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Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

The leading SLCM manufacturer says it is investing Rs 140 crore to help in its plan to diversify its construction to roads, railways, energy, and irrigation.

Case launches cx220c crawler Excavator in india

ASE Construction Equipment has launched its CX220C crawler excavator in the Indian market. The excavator is made in India at CASE’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pithampur (Madhya Pradesh).

New extending screed from Vögele

Joseph Vögele AG has introduced the AB 200 extending screed for paving narrow paths, paving between tram rails or paving in milled tracks.

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

The multitasking concrete machine

Mobility and multitasking advantage are driving the demand of self-loading concrete mixers in rural construction projects

Testing & Interesting Times

After the most unusual year that we experienced in our lifetime, the calendar year unfolding is expected to be challenging but promising for the Indian construction equipment industry.

OTR tyres on the move

With construction activities picking up and mining activities on a revival mode, the OTR tyre demand in the country is expected to grow in the coming years.

Coal mining is expected to drive demand

PK Ganguly, Head – Marketing (Domestic Sales), Balkrishna Industries, shares his thoughts on the market scenario and how the company is gearing up to meet the growing demands in the market.

Jaya Jamrani is new VP – Marketing at Castrol India

Castrol India Limited, India’s leading automotive lubricants company, announced the appointment of Jaya Jamrani as vice president – marketing effective from 1 January 2021 to lead Castrol’s marketing function for India.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

New extending screed from Vögele

It has a basic width of just 1.1 m and extends hydraulically up to 2 m

CASE launches CX220C crawler excavator in India

The excavator is made in India at CASE’s manufacturing plant in Pithampur

Mahindra Logistics adds more space

Mahindra Logistics (MLL) added more than 0.75 million sq ft area to its existing ‘Built-To-Suit’ warehousing capacity in Hyderabad and Chennai.

Trending mining equipment and features

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Tipper trucks market gearing up

Revival in mining and gradually picking up construction activities are expected to bring back the demand in the coming months.

We are planning to introduce digital dashboards

Indranil Roy, Director - Mining, thyssenkrupp Industries India, shares some facts on the company’s presence in bulk material handling space and the market trend.

VE Commercial Vehicles opens new truck plant at Bhopal

This is the eighth manufacturing facility of VECV in Madhya Pradesh.

The M&HCV tipper trucks segment continues to look positive

RT Wasan, Vice President, Product Line, M&HCV, Tata Motors, elaborates on the company strategy in the Covid-impacted market scenario.

Contractors are increasingly using machine control technologies

Samip Desai, Director, Moba Mobile Automation (India), talks on the growing importance of control technologies and solutions offered by the company.

“We are expanding our product portfolio”

Ifm is expanding its product portfolio of control solutions with new solutions. Amit Hatgine, Manager-System Business, ifm Electronic India, shares more on the products and solutions from the company for construction equipment industry.

Wirtgen Group machines lead to motorway rehabilitation in record time

Contractor Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung showed how to rehabilitate the surface and binder courses of a section of a motorway successfully in an incredibly short time.

MCE market to witness volume growth in CY2021

Roads and highway projects and rural development to drive growth.

AS900tele for optimised jobsite logistics

Functioning as a loader, telehandler or landscaping tool, the AS900tele reduces the need for additional equipment and optimises jobsite logistics.

Growth factors of Indian warehousing and logistics sector

Aditya Vazirani, CEO of Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions, elaborates on the factors that will drive the growth of Indian warehousing and logistics in 2021.

Boosting productivity at Australian earthmoving business

Two ECR305C crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are helping a family business in Sydney improve productivity on earthmoving projects.

Making mission possible

Five exceptional contractors show how extreme a job site can be, without using stuntman of special effects.

ICRA predicts construction equipment volume growth in CY2021

Central Government projects in roads and rural development will drive demand

JCB India launches industry’s first dual-fuel CNG backhoe loader

The dual-fuel CNG backhoe loader can operate on CNG and diesel simultaneously

Volvo Group to launch SDLG excavators in India

The first SDLG excavator model to be launched in India is the 13 t E6135Fi

New national crane boom truck

Manitowoc has introduced its latest National Crane product: the NBT60XL.

Ramky opens C&D waste recycling plant in Hyderabad

The plant has the capacity to process up to 500 tonne of C&D waste for recycling per day.

Asia-Pacifi c’s fi rst Grove GMK3050-2 heads to Porter Cranes

Rental company Porter Cranes has received the fi rst Grove GMK3050-2 in Asia-Pacifi c, and 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.

Liebherr Mining partnership with VA Erzberg for trolley line

At Bauma 2019, VA Erzberg and Liebherr have concluded a development contract for a trolley assist system for the T 236 (100t mining truck). Since then the iron ore mine has been testing the diesel-electric truck in Austria.

AMrL SeZ set to turn

AMRL SEZ, a multi-product special economic zone (SEZ) marketed by Attivo, is set to turn the government’s ‘Make in India’ dream into reality.

Safety norms for CEVs

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification GSR 673 (E) dated 27 October 2020 in respect of Construction Equipments Vehicles (CEVs) to holistically address the issue of safety requirements, safety of the operator and to ensure safety while such machines are running on public roads along with other vehicles, in a phased manner (Phase-I (April 2021); Phase-II (April 2024) as provided in the notification.

Mahindra Logistics expands warehousing capacity

The facilities are developed to sustainable standards and allow MLL to provide flexible and scalable fulfilment and integrated distribution solutions.

Will Growth Sustain?

This September showed a sequential positive trend in the economy. Analysts say the 8 core sectors improved. Now to sustain that growth.

Ensuring Top Quality Paving without Joints

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

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?

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.

MoRTH notifies new safety norms for construction equipments vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification GSR 673 (E) dated 27 October 2020 in respect of Construction Equipments Vehicles (CEVs) to holistically address the issue of safety requirements.

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.

AMRL SEZ set to turn Make in India dream into reality

The SEZ is ready to house a diverse set of industries – electronics, medical equipment, general engineering, auto ancillaries and components, solar and many more.

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.

Liebherr Mining partnership with VA Erzberg for trolley line

The groundbreaking ceremony for the extended 5 km trolley line took place on September 29, 2020.

New emission norms for CEVs deferred to April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments with the notification of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in this regard.

Manitowoc launches new National Crane NBT60XL boom truck

Manitowoc has introduced its latest National Crane product: the NBT60XL.

Safe Concrete Breaking

The heavy pneumatic breaker TEX 33 PE from Atlas Copco offers reliable, ergonomic and safe breaking in mass concrete and pavement breaking. The TEX 33 PE is ideal for heavy-duty demolition jobs where medium and hard materials such as asphalt and reinforced concrete come into play.

Volvo CE unveils lighter-bodied R100E

The payload of the largest model in the Volvo rigid hauler line-up, the R100E, just got bigger thanks to a few clever modifications to the machine body. Using a lighter design, Volvo CE has managed to increase the capacity of the body from 60.4 cu m to 65 cu m, which is greater than any competitor model in the 100-ton class.

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.

Seeking Light at, the End of the Tunnel!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the world’s longest railway tunnel above 10,000 feet height on October 3. The Atal Tunnel is being completed at the most difficult time of coronavirus pandemic.

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

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).

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.

Allcargo augments growth in Africa

Allcargo Logistics has taken giant strides to accelerate growth across Africa’s vast logistics ecosystem.

MLC100-1 Racks up 2,500 Faultless Hours

On tunneling projects, there are two critical pieces of equipment: one is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only one choice: Manitowoc.

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.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

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.

The mantra of self-reliance

After months of speculation on GDP numbers, the results have confirmed our worst fears: our economy is suffering from a serious malaise.

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.

Accessing Difficult Construction Sites

MB Crusher units are a great tool for the agricultural and forestry industries that have to deal with difficult-to-access locations.

Tata Motors presents future-ready CVs to redefine transportation in India

Tata Motors has introduced its future-ready product portfolio, developed with an aim to ‘redefine transportation’.

Aquajet Trio for bridge and road repair applications

Aquajet has introduced a dynamic trio of machines ideally suited for road and bridge repair applications

Towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’: BEML adds new products

BEML has introduced a range of mining and defence equipment developed indigenously and opened new Industrial Design Centre.

Green Technology for Indian Roads

The Ghaziabad-based JRD Infratech is using an Ammann ACC 90 CounterMix asphalt-mixing plant in their project to meet the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal and Central Pollution Control Board

Govt aims to make India a construction equipment manufacturing hub: Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Road Transport & Highways said that the government is targeting at making the country a manufacturing hub of construction equipment in the world

MoRTH proposes safety norms for construction equipment vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification to address the issue of safety requirements while construction equipment vehicles are running on roads along with other vehicles

BEML launches new indigenous products

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched BEML’s indigenously designed and developed products

Tata Motors introduces India’s largest tipper truck

Tata Motors announced the launch of Signa 4825.TK, India’s first 47.5-tonne multi-axle tipper truck for surface transport of coal and construction aggregates

Govt proposes separate emission norms for CE and agri machinery

The Union Government has issued a draft notification for separate emission norms for agriculture machinery and construction equipment vehicles.

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

Wheel Loaders: Loaded with Opportunities

Wheel loader market in India is looking at the emerging opportunities after the fresh momentum that is going to prevail in the market post-COVID pandemic after the government’s pro infrastructure policy initiatives.

Mobile Compressors: Staying Powerful

Mining policy revival and recovery of construction activities can bring back the power in mobile compressor market. Next year could see the industry back in full action which can drive the growth of mobile compressors in the long term.

We have products to match core infra requirements: Tony Van Herbruggen

Atlas Copco products are designed and developed for Indian job site conditions with various innovations through reengineering. Tony Van Herbruggen, General Manager, Power Technique Customer Center, Atlas Copco (India), shares more on the new product range and solutions for the market.

We are leveraging digital technology in our products and services: Jasmeet Singh

JCB has pioneered the integration of digital technology in its ‘Intelli’ series of construction equipment. Jasmeet Singh, AVP, Corporate Communications & Corporate Relations, JCB India, shares more.

Komatsu excavators help carve a new route to Kailash Manasarovar

As many as 20 units of Komatsu PC210-8M0 hydraulic excavators worked arduously in the construction of 80 km mountainous road to Kailash Manasarovar

Paving the Road to Success

To be competitive in a global market, it is essential for OEMs explore and take the first step towards adopting advanced automation and digitisation solutions. Saurabh Kulkarni, Mobile Automation Expert at B&R Industrial Automation, Austria writes.

Energy efficiency will be the driving force in the future: Rajesh Premchandran

More than 95 per cent of ELGi’s portable air compressors are powering drilling operations. Rajesh Premchandran, Director – ISAAME (India, South Asia, Africa and Middle-East), Elgi Equipments, shares more.

The long term outlook is excellent for the crusher market: V Senthilkumar

Propel Industries has pioneered over the years in developing some of the break-through solutions in the crusher market. V Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries, shares more on the company’s solutions for the aggregate segment and the overall market scenario.

VECV introduces connected vehicle solution

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced a giant step towards modernising the CV industry with its industry-first proposition of 100 per cent connected vehicles across its entire product portfolio

India will be a high growth market: Vivek Hajela

L&T has fully conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured in-house wheel loaders with more than 90 per cent components sourced domestically. Vivek Hajela, General Manager and Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro, shares more on the market scenario and outlook.

There is a demand surge for crushers in the iron ore segment: Ranjit Ravindran

While the demand for newer machines is not that bullish the existing population of machines is fully optimised to undertake current developmental activities in mining and infrastructure. Ranjit Ravindran, Business Head – Mining, Voltas, shares more on the market dynamics.

We have a diversified portfolio to suit the widest range of machines: Piero Guizzetti

MB Crusher products are easy to move, install and service, which results in maximum uptime and consistent performance, irrespective of the site locations like quarries, mines or hilly terrain. Piero Guizzetti, CEO, MB Crusher India, shares more.

JLG appoints Skytech as distributor in Russia

JLG Industries, Inc announced the appointment of SkyTech in Russia as distributor for the Volga Federal District of Russia

Mecalac swing loader transforms mobility

With the unique ability to pivot its bucket 90 degrees to either side, the AS1600 represent a departure from traditional wheel loader design for superior performance on any jobsite

Registration and driving licence not needed for road making machines: MoRTH

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has clarified that the heavy road making machinery is not a motor vehicle, and is not covered under MV Act.

R&D Crane buys new Grove all-terrain crane

The addition of the 300 USt (250 t) all-terrain crane was fuelled by increased demand in the market

Brokk appoints new training specialist

Based in the northeast, he will provide on-site and virtual safety and application training for customers in a variety of operations

Allcargo Logistics reaches out to COVID-19 affected in Tamil Nadu

Allcargo Logistics has been involved in a number of welfare initiatives to support communities and healthcare fraternity at a time when the country is witnessing unprecedented times.

SDLG uses railway for delivery

With roads closed between China and Kazakhstan amid COVID-19, SDLG transformed its delivery system from trucks to trains to ensure local dealer TOO Sevalo Engineering Machinery Kazakhstan has the necessary inventory to meet demands.

New WingMAX for XXL rotor blades

Faymonville has introduced the new WingMAX trailers for safe movement of XXL elements. Rotor blades are an elementary component of a wind turbine.

‘Mobiscreen Evo’ Screens in Action

Manufactured by the WIRTGEN GROUP in India, to be precise, in the local production and assembly plant in Pune, the mobile screening plants in the MOBISCREEN EVO line are successful all over the world.

Streamlining Pipeline Laying

An MB-500 drum cutter helps in laying of new pipes for water pipeline in a city centre where roads are only two metre wide.

We provide customised solutions for different applications

Customers are looking for more reliable and compact solutions which can survive difficult operating environments. Harsha Kadam, CEO, Schaeffler India and President (Industrial Business), shares more on the application trends in bearings and the market scenario.

Demand in 2021 will be better than this year

Timken has been manufacturing in India for the last 30 years. Sanjay Koul, Managing Director, Timken India, explains the current market scenario and the company’s products and solutions for the CE market.

Telehandler technology has evolved over the years

Over the years, people have started understanding the versatility of telehandlers and therefore the demand has grown across sectors. Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India, shares more on the market opportunities for telehandlers.