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Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the world.

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.

Schwing Stetter India to start Operator Skill Training Programme

Schwing Stetter India, a leading manufacturer of concrete, construction, and mining equipment, has launched its Operator Skill Training Program, which aims to train over 10,000 young people in the use of concrete and construction 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.

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.

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.

Improving performance

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.

Ingersoll Rand helps set up an oxygen plant in Faridabad

As part of Ingersoll Rand India’s, a leader in mission-critical flow creation and industrial technologies, commitment to Haryana the company is helping set-up an oxygen generation plant in Faridabad. The plant will generate 200 LPM of oxygen per day to help the city in its fight against Covid-19.

Tata Motors launches all-new Ace Gold Petrol CX

The Ace Gold Petrol CX will aim to reinforce its position as the most preferred mini-truck for budding entrepreneurs

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.

Ingersoll Rand helps set up an oxygen plant in Faridabad

The plant will generate 200 LPM of oxygen per day to help the city in its fight against Covid-19.

Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the world.

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.

CEAT, Tata Power partner to install captive solar power plant at Solapur

CEAT’s Bhandup plants' power dependability on non-renewable resources will be reduced by 50%

ICEMA inaugurates new office in New Delhi

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

Tata Motors partners with J&K Bank to bring attractive financing options for its customers

The partnership will enable easy commercial vehicle financing at competitive interest rates and extended loan tenure

Sany, in association with CII, organises vaccination drive for employees

Inaugurating the vaccination drive, Deepak Garg, Chairman CII Pune Zonal Council and Managing Director, Sany India said, “The health and well-being of Sany family is our utmost priority.

Tata Motors launches ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign

Commemorating 16 strong years of the Tata Ace, the most popular small commercial vehicle (SCV) of the country, Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced the launch of the new ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

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

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.

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.

We are committed to being a technological partner to CE OEMs

Pramod Francis, Head – Application Engineering, CCTY Bearing India

Hüffermann sets up new rental fleet with tower cranes from Liebherr

Hüffermann Krandienst GmbH has purchased 70 Liebherr tower cranes in one go to set up its new rental fleet. A symbolic handover recently took place during a visit to Liebherr’s production facilities in Biberach..

Tata Motors bags order of 15 hydrogen-based fuel cell buses from Indian Oil

The buses will be used to evaluate the potential of developing hydrogen-based PEM fuel-cell technology in India

Sany, in association with CII, organises vaccination drive for employees

Adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines, the vaccination drive was smoothly conducted with minimum waiting times and in utmost sanitised and safe conditions.   

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.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

Tata Motors launches ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign

To celebrate this feat, Tata Motors has organised roadshows, wherein Tata Aces will travel across 10 states in the country. Patrons will also be able to test drive the vehicle to gain a first-hand experience of its comfort and drivability.

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.

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.

JCB announces Covid relief package for employees

The company also aims to vaccinate all its employees over the next few weeks.

Tata Motors bags order of 115 ambulances from Gujarat govt

Tata Motors won the bid for the order under the Government e-Marketplace, and the vehicles are designed for patient transport as per AIS 125 Part 1. Tata Motors will phase-wise supply the remaining 90 ambulance shells, as per the contract.

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.

Latest drive tech for Vögele SUPER 1400i paver

The SUPER 1400i Universal Class paver is the first Vögele paver in the world to be fitted with an engine from the group’s parent company, John Deere, and as a result, the first to meet the more stringent CEV Stage IV emission standards.

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.

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.

Liebherr T 274 – the new 305 t mining truck

Liebherr is extending its product offering with the T 274, a class-leading 305 t / 336 tons haul truck. This new truck bridges the gap between the highly successful T 284 (363 t / 400 tons) and the upgraded T 264 (240 t / 265 tonne).

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

Jindal Stainless revenue up 36% YoY

JSHL’s sales volume stood at 182,474 tonnes, up by 23% over the corresponding period last year (CPLY).

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.

Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

The worst is over for the CV industry

In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.

Opportunities in bulk for cement

As per estimates of total projects to be sanctioned and those upcoming and under construction across sectors, the hope is to see better days ahead—quantitatively and qualitatively—for the cement industry.

YoY demand for concrete equipment will be at 20-25% in today’s scenario

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, Schwing Stetter India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a $1.30 billion German concreting machinery manufacturer and a part of XCMG group.

Achieving sustainable energy savings by fixing air compressor leaks

Leaks in the air compressors often tend to get ignored, but they can be a considerable source of energy wastage in an industrial compressed air system. The method of leak quantification can help in formulating a strategy to take a sustainable action on the compressed air leaks. How should you prioritise fixing quantified leaks and why is air audit expertise necessary in doing so? Conrad Latham of Atlas Copco explains.

ELGi partners with Italian Red Cross to maintain critical COVID-19 response vehicles

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, is privileged to have had the opportunity to support the Italian Red Cross with an urgent compressed air requirement.

More options than ever

Attachments for construction equipment allow the base machine to do multiple tasks on a job site. There are several distinct types of heavy construction equipment, each with its own set of uses.

Sany embraces new emission norms; launches 4 new truck cranes

As the nation is ushering into new emission standards, Sany India, a global leader in the CE Industry has successfully embraced the Bharat CEV Stage IV norms and upgraded and launched four new truck cranes; STC250C, STC450C, STC600C, and STC800C in the market.

JCB stops operations at all Indian plants for 10 days

JCB India announced a 10-day temporary suspension across all its manufacturing facilities in the country, citing the rising number of Covid cases.

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer in Africa

MAJOR announces the appointment of Manganese Crushtech Systems, a leading supplier of material processing capital equipment, as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorized dealer in Africa.

L&T bags multiple contracts

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

Best rugged smart phones for construction field workers

The majority of the industry’s 7.5 million workers spend a considerable amount of time in the field, often facing the elements, many working at heights and without access to a traditional power source.

We see healthy growth for CE industry in coming years

ACE is India’s leading material handling and construction equipment manufacturing company with a majority market share in mobile cranes and tower cranes segment. In addition to mobile cranes, ACE also offers mobile/fixed tower cranes, crawler cranes, truck mounted cranes, lorry loaders, backhoe loaders, vibratory rollers, piling rigs, forklifts, warehousing equipment, tractors, harvesters and other agri machinery.

We are India’s No. 1 power products company

For more than three decades, Honda India Power Products (HIPP) has been a leader in the power products industry, engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of portable generators, water pumps, tillers and general purpose engines in India and abroad.

Digital continuity in vehicle using open standards

The automobile industry inclusive of the off highway and mobile machinery are cost sensitive at the same time technology craving industries. To keep pace with technological advancements these industries constantly invest heavily in research and development projects.

bauma CONEXPO India Cancelled!

bauma CONEXPO India is a melting pot of knowledge, deals and networking. We explores what the cancellation of this year’s edition means for the industry.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

BKT Tires partners with 7 IPL teams

Balkrishna Industries (BKT Tires), the Indian multinational group and leading global player in the Off-Highway tire market has just announced that it will be sponsoring seven teams in the upcoming cricket league for Season 2021.

WOLFFKRAN acquires KONSTRUKTIVA LOKUS

The WOLFF pack is growing. At the end of February, crane manufacturer WOLFFKRAN acquired the Czech crane rental company KONSTRUKTIVA LOKUS a.s. The Prague-based company is an established player in the Czech market since decades and expands the territory of the red WOLFFs in Central Europe.

Tata Motors unveils Ultra Sleek T-Series range of new-gen smart trucks

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has unveiled its newest range of intermediate and light commercial trucks (I&LCV), the Ultra Sleek T-Series, designed and engineered to suit contemporary demands of urban transportation.

Fasolex relies on ELGi turnkey compressed air solution

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments Limited, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, announced that Fasolex, Poland’s leading bean, fruit and vegetable producer, installed an ELGi compressed air system to power the bean sorting line at their new plant in Sahry Poland.

Jindal Stainless to bear COVID-19 vaccination cost for all employees

Jindal Stainless, India’s largest stainless steel manufacturer, today announced that the Company will bear the total cost of both the mandated COVID-19 vaccination shots for its entire workforce to ensure their safety and well-being.

Shriram Automall – the Power of Choice for Construction Equipment

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, is India’s first-ever service provider to offer a well-organised and transparent platform for the exchange of pre-owned vehicles and equipment.

ELGi partners with Italian Red Cross to maintain critical COVID-19 response vehicles

The EN Series compressed air station ensures reliability and ease-of-maintenance for the Red Cross logistics fleet supporting the Greater Turin area

1st IIEF lauds innovations in 5 categories

Industrial Products Finder (IPF), India’s largest circulated industrial magazine in its 49th year, virtually hosted First IPF Industrial Excellence Forum (IIEF) which comprised of two major segments— Conference and 5th IPF Industrial Excellence Awards, on January 15, 2021.

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

Factors such as demand for reliable electricity, which is growing across the world on account of industrial expansion and development of commercial infrastructure are driving the diesel power engine market.

How can the auto components industry bounce back

Financial year (FY) 2020-2021 was a year of transition for the auto components industry. There were new challenges in the form of outburst of Covid-19, loss in production, supply side disruptions, etc.

Volvo, Engcon ink tiltrotator deal

Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon have formed a global supply partnership in which Volvo CE is offering integrated Engcon tiltrotators on its EC250 E and EC300 E excavators. Deliveries are anticipated in the first quarter of this year.

BKT Tires partners with 7 IPL teams

Balkrishna Industries (BKT Tires), the Indian multinational group and leading global player in the Off-Highway tyre market, has just announced that it will be sponsoring seven teams in the upcoming cricket league for the season 2021.

Tata Motors introduces Magic Express Ambulance

ata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, introduces the Magic Express patient transport ambulance, designed specifically for healthcare mobility in the economy ambulance segment. The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health related services, which assumes significance especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tata Motors, SBI join hands to offer financial solutions to CV customers

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has inked a three-year MoU with the State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s leading public sector bank, to offer unique financial assistance for the purchase of Tata Motors’ range of small and light commercial vehicles

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

India’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, JCB India further strengthened its presence in Andhra Pradesh. Its dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

Fasolex relies on ELGi turnkey compressed air solution

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments Limited, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, announced today that Fasolex, Poland’s leading bean, fruit and vegetable producer, installed an ELGi compressed air system to power the bean sorting line at their new plant in Sahry?, Poland.

Takeuchi launches new attachment lineups

Takeuchi has started a new attachments program that offers more than 40 different Takeuchi-branded tools for the company’s compact excavators, compact track loaders and compact wheel loaders.

AJAX ARGO model’s mantra is ‘maximum productivity for your investment’

“AJAX ARGO Self-Loading Concrete Mixer (SLCM) delivers ‘Maximum Productivity for Your Investment’ says Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer, AJAX Engineering

Improving machine performance

Improving overall equipment effectiveness is always a challenge.

Govt’s infra focus will boost demand for CE”

Established in May 1964 as a public sector undertaking for manufacturing rail coaches and spare parts and mining equipment, BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers) has partially disinvested and presently Government of India owns 54 per cent of total equity and rest 46 per cent is held by public, financial institutions, foreign institutional investors, banks and employees.

Grove GMK5150L proves a reliable allrounder for Austrian company HABAU

Since May 2018, a Grove GMK5150L has been in use in the precast parts assembly department of Austrian company HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. – to the satisfaction of everyone.

JCB launches its range of CEV stage IV backhoe loaders

The range includes the new 3DX Plus, the 3DX Xtra, the 3DX Super & the 4DX to meet a wide range of applications for customers.

Ajay Aneja, AJAX: Construction is poised for good growth in FY22

Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer, AJAX Engineering, speaks on the demand of self-loading concrete mixers in India

BEML CMD: Five factors that will boost demand for CE

Earthmoving segment is expected to continue its dominance in the near future, Rajasekhar says

Tata Motors introduces the Magic Express Ambulance

The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health related services, which assumes significance especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

As part of the drive, Eicher organised 400 activities across 19 states, spread in 46 cities, to raise awareness level on road safety among different stakeholders, covering 27,000+ people including students.

BKT Tires partners with 7 IPL teams

BKT Tires will be the official tyre partners for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the forthcoming T-20 League.

L&T bags significant contracts for its various businesses

The Water & Effluent Treatment Business of L&T Construction has secured EPC orders from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Odisha to execute individual Rural Water Supply Projects in the Kendrapada & Khorda Districts of Odisha.

Jindal Stainless to bear COVID-19 vaccination cost for all employees

Under this initiative over 35,000 employees, contractual workers, retainers, and their immediate family members will be benefitted across the country.

Fasolex relies on ELGi turnkey compressed air solution

The ELGi EG18 VFD and EG 22 compressors power the bean sorting line delivering reliable, uninterrupted, compressed air at low life cycle costs