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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.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

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

Asia-Pacific’s first Grove GMK3050-2 heads to Porter Cranes

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.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

10 Steps to Safe and Efficient Tower Crane Erection

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.

ACE President Pradeep Sharma passes away

Pradeep Sharma, President of Action Construction Equipment (ACE), passed away on August 5, 2020.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Policy: Defer BS-IV & Bring in Scrappage

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.

Franna announces expansion into India

Franna, a leading provider of mobile pick-and-carry cranes under Terex brand, is set to expand its global manufacturing footprint into India

Liebherr mobile construction crane in electric operation

The Liebherr MK 88 Plus has been in service at Krandienst Kunze since April 2019

We plan to focus on road equipment and backhoe loaders in future

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.

Indigenous crane control and safety systems

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 to unveil new LTM 1120 4.1 at Conexpo Las Vegas

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.

French lifting company buys Liebherr mobile construction crane

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.

We proactively pursue when it comes to adopting digital technologies

As a major player in heavy-duty mobile cranes market in India, TIL has consolidated its presence over the years.

RAR Group puts new Grove GMK6400 on wind farm job

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.

Our customer-centric approach drives us to offer customised solutions

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.

EQUIPMENT INDIA AWARDS 2019

The 7th Annual Equipment India Awards 2019 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

Manitowoc opens new facility in the Philippines

Manitowoc has opened a new 2,900 sq m facility with a warehouse and a workshop in Molino, Cavite, south of the Philippines capital, Manila.

A Space-saving Miracle

The Liebherr MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane was an ideal solution to work comfortably at a city centre of Mainz with restricted space.

Mobile crane sales peak in India

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 opens new facility in Halifax

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 completes acquisition of Demag Mobile Cranes business

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.

We Will Continue to Expand Our Capacities in the Next 3-5 Years

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.

Potain tower cranes support Trilogy Limassol Seafront project

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.

From Recovery to Growth

In the past few months, the mobile cranes business has been improving quietly. The market is recovering and moving towards growth.

Infrastructure momentum to continue

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 crosses ?10 bn annual turnover

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.

Global CE sales peak at 1.1 million units

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.

A nine-fold WOLFF line-up in Vienna

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.

COMANSA, BKL to jointly exhibit at bauma

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 to unveil four new mobile cranes at bauma 2019

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.

Customer-centric solution is our major focus

Bucher Hydraulics offers hydraulic valves and solutions to asphalt pavers, compactors, mobile cranes, concrete pumps, earthmoving equipment etc.

We are laying more emphasis on exports

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.

RIDING ON INFRA PUSH

Growth in the construction and material handling equipment market has pushed the prospects of small and medium range OTR tyres.

CE components market overview

The components, accessories and spares market is all set for a renewed growth in future in the light of increased construction activities.

Equipment Pulse

With the construction equipment market is on a growth path, Equipment India explores the market scenario of construction equipment and allied products and services.

"Customers NOW prefer higher capacity equipment"

With the impending revival of infrastructure sector and the government's definitive focus on growth, sales are expected to rise in the coming days.

"Backhoe loader industry continues to grow"

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

Indian CE Market Overview

The market for construction equipment will follow an upward trend in the next five years.,

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

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

6th AnnuaL EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018

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.

We see strong growth in infrastructure 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.

Four new Grove cranes ensure smooth sailing at Taiwanese port

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.

Global equipment sales see 12 per cent growth in 2018

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

Capacities huffing and puffing

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.

Lifting up Expectations

Gone are the days of slowdown and stagnation for mobile cranes market. Many equipment were seen idle with projects not taking off as expected.

Italian contractor taps Grove RT550E cranes

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.

Modular building on Berlin rooftop

German rental and crane specialist BKL supplied a Linden Comansa tower crane model 21LC750 for the construction of a modular hotel on top of a shopping centre.

Manitowoc appoints new dealer for South Australia

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.

Marsh buys Liebherr cranes

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.

Indian CE Market: AN Overview

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.

All set to meet infra growth demand

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.

Budget 2018-19: Infrastructure, Rural Development key

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.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards & CEO Forum 2018

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.

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

Manitowoc showcases new cranes at dealer open day

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.

Mobilising growth

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.

We expect Excon to be more vibrant and industry-specific

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, FIMI celebrate 25-year partnership

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.

Grove showcases industry-leading cranes at GIS 2017

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 appoints new Grove dealers for Asia-Pacific

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.

Liebherr mobile crane assembles concrete mixing plant

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.

Construction equipment sales to grow 10 per cent in 2017

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 to supply armoured mobile and rescue cranes to German Army

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 names TUV Rheinland as Designated Overseas Agency

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.

DhOLA-SADIYA bridge will propel intense development of the region

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.

Demand may shift towards higher capacity cranes

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.

On A moderate growth

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.

GST Council needs to prioritise CE

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.

FROM RECOVERY TO GROWTH

The construction market in India is the second largest in Asia-Pacific Countries (APAC) region and is expected to become the fastest growing market in the region by 2025.

Jassim to buy five new Demag all-terrain cranes

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 enhances training programmes in Central America

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.

NCC buys Liebherr Telescopic Crawler Crane

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.

ICEMA Wins,Ban Dropped

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.

UN Mobilkraner showcases Grove crane at MaskinExpo 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.

Equipment India awards & ceo forum 2017

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.

ON THE MOVE

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.

Made-in-India engines from Volvo Penta

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.

SET TO ROLL AGAIN

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.

Equipment India Awards 2017 and CEO Forum

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.

New truck crane with improved features

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.

Multi-crane lift performance by Grove cranes

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.

Celebrating 20 Years of Auction in Dubai

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.

Our tower cranes are 100 per cent locally sourced and manufactured

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.

Safety in Mobile Cranes

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.

Revs up to Start

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.

Offering Complete Solution

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.

Terex reach stacker for moving precast concrete pipes

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 exhibits breakthroughs at JDL Med 2016

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.

NACR begins Southeast Division

North American Crane & Rigging, LLC has begun operations at their new Southeast Division headquarters based in Lakeland, Florida.

Global crane market to grow in 2017

According to a new report from Off-Highway Research, the worldwide demand for mobile cranes is expected to bottom-out this year.

Kanoo bags Manitowoc Cranes Elite Dealer status

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 appoints new leaders for Asia and Middle East region

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.

Global crane market to grow in 2017

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.

Compact Double-acting Piston Seal

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