Atlas Copco products are designed and developed for Indian job site conditions with various innovations through reengineering. Tony Van Herbruggen, General Manager, Power Technique Customer Center, Atlas Copco (India), shares more on the new product range and solutions for the market.
The lockdown in the country has entered its third stage on May 4, 2020 in view of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continuing its grip on the country even after the six-week lockdown in two stages.
In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.
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.
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.
Elgi Equipments offers portable compressed air solutions for a wide range of applications. Ramesh Ponnuswami, Executive Director, Elgi Equipments shares more on the industry scenario and solutions offered by the company.
With government focusing on infrastructure creation and development, construction and mining are expected to grow in the coming days, which means more compressed air power requirement.
Portable air compressors play a pivotal role in quarrying and mining applications. The quarrying application specifically, is a segment of paramount importance, looking at the amount of stone which is required for infrastructure projects.
Boom pump is a good investment for large projects like the Metros, airports irrigation projects and other high-rise infrastructure and real estate projects. These massive pumps shorten the duration of project completion, reduce downtime and labour costs.
Concrete is a major constituent of infrastructure projects: mainly in real estate, roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants, irrigation and urban modernisation sectors.
At present, the construction equipment (CE) sector is mainly dominated by heavy earthmoving equipment. Within this segment, it is the backhoe loaders (BHLs) which constitute more than 65 per cent of heavy earthmoving equipment sales.
The infrastructure sector is today undoubtedly one of the strong pillars of the Indian economy and the current Union Government is strongly focused in its approach towards development of infrastructure.
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.
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.
Government of India has given impetus in fast tracking various infrastructure projects, especially in road, railways, ports and airports sectors. There are also large irrigation projects under construction in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.
We are involved in almost all types of construction projects, both in India and abroad. We are the pioneers in pile foundation works in India and execute various kinds of piling works like cast-in-situ driven piles, precast driven piles, jointed precast piles, precast pre-bored piles, bored piles, steel piles, composite piles, marine piles etc.
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.
Driven by the infrastructure development activities in the country, hydraulic excavators recorded a sharp growth in 2016 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is continuing this year also with a 26 per cent growth in the first four months.
JCB India unveiled seven new products at the BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016. In the excavators, it launched the JCB 30Plus (3T mini excavator), the JCB 220LC Xtra (22T tracked excavator), the JCB 305LC (30T tracked excavator) and the JCB 370LC (37T hydraulic excavator).
As far as procurement of medium to big size mining equipment by key players in the mining industry is concerned, the trend is towards evaluation based on Total Cost of Ownership, Life Cycle Costing, bundling equipment with Full Maintenance Contracts and Guaranteed Parts Consumption contracts.
The market in India for construction equipment is ahead of its position two years, when the last bC India took place. The most active sector of the industry is road building, and Volvo CE will be focused on this industry, among others, in our display at the show. Outside road building, there is also growing interest in mining equipment and materials supply for the construction sector.
High pressure, large diameter and volumetric capacity hoses fitted with appropriately speced fittings and protection covering are key ingredients for heavy construction and mining machinery. Such hoses have endured extreme usage under adverse to poor operating cycles and environment.
While the global mining industry is on the decline, India is witnessing a reverse trend. Many international mining equipment manufacturers are showcasing their products at BAUMA 2016, Germany, in a big way, at a time when Coal India
Large capacity concrete batching plants are to piggyback upcoming 100 new concrete roads and other infrastructure projects. Mass concreting is expected to be a major constituent of upcoming infrastructure projects in roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants
Renewed thrust on building new concrete roads by Indian government spells a boom for concrete paving equipment industry in India. Most of the highway network in USA was built with concrete roads and some
We differentiate with others by Komatsu Way (K-Way) in developing vendors skills, training customer on safety operation, continuous improvement concept on productivity
Today, digital intelligence devices are used in many fields of our daily life. Caterpillar is taking the lead in the machine industry by moving with a firm step forward to the digital era. Cat? Connect enhances jobsite operating efficiency with its comprehensive jobsite technology and solutions.
India has witnessed an influx of new software-assisted multiple application-specific boom configured heavy lifters. Despite the economic slowdown taking the wind out of the sail for the heavy lift cranes? suppliers
The highways sector received the highest support in this Budget. While the budgetary support for 2014-15 was Rs 28,881 crore, it has jumped by 50 per cent in 2015-16 to Rs 42,912 crore
The focused thrust on infrastructure, manufacturing and agricultural sectors is expected to boost the demand for pick-n-carry cranes, which dominate the mobile crane market with over 80 per cent of total sales.
Only about ten per cent of concrete produced is currently pumped, which tells about the huge scope for concrete pumps for the infrastructure and realty sectors. Agith G Antony trains his spotlight on the latest trends in product/technology, the growth potential for boom pumps, innovative service packages and the value additions offered by OEMs.
The new launch will augment its leadership position in concreting equipment.The newly launched self- loading concrete mixer has been totally developed by in-house R&D team and is available in 2 and 4 cu m/h capacities. The product is ideal for projects which require constant shifting of machines like canal lining, road dividers, as well as windmill and irrigation projects. The machine can self load the aggregate, batch mix, transport and discharge the concrete at specific locations.
Low downtime of the machine is a major factor under consideration while buying new equipment. We have a very strong and focused after sale service with a very efficient and trained service staff. We are also looking into new initiatives like SAP enable part support in all our design and mobile service, says Anil Bhatia, Director Sales and Marketing
All bottlenecks on the project execution side, i.e., environmental, land clearances, financial closures, allocation of funds, and awarding of contracts need to be tackled on an immediate basis, or else the industry will see a major down-turn and many good operators will exit the segment, says Rakesh Chandra, Vice President and Risk Head, Shriram Equipment Finance Company. Excerpts from the interview.
Greaves Construction Equipment Business, part of Greaves Cotton, has launched its high capacity concrete pumps, with contemporary S valve technology; the concrete pumps are available in three models: GCP 5500, GCP 6500 and GCP 8500. Designed primarily for infrastructure concreting operations
Earthmoving equipment currently constitutes nearly 73 per cent of total construction equipment sales, and happily, this structure of sales is expected to continue. The cumulative sales of backhoe loaders, crawler excavators and wheeled loaders have been growing at a CAGR of over 20 per cent for the last ten years.
Enhanced productivity and reduced operational and ownership costs make the new Cat 950H wheel loader a valuable partner in SEW Infrastructure?s Trichy-Dindigul road project.
It is quite surprising that on one side, the infra sector has slowed down and on the other, equipment sale is going up. As per the leading manufacturers of construction equipment, excavator sales have increased by approximately 10 per cent during FY 2011-12 compared to FY 2010-11.
Here go the predictions. The potential demand for concrete equipment in India over the next few years will be quite substantial and the RMC industry will witness a steady growth; the conversion factor for cement to RMC will soon exceed ten per cent.
The special product segment is a fast emerging market. Macons has considerable expertise in this area and have already acquired a 40 per cent of the market, says BR Gururaj, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Macons Equipments, in an exclusive chat with Equipment India.
Everywhere in the world we are amongst the top four players; we expect to do the same in India, says Vikram Sharma, Managing Director and CEO, Kobelco Construction Equipment, 0 - - 15135 14 162 2011-04-01 00:00:00.000 Equipment India Eurotire is dedicated to the mining industry
?The combined product and services capability of GmmcoEurotire allows us to provide our Indian customers with world-class OTR tyres and service,? says Kent B Henschen, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Eurotire Inc, while speaking about the company and its strengths to Equipment India. Excerpts from the interview.
How do you look at the potential of off-the-road tyres, especially for large-sized tyres?
Eurotire's focus is on supporting OTR tyre customers in the world's emerging mining markets and we believe India holds a huge potential for our products. Our products include not only OTR tyres but also our unique approach to providing service and support for large OTR tyres that we call EuroCARE. Our total focus is on creating and supporting large-sized tyres for the mining industry. As a result, we have the knowledge and expertise to help our customers maximise the value they receive from their large OTR tyres.
We believe that the potential for our products is growing and will continue to grow. There are many in the industry who also believe that it is only a matter of time before there are widespread global tyre shortages again as there was just a few years ago. Many large OTR tyre manufacturers, including Eurotire, have increased manufacturing capabilities in preparation for this next increase in demand. There has been consolidation in the supply side as well. Whether the net increase is sufficient to meet that next round of high demand is yet to be seen.
Tell us about Eurotire, its global footprint, and your tie-up with Gmmco?
Eurotire is focused on the support of the world's emerging markets and can be found on six continents. We have recently opened an office in Kolkata and have partnered with Gmmco to form GmmcoEurotire. This partnership combines high quality Eurotire products with Gmmco's expertise for providing service and support and includes more than 40 Gmmco locations strategically located throughout India's mining regions. The combined product and services capability of GmmcoEurotire allows us to provide our Indian customers with a world-class OTR tyres and support programme.
Could you brief us about the investment part?
Eurotire has taken substantial actions over the last few years to ensure that we are able to support the growing global demand for our products. We have invested over $70 million in major upgrades and expansion of our bias tyre plant in Ukraine. The increased capabilities of that plant will certainly help us in continuing to meet growing customer demand for bias tyres.
How strong is Eurotire's presence in radials?
We have invested over $300 million and nearly three years in building a ground-up, state-of-the-art radial tyre design and manufacturing facility in Romania. In fact, the plans for the new facility were expanded while in process to further increase our capabilities for meeting the needs of our customers during the next increase in demand. The OTR radial tyre product from this plant is state-of-the-art with materials compounded and tested in-house by Eurotire engineers. We began radial tyre testing in 2009 and full manufacturing of specific sizes began in 2010. We are continuing the creation and field testing process to expand our radial tyre line with tyre sizes being added over the next years. Our final goal is to have a complete range of radial tyre products from 18? to 63?. Eurotire will be in a very good position to meet our customer demand.
What about the replacement market?
Eurotire is strongly positioned in the replacement market with the majority of our products replacing the installed products of our larger, primary competitors. Our focus is value-driven, not replacement- driven. In other words, we are not only able to replace the products of our competitors because we have a quality, competitively priced, but because we sell the product to the customer that they need for the application and then stay with the customer after the sale to ensure that they receive maximum value from that product. This is EuroCARE, our start to finish value- adding service programme. Eurotire is also an approved tyre supplier for haul truck and loader OEMs. In fact, the CAT trucks purchased by CIL in 2010 carried Eurotire OTR tyres on them.
How do you look at the competition in this area?
Eurotire has formidable competition throughout the world, from large multinationals to well-entrenched regional manufacturers. In India, we have an advantage by partnering with a market leader, Gmmco, to ensure that we are able to provide world-class OTR tyres and tyre services to our Indian customers. Our dedication to bringing product value to our mining customers is what differentiates us from others.
How do you look at the retreading segment?
Retreading is not a viable longterm solution in mining applications where high temperature, medium to long hauls, rough haul roads and difficult loading conditions are a concern.
Tell us about your products and services and future expansion plans, if any?
Eurotire is dedicated to the mining industry. We design, manufacture, service and support OTR tyres for 60-tonne and larger haul trucks and large wheel loaders. There are two primary approaches that Eurotire takes which we believe are unique to the tyre industry. The first is that we are addressing the needs of emerging market customers. We believe that during the last peak demand period for large OTR tyres, there were markets that were under-served by the large tyre companies. In addition, as the emerging markets continue to grow in number, they will again be under-served by those same companies during the coming upturn in global demand. Eurotire will be there to provide the support that the emerging market customers need to succeed.
The second approach is that Eurotire is not only supplying a tyre product, we are partnering with our emerging market customers to provide full lifecycle management of our tyres. We provide supply and then work with the customer on an ongoing basis to maximise the life of the tyres. Essentially we are with our customers from start to finish, taking the burden of lifecycle tyre management from the customer and allowing them to maximise the production they receive from their tyre products. In India, Eurotire has taken a major step to ensure that our customers are well supported by partnering with Gmmco. The GmmcoEurotire alliance will support world-class OTR tyre service and support in India.
* Eurotire's history dates back over 50 years. The Eurotire Ukraine facility was established in 1959 as a Tire Research Institute dedicated to the development of large OTR tyres. The Research Institute has been directly responsible for the creation of over 250 OTR tyre patents as well as development of the designs and equipment to manufacture the largest tyres in the world.
* In 2004, the Eurotire brand was established. In 2005, the first Eurotire branded tyres began shipping to the world.
* In 2007, Eurotire embarked on the creation of a new radial tyre facility in Romania and has invested over $300 million in its creation. Today that state-of-the-art facility is producing world-class radial tyre products and the product line will continue to expand.
* Eurotire is dedicated to the mining industry and through our unique approach and dedicated and experienced employees we are changing the face of the mining tyre industry.
Mining and quarrying activities have contributed significantly to growth, primarily in the sales of large-sized equipment over the last few years. Equipment India finds out the details from some of the major players in the segment.