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SAB purchases Liebherr wheel loaders & crawler excavator

SAB expands fleet with seven new XPower wheel loaders and an R 945 G8 crawler excavator

Atlas Copco launches HiLight V5+ LED Light towers

Atlas Copco – a leading innovator in portable air compressors, light towers, pumps and handheld tools has launched HiLight V5+ LED Light tower which offers significant fuel savings of up to 65%.

Putting a value on training

IISD has termed the operator as HERO “heavy equipment resourceful operator” to create the value of operator.

Launch of new Cat® 424 backhoe loader

Gmmco and Caterpillar launched the all-new Cat®424 on July 23, 2021, in a grand online event. The event saw enthusiastic participation from numerous customers and industry insiders.

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 loaders can be used in any industry that deals with heavy loads

The construction equipment market has started to revive post the pandemic with increased demand of such machines and rising number of construction projects across the country.

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.

Demand for pick n carry cranes has strong correlation with industrial growth

The India mobile crane market is anticipated to register annual growth rate of over 5 per cent during the forecast period 2020-2025. Unfortunately, Due to unexpected Covid-19 pandemic, we can expect some challenges in terms of upcoming projects in India.

BKT solutions for the mining sector

The EARTHMAX tire range has been specifically designed to withstand the stress of the rough terrain typical of quarries and mines

Volvo machines drive safe and profitable operation at Indonesian nickel mine

At the Weda Bay Nickel Project in Central Halmahera, Indonesia, a fleet of Volvo articulated haulers and excavators are offering excellent stability on soft ground

Anirban Sen of Epiroc: Companies are moving more towards green & clean operations

Anirban Sen of Epiroc Mining India speaks on government’s focus on Atmanirbhar Bharat, and how it would catapult growth for the CE market.

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.

Launch of new Cat® 424 backhoe loader

Gmmco and Caterpillar launched the all-new Cat®424 on July 23, 2021, in a grand online event. The event saw enthusiastic participation from numerous customers and industry insiders.

Putting a value on training

Indian Institute of Skill Development (IISD) is one of the best companies, providing training to heavy equipment and machinery operators.

Schwing Stetter India to start Operator Skill Training Programme

Schwing Stetter India, a leading manufacturer of concrete, construction, and mining equipment, has launched its Operator Skill Training Program, which aims to train over 10,000 young people in the use of concrete and construction machines.

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

In a landmark moment, Volvo Trucks India has delivered the 1000th truck to one of its long-term valued customers, Mahalaxmi Group.

Market to bounce back

The Covid-19 pandemic has hugely impacted the global air compressor market in a negative way. However, the market is expected to recover by Q1/Q2 of 2023.

Portable compressors play major role in mining, infra and construction applications

The construction sector has been again impacted by the onset of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Underground mining readies for IIoT revolution

With new innovative technology, companies are taking take digitalisation of mining operations to the next level.

Narrowing of price levels between excavators & backhoes is expected to have an impact on volumes

The Indian backhoe loader market had been growing year-on-year for four straight years till 2018-19. It grew with a CAGR of more than 20 per cent per year, peaking in 2018-19. In 2019-20 the market shrunk by 20 per cent due to factors such as elections and constrained liquidity post the ILFS crisis.

Predictive maintenance: A new paradigm in heavy equipment

Predictive maintenance can help fleets avoid breakdowns while reducing maintenance costs by predicting when parts will fail based on performance data and other information.

Improving performance

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.

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore for the quarter

Hindustan Zinc’s CEO: Automation, AI are changing the way mines operate

Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc, speaks on the current scenario of underground mining in India, and how IoT and digital technologies are evolving in underground mining.

Construction Technology: The need of the hour!

CW is organising the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT on July 22-23, 2021, virtually to identify proven, innovative and globally established construction technologies.

Komatsu and Honda to jointly build micro electric excavator

Komatsu and Honda have announced that they are working together on a micro electric excavator.

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

The Volvo FMX 460 8x4 truck was received by Abji Bhai Dholu, the Chairman of Mahalaxmi Group, along with the founder directors of the company Mohan Bhai, Shivji Bhai and Hira Bhai in Ahmedabad.

Liebherr to present its latest innovations at MINExpo 2021

The Liebherr booth #7627 will exhibit new state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and services from Liebherr’s Mining, Mobile Crane, and Components product segments

CIL signs agreement to purchase Russian shovels at Rs 1,462 cr

Coal India Ltd (CIL) told the media that it had inked a pact for purchasing 11 Russian electric rope shovels of about Rs 1,462 crore.

Schwing Stetter India to start Operator Skill Training Programme

The programme aims to train over 10,000 young people in the use of concrete and construction machines.

JLG's new high-capacity telehandlers, an alternative to wheel loaders

JLG has launched its new high-capacity 2733 telehandler as a viable alternative to wheel loaders.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

Crushing it!

With an increase in mining activities and infrastructure development in India, the demand for crushing and screening equipment will also rise.

There are huge untapped opportunities in the crushers & screens market

V Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries

Predictive maintenance: A new paradigm in heavy equipment

Predictive maintenance can help fleets avoid breakdowns while reducing maintenance costs by predicting when parts will fail based on performance data and other information

Eicher’s heavy-duty truck range focuses heavily on uptime

VE Commercial vehicles is known to offer a robust product portfolio in the heavy-duty range, starting from 18.5T to 55T and Pro 3019, Pro 6028T, Pro 6028TM, Pro 6048 and 8035XM are some of our best performing models in this segment.

Improving Machine Productivity

While the pandemic affected all industries, it positively contributed to the bearings industry. By accelerating value chain processes, and building future capabilities, the industry quickly adapted to meet the demands.

Rajiv Poddar of BKT Tires: Demand for off highway tyres is at an all time high

Rajiv Poddar, Jt. MD, BKT Tires, speaks on the current market size of OTR and industrial tyres, and segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

Arvind Garg of L&T: I foresee huge demand for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro, speaks on the various product offerings from your company in the HEX segment.

Sanjay Saxena of Sany: Covid second wave has hit production

Sanjay Saxena, Senior Vice President & Head of Heavy Equipment Business Unit, Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on the technology trends in foundation equipment and accessories, and the latest products and solutions offered by the company.

Vedanta Aluminium launches maiden Sustainable Development Report

Launched on World Environment Day, the report captures sustainability performance highlights of FY 2019-20.

Caterpillar acquires Marble Robot

Caterpillar Inc. announced they’ve acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, Cal. based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc.

MAJOR introduces new Namibia, Africa dealer

MAJOR announces the appointment of CrushPlant Namibia as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorised dealer in Africa. CrushPlant Namibia will serve customers in Namibia, Africa. The company will offer MAJOR’s screen media solutions, including FLEX-MAT high-vibration wire screens in tensioned and modular versions.

Second wave of pandemic has hit the production

Incorporated in 2002, SANY India was and offers the widest range of construction machinery in India and South Asia. Presently, SANY India offers products like excavators, truck mounted cranes, all-terrain and rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, transit mixers, batching plants, boom pumps, trailer pumps, piling rigs, motor graders, pavers, compactors, reach stackers, rubber tyred gantry cranes, rail-mounted gantry cranes, mining equipment, wind turbine generators and many more. The company has already established a strong network of around 28 dealers and 135+ outlets across India to cater to the growing demand and provide sales and service support to all its customers and associates.

The all-rounder

Integration of advanced technologies such as telematics and fleet management systems are providing a positive outlook to the market for telehandlers.

Towering over

Tower cranes are expected to a see a surge in demand with the spurt in infrastructure development projects.

We have 200 cranes working only in South India alone

Almost 200 cranes working only in the South India overall. We can say more than 500 cranes in the last couple of years in South India. There is a good growth rate we have seen amidst this pandemic.

Restart of govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

According to the Off-highway Research, the sale forecast for crawler excavators from 2019-2024 is 24 per cent whereas the mini excavator market is expected to grow by 39 per cent during the given duration.

In 2022, the market for hydraulic excavators may touch 25,000 units

Last year, the excavator market touched 18,000 units. The start of last year was good. Later on the numbers dipped due to Covid-19 pandemic. However from September onwards, the market picked up.

We expect the demand to grow for hydraulic excavators

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

With infra plans in place, there will be continuous growth for hydraulic excavators

Initially during first quarter of FY2021 there was decline in sales of hydraulic excavators due to pandemic. During second quarter the sales have improved and subsequently, during third and fourth quarter the sales of crawler excavators has picked up and ended with a total sales growth of 8 per cent compared to previous FY2020.

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.

Tata Motors ‘Construck’ Range Of Mining Tippers

The mining sector is the backbone of the country’s growing economy, by providing valuable raw materials required by all major Industries. Sectors like power generation depend on continuous feeding of large amounts of coal for thermal power plants. With Industrial output and infrastructure on the rise, the need for iron ore, limestone, stone and other minerals/ores are growing as well. Growth in irrigation projects involving building of dams, tunnels, culverts, canals as well propel the demand.

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.

Liebherr T 274 – the new 305 t mining truck

Liebherr is extending its product offering with the T 274, a class-leading 305 t / 336 tons haul truck. This new truck bridges the gap between the highly successful T 284 (363 t / 400 tons) and the upgraded T 264 (240 t / 265 tonne).

A powerful transmission

Transmission, a key component in a construction equipment vehicle, plays a major role to the functionality of the vehicle, especially in the high frequency and heavy application.

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.

Dheeraj Panda of Sany: Restarting govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

Dheeraj Panda, Director – Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on how market has evolved for hydraulic excavators in the last couple of years.

Rahul Shorey of Tata Hitachi: We are working on excavators meeting next-gen emission norms

Rahul Shorey, National Head (Construction), Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company, speaks on the opportunities and major challenges faced in the hydraulic excavator segment.

Sany India, CII Foundation tie-up to donate Ventilators

As the hospitals are reeling under an acute shortage of ventilator beds and other medical supplies amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the country- Sany India in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Foundation and CII Pune donated 3 ventilators to Sassoon Hospital today.

MAJOR Introduces new Namibia, Africa dealer

MAJOR announces the appointment of CrushPlant Namibia as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorized dealer in Africa. CrushPlant Namibia will serve customers in Namibia, Africa.

Vedanta, research institutes sign MoU for value-creation from bauxite residue

Vedanta, India’s largest producer of aluminium and its value-added products, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for value-creation from bauxite residue (red mud), which is a by-product generated during processing of bauxite into alumina using the Bayer process.

Srei receives EoI for $250 mn capital infusion from international PE funds

Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL) said that it has received expression of interest for up to $250 million capital infusion in the company. The international private equity (PE) funds are US-based Arena Investors LP and Singapore's Makara Capital Partners.

L&T completes 75 years of CMB biz

Larsen & Toubro, an Indian multinational engaged in EPC projects, hi-tech manufacturing and services, has completed platinum jubilee of one of its oldest businesses, construction and mining machinery business (CMB).

BEML privatisation moves into phase 2

In January this year, the Central Government had invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the strategic sale of 26 per cent stake in Bharat Earth-Movers (BEML).

The worst is over for the CV industry

In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.

Fuel tracking solution’s penetration is less than 1% of the overall commercial fleet size

Nigraani provides IoT (Internet of Things) solutions to commercial fleet operators to help them track their diesel consumption with 99 per cent accuracy and fleet operation metrics. The SaaS (Software as a Service) model helps avoid any overhead of setting up an IT team to manage hardware/software.

Laying a strong foundation

The demand for foundation equipment in India has been growing at the rate of 25 to 30 per cent year on year basis.

Kleemann screening plants for iron ore mining in Odisha

Orrisa Mining Corporation (OMC) has awarded its iron ore mining contract to Kalinga Commercial Corporation (KCCL) for its Gandamardhan Hill top mine located at Keonjhar.

SKF designs BPH30 pump for lubrication systems

SKF has designed the BPH30, a hydraulic barrel pump to grease large automatic lubrication systems, for demanding applications such as excavators, loaders and other heavy machinery TRME ATR SPFSKF’s BPH30 pumps up the volume in lubrication management.

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.

Volvo CE EC210D powering up east java quarry in Indonesia

Over the past decade, Indonesia has made huge leaps forward as it overhauls its infrastructure and with it demand for cement and minerals like gypsum and limestone have skyrocketed.

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.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

Sany embraces new emission norms; launches 4 new truck cranes

As the nation is ushering into new emission standards, Sany India, a global leader in the CE Industry has successfully embraced the Bharat CEV Stage IV norms and upgraded and launched four new truck cranes; STC250C, STC450C, STC600C, and STC800C in the market.

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer in Africa

MAJOR announces the appointment of Manganese Crushtech Systems, a leading supplier of material processing capital equipment, as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorized dealer in Africa.

MPM Rental adds three new Grove RT9130E-2s for Chile’s dynamic mining sector

After success with its first RT9130E-2 unit purchased in 2013, the company triples down on its Grove offerings for Chile’s market.

Putzmeister India MD: India continues to be an important market for us

In an exclusive interview, Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director of Putzmeister India, speaks on the current scenario of concrete equipment market in India.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

BEML privatisation moves into phase 2

Earlier, interested bidders were told to submit their EoIs on or before March 1. However, the Government recently extended the deadline for submitting preliminary bids till March 22.

L&T’s construction and mining machinery business turns 75

The company is has achieved a lot over the years and is now one of the market leaders in the segment

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%.

L&T completes 75 years of Construction & Mining Machinery business

Pioneered industry by focusing on innovation, best-in-class service; marks supply of 60,000 cutting-edge machines in India.

The D-factor

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

Are IoT & AI just a hype

Trelleborg is currently focusing the Cognitive Sealing approach on industries and applications in which there is a very high cost of downtime and maintenance.

Epiroc Boomer M20 – the World’s First Face Drill Rig

With protected hydraulics, sensors and cables, Epiroc’s new Boomer M20 is designed and built to minimise unplanned stops and maximise uptime and performance in highly demanding operations. This is the next generation in underground mining.

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

Leading mining companies are now taking steps towards digitalisation

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.

Demand has started picking up

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

Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘stable’: ICRA

Heightened focus on infrastructure spend, particularly in the road infrastructure segment has led to a sharp scale up in volumes since July 2020, resulting in +20 per cent YoY growth during July-January 2021 period.

Rajesh Mohata appointed as CEO of JSL Lifestyle

The Board of JSL Lifestyle Limited (JSLL), a subsidiary of Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL), has announced the appointment of its new Executive Director and CEO, Rajesh Mohata.

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. At separate events held at customer sites, the 1000th machine was handed over to Somendra Singh and 1001th machine to PNC Infratech by our team.

BEML hands over BE1800D hydraulic excavator to Coal India

As part of “Atmanirbharta” mission, BEML has launched and handed over much-awaited ‘BE1800D hydraulic excavator’ at a function held at KGF; the equipment key was received by Binay Dayal, Director (Technical), Coal India.

Coal India approves record 32 mining projects at Rs 47K cr

Scripting a record high, Coal India Limited (CIL) has approved 32 coal mining projects in the current fiscal till January 2021, which indicate an estimated incremental capital of around Rs 47,300 crore.

Rising Tide

Financial year (FY) 2020-2021 was a year of transition for the auto components industry.

Vedanta signs MoU with research institutes for value-creation from bauxite residue

Vedanta, India’s largest producer of aluminium and its value-added products, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for value-creation from bauxite residue (red mud), which is a by-product generated during processing of bauxite into alumina using the Bayer process.

Two new local zero emission excavators from Liebherr

The R 976-E electric crawler excavator, along with the R 980 SME-E, replaces the ER 974 B for mine and quarry extraction.