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

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.

B&B Attachments to exhibit at ICCX Middle East 2019

B&B Attachments, the leading material handling equipment manufacturer in the UK and Ireland, will exhibit its products and services at International Concrete Conference and Exhibition (ICCX) to be held in Sharjah, UAE.

Customers are shifting to all-round solution

Shell Lubricants has developed next-generation oils and greases for various industry applications, using the best-in-class technology.

Poised to Grow

India's lubricant market is growing up with demand for industrial lubricants on the rise. More infrastructure developments and growth in manufacturing in the coming years will see further demand growth for industrial lubricants.

Making rapid strides

Being the third largest lubricant market in the world and the fastest growing market in the world, Indian lubricant market has made rapid strides in the market by introducing new products and solutions for the customers.

Premium Transmission launches seven new products

The new products include PCX-series cooling tower gearbox, small planetary gearbox, Smart Modular series helical gearbox, inline geared motor, geared lift machine, gearless lift machine and modular fluid coupling.

B&B Attachments to exhibit electronically operated attachment

B&B Attachments will exhibit KAUP?s first electronically operated fork positioner attachment at IMHX, the UK?s premier intralogistics event, to be held at the NEC, Birmingham during September 24-27, 2019.

SDLG launches two mini excavators in Indonesia

To support the expanding industries in Indonesia, SDLG recently introduced two compact excavators - the E660FL and E690F.

MHE holds enormous growth potential

Despite the relative slowdown in demand in the current fiscal, the market for material handling equipment (MHE) will continue to expand in double digits over the next few years.

Loads of Opportunities

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

ACE launches nx360o crane in mumbai

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has always believed in introducing new models in the pursuit of innovation and customer interest.

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.

Premium Transmission launches seven new products

Premium Transmission, a leading player in the industrial gearboxes, geared motors and fluid coupling segment, launched seven products in the industrial gear segment.

Greater Potential

Indian industry has great potential for Germany especially in the areas of manufacturing, infrastructure and energy which are major growth sectors in India.

Cautiously Optimistic

The government's various initiatives on revival of infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian construction equipment market in the past 2-3 years.

Futuristic innovations

The growth journey of the construction and infrastructure sector is to continue with the new government focusing on the infrastructure development once again.

SDLG launches two mini excavators in Indonesia

To support the expanding industries in Indonesia, SDLG recently introduced two compact excavators ? the E660FL and E690F

Poised to Grow

Bearings play an important role in the smooth operation of construction equipment. Construction and mining equipment work in harsh and challenging conditions performing heavy-duty jobs, compared with the passenger vehicles.

MINI EQUIPMENT have huge growth opportunities IN INDIA

Bobcat is a global leader in compact construction equipment, having a wider portfolio of equipment on offer.

B&B Attachments announces new Financial Controller

The UK-based material handling equipment manufacturer B&B Attachments announced the appointment of Scott Little as its new Financial Controller

Godrej Material Handling launches Godrej RenTRUST

Godrej Material Handling announced Godrej RenTRUST, their new equipment rental brand that will provide 360-degree solutions to customers encompassing manpower, machine, fuel and maintenance.

Godrej Material Handling launches Godrej RenTRUST

Godrej Material Handling announced Godrej RenTRUST, their new equipment rental brand that will provide 360-degree solutions to customers encompassing manpower, machine, fuel and maintenance.

A growing market

Telehandlers are extensively used as a utility lifting machine, usually equipped with a telescopic boom that can lift loads, mounted on a four-wheel drive chassis.

Setting New Benchmark

Growth in warehousing and logistics sector is picking up with the introduction of GST and infrastructure status to logistics. In this scenario, the warehousing and material handling equipment players are gearing up to meet the emerging demand for advanced equipment.

Recharge to Rebuild!

The manifesto of the NDA points towards building 12,000 km of roads per annum! In 2018-19, even though contracts awarded were to the tune of 15,000 km (against 17,055 km in 2017-18), the figure for roads constructed up to November 2018 has been 5,759 km (against 9,829 km in 2017-18).

New Opportunities

Components, accessories and spares market is expected to gain momentum from the expected infrastructure push in the coming years.

We are mindful of modernising our capabilities

With four facilities for manufacturing hose assemblies, tube assemblies, hose fittings, adapters and fabricated parts Uniflex looks forward to further modernize and expand its facilities.

Our growth is in double digits

AxleTech is a manufacturer of axles to speciality applications in off-highway and defence segments.

Grove and Strongco celebrate six decades of dealer success in Canada

Grove and Strongco celebrated 60 years of doing business together during a special ceremony at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany.

A win-win for MHE workforce

Capturing the customer's and stakeholder's mindshare is not only about selling the product, but also about adding value as a whole. Skilling people and inclusive growth are turning out to be key in connecting with customers and creating that mindshare.

Most of our attachments are purpose-built

DOZCO range of customised attachments meets the rigorous demands of several industry-specific applications. Pankaj Kumar, Vice President, DOZCO (India) shares more on the market and product trends.

Multitasking Enablers

Attachments are the wise choice to achieve economy and productivity in a project. However, choosing the right attachment for the right application is imperative for the successful and optimum utilisation.

From Recovery to Growth

In the past few months, the mobile cranes business has been improving quietly. The market is recovering and moving towards growth.

Transforming Skill Landscape

Shortage of skilled operators has been a major challenge faced by the infrastructure and construction industry for the past many years.

On Sustainable Growth

Devendra Kumar Vyas, Managing Director, Srei Equipment Finance, elaborates on the key factors that drive the growth and the emerging market trends in equipment finance.

Skid-steer Loaders in Rural Road Construction

With the help of various attachments, Bobcat Skid-steer loaders provide cost-effective solution in rural road construction.

Skid-steer loader with grader attachment concept is growing

BOBCAT has been providing Skid-steer loader with grader attachment as an apt solution for new rural roads and widening of existing roads. S Manjunath, General Manager - Sales, Doosan Bobcat India, shares more on the advantages of the concept and the market outlook.

BAUMA bets on bigger and better

The floor is open for the largest construction equipment exhibition. Taking place from April 8 to 14, 2019 in Munich, the bauma trade fair is the leading industry event for construction machinery, building material plants, mining equipment, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

SKF India launches its new and indigenous grease

SKF launched its high-load extreme-pressure bearing grease, LNEP 2IN. This grease is specially formulated to increase the service life of bearings operating in demanding environments and will carry forward the SKF commitment for global quality and reliability across all geographies.

Hydraulic Cylinders

Cylinders allow hydraulic systems to apply linear motion and force without mechanical gears or levers by transferring the pressure from fluid through a piston to the point of operation. Hydraulic cylinders are used for creating mechanical force in a linear motion.

Good transshipment facilities will drive port sector growth

In spite of the vast coastline and more port facilities across the coastline, India is still lagging behind many ports in the region in cargo handling efficiency. Anil Bhatia, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, TIL, elaborates on the market scenario and outlook.

We aim to grab 25 per cent market share in five years

ATG has wide range of radial OTR tyres for loaders, graders, dumpers etc and we see a very good response from the market. Harinder Singh, President - APAC, Alliance Tire Group (ATG), elaborates on the market scenario and company's plans.

We aim to double our top-line growth in four years

Premium Transmission provides high quality, precision-engineered power transmission products and solutions to the global engineering industry, catering to the needs of customers across the globe.

Hyster chooses Mercedes-Benz/ MTU engines

Hyster Europe will power its forthcoming Stage V compliant Big Truck range for European customers by Mercedes-Benz/ MTU engines.

SKF launches bearing grease

SKF India announced the launch of its new and indigenous grease LNEP2IN. This is specially formulated to increase the service life of bearings operating in demanding environments.

B&B Attachments to debut at bauma 2019

For the first time, B&B Attachments will be exhibiting at bauma Munich 2019, the world?s largest trade fair in the construction industry.

Growth ahead, no skidding!

According to the UN's World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2019, India's GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 7.6 per cent in 2019-20 from an estimated 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal ending March 2019.

Steer it up

In spite of the vast opportunities available, skid-steer loaders are still looking for a level-playing field in the Indian market.

Supporting waste recycling

Repurpose It is using new technology to recycle huge quantities of material for re-use in the construction industry. The company has selected five new machines from Volvo Construction Equipment to help with loading and handling duties.

A flexible strategy is our way to success

At bauma India 2018, BKT focused on all-steel radial tyres and almost 90 per cent products showcased were all-steel radials.

Our integration facility will be ready in 2019

At the bauma India, Enovation Controls launched two new products that are going to hit the market in 2019, apart from showcasing a wide range of BS IV solutions.

We will focus on material handling in ports in 2019

This bauma India, SDLG launched the new wheel loader L958F with a larger bucket and improved fuel efficiency and delivers higher productivity compared to the earlier version.