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.
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.
The new model was delivered to the company’s yard in Hamilton, New Zealand by Manitowoc’s local dealer, TRT, which weighed and tested the unit ahead of putting it to work.
Manitowoc Crane Care’s Didier Forest is a 32-year veteran of the company. He has co-authored several technical manuals on tower crane erection and trains Crane Care technicians at Manitowoc’s Training Center in Saint Pierre de Chandieu, France.
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?
Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.
At the time of completing 25 years in construction equipment industry, Action Construction Equipment (ACE) is preparing to focus on new equipment segments in road construction and backhoe loaders.
Cranesafe Technologies was incepted in 2007 to provide services for the critical problems in hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics for any type and make of mobile cranes.
Liebherr will be unveiling its new LTM 1120-4.1 at the Conexpo in Las Vegas using the slogan ?There?s nothing more on 4!? It is the most powerful 4-axle all-terrain crane ever built, according to the company.
Maxilevage, a French lifting and transport company based in Guadeloupe, has opted for Liebherr for the first time, taking delivery of an MK 88 mobile construction crane.
Australian crane specialist RAR Group has put a new Grove GMK6400 crane on one of the largest wind farms in New South Wales. The Capital Wind Farm job saw the crane used to maintain gearboxes on a number of the 67 turbines at the 140.7-MW facility.
Currently, the industry is facing a slowdown, which is expected to last for two to three quarters. However, moving forward, it will witness higher demand amid the government's resolve to build world-class infrastructure and the digitalisation of manufacturing processes for rolling out technically advanced equipment.
According to a market research report by Off-Highway Research, sales of mobile cranes hit an all-time high of nearly 12,000 units in 2018, with some 96 per cent of demand being for locally manufactured pick-and-carry cranes.
Shawmut Equipment of Canada, one of Manitowoc Crane?s dealer partners for success in North America, has opened a new facility in Elmsdale, Canada, near Halifax in Nova Scotia.
Tadano completed its $215-million acquisition of the Demag Mobile Cranes business on August 1, 2019. The transaction brings together two of the top names in the lifting equipment industry.
By delivering high-precision bearing solutions and systems for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is shaping "Mobility for tomorrow" to a significant degree.
Two Potain MDT 269 J12s and one MDT 389 L16 tower crane are helping to construct the Trilogy Limassol Seafront in Limassol, Cyprus. The project comprises three, 170 m high luxury apartment towers, together with work and relaxation spaces.
Global construction equipment sales hit an all-time high of 1.1 million units in 2018, with a retail value of approximately $110 billion, according to Off-Highway Research.
The Liebherr Group notched up a turnover of ?10.551 billion in 2018, breaking through the ?10 billion barrier for the first time in the company?s history. This represents an increase of ?739 million, or 7.5 per cent, compared with the previous year.
The latest Off-Highway Research report reveals record sales in construction equipment (CE) globally, touching an all-time high of 1.1 million units in 2018, with a retail value of around $110 billion.
The construction company HABAU and its subsidiary ?STUSTETTIN used nine WOLFF clear cranes to build ten individually planned residential buildings, a supermarket and an underground car park for 500 vehicles.
Following the successful experiences of 2013 and 2016, tower crane manufacturer COMANSA and its German dealer BKL Baukran Logistik will join forces again for the upcoming bauma show, to be held in Munich in April.
Liebherr will introduce four new products from its Mobile Cranes Product Division at the bauma 2019. These new cranes feature high performance, economy and flexibility thanks to the consistent advanced development of successful technologies.
This bauma, Action Construction Equipment (ACE) launched a whole series of innovative cranes; among them is the NX360o model, which as the company claims, will not be found anywhere in the world.
The Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards are here again. In its sixth edition, the Annual Awards to be held on October 25, 2018 in New Delhi, will honour the top performers of construction equipment industry.
As one of Asia's biggest material handling solution providing company, ElectroMech is present in more than 55 countries across the world. Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India) Pvt Ltd shares more on the company and the industrial cranes market.
Grove?s dealer in Taiwan, Champion Auto, has delivered four new mobile cranes to a port in the south of the country. There are two GMK4100L all-terrain cranes and two RT540E rough-terrain cranes.
Worldwide construction equipment sales are expected to increase 12 per cent this year, according to Off-Highway Research. This will take total sales to almost one million units in 2018. The total retail value of sales is expected to approach $99 billion
It's one year since the unified tax system of Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into force. GST has been a game changer in its vast sense considering the difficulties faced by the industry in terms of multiple tax structure.
Italian contractor Officine Dandrea (Dandrea) has purchased four brand-new Grove RT550E rough-terrain cranes. Dandrea chose the RT550E due to its compact design, manoeuvrability and superior lifting performance at height.
Manitowoc has increased its support to customers in South Australia (SA) with the appointment of WATM Crane Sales & Service as its exclusive dealer for the region.
The UK-based equipment hiring company, Marsh Plant Hire has taken delivery of three new 40 tonne capacity LTM 1040-2.1 wheeled mobile telescopic cranes and two 60 tonne LTM 1060-3.1 models. The LTM 1040-2.1 has a 35 m main boom in four sections and is on a two-axle carrier.
Strong domestic demand generated by ongoing infrastructure development projects resulted in the construction equipment market rising to an all-time high of 72,197 units in 2011.
Aggressive infrastructural development is imperative to the overall economic welfare of a country. If the economy is likened to a wheel, its infrastructure sector is most certainly the central hub that supports all the other sectors in the form of spokes and keeps the wheel spinning smoothly and efficiently.
Infrastructure development has been one of the top priorities of the Union Budget 2018-19 presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely in Parliament on February 1. Major investments and allocations are in roads, railways and rural development including agriculture and rural economy. Urban infrastructure development has also received a boost with the allocation for Smart Cities mission.
After the bitterly cold days and nights of the famed Delhi winter, spring is said to augur good tidings. Or so it is believed. Maybe, it was in continuation of this tradition that the city successfully held yet another edition of the Equipment India Awards.
Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosts 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards
The Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosted the 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards at Hotel LALIT in New Delhi on Friday 16th February, 2018.
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
Grues Levages Investissements (GLI), Manitowoc?s dealer for Grove and Potain cranes in R?union Island, hosted a three-day open house event at its premises in Le Port.
Tyres are important components of a vehicle or machine for making it mobile. When we think about tyres, the first thing coming into our minds is a vehicle. Automobile is the largest user of tyres.
With the revival of road construction projects in India, the market for construction equipment (CE) and road building equipment- such as crushing and screening plants and RAP-mixing asphalt plants - is expected to open up in a big way.
Manitowoc and FIMI have marked 25 years of partnership by celebrating at GIS 2017 inPiacenza, Italy. The dealership, based in San Benedetto del Tronto, central Italy, hassupplied Manitowoc products since 1992.
At the sixth edition of the Italian Cranes and Access and Heavy Transport Show (GIS) 2017 in Piacenza, Italy, Manitowoc Cranes displayed a few of its industry-leading all-terrain cranes, the Grove GMK4100L-1 and GMK5150, which feature new taxi configurations for more efficient road travel.
Manitowoc has appointed two new dealers for its Grove brand in Asia-Pacific to support growing demand in the region for its advanced range of mobile cranes.
ESB Kranverleih Transport und Hebetechnik GmbH based in Mittelbiberach in Upper Swabia, assembled a Liebherr concrete mixing plant using Liebherr mobile cranes. The Betomix 2.5 RIM plant with a mixer size of 2.5 cu m was assembled in a gravel plant just a few kilometres from the Liebherr concrete technology production works in Bad Schussenried.
The construction equipment sales in India is expected to grow 10 per cent this year, according to an Off-Highway Research report. Off-Highway Research expects sales to exceed 73,000 units this year, surpassing the previous record sales of 72,492 units seen in 2011. The market in the first half of the year was particularly strong ahead of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1.
Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to deliver a total of 71 armoured mobile and recovery cranes worth around EUR 150 million.
Japan?s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has recognised TUV Rheinland Industrie Service as an authorised provider for in-country inspections of boilers, pressure equipment and mobile cranes being manufactured for import to the island nation.
The making of Dhola-Sadiya Bridge across the River Brahmaputra was a different task altogether, considering the location and an unpredictable flood situation. This mega structure was constructed by Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd.
Pick-and-carry cranes are used for a wide range of material handling tasks and are capable of travelling good a distance on roads, i.e., they have good inter-site mobility.
Pick-and-carry crane is a product that is unique to India. It has a rigid (as opposed to a revolving) superstructure, and is essentially a material handler that is used on a wide variety of light lifting tasks which in other countries would probably be done by an industrial crane or a telescopic handler.
Dr E Sreedharan was revered and acknowledged as India's 'Metro man' because he managed to do the impossible, i.e., dig into Delhi while it worked and build the metro rail, and that too, in record time. His execution won him laurels.
The Kuwait-based Jassim Transport & Stevedoring has placed order for five new Demag all-terrain wheeled mobile cranes. This include four AC 100-4Ls and an AC 250-6 to expand its fleet with the latest order. The company has four operating divisions in port management, contract logistics, equipment leasing and power rental services in Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Manitowoc Cranes has expanded its Spanish-language Crane Care training programmes in Central America and the Caribbean, focusing on enhancing aftermarket service quality in the region. Unlike training sessions offered in the past, where trainees had to travel to the US and attend classes in English, courses now give technicians who don?t speak English the chance to be trained in their native language and to avoid high travel expenses.
Liebherr has delivered a new LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane to NCC Ltd Hyderabad for its Nagpur metro project. In this project, the crane hoists girders for the two new metro lines which have a total length of 38 km, thereby the pick-and-carry characteristics of telescopic crawler crane are a great advantage. Liebherr is convinced that the use of such a crane, first time in India, will give a big opening to this technology.
Recently, the Supreme Court heard an application by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers' Association (ICEMA) and the Tractor Manufacturers' Association (TMA) as they sought a clarification on the ban on the registration of BS-III vehicles after March 31, 2017.
One of the most premier dealers of Manitowoc Cranes in the Nordic region showcased one of the most cutting-edge Grove mobile cranes at this year?s MaskinExpo 2017. The equipment trade show held during May 18?20 in Stockholm, Sweden.
It was 6.15 p.m. with 15 minutes more to go for the mega event of the infrastructure equipment industry. Meanwhile, the Viceroy Hall at the heritage Claridges Hotel located in New Delhi's famed Lutyen's Zone was already filled to capacity.
Off-the-road (OTR) tyres are largely used in vehicles, equipment and machinery employed in agriculture, mining, construction and industrial sectors. Consequently, any changes or fluctuations in the said sectors directly influences the growth of OTR tyre market.
The Swedish engine major reiterated its focus on Indian market with its new Made in India range from its Pithampur plant.Volvo Penta engines have been manufactured in India for the first time, at a new dedicated production line at the VE Powertrain (VEPT) plant.
The growth prospects of OTR tyres are expected to be better with the various industry segments on growth path. The government's progressive measures have enabled various industry segments to grow in the recently concluded financial year and the trend is to continue at least in the next short to medium term.
The evening of April 21, 2017, was a proud occasion for Equipment India as the industry stakeholders gathered in large numbers at New Delhi's heritage Claridges Hotel, to celebrate the 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and be part of the high-level discussion at the CEO Forum.
Grove has unveiled the TMS9000-2 truck crane with new features. The new 100 t (115 USt) capacity truck crane features a number of improvements over previous models that will enable owners to increase their utilisation and lifting capabilities.
Aertssen Kranen completed one of the most visually striking lifts in recent history, employing 14 Grove cranes to simultaneously lift a massive pipeline for an industrial plant project in Antwerp, Belgium.
Heavy equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. celebrated its 20th year anniversary in Dubai during a two-day auction at its site in the Jebel Ali Freezone. The auction featured more than 1,600 equipment items and trucks, including excavators, wheel loaders, dozers, trucks and mobile cranes.
We mainly focus on brand building. This is an opportunity for our customers to come and meet us and see the products on display. This year, we launched a crane at the event in two variations: 6 tonne and 9 tonne. It is completely localised, positioning us well in the market.
Do you plan to buy new safety system for your mobile crane? There are a number of safety systems of various brands available in India. Do all these brands really protect your crane from all unsafe conditions? Have you ever thought that your retrofit system manufacturer provides all the options provided by the crane data?Most of the systems manufacturers show basic data like boom length, boom angle, load signal etc.
Equipment buyers, whether small or large businesses, are making a bee line for quality and cost-effective equipment
Ritchie Bros is eager to help people in India sell and buy the equipment they need through the efficient and powerful channels we offer. Eduard Faig, Regional Sales Manager - Middle East, Africa and India, Ritchie Brothers, UAE, shares more on the company?s activities and industry focus.
BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA, the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction machinery is being held for the fourth time from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA grounds in Gurgaon near Delhi.
SteelFORCE, an established supplier of special steel to OEMs, adds value to its customers by offering complete solution. Thanks to its widest logistic network, SteelFORCE can provide efficient logistic solutions to customers from major ports across the world to India.
Consolis Malaysia, a subsidiary of the Consolis Group, a leader in precast concrete solutions and headquartered in France, has used a Terex? TFC 45 R reach stacker at its plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia since summer 2016. Consolis Malaysia uses the robust machine for handling and transporting concrete pipes and components produced on site for the construction of a water-cooling circuit.
Manitowoc Cranes had a strong showing at the JDL Med 2016, featuring a range of Grove cranes and the Potain Hup 32-27. The event was held October 12-14 in Marseille, France, and saw more than 15,000 visitors to view the latest advancements from across the lifting, handling, elevation, transportation and packaging industries.
Kanoo Machinery (Kanoo), Manitowoc?s long-standing distribution partner in the Middle East, has been awarded the Manitowoc Cranes Elite Dealer status for its Saudi Arabian operations. Kanoo Machinery?s Saudi Arabian location is one of the only four dealerships to receive this designation in the Middle East.
Manitowoc has made two senior appointments for the Asia and Middle East region. David Semple and Christophe Simoncelli, who have assumed the new roles, have about 20 years of experience at Manitowoc, working primarily in sales and general management functions across the company?s product lines.
According to a new report from Off-Highway Research, the worldwide demand for mobile cranes is expected to bottom-out this year. Sales of all terrain, lattice boom crawler, rough terrain and truck cranes are expected to total 17,077 units in 2016, an 11 per cent fall from the previous year.
A new ?best-in-class? seal for hydraulic cylinders with the ability to ?thrive in unforgiving conditions? has been launched by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. The Zurcon? Glyd Ring? D comes with a combination of performance and service