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Atlas Copco launches HiLight V5+ LED Light towers

Atlas Copco – a leading innovator in portable air compressors, light towers, pumps and handheld tools has launched HiLight V5+ LED Light tower which offers significant fuel savings of up to 65%.

Sachdeva of CERA: Mobile cranes with latest tech will be in demand

Interview with Satin Sachdeva, Founder & Secretary General, CERA

Manitowoc to showcase new product strength at The Utility Expo

Manitowoc will display three of its strongest new offerings for the utilities market at The Utility Expo this year: the National Crane NBT60XL boom truck; the NBT45-2, a compact 45-tonne model from its new NBT40-2 Series; and the Grove GHC110 telescoping crawler crane that just launched in July.

Safe and punctual delivery using a Goldhofer THP/SL

Al Faris was contracted to transport and install 30 huge at a Solar Park site. For the journey from Jebel Ali Port (UAE) to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the experienced logistics and heavy haul company once again placed its trust in its tried-and-tested Goldhofer THP/SL heavy-duty modules.

Escorts Q1 results FY22: Net profit at 185.2 cr

Tractor manufacturing major Escorts recorded a two-fold jump in net profit during the quarter ended June 2021. The firm posted a 101 per cent increase in standalone net profit at Rs 185.2 crore against Rs 92.2 crore in the previous year.

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.

Putting a value on training

IISD has termed the operator as HERO “heavy equipment resourceful operator” to create the value of operator.

Launch of new Cat® 424 backhoe loader

Gmmco and Caterpillar launched the all-new Cat®424 on July 23, 2021, in a grand online event. The event saw enthusiastic participation from numerous customers and industry insiders.

Sakthi Kumar of Schwing Stetter: I expect this to be our best year

Schwing Stetter is the name synonymous in the concrete equipment segment. Over the years, the company has introduced several path-breaking products in the Indian concrete pumping industry such as SP8800 concrete pumps, CP 30 batching plants and the 10 cu m truck mixers, which became synonymous within the RMC industry.

Fully loaded with opportunities

For a construction site to function without a loader may be impossible. Add to this the fact that the awareness to use the right tool for the right job is growing. The future of loaders looks bright despite the recent slowdown. The influx of new technology is ensuring that they are ever versatile and profitable to operate.

Wheel loaders can be used in any industry that deals with heavy loads

The construction equipment market has started to revive post the pandemic with increased demand of such machines and rising number of construction projects across the country.

Wheel loader market is dominated by 120-150 HP range equipment

In the current context, users prefer wheel loaders that deliver higher productivity at lesser operating costs, along with enhanced servicing of their machines across their work cycle.

Craning Forward

Despite uncertainty, the overall market for mobile cranes is expected to grow between 10 to 15 per cent for the next two to three years.

There is upsurge in demand for medium & high-capacity cranes”

The medium and heavy-duty mobile cranes market is progressing largely in India due to the growth in the construction industry of the country.

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.

Mobile cranes with latest tech would be in good demand

The scenario in India is encouraging due to two reasons – first, the paradigm shift towards buying new cranes from importing used cranes; second, the increase in use of heavy duty mobile crane in construction, cement, steel, wind and power sectors.

Overall outlook for next two years in positive

The overall outlook for next couple of years for pick and carry, and medium and heavy duty mobile cranes is positive. While we expect a sustainable growth on YoY basis, but due to pandemic, we might see some hiccups in between.

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.

How automation is changing construction industry

The construction sector is huge, but famously stubborn in its adoption of new technology. That is changing as advances in construction automation continue apace… including the development of construction robotics solutions.

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.

Automated equipment gives value for money

The demands placed on construction equipment have evolved dramatically over the years. With the new updates and functions being added all the time and requirements for operational efficiency and quality higher than ever, these equipment need an automation system that is both powerful and scalable.

Confidence returns

FY2020-21 has turned out to be a top one for the construction equipment segment, which is riding on the government infra spend to see a more than 15 per cent year-on-year rise in domestic sales volumes in FY21 and a doubling of sales in Q1FY22 compared to last year.

Volvo machines drive safe and profitable operation at Indonesian nickel mine

At the Weda Bay Nickel Project in Central Halmahera, Indonesia, a fleet of Volvo articulated haulers and excavators are offering excellent stability on soft ground

L&T concludes the divestment of 99 MW Hydro Power Plant with Renew Power

L&T concluded the divestment of its 100% stake in the 3 x 33 MW (99 MW) hydroelectric power plant at Singoli-Bhatwari in Uttarakhand

Anirban Sen of Epiroc: Companies are moving more towards green & clean operations

Anirban Sen of Epiroc Mining India speaks on government’s focus on Atmanirbhar Bharat, and how it would catapult growth for the CE market.

Launch of new Cat® 424 backhoe loader

Gmmco and Caterpillar launched the all-new Cat®424 on July 23, 2021, in a grand online event. The event saw enthusiastic participation from numerous customers and industry insiders.

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.

Cummins India profit at Rs 171 cr Q1 2021-22

• Total sales for the quarter at Rs 1,167 crore increased by 141% compared to the same quarter last year and declined by 5% compared to the preceding quarter.

Putting a value on training

Indian Institute of Skill Development (IISD) is one of the best companies, providing training to heavy equipment and machinery operators.

Escorts Q1 results FY22: Net profit at 185.2 cr

Tractor manufacturing major Escorts recorded a two-fold jump in net profit during the quarter ended June 2021.

Liebherr sells its 2000th 34 K fast-erecting crane

Liebherr has sold its 2000th 34 K fast-erecting crane to Mathis Bau AG. The Swiss construction and transport company is a long-standing customer of the construction machinery manufacturer and already uses several Liebherr cranes in its diverse areas of operation.

Manitowoc to showcase new product strength at The Utility Expo

Two new National Crane models — the NBT60XL and the NBT45-2 — will anchor the Manitowoc booth in Louisville, Kentucky.

Safe and punctual delivery using a Goldhofer THP/SL

Heavy, ultra-long overflow tanks transported to the world’s largest single sited solar park by Al Faris

Sanjay Koul of CMD, Timken: Govt programmes will have direct impact on demand for bearings

Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India, speaks on the latest trends in bearings for construction equipment (CE) applications, and emerging technology trends.

Indian Steel Association welcomes approval of PLI scheme

The Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme is a scheme aimed at encouraging domestic manufacturing, substituting imports and finally boosting exports.

ICEMA inaugurates new office in New Delhi

Strengthening the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) secretariat by way of setting up of a new office space in New Delhi is an integral step towards achieving the Industry’s Vision Plan 2030: Building the Nation” said Sandeep Singh, President ICEMA while inaugurating the newly opened office.

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

JCB India launched its all-new range of CEV Stage IV compliant wheeled construction equipment vehicles. The launch of these machines makes JCB India the first company in the industry to have brought in the CEV Stage IV emission standards across its range of wheeled machines.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) elected their President for the period 2021-23 during its Annual General Meeting held virtually on July 19, 2021.

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.

Underground mining readies for IIoT revolution

With new innovative technology, companies are taking take digitalisation of mining operations to the next level.

Narrowing of price levels between excavators & backhoes is expected to have an impact on volumes

The Indian backhoe loader market had been growing year-on-year for four straight years till 2018-19. It grew with a CAGR of more than 20 per cent per year, peaking in 2018-19. In 2019-20 the market shrunk by 20 per cent due to factors such as elections and constrained liquidity post the ILFS crisis.

Tech Drives Backhoes

Backhoe loader manufacturers are leveraging digital technology by integrating Big Data and the Internet of Things in their models.

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.

Tata Motors Construck: Carry More! Earn More!!

The surface movement of raw materials is undergoing a transformation. The need for bulk transport is on the rise on the back of renewed focus on construction, infra, power, cement and steel sectors.

Siemens acquires FORAN software

Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that it has signed an agreement with Spain-based SENER, a leading multinational company in engineering and technology, to acquire its FORAN software business.

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.

Indian Steel Association welcomes approval of PLI scheme

The Indian Steel Association welcomes the cabinet approval of PLI Scheme

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.

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.

ICEMA inaugurates new office in New Delhi

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

L&T awarded contracts for its various biz

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders from prestigious clients for its various businesses.

Terex's new manufacturing facility in China

Terex Materials Processing (MP), a global leader in materials processing equipment, is pleased to announce the purchase of a new facility located in Jiading District, Shanghai, China to manufacture Powerscreen equipment for the domestic China market.

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

Tata Signa 1918.K with Fuel Intelligent 5L Turbotronn engine

Tata Motors Construck MCV tippers have always been the preferred choice for customers with the wide range of product options that ensure sustained profitability for the business

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.

Trimble helps remove 7 MMT of greenhouse gas emissions annually

Global construction technology leader Trimble released its 2020 Sustainability Report recently.

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

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”.

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.

Trimble helps remove 7 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually

According to the report’s findings, Trimble’s solutions contribute to fuel savings around the world that are equivalent to an estimated reduction of 7 million metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Hindustan Power sets up 50-bed facility in Anuppur

50-bed facility set up in Village Jaithari, district Anuppur for General Public. Hospital has facilities for oxygen support, ambulances, modern equipment and medicines.

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.

Terex's new manufacturing facility in China

Terex Materials Processing (MP), a global leader in materials processing equipment, is pleased to announce the purchase of a new facility located in Jiading District, Shanghai, China to manufacture Powerscreen equipment for the domestic China market.

L&T awarded contracts for its various biz

The Water & Effluent Treatment business of L&T Construction has bagged an order from Bangalore Water Supply & Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to Design, Build & Operate Sewage Treatment Plants & Intermediate Sewage Pumping Stations along with construction of main sewers for 110 villages in the Mahadevpura & Bommanahalli region

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.

New Potain MDT 489 topless crane

The new Potain MDT 489 topless crane from Manitowoc fills the gap between the manufacturer’s popular MDT 389 and new MDT 569 models and is ideal for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects, especially the installation of large, prefabricated components, as well as for shipyards and mines with heavy loads to handle.

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.

Tata Motors ‘Construck’ Range Of Mining Tippers

The mining sector is the backbone of the country’s growing economy, by providing valuable raw materials required by all major Industries. Sectors like power generation depend on continuous feeding of large amounts of coal for thermal power plants. With Industrial output and infrastructure on the rise, the need for iron ore, limestone, stone and other minerals/ores are growing as well. Growth in irrigation projects involving building of dams, tunnels, culverts, canals as well propel the demand.

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.

Siemens acquires TimeSeries

Acquisition of TimeSeries to expand Xcelerator portfolio through development of industry-specific apps built on Mendix platform

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.

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.

Specialist Trailer Hire delivers first STEPSTAR trailer from Goldhofer

STH was able to hand over the first 4-axle STEPSTAR to its customer Quinto Crane & Plant

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

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.

Siemens delivers next-gen verification system

New offering seamlessly combines next-generation virtual platform, hardware emulation, and FPGA prototyping technologies to help accelerate verification cycles

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.

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

Caterpillar: Celebrating 96 years

We’ve changed together as the world has changed: creating, building, problem solving, innovating, testing, servicing and improving.

Schwing Stetter India joins the fight against Covid-19

Schwing Stetter India, one of the largest manufacturers of concreting and construction equipment’s across the country, announced that it has converted a floor in one of its existing building of its factories – F75 unit in Sri Perumbadur into a Covid care centre.

Sany India, CII Foundation tie-up to donate Ventilators

As the hospitals are reeling under an acute shortage of ventilator beds and other medical supplies amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the country- Sany India in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Foundation and CII Pune donated 3 ventilators to Sassoon Hospital today.