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Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘Stable’ with sharp volume recovery: ICRA

Two critical demand headwinds in the coming quarters are - the continued limited fiscal bandwidth with State governments to invest in infrastructure and the price hikes following the upcoming emission norm change in April 2022

L&T records highest sales of Komatsu PC210-10M0 machine in short time

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery hit a new milestone with the commissioning of 1000th Komatsu PC210-10M0 Hydraulic Excavator recently.

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

Caterpillar celebrates 50 years of manufacturing in India

Globally, Caterpillar has more than 95 years of product support expertise, a large installed base (approximately two million assets), and a robust worldwide dealer network serving 193 countries with approximately 160,000 employees.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2021 will not take place!

bauma CONEXPO INDIA, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, and Construction Vehicles, will not take place this year.

Are IoT & AI just a hype

The internet of things is significantly transforming industries such as automotive, Healthcare & Medical, Energy and Off highway.

Titan Adds New Stl3 Tyre Size

Titan International has added a new size to its STL3 lineup of tyres for articulated dump trucks, wheel loaders and scrapers. The new size, 875/65R29, was added at the request of customers in the construction, mining and quarry industries, the company says.

New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

L&T compactors are very well established in the Indian market

L&T’s Construction and Mining Equipment business manufactures, distributes and provides after-sales support for construction and mining equipment for diverse industries and applications.

Intelligent compaction!

Intelligent compaction rollers are equipped with technology that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator.

IMME 2020 ends with high hopes

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised the well-established IMME series, this time as IMME 2020 virtual mining exhibition between 2 December 2020 - 1 February 2021.

Gen M M Naravane visits BEML Stall at AERO INDIA 2021

Gen M M Naravane visits BEML Stall at AERO INDIA 2021

Haver Middle East to be MAJOR’s new authorised dealer

Haver Middle East to be MAJOR’s new authorised dealer

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

MAJOR announces the appointment of Maxim Equipment as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorised dealer

BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL

BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL

Cat’s New 657 scraper means more visibility & comfort

The Cat 657 scraper offers a 7 per cent increase in fuel efficiency and a 21 per cent increase in the cab interior over its predecessor 657G, according to Cat.

Govt to divest 26% stake in BEML

The Centre invited bids for strategic divestment in BEML, four years after the Cabinet approved divestment in the company.

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Hyundai CE India launch new excavator fleet

Hyundai Construction Equipment launched the upgraded series of excavators under the series name SMART PLUS and new Global colour to strengthen the brand positioning in India and Export market.

BEML to showcase aerospace products at AERO INDIA 2021

BEML is showcasing some of its prime products during AERO INDIA 2021, the biennial mega Aero exhibition, being held in Bangalore, from February 3-5, 2021.

Gmmco and Caterpillar launch new-gen motor Grader SEM 915

Gmmco Ltd and Caterpillar Inc launched the new generation motor Grader SEM 915 on January 20, 2021. The event was hosted online and had enthusiastic participation from customers.

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Aiken plant completes 10 years

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Aiken manufacturing facility is celebrating its 10 years of successful operations. Th e 395,000-sq ft campus, which produces MTU-brand off -highway diesel engines, opened in the fall of 2010 when the company decided to move its manufacturing operations from Detroit, MI to Graniteville, Aiken County, SC.

Bauma China Boosts Industry Confidence

The bauma CHINA 2020 held in the midst of Covid-19 crisis attracted 2,867 exhibitors and around 80,000 trade visitors.

XCMG delivers advanced wheel bulldozer to Mongolia

XCMG has delivered a DL560 wheel bulldozer, its largest wheel loader, to Mongolia. Th e delivery marks full access for the Mongolia mining industry to XCMG’s entire product line of large-tonnage loaders and wheel bulldozers.

GHH releases new data analytics software

GHH has introduced GHH inSiTE, the latest digital analytics soft ware from the company for monitoring and managing mining and tunnelling projects and large construction sites.

Structural reforms in mining

Union Minister for Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi said that the government is coming up with many structural reforms in the mining sector to realise its true potential.

L&T wins multiple orders for construction and mining equipment business

The Construction and Mining Equipment business of Larsen & Toubro has secured multiple orders for supply of 90 units of Komatsu mining equipment from Coal India subsidiaries, leading infrastructure companies engaged with the coal sector and customers from the cement and iron ore sectors.

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

Mining reforms have brought the confidence back

Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India shares his thoughts on the AWP market outlook and the company’s activities.

There is clear room for the market to grow

Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President - Marketing & Sales and Customer Services, DICV, shares his thoughts on the market scenario and the company’s strategy going forward.

Testing & Interesting Times

After the most unusual year that we experienced in our lifetime, the calendar year unfolding is expected to be challenging but promising for the Indian construction equipment industry.

OTR tyres on the move

With construction activities picking up and mining activities on a revival mode, the OTR tyre demand in the country is expected to grow in the coming years.

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.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

GHH releases new data analytics software

GHH inSiTE manages mining and tunnelling projects and large construction sites

Haver & Boecker Niagara launches new screen media

Haver & Boecker Niagara introduces Ty-Deck Ultra modular screen media

Brokk names North American Sales and Marketing Manager

Brokk has named Je Keeling the North American Sales and Marketing Manager. In his new role, Keeling is responsible for growing the Brokk brand in key segments across the US and Canada, including demolition, processing and mining

Genie launches E-Drive across GS scissor lifts range

Genie® announced the new E-Drive system, an optimised AC electric drive system, available across its entire line of GS™ slab scissor li s.

MAJOR appoints new dealers

MAJOR announced the appointment of Premier Equipment, a leading supplier of material processing systems, as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorised dealer.

L&T bags biggest mining equipment order from Tata Steel

Th e Construction and Mining Equipment Business of Larsen & Toubro has secured one of its biggest orders ever, from Tata Steel, to supply 46 units of Komatsu mining equipment.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA postponed to April 2021

Considering the COVID-19 situation and discussions with the industry, bauma CONEXPO INDIA is postponed to a safer date and venue.

Trending mining equipment and features

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Self-reliance in mining equipment

With demand for mining machinery on the rise, it would be ideal for us to have Made-in-India mining machines.

Mining market scenario

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Tipper trucks market gearing up

Revival in mining and gradually picking up construction activities are expected to bring back the demand in the coming months.

Reforms will boost recovery

Reports show an impressive recovery for the Indian economy in the July-September quarter (Q2) from the record decline of the first quarter, indicating that the economic activity has been gathering pace. The economy in Q2 however continues to be contracted.

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.

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Aiken plant completes 10 years

The facility began with the assembly of MTU Series 2000 and Series 4000 diesel engines

L&T wins multiple orders for construction and mining equipment business

L&T to supply 90 units of Komatsu mining equipment to companies in coal, cement, and iron ore sectors

Structural reforms in mining sector to realise its true potential: Pralhad Joshi

The proposed changes in mining sector to increase private sector participation

Adaptability and agility are our core strengths

Gagandeep Singh Gandhok, Senior Vice President – HD Truck Business, VECV, shares his views on the market scenario and the company’s plans.

The M&HCV tipper trucks segment continues to look positive

RT Wasan, Vice President, Product Line, M&HCV, Tata Motors, elaborates on the company strategy in the Covid-impacted market scenario.

Mining opportunities and challenges

Ritabrata Ghosh, Associate Head, Corporate Sector Ratings, ICRA writes on the mining scenario in India.

We see huge potential for digital technologies in mining

Alok Kumar Verma, Director - Mining Business (India Region), Hexagon Mining, elaborates on the mining scenario in India and how digital solutions can transform the industry.

Contractors are increasingly using machine control technologies

Samip Desai, Director, Moba Mobile Automation (India), talks on the growing importance of control technologies and solutions offered by the company.

MCE market to witness volume growth in CY2021

Roads and highway projects and rural development to drive growth.

ICRA predicts construction equipment volume growth in CY2021

Central Government projects in roads and rural development will drive demand

Brokk names North American Sales and Marketing Manager

Keeling is responsible for growing the Brokk brand in key segments across the US and Canada, including demolition, processing and mining

L&T to supply 46 units of Komatsu mining equipment to Tata Steel

The scope includes supply of equipment and full maintenance contract for 60,000 hr of equipment operation

TOG5V gloves for anti-vibration and general hazard protection

TOG5V gloves address operational vibration and give impact protection

MAJOR appoints new dealer

The company will serve customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

MAJOR, Haver & Boecker Niagara collaborate

MAJOR partners with Haver & Boecker Niagara to give operations the tools to maximise production, improve performance and increase revenue. Th e two processing equipment companies recently presented customers a one-of-a-kind informational webinar as part of the collaboration.

Liebherr Mining partnership with VA Erzberg for trolley line

At Bauma 2019, VA Erzberg and Liebherr have concluded a development contract for a trolley assist system for the T 236 (100t mining truck). Since then the iron ore mine has been testing the diesel-electric truck in Austria.

Liebherr mining trucks at Australian mine

Cargotec Corporation and Konecranes Plc announced that their respective Boards of Directors have signed a combination agreement and a merger plan to combine the two companies through a merger.

Brokk 200 increases safety for mining operations

Brokk offers the Brokk 200 for ultra-deep mining applications. With SmartConceptTM - the company’s signature system for improved performance and uptime - the machine provides industry-leading power and productivity with zero emissions, making it ideal for the deepest, most challenging applications, according to the company. Compactness, combined with the power of a machine three times its size, revolutionises efficiency and safety by reducing the need for large crews with handheld equipment.

Will Growth Sustain?

This September showed a sequential positive trend in the economy. Analysts say the 8 core sectors improved. Now to sustain that growth.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tunnels seem to be coming up in metropolitan and remote areas alike, so TBMs and other equipment should be in demand. How is the industry gearing up?

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

Tunnelling equipment demand has started picking up

Epiroc Mining offers a wide range of tunnelling equipment for underground mining and underground civil work applications. Anirban Sen, Underground Business Manager Asia Pacific & India, Epiroc Mining, shares more on the demand trends and market outlook for tunnelling equipment.

More than 2,800 exhibitors to participate in bauma CHINA

Despite the challenges due to Covid-19, the show will fill all 17 halls and the outdoor area at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Donaldson introduces RP baghouse dust collector

The collector is designed to capture heavy and abrasive dust inherent to woodworking, mining, grain processing and other industries.

MAJOR, Haver & Boecker Niagara collaborate

MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, partners with Haver & Boecker Niagara to give operations the tools to maximise production, improve performance and increase revenue.

Liebherr mining trucks at Australian mine

Liebherr Mining provides five new trucks to MacKellar Mining.

Liebherr Mining partnership with VA Erzberg for trolley line

The groundbreaking ceremony for the extended 5 km trolley line took place on September 29, 2020.

Brokk 200 increases safety for mining operations

With SmartConceptTM, the machine provides industry-leading power and productivity with zero emissions, making it ideal for the deepest, most challenging applications, according to the company.

Volvo CE unveils lighter-bodied R100E

The payload of the largest model in the Volvo rigid hauler line-up, the R100E, just got bigger thanks to a few clever modifications to the machine body. Using a lighter design, Volvo CE has managed to increase the capacity of the body from 60.4 cu m to 65 cu m, which is greater than any competitor model in the 100-ton class.

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.

Technology Rules at Alto Maipo Project

For Chile, the Rio Maipo is a stroke of luck to supply the nearby capital Santiago with energy: In the mighty ‘Alto Maipo’ power plant project, the planners are relying on European and - in particular - German technology.

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.

Digitised & connected mining with advanced automation technology

Like automotive industry, emerging advanced technologies are helping mining industry to upgrade as well as digitise their operations. According to various report, India is one of the largest exporters of iron ore, chromite, bauxite, mica and manganese.

Komatsu dumper completes 60,000 hours at Tata Steel mine, creates history

The Komatsu HD785 dumper supplied by L&T has crossed 60,000 hours at Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Ore Mines to create history.

Filters in New Normal, New Norms

Construction and mining machinery operate in extreme conditions of weather, terrain and environment. They need to withstand these odd conditions and perform the task with minimum downtime.

Towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’: BEML adds new products

BEML has introduced a range of mining and defence equipment developed indigenously and opened new Industrial Design Centre.

GDP growth to contract by 20 per cent for Q1FY21: CARE Ratings

Taking cognizance of the adverse impact of the lockdown, CARE Ratings is expecting the real GDP growth at -20 per cent year-on-year (YoY) for Q1 FY21.

BEML launches new indigenous products

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched BEML’s indigenously designed and developed products

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.

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

Wheel Loaders: Loaded with Opportunities

Wheel loader market in India is looking at the emerging opportunities after the fresh momentum that is going to prevail in the market post-COVID pandemic after the government’s pro infrastructure policy initiatives.

Mobile Compressors: Staying Powerful

Mining policy revival and recovery of construction activities can bring back the power in mobile compressor market. Next year could see the industry back in full action which can drive the growth of mobile compressors in the long term.

Hose & Fittings: Heart of Hydraulics

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

We have products to match core infra requirements: Tony Van Herbruggen

Atlas Copco products are designed and developed for Indian job site conditions with various innovations through reengineering. Tony Van Herbruggen, General Manager, Power Technique Customer Center, Atlas Copco (India), shares more on the new product range and solutions for the market.

iQuippo brings Kobelco’s equipment on its platform

iQuippo announced a strategic partnership with Kobelco Construction Equipment India to market and sell construction and mining equipment manufactured by the OEM on its platform

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.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA postponed to April 2021

The event will now take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 at the India Expo Centre (IEC), Greater Noida

Paving the Road to Success

To be competitive in a global market, it is essential for OEMs explore and take the first step towards adopting advanced automation and digitisation solutions. Saurabh Kulkarni, Mobile Automation Expert at B&R Industrial Automation, Austria writes.

Energy efficiency will be the driving force in the future: Rajesh Premchandran

More than 95 per cent of ELGi’s portable air compressors are powering drilling operations. Rajesh Premchandran, Director – ISAAME (India, South Asia, Africa and Middle-East), Elgi Equipments, shares more.

Solving Big Challenge

A W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam, the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling.