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Unlocking the mining potential

The future of the Indian mining equipment market looks good with opportunities in underground mining and surface mining.

We expect the demand to grow for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro

We expect the market for hydraulic excavators to grow by 20%

The excavator market peaked in FY2018-19 following three years of sustained growth led by increased government focus and investment in the infrastructure sector.

Digging deeper

The government’s various initiatives on revival of the infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian hydraulic excavator market.

India continues to be an important market for us

Since 1958, Putzmeister has been global leaders in the world of construction and mining. The company develops, produces, sells and serves its customers with high quality and high reliability machines for pumping, distributing and placing concrete, mortar and high-density solids, and for preparing, temporarily storing, processing and transporting these materials.

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

Mini Machines, Maximum Demand

The demand for compact equipment from urban projects is expected to continue.

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

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

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.

How NIP has set the tracks for growth

Recently during an interaction with the Union Minister of Roads Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, the Minister reiterated that he was proud to have launched a CNG based equipment model of JCB.

The multitasking concrete machine

Mobility and multitasking advantage are driving the demand of self-loading concrete mixers in rural construction projects

Mechanised scavenging to be made mandatory

Government will amend the Manual Scavenging Act to make mechanised cleaning mandatory.

Godrej to expand SKUtro range

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

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

Next year will be the best for construction industry

Speaking exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA after winning the coveted Equipment India Person of the Year 2020 award, VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India, shares his thoughts on the company’s success, future plans and the market outlook.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

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.

The growth of mini excavators will be much faster

Tata Hitachi pioneered the mini excavator market by introducing the first indigenously developed 2T TMX20, way back in the 1990s. Rahul Shorey, Head Sales – Construction, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co, shares more on the market trends.

Pre-owned Equipment Market to Excel

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Used Equipment Market to Flourish

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

We focus on off-highway sector and want to grow with this

Balkrishna Industries (BKT) is a homegrown multinational player with a strong presence in the off-highway tyres globally. With the Indian market growing faster, the company is gradually increasing its sales in India which otherwise is majorly focusing on export market. Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT shares more on the company and the market scenario.

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?

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.

It can take 3-6 months to get back to a smooth industrial activity

At a time when the industry is going through tough conditions, Putzmeister is taking important steps to support its customers.

We are future emission ready with our products and equipped our network

Ashok Leyland is the market leader in agricultural harvester combine segment and has significant presence in industrial equipment market across applications.

Construction equipment technology has come a long way

The need to execute challenging projects within stipulated timelines will further strengthen the mechanisation process in construction.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

OTR Tyre Market Insights

The OTR tyre industry in India is anticipated to exhibit significant growth by 2025, if the government targets to complete all the planned projects within the desired time frame, writes Karan Chechi.

Sonia Gandhi appeals to PM Modi

The construction industry employs 30 million people, more than the population of Australia or Malaysia; yet only 4 per cent of the current 32 million workers are skilled.

Kubota to invest in Escorts, to deepen partnership

Kubota Corporation, a leading global tractor and machinery manufacturer from Japan, will acquire 10 per cent equity stake in Escorts, a leading engineering conglomerate in India, in order to integrate and deepen their relationship towards achieving their mutual ambition of global leadership.

Make in Steel 2020

Given the long-term pipeline of infrastructure projects in India, the growth opportunity for the country's steel sector is immense.

Port Infra Needs Facelift

Developing new ports and terminals and the revival of old infrastructure at major ports in the country are expected to open up new opportunities for port equipment companies.

JSW to develop first container terminal

JSW Infrastructure has signed a concession agreement with New Mangalore Port Trust to develop and operate its first container terminal project for 30 years.

National Infrastructure Pipeline Gets Set to Flow

The Union Budget 2020-21 heralds the roadmap for investing Rs 103 trillion in the next five years.

Steering Growth

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

Putzmeister and Sany showcase concrete solutions at Excon

Putzmeister and Sany Concrete Solutions delighted customers and visitors at Excon 2019 with an expanded product range, live demos and the iconic Elephant Nights.

TECH-MOVES

With the government plans to invest Rs 102 trillion in infrastructure development in the next five years, the demand for construction equipment will be immense.

On revival Path

In spite of the current slowdown, tyre market for off-highway applications is going to revive in the coming years due to an anticipated pick up in infrastructure developments in future.

Increased footfall of customers boosts the confidence of the OEMs

A JV between Tata Motors (40 per cent) and Hitachi Construction Machinery Company (60 per cent), Tata Hitachi provides world-class construction equipment to address India's infrastructure and mining needs.

We will showcase some of our latest products at Excon 2019

This year, Bonfiglioli Transmissions celebrates two decades of its presence in India. Over the years, the company has developed a broad range of drives catering to a vast array of applications in the construction, mining and other industries.

B900 backhoe loader is our highlight this year

Doosan Bobcat India (DBIN), established in 2007, is a subsidiary of the Doosan Bobcat Inc. A market leader in skid-steer loaders with over 60 per cent market share, DBIN has quickly become one of the top players in the sub 5-tonne compact excavators

Turn to Digital and Automation

Digitalisation, automation, analytics, predictive maintenance, etc are the present day solutions to make the fleet agile and sweat.

Optimum Equipment Utilisation

Use of suitable equipment with matching features at projects with minimum operating and maintenance cost will help in achieving optimum utilisation of construction equipment.

Mining Gains

The recent policy initiatives by the Central Government are expected to boost the mining activities in the country, providing new opportunities to private and global miners, and equipment and technology providers.

Mining Needs a Leg-up

For India to achieve its full potential in the mining sector, policymakers need to give a leg-up in lifting the mining sector on a high growth path. Jayanta Roy elaborates on the mining industry scenario in India.

Towering opportunities

Choosing a tower crane is increasingly about safety and productivity features, as customers seek to lift more with less power, upgrade to a higher capacity economically, and safely use multiple cranes at space-constrained project sites.

Doosan Bobcat India hosts financiers meet

The compact construction equipment sales is gaining momentum in the Indian context and therefore the easy availability of financing options for customers is inevitable.

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.

Transforming Mining Safe and Productive

Underground mining is an extremely tough mining method with various risk factors involved.

Mechanisation is growing in underground mining

Komatsu Mining Corp is a major equipment manufacturer in underground mining operations.

The mining sector is poised to make significant strides

Epiroc covers a wide range of underground equipment needs with production and face drill rigs, loaders and trucks.

Compact and powerful

With the growth drivers of urban and rural infrastructure markets opening up, mini construction equipment segment is looking for a renewed growth in the coming years.

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.

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.

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.

Akshay Kumar to promote Massey Ferguson tractors

Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE), the third largest tractor manufacturer in the world and the second largest in India (by volumes), has announced a brand association with actor Akshay Kumar for Massey Ferguson tractors.

Scaling New Heights

An anticipated growth in high-rise constructions is going to drive the demand for advanced construction hoists in the coming years.

Technology paving the way for innovation

The recently concluded mega construction equipment event bauma saw a slew of new technologies on show that are going to attract the attention of the customers in future.

Concrete Future

Requirement of concrete in construction is expected to increase in the future with a slew of projects in the pipeline in real estate and infrastructure projects.

Srei Equipment Finance and Bank of Baroda in strategic alliance

Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), and Bank of Baroda, India?s second largest public sector bank, announced a strategic alliance to offer joint loans for infrastructure equipment under a co-lending arrangement.

New Age Engines

Diesel engines are the major source of power for various machines which are utilised in construction, agricultural, automobile and industrial verticals.

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.

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.

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.

"Backhoe loader industry continues to grow"

The backhoe loader industry in the past two years has grown consecutively over 20 per cent year-on-year.

On a Smooth Path

As roads and highways construction continues to be on the top gear, more mechanisation is taking place in rural roads with motor graders finding more traction in the coming years.

IIOT: THE Next wave of industrial revolution

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the next wave of industrial revolution. Imtiaz Ahmed elaborates on how automation and its context in a digitally connected world is used to measure oil health analysis.

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

The sixth Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

Escorts announces new ventures

In late August, Escorts announced plans to manufacture rough terrain (RT) and truck-mounted cranes in joint venture (JV) with Tadano Ltd.

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.

Karaikal port?s mechanised coal-handling project on fast track

Karaikal Port is setting up a mechanised coal-handling facility through a fully-automated conveyor belt at a cost of Rs 600 crore. The project would be completed within two months, according to port officials.

Privatisation of coal mining

India's coal demand-supply balance still remains tilted in favour of coal imports as the state-run miners, Coal India and the Singareni Collieries Company have been unable to entirely meet India's coal demand, especially for higher grade thermal coal/washed coal and coking coal.

Powering industry needs

Diesel engines are the major source of power for various machines which are utilised in construction, agricultural, automobile and industrial verticals. Major demand for diesel engines is generated from automotive industry, followed by commercial vehicles, agri equipment, construction equipment.

Mahindra RoadMaster G75 launched

Mahindra & Mahindra announced its foray into the road construction segment with the launch of its first motor grader - the Mahindra RoadMaster G75 under the aegis of its Construction Equipment business.

Technology to drive INFRA growth

Infrastructure 2.0 is a movement to address issues with today's core network infrastructure in a customer's construction site to address the dynamic, automated nature of operation models like cloud computing, data center visualisation, IoT and usage of drones to keep site operations safe, secure, highly productive and efficiently managed.

Digital Platform for efficient CE Sourcing

With markets being overcrowded and competition more intense than ever, coupled with a flurry of information in this digital age creates a lot of distractions.

100 per cent FDI in coal mining likely to attract more global investment

According to an ICRA report, opening up commercial coal mining for the private sector and allowing 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) are likely to attract global miners to invest in India.

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

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

CE industry remains bullish on long-term prospects

In today's scenario of globalisation, it is important that the buyers put weightage on value for their money and hence prefer quality equipment with advanced technology and customisation.

We desire to provide Affordable Uncompromised Mechanisation

The government has estimated a total infrastructure spending of about 10 per cent of GDP during 2012-17, up from 7.6 per cent during the 2007-12 period.

Mahindra launches RoadMaster G75

Mahindra & Mahindra announced its foray into the road construction segment with the launch of its first motor grader - the Mahindra RoadMaster G75 under the aegis of its Construction Equipment business.

India's First Driverless tractor

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd displayed its first-ever driverless tractor, developed at the Mahindra Research Valley, the Group's hub of innovation and technology located in Chennai. With this launch, Mahindra becomes the pioneer in the Indian tractor industry with the unique proposition of a driverless tractor, according to the company.

Making rapid strides

Motor graders have seen unprecedented growth in the past couple of years, which is expected to continue in the coming years as well with road projects continue to grow.

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.

Mahindra enters road equipment segment, launches motor grader

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd announced its foray into the road construction segment with the launch of its first motor grader, the Mahindra RoadMaster G75 from its Construction Equipment business. The product comes with a one year, unlimited hours warranty, according to the company.

M&M acquires Turkish tractor brand

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) announced its second foray into Turkey through the acquisition of Erkunt Traktor Sanayii A.S. (Erkunt), the fourth largest tractor brand in Turkey. This transaction is expected to close by the last quarter of calendar year 2017.

Mahindra unveils its first-ever driverless tractor in India

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd displayed its first-ever driverless tractor, developed at the Mahindra Research Valley, the Group?s hub of innovation and technology located in Chennai. With this launch, Mahindra becomes the pioneer in the Indian tractor industry with the unique proposition of a driverless tractor, according to the company.

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.

On a Brighter Note

The government's increased focus on port infrastructure and through budget and Sagar Mala programme has opened new growth avenues for port equipment industry and is looking forward to a brighter future in India.

We are in tune with the value sensitivity of Indian customer

Our market is highly correlated to overall infrastructure development which is seeing considerable improvement in the overall ecosystem, from bidding procedures to financing, public sector fund allocations and so forth.

Crushers & Screens| High on Demand

With infrastructure and construction sector on fast-track, especially road sector, aggregate processing has become essential to support the construction activities with a matching pace.

5-30 hp diesel engines market to show substantial growth

In its recently published report on the 5-30 hp diesel engine market, 6WResearch said that the 5-30 hp diesel engine market in India is expected to witness substantial growth primarily due to high utilisation in agricultural and commercial sector.

Escorts Q1 net profit up 33.4 per cent

Escorts reported an increase in net profit by 33.4 per cent at Rs 62.6 crore in the quarter ending June 2017 against Rs 47 crore in quarter ended June 2016 and up by 5.3 per cent as against the sequential quarter.