Powering up the Earth

The need for earthmoving equipment is expected to increase due to the nation's fast urbanisation and infrastructure development requirements

The Rise of Equipment Rental

The equipment rental market in India is expected to continue its growth trajectory in the coming years, driven by factors such as increasing infrastructure development, rising construction activities, and growing demand for advanced equipment and machinery.

Indian Cement Review Touts Decarbonisation Mantra & Awards Growth

Leaders of Indian cement industry brought together on single platform

Liugong forays into mining segment

Liugong India, a leading manufacturer of construction and heavy machinery, announced its foray into the mining segment at bauma CONEXPO India

Improving Construction Productivity

LiuGong is committed to offering sustainable solutions to its customers, and the company is actively working to reduce emissions, conserve resources, and improve efficiency in the construction and material handling industries

The demand for excavators & backhoe loaders will rise

Nischal Mehrotra, VP - Sales & marketing, Liugong India, speaks on the market in India for their products.

ACE’s Sorab Agarwal is Equipment India Person of the Year 2022 at 8th India Construction Festival

Besides, the 10th Equipment India Awards 2022 presented 18 awards to construction equipment companies

CE industry stalwarts honoured at Equipment India Awards 2022

Besides, the 10th Equipment India Awards 2022 presented 18 awards to construction equipment companies

Komatsu wins Innovation of the Year award for KOMTRAX

Komatsu India won the Innovation of the Year – Components & Accessories award for their product – KOMTRAX – during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

LiuGong India wins Equipment India award for wheeled loaders

LiuGong India won an award in the Bestseller in Wheeled Loaders category during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

Schwing Stetter bags Green Factory of the Year award

Schwing Stetter India won the Green Factory of the Year award during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

JCB wins big at Equipment India Awards 2022

JCB India bagged three awards during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

Liugong unveils powerful 3.5 t mini excavator

Liugong India has introduced a new mini-series excavator, in order to strengthen the country's development.

New appointments at LiuGong India

LiuGong India has announced the appointment of A Krishnakumar as the President – India effective July 2020.

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

Grading the Future

The current market conditions are tough for motor graders since the projects are not active due to the coronavirus impact.

Liugong is committed to offer best-in-class service to its customers

Liugong is a leading construction equipment manufacturer offering a full line of extreme-duty intuitive machines for construction equipment owners constantly challenged to do more with less.

Loads of Opportunities

With the construction activity picking up and mining operations reviving in India, new opportunities are knocking at the doors of the wheel loader market.

Pushing Growth

Motor grader market has seen growing in the past couple of years with applications spreading into rural road projects as well as in highways.

Marching Towards Century

LiuGong celebrated 60 years of successful presence in the global market and completed production of 400,000 units of loaders in November 2018.

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.

LiuGong celebrates 60 years of global presence

LiuGong?s 60th anniversary celebration was held at LiuGong International Industrial Park in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China. Attendees included domestic and overseas customers, distributors, suppliers, government officials, shareholders, and stakeholders who have worked with LiuGong throughout its 60 years.

LiuGong India launches new wheel loader and excavator

LiuGong India announced the launch of its two new ranges of products at IMME 2018 in Kolkata.

On a Smooth Path

As roads and highways construction continues to be on the top gear, more mechanisation is taking place in rural roads with motor graders finding more traction in the coming years.

LiuGong bags order for 130 machines from Myanmar

LiuGong India has secured an order for 130 machines under various categories of road building equipment from Myanmar.

Pushing Boundaries

With the demand for excavators growing in the market, OEMs are introducing new features to further improve the efficiency and productivity of the machines, helping in quick and qualitative project execution.

LiuGong completes 15 Years in india

LiuGong India, a subsidiary of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, announced completion of its 15 years business in India with a gala celebration for business partners, supporters and media.

LiuGong celebrates 15 years of business operation in India

LiuGong India, a subsidiary of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, announced the completion of its 15 years of business in India with a gala celebration for business partners, supporters and media.

LiuGong celebrates 15 years of business operation in India

LiuGong India, a subsidiary of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, announced the completion of its 15 years of business in India with a gala celebration for business partners, supporters and media.

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

LiuGong India launches new excavator and compactor at Excon

LiuGong India announced the launch of two all new products - 921D I excavator and 611 compactor. Announcing the launch, Wu Song, Managing Director, LiuGong India said, ?LiuGong India is proud to launch two all new machines (921D I excavator and 611 compactor) to provide a complete range of excavators and compactors to Indian customers, designed to meet Any Challenge, Any Day!

LiuGong excavators can create value for customers

Wu Song who took over as Managing Director of LiuGong India Pvt Ltd on April 1, 2016, after relinquishing his earlier position as CFO of the company, shares his thoughts on the companys plans with EQUIPMENT INDIA.

Customer in Focus

LiuGongs Pithampur plant, the first construction equipment (CE) manufacturing unit in India with 100 per cent FDI, is on track to become a leading manufacturer of CE in the country.

Essential for Road Building

Commitment towards infrastructural development and faster implementation of road projects to desired specifications are driving the growth of the motor grader market in India.

New MD for LiuGong India

LiuGong India Pvt Ltd has elevated Wu Song as its new Managing Director effective from April 1, 2016. Wu Song has joined LiuGong India in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer and will take over from Li Dongchun, who is moved as Managing Director of LiuGong North America.

A Versatile Loader

The LiuGong CLG818C BSIII is equipped with Kirloskar 4R1040TC engine with rated power of 56kw. Ideally suited for the Indian market, the CLG818C BSIII meets India?s BSIII emission standard.

Rise to Challenge and Embrace the Future

LiuGong Machinery Co Ltd held their 12th Global Dealer Conference and Press Meet at Nanning, China during November 16-17, 2015, attended by 650 dealers and 19 media groups. Shankar Srivastava represented EQUIPMENT INDIA in this mega event.

We have sold more than 200 machines in three states

In 2007, I met Korak Paul Choudhury, then Managing Director of LiuGong India, and later visited their manufacturing facility in China. Seeing their robust product pipeline, I gained a lot of confidence in their foray into India.

We have 12 LiuGong loaders as on date

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Graded Up

If tightened completion time is demanded as in the case of Delhi peripheral ring road by Supreme Court, it will sure to up the demand for advanced, high capacity motor graders.

Diggies to Scoop the Growth Pie

Market indicators show visible signs of economic recovery and infrastructure development. Crawler excavator segment is expected to witness resurgence in sales from 2015 and is expected to grow to 26 per cent.

We have plans to start more offices in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

With the government giving more focus on smart cities, we feel the other smaller cities will also develop parallelly and there will be demand for construction equipment, says B Lakshminarayana, Managing Director, Sri Sai Infra Equipment Pvt Ltd.

Wheel loaders - Optimising Productivity

Cycle time is a critical success factor in all bulk handling applications. Ramifications of high cycle time even extend to bulk handlers securing business. Wheel loaders are extensively used bulk handling tools wherein high productivity is of essence.

A Healthy Outlook

Increasing investments and cargo traffic point to a healthy outlook for India?s ports sector. Cargo traffic, which was 976 million metric tonne (mmt) in 2012, is expected to reach 1,758 mmt by 2017.

Mining Growth

India is on track to overtake the US as the second-largest coal consumer after China this decade. India wants to more than double coal output to 1.5 billion tonne by 2020. The central government has already taken specific actions including e-auctions of coal blocks; 28 blocks are already allocated and more blocks to be e-auctioned soon.

LiuGong is planning to set up its financing arm and the process is on

The growth potential largely depends on the opportunities coming up in the market and is driven by the announcement of different projects by the government.

Diggers to get busier

The numbers published by ICEMA clearly shows that there is a slight uptake on the larger equipment like excavators and wheel loaders. In the smaller equipment like mini excavators, backhoe loaders etc have still to pick up the trend. Elaborating the prevailing scenario and the growth drivers.

LiuGong invests $15 million

LiuGong, the Chinese global leader in manufacturing of heavy-duty equipment, plans to invest $15 million in its Indian subsidiary in the second phase.

The Road Ahead

The need for better infrastructure is pressing with India?s rapid urbanisation and burgeoning middle class. Some 590 million people will live in cities by 2030, and could account for 70 per cent of Indian GDP, according to a McKinsey report.

Efficient and seamless rail and sea network is a must

Inflation control actions, excise duty reduction and sustainable capital funding plan will help the infrastructural sector to grow which will help LiuGong?s Indian operations positively, says Sanjay Wadnerkar, Vice President, LiuGong India.

Make in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an ambitious campaign ?Make in India?, which aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub. The campaign projects India as an investment destination and develop, promote and market India as a leading manufacturing destination and as a hub for design and information.

Smart Hydraulics

Hydraulics industry in India is on a revival mode with new designs, materials, and manufacturing technologies are coming into the market. In the coming years, energy efficiency, fuel consumption, and the life-cycle of machines will become the major deciding factors for hydraulic systems.

A Steady Course

The Bauma Conexpo Show - bC India, which took place from December 15 to 18, 2014 in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, Delhi, has held a steady course as regards key figures.

The Road Ahead

The need for better infrastructure is pressing with India?s rapid urbanisation and burgeoning middle class. Some 590 million people will live in cities by 2030, and could account for 70 per cent of Indian GDP, according to a McKinsey report.

Mining Potential

With the growing demand for increased output of coal and iron ore and other minerals, the demand for mining equipment and machinery is expected grow manifold.

Mining Potential

With the growing demand for increased output of coal and iron ore and other minerals, the demand for mining equipment and machinery is expected grow manifold. The mining sector has gone through major challenges in the last few years. For instance, the CE industry

We plan to expand in southern and northern parts of Odisha.

The Central and Sate Governments have to take necessary steps to refresh the mining activities, says Kaushik Das, Managing Director, Konark Infracore. Excerpts from the interview

Best manager

A Mechanical Engineer from University of Pune and an MBA from AIMA, New Delhi, Nischal Mehrotra is the Director - Sales and Service at LiuGong India, heading team of more than 40 employees with 17 years of experience in automotive and construction equipment industry.

Instrumental in product development

A Master in Automotive Engineers from MIT, Guindy, Sanjay Wadnerkar is the Vice President at LiuGong India, heading team of more than 140 with 26 years of experience in automotive, CEV original equipment manufacturing

LiuGong invests $15 million in India

LiuGong plans to invest $15 million in Indian subsidiary in the second phase. "Now, India has a new government in place and everybody is expecting favourable business environment.

Market trends and Future Growth

The demand for compaction equipment from the road sector has remained almost stagnant for the past three years owing to the slowdown in construction activities. Road building projects are currently facing major challenges from delays in awarding projects and policy decisions

Maximising Output

Several key trends are emerging in the asphalt/soil compaction market where performance and productivity remain key issues. The OEMs are keen to maximise output from their latest units in terms of improving machine performance, O&M cost and operator safety and comfort.

Road equipment set to witness an upsurge

After two years of ?forced hibernation? the road sector is expected to be alive and kicking, thanks to the new government that is expected to award 4,000 km to be bid via the PPP mode.

LiuGong Clocks 28.3 per cent Share in Motor Graders Market

LiuGong India, a subsidiary of Guangxi LiuGong has improved its market share in the motor grader segment from 18.9 per cent to 28.3 per cent in 2013. According to Li Dongchun, Managing Director, LiuGong India, LiuGong achieved USD 20 million, sales revenue in 2013

LiuGong Invests US$15m in India

LiuGong, Chinese global leader in manufacturing of heavy duty equipment, announced its plans for investing further US$ 15 million in Indian subsidiary in the 2nd phase. Now, India has a new government in place and everybody is expecting favourable business environment. That?s why we decided to invest in the Indian market.

Grading Up

Time-bound projects need reliable machines, and all equipment manufacturers are trying to innovate and adapt to the latest trends and are in the continuous process of improving productivity of the machine. Agith G Antony finds out product and technology trends in the motor grader segment.

Excavators Ready to Ride the Slump

Within the Indian construction equipment industry, the crawler excavator segment is the largest by value and the second largest, after backhoe loaders, in terms of number of units sold. Now, the shrinking market and intense competition have forced OEMs to focus more on value additions. Concepts like low lifecycle cost, faster ROIs, lowest cost per tonne all have made it imperative for OEMs to innovate, both on the product design and service fronts. Agith G Antony takes a peek at the prevailing t

Our efforts have always been to make the most fuel-efficient machines.

The LiuGong excavator provides the highest productivity in its class, with its effortless hydraulic controls and spacious cabin. LiuGong lays lot of emphasis on operator comfort in order to increase operator efficiency. The machine operates at a higher pressure and hydraulic flow which results in better breakout force and faster cycle time, which further leads to better fuel efficiency, says Rohit Punjabi, Assistant Director (Strategy & Planning), LiuGong India. Excerpts of the interview.

LiuGong excavator production

LiuGong plans for starting the production of excavators from its Indian plant, according to Rohit Punjabi, Director, LiuGong India.?We have a world class manufacturing facility at Pithampur, Indore, with dedicated assembly lines for wheel loaders and excavators. As of now, we are importing the excavators from our headquarters in China but in the near future, we have plans for starting the production of excavators at our Indian plant according to market demand,? he said.

Engineering growth

A mechanical engineer of 1990 batch, Rohit Punjabi has over 23 years of experience in construction equipment industry, ten years with L&T, ten with Telcon and currently, he has been with LiuGong for more than three years.

Liugong India launches wheel loader

The CLG836BSIII wheel loader, manufactured at Liugong's plant in Pithampur, Indore, will provide more benefits to the customer in terms of performance, reliability and convenience in serviceability.

Road 2 recovery

Despite the present day gloom in the market, the future for the construction equipment sector, especially for the road equipment segment in India, still holds much potential as this sector has a profound and immediate impact on the country?s economic growth. Off-Highway Research is optimistic about the growth in demand for road equipment and forecasts growth at a CAGR of 12.67 per cent over the next five years. Agith G Antony finds out more about the positive vibes in the industry.

Growth will pick up only if the government ensures a good mix of BOT and EPC projects

The government has to address issues like long-term funding for road projects, faster land clearances and introducing more stringent prequalification criteria for contractors who are bidding for road projects. The blocks have to be cleared to expedite a healthy growth in this sector and to attract the private sector for BOT projects, says Rohit Punjabi, Assistant Director (Strategy and Marketing), Liugong India. Excerpts of the interview.

Excavator Market Looking at Boom

As per Off-Highway Research, crawler excavators will be the fastest growing product of the near future, and its demand should grow to over 30,000 units in the next four to five years.Excon 2013 bears testimony to the fact that OEMs are gearing up for the anticipated demand for excavators. Some of the leading players either launched new models or showcased upgraded versions. Volvo CE launched two productive and powerful models in the D Series - EC220D and EC300D; JCB showcased its completely

Our excavators are highly fuel-efficient and drastically reduce cost-per-tonne.

Anjali Pandey, Engine Business and Components Business Leader, Cummins India, speaks on the key products on display during Excon.

Our excavators are highly fuel-efficient and drastically reduce cost-per-tonne.

LiuGong offers excavators from 2Tto 70T and we recently launched the 70T excavator. In India as of now we are selling in the 6T, 8T, 26T and 36T class. We are quite optimistic on the growth potential and at end of the next year we will probably come out with more models in excavators for the Indian market, say Rohit Punjabi, Assistant Director Strategy & Marketing, LiuGong India. Excerpts from the interview.

Stalled but Hopeful

In spite of the present slowdown and resultant sluggishness in the CE market, the long- term growth prospects are still intact; and experts view the huge infrastructure deficit as a major growth driver and prudent steps from the government can bring India back on the growth trajectory.

LiuGong at Excon 2013

The mega trade show, Excon 2013 is dedicated to construction equipment and construction technology sector. Excon 2013 will serve as a platform for business opportunities making it a successful rendezvous between end-users and equipment manufacturers.

LiuGong compactors are versatile in nature

We are enhancing our manufacturing efficiency and regularly visiting our customers to guage their needs. To this end, we have synergised all our R&D centres to adapt to the needs of the customers

Intelligent compaction

Road construction experts as well as OEMs, vouch for the efficacy of intelligent compaction technology lauding the way it has led to improved roads. It is one of the most significant technological developments for the road construction sector

LiuGong India

We are enhancing our manufacturing efficiency and regularly visiting our customers to guage their needs.

On a recovery mode

The construction equipment industry is experiencing a slump due to the slowdown in the mining industry as well as delays in infrastructure projects and governmental clearances, shortage of funds, environmental concerns. EQUIPMENT INDIA interacts with some of the major players to get the pulse of the industry.

Our mission is to deliver products that are reliable and cost-effective

We will further invest in our world-class manufacturing plant at Pithampur near Indore and will also invest in up-skilling our people to ensure that we continue to maintain our leadership position in the market,

Poised for Growth

The current market size for motor graders is around 600 units and is expected to reach 1000 units, provided the renewed focus on the road sector gets executed.

Towards specialised equipment

The Indian market is slowly but steadily moving towards the usage of specialised equipment and attachments. This follows the global trend where specialised equipment is utilised for specialised jobs on tighter project execution timelines.

We will continue to enter the market with revolutionary, fuel-efficient products

LiuGong firmly believes in adopting a customer focused approach in business. Any product enhancement/up gradation is always based on the customer's feedback or requirement,

The Budget's impact

Industry captains analyse the Budget's implications on the CE sector. According to Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & CEO, JCB India, the Finance Minister has rolled out a well-balanced and realistic Budget.

LiuGong showcases six innovative machines

LiuGong presented its six innovative machines at bC India including 835BSIII and 856BSIII wheel loaders, 414BSIII motor grader, 920D excavator, 611H roller and the forklift model CPCD30.

Earthmovers on buoyant swell

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.

LiuGong India enjoys an unmatched heritage of leadership, innovation, and reliability.

We deliver fuel efficiency across all elements of our machines via our engines, systems, and future technologies while increasing the productivity for our customers, says Rohit Punjabi, General Manager (Strategy Development), LiuGong India. Excerpts from the There is a tremendous potential for the construction equipment industry, given the infrastructure deficit in the country. Indian construction equipment industry is expected to grow at a compounded rate of 21 per cent. interview.

Steadily chugging ahead

Even though the road sector in India continues to face multiple challenges, a strong pipeline of projects supports long term prospects. Around $180 billion investment is earmarked for the road sector, which is the highest ever investment for any Five Year Plan, and this should have a very positive impact on the construction equipment industry. The prime factor favouring the growth of the road equipment industry is the sheer scale of work still to be done in this sector.

CLG920D Hydraulic Excavator

With the pioneering offerings in the excavator range, LiuGong has consistently broken barriers in the evolution of the CE industry.

Fuel and Energy Efficient Machines

In an intensely competitive market, OEMs are no more just technology providers; rather, they are keen on providing total solutions specific to a project.

LiuGong's motor graders are all set to redefine performance, fuel efficiency

LiuGong, manufacturers of cons?truction equipment, glo?bally pro?duce over 60,000 units annu?ally, having an extra manufacturing capacity in India with an annual pro?du?ction of over 3,000 units

Our acquisition of Dressta has provided us with cutting edge technology

Applying advanced technology, we have successfully made superior bulldozers that feature reaso?nable arrangement, excellent per?for?mance, beautiful design, easy control, convenient maintenance, safety and reli?ability,

Future Promising

The end result of all product / technology trends for dozers should result in enhancing the grading accuracy, increasing operator comfort and offering the most efficient cost structure to customers.

We have exciting product launches planned for this year

LiuGong excavator provides the highest productivity in its class due to effortless hydraulic con?trols, and spacious cabin. Liugong lays lot of emphasis on operator comfort in order to increase operator?s efficiency,

On the Verge of a Boom

A significant trend is the shift from post breakdown maintenance of machines to a preventive diagnostic to monitor the health of the machine. This is apparent in the replacement of mechanical displays by all electronic