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New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

Self-reliance in mining equipment

With demand for mining machinery on the rise, it would be ideal for us to have Made-in-India mining machines.

VE Commercial Vehicles opens new truck plant at Bhopal

This is the eighth manufacturing facility of VECV in Madhya Pradesh.

L&T Construction bags mega contract of India’s first high-speed rail corridor

The scope for the MAHSR - C4 package includes the construction of viaducts, stations, major river bridges, depots, and other auxiliary works.

AMRL SEZ set to turn Make in India dream into reality

The SEZ is ready to house a diverse set of industries – electronics, medical equipment, general engineering, auto ancillaries and components, solar and many more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our vision of ‘Always Better’ goes beyond traditional thinking

With business in more than 120 countries and direct presence in 28 countries, Elgi Equipments is consolidating its presence in global market with innovative products and services.

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.

We plan to expand our facility to cater the growing demand

Aerial work platform (AWP) provides complete safety to work at heights. Daedalus is a company that provides AWP products and solutions indigenously.

Creating a Win-Win Situation

In India, human resource along with automation will work wonders for the manufacturing industry.

Weld India 2020 to showcase innovations

The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW) - India?s Mumbai Chapter is hosting the fifth International Welding Congress and 13th Weld India Exhibition of the country in association with the International Institute of Welding from February 6 to 9, 2020 in Navi Mumbai on the theme: Advanced welding technology and quality systems for developing economies.

We create value for our customers through make in India

LeeBoy India benefits from having a local manufacturing facility to effectively catering to the local and export markets.

KION india opens new facility in Pune

Supporting the government's Make in India initiative, KION opened India's largest material handling equipment facility in Pune

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.

DOZCO, ITM form new JV

Italtractor ITM Spa (ITM) and DOZCO India announced the creation of a joint venture (JV) company called ITM DOZCO Pvt Ltd. The intention of this new JV is to create the leading manufacturer of undercarriage components in India to optimise service to local and global customers.

Rs 200 billion projects initiated in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated projects of about Rs 200 billion for Mumbai. The three metro corridors initiated by the Prime Minister are 9.2 km Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor, 12.7 km Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and the 20.7 km long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.

Swachh Bharat a game-changer for cleaning equipment sector

The Central Government's drive for a cleaner India has reportedly given a big boost to firms in the hygiene and cleaning equipment space as Fonzo Equipment has reported rapid sales growth within two years of launch.

fpsi conference on fluid power industry

The series of FPSI meetings held in Bengaluru for the fluid power fraternity comprising hydraulic, pneumatic and mechatronic industries, discussed and deliberated the key market trends and industry initiatives.

Appetite for dust control systems is growing

Spraystream describes itself as a leading global player in dust control, cooling and misting systems to optimally address issues of industrial odour and dust.

BEML Flags off Nation's First 150T Electric Dump Truck

BEML has launched an indigenously developed nation's first 150T electric drive rear dump truck, with an objective of strengthening the Make in India initiative that will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

We expect good progress in make-in-india schemes

Kavitsu has the manufacturing capability of producing slew bearings of up to 3,200 mm and the company is planning to increase the capacity to 5,000 mm.

Srei Equipment Finance and Bank of Baroda in strategic alliance

Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), and Bank of Baroda, India?s second largest public sector bank, announced a strategic alliance to offer joint loans for infrastructure equipment under a co-lending arrangement.

Mahindra Logistics trains 10,000 drivers across India in one year

Mahindra Logistics successfully trained 10,000 drivers across India as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY).

Indian market has a great growth potential

Founded as Racine Threshing Machine Works in the mid-western US in 1842, CASE Construction Equipment today operates as a subsidiary of CNH Industrial.

Applications in India: issues and Solutions

Indian subsurface construction requirements are unparallelled and through proper interventions, we can realise this dream. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates on the challenges and issues in trenchless applications in India and the solutions to overcome these challenges.

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

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

Innovation to drive the future

When it comes to construction and mining machinery, hydraulics is the major source of power to the heavy-duty operations at extreme conditions. The hydraulics industry is making major strides in the efficiency and performance of its products.

beml launches India's first 205T electric dump truck

BEML has launched an indigenously designed and developed nation's first 205T electric drive rear dump truck (Model BH205-E). This is expected to address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

looking forward to Newer Heights

Atlas Copco, global leaders in compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems, is looking forward to strengthen its Make in India initiatives.

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

BEML flags off nation's first 150T electric dump truck

BEML has launched an indigenously developed nation's first 150T electric drive rear dump truck, with an objective of strengthening the Make in India initiative, that will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

Atlas Copco to further strengthen presence in India

Atlas Copco, global leaders in compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems, is looking forward to strengthen its Make in India initiatives. The company with its facilities in Pune, Nashik and Hyderabad, has been manufacturing in India for the past almost 60 years.

BEML flags off India?s first 205T electric dump truck

BEML has launched an indigenously designed and developed nation?s first 205T electric drive rear dump truck (Model BH205-E). This is expected to address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

BEML flags off nation?s first 150T electric dump truck

BEML Ltd, a public sector company under the Ministry of Defence and a premier manufacturer of mining and construction equipment, has launched an indigenously developed nation?s first 150T electric drive rear dump truck, with an objective of strengthening the Make in India initiative, that will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

AMTEX 2018 showcases technological innovations

AMTEX 2018, the biennial machine tools and engineering exhibition in India themed on Man, Machine and the Future held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Indian market is a priority for Ammann Group

Started operations in India in April 2013 joining hands with Apollo Group, Ammann Group has come a long way in a short span.

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.

Record footfall at ELECRAMA 2018

The 13th edition of ELECRAMA held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida from March 10 to 14 recorded a visitor turnout of more than 2.98 lakh, according to the organisers. Over 1,200 exhibitors showcased their products and services at the biggest showcase of electrical and electronics manufacturers.

Digital Platform for efficient CE Sourcing

With markets being overcrowded and competition more intense than ever, coupled with a flurry of information in this digital age creates a lot of distractions.

We will take small steps to build ourselves

When I joined the company, I spent three months to understand the company, people, dealers, vendors, etc. I first identified the pain areas and major gaps and then prioritised the major actions we needed to take.

Warehousing space leasing rockets by 85 per cent across key Indian markets

Knight Frank India launched the third edition of its flagship India Warehousing Market Report 2018. The report unravels the present scenario of the Indian logistics sector along with providing a definitive view on the country?s top warehousing markets, which include Mumbai, NCR, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

Innovations in Warehousing

Warehousing industry in India needs innovative approach to achieve improved efficiency. Asim Behera explains more on the current scenario and the importance of advanced innovative warehousing solutions to meet the emerging demands.

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.

Escorts unveils new pick-n-carry crane at Excon 2017

Escorts Construction Equipment (ECE) launched India?s safest pick-n-carry crane (as the company claims), CT Smart 15, at the Excon 2017 in Bengaluru, along with best-in-class (performance, productivity and reliability) soil compactor 3212 in 12-tonne class and upgraded Hydra series pick and carry crane.

We see Indian CE industry as an opportunity for us to grow

The current equipment industry scenario is a positive eco-system for construction equipment industry and commercial vehicles. Policy initiatives by the present government such as Make in India, Smart City Mission and Sagar Mala Project have given a boost to the manufacturing and infrastructure industry in India.

We are launching new products at Excon

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 see Excon as a business facilitator

Post GST, the construction equipment (CE) sector in India had a short term hit. Retail hiring segment was adversely effected, as it is more of unorganised sector.

Excon 2017 marks revival of Indian CE industry

After a continuous phase of sluggish market and recession, the construction equipment sector is on the verge of a turnaround now. The sector has received a boost with the government's renewed focus on road building, as a result the market grew by 16 per cent in 2015, and further by 39 per cent to peak in 2016.

Escorts showcases new products at IREE 2017

Escorts has developed a series of new products to make rail travel safer and faster. The new products include anti-lift AARH couplers, axle-mounted disc brakes, brake disc for high-speed LHB coaches, locomotive brake electronics for both electric and diesel locomotives, high-end dampers for locomotives and LHB coaches besides air springs.

On a Brighter Note

The government's increased focus on port infrastructure and through budget and Sagar Mala programme has opened new growth avenues for port equipment industry and is looking forward to a brighter future in India.

Hydraulic Hoses & Fittings

Hydraulic hose and fittings is one of the most important components in fluid power transmission. Selection of the right hose depends on various factors viz, operating pressure range, temperatures, abrasion resistance, and application and flow requirements. One should also consider the type of fluid conveyed and the application.

MTU engines to be assembled in India

Rolls Royce and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) have agreed for the final assembly of MTU Series 4000 engines in India. The 12V and 16V 4000 M90 type engines will be assembled in GRSE?s diesel engine plant in Ranchi. An option for the local production of parts in the future was also agreed.

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.

Facilitating efficiency

Bearings fulfill a number of important functions, starting with their ability to reduce friction. Other primary functions include supporting a load, promoting the efficient transmission of power and ensuring alignment is maintained.

Connected Plant solutions

Honeywell Connected Plant solutions enable manufacturers and process industries leverage data and insights to improve the efficiency and profitability of their operations.

We are investing to further improve our product aesthetics

The KION Group recently made news when its Indian forklift truck brand, Voltas, announced joining forces with the long-established Italian brand OM in India. In this context, Sunil Gupta, CEO and Managing Director, KION India, elaborates on the company's strategies and the way ahead.

Excavators Excel

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.

Enabling Faster completion

The Noida-Greater Noida Metro link has witnessed the fastest-ever pace of infrastructure implementation in India, where record speed of construction and pre-casting was a prerequisite. Atlas Copco is a part of this prestigious project by partnering with CEC International Corporation.

Back on Growth Path

Given its versatility and mobility, backhoe loader finds great use at almost every construction site, both urban and rural India. This multi-purpose machine continues to perform a variety of tasks at sites and is used for digging, dosing, levelling and lifting activities.

Safe Lifting solutions

An advanced new Hyosung manufacturing plant supplying critical components for India's electrical power distribution grid is using Konecranes lifting technology to help ensure outstanding safety, efficiency and reliability.

Fire detection and safety

Fire detection and safety industry has a critical role to play in any industrial, public, commercial, residential set up. Rohit Harjani elaborates on the tips to ensure fire detection and safety in India

ExxonMobil showcases hydraulic oils and grease range at IMTEX 2017

ExxonMobil Lubricants participated at the 18th Indian Metal Cutting Machine Tool Exhibition (IMTEX), held recently at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru.

Innovating in India

Henkel Adhesives Technologies India, the a fully owned subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, is enhancing its capabilities of the Innovation Center at Pune to serve the emerging markets globally.

ExxonMobil showcases its hydraulic oils and grease range at IMTEX 2017

ExxonMobil Lubricants participated at the 18th Indian Metal Cutting Machine Tool Exhibition (IMTEX), held from 26th January to 1st February 2017 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru.

Budget expectations

?The new government has brought in some great potentials for the economic upliftment of the country and I am sure they might already have some great budgetary roadmap planned for us.

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.

Shaping Engineers for Tomorrow

ABB India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR) to establish a first of its kind SCoE for teachers, students and industry engineers to develop a deeper understanding of the underlying multi-physics and design principles for the manufacturing of various best-in-class electro-mechanical equipment in India.

Product SHOWCASE

BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 was the right platform for the exhibitors to unveil their cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions. Many exhibitors launched their new technologies and products at the expo, while others showcased their industry leading solutions.

Committed to Energy Efficiency

ExxonMobil Lubricants participated as a technical partner at Confederation of Indian Industry?s (CII) third edition of workshops with industry associations and technical discussions with Accredited Energy Auditors across multi-cities.

Our tower cranes are 100 per cent locally sourced and manufactured

We mainly focus on brand building. This is an opportunity for our customers to come and meet us and see the products on display. This year, we launched a crane at the event in two variations: 6 tonne and 9 tonne. It is completely localised, positioning us well in the market.

Robert Bosch inaugurates new testing laboratory

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI), inaugurated a new reliability testing laboratory in Naganathapura, Bengaluru. The lab offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, equipment and resources to deliver high-quality ECU testing solutions. The services of the laboratory can be availed by any organisation who wants their ECUs tested for reliability.

Indian CE market buoyant

According to a report by Construction Equipment and Building Materials Machinery Association, in association with VDMA, India?s is the only national market in Asia currently experiencing growth in construction machinery sales.

On a Positive Note

The 13th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition 2016 (IMME 2016) held during November 16-19 concluded with a positive note on a possible turnaround of Indian mining industry in the coming years. The 13th Global Mining Summit (GMS) 2016 also held concurrently with the IMME 2016.

Industry?s Take

In India, largely the coal produced is consumed locally, and not exported. Coal India is not able to reach their target of coal production. For higher production and for meeting the target, they need good machines.

We will be displaying our 8 and 13 litre engines in this edition

With our new range of products, we are in an excellent position to take the advantages of this opportunity, says Jonas Nilsson, Vice President, Volvo Penta India.

We wish to be a major tier-1 supplier in selected industries in ten years

Cyient was founded in 1991 and this year marks the 25th anniversary of our brand promise?Designing Tomorrow Together.? Today, we are a $472 million company built on our Values FIRST principle (Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Sincerity and Trust).

Poised for Major Expansion

Bharat Wire Ropes Ltd (BWRL), an established player in the wire ropes manufacturing sector, reached yet another milestone in its 30 year sojourn - the realisation of its new greenfield project in MIDC, Chalisgaon, Maharashtra, with a capacity of 66,000 MTPA.

Perkins Engine Facility Inaugurated

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has officially inaugurated Perkins world-class engine manufacturing facility in Aurangabad.

BFW conducts Manufacturing Day event

Bharat Fritz Werner (BFW), a leading manufacturer of machine tools, successfully conducted the first edition of Manufacturing Day which saw participation of some high profile speakers including Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director, SKF; Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo; and Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls Royce India & South Asia.

Maharashtra CM inaugurates Perkins? Aurangabad facility

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has inaugurated Perkins? world-class engine manufacturing facility in Aurangabad.

Aligned with CE Growth

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.

Indian CE market buoyant in Asia

According to a report by Construction Equipment and Building Materials Machinery Association, in association with VDMA, India?s is the only national market in Asia currently experiencing growth in construction machinery sales.

BFW successfully conducts maiden edition of Manufacturing Day

Bharat Fritz Werner (BFW), a leading manufacturer of machine tools, successfully conducted the first edition of Manufacturing Day which saw participation of some high profile speakers including Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director, SKF; Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo; and Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls Royce India & South Asia.

Rolling On Smoothly

Bearings are an integral part of equipment which increase efficiency by reducing friction, while maintaining the operational requirements. In this fast moving age of industrialisation, efficiency is the key to success. Construction equipment operates in very demanding environments

Back on Track!

The Indian mining and material processing industry, along with other bulk material handling operations like coal loading or bulk handling at ports, and aggregate processing in roads, is already on a fast track growth trajectory in India, thereby driving the demand.

Rajya Sabha passes GST Bill

Stepping closer to the concept of ?one nation, one tax?, Rajya Sabha passed the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill. The constitutional amendment will enable both the Centre and the states to simultaneously levy the GST, which will include all indirect taxes currently levied, including excise duties and service tax.

CE Industry in India | Trends

India is on the fast lane to becoming a global manufacturing hub with the PM?s Make in India initiative. Infrastructure being an integral part of the initiative directly provides a boost to the CE manufacturing industry.

The Earth Movers and Shakers

As a consequence of the excavation activity gaining momentum, earthmovers like front-end loaders, crawler dozers, traxcavators and other earthmoving equipment are registering a CAGR of 15-18 per cent. Since the Indian economy is reviving, these equipment are also finding emerging markets in other sectors as well.

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.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

A Step Towards Make in India

Volvo Penta will begin production of 5 and 8-litre industrial engines in India, aimed at the Indian market, next year. A step close to its commitment towards ?Make in India?, Volvo Penta has announced its plan to produce industrial engines locally for the Indian customers.

The current Union Budget will spur rural demand and infrastructure growth

The warehouse market in India is growing faster than the GDP. It will continue to grow at a CAGR of 12-13 per cent in the coming years and is largely dominated by unorganised sector (90 per cent).

Material Handling: Meteoric Rise

Modern warehousing and inter modal logistics industry initiatives in India, have redefined how business is conducted in the country in most industry sectors as well as its geographic regions.

Post Budget Vibrations India: Sustained Growth

According to Macquarie, the growth momentum in the construction equipment (CE) segment has sustained in India, despite withdrawal of discounts and price increases. Also, purchases were being done primarily by first-time buyers.

3rd Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO FORUM

The evening of March 16, 2016 was a matter of pride for EQUIPMENT INDIA as a large number of stakeholders from the construction equipment (CE) community gathered at the Commission Hall of FICCI Delhi to celebrate, in letter and spirit, the 3rd Annual Equipment India Awards.