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Tunnelling equipment demand has started picking up

Epiroc Mining offers a wide range of tunnelling equipment for underground mining and underground civil work applications. Anirban Sen, Underground Business Manager Asia Pacific & India, Epiroc Mining, shares more on the demand trends and market outlook for tunnelling equipment.

MAJOR, Haver & Boecker Niagara collaborate

MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, partners with Haver & Boecker Niagara to give operations the tools to maximise production, improve performance and increase revenue.

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.

NHAI agrees to 25 suggestions made by NHBF to ease highway construction

NHAI has agreed to most of the suggestions made by the National Highways Builders Federation (NHBF) related to project delivery.

NHAI to undertake rating of concessionaires, contractors and consultants

The portal-based objective assessment of vendors has been initiated to track the performance of the vendors for various NHAI projects.

Manitowoc launches new website

Manitowoc has launched a fully refreshed website with improved navigation and searchable features that make it easy to explore the company’s comprehensive portfolio of cranes and lifting solutions

MAJOR offers free virtual training series

MAJOR offers aggregate and mining producers access to the company’s free virtual training series to help operations optimise efficiency and team learning amid the conditions caused by COVID-19

Tata Motors introduces next-gen digital solution

Tata Motors announced the launch of Tata Motors Fleet Edge – a next-generation connected vehicle solution that enables fleet management, with informed decision making.

Carraro Group's new facility in Pune

On the occasion of celebrating 20 years of successful presence in India, Carraro Group has laid the foundation stone for setting up a new production area that will complement the existing ones in the Ranjangaon (Pune) area.

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.

The focus on skill development is on the rise

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

SAMIL Utsav attracts over 30,000 customers in 90 cities

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), backed by Shriram Group and MXC Solutions celebrated SAMIL Utsav on its ninth business anniversary by conducting over 90 physical bidding events in 90 tier I, II, and III cities in a single day across India.

Srei Equipment Finance, UCO Bank to co-lend through iQuippo platform

Srei Equipment Finance (Srei Equipment), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), and UCO Bank, one of India?s premier public sector banks, announced a strategic alliance to offer joint loans for purchase of construction and mining, farm and medical equipment under a co-lending arrangement.

iQuippo launches upgraded financial portal

iQuippo launched its upgraded financing portal (www.iquippo.com) and became the first digital platform in the country to digitise the co-lending programmes of banks and NBFCs.

WOLFFKRAN to present smaller luffing jib crane at Conexpo 2020

After the successful introduction of WOLFF luffing and saddle jib cranes with middle to high lift capacities for the US market, WOLFFKRAN is now following suit with one of its smaller luffing jib cranes, the WOLFF 166 B.

iQuippo launches upgraded financial portal

iQuippo, India?s first digital marketplace for infrastructure equipment, launched its upgraded financing portal (www.iquippo.com) and became the first digital platform in the country to digitise the co-lending programmes of banks and NBFCs.

Government?s coal mining plans in FY20

The Union Government has planned exploration of 37 coal blocks and 10 lignite blocks along with drilling of 121 coal blocks and one lignite block in the current fiscal in addition to exploration and drilling of coal blocks allocated to Coal India (CIL), according to Pralhad Joshi, Union Coal Minister.

Transforming Mining Safe and Productive

Underground mining is an extremely tough mining method with various risk factors involved.

Genie adds new telematics solution to its machines

Focused on providing actionable information, flexibility and transparency, the new Genie? Lift Connect? telematics hardware is now available as a standard feature with a 3-year subscription on all new machine purchases for Genie scissors, booms and telehandlers

Srei Equipment Finance to offer new financing solutions

Srei Equipment Finance will have a big presence at the bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018 with its stall (O.F35) of about 2,315 sq ft in outdoor pavilion.

Atlas Copco launches oil-injected screw compressor

Atlas Copco launched the latest air compressor in its smart AIR solutions portfolio, the GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressor range, designed for reduced energy consumption and ease of installation and service.

Atlas Copco launches oil-injected screw compressor

Atlas Copco launched the latest air compressor in its smart AIR solutions portfolio, the GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressor range, designed for reduced energy consumption and ease of installation and service.

Tata Projects wins Rs 30.57 bn Bharat Net project in Chhattisgarh

Tata Projects Limited announced that its ?Smart Cities Business Unit? has been awarded Bharat Net project in Chhattisgarh. The Rs 30.57 billion project involves laying of optical fibre network that follows ring architecture with Internet Protocol - Multi Protocol Label Switching (IP-MPLS) technology.

Krishnapatnam Port introduces latest container scanner technology

Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL), the country?s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India, announced the installation of ?Rapiscan Eagle P 60 (Eagle P60)?, a drive-through X-Ray container scanner and radiation portal monitors.

Pushing Boundaries

With the demand for excavators growing in the market, OEMs are introducing new features to further improve the efficiency and productivity of the machines, helping in quick and qualitative project execution.

We aspire to delight our customers

As you know, Vashi Electricals is India's largest channel partner of reputed international brands of industrial electrical products. For us, 2018 is a year of celebration as we mark 40 successful and delightful customer service to industrial customers.

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.

We are working on futuristic solutions using IoT, AI, AR and VR

We build outcome impacting solutions integrating Internet of things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to enhance customer experience and improve organisational performance.

Digital disruption in CE space

Construction equipment sector is way behind in using digital platform for sourcing equipment. Anant Raj Kanoria elaborates on the importance of adopting new technologies for the growth of this industry.

Less investment, More benefits

Telematics is important for effectively monitoring the equipment fleet in its operation and maintenance. Work on Internet of Things (IoT) platform, Telematics provides information about the location, fuel, maintenance, and all other parameters which can be accessed remotely on a smart phone, tablet or laptop

We continue to 'wow' our customers

E-commerce exploded in India over the past few years, currently contributing 15 per cent to the total retail sales (3 per cent in 2010) and is expected to reach 25 per cent by 2020.

Our ultimate aim is to bill one lakh customers a year

From just an electrical channel partner, Vashi Electricals has grown to become a company of procurement specialists, helping customers from various verticals, including infrastructure equipment. Sanjeev Bhatia, Partner, elaborates more on the company and its vision for future.

Siemens inaugurates new switchgear factory in India

Siemens India inaugurated its showcase digitalised low-voltage switchgear factory at Kalwa, near Mumbai. The globally-benchmarked factory is capable of producing more than 180 variants at the rate of one product every nine seconds.

Changing Productivity Paradigms

Andy Dhanaraj, Director - Sales, Construction and Infrastructure, Caterpillar India, sheds light on the factors hampering productivity of construction projects and how Caterpillar solutions and technologies help overcome these challenges.

Govt to launch portal for better mining practice

Government will launch a portal for bringing in more transparency and speed up mining-related activities in the country. The Mines Ministry has developed a portal which would facilitate in expediting the clearances associated with the mining blocks and help all stakeholders to track status of statutory clearances, according to an official statement.

280 mines for auction in FY?18

Government has chalked out a plan to put as many as 280 mines with a mineral wealth of over Rs 10 lakh crore to auction in the next fiscal. According to Mines Secretary Balvinder Kumar, soon the drone technology will be used for preparing topography maps and inspection of mines.

T?V Rheinland launches new data management portal

T?V Rheinland, a global testing, inspection, certification and consultancy corporation headquartered in Germany, has announced the launch of its new, stand-alone mobile digital solution for the management, analysis and tracking of asset integrity data.

Keeping business on CAREtrack

Shirur Dolomite Mines (SDM), has been in the business of mining for over 16 years. Operating its own mechanised dolomite in Shirur village, the company has contributed immensely to two major industries of the country, steel and glass.

Govt to launch portal for improved mining activity

Government will launch a portal for bringing in more transparency and speed up mining-related activities in the country. The Mines Ministry has developed a portal which would facilitate in expediting the clearances associated with the mining blocks and help all stakeholders to track status of statutory clearances, according to an official statement.

T?V Rheinland launches new data management portal

T?V Rheinland, a global testing, inspection, certification and consultancy corporation headquartered in Germany with locations in over 65 countries worldwide, has announced the launch of its new, stand-alone mobile digital solution for the management, analysis and tracking of asset integrity data.

When the Tough Got Going...

The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) in Kashmir is the biggest project in the construction of a mountain railway since independence. From Jammu to Baramulla, length of the new rail line is 345 km.

A Comprehensive Platform for Heavy Machinery Industry

Business Fuel LLP, a Bengaluru-based startup, has launched a new platform - Metacrust.com, to revolutionise the way infrastructure, mining and construction industry works in India. This fun and revolutionary H2H e-commerce platform will focus on both B2B and B2C market.

Back on Track!

The Indian mining and material processing industry, along with other bulk material handling operations like coal loading or bulk handling at ports, and aggregate processing in roads, is already on a fast track growth trajectory in India, thereby driving the demand.

Argentinean power plant operator opts for TPS crane

The Argentinian power plant operator AES Argentina Generacion S.A. (AES) has ordered a Terex Gottwald Model 2 portal harbour crane in the G HSK 2224 variant from Terex Port Solutions. From the end of 2016, AES will use the cargo handling machine in its 1,540 MW power plant in San Nicol?s de los Arroyos to unload coal imported from Colombia and South Africa.

A Need that Haulotte addresses

Haulotte being one of the leading manufacturers of access equipment is strongly committed in providing the best operation and maintenance training to their customers.

10 Terex Gottwald harbour cranes for Indian ports

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has significantly expanded its business with diesel-electric Terex? Gottwald harbour cranes in India.

Rental market can grow by at least 20 per cent in the next 3-4 years

Ajashy Engineering Sales launched Maquina, first of its kind equipment management portal in Asia at the recently concluded Excon 2015. Amit Nagpal, Director, Ajashy Engineering Sales, elaborates on the benefits of this platform for equipment

TPS supplies Model 2 crane to the Kramer Group

The Kramer Group is now operating a new diesel-electric Terex? Gottwald Model 2 rubber-tyred portal harbour crane in the G HRK 2304

A Dynamic Show

The six-day Intermat Paris 2015 show was truly dynamic and a stepping stone in the growth path of the industry in the coming years. A report. The 10th Intermat show held on April 20-25, 2015

PM Modi to boost ?Make in India? call at HANNOVER MESSE 2015

PM Modi's "Make in India" initiative is likely to gain a thrust in momentum at Hannover Fair, world?s largest industrial expo being held between April 13-17 in Germany, as India, as the official partner country, will have unique features including participation by Indian technological giants and over 17 states of the country for the first time ever.

Walking the Talk

The promises of ?Acche Din?coupled with the the ?Big Bang? expectations from the FY16 Union Budget, are more to do with the government walking the talk and bringing in continuous reforms which positively impact the financial and economic landscape.

New exclusive social media for UK construction industry

Talk.build, a new social media network, developed exclusively for the UK construction industry, was officially launched recently. It will be totally free to use for anyone involved in the building business and offers a massive range of functions and benefits for both individual users and companies.

PM unveils labour reforms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a slew of initiatives on labour reforms and ease of doing business. He dedicated schemes such as portability through a universal account number (UAN) for Employees? Provident Fund subscribers, a single-window portal to enable doing business, and a labour inspection scheme in the Central sphere.

At Indian Shipbuilding Yard

Two 200 EC-H 10 FR.tronic tower cranes are being used in Lavgan Dockyard ship repair yard on the west coast of India. Both cranes are mounted on rail-going portals. These cranes feature special maritime equipment.

Liebherrs new web presence

The Liebherr Group has fundamentally upgraded its web presence. The incremental relaunch of the liebherr.com site as an international umbrella brand portal takes its first step on 30 June 2014, when the corporate section goes live.

Making Work Safe and Easy

From a crane safety systems provider, Dynamic Crane Engineers has ventured into equipment sales and rentals. Dynamic Crane Engineers is a well known name in field of crane safety systems (load indicators). For more than 13 years Dynamic is in the field of crane safety and has provided a number of systems for all types of cranes like mobile cranes - crawler as well as truck, EOT cranes, gantry cranes, floating cranes, level luffing cranes, portal cranes etc. The company offers Robway (Australia)

Overcoming Aftermarket Challenges

An effective aftermarket strategy works when parts, services and sales are completely aligned and interwoven.Unprecedented business environment is creating new challenges for companies across the world, shrinking sales and margins

Volvo introduces improved wheel loaders

The updated L30G and L35G wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment are compact making them ideal for tight turns and work in restricted areas. But they possess the versatility and breakout and lifting forces expected from larger machines.

ORBCOMM, Doosan launch telematics solution

ORBCOMM Inc, a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, announced that Doosan Infracore Co (Doosan) has selected ORBCOMM to deliver an end-to-end telematics solution tailored for Doosan as well as their customers and dealers for global deployment.

The Liebherr foundation equipment performs excellently

The Liebherr foundation equipment is known for their robust steel structure which delivers unmatched strength and quality. Features like PDE, PDR and LiDAT gives us an edge over the competition, says Ghananeel Molankar, Sales Manager, Liebherr India.

CASE launches SiteWatch

Case Construction Equipment has announced the launch of CASE SiteWatch, its telematics, remote monitoring and data reporting solution that provides customers with actionable information to help manage their fleets and optimise machine performance.

Flyover planned to solve traffic jams in Kochi's Vyttila

To resolve traffic problems in Kochi's Vyttila area, the most crowded junction in Kerala, the district administration has come up with a novel idea of constructing portal frame structured flyovers. The major advantage of the portal frame structure is that it will be free of pillars in the middle of the road that will ensure free flow of traffic by incorporating loops and ramps for entering the flyover.

Making of the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel

One of the challenging and marvelous projects in Indian civil engineering history the pir panjal railway tunnel, India?s first longest Railway Tunnel (10.96 km) for transportation, was executed by HCC.

Elecon wins two orders

Elecon Engineering Company announced that their Material Handling Equipment Division has procured two orders. The company received order worth Rs 16.30 crore from Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (Iffco) for supply, erection and

Specialty Harbour Crane

Demag Cranes launches the Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane, the first member of the small crane family. In launching its Model 2, Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, a subsidiary of Demag Cranes

The total product configuration in Prima is close to a thousand

?We are always going to be ahead of all the competition put together, in terms of our product bandwidth. We will have a product for any application, for any horsepower point,

Telematics from Tata

Tata Motors will commercially launch telematics shortly. Tata Motors is expected to launch telematics in a couple of months. The Prima range is fitted with a data logger or a telematics unit, which is more than locating a truck.

The Anupam-Alfa Cranes

Anupam Industries, in association with the leading European tower crane manufacturing company Alfa, part of the Finalfa group, Italy, provides world- class tower cranes apart from its own range of gantry cranes.

TBMs to the Rescue

Robbins' TBMs are no strangers to challenging conditions, having persevered through severe floods and difficult ground at India's remote AMR water tunnel. On 18 June 2011, the 10 m (32.8 ft) Double Shield machine at the inlet

Demag expanding port tech business

The Demag Cranes Group is continuing to expand its business in the port technology segment in Turkey. After receiving purchase orders in the previous year for a total of nine new Gottwald mobile harbour cranes in the current year, the company has also for the first time received an order for supply of two portal harbour cranes in Turkey. As in previous years, high-performance cranes have particularly contributed to the pleasing order situation.

New Smarton Process Crane

Konecranes Smarton? Crane now comes with the revolutionary Truview? remote monitoring services, a safer and maintenance-friendly feature.Condition monitoring, remote moni?toring service, wizard assisted start-up all standard features in the new Smarton process crane take safety and reliability to a new level

Demag launches weighing system

Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has launched a new legal-for-trade weighing system for mobile and portal harbour cranes.

Sandvik's Jumbo Drill at Work

Four Sandvik DT 820 underground drill rigs have virtually completed drill and blast duties on more than 6 km of tunnelling for Hindustan Construction (HCC), producing in excess of 1.8 million tonne of rock spoil on the country's first crude oil storage caverns at Vizag.

Marking 50 years of dedication

MBK Maschinenbau GmbH, a leading player in the field of cages and mesh machines, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Earthmoving Equipment: We are the market leaders in vibratory compactors in India

We have redesigned our loader backhoes which makes it one of the lowest fuel consuming machines (fuel consumed per cubic meter production) for both backhoe and loader operations.