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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.

New emission norms for CEVs deferred to April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments with the notification of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in this regard.

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.

Informa Markets and KDCL unveil InfraConex

Informa Markets (formerly UBM India), India’s leading B2B exhibition organiser, and K and D Communication (KDCL) in a joint venture, unveiled a brand new exhibition ‘InfraConex’ that will cater to the Indian construction equipment sector.

JCB Group appoints Deepak Shetty as Deputy CEO and MD in India

The JCB Group announced the appointment of Deepak Shetty as the Deputy CEO and Managing Director of JCB India.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA postponed to April 2021

The event will now take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 at the India Expo Centre (IEC), Greater Noida

Telangana welcomes CE companies to invest in state

Telangana’s IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao welcomed construction equipment companies to invest in the state for manufacturing construction equipment (CE).

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.

Govt proposes to defer new emission norms for CE vehicles

MoRTH has invited suggestions from all stake holders on the proposed amendment in the MV Draft rules for deferment of BS-IV emission norms for CE vehicles, tractors and harvesters

We expect more packages from the government

Considering further revenue loss and anticipated reduced demand for the upcoming months, we expect more packages from the government, says VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

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.

Construction and infra activities will pick up and normalise in the next two months

Construction activities will normalise in the infrastructure sector in a couple of months with up to 80-90 per cent of operations, which is good enough to sustain in the present conditions.

We plan to focus on road equipment and backhoe loaders in future

At the time of completing 25 years in construction equipment industry, Action Construction Equipment (ACE) is preparing to focus on new equipment segments in road construction and backhoe loaders.

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.

It is a very exciting time to be in the CE space

Putzmeister is in the process of rolling out telematics, Putzmeister Machine Cockpit to its fleet of truck-mounted boom pumps.

Construction equipment technology has come a long way

The need to execute challenging projects within stipulated timelines will further strengthen the mechanisation process in construction.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

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.

An Uphill Task

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

We have completed training of 2,000 operators till last year

Schwing Stetter India started the training department in the second year of its operations in 2000.

Steering Growth

Growing urbanisation and mechanisation of manual jobs are driving the demand for compact equipment such as skid-steer loaders in India.

We offer products of global technologies with local flavour

Caterpillar has been associated with India's infrastructure development for the past many years with its vast range of products and matching technologies.

Infrastructure takes pole position

The Central Government's latest announcement on investment in infrastructure has revalidated the mood that was set by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at EXCON this December.

The highlight of the expo will be front-end attachments

Ajashy Engineering manufactures quality offshore and onshore cross country pipeline equipment, special attachments for construction equipment, diesel bowsers, lighting masts and mobile service vans in India.

Compliance Challenges

Embracing the next level emission regulations is expected to be tough for the engine and equipment OEMs considering technology upgradations and need for adequate skill development among the users.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

We are a preferred automation partner for market leaders

B&R India has established seven offices in major cities of India and has expanded its Pune office space to match the growth.

Excon 2019 to demonstrate smart technologies for infra growth

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will unveil the 10th edition of South Asia?s largest construction equipment (CE) trade fair Excon 2019 tomorrow in Bengaluru.

FAST-TRACKING PERFORMANCE

The construction equipment market in India has become a front-runner in the global market space in the past few years.

On the right path

It is a fact that the industry is under tremendous pressure of economic slowdown. However, hopes are alive as the government is listening to the problems of the industry and working out resolutions for a faster recovery.

EQUIPMENT INDIA AWARDS 2019

The 7th Annual Equipment India Awards 2019 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

Undercarriage Parts

Undercarriages and parts in crawler- or track-mounted equipment play important role in the mobility of the whole equipment and its uptime. Undercarriage parts are small and simple, but when all put together, support the entire track system.

The Festival is back, Are Festivities back?

The current slowdown is giving a drubbing to the Indian construction equipment (CE) market with the equipment sales diving drastically in the past few months in contrast to what the industry had anticipated during the start of the year.

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.

Doosan Bobcat India hosts financiers meet

The compact construction equipment sales is gaining momentum in the Indian context and therefore the easy availability of financing options for customers is inevitable.

ICEMA and CERA discuss industry trends

A meeting between the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) and the Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) was held at Bengaluru to discuss the future industry trends.

Banking on Coal Mining

While coal mining and quarrying will drive the growth of mining equipment, other mining segments will see a relatively lower growth demand for mining equipment. Pavethra Ponniah, elaborates more on the market trend.

Cautiously Optimistic

The government's various initiatives on revival of infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian construction equipment market in the past 2-3 years.

Doosan Bobcat India hosts financiers meet

Doosan Bobcat India (DBIN) organised a financier meet at its manufacturing facility in Chennai.

Hyundai Construction Equipment strengthens dealer network in India

Hyundai Construction Equipment India, a top player in the Indian construction equipment sector, has further strengthened its sales and service network by appointing new dealers in the states of Manipur, Karnataka and Rajasthan.

Show of Innovations

With 614,000 sq m of space, about 3,700 exhibitors from 63 countries and more than 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, the largest bauma ever held was once again a bauma filled with records.

CE industry will continue to witness a healthy growth

The overall construction equipment (CE) industry had a good FY2018-19 for all class of equipment and has recorded the highest volumes ever.

Transforming Skill Landscape

Shortage of skilled operators has been a major challenge faced by the infrastructure and construction industry for the past many years.

11th Anniversary Issue of Equipment India released at bauma 2019

The 11th Anniversary Issue of Equipment India was released during the India Day event held at bauma 2019 in Munich

Reaching out to infra needs

Government's high spending on infrastructure projects drives the demand for construction equipment while earthmoving equipment being the largest used equipment category leads the growth.

SHOWTIME!

In spite of the positive sentiments in the construction and infrastructure industry, there are some risk factors visible which could affect the growth of the industry temporarily.

Bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018

The fifth edition of bauma CONEXPO INDIA is expected to be bigger in number of exhibitors and exhibiting area, compared to last edition.

"Backhoe loader industry continues to grow"

The backhoe loader industry in the past two years has grown consecutively over 20 per cent year-on-year.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA continues to grow

The largest-ever bauma CONEXPO INDIA will open its doors soon as manufacturers from all parts of the world will present construction machinery, equipment and technological innovations from December 11 to 14 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi.

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

The sixth Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

6th AnnuaL EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018

The Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards are here again. In its sixth edition, the Annual Awards to be held on October 25, 2018 in New Delhi, will honour the top performers of construction equipment industry.

Caterpillar launches next-generation 20-ton excavator portfolio

Caterpillar India announced the launch of its next generation 20-ton class excavators, Cat 320D3 and Cat 323D3 to cater to the Indian construction industry. The new machines are manufactured at its Thiruvallur manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, India.

Global equipment sales see 12 per cent growth in 2018

Worldwide construction equipment sales are expected to increase 12 per cent this year, according to Off-Highway Research. This will take total sales to almost one million units in 2018. The total retail value of sales is expected to approach $99 billion

We plan to increase the number of training centres

JCB has 15 operator training centres across India and trained about 25,000 people so far. Jasmeet Singh, Head - Corporate Communications and External Relations, JCB India, elaborates more on the importance of operator training and the company's initiatives.

An Uphill Road Ahead

Out of about nine lakh construction equipment operators in India, only9,000 operators are certified by Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC).

bC Expo India sees positive vibes in CE sector

The construction equipment (CE) market in India is booming. Industry outlook for CE sector is promising and growing due to many infrastructure projects initiated by the Government of India. Roads and irrigation sectors are driving the demand for CE sector.

Indian CE Market: AN Overview

Strong domestic demand generated by ongoing infrastructure development projects resulted in the construction equipment market rising to an all-time high of 72,197 units in 2011.

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.

The race has begun

'Infrastructure 2.0' was the theme of our 10th Annual issue of Equipment India. The 5th Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO Forum held on February 16, 2018 in Delhi also hovered on the same theme.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA, iCEMA sign Cooperation Agreement

bauma CONEXPO INDIA and the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers? Association (iCEMA) will cooperate closely in future. A cooperation agreement was signed in Delhi by Bhupinder Singh, CEO, bC Expo India, and Arvind K Garg, President, iCEMA.

Budget 2018-19: Infrastructure, Rural Development key

Infrastructure development has been one of the top priorities of the Union Budget 2018-19 presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely in Parliament on February 1. Major investments and allocations are in roads, railways and rural development including agriculture and rural economy. Urban infrastructure development has also received a boost with the allocation for Smart Cities mission.

Backhoe Loaders: Back in Action

Backhoe loader is the front-runner among the infrastructure equipment used in the country with almost 50 per cent of the market share in number of unit.

Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosts 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards

The Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosted the 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards at Hotel LALIT in New Delhi on Friday 16th February, 2018.

Wheel Loaders from JCB

JCB wheeled loaders are known for productivity, reliability and efficiency. These machines are primarily used for loading, unloading and bulk material movement in sectors such as mining, quarry and crushers etc.

Enhancing equipment efficiency

Transmission is a key component in a construction equipment vehicle. When it comes to productivity and overall efficiency of an equipment, the transmission capabilities play a major role to the functionality of the vehicle, especially in the high frequency and heavy application.

The Show of Technology Prowess

Excon 2017 is all set to open its floors for the five-day mega technology feast on December 12, 2017. This year marks the ninth edition of the Excon, which has a 17-year strong legacy being organised since 2000.

CE industry remains bullish on long-term prospects

In today's scenario of globalisation, it is important that the buyers put weightage on value for their money and hence prefer quality equipment with advanced technology and customisation.

Excon will reflect the grassroot level optimism

Economic slowdown has impacted the Indian construction equipment industry over the past two years. The short-term economic outlook in India may seem unfavourable, however the medium to long-term economic prospects look encouraging.

We expect Excon to be more vibrant and industry-specific

With the revival of road construction projects in India, the market for construction equipment (CE) and road building equipment- such as crushing and screening plants and RAP-mixing asphalt plants - is expected to open up in a big way.

We will be showcasing our latest products first time in India

Indian construction equipment (CE) industry was always expected to be poised for growth and what we are now witnessing is realisation of these expectations. The industry is maturing both in the scale and breadth of equipment being manufactured across market segments.

Small Machines, Big Role

Construction minis contribute to mechanisation of the last miles of various construction activities. These can be grouped under concrete, compaction, finishing and many other similar sections.

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.

Arvind K Garg elected ICEMA?s new President

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President & Head, Construction & Mining Machinery, Larsen & Toubro Limited, has been elected as the President of Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers? Association (ICEMA) for the term 2017-19. This was decided at the ICEMA?s Annual General Meeting held in New Delhi recently. He has earlier served as the Vice-President for 2015-17.

Anand Sundaresan is new IESC Chairman

At the 11th governing body meeting of the Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) held recently, Anand Sundaresan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Schwing-Stetter India, was elected as the Chairman of the council, while Arvind Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head, Construction and Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro, was appointed as the Vice-Chairman.

Equipment Finance Sets to Outperform

Construction equipment market in India has evolved and become a major one in the global market place. With the evolution of the market, awareness about the various equipment class and their use, and above all, the construction and infrastructure development activities picking up momentum, the equipment finance market has opened up to all equipment categories.

Excon 2017 to attract over 1,000 exhibitors

The 9th edition of Excon, India's premier and South Asia's largest construction equipment and construction technology trade fair, which will take place in Bengaluru during December 12-16, 2017, is expected to attract more than 1,000 exhibitors, including around 300 companies from abroad

Metallurgy Trends in Construction

Steel and metals play a major role in the construction industry. Alireza Moghaddam explains on the use of metals in construction and the new trends and the emerging market opportunities.

ICEMA Wins,Ban Dropped

Recently, the Supreme Court heard an application by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers' Association (ICEMA) and the Tractor Manufacturers' Association (TMA) as they sought a clarification on the ban on the registration of BS-III vehicles after March 31, 2017.

Equipment & Technology for Infrastructure is no Luxury!

The Supreme Court's recent clarification that construction equipment and agricultural equipment are not included in the BS-III vehicle ban was a sigh of relief to the concerned industry.

Optimising efficiency

With the construction, mining and infrastructure projects are growing faster, there is a growing demand for productive and efficient equipment in various projects. This will boost the demand for technologically superior lubricants to meet the industry needs.

Back on Growth Path

Global sales of construction equipment are expected to increase seven per cent this year, according to updated forecasts from specialist market intelligence company, Off-Highway Research.

INFRA INFRA INFRA

The growth of the infrastructure industry is expected to drive the global construction equipment market. Sounds familiar? Global experts believe that this increase can be attributed to upcoming construction projects around the globe, primarily in developing nations.

Gearing up for Change

Sachin Nijhawan elaborates on the need for construction equipment companies in India to adopt the latest technologies.

CHANGING PARADIGM

The Indian construction and infrastructure segment has witnessed a turnaround over the last few years with some organised growth visible in various construction activities.

Gearing up to meet demand

The Indian construction equipment industry is poised to revive and its rapid growth is boosted by increased investments in infrastructure development. Meritor India is all geared up to meet the burgeoning demands of the industry and construction equipment manufacturers with its strengthened product portfolio.

Equipment India awards & ceo forum 2017

It was 6.15 p.m. with 15 minutes more to go for the mega event of the infrastructure equipment industry. Meanwhile, the Viceroy Hall at the heritage Claridges Hotel located in New Delhi's famed Lutyen's Zone was already filled to capacity.

Mayday! Mayday!

Misinterpretation of Supreme Court BS III ban has brought the construction equipment and tractor industry on its knees.

Concrete Show India to facilitate construction, infra markets

UBM India announced the 5th edition of the Concrete Show India (CSI) dedicated to the construction and infrastructure sector. Covering key areas including roads and highways, housing, airports, ports, power, rail, dams and bridges, Concrete Show India 2017 will be held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre ( BCEC), Goregaon, Mumbai from May 4-6, 2017.

Equipment India Awards 2017 and CEO Forum

The evening of April 21, 2017, was a proud occasion for Equipment India as the industry stakeholders gathered in large numbers at New Delhi's heritage Claridges Hotel, to celebrate the 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and be part of the high-level discussion at the CEO Forum.

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.

Engines of Growth

Diesel engines are the power source of almost all construction and mining equipment. When we discuss on diesel engines, the first thing coming to the forefront is emission.

Volvo CE recognises operator talent in India

Bheemappa KS from Karnataka has won the maiden Operator Champion of India competition organised by Volvo CE, which saw nine winners in the heats from across the regions competing for the top spot in the final round. Narendra Singh from Rajasthan stood the runner-up in a close competition. The Operator Champion final took place between March 14 to16 at the Volvo CE headquarters in Bengaluru.

A Constructive Budget

The construction equipment segment in India has something to cheer about from the Budget measures such as more fund allocation to rural roads and highways construction, and announcement of infrastructure status to affordable housing.

ON THE CLOCK!

Material and earth movements are the major work content of all infrastructure developments and mining activities. Front-end loaders, backhoe loaders, dozers and application-centric equipment as options for the users to choose from to suit individual requirements.

Aiming for New Heights

Sany has made its presence felt in Indian construction equipment market with its quality range of equipment. Be it excavators, cranes, or concrete equipment, Sany has created a niche market in India. In its 15 years of service to Indian market, Sany has become the market leader in crane business.

FOCUSED BUSINESS - Optimism

The BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 held during December 12-15 reflected the positive sentiments of the equipment industry on the floor. A detailed report on the expo, interaction with exhibitors and details of products and technologies showcased.