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Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

The mantra of self-reliance

After months of speculation on GDP numbers, the results have confirmed our worst fears: our economy is suffering from a serious malaise.

New Frontiers of Trenchless Technology in India

During the past 25 years, trenchless technology has become a major part of construction industry in India. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates on the emerging trends in trenchless technology in India and the opportunities for the world

GDP growth to contract by 20 per cent for Q1FY21: CARE Ratings

Taking cognizance of the adverse impact of the lockdown, CARE Ratings is expecting the real GDP growth at -20 per cent year-on-year (YoY) for Q1 FY21.

Mahindra’s tractor sales post 28 per cent growth in July 2020

Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES) announced its tractor sales numbers for July 2020.

We focus on off-highway sector and want to grow with this

Balkrishna Industries (BKT) is a homegrown multinational player with a strong presence in the off-highway tyres globally. With the Indian market growing faster, the company is gradually increasing its sales in India which otherwise is majorly focusing on export market. Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT shares more on the company and the market scenario.

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

Mobile Compressors: Staying Powerful

Mining policy revival and recovery of construction activities can bring back the power in mobile compressor market. Next year could see the industry back in full action which can drive the growth of mobile compressors in the long term.

Hose & Fittings: Heart of Hydraulics

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

We promote domestic products suitable for applications: Saji Thomas

Gates believes in extending the boundaries of material science. Saji Thomas, General Manager, Product Line Management & Application Engineering - FP, Gates India, shares more on the product developments in the company and the market scenario.

India will be a high growth market: Vivek Hajela

L&T has fully conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured in-house wheel loaders with more than 90 per cent components sourced domestically. Vivek Hajela, General Manager and Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro, shares more on the market scenario and outlook.

Allcargo Logistics reaches out to COVID-19 affected in Tamil Nadu

Allcargo Logistics has been involved in a number of welfare initiatives to support communities and healthcare fraternity at a time when the country is witnessing unprecedented times.

Demand in 2021 will be better than this year

Timken has been manufacturing in India for the last 30 years. Sanjay Koul, Managing Director, Timken India, explains the current market scenario and the company’s products and solutions for the CE market.

German Machinery Exports to India

VDMA India conducted the VDMA Business Climate Survey to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on the German Mechanical Engineering industry in India.

Revenue of road EPC contractors to de-grow 8-10%

Revenue of road-building engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies is expected to de-grow 8-10 per cent this fiscal with the COVID-19 pandemic-driven lockdowns severely curtailing activity, a CRISIL report says

Tata Motors provides holistic support to transport ecosystem

Tata Motors has been comprehensively supporting the transport ecosystem to ensure all necessary supplies remain uninterrupted and seamless, nationwide.

Revenue of road EPC companies to de-grow 8-10% this fiscal: CRISIL

Revenue of road-building EPC companies is expected to de-grow 8-10 per cent this fiscal with the COVID-19 pandemic-driven lockdowns severely curtailing activity

Financing Challenges

Devendra Kumar Vyas elaborates on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on infrastructure and financing sector and the challenges faced by NBFCs.

Our products are designed with no-contact features

In the current scenario of Covid-19 impact on the market, KION India is ready with the offering to manage labour shortage and no-contact material handling. Sunil K Gupta, President, KION India, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

We have a huge focus on Indian market

With three full-fledged warehouses in Bhiwandi, Bengaluru and Gurgaon, Jungheinrich is expanding its reach across the regions in the country. Manojit Acharya, Managing Director, Jungheinrich Lift Truck India, shares more on the market scenario and the company’s plans for the Indian market.

Challenging Terrain

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

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

Schwing Stetter resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19. The announcement follows the recent relaxation rules put by the government and the necessary permissions granted by the state authorities.

Sany supports fight against COVID-19

Supporting the Government of Maharashtra in its fight against the Covid, Sany donated one lakh N95 masks and five lakh three-ply masks to Government of Maharashtra through MIDC.

Highway construction yet to pick up: CRISIL

According to a CRISIL Research report, the highway construction in the country is yet to gather momentum in spite of the relaxation for construction sector across the country.

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

Nip Can Change the Narrative

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a staggering unemployment of 115 million in India, taking the total number of unemployed persons to 150 million!

Tata Motors provides holistic support to transport ecosystem

Tata Motors has been comprehensively supporting the transport ecosystem to ensure all necessary supplies remain uninterrupted and seamless, nationwide

Complete range of Integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions

Bonfiglioli provides a complete range of innovative integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions.

MSMEs hold key in India’s economic revival: NRI report

The latest report by Nomura Research Institute (NRI) Consulting & Solutions India highlights the role of MSMEs in the revival of Indian economy, and the need for adequate support

Highway construction yet to pick up: CRISIL

The highway construction in the country is yet to gather momentum in spite of the relaxation for construction sector in the country.

ATS ELGi launches vehicle sterilisation solutions

ATS ELGi announced the launch of its new range of vehicle sterilisation solutions.

Tata Motors extends supporting measures to customers worldwide

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Motors has extended the warranty for its commercial vehicles customers worldwide.

VECV extends support to fight COVID-19 pandemic

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has actively participated in the relief activities across India to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

SAMIL introduces online vehicle trading platform

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL) has been prompted by the COVID 19 impact to shift to customer-friendly digital solutions including the launch of online vehicle trading platform, MySAMIL app to win over the business threat during India lockdown.

Highway projects resume work

According to reports, work on about 70 per cent ongoing highway projects resumed from April 20 onwards with the government allowing partial lifting of the lockdown for certain sectors after the Covid-19 outbreak.

MMRDA restarts work on major projects

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to restart construction on all nine Metro corridors, in non-containment zones in the city from April 20.

Apollo Tyres Kerala plant starts partial operations

Apollo Tyres announced that it has partially commenced manufacturing operations at its Perambra plant in Kerala from April 22.

Schwing Stetter India supports migrant workers

In an effort to protect the migrant workers during the lockdown and prevent a massive exodus to their respective states, Schwing Stetter India (SSI) has taken complete responsibility for the health and well being of its migrant workforce during this lockdown.

CE production to be 4 per cent down

The global construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to lose production of 43,000 machines this year after factory closures and national lockdowns around the world, according to Off-Highway Research.

We are preparing ourselves for the future

With timely planning and execution, the government will be able to alleviate the current situation and lead the construction market on the road to recovery. Puneet Vidyarthi, Brand Leader, CASE India, CASE Construction Equipment, shares more on the market scenario.

We expect a growth of 15-20 per cent after the market opens up

The foundation equipment market is driven by vibratory hammers and RCDs besides piling rigs. Surajit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Suretech Infrastructure, shares more on the market trends.

Covid-19 Challenges Revival

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.

Building confidence

The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation in the construction sector. Once back on track after the lockdown, government will have to take some concrete steps to support the industry and economy.

It can take 3-6 months to get back to a smooth industrial activity

At a time when the industry is going through tough conditions, Putzmeister is taking important steps to support its customers.

AJAX is all set to bounce back with resilience

To set the ball rolling, AJAX has become more resilient, adaptive and competitive like ever in this complex and uncertain period of pandemic with resilience and resourcefulness, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Marketing, Sales & Product Support, AJAX Engineering.

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.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.

VECV resumes manufacturing operations in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country.

VECV resumes manufacturing operations in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country.

Schwing Stetter India resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of the country?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers, has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19.

Schwing Stetter India resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of the country?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers, has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19.

GP Petroleums resumes operations at its Vasai plant

GP Petroleums (GPPL), a leading lubricant manufacturer in India and part of UAE-based GP Global Group, has resumed operations at its Vasai plant and will prioritise supply to essential services such as sugar and power generation industries in these difficult and trying times arisen out of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GP Petroleums resumes operations at its Vasai plant

GP Petroleums (GPPL), a leading lubricant manufacturer in India and part of UAE-based GP Global Group, has resumed operations at its Vasai plant and will prioritise supply to essential services such as sugar and power generation industries in these difficult and trying times arisen out of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tata Motors extends supporting measures to customers worldwide

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tata Motors has extended the warranty for its commercial vehicles customers worldwide.

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.

Schwing Stetter India supports migrant workers amidst COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the migrant workers working in Tamil Nadu?s industrial facilities. As most factories are grinding to a halt, millions of such workers are left vulnerable.

Putzmeister shares Value Retention Tips for concrete equipment

Concrete equipment is designed to do a lot of very intricate and precise tasks. Intelligent and sophisticated pumps and equipment need maintenance when lying idle.

COVID-19 impacts construction sector

The construction industry has been severely impacted by the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown.

Global construction equipment production to be 4 per cent down

The global construction equipment industry is expected to lose production of 43,000 machines this year after factory closures and national lockdowns around the world, according to Off-Highway Research. This is equivalent to 4 per cent of last year?s total output of 1.07 million machines.

Bracing for Future Opportunities

The engine is the heart of a vehicle or an equipment. So, engines play an important role in the successful operations of the equipment.

Engineering Growth

The growth prospects of off-highway diesel engines market is obvious in the coming years as the infrastructure equipment will play a major role in the infrastructure creation in the country.

The World Has Changed

While at EXCON 2019, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari brought smiles to the faces of the worried construction equipment (CE) industry captains, the pandemic outbreak has wiped that smile into oblivion.

APM Terminals Pipavav offers free container storage service at port

APM Terminals Pipavav is extending free storage service for all containers from April 1-15, 2020, inclusive of both days.

Allcargo Logistics collaborates on multiple initiatives against COVID 19

Allcargo Logistics joined the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic by contributing to the Chief Minister?s Relief Fund in Maharashtra and supporting various initiatives to help migrant labourers, daily-wage earners as well as doctors and paramedics who are on duty.

SAMIL introduces online vehicle trading platform

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL) has been prompted by the COVID 19 impact to shift to customer-friendly digital solutions including the launch of online vehicle trading platform, MySAMIL app to win over the business threat during India lockdown.

COVID 19 Impact

With more than 42,000 lives lost and over 850,000 positive cases worldwide in around 200 countries, the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) is continuing its destructive act on the world. The world is on a war footing to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

ACMA seeks relief measures for component industry to withstand COVID 19 impact

The impact of coronavirus over the industry, people and the economy is a grave concern.

Open Letter to Finance Minister

The construction industry employs 35 million people, which is more than the population of Australia or Malaysia, and contributes 8 per cent of India?s GDP.

Sonia Gandhi appeals to PM Modi

The construction industry employs 30 million people, more than the population of Australia or Malaysia; yet only 4 per cent of the current 32 million workers are skilled.