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Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

One year of lockdown: Real estate sector beating pandemic blues

For many industries, this was a transformative year and one of them which underwent a turbulent change was the real estate sector.

YoY demand for concrete equipment will be at 20-25% in today’s scenario

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, Schwing Stetter India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a $1.30 billion German concreting machinery manufacturer and a part of XCMG group.

Srei receives EoI for capital infusion from Cerberus

The board of directors of Srei Infrastructure Finance and its wholly-owned subsidiary Srei Equipment Finance held meetings announced that it has further received an expression of interest for capital infusion from Cerberus Global Investments.

CW Maharashtra mega virtual conference focuses on opportunities

Platform at unprecedented scale to attract the biggest names

BKT Tires partners with 7 IPL teams

Balkrishna Industries (BKT Tires), the Indian multinational group and leading global player in the Off-Highway tire market has just announced that it will be sponsoring seven teams in the upcoming cricket league for Season 2021.

Delhi Mumbai expressway SPV gets ‘AAA’ rating

The National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI) fully-owned special purpose vehicle (SPV), DME Developers (DMEL), has received AAA rating from CRISIL, CARE and India Ratings. The SPV is executing the Delhi-Mumbai expressway project.

Mahindra offers India’s first one-stop solution for vehicle scrapping

The agreement with MMRPL will enable customers get a hassle free and transparent deal under one roof. Any customer intending to purchase a new Mahindra Vehicle by scrapping/exchanging the old vehicle which is more than 15 years can do so at any Mahindra dealership.

BKT Tires partners with 7 IPL teams

Balkrishna Industries (BKT Tires), the Indian multinational group and leading global player in the Off-Highway tyre market, has just announced that it will be sponsoring seven teams in the upcoming cricket league for the season 2021.

Sunteck Realty enters JV to develop 7 acres of waterfront residences in Mumbai

Sunteck Realty has secured a marquee 7 acre land parcel at Borivali. It would develop a luxury residential project in the upmarket residential locality.

BKT Tires partners with 7 IPL teams

BKT Tires will be the official tyre partners for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the forthcoming T-20 League.

Delhi Mumbai expressway SPV gets ‘AAA’ rating

The National Highways Authority of India’s fully owned Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), DME Developers Ltd. (DMEL), has received AAA rating from CRISIL, CARE and India Rating.

ACC RMX launches India’s first green concrete

ACC RMX launches India’s first green concrete

Next stage of airport privatisation to begin in April

Next stage of airport privatisation to begin in April

Mahindra Group appoints Manoj Bhat as group CFO

Mahindra Group appoints Manoj Bhat as group CFO

Light at the End of the Tunnel

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

L&T Construction bags mega contract of India’s first high-speed rail corridor

The scope for the MAHSR - C4 package includes the construction of viaducts, stations, major river bridges, depots, and other auxiliary works.

Next year will be the best for construction industry

Speaking exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA after winning the coveted Equipment India Person of the Year 2020 award, VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India, shares his thoughts on the company’s success, future plans and the market outlook.

Impressively Wide, Incredibly Accurate

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is one of the most prestigious expressway projects in India in current time. The highway will start near Gurugram at Sohna and will end at JNPT, near Mumbai. With a total length of 1,353 km, the expressway is divided into 49 packages (31 packages in Delhi-Vadodara section, 13 packages in Vadodara-Mumbai section and five packages in Mumbai-JNPT section).

Kool-ex partners with IndoSpace to set up pharma warehouses

For warehousing, Kool-ex has partnered with IndoSpace to build customised, GDP/GWP compliant, temperature controlled, pharma distribution centres across the country.

L&T completes divestment of E&A business to Schneider Electric

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced the closure of the strategic divestment of its Electrical & Automation (L&T E&A) business to Schneider Electric.

New appointments at LiuGong India

LiuGong India has announced the appointment of A Krishnakumar as the President – India effective July 2020.

Welspun One to set up 110-acre warehousing project in Bhiwandi

Designed to global standards and Green Building Certification requirements, the project is positioned to become a key asset in the hub of Mumbai’s warehousing market.

GALLOCK® - complete safety under heavy vibrations

Gala Precision Engineering announced the successful development and distribution of wedge lock washer GALLOCK®. These washers are used to safely secure bolted joints exposed to heavy vibrations and dynamic load.

World’s largest concrete paver commissioned

Wirtgen slipform paver SP 1600, the world’s largest concrete slipform paver was commissioned at Patel Infrastructure on February 25, 2020 for the construction of eight-lane Vadodara-Kim Expressway, a part of the Mumbai-New Delhi Expressway.

Biggest is the Best

Patel Infrastructure acquired the world's largest concrete paver from Wirtgen Group. The 18.75 m full paving width paver is currently working at the Vadodara-Kim Expressway project.

MMRDA restarts work on major projects

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to restart construction on all nine Metro corridors, in non-containment zones in the city from April 20.

Allcargo Logistics supports fight against COVID 19

Allcargo Logistics joined the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic by contributing to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in Maharashtra and supporting various initiatives to help migrant labourers, daily-wage earners as well as doctors and paramedics who are on duty.

Covid-19 Challenges Revival

The lockdown in the country has entered its third stage on May 4, 2020 in view of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continuing its grip on the country even after the six-week lockdown in two stages.

Linnhoff India Gmmco ink pact

Linnhoff India has formed a strategic dealership alliance with Gmmco, a leader in equipment for infrastructure mining, energy and transportation business.

HCC completes first tunnel for Mumbai Metro III project

Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) completed the south-bound tunnel between CSMT and Mumbai Central stations on August 2, 2019. With this, HCC became the first contractor among all packages to complete the entire length of a tunnel.

We are planning to start rental business of TBMs

India is becoming a prominent market for tunnel boring machines (TBMs). In the coming years, TBMs in more numbers are expected in Indian construction projects.

Construction equipment technology has come a long way

The need to execute challenging projects within stipulated timelines will further strengthen the mechanisation process in construction.

Weiss inaugurates new campus in Pune

Weiss Automation Solutions India, the Indian subsidiary of the Weiss GmbH inaugurated its New Campus that will house under one roof, Weiss APAC Regional HQ, India Sales Office, The Engineering Knowledge Centre, Weiss Solution Factory, Global Sourcing & Global Technical Development Centre.

Paving to Perfection

The projects planned in roads, highways and expressways under the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the next five years will drive the demand for pavers during the period.

Allcargo Logistics collaborates on multiple initiatives against COVID 19

Allcargo Logistics joined the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic by contributing to the Chief Minister?s Relief Fund in Maharashtra and supporting various initiatives to help migrant labourers, daily-wage earners as well as doctors and paramedics who are on duty.

Open Letter to Finance Minister

The construction industry employs 35 million people, which is more than the population of Australia or Malaysia, and contributes 8 per cent of India?s GDP.

Weiss inaugurates new campus in Pune

The New Campus was inaugurated by Dr Juergen Morhard, Consul General of Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai and Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India in presence of industry leaders, key customers business partners.

Henkel opens India's largest adhesive manufacturing facility near Pune

Henkel Adhesives Technologies India announced the unveiling of its new production facility in Kurkumbh, near Pune.

Tunnelling for Mumbai coastal road project to begin in August

According reports, there would be two tunnels to be constructed in South Mumbai as part of the Rs 130 billion coastal road project, for which, digging work is expected to start in this August and will be completed in a year.

KONE inaugurates new warehouse in Mumbai

KONE Elevator India opened its new warehouse at Andheri in Mumbai. Housing more than 2,000 different parts, the warehouse will serve more than 2,500 current customers.

An Uphill Task

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

Tunnelling for Mumbai coastal road project to begin in August

According reports, there would be two tunnels to be constructed in South Mumbai as part of the Rs 130 billion coastal road project, for which, digging work is expected to start in this August and will be completed in a year.

Weld India 2020 to focus on new technologies

The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW) - India's Mumbai Chapter is hosting the fifth International Welding Congress

Warehousing sector grew 25 per cent

According to a JLL report, India's warehousing market, including both Grade A and Grade B spaces, rose 25 per cent last year to touch 211million sq ft.

Accessing New Heights

The use of aerial work platforms in India is still to gather momentum, in spite of the growing construction and urban infrastructure development. Increased awareness on safety among the end-users and a growing rental market are expected to drive the market in future.

4th IPF Industrial Excellence Awards

The recent awards ceremony in Mumbai lauded 19 SMEs from 16 cities.In its 48th year, IPF, India's largest circulated industrial magazine, hosted its 4th IPF Industrial Excellence Awards in Mumbai during which 19 SMEs from 16 Indian cities were honoured for their achievements during the year.

GS caltex celebrates 10th anniversary in India

As GS Caltex India celebrates its 10th anniversary, we caught up with Rajesh Nagar, Managing Director and CEO, to find out more about the organisation's journey so far and its future plans for the Indian market.

Henkel opens India?s largest adhesive manufacturing facility near Pune

Henkel Adhesives Technologies India announced the unveiling of its new production facility in Kurkumbh, near Pune.

KONE inaugurates new warehouse in Mumbai

KONE Elevator India opened its new warehouse at Andheri in Mumbai. Housing more than 2,000 different parts, the warehouse will serve more than 2,500 current customers.

Weld India 2020 to showcase innovations

The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW) - India?s Mumbai Chapter is hosting the fifth International Welding Congress and 13th Weld India Exhibition of the country in association with the International Institute of Welding from February 6 to 9, 2020 in Navi Mumbai on the theme: Advanced welding technology and quality systems for developing economies.

IndianOil inks pact with Cummins for DEF bulk dispensing

IndianOil has signed an agreement with Cummins Technologies India for bulk dispensing of IndianOil?s Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), branded as IOC ClearBlue, in their advanced engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems.

We are always open to supply customised products

Started manufacturing custom-built hose assemblies in 1976 in Mumbai, UNIFLEX established a 100,000 sq ft modern factory in Bengaluru in 1986 and became self-sufficient in designing, manufacturing and testing a wide range of hose and tube products that meet and exceed international standards.

We shall display new generation railway hoses

Semperit is one of the oldest rubber companies in the world with a multi-product portfolio. With four large state-of-the-art manufacturing units with a single global quality approach, Semperit offers reliable product range.

IPPTA reconstitutes its management committee

Indian Private Ports and Terminals Association (IPPTA) has reconstituted its management committee and also added two new members viz., Paradip International Cargo Terminal (PICT) and Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT).

India Construction Festival - 2019

The festival, organised by FIRST Construction Council in New Delhi from October 15-16, successfully brought together the public and private sector to discuss probable resolutions to impediments faced by the infrastructure sector.

New Side Gripper guarantees higher reliability

Dieseko Group BV, the global market leader of innovative foundation equipment and within their product range, both PVE and ICE vibratory hammer, has recently launched a revolutionary new side gripper

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.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Use of tunnel boring machines is on the rise with many metro rail projects are now put these machines on job while already in use at water and gas pipeline projects.

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.

Rs 200 billion projects initiated in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated projects of about Rs 200 billion for Mumbai. The three metro corridors initiated by the Prime Minister are 9.2 km Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor, 12.7 km Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and the 20.7 km long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.

Linnhoff and Gmmco ink dealership alliance

As per the new partnership, Gmmco will do the sales, marketing and services for all Linnhoff products across India.

Voltas bags Metro 3 contract

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) has awarded the contract for the tunnel ventilation system and environmental control system works to Voltas for the section Mumbai Central (excluding) to Cuffe Parade (including) for its Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor.

L&T Construction bags Navi Mumbai airport contract

The Transportation Infrastructure and Buildings & Factories businesses of L&T Construction have secured a project from the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIAPL) for the engineering, procurement and construction

There is Tremendous growth opportunity in infra expansion

With the Indian infrastructure players fully appreciating the importance of foundation equipment only in the past few years, Casagrande is keen to partner with them to enhance efficiencies and productivity.

New Opportunities

Construction activity in India is taking new dimensions with some unique projects raring to take off.

ACE launches nx360o crane in mumbai

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has always believed in introducing new models in the pursuit of innovation and customer interest.

Linnhoff India and Gmmco ink dealership alliance

Linnhoff India, a leading manufacturer of asphalt mixing plants, has formed a strategic dealership alliance with Gmmco, a leader in equipment for infrastructure mining, energy and transportation business.

HCC completes first tunnel for Mumbai Metro III project

In a significant milestone for the city?s metro network, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) completed the south-bound tunnel between CSMT and Mumbai Central stations on August 2, 2019.

iRISE buys 6 Genie boom lifts

iRISE India, a leading mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rental company in India, has purchased six units of Genie? SX?-180 boom lifts. This model is the tallest boom in the Indian market with a reach of 56.7 m.

iQuippo organises Paison Ki Nilami

Commenting on this occasion, Anant Raj Kanoria, CEO, iQuippo, said, ?We have noticed that in the market customers always want to negotiate pricing and interest rates and we through our platform want to digitise and make this process transparent

Potain MCT 85 at temple construction in India

The Mumbai-based construction company, Bhanu Construction is using a Potain MCT 85 crane to ensure on-time construction of a new temple in the town of Shirdi.

Time-bound projects demand highly efficient equipment

In the current scenario, most of the projects have become time-bound and have to be completed within the stipulated period. Due to this, expectation of the market has also changed especially in road segment.

Concrete Future

Requirement of concrete in construction is expected to increase in the future with a slew of projects in the pipeline in real estate and infrastructure projects.

BMCT receives 3 new quay cranes

The PSA International-owned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) at JNPT has received three additional super-post panamax quay cranes recently, increasing its fleet size to 12 quay cranes.

The Eleventh Hour Is Here!

By 2025, the construction market in India is expected to emerge as the third-largest globally.

There isn't one new normal for the industry any longer

Metso Corporation has unveiled plans for Rs 5.6 billion investment to consolidate its operations in India. The Helsinki-based industrial major is a global provider of equipment and services for the mining, aggregates, recycling, and process industries through its minerals and flow control segments.

Tata Projects JV wins Pune Metro tunnelling projects

The joint venture (JV) of Tata Projects with Turkish company Gulermak, Gulermak-Tata Projects has bagged the tunnelling projects for the underground section of the Pune Metro Rail project.

Steps to Safety

Being the safest means of working at heights, Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) are naturally the option to work at height safely. However, use of AWPs in India is still limited and is picking up slowly.

52 projects of rail connectivity to ports underway

According to reports, as many as 52 projects for rail connectivity to ports are underway with an investment of Rs 44,605 crore. These projects are being undertaken by the Indian Port Rail Corporation (IPRCL) and the Ministry of Railways.

Indian market has a great growth potential

Founded as Racine Threshing Machine Works in the mid-western US in 1842, CASE Construction Equipment today operates as a subsidiary of CNH Industrial.

IPF Industrial Excellence Awards 2018

The 47-year-old Industrial Products Finder (IPF), published by ASAPP Info Global Group, presented its third IPF Industrial Excellence Awards on December 13, 2018, at NSE, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai.

Advancing Trenchless Standardisation

The role of standards is quite important in the context of Indian trenchless projects. Dr Niranjan Swarup explains the needs for standards that suit Indian conditions and the future directions in this regard.

Manitowoc hosts Open House at new Potain factory in India

The new Potain factory in Chakan has been rolling out MCT 85 and MC 125 tower cranes with greater efficiency than ever before, since starting production in the first quarter of 2018.

Applications in India: issues and Solutions

Indian subsurface construction requirements are unparallelled and through proper interventions, we can realise this dream. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates on the challenges and issues in trenchless applications in India and the solutions to overcome these challenges.

Best solution for external painting

Traditionally, bamboos and H-frames are being used for external painting works. But the technology takes place these arrangements with the most advanced safety parameters.

Ensuring ease of operation

The portable air compressors of Atlas Copco, deployed at the metro project near the famous Siddhivinayak Temple, contribute to ease traffic woes in Mumbai.

Smart Industry Conference 2018

Indian manufacturers are at the brink of a technological transformation that is changing the way we work and communicate with each other.

Mahindra in strategic partnership with Castrol India

Mahindra & Mahindra and Castrol India announced the signing of a new strategic partnership agreement between the two companies.

Tata-Siemens consortium wins bid for the Pune metro project

The consortium of TRIL Urban Transport (a Tata Group Company), and Siemens Project Ventures GmbH (subsidiary of Siemens Financial Services), has been awarded the contract by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority to develop the metro corridor from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar.

India Rubber Expo to be held in Mumbai

The 10th edition of India Rubber Expo (IRE), Asia?s largest rubber expo, will be held during January 17-19, 2019. The IRE 2019 is a milestone with many features.

Vikram Makar elected AIRIA President

Vikram Makar, Chairman and Managing Director, Oriental Rubber Industries, has been elected President of the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) for the year 2018-19. This was announced at the 66th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of AIRIA held at Kolkata.

Schwing Stetter India wins Infrastructure Icon Award

Schwing Stetter India won the Infrastructure Icon Award at the recently held ?Navabharat Infrastructure Conclave & Awards 2018 in Mumbai.

Batching plants for precast industry

Precast concrete is getting more traction in the current construction space. Ajax Fiori has introduced a range of batching plants that feed the requirements of precast industry. Debasis Bhattacharya elaborates.

Port of call

Cargo traffic at Indian ports is gradually growing. Containerisation and palletisation of cargo is on the rise, though there is still far more to go for us to have a sizeable share of containerised and palletised cargo in the global market.

Ports of Opportunities

Capacity expansion plans at Indian ports is giving a renewed hope for port equipment players. Many port operators are acquiring new equipment as part of modernisation and expansion of handling capacities at these ports.

KBL supplies two autoprime pumps to MCGM

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) recently supplied two autoprime pumpsets, each of 1,000 cu m/hr capacity, to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for de-watering of inundated area in the city during the monsoon.

IFAT India 2018 to feature first Buyer Seller Forum

To help exhibitors and visitors establish precisely matching business contacts, IFAT India 2018 for the first time offers the Buyer Seller Forum to have meetings arranged prior to the event. India?s leading trade fair for environmental technologies will take place from October 15 to 17 in the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai.

Vertical Growth

Tower crane market is now on revival path, which was going through a lull period till recently. Going forward, a steady growth of real estate market could see a further momentum in tower cranes.

GP Global, CEPSA partner to make marine lubricants in India

GP Global Energy Private Limited (GPGEPL), part of the UAE-based GP Global, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Cepsa, integrated Spanish oil major, to make and market Cepsa?s marine and power generation lubricants in India.