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Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

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

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.

Our vision of ‘Always Better’ goes beyond traditional thinking

With business in more than 120 countries and direct presence in 28 countries, Elgi Equipments is consolidating its presence in global market with innovative products and services.

New Opportunities

Upcoming infrastructure projects in metro rail, bridges, railway and irrigation are going to drive the demand for foundation equipment in the coming years, writes Karan Chechi.

Driving Efficiency at Underground Zinc Mine

Boasting high uptime, low fuel consumption and extreme versatility, a fleet of 22 L90F wheel loaders from Volvo CE has helped Rampura Agucha Mines in Rajasthan, excel in operational efficiency.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

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.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

Banking on Policy Support

Crawler cranes market is looking for a revival after a sluggish performance over the last few years. The market will rely on the budget proposals for the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the coming years.

Budget 2020: Key takeaways for infrastructure

Tax concessions extended to sovereign and pension funds will go a long way in attracting long term financing solutions for infrastructure sector, says Sandeep Upadhyay, Managing Director ? Infrastructure, Centrum Capital.

We expect to see a positive turn in volumes

Tata Motors has been at the forefront of constantly innovating and defining the market with new technologies and categories.

Gaining Momentum

Tipper market is expected to bounce back in the coming years with the demand picking up steadily in road construction and mining.

We will launch new models tailored to the needs of the Indian customer

Mahindra & Mahindra's foray into the construction equipment industry comes on the back of seven decades of experience in making tough, rugged and durable utility vehicles and tractors.

B900 backhoe loader is our highlight this year

Doosan Bobcat India (DBIN), established in 2007, is a subsidiary of the Doosan Bobcat Inc. A market leader in skid-steer loaders with over 60 per cent market share, DBIN has quickly become one of the top players in the sub 5-tonne compact excavators

Riding prefab wave in India

By integrating specially manufactured ACE tower cranes in its business model, Central Park Flower Valley Project has recorded fast construction, significantly reducing the overall project cost.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

Excon 2019 to demonstrate smart technologies for infra growth

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will unveil the 10th edition of South Asia?s largest construction equipment (CE) trade fair Excon 2019 tomorrow in Bengaluru.

Trenchless evolutions

The Indian trenchless industry assisted by international counterparts has now evolved trenchless code of practices that helps in charting the proper course of action.

Trenchless equipment market is growing at 20 per cent

There is abundant scope for applying trenchless technology for various projects and initiatives in India. T Ramesh, Country Head, Vermeer India, elaborates on the market opportunities and the company's plans for the market.

Towering opportunities

Choosing a tower crane is increasingly about safety and productivity features, as customers seek to lift more with less power, upgrade to a higher capacity economically, and safely use multiple cranes at space-constrained project sites.

CRUSHING BARRIERS

Fragmented aggregate mining, as well as issues related to regulations and liquidity, are threatening the growth of the crushing and screening equipment segment in India.

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.

Compact and powerful

With the growth drivers of urban and rural infrastructure markets opening up, mini construction equipment segment is looking for a renewed growth in the coming years.

We are positive about the future of mini excavators

Bobcat is currently offering three models of mini excavators in India. S Manjunath, General Manager-Sales, Doosan Bobcat India, elaborates more on the product range and market opportunities.

Recharge to Rebuild!

The manifesto of the NDA points towards building 12,000 km of roads per annum! In 2018-19, even though contracts awarded were to the tune of 15,000 km (against 17,055 km in 2017-18), the figure for roads constructed up to November 2018 has been 5,759 km (against 9,829 km in 2017-18).

CE industry will continue to witness a healthy growth

The overall construction equipment (CE) industry had a good FY2018-19 for all class of equipment and has recorded the highest volumes ever.

Infra Growth to Drive Demand

Rising industrial activity, coupled with the uptick in construction and an anticipated demand in mining sector is expected to drive the demand of tipper trucks in the coming years.

The Eleventh Hour Is Here!

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

We are now prepared to meet the new norms

Mitsubishi manufactures diesel engines of up to 50 hp in India, and capitalised well in the tractor segment.

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.

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.

"Mining equipment industry is on a high-growth trajectory"

Caterpillar products and services are designed to meet the high production and low cost per tonne demands of the industry.

Trenchless Technology & Physical Infrastructure in India

On account of several benefits, trenchless technology is becoming the first choice in many construction projects. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates more on the importance, benefits and demand trends of this technology in India.

Aggregate Boom,Policy Gloom

Crushers and screens market is poised for a demand boom with the focus slowly shifting towards higher capacity machines to meet the growing demand for aggregates.

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.

Growth in equipment finance market to continue

There has been a substantial upswing in sales of construction equipment during the last two years, mainly driven by commissioning of major infrastructure projects by the government in roads and other sectors.

On growth Track

The upswing in construction equipment market in the last two years has created new opportunities for equipment finance market. Leading finance players are keen on the growing trend of the infrastructure market in India that has helped the construction equipment market for a turnaround after a rough patch till 2016.

High temperature and water resistant greases are need of the hour

The government is focusing more on developing infrastructure in India for the overall growth of Indian economy. Projects like smart cities and bullet trains require more of innovative technologies and equipment.

Lubricants act as blood in an equipment

Lubricants act as a blood in case of any equipment. Any deterioration happens will eventually knock down the performance of the machine and hence hamper the productivity.

Rental Market for Diesel Gensets

The growing construction market coupled with development of industrial and commercial applications including manufacturing, service sector and events have buoyed the growth of diesel generator rental market in India.

Ambitious on Indian infra sector

Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys intense focus from government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country.

All set to meet infra growth demand

Aggressive infrastructural development is imperative to the overall economic welfare of a country. If the economy is likened to a wheel, its infrastructure sector is most certainly the central hub that supports all the other sectors in the form of spokes and keeps the wheel spinning smoothly and efficiently.

Infrastructure 2.0

Infrastructure development has always been on top of the agenda for our country. Every government has given due importance for the development of infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways, ports, airports, and industrial infrastructure of the country.

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 expect good growth in HD truck segment

The mining and construction segments account for around 30 per cent of total heavy-duty (HD) truck market in India. But the segments have been facing tough times for the last 2-3 years.

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.

Small machine making Big Impact

With its compact size and versatile application features, skid steer loader has all the possibilities to become a popular equipment in Indian market. The new activities in urban infrastructure development and waste management initiatives, this mini equipment class is expected to see more demand in future.

Budget Boost

Budget 2018-19 rang in on 1st February for the second consecutive year in history. The budgetary expenditure on infrastructure for 2018-19 is being enhanced by Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 5.97 lakh crore against an estimated expenditure of Rs 4.94 lakh crore in 2017-18.

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.

The Show of Technology Prowess

Excon 2017 is all set to open its floors for the five-day mega technology feast on December 12, 2017. This year marks the ninth edition of the Excon, which has a 17-year strong legacy being organised since 2000.

We will focus on our latest intelligent series machines and service

The infrastructure and construction business as a whole, is poised to exceed $350 billion in a while, growing at a CAGR of 6.5-7 per cent over various sectors. But naturally, we also foresee an upward trend in the sales of construction equipment, as the market is expected to grow at a record high in the next 2-3 years, driven by the government's focus on infrastructure development.

we are showcasing electro-hydraulic products among others

The current industry scenario seems encouraging. We are already witnessing good growth from both earthmoving and road construction segments, especially from platforms like excavators and loaders. This growth is expected to sustain with the government looking at investing in smart cities as well as developing infrastructure projects.

Excon 2017 marks revival of Indian CE industry

After a continuous phase of sluggish market and recession, the construction equipment sector is on the verge of a turnaround now. The sector has received a boost with the government's renewed focus on road building, as a result the market grew by 16 per cent in 2015, and further by 39 per cent to peak in 2016.

Making rapid strides

Motor graders have seen unprecedented growth in the past couple of years, which is expected to continue in the coming years as well with road projects continue to grow.

Rolling ahead

Roads and highways is still going strong as the most happening infrastructure sector in India with many ongoing projects and many in the pipeline. India has the second largest road network across the world at 4.7 million km and is still growing.

Smart Cities Conference on Surveillance and Safety

The importance of safety and security was the focus of two round-table conferences held by Smart Cities Council India jointly with Western Digital, a leading global provider of storage solutions, in Mumbai and Bengaluru recently.

Crushers & Screens| High on Demand

With infrastructure and construction sector on fast-track, especially road sector, aggregate processing has become essential to support the construction activities with a matching pace.

Hydraulic Hoses & Fittings

Hydraulic hose and fittings is one of the most important components in fluid power transmission. Selection of the right hose depends on various factors viz, operating pressure range, temperatures, abrasion resistance, and application and flow requirements. One should also consider the type of fluid conveyed and the application.

Manufacturing, infra sectors to fuel diesel genset market growth in India

In its recently published report titled ?India Diesel Genset Market (2018-2023)?, 6Wresearch highlights manufacturing and infrastructure development activities to drive the growth of diesel genset market in India in the coming years.

Excon 2017 to attract over 1,000 exhibitors

The 9th edition of Excon, India's premier and South Asia's largest construction equipment and construction technology trade fair, which will take place in Bengaluru during December 12-16, 2017, is expected to attract more than 1,000 exhibitors, including around 300 companies from abroad

Digital Transformation of Manufacturing

A world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault SystFmes commenced its first 'Manufacturing in the Age of Experience' event in India.

30 more smart cities announced

The Union Government has announced new list of 30 cities for development as smart cities taking the total cities picked up so far to 90 under Smart City Mission.

We are investing to further improve our product aesthetics

The KION Group recently made news when its Indian forklift truck brand, Voltas, announced joining forces with the long-established Italian brand OM in India. In this context, Sunil Gupta, CEO and Managing Director, KION India, elaborates on the company's strategies and the way ahead.

Escorts posts over 91 per cent profit growth

Escorts reported a profit of Rs 160.4 crore in the year ended March 2017, up by 91.6 per cent as against a profit of Rs 83.2 crore in the previous fiscal. During the period, tractor sales were up by 24 per cent at 63,786 tractors as against 51,455 tractors in the previous fiscal. Construction equipment volume went up by 29.6 per cent at 3,315 units as against 2,555 units in the previous fiscal.

CHANGING PARADIGM

The Indian construction and infrastructure segment has witnessed a turnaround over the last few years with some organised growth visible in various construction activities.

Emerging Trends

Skid steer loader (SSL) is a highly versatile utility machine used in general construction. They are used for material handling and movement in heavy construction like construction of bridges, elevated roads, metro rail infrastructure, tunnels to name a few where the space is restricted and SSL is an ideal option.

Back on Growth Path

Given its versatility and mobility, backhoe loader finds great use at almost every construction site, both urban and rural India. This multi-purpose machine continues to perform a variety of tasks at sites and is used for digging, dosing, levelling and lifting activities.

Concrete Show India to facilitate construction, infra markets

UBM India announced the 5th edition of the Concrete Show India (CSI) dedicated to the construction and infrastructure sector. Covering key areas including roads and highways, housing, airports, ports, power, rail, dams and bridges, Concrete Show India 2017 will be held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre ( BCEC), Goregaon, Mumbai from May 4-6, 2017.

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.

Fire detection and safety

Fire detection and safety industry has a critical role to play in any industrial, public, commercial, residential set up. Rohit Harjani elaborates on the tips to ensure fire detection and safety in India

India to accelerate $ 200 billion smart cities projects

When the 60 winning cities (with proposals worth over Rs 1.31 lakh crore) become smart, it is expected to positively impact the lives of 72 crore urban population. While Rs 1.05 lakh crore will be spent on area-based development plans, Rs 26,141 crore will be spent on pan-city solutions in the next five years.

BUDGET 2017 | PUBLIC SPENDING TO DRIVE SALES

Although there are no landmark announcements in this year?s Budget, a special thrust on transport infrastructure development and affordable housing will definitely gift some market opportunities to the CE segment.

Construction enabler

India is on a fast track to develop world-class infrastructure in the country. Commencing with road sector wherein a construction speed of 40 km a day has already been achieved, plans are afloat to take it to 100 km a day. Similar traction has begun in other construction sectors like canals and more will follow.

Budget Reactions | Barco India

We appreciate the deep-rooted changes introduced in the Union Budget 2017. The budget further reflects the commitments of the Indian Government to truly promote digitalisation in the country. This includes allocating Rs 10,000 crore for Bharat Net Project which is dedicated to extending high-speed broadband, Wi-Fi hotspots and fibre optic network in India, especially to the rural landscapes, Gram Panchayats and more.

Disruptive Concrete Equipment Technologies Emerging

Off late, there have been numerous disruptive technologies and equipment concepts introduced to Indian markets. Earlier most of these were only available to highly developed countries like USA or European Union where mechanisation and process integration has been of essence, to counter act lack of adequate manpower.

We deliver solutions, not just machines

Current market scenario: The numbers over the last 6-7 months show that the industry is booming. In fact, India is the only bright spot today and the world is focused on it. I think there is an enormous opportunity for CE per se and I think the future is good for the next 5-10 years.

We are thankful to our customers for their blessings

The production of self-loading mixer has started over the past two months. The numbers are increasing rapidly as our customers have accepted the products. We do not want to miss this opportunity and we have to create a new facility quickly. Presently, managing their production within the existing factory is a big challenge.

Our tower cranes are 100 per cent locally sourced and manufactured

We mainly focus on brand building. This is an opportunity for our customers to come and meet us and see the products on display. This year, we launched a crane at the event in two variations: 6 tonne and 9 tonne. It is completely localised, positioning us well in the market.

We plan to launch a slew of new products

We are growing at a steady pace. In India, over the next few years the earthmoving and construction equipment (ECE) industry is expected to grow at a tremendous CAGR of 20-25 per cent.

Buoyant Future

An unprecedented and the highest-ever, $1 trillion has been earmarked for investment in infrastructure development by Government of India in the current Five-Year Plan period (2012-17). Speeding along the guidelines set forth by the government, the infrastructure construction activity is rapidly growing in roads and highways, bridges, airports and power, while realty sector is yet to catch up.

Beyond Mobility 2016

Bosch organised Beyond Mobility 2016, a technology event that showcased the company?s extensive range of connected and smart solutions in business segments, beyond mobility.

Paving on a High

Asphalt paver was developed by Barbar Green Co that originally manufactured material handling systems. In 1929, the Chicago Testing Laboratory approached them to use their material loaders to construct asphalt roads.

Liquidity Boost in Construction Significant for CE

Liquidity boost for construction sector will be the right trigger for equipment industry. Mahesh Singhi elaborates. The construction industry is crucial to the national GDP as it contributes 8 per cent and is the second largest earner of FDI

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.

Brexit?s Impact on India

Brexit as an event will impact the future of the UK and EU. This victory for exit, however narrow, came as a surprise as pre-voting polls predicted the results to be otherwise. The next step is to ratify the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. But before the treaty there are a lot of issues which need to be worked out.

Rajya Sabha passes GST Bill

Stepping closer to the concept of ?one nation, one tax?, Rajya Sabha passed the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill. The constitutional amendment will enable both the Centre and the states to simultaneously levy the GST, which will include all indirect taxes currently levied, including excise duties and service tax.

On Cloud 7, Moving to 9!

The Indian construction industry is excited to witness the on-ground acceleration action in projects for most infra sectors. Probably the only sector which is waiting in the wings is realty, where there are still no signs of any major revival.

National Capital Goods Policy 2016

The National Capital Goods Policy 2016 has been the talking point for some time now. It is a policy that is not short on intent. It is conclusive but not entirely comprehensive. Some critical elements have been surprisingly left out.

Underground Excavation is Here to Stay

Sub-terrain excavation and drilling to provide sustained connect for utilities, in urban spaces, is the essence of the challenge. It is adequately met by using micro-tunnelling and trenchless technologies.

The Earth Movers and Shakers

As a consequence of the excavation activity gaining momentum, earthmovers like front-end loaders, crawler dozers, traxcavators and other earthmoving equipment are registering a CAGR of 15-18 per cent. Since the Indian economy is reviving, these equipment are also finding emerging markets in other sectors as well.

INDIA INSULATED FROM BREXIT FALLOUT

On the 23rd of June, UK public voted to leave the European Union. The news not just sent the UK markets and currency into turmoil but sent shockwaves that were felt all the way in India as well. The historic vote marks the rise of a new phase of uncertainty for the international markets.

Essential for Road Building

Commitment towards infrastructural development and faster implementation of road projects to desired specifications are driving the growth of the motor grader market in India.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

We are currently focusing on promoting our range of LFP batteries

The anticipated All India power supply position as reported by CEA in its Load Generation Balancing Report 2015-16, indicates that the country is expected to experience a peak shortage of 2.6 per cent and energy shortage of 2.1 per cent, despite very high shortages likely to be experienced by Southern India

Safe and Productive

The developed market saw the use of AWPs decades ago. Such machines were in demand by users, for two reasons: safety and speed of work.

3rd Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO FORUM

The evening of March 16, 2016 was a matter of pride for EQUIPMENT INDIA as a large number of stakeholders from the construction equipment (CE) community gathered at the Commission Hall of FICCI Delhi to celebrate, in letter and spirit, the 3rd Annual Equipment India Awards.