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Escorts Limited is now Escorts Kubota

Escorts and Kubota Corporation, Japan have decided to strengthen their partnership aligned to their vision of global leadership in farm mechanization and spreading farming prosperity.

Liebherr presents new multi-tine grab

Designed for tough applications in the area of recycling and scrap handling

CE export witnesses 60% growth in FY22

According to the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) the export of construction equipment has increased by 60 per cent in FY22 with earth-moving equipment witnessing 69 per cent growth in the last fiscal year.

JCB machines are getting smarter

Innovation and Sustainability have always remained critical to our operations, and we continue to introduce products that significantly limit their impact on the environment. The JCB 19C-1E is the industry’s first fully-electric excavator in India and is integral to JCB’s ‘Road to Zero’ initiative, a programme that we have been working on for the past few years. The machine has been tested extensively and has various built-in features that enhance safety and performance. With Zero Emissions and low noise, this new machine is ideal for Infrastructure development in Urban Areas and Indoor working,” said Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director, JCB India

V Sharma of Reach: It is time to make the shift towards battery-operated machines

Sandwiched between the price surge and the infrastructure boom, Vishal Sharma, Business Partner, Reach International, talks about the rental equipment scene in the Indian equipment market

We have a positive outlook on future of power transmissions products

We have been participating in Excon, since its sixth edition. Over these editions, we have gathered many a positive experience and have watched this exhibition, mirror the growth of the construction equipment industry in India.

Chasing Growth!

Despite rising input costs and transition to CEV stage-IV engines, the CE market is expecting a growth of over 11 per cent in 2022-23.

Doosan Bobcat strengthens presence in South Rajasthan

Doosan Bobcat India has recently appointed Sihag Motors as its authorised channel partner to handle sales and services for the South Rajasthan region as part of the business expansion plans in India.

NIP can make CE tick

As per the ICEMA report, the Indian construction equipment (CE) industry has experienced a 23 per cent drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21.

Our Indian products are now equipped with BSIV engines

Customers always need a product that can increase their productivity. With that they also focus on saving cost on fuel and maintenance.

Electric mobility is the segment we focus on most

Kessler, as the name suggests, has a long history just as any other German /European company, and is being run by the third-generation family and closely linked with the southern German region.

ACE has always believed in innovation to achieve excellence

ACE (Action Construction Equipment) is India’s leading material handling and construction equipment manufacturing company with a majority market share in the mobile cranes and tower cranes segment

B&B Attachments exhibits at UK Concrete Show

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the UK CONCRETE Show has grown to become Europe’s largest specialist concrete event and is attended by key buyers and industry professionals from all over the world. You will see everything that's new in concrete from all the biggest names in the industry!

Linde launches new C-MATIC robotic trucks

Germany-based Linde Material Handling is adding the new C-MATIC robotic trucks that can handle maximum loads of 600, 1,000, and 1,500 kg faster and more agilely than previous models.

Towering Ahead!

The rapid expansion of the real-estate sector and the emergence of high-end infrastructure projects are driving the demand for tower cranes.

Increasing Productivity

The global hydraulic motors market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 4.5 per cent, during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

Telehandler is the only machine that can handle all loads

The advent of telehandlers in the material handling industry with their safe technology and versatility has started making rapid progress in the Indian market.

On the Move!

The market for mobile cranes is on the move driven by low-rise residential, commercial, and industrial building construction activity in urban areas.

The all-rounder

The skid-steer loader can perform numerous functions with aplomb. These mini versatile machines are used in various industries – from mining to agriculture.

Why CE industry needs automation

The world is entering an age of robotics. Industrial robots have worked in the manufacturing sector for decades, and now they appear in most industries. Construction could be the next industry.

Doosan Bobcat strengthens presence in South Rajasthan

Doosan Bobcat India has recently appointed Sihag Motors as its authorised channel partner to handle sales and services for the South Rajasthan region as part of the business expansion plans in India.

CCI approves Kubota Corporation's acquisition of equity in Escorts

The Competition Commission of India (CCI), the fair trade regulator, approved Kubota Corporation's acquisition of certain additional equity in Escorts.

Manitou expands footprint in Gujarat

Manitou has recently appointed Naksh Infra Equipments as its authorised dealer for Saurashtra and Kutch region as part of the business expansion plans in India.

There is no defined market for telehandlers in any industry

In light of the plans of infrastructure creation and reforms in mining, what opportunities do you foresee for construction equipment? Opportunities for construction equipment like telehandlers in the mining industry are from the very first day of the mining – from mine formation/construction/ infrastructure maintenance/operational duties and up to mining machinery maintenance. The different attachments make the difference. One single machine (telehandler with some common mining attachments like fork, basket, tyre handler hook, etc.) can replace and reduce the workshop gathering of different machines for different jobs.

We are trying to scan India For our global model

Kessler, as the name suggests, has a long history just as any other German /European company, and is being run by the third-generation family and closely linked with the southern German region.

Animesh of Manitou: There is no defined market for telehandlers

Animesh Manna, National Sales Manager – Mining, Manitou South Asia, speaks on the latest products and solutions from the company for mining applications.

Indian construction equipment industry growth slumps in Q3FY22

On the back of slowdown in the construction activity, the Indian CE industry experienced 23% drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21, as per the ICEMA report.

Sachdeva of CERA: Earthmoving equipment is staple of construction industry

Satin Sachdeva, Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) and member of Global Rental Alliance (GRA), speaks on rental market scenario in earthmoving equipment industry.

What new construction equipment will 2022 bring?

The outlook on India’s construction equipment sector is optimistic since the country’s needs for infrastructure will continue to grow massively.

Cat Command expands to 374, 395 excavators

Operators can now dig, lift and track large excavators from a safe distance at hazardous jobsites or remote locations. Cat Command for Excavating is now available for the 374 and 395 models.

Counting on diggers

Increasing demand for construction and infrastructure activities is anticipated to augment earthmoving equipment market growth in India over the next few years.

Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry

Satin Sachdeva, Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) and member Global Rental Alliance (GRA)

Manish Mathur of ACE: Overall outlook for next two years in positive

Manish Mathur, CEO – Cranes, Action Construction Equipment, speaks on how the market for medium and heavy-duty mobile cranes progressing in India.

L&T awarded contracts for its various businesses

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders for its businesses in India.

Christophe Sanchez replaces Martin Schickel as Director General of Liebherr-France

Liebherr-France SAS will have a new commercial director from 1 November 2021. Christophe Sanchez is succeeding Martin Schickel at the helm of the historic Liebherr site in France. Liebherr-France SAS, founded 60 years ago, is responsible, among other things, for the development and production of the group's crawler excavators in Colmar.

L&T awarded contracts for its various businesses

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders for its Metallurgical & Material Handling (MMH) and Buildings & Factories (B&F) businesses in India

Christophe Sanchez replaces Martin Schickel as Director General of Liebherr-France

Liebherr-France SAS, founded 60 years ago, is responsible, among other things, for the development and production of the group's crawler excavators in Colmar.

L&T commissions expansion project of Utkal Alumina Refinery

The Metallurgical and Material Handling (MMH) business of Larsen & Toubro has commissioned the 0.5 MTPA (million tonne per annum) expansion project of Utkal Alumina International (UAIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindalco, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group.

7th India Construction Festival

Organised by the FIRST Construction Council in Mumbai on October 22, the event successfully brought together the who’s who of the infrastructure and construction industry.

Bonfiglioli India: Winning through product innovations & tech

Bonfiglioli has been enhancing construction equipment performance, efficiency, productivity, and reliability for more than 40 years.

L&T commissions expansion project of Utkal Alumina Refinery

The Metallurgical and Material Handling (MMH) business of Larsen & Toubro has commissioned the 0.5 MTPA (million tonne per annum) expansion project of Utkal Alumina International (UAIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindalco, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group.

Reducing friction

The global industrial lubricants market size is projected to reach $ 73.3 billion by 2024, from $ 62.8 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent.

L&T commissions expansion project of Utkal Alumina Refinery

The Metallurgical and Material Handling business of L&T has commissioned 0.5 MTPA expansion project of Utkal Alumina International (UAIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindalco, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group

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.

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.