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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.

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.

ACE President Pradeep Sharma passes away

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

Apollo Tyres commissions greenfield facility in AP

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Steering Growth

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rolling ahead

The Indian off-the-road (OTR) tyre market is becoming more competitive in the global space with the presence of a mix of national and international players.

RIDING ON INFRA PUSH

Growth in the construction and material handling equipment market has pushed the prospects of small and medium range OTR tyres.

CE components market overview

The components, accessories and spares market is all set for a renewed growth in future in the light of increased construction activities.

CE finance outlook

Financing accounts for approximately 80-85 per cent of the total equipment purchased. In the case of overseas purchases, it accounts for approximately 90 per cent.

Equipment Pulse

With the construction equipment market is on a growth path, Equipment India explores the market scenario of construction equipment and allied products and services.

"Customers NOW prefer higher capacity equipment"

With the impending revival of infrastructure sector and the government's definitive focus on growth, sales are expected to rise in the coming days.

We have the proven lubricants and expertise for industry

ExxonMobil has a portfolio of advanced product offerings for the construction, mining and material handling equipment sectors. Glen Sharkowicz, Director of Brand Strategy - Commercial marketing, South Asia Pacific, ExxonMobil, Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, shares more.

Efficient power for Indian mines

Volvo Penta offers vast range of engines for construction, mining, material handling and agriculture equipment globally. Miron Thoms, Vice President & Head, Volvo Penta India, elaborates on the company's India market plans.

Performance lubricants enhance productivity, profits

Construction and mining industries require lubrication solutions that are as durable as their equipment. In an exclusive interview, Deepankar Banerjee, CEO, ExxonMobil Lubricants advises how new generation lubricants can boost efficiency of heavy machinery and equipment.

We see strong growth in infrastructure industry

As one of Asia's biggest material handling solution providing company, ElectroMech is present in more than 55 countries across the world. Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India) Pvt Ltd shares more on the company and the industrial cranes market.

On growth track

Industrial cranes are mainly used in the manufacturing sector to handle loads. The major manufacturing sectors include, steel, paper, automobile, and all engineering product manufacturing.

Escorts-Tadano JV to manufacture RT cranes in India

Escorts Ltd, India?s leading engineering conglomerate, and Tadano Group, Japan?s biggest and world?s leading mobile crane manufacturer, announced their joint venture (JV) to manufacture rough terrain (RT) cranes and truck-mounted cranes.

Indian CE sales to up 15 per cent

Sales of construction equipment (CE) in India are expected to rise by 15 per cent this year. According to the latest Off-Highway Research data, sales of earthmoving, road building and material handling equipment, along with portable compressors, should reach 90,115 units this year, representing a growth of 15 per cent compared to 78,109 machines sold in 2017.

Poised for growth

Bulk material handling systems are mainly used in coal and mineral processing applications, ports for handling bulk cargo, food processing, sand, gravel, etc. Conveyor systems are the majorly used bulk material handling equipment.

Crushing capacity creation needed

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari informed in Lok Sabha that projects for constructing 6,320 km of road have been awarded under the first phase of the Bharatmala project, with the financial implication estimated to be Rs 1.44 trillion.

Rolling innovations

Bearings for construction and mining applications have seen innovative developments in the recent times. With the construction and mining equipment market is growing, the momentum of innovation in bearings is to pick up in the coming days.

Pallet trucks market remains positive

Effective manoeuvrability and value added in material handling operations are primary attributes of pallet trucks, which have led their widespread employment across logistics and industrial workplaces.

3D Smart Camera

The new 3D smart camera from ifm electronic designed for mobile applications is the first 3D sensor system with integrated additional 2D camera. The overlay function allows to show obstacles and display warnings, symbols and even complex drawings in real time.

New Growth Avenues

Warehousing segment in India is evolving fast and is moving towards palletised loads which can be stored at heights.

Setting A new benchmark

Marking 20 years of lifting innovation this year, Combilift unveiled its all-new manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland to produce its complete range of material handling equipment.

Customers prefer fast charging batteries

Eternity Industrial Batteries (India) offers the complete range of batteries for material handling equipment applications. Aman Chadha, Managing Director, shares more on the company and the industry scenario.

Every third piece of equipment is financed by us

Overall, we see growth coming from earthmoving, road, and material handling equipment categories. More than 60 per cent of the equipment comprises earthmoving equipment (backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, wheel loader, etc).

Small machine making Big Impact

With its compact size and versatile application features, skid steer loader has all the possibilities to become a popular equipment in Indian market. The new activities in urban infrastructure development and waste management initiatives, this mini equipment class is expected to see more demand in future.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

Moving Ahead

OTR tyre market is divided majorly into three segments: mining, construction and industrial equipment, agriculture vehicles and others. Mining, construction and industrial equipment such as loaders, bulldozers, tractors, forklifts, backhoe loaders, cranes, excavators, wheeled loaders, industrial trucks, skid steer loaders, etc

Mobilising growth

Tyres are important components of a vehicle or machine for making it mobile. When we think about tyres, the first thing coming into our minds is a vehicle. Automobile is the largest user of tyres.

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

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

We expect Excon to be more vibrant and industry-specific

With the revival of road construction projects in India, the market for construction equipment (CE) and road building equipment- such as crushing and screening plants and RAP-mixing asphalt plants - is expected to open up in a big way.

Access industry is still plagued with lack of legislation for safety

The market scenario of access equipment industry continues to be flat. As major manufacturers, we always hope that the market evolves and matures, but regret it hasn't been so over the last few years when we talk about new machines being imported into the country considering the fact that the market being nascent and quantities being low, there are no thoroughbred manufacturers in India.

Reasons to cheer

Better late than never. The Central Government has finally lowered the GST rate on construction and mining equipment to 18 per cent, from 28 per cent. Though, for some 15 per cent products, GST still remains 28 per cent, according to industry sources.

Conveyor systems are lifeline to mining industry

Major types of conveyors used in mining include mobile/shiftable conveyors, overland belt conveyor, overland pipe conveyor, apron conveyor, reclaim feeders and sandwich belt high angle conveyor and pony belt conveyor for underground mining.

Revival on Cards?

India is witnessing an improved growth trend in coal mining, as Coal India Ltd (CIL) is aiming an output of one billion tonne by 2020. CIL has earmarked a capital investment of Rs 57,000 crore, as part of the road map for one billion tonne target, with a planned capex of Rs 8,500 crore in 2017-18.

Small Machines, Big Role

Construction minis contribute to mechanisation of the last miles of various construction activities. These can be grouped under concrete, compaction, finishing and many other similar sections.

Warehousing Equipment Aiming New Heights

Driven by the growth of various industry segments such as FMCG, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages and e-tailing, logistics distribution hubs and clusters are mushrooming in all major parts of the country.

Equipment Finance Sets to Outperform

Construction equipment market in India has evolved and become a major one in the global market place. With the evolution of the market, awareness about the various equipment class and their use, and above all, the construction and infrastructure development activities picking up momentum, the equipment finance market has opened up to all equipment categories.

Tyres for Recycling Operations

At material storage sites, it is essential that the vehicles employed are robust and offer good manoeuvrability. In this like many other applications, the tyre is the key to enhance equipment functionality, allowing it to easily move even in narrow spaces, achieving speed in line with productivity, and not least keeping in mind the budget thanks to both time and fuel savings.

Metallurgy Trends in Construction

Steel and metals play a major role in the construction industry. Alireza Moghaddam explains on the use of metals in construction and the new trends and the emerging market opportunities.

Demand may shift towards higher capacity cranes

Pick-and-carry cranes are used for a wide range of material handling tasks and are capable of travelling good a distance on roads, i.e., they have good inter-site mobility.

Facilitating efficiency

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

Lubricants market in India is getting more lucrative

The expected robust demand for construction equipment and machinery is going to generate a concomitant demand for industrial and construction machinery lubricants in India. Akhil Jha, Chief Technology Officer, Shell Lubricants India, explains more on the new trends and product innovations in lubricants.

We are investing to further improve our product aesthetics

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

Optimising efficiency

With the construction, mining and infrastructure projects are growing faster, there is a growing demand for productive and efficient equipment in various projects. This will boost the demand for technologically superior lubricants to meet the industry needs.

Machine control systems are the future in India

MOBA is a German company that provides automation solutions for moving machines. Speaking to EQUIPMENT INDIA, Samip Desai, National Manager, Moba Mobile Automation (I), explains the company's activities and solutions for the Indian market.

ON THE MOVE

Off-the-road (OTR) tyres are largely used in vehicles, equipment and machinery employed in agriculture, mining, construction and industrial sectors. Consequently, any changes or fluctuations in the said sectors directly influences the growth of OTR tyre market.

ON THE CLOCK!

Material and earth movements are the major work content of all infrastructure developments and mining activities. Front-end loaders, backhoe loaders, dozers and application-centric equipment as options for the users to choose from to suit individual requirements.

Product SHOWCASE

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

We strongly believe in the potential of Indian market

We showcased part of our range of equipment - right from the smaller ones to the vertical machines that work in tight and narrow spaces. We also displayed the traditional range of AWP?s that are used by rental companies, contractors and end-users. We have showcased a 16-m articulated boom, which has been one of our bestseller in India.

JCB launches seven new products

JCB India unveiled seven new products at the BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016. In the excavators, it launched the JCB 30Plus (3T mini excavator), the JCB 220LC Xtra (22T tracked excavator), the JCB 305LC (30T tracked excavator) and the JCB 370LC (37T hydraulic excavator).

Bauma Conexpo India has always provided a great platform for us

We believe the mining, construction and material handling equipment industry has a very positive outlook. In the previous year or so we have seen considerable activity on the ground with regards to infra growth and this should result in improved sales for the equipment manufacturers as we move into 2017.

Buoyant Future

An unprecedented and the highest-ever, $1 trillion has been earmarked for investment in infrastructure development by Government of India in the current Five-Year Plan period (2012-17). Speeding along the guidelines set forth by the government, the infrastructure construction activity is rapidly growing in roads and highways, bridges, airports and power, while realty sector is yet to catch up.

Driving Innovation

Geared drives are essential for mechanical power transmission throughout the powertrain of equipment. With more mechanisation happening in infrastructure and construction projects, as well as material storage and haulage segments

Versatility Brings in Productivity

A multi-utility equipment helps in achieving maximum result with minimum investment.Use of such equipment is gaining traction among the users. For decades, a backhoe loader was considered as the most versatile utility equipment by Indian customers.

ElectroMech Solution to Valmonts Application

Valmont is a world-renowned company that manufactures street lighting poles, traffic signal poles, utility poles, communication poles and poles to light up large sports complexes and stadiums, with manufacturing locations spread around the world.

GROWTH STORY TO CONTINUE

Off-Highway Research, a part of KHL Group in their half-yearly report, forecasts that in terms of percentage growth, India is expected to be the most buoyant major CE market in the near-term, with 21 per cent growth this year

Promising entrepreneur

Nishant Jain is a Director of Rollwell Group, whose flagship companies include Rollwell Conveyor Components Pvt Ltd, Rollwell Technical Services Pvt Ltd and Temcor Rollwell Domes Pvt Ltd.

Witnessing Quantum Jump

In light of the various infrastructure development initiatives by our government and expansion plans declared by various related agencies, the Bulk Material Handling Equipment (BMHE) sector

Clean Diesel Engines

To begin with, Off Highway Research, a part of KHL group in their half yearly report that in terms of percentage growth, India is expected to be the most buoyant major market in the near-term, with 21 per cent growth forecast this year

Deutz produces 3 millionth engine at Cologne-Porz factory

The three millionth engine came off the production line at Deutz's main factory in Cologne-Porz, Germany, another milestone for the engine maker.

A One-stop-shop for Rentals

Want equipment on rent and are faced with limited, non-trustworthy options; Unhappy with the limited offline sources or non-curated online sources; Want to save capital, operator and maintenance cost by renting an equipment

Lubricants: Smooth Sailing Ahead

With the government moving fast to meet the latest emission norms and OEMs making further improvement in design, the lubricants industry is set to witness a major revolution in product innovation.

On the Forefront of Training on Material Handling Equipment

As a responsible OEM, Godrej Material Handling has a goal to make India an accident-free country. F N Bharucha explains the company?s training initiatives towards achieving this goal.