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Fully loaded with opportunities

For a construction site to function without a loader may be impossible. Add to this the fact that the awareness to use the right tool for the right job is growing. The future of loaders looks bright despite the recent slowdown. The influx of new technology is ensuring that they are ever versatile and profitable to operate.

Wheel loader market is dominated by 120-150 HP range equipment

In the current context, users prefer wheel loaders that deliver higher productivity at lesser operating costs, along with enhanced servicing of their machines across their work cycle.

Craning Forward

Despite uncertainty, the overall market for mobile cranes is expected to grow between 10 to 15 per cent for the next two to three years.

There is upsurge in demand for medium & high-capacity cranes”

The medium and heavy-duty mobile cranes market is progressing largely in India due to the growth in the construction industry of the country.

Overall outlook for next two years in positive

The overall outlook for next couple of years for pick and carry, and medium and heavy duty mobile cranes is positive. While we expect a sustainable growth on YoY basis, but due to pandemic, we might see some hiccups in between.

Confidence returns

FY2020-21 has turned out to be a top one for the construction equipment segment, which is riding on the government infra spend to see a more than 15 per cent year-on-year rise in domestic sales volumes in FY21 and a doubling of sales in Q1FY22 compared to last year.

Gates launches MXT with XtraTuff Plus Cover

Gates introduces MEGASys™ MXT™ with XtraTuff™ Plus cover (MXT-XTP), a universally applicable hydraulic hose, featuring Gates' patent-pending wire-braid technology.

Skyjack updates design features in TH Telehandler Series

Skyjack has updated several design features on its TH series of telehandlers in response to customer feedback. The primary goal of these modifications is to reduce field maintenance time and ownership costs.

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.

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.

Skyjack updates design features in TH Telehandler Series

Skyjack has updated several design features on its TH series of telehandlers in response to customer feedback.

Liebherr LH 60 M Port Litronic material handler

An LH 60 M Port Litronic was recently handed over to Aarekies Brienz AG in Brienz, Switzerland. The Liebherr material handler is specially designed for the economical handling of bulk goods and general cargo.

MHE in India: What drives the sector

There is high growth potential in material handling industry in India considering the pipeline of opportunities in construction and infrastructures sectors.

The recent MHE market demand is on the uptrend”

Pre-Covid Indian MHE market has shown double digit CAGR since 2014. In-spite of Covid-19 pandemic and business being at standstill for almost four months in 2020, we saw a fast-paced recovery since August 2020, and witnessed the highest ever MHE market in March 2021 and in Q1 2021 which was fuelled by growth in economic activities.

VÖGELE MT 3000-2 OFFSET Power Feeder: Paving the roads for the future

VÖGELE is the world market leader in Asphalt paving and offers a right paver for every application with various combination of different paving widths and also offers state-of-the-art Power Feeders especially for the large-scale job sites to offer reliable, uninterrupted transfer of mix to the pavers.

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.

Liebherr LH 60 M Port Litronic material handler

An LH 60 M Port Litronic was recently handed over to Aarekies Brienz AG in Brienz, Switzerland. The Liebherr material handler is specially designed for the economical handling of bulk goods and general cargo.

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.

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.

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.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

Despite the modest slowdown of the global economy, Liebherr registered a strong volume of orders in the first quarter of 2020. Starting at the end of the first quarter, the coronavirus pandemic began to affect business activities in many markets.

Liebherr LH 60 M Port Litronic material handler

LH 60 M Port Litronic machine handed over to Aarekies Brienz AG.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

In 2020, the Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of Euro 10,341 million. Compared to the previous year, the company posted a decline of Euro 1,409 million, or 12%.

Potain Hup 32-27 continues to win friends & influence equipment choice

Almost five years on from its launch at Bauma 2016, the Potain Hup 32-27 self-erecting crane continues to gain new fans around the world. This acclaim is largely due to its ability to combine typical tower crane operations with replicating many of the tasks performed by smaller, mobile material handling equipment – reducing costs and eliminating excess traffic on jobsites.

Service sourcing strategies will lead transformation of Indian logistics ecosystem

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.

There is a lot of pent-up demand in market that needs to be catered to

Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates on the company’s activities and the market trends post pandemic scenario.

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.

Daniel Härter is new head of ZF’s Off-Highway Business

As of April 1 2021, a change in the management of the Off-Highway and Test Systems Business Unit of ZF will come into effect: Daniel Härter will become new Head of the largest Business Unit within the Industrial Technology Division of ZF.

New Skyjack SJ9664 RT lift reaches 7 storeys

The new Skyjack SJ9664 RT is a 70-foot working height rough-terrain model with the ability to reach seven storeys. “We looked at products that were offered within a traditional range and products that are more specialized with higher platform heights but with much higher acquisition costs,” says Corey Connolly, Skyjack product manager.

Daniel Härter is new head of ZF’s Off-Highway Business

Härter has held various management positions for ZF since 2003. From 2004 to 2010 he was manager in the product line construction machinery axles and then took over responsibility as Head of Materials Management for the Industrial Technology Division.

BSLBATT lithium forklift battery with game-changing tech

For “BSLBATT” (a China NO 1 in exporting LiFePO4 forklift battery for the replacement lead-acid battery market), the world leader in lithium battery technology, "The world's most outstanding green power provider" is not just a compelling slogan.

The versatile machine

Most skid steer loaders are designed to work in diverse climates of high ambient of 48 degree Celsius or severe cold and high altitude areas, no matter what climatic conditions.

Integrated Warehouse Solutions masters custom-engineered solutions

Integrated Warehouse Solutions represents the coming together of quality known brands within the material handling industry to serve the needs of our customers and prospects on an international basis.

Manitou consolidates parts brand for equipment

Manitou consolidates parts brand for equipment

Integrated Warehouse Solutions masters custom-engineered solutions

Integrated Warehouse Solutions masters custom-engineered solutions

New KAUP forklift truck attachments at William Hackett Lifting

New KAUP forklift truck attachments at William Hackett Lifting

B&R India completes expansion of new warehouse & repair facility

B&R India, one of the leading automation company in India recently extended its warehousing & logistics space at Chakan, Pune as a response to continuous growth the company is experiencing and foreseeing in the future.

Manitou reorganises compact equipment division after tough 2020

Manitou Group has launched a new five-year business plan as it heads into 2021 and strives to recover from the pandemic-induced economic downturn.

Potain cranes drive efficiency for Pinetop custom homes

Potain self-erecting tower cranes are a mainstay of the global construction industry and are steadily strengthening their growing reputation in the residential homebuilding market throughout North America.

New generation Vögele feeders

The MT 3000-3i Standard and MT 3000-3i Offset power feeders from Vögele guarantees constant, smooth transfer of material.

Coal mining is expected to drive demand

PK Ganguly, Head – Marketing (Domestic Sales), Balkrishna Industries, shares his thoughts on the market scenario and how the company is gearing up to meet the growing demands in the market.

Liebherr unveils three new machines in one new design

All the three new machine models gleam in a new design.

We are planning to introduce digital dashboards

Indranil Roy, Director - Mining, thyssenkrupp Industries India, shares some facts on the company’s presence in bulk material handling space and the market trend.

Making mission possible

Five exceptional contractors show how extreme a job site can be, without using stuntman of special effects.

Godrej Material Handling partners with Greendzine Technologies

MOPTro™ revolutionises the everyday manual order-picking practices

Caterpillar revives Trial series with new video

The Cat Trial #9: PAC-MAN™ takes on the video-gaming world to celebrate Caterpillar’s 95th anniversary

Godrej to expand SKUtro range

Godrej Material Handling is preparing for a range expansions for its unique intra-logistic, mobility-cumtransport solution, Godrej SKUtro.

Industrial Cranes: Looking for a Turnaround

Industrial crane market is back to pre-pandemic levels thanks to pent-up demand. An analysis of where the opportunities lie.

B&B Attachments introduces new range of turning attachments

B&B Attachments's new low-maintenance box turning attachment comes with several features that make the new produce box turning attachment a sound investment. Check out the features.

We anticipate a quick recovery from the bottom

In a projects ElectroMech has a stated strategy of Cranes & Beyond. Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates more on the company’s activities and the market trends in post-pandemic scenario., the ongoing projects simply cannot be stopped and these need to be completed and taken to their logical conclusion. Hence, when it comes to crane orders for big projects under execution, the orders are still being finalised in the industry. The pandemic had put a pause on the entire activity in the market for a few months. However, the market has almost got back to the pre-pandemic days and business seems to be back to normal.

Godrej Material Handling to expand SKUtro range

Launched last year, SKUtro is a manual rider equipment used for transporting loads from one point to another within a shopfloor.

L&T Construction bags significant contract from Coal India

The Metallurgical and Material Handling Business of L&T Construction has secured an order from Northern Coalfields for a coal processing and load out package to be installed at the Dudhichua Mines located in Uttar Pradesh.

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.

Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

ACE President Pradeep Sharma passes away

Pradeep Sharma, President of Action Construction Equipment (ACE), passed away on August 5, 2020.

We are leveraging digital technology in our products and services: Jasmeet Singh

JCB has pioneered the integration of digital technology in its ‘Intelli’ series of construction equipment. Jasmeet Singh, AVP, Corporate Communications & Corporate Relations, JCB India, shares more.

We expect an industry growth of 6-8 per cent in 2021-22: Venkatesh S Aiyer

Uniflex has recently started a new plant in Uttarakhand, and plans to start two more plants in the long term. Venkatesh S Aiyer, Director, Uniflex, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

ACE ties up with Doosan for premium MHE

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has joined hands with Doosan Corporation, a Korean multinational conglomerate, to represent their ‘Industrial Vehicle’- MHE Segment in India

10th Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top crane at Grand Paris

Since May 2018, there have been ten Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top tower cranes with very high lifting capacities on the construction sites of the Grand Paris Express

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.

Talbert Manufacturing offers 55-ton travelling axle trailer

Talbert Manufacturing offers the 5553TA travelling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity

JLG appoints new distributor in Bangladesh

JLG Industries, Inc announced the appointment of Industrial EquipSol in Bangladesh as distributor for JLG’s access portfolio

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Apollo Tyres commissions greenfield facility in AP

Apollo Tyres commissioned its seventh manufacturing unit globally, and the fifth one in India

Belt Conveyor Danger Zones

Recognising the hazards is a key step toward preventing conveyor-related injuries.

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.

Handling It Safe

In spite of the current slowdown in the material handling equipment market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is expected to bounce back soon with new practices of safer handling in warehousing operations.

Hyundai CE partners with KT

Hyundai Construction Equipment (Hyundai CE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KT to introduce information and communication technologies (ICT) on its range of forklifts.

Nip can change the narrative

The COVID-19 has caused a staggering unemployment of 115.

Complete range of Integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions

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

Hyundai CE partners with KT

Hyundai Construction Equipment (Hyundai CE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KT

Godrej launches new Bravo electric three-wheel forklift

Godrej Material Handling (GMH) has announced its foray into the three-wheel electric forklift truck segment. GMH has launched the latest three-wheel electric variant of its Bravo forklift truck for the 1.6-2 tonne category.

Remote training for forklift operators

RTITB is making theory and driver behaviour training available online for material handling equipment (MHE) operators that need refresher training, but are unable to attend a course for reasons associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Driving Efficiency at Underground Zinc Mine

Boasting high uptime, low fuel consumption and extreme versatility, a fleet of 22 L90F wheel loaders from Volvo CE has helped Rampura Agucha Mines in Rajasthan, excel in operational efficiency.

Godrej Material Handling launches new Bravo electric three-wheel forklift

Godrej Material Handling (GMH), a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co, has announced its foray into the three-wheel electric forklift truck segment.

Palletisation Crucial for Logistics and Handling

Palletisation is the most visible aspect of a definite shift towards standardising and professionalising the sector in India, to increase its levels of efficiency, productivity and safety. Anil Lingayat writes.

Recognising Excellence

Gandhi Automations once again bagged two awards in a row at the prestigious events across two diverse industries, Automation Industry Leader 2020 and Automation Supplier of the Year 2020.

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.

W.S. Tyler Equipment rebrands to Haver & Boecker Niagara

Haver & Boecker introduced its global mineral processing brand, Haver & Boecker Niagara, to North America.

An Uphill Task

Lack of availability of certified skilled equipment operators is a major issue faced by construction contractor in India.

Over 500 operators have received training in five years

Godrej has ambitious plans to expand its footprint in the training space by opening more training centres across India.

Kalmar contributes to better cargo handling practices

Sustainable, eco-efficient and environment-friendly logistic solutions will be the future of the ports and logistics industry.

B&B Attachments announces distributor in UK

B&B Attachments, a leading material handling equipment manufacturer based in the UK, announced its exclusive distribution rights throughout England and Wales for Griptech high-performance weighing systems for forklift trucks.

B&B Attachments to exhibit at BIG Show Oman

B&B Attachments will exhibit at the BIG Show in Oman to be held during March 30-April 01, 2020 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat.

Digital Transformation

Digitalisation and Internet of Things (IoT) are gaining popularity among the construction equipment users due to the growing need to improve the productivity, efficiency, and performance quality of equipment working at infrastructure project sites.

Steering Growth

Growing urbanisation and mechanisation of manual jobs are driving the demand for compact equipment such as skid-steer loaders in India.

Digital Push in infra equipment

Construction equipment with digital and IoT technologies are driving smart planning and execution of projects in the country. This is expected to push the efficiency and productivity at project execution.

Enhancing Production optimisation

Konecranes India is capitalising on its local and global steel industry successes to target growing demand in maintenance and production optimisation expertise to support the country's local production growth and export push.

Henkel opens India?s largest adhesive manufacturing facility near Pune

Henkel Adhesives Technologies India announced the unveiling of its new production facility in Kurkumbh, near Pune.

We have a long-term expansion plan for India

Bonfiglioli Transmissions has recently expanded its manufacturing facility in Chennai to double the production in India.

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.

Konecranes launches material handling solution in India

Konecranes has launched its Agilon materials handling system at the India Warehousing and Logistics Show 2019 in Pune.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

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

BYD India enters MHE business

BYD India, a subsidiary of the China-based EV maker BYD Group, has entered into material handling equipment (MHE) business in India. Currently, BYD is the only company to provide MHE products with lithium-iron phosphate battery in the country.

Konecranes launches Agilon material handling solution in India

Konecranes has launched its multi-award-winning Agilon materials handling system at the India Warehousing and Logistics Show 2019 in Pune. Indian companies can now enhance operations and boost their business with this automated warehouse transactions solution, according to Konecranes.

B&B Attachments provides handling solution to Fender Steel

B&B Attachments specialises in the design and manufacture of bespoke forklift truck attachment solutions, supplied a mesh grab attachment with Fender Steel which was facing handling issues with their reinforcing steel and associated products.

SDLG to showcase 4-t rated wheel loader at Excon 2019

SDLG will be presenting its recently launched 4 t-rated wheel loader in India during Excon 2019. The new wheel loader strengthens SDLG?s offering of reliable machines in the region.