE.

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

The Volvo FMX 460 8x4 truck was received by Abji Bhai Dholu, the Chairman of Mahalaxmi Group, along with the founder directors of the company Mohan Bhai, Shivji Bhai and Hira Bhai in Ahmedabad.

Godrej Process Equipment bags order from NPCIL

Godrej Process Equipment bags largest order of Rs 468 cr for India’s highest rated indigenously developed 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors from NPCIL

CIL signs agreement to purchase Russian shovels at Rs 1,462 cr

Coal India Ltd (CIL) told the media that it had inked a pact for purchasing 11 Russian electric rope shovels of about Rs 1,462 crore.

Schwing Stetter India to start Operator Skill Training Programme

The programme aims to train over 10,000 young people in the use of concrete and construction machines.

CEAT, Tata Power partner to install captive solar power plant at Solapur

CEAT’s Bhandup plants' power dependability on non-renewable resources will be reduced by 50%

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.

Tunnel excavation work of SJVN’s Naitwar Mori HEP completed

Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project has the potential to generate 265.5 million units of electricity every year and State of Uttarakhand will get 12% free Power as a Royalty.

ICEMA inaugurates new office in New Delhi

ICEMA’s New Office to help drive Construction Equipment Industry’s Vision 2030 Plan

Tata Motors partners with J&K Bank to bring attractive financing options for its customers

The partnership will enable easy commercial vehicle financing at competitive interest rates and extended loan tenure

CASE Construction Equipment bags MP’s Best Employer Brand 2021

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

Sany, in association with CII, organises vaccination drive for employees

Inaugurating the vaccination drive, Deepak Garg, Chairman CII Pune Zonal Council and Managing Director, Sany India said, “The health and well-being of Sany family is our utmost priority.

Ramky Enviro, GHMC partner to launch 2nd C&D recycling facility in Hyderabad

Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) announced the launch of its second Construction and Demolition (C&D) recycling facility in Hyderabad at Fathullaguda, Hayathnagar.

Vedanta rolls out lucrative scheme for MSMEs under ‘Saathi’ programme

Vedanta, India’s leading producer of metals and oil and gas, has rolled out an attractive promotional scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the manufacturing industry in celebration of the World MSME Week.

Tata Motors launches ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign

Commemorating 16 strong years of the Tata Ace, the most popular small commercial vehicle (SCV) of the country, Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced the launch of the new ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign.

Obituary: SC Modi, MD, Metallizing Equipment

SC Modi (71) Managing Director of Metallizing Equipment Company, India has passed away on May 28, 2021. Born in Jodhpur, he graduated in mechanical engineering in 1971 from the University of Jodhpur.

Mahindra’s new BSIV CE range

Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, introduced its BSIV compliant construction equipment with the launch of the new BSIV compliant Motor Grader - Mahindra RoadMaster G9075 & G9595 & Backhoe Loader – Mahindra EarthMaster SX, VX under the aegis of its Construction Equipment business.

When protecting operators from dust exposure becomes non negotiable

Atlas Copco DCP30 pneumatic dust collector, the first-of-its-kind in India, has been working for 400 hours over five months for Shaheen Granites in a dressing application in a dimensional stone industry (DSI) granite quarry in Chimakurthi, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh.

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.

Crushing it!

With an increase in mining activities and infrastructure development in India, the demand for crushing and screening equipment will also rise.

There are huge untapped opportunities in the crushers & screens market

V Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries

Eicher’s heavy-duty truck range focuses heavily on uptime

VE Commercial vehicles is known to offer a robust product portfolio in the heavy-duty range, starting from 18.5T to 55T and Pro 3019, Pro 6028T, Pro 6028TM, Pro 6048 and 8035XM are some of our best performing models in this segment.

Improving Machine Productivity

While the pandemic affected all industries, it positively contributed to the bearings industry. By accelerating value chain processes, and building future capabilities, the industry quickly adapted to meet the demands.

VÖGELE MT 3000-2 OFFSET Power Feeder: Paving the roads for the future

VÖGELE is the world market leader in Asphalt paving and offers a right paver for every application with various combination of different paving widths and also offers state-of-the-art Power Feeders especially for the large-scale job sites to offer reliable, uninterrupted transfer of mix to the pavers.

Govt programmes will have direct impact on demand for bearings in the CE market

Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India Limited

We are committed to being a technological partner to CE OEMs

Pramod Francis, Head – Application Engineering, CCTY Bearing India

Freight Smart Cities on the verge of reducing logistics cost

Government unveils plans for freight smart cities to minimise logistics cost

Wonder Cement orders eighth vertical roller mill from Gebr. Pfeiffer

Wonder Cement has ordered its eighth vertical roller mill from Germany-based Gebr. Pfeiffer. A MPS 3070 BK type mill has been selected for grinding petroleum coke and coal.

Rajiv Poddar of BKT Tires: Demand for off highway tyres is at an all time high

Rajiv Poddar, Jt. MD, BKT Tires, speaks on the current market size of OTR and industrial tyres, and segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Tata Motors bags order of 15 hydrogen-based fuel cell buses from Indian Oil

The buses will be used to evaluate the potential of developing hydrogen-based PEM fuel-cell technology in India

Sany, in association with CII, organises vaccination drive for employees

Adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines, the vaccination drive was smoothly conducted with minimum waiting times and in utmost sanitised and safe conditions.   

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”.

Obituary: SC Modi, MD, Metallizing Equipment

SC Modi (71) Managing Director of Metallizing Equipment Company, India has passed away on May 28, 2021. Born in Jodhpur, he graduated in mechanical engineering in 1971 from the University of Jodhpur.

Deepak Shetty of JCB: We have pioneered integration of digital tech in our machines

In an exclusive interaction with Equipment India, Deepak Shetty, CEO and MD, JCB India, speaks on the current market for telehandlers, and major changes taking place in terms of technology.

Mahindra launches BSIV construction equipment range

Announces entry into lower HP BHL segment with EarthMaster SX Smart50

Atlas Copco introduces special Covid-19 financial aid scheme for deceased employees

The scheme is applicable to all Atlas Copco on-roll employees retrospectively from April 1, 2021.

BPE plans to ramp up channel presence in Southern market

At present BPE has 39 active channel partners and aim to appoint 100+ partners by the end of 2022. BPE will be hiring manpowerin the senior management, technical support and sales.

Tata Motors launches ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign

To celebrate this feat, Tata Motors has organised roadshows, wherein Tata Aces will travel across 10 states in the country. Patrons will also be able to test drive the vehicle to gain a first-hand experience of its comfort and drivability.

ACC promotes sustainable living with 100 green building centres

ACC offers a unique and sustainable model of living through Green Building Centres (GBC). In 2020, GBCs enabled 31,477 affordable homes across India through GBC products.

Jindal Stainless facilitates supply of 150 ventilators for Covid relief

So far, Jindal Stainless has supplied nearly 5400 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to various hospitals and oxygen filling centres. Through its units in Hisar and Jajpur, the Company is supplying over 50 tonnes of Oxygen per day to 50+ medical facilities in Haryana, Delhi-NCR, and Odisha.

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.

BEML records highest ever turnover

Defence public sector undertaking, BEML recorded its highest ever turnover of Rs 3,557 crore for the FY 2020-21 against the previous year turnover of Rs 3,029 crore, a growth of 17%.

JCB announces Covid relief package for employees

The company also aims to vaccinate all its employees over the next few weeks.

Tata Motors bags order of 115 ambulances from Gujarat govt

Tata Motors won the bid for the order under the Government e-Marketplace, and the vehicles are designed for patient transport as per AIS 125 Part 1. Tata Motors will phase-wise supply the remaining 90 ambulance shells, as per the contract.

Sanjay Saxena of Sany: Covid second wave has hit production

Sanjay Saxena, Senior Vice President & Head of Heavy Equipment Business Unit, Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on the technology trends in foundation equipment and accessories, and the latest products and solutions offered by the company.

Escorts announces Covid relief measures for its employees

Escorts Ltd., India’s leading Engineering conglomerate, has adopted a series of measures to support employees amidst second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. These include both healthcare and financial aid for employees and their families in these difficult times.

Vedanta Aluminium launches maiden Sustainable Development Report

Launched on World Environment Day, the report captures sustainability performance highlights of FY 2019-20.

VECV launches Eicher Skyline Ambulance

Ambulance range aligned to ongoing efforts to modernize medical infrastructure

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.

Landomus to invest $500 billion in Indian infra projects

Landomus Realty Ventures Inc gave a proposal to invest $500 billion into the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) of India as a part of its Build India initiative.

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.

DICV opens virtual reality centre

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced the opening of a Virtual Reality Centre (VRC), a benchmark-setting innovation for the Indian CV industry.

BEML rolls out mechanical minefield marking equipment

BEML Limited, one of the leading public sectors under Ministry of Defence, GoI, has rolled out the first prototype of Mechanical Minefield Marking Equipment Mk-II, built on BEML TATRA 6x6 an ‘Atmanirbhar’ product, developed through TOT from R&D E Engineers, DRDO.

Latest drive tech for Vögele SUPER 1400i paver

The SUPER 1400i Universal Class paver is the first Vögele paver in the world to be fitted with an engine from the group’s parent company, John Deere, and as a result, the first to meet the more stringent CEV Stage IV emission standards.

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.

The all-rounder

Integration of advanced technologies such as telematics and fleet management systems are providing a positive outlook to the market for telehandlers.

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.

Towering over

Tower cranes are expected to a see a surge in demand with the spurt in infrastructure development projects.

We have 200 cranes working only in South India alone

Almost 200 cranes working only in the South India overall. We can say more than 500 cranes in the last couple of years in South India. There is a good growth rate we have seen amidst this pandemic.

Restart of govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

According to the Off-highway Research, the sale forecast for crawler excavators from 2019-2024 is 24 per cent whereas the mini excavator market is expected to grow by 39 per cent during the given duration.

In 2022, the market for hydraulic excavators may touch 25,000 units

Last year, the excavator market touched 18,000 units. The start of last year was good. Later on the numbers dipped due to Covid-19 pandemic. However from September onwards, the market picked up.

We expect the demand to grow for hydraulic excavators

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

With infra plans in place, there will be continuous growth for hydraulic excavators

Initially during first quarter of FY2021 there was decline in sales of hydraulic excavators due to pandemic. During second quarter the sales have improved and subsequently, during third and fourth quarter the sales of crawler excavators has picked up and ended with a total sales growth of 8 per cent compared to previous FY2020.

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.

How equipment makers are helping India fight Covid

More than a year into the epidemic and still there is no end in sight. Here’s a look at how construction equipment companies are stepping up to shoulder the challenges that Covid-19 has unleashed.

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.

India may lose second largest stainless steel producer spot to Indonesia in CY2021: ISSDA

Massive capacity build-up by Chinese stainless-steel companies in Indonesia to become operational this year | Surplus production may be targeted at Indian markets

A powerful transmission

Transmission, a key component in a construction equipment vehicle, plays a major role to the functionality of the vehicle, especially in the high frequency and heavy application.

Atlas Copco pledges Rs 4 crore to combat Covid-19

Atlas Copco has made a commitment to contribute INR 4 crores to combat the COVID-19 crisis. As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, the company has donated 50 ventilators to Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and 100 oxygen concentrators to district government hospitals in Maharashtra.

Riello Power launches new range of Sentryum UPS

Riello Power India, a wholly owned subsidiary of RPS S.p.A (Riello Power Solutions, Italy), a company based in Italy and part of the Riello Elettronica Group, builds on the success achieved by the launch of the Sentryum (S3T) range with the release of two new models of 30 kVA and 40 kVA.

We are well placed to take advantage of opportunities that India offers

Bonfiglioli India’s solutions are based on a wide range of products, including gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters. The company’s Country Manager, Kennady V Kaippally, speaks on the present size of transmission systems in India, and the segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Vedanta BALCO’s 100-bedded Covid field hospital operationalised

The 100-bedded state-of-the-art hospital shall provide critical care support to COVID patients, aiding state government’s efforts

Escorts Ltd. announces Covid-relief measures for its customers

In order to support the farming community amidst the second wave of Covid-19, Escorts Limited, India’s leading engineering conglomerate, announced Covid-19 relief measures for its customers across India which include Covid support to cover expenses in case of hospitalisation and home treatment expenses.

VECV launches Covid support package for dealer network and customers

VE Commercial Vehicle has announced a comprehensive package to support Eicher truck and bus customers, dealers, and dealer employees as they continue to operate in this difficult time.

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.

Dheeraj Panda of Sany: Restarting govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

Dheeraj Panda, Director – Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on how market has evolved for hydraulic excavators in the last couple of years.

Volvo & BBMP set up a 100-bed Covid care centre in Bengaluru

The facility will commence operations in two phases. The phase I (comprising 40 beds) fully sponsored by Volvo Group and supported by another Swedish major IKEA India, was inaugurated recently, by the Honourable Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa

Rahul Shorey of Tata Hitachi: We are working on excavators meeting next-gen emission norms

Rahul Shorey, National Head (Construction), Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company, speaks on the opportunities and major challenges faced in the hydraulic excavator segment.

BEML rolls out mechanical minefield marking equipment

BEML, one of the leading public sectors under Ministry of Defence, GoI, has rolled out the first prototype of Mechanical minefield marking equipment Mk-II, built on BEML TATRA 6x6 an ‘Atmanirbhar’ product, developed through TOT from R&D E Engineers, DRDO.

HIL announces Q4 and FY 2020-21 results

Consolidated EBITDA stood at Rs.114.8 crore despite strains faced due to second wave of COVID-19 in the domestic as well as the overseas market

Escorts' standalone profit up by 80.0% to Rs 874.1 cr

Escorts reported standalone profit of Rs 874.1 crore for the year ended March 31, 2021, up by 80.0%, as against a profit of Rs 485.5 crore in the previous year.

DICV opens virtual reality centre

New Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) significantly reduces time and costs required for CV testing and development

Jindal Stainless revenue up 36% YoY

JSHL’s sales volume stood at 182,474 tonnes, up by 23% over the corresponding period last year (CPLY).