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Ensuring Top Quality Paving without Joints

Learn all about fixed-width screed used in wide-road paving without joints. A German case illustrates.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

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).

New Concrete Pumping Solutions

Over the last three decades, the need for energy efficiency, higher productivity, easy mobility and flexibility has been the focus to meet the growing customer needs.

KfW IPEX-Bank offers EUR 10 million loan to Srei Equipment Finance

KfW IPEX-Bank is enabling the export of construction machinery for Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL) to India by providing a framework loan of EUR 10 million.

Talbert Manufacturing offers 55-ton travelling axle trailer

Talbert Manufacturing offers the 5553TA travelling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity

Ammann India announces free monsoon check-up camps for plants & machines

Ammann India, the country’s largest road construction equipment manufacturer by value, has announced a nationwide free monsoon check-up camp for its asphalt plants, pavers, soil compactors, tandem rollers, and pneumatic tyre rollers, from July 15 to October 15, 2020.

Ammann India announces free monsoon check-up camps for plants & machines

Ammann India has announced a nationwide free monsoon check-up camp for its asphalt plants, pavers, soil compactors, tandem rollers, and pneumatic tyre rollers, from July 15 to October 15, 2020.

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.

Building confidence

The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation in the construction sector. Once back on track after the lockdown, government will have to take some concrete steps to support the industry and economy.

AJAX is all set to bounce back with resilience

To set the ball rolling, AJAX has become more resilient, adaptive and competitive like ever in this complex and uncertain period of pandemic with resilience and resourcefulness, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Marketing, Sales & Product Support, AJAX Engineering.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

Hiway Stabilizers buys Volvo P8820C paver

Hiway Stabilizers, an Australian company delivering advanced stabilisations solutions for pavements, recently took delivery of the first P8820C ABG tracked paver in Australia from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

Wirtgen Group Machines Construct Yogyakarta Airport

The first plane to land at the new Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) on the Indonesian island of Java was an A320 from Jakarta.

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.

Hiway Stabilizers take delivery of first Volvo P8820C paver in Australia

Hiway Stabilizers, an Australian company delivering advanced stabilisations solutions for pavements, recently took delivery of the first P8820C ABG tracked paver in Australia from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

Driving Construction of New Istanbul Airport

The power of the Wirtgen Group is driving the construction of the biggest airport in the world: plants and machines from Wirtgen, V?gele, Hamm and Benninghoven are playing a vital part in the construction of the "New Istanbul Airport".

Wirtgen Group celebrates 25 years of success in India

The Wirtgen Group is celebrating its successful presence of "25 years in India". We would continue supporting our customers with the most innovative solutions and technologies in the road building and road rehabilitation, and mineral technologies in the construction equipment segment.

The company is always close to its customers business

Putzmeister is a world-leading solutions provider for pumping, mixing and placing concrete, mortar and industrial solids. For over 60 years, the company's solutions have been utilised by the construction, infrastructure, mining, energy and environment sectors in a wide range of environments and application conditions all over the world.

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.

We will showcase some of our latest products at Excon 2019

This year, Bonfiglioli Transmissions celebrates two decades of its presence in India. Over the years, the company has developed a broad range of drives catering to a vast array of applications in the construction, mining and other industries.

Turn to Digital and Automation

Digitalisation, automation, analytics, predictive maintenance, etc are the present day solutions to make the fleet agile and sweat.

FAST-TRACKING PERFORMANCE

The construction equipment market in India has become a front-runner in the global market space in the past few years.

Undercarriage Parts

Undercarriages and parts in crawler- or track-mounted equipment play important role in the mobility of the whole equipment and its uptime. Undercarriage parts are small and simple, but when all put together, support the entire track system.

New technologies to reduce emission

Proper use of construction machinery plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas in construction industry.

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.

Putzmeister and Sany expand concrete portfolio

Starting October 2019, Putzmeister and Sany are combining forces to bring customers enhanced concrete solutions and improved after-sales coverage in India.

Volvo CE speeding up infra developments in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is supporting infrastructure growth across India with its range of construction equipment.

Cautiously Optimistic

The government's various initiatives on revival of infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian construction equipment market in the past 2-3 years.

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.

Gates introduces new line of hydraulic hoses

Gates is bringing innovation back into hydraulic hose assemblies with MXT. Hydraulics is a critical component in a diverse mix of construction equipment.

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.

Digital job-site documentation

The new software-based application for road construction, WITOS Paving Docu allows paving data and delivery notes to be recorded and automates the sending of job-site reports. It is a practical, easy-to-use solution for small and medium-sized construction projects.

Technology leads

Attachments make a machine versatile to function multiple jobs at a project site which otherwise need different machines to do these jobs. Banking on one equipment to do multiple jobs with various attachments make the whole process faster and economical.

Building Better Roads

A fleet of asphalt compactors, double-drum compactors and a tracked sensor paver from Volvo CE are improving the quality of roads and life in the city of Bellary in Karnataka.

Wirtgen Group's Smart Synergies at bauma

The Wirtgen Group is showcasing its innovative road construction machinery among the company's around 120 exhibits and 13,000 sq m of exhibition space at bauma 2019.

Transforming Skill Landscape

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

New paving technologies

Paver market in India is picking up with the growing road construction projects. Both asphalt and concrete paver markets see positive growth in the coming years.

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.

Riding on infra push

Pick-up in infrastructure spending and construction activities is expected to drive the demand for tipper trucks in the coming years.

Improving Transport Network

Road contractor PT Sapta Unggul is relying on an ABG5820 paver from Volvo CE to make the roads safer and more accessible in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Since 2016, the ABG5820 has paved 124 km of roads in the region.

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.

Sany showcases new range of products

Sany India showcased its wide range of over 16 new products at bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018.

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.

Volvo CE to highlight infrastructure development

At the bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018, Volvo CE will be showcasing a new wheel loader and asphalt compactor.

Premium solutions from a single source

Wide range of products manufactured for the global market at the Wirtgen, Vgele, Hamm, Kleemann and Benninghoven will be showcased.

"Rental companies are backbone of Indian CE market"

For the next two years, at least the construction equipment rental companies will have to work both in an environment of uncertainty as well as promise of strong market.

Volvo CE demonstrates infrastructure strength in Jakarta

During the AABI asphalt and cement association event in Indonesia, Volvo CE showcased its P6820C ABG tracked paver and SD110 soil compactor.

We offer much more than just the live auctions

Ritchie Bros is one of the largest equipment platforms worldwide, transacting hundreds of thousands of items each year. Eduard Faig, Regional Sales Manager, Middle East, Africa and Asia Subcontinent, Ritchie Bros elaborates on the company's presence in the global market and its future plans for India.

CHALLENGES and NEW Opportunities

The construction equipment rental market in India is still small as compared to the other equipment markets worldwide. Satin Sachdeva sheds light on the realities of the rental market in India and the steps needed for the development of the market.

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.

Productive Paver

India is building roads at an unprecedented rate. Since 2014, the country has laid 28,000 km of highways at a cost of nearly Rs 3 trillion. Over the next decade, the country is expected to add 85,000 km more roads under the Bharatmala and Sagarmala infrastructure initiatives.

Operator training is a necessity today

Wirtgen India revived its training school almost one-and-a-half years back to give training in its pavers range. Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, elaborates more on the company's views on skill development and the way forward.

New solutions in road construction

The focus of this year's Road Technology Days held by the Wirtgen, V?gele and HAMM brands was on synergies, 3D applications and networked job site processes. The climax of the event was the live machine demonstrations.

Indian market is a priority for Ammann Group

Started operations in India in April 2013 joining hands with Apollo Group, Ammann Group has come a long way in a short span.

Equipment insurance sector will continue to grow

Considering the current scenario of infrastructure developments, there isa substantial growth potential in equipment insurance.

Wirtgen Group showcase specialised road construction solutions

Some 4,000 customers and road construction experts from more than 80 countries flocked to the Road Technology Days held by Wirtgen, V?gele and HAMM on April 19 and 20.

Paving to perfection

Asphalt paver market is likely to flourish in the coming years as more rural roads and highways are in the offing. The Budget 2018-19 has major focus on extension of 3.17 lakh km of rural roads which are largely asphalt roads.

CE needs a breather from BS-VI

In a bid to deal with the critical pollution situation in the national capital, the Ministry of Petroleum has brought forward the date for the rollout of BS-VI fuel for Delhi to April 1, 2018 instead of the original deadline of April 1, 2020.

New technologies gaining traction

The Wirtgen Group has been continuously innovating its products in the brands Wirtgen, Vogele, and Hamm. They are not only global market leaders but also innovation leaders, with the average age of a machine being not more than three years.

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.

Machine Control Technologies

Monitoring and control technologies in infrastructure, construction and mining equipment has become one of the priorities in the industry these days as the government is pressing for quality and speed in project execution.

Infrastructure development continues to be key

In terms of demand volume, 2017 will be the peak year in India. The total market demand is high this year. We will cross more than 2,000 machine sales this year for the first time.

Our bar placement technology is one of the best in the world

The Indian market is probably one of the best infrastructure markets in the world on the highway front, along with there being a lot of discussions on more spending in airports and irrigation. So, it is a promising future for construction as a whole.

Wheel loader market is expected to grow by 17-18%

The wheel loader market in India has been growing at a brisk pace over the last couple of years after touching a low in FY 2015-16. The 3 to 3.5 Ton-class wheel loader market has witnessed 17 per cent growth in the FY 2017-18 till now.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

Wheel loader market is expected to grow by 17-18%

We are focusing on making our wheel loaders versatile and suitable to meet various applications in roads, railways, irrigation, mining and industrial works by developing new attachments and variants, says Vivek Hajela, General Manager and Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

We are showcasing technologies for complete road construction process

The last few years have been very good with respect to awards and constructions of road projects. We expect this trend to continue with construction of 19 km/day and the government working towards 30 km/day.

An opportunity to see how technology is shaping for Indian customers

We are seeing most activities in the road building sector with numerous projects progressing. Understandably, we are seeing the highest levels of demand for excavators, compactors and pavers for this application and its associated industries.

We will be launching 17 new products this year

The current construction equipment market in India is to grow at a rate of 25 per cent. Road, irrigation, ports, RMC, railways, metro rail, power (nuclear, thermal, solar, wind, hydro, gas based), real estate and other community buildings are the major demand drivers for our product line.

We are launching new products at Excon

Government of India has given impetus in fast tracking various infrastructure projects, especially in road, railways, ports and airports sectors. There are also large irrigation projects under construction in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.

Productivity and cost are key in equipment selection

We are involved in almost all types of construction projects, both in India and abroad. We are the pioneers in pile foundation works in India and execute various kinds of piling works like cast-in-situ driven piles, precast driven piles, jointed precast piles, precast pre-bored piles, bored piles, steel piles, composite piles, marine piles etc.

India still to mature oN productivity parameters

L&T Construction is executing several important infrastructure projects across the country and overseas. In the roads, runways and elevated corridors sector, we are presently executing more than 30 projects.

Sell where people buy

There is a saying in the industry that 'if a machine isn't making money, it is only costing money'. Equipment often needs to be turned into cash first before returns can be used to make other investments.

Cold Recycling with Foamed Bitumen

Roads that are subjected to continuous and heavy traffic often show signs of damage that extend down to the road base. To eliminate this damage, the entire road needs structural rehabilitation.

Wirtgen successfully trains slipform paver operators

The first two batches of 28 candidates successfully completed their training from Wirtgen Group?s facility to become qualified slipform paver operators.

LiuGong showcases strength at BICES2017

LiuGong, a global leader in the manufacture of construction equipment, showcased its 29 tough machines at the 14th Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition & Seminar (BICES 2017).

Moba Technology in Road Construction

PAVE-TM, the world's first system for automatic layer thickness measurement in road construction has made its entry into the market recently.

Equipment Finance Sets to Outperform

Construction equipment market in India has evolved and become a major one in the global market place. With the evolution of the market, awareness about the various equipment class and their use, and above all, the construction and infrastructure development activities picking up momentum, the equipment finance market has opened up to all equipment categories.

MOBA introduces layer thickness measurement system in road construction

MOBA Mobile Automation AG launched its patented PAVE-TM, the world?s first system for automatic layer thickness measurement in road construction. The pioneering system captures the installation thickness of any road layer and is thus the first and only system for contact-free layer thickness measurement during asphalt installation, according to the company.

Apollo machines win challenges in Bhutan

Construction Development Corporation Ltd (CDCL) has built its business around professionalism ? specifically, providing high quality in a timely fashion. Helping the Bhutan business deliver on its promises are Apollo WM 6 HES mechanical paver finishers. The machines are responsible for CDCL?s construction of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects.

Volvo Launches New Paver in India

Volvo CE has introduced its newest paver into India, the mid-sized P6820C ABG. The unit offers a winning combination of power, production capacity, and precision for excellent paving quality, with perfectly smooth mats.

Recycling Economically

Time is money, especially in road construction. When it comes to cost efficiency, being able to put all equipment to maximum use is a critical factor. Consequently, it is a major advantage when a machine can be used flexibly, like the 3800 CR recycler from Wirtgen, which can use the up-cut and down-cut cold recycling processes or operate as a high-output milling machine.

Machine control systems are the future in India

MOBA is a German company that provides automation solutions for moving machines. Speaking to EQUIPMENT INDIA, Samip Desai, National Manager, Moba Mobile Automation (I), explains the company's activities and solutions for the Indian market.

Building Better Roads

The Ministry of Surface Transport has set an objective of building 40 km of roads a day from 2017-18 from the current level of 18 km a day. This has resulted in a paradigm shift in the use of road construction and rehabilitation methods and technologies.

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.

Volvo launches P6820C ABG paver in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched its newest 9-m paver in India, the P6820C ABG. The unit offers a winning combination of power, production capacity, and precision for excellent paving quality, with perfectly smooth mats, according to the company. This new tracked paver is powered by Volvo?s D6E COM IIIA/EPA Tier 3 engine. The paver is considerably more powerful than its predecessor, while providing lower fuel consumption and less noise.

XCMG posts soaring first quarter performance

Construction machinery manufacturer XCMG reported a 70 per cent jump in quarterly machinery sales in the first quarter of 2017 after selling more than 4,000 excavators worldwide, marking a 150 per cent year-on-year increase.

Schwing Stetter India joins hands with GOMACO

Schwing Stetter India has announced partnership with GOMACO Corporation for the sales and service of GOMACO?s entire range of concrete paving products across the country, except for the state of Telangana. The company plans to target $10 million sales in India during its first year of association.

Electric Throttle Actuators

The latest electric throttle actuators provide a cost effective way to control engine speed on mechanical diesel engines. Compact and easily installed, they enable greater freedom of machine design and the use of more ergonomically optimised controls.

The Road Ahead

In spite of the government's policy shift towards building four- and six-lane National Highways as concrete roads, plans to construct more rural roads and coastal roads will drive the demand for asphalt plants in the future. EQUIPMENT INDIA explores the road ahead for asphalt plants.

Paving a Growth Path

While the paver market is gearing up for phenomenal growth, sensor pavers are expected to have a smooth ride due to the demand for quality roads in the future.

The new norms

Lok Sabha has passed the GST Bill, clearing the deck for its smooth rollout from this July. Termed as independent India?s biggest reform initiative, the GST Bill is expected to bring together the entire nation on a single platform of taxation.