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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.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA rescheduled to February 2021

Bauma CONEXPO INDIA, the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles, has been rescheduled to February 23-26, 2021 in Gurugram/New Delhi

L&T commissions first Komatsu 300T electrical shovel in India

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery achieved a milestone with the erection and commissioning of Komatsu PC3000-6 electrical shovel, their first 300-ton electrical shovel supplied in India

Filter market is expected to witness exponential growth

Construction and mining equipment need robust and high-performance filter solutions.

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.

An Uphill Task

Lack of availability of certified skilled equipment operators is a major issue faced by construction contractor in India.

The focus on skill development is on the rise

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery Business has trained and certified over 10,000 operators and mechanics in the last two years under the RPL4.

L&T launches new Komatsu hydraulic excavator

At Excon 2019, Larsen & Toubro launched the all-new Komatsu PC210LC-10M0 hydraulic excavator.

L&T launches new Komatsu excavator at Excon 2019

At Excon 2019, the mega construction equipment exhibition held at BIEC Ground-Bengaluru, Larsen & Toubro launched the all-new Komatsu PC210LC-10M0 hydraulic excavator.

We look forward to healthy business transactions

As a pioneer in excavator technology in India, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has been at the forefront by consolidating its leadership position in the construction and mining equipment industry.

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.

Srei Equipment, United Bank to jointly offer loans

Srei Equipment Finance (Srei Equipment), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), partnered United Bank of India to jointly offer loans to MSME sector and retail customers under a co-lending arrangement.

THE ROAD AHEAD

The roads and highways sector is expected to bounce back soon with the government's corrective measures to combat slowdown and the large number of projects planned in the coming years. The road equipment players are bullish on the future growth prospects.

We take advantage of IoT at every opportunity

Mann and Hummel offers end-to-end filtration solutions for construction and mining equipment. Antomon Rapheal, Director-R&D Engineering - OE, Mann and Hummel Filter, explains more on the market opportunity and products and solutions.

Facilitating smooth flow

Hose and fittings have their specific role and importance in hydraulic equipment and systems.

XCMG Unveils 700T Excavator

The first 700-ton hydraulic excavator from XCMG has rolled off the company?s advanced assembly line in Xuzhou, China.

Greater Potential

Indian industry has great potential for Germany especially in the areas of manufacturing, infrastructure and energy which are major growth sectors in India.

Bigger Digger

Optimum utilisation of excavators is of utmost importance for the economic operation of the machine. All hydraulic excavator OEMs have introduced matching technologies for the optimum performance of their machines.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and XCMG sign strategic pact

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and XCMG, a multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company based in Jiangsu, China, have formed a strategic cooperation alliance to further develop the Chinese domestic and export mining equipment markets, providing optimised solutions to customers worldwide.

CE industry will continue to witness a healthy growth

The overall construction equipment (CE) industry had a good FY2018-19 for all class of equipment and has recorded the highest volumes ever.

Transforming Skill Landscape

Shortage of skilled operators has been a major challenge faced by the infrastructure and construction industry for the past many years.

Demand for big machines is growing

After China, India is considered the single big market for Liugong for construction equipment.

Reaching out to infra needs

Government's high spending on infrastructure projects drives the demand for construction equipment while earthmoving equipment being the largest used equipment category leads the growth.

EXPANDING HORIZONS

Balkrishna Industries (BKT) is the market leader with the augmenting sales and volume growth in the mining tyres segment. The segment shows robust growth potential, given the company's new product launches and network expansions through tie-ups with mining service providers.

Innovation to drive the future

When it comes to construction and mining machinery, hydraulics is the major source of power to the heavy-duty operations at extreme conditions. The hydraulics industry is making major strides in the efficiency and performance of its products.

Excavators for special applications

Komatsu and Larsen & Toubro have introduced two new models of hydraulic excavators in 30 ton class - Komatsu PC300LC-8M0 and Komatsu PC350LC-8M0 - for applications in the stone, granite and marble industry.

Lubricant industry is becoming more dynamic

Lubricants are a crucial component of achieving significant business value by helping reduce costs and improve equipment productivity. Praveen Nagpal, Chief Technology Officer, Shell Lubricants India, shares more on his company's major activities towards this.

Bio-based lubricants are expected to grow faster

Growth in infrastructure and industrial sectors is driving the demand for lubricants. Ravi Chawla, Managing Director, Gulf Oil Lubricants India, shares more on the current trend and market outlook.

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

Komatsu and L&T launch two new hydraulic excavators

Komatsu and Larsen & Toubro have introduced two new models of hydraulic excavators in 30 ton class - Komatsu PC300LC-8M0 and Komatsu PC350LC-8M0 for applications in the stone, granite and marble industry.

Towards better efficiency

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

BEML, HEC join hands for mining equipment

BEML Ltd and Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) Ltd will jointly manufacture and market heavy engineering and mining equipment in India. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this joint initiative has been signed recently by the two companies.

L&T opens service centre in Singrauli

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has set up a new Service Centre in Singrauli, the heartland of India's coal industry.

L&T is leading in Skill India Mission

Skill improvement can never be over-emphasised. On one hand, the complexity of the job requirement is increasing and on the other, equipment are becoming more and more complex with the introduction of many operating modes, advent of mechatronics and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools.

L&T opens service centre in Singrauli

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has set up a new Service Centre in Singrauli, the heartland of India?s coal industry. The new facility was inaugurated by Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President & Head, Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro in the presence of a galaxy of top customers from public sector and private companies.

SANY International sales double in first quarter

SANY International, a subsidiary company of SANY Group, recently released an unaudited financial report. According to the report, the company?s comprehensive revenue reached 997 million Yuan in the first quarter, a year-on-year growth of 96.5 per cent; the shareholders? net profit was 172 million Yuan, an increase of 139.9 per cent over the same period of last year, accounting for 75 per cent of the whole year 2017?s level.

XCMG unveils 700t excavator

The first 700-ton hydraulic excavator from XCMG has rolled off the company's advanced assembly line in Xuzhou, China.

SANY India rolls out 6,000th machine from its Chakan plant

SANY India achieved another milestone of rolling out 6,000 plus machines from its Chakan plant this month. This comes on the backdrop of a strong demand for its offerings across the product lines.

XCMG unveils 700-tonne hydraulic excavator

The first 700-tonne hydraulic excavator from XCMG has rolled off the company?s advanced assembly line in Xuzhou, China. The successful development and production of the new XE7000E makes China the fourth country in the world to have the capability of producing 700-tonne excavators after Germany, Japan and the US.

Bauma invites participation in innovation award 2019

Honouring pioneering developments, sustainable procedures and appealing designs, the bauma innovation award is offered for the 12th time and addresses all bauma exhibitors as well as research institutes, universities, research companies and members of the German construction industry?s leading associations.

Infrastructure Revival to Push CE Growth

The infrastructure sector is today undoubtedly one of the strong pillars of the Indian economy and the current Union Government is strongly focused in its approach towards development of infrastructure.

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

Light at the end of the tunnel?

The Bullet Train dream is beginning to take shape. Japan is funding the project with a soft loan over 50 years with a 15-year moratorium. But even before we get onto a Bullet Train, the metro rail projects have kicked up a storm.

Filters for efficiency

Water or particulates can cause microscopic surface damage that is then focused on by the high-pressure fuel flow, which causes wear that will eventually lead to reduced efficiency and complete breakdown.

Arvind K Garg elected ICEMA?s new President

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President & Head, Construction & Mining Machinery, Larsen & Toubro Limited, has been elected as the President of Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers? Association (ICEMA) for the term 2017-19. This was decided at the ICEMA?s Annual General Meeting held in New Delhi recently. He has earlier served as the Vice-President for 2015-17.

Anand Sundaresan is new IESC Chairman

At the 11th governing body meeting of the Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) held recently, Anand Sundaresan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Schwing-Stetter India, was elected as the Chairman of the council, while Arvind Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head, Construction and Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro, was appointed as the Vice-Chairman.

We expect our business in India to double by 2020

Parker Hannifin has been a pioneer and promoter of quality solutions across the globe and in India, with its extensive range of filtration solutions and proprietary patents. Dalies Nitin Wilson, Marketing & Strategic Pricing Analyst, Filtration India, Parker Hannifin India, elaborates on the company's products and solutions, and the general industry scenario.

Used Equipment Auctions

Over time, the pre-owned construction equipment market has almost become equal to the new equipment one, in terms of volume. However, the age-old pre-owned construction equipment industry in India was highly dominated by conservative and unreliable trade practices till a few years back.

Driving Technology

Customers in India have always been divided between the ones who chose traditional, proven, 'will work for sure' products and the ones who want products that are forward-looking, path-breaking, or simply ahead of its time.

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.

FOCUSED BUSINESS - Optimism

The BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 held during December 12-15 reflected the positive sentiments of the equipment industry on the floor. A detailed report on the expo, interaction with exhibitors and details of products and technologies showcased.

We see maturity amongst manufacturers

Industry trends: Current industry is very definitive, a state where there is transformation. Practices of doing work, technologies growing and the customers also transitioning from a cart to equipment which deliver brand.

On a Positive Note

The 13th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition 2016 (IMME 2016) held during November 16-19 concluded with a positive note on a possible turnaround of Indian mining industry in the coming years. The 13th Global Mining Summit (GMS) 2016 also held concurrently with the IMME 2016.

Industry?s Take

In India, largely the coal produced is consumed locally, and not exported. Coal India is not able to reach their target of coal production. For higher production and for meeting the target, they need good machines.

We are committed to offer best-in-class equipment and services

As far as procurement of medium to big size mining equipment by key players in the mining industry is concerned, the trend is towards evaluation based on Total Cost of Ownership, Life Cycle Costing, bundling equipment with Full Maintenance Contracts and Guaranteed Parts Consumption contracts.

Australia to showcase mining expertise at IMME 2016

Australia is participating as Partner Country at the 13th edition of International Mining & Machinery Exhibition 2016 (IMME 2016) held in Kolkata during November 16-19, 2016. More than 30 companies from Australia are participating at the exhibition reflecting Australia?s status as Partner Country and showcasing its global leadership position in Mining Technology and Services

Aligned with CE Growth

High pressure, large diameter and volumetric capacity hoses fitted with appropriately speced fittings and protection covering are key ingredients for heavy construction and mining machinery. Such hoses have endured extreme usage under adverse to poor operating cycles and environment.

Creating Value for Mining Machinery Companies through Services

Service strategy of any mining machinery service companies should be designed to maximise service-based value creation to OEM or end customers. Ranjit Ravindran elaborates...There is no one-size-fits-all service strategy to suit every machinery company, but there are three broad models that cover how most can make money from services

Dynamic professional

Ranjit Ravindran is Business Head (Mining), Mining & Construction Equipment Division at Voltas Ltd.

Convert your surplus assets into cash

It takes special expertise to get the best value to owners from the sale of surplus assets. Quippo has designed an auction platform to buy and sell construction and mining equipment, commercial vehicles, industrial assets, plant and machinery, scrap and more, ensuring our customers and clients get the best asset valuation and highest return from auctions.

All Set To Take Off

Bauma 2016 Munich, the world?s biggest construction and mining equipment expo is around the corner. The trade-fair centre has been expanded to occupy 605,000 sq m of exhibition space which is booked to capacity.

Innovations by L&T

Since its entry into the construction and mining equipment industry in India, Larsen & Toubro has made rapid strides to become one of the leading companies in the industry with its products and innovations. Arvind Garg elaborates.

Setting New Standards

SAMIL aims to capture a large share in the market as the government has allotted huge amount towards construction of new highways and road network all over the country.

Make In India Week

Over 8,000 Indian industry leaders and 13 Union Ministers attended the event. Seventeen state exhibitions and several country pavilions have been built at the centre. The country pavilions include exhibitions from Sweden, Germany and South Korea.

Spline Shafts

Aar Kumar & Co manufactures, supplies, and trades a broad array of spline shafts. These shafts are manufactured following the OEM standards.

Advancing Productivity in Mining

ExxonMobil shares its perspective on how solutions-oriented lubrication programme can play an important role in ?Advancing Productivity? in mining operations. Participating at the 18th National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI)

Mining Equipment Sector Ablaze

India's national Budget 2016 is scheduled on February 29, 2016. Industry is rife with guesstimates, speculations, recommendations to the Finance Ministry and positive expectations which will help fuel their growth.

Large Miners Forward

While the global mining industry is on the decline, India is witnessing a reverse trend. Many international mining equipment manufacturers are showcasing their products at BAUMA 2016, Germany, in a big way, at a time when Coal India

Coal and iron ore will continue to be the growth drivers for large mining equipment.

Large mining equipment are primarily used with Coal India subsidiaries and some corporate mining companies viz, Vedanta, Reliance etc. A few mine developer-cum-operators (MDOs)

India will soon see a paradigm shift in mining methods

We are confident that India will soon see a paradigm shift in mining methods and the way in which mining companies deploy equipment, and we shall witness deployment of state-of-the-art large size mining equipment in India

Impressive Showcase by CASH Industry

Excon 2015, in CASH domain, witnessed a plethora of equipment aggregates, sub- assemblies, components and IT solutions for OEMs in their equipment, as original suppliers and in the aftermarket space, descending on the scene of action.

Indo-German trade volume grew 13.5 per cent during first half of 2015

German companies in India are looking forward to the implementation of GST in 2016 which would help in the ease of doing business here, says Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India.

CE Hydraulic Cylinders - Bright Future Ahead

On ground demand of construction equipment (CE) spurs the requirement of hydraulic cylinders for various essential applications by the OEMs. EQUIPMENT INDIA zeroes in on this segment to develop granular market insights.

We are independently participating in Excon for the first time

Hydraulics Works of L&T Construction Equipment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro was established in 1982. We are in a position to deliver hydraulic solutions to meet the needs of construction and earthmoving equipment, mining machinery, industrial, energy sectors as well as bulk material handling segments.

Anand Sundaresan elected ICEMA President

Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) announced the appointment of Anand Sundaresan as the President of the association.

Progress Through Performance

The recently held ICEMA conference on highway equipment discusses the need for efficient technologies, quality and skill upgradation in roads and highways construction.

Graded Up

If tightened completion time is demanded as in the case of Delhi peripheral ring road by Supreme Court, it will sure to up the demand for advanced, high capacity motor graders.

Anand Sundaresan Elected as the new President, ICEMA

Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) announced the appointment of Anand Sundaresan as the President of ICEMA. Anand Sundaresan, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Schwing Stetter succeeds Amit Gossain, the Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, at JCB India.

Komatsu has become a household name with the people in earthmoving business

Komatsu products backed by L&T sales and service network is the best combination that a customer can ask for. L&T is in this business for more than 70 years now and not only has the best infrastructure, but also has the best manpower resource in the country.

Diggies to Scoop the Growth Pie

Market indicators show visible signs of economic recovery and infrastructure development. Crawler excavator segment is expected to witness resurgence in sales from 2015 and is expected to grow to 26 per cent.

Wheel loaders - Optimising Productivity

Cycle time is a critical success factor in all bulk handling applications. Ramifications of high cycle time even extend to bulk handlers securing business. Wheel loaders are extensively used bulk handling tools wherein high productivity is of essence.

German companies are planning more investments in India

The Indian market is served for many years, not only because of the need of raw materials to foster the nation economic growth but also because India is the third largest producer of coal. Difficult regulatory framework and business environment slow the development of coal production.

Our core values are interaction, innovation and commitment

In 2015, we have seen an inflow of volume business for rotary blast hole drills from state-owned enterprises involved with coal mining and we expect the trend to continue in April-June 2015 period as well.

New service centre for L&T Construction

The Larsen & Toubro Construction and Mining Machinery has set up a service and training centre at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu.

We cater to clients for complete hydraulic solutions

As indigenous earthmoving and construction equipment players decide to push forward, we would like to cater to their hydraulic needs better, says Raj Dabholkar, Director, Tucson Hydrocontrols. Excerpts from the interview

Many German companies plan to invest more in India

An overwhelming majority of bC India exhibitors (79 per cent) expect the economy in the region to improve and to continue growing, says Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India Services.

IMFA to start ITC in Sukinda

BIPF, the social arm of Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA), laid the foundation stone for Industrial Training Centre (ITC) for skill and development in the Sukinda Valley, home to the bulk of country?s chrome ore reserve, in the Jajpur district of Odisha.

L&T New Service and Training Centre

L&T Construction and Mining Machinery has unveiled an ultra-modern service and training centre for repair and overhaul of construction and mining equipment and their components located at Kanchipuram, about 60 km from Chennai, on the NH4.

The welding market is expected to reach Rs.16,750 cr by 2019-20

In the welding sector, the number of available skilled and trained workers is much less than the need. We are trying to concentrate on training and skill development so that we have more skilled and trained workers readily available, which will increase the productivity, says R Srinivasan, Vice President, The Indian Institute of Welding. Excerpts from the interview...

L&T unveils service and training centre

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has unveiled an ultra-modern service and training centre for repair and overhaul of construction and mining equipment and their components located at Kanchipuram, on NH4 and about 60 km from Chennai.

L&T unveils Service & Training Centre

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has unveiled an ultra-modern service and training centre for repair and overhaul of construction and mining equipment and their components located at Kanchipuram, on NH4 and about 60 km from Chennai.

L&T Construction sets up service centre

The Larsen & Toubro Construction and Mining Machinery has set up a service and training centre at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu. Former L&T Board Member JP Nayak inaugurated the facility at the town, about 50 km from Chennai.

Global mining equipment market up

Despite some short-term weakness, the worldwide mining machinery market is expected to expand by 8.6 per cent per year through 2017 to $135 billion. The growth is spurred by voracious demand for mined materials in China, India, and several other developing nations as industrial output increases. Global patterns of investment in mining capacity will be determined in large part by these countries, as resource companies look to capitalise on new sales opportunities.

German companies are planning more investments in India.

German investors are taking a positive long-term view of Indian market and continue to invest in their operations to tap growth opportunities. Maharashtra, with around 39 per cent share of German investments, remains the most attractive destination, says Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India. Excerpts from the interview.

MMD India unit in Sri City

MMD (India) a subsidiary of the UK-based MMD Mining Machinery Developments, has laid the foundation stone for its new production unit at Sri City. To start with, MMD will invest about Rs 100 crore in this project. It is expected to be commissioned by October next year

38 German companies will showcase their innovative products at Excon 2013.

German investors in India take a positive long-term view of the Indian market and continue to invest in their operations and tap growth opportunities. . Maharashtra, with around 39 per cent share of German investments, remains the most attractive destination for German business in India.

Mumbai's May Flower to invest in Ethiopian coal fields

Mumbai-based May Flower has agreed to invest along with Delbi to jointly develop a coal mine in Ethiopia over a three-year period. May Flower will import mining machinery, mining experts as well as the required finance for exploration and mining works.

MMD India to invest Rs 100 cr in AP's Sri City

MMD Mining Machinery Developments in the United Kingdom has laid the foundation stone for its new production unit at Sri City Special Economic Zone in Andhra Pradesh. The company's Indian subsidiary MMD (India) to handle the production unit. The company will initially invest Rs 100 crore in this project and will offer employment to 200 people.