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Danfoss India, CII-GBC develops blueprint to support India’s decarbonisation goals

Danfoss Industries, a leader in energy-efficient technologies in its efforts to support India’s roadmap to decarbonisation, in association with CII- Godrej Green Building Council launched a report on “Decarbonisation of Indian Industrial Sector” at MMA Annual Conference 2022, Chennai.

Danfoss India, CII-GBC develops blueprint to support India’s decarbonisation goals

Danfoss Industries, a leader in energy-efficient technologies in its efforts to support India’s roadmap to decarbonisation, in association with CII- Godrej Green Building Council launched a report on “Decarbonisation of Indian Industrial Sector” at MMA Annual Conference 2022, Chennai.

Satyakam Arya Appointed as Chairman of CII, Tamil Nadu State Council

Satyakam Arya has been at the helm of DICV’s commercial vehicle operations since 2018.

FM announces ‘PM-DevINE’ for North East

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a new scheme to give impetus to the development of the northeastern region.

FM announces ‘PM-DevINE’ for North East

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday announced a new scheme to give impetus to development of the northeastern region.

We believe that it will take at least a year for the market to stabilise

Incorporated in 1990, Suretech Infrastructure offers specialised infrastructure construction and foundation engineering equipment and materials to the building and construction industry, throughout the Indian Sub-Continent.

Budget spurs order books

The Budget 2021 has won the approval of its utmost critics with most giving it a thumbs up. Infrastructure is the mantra for 2021-22 as the Finance Minister proposed to significantly enhance capital expenditure to Rs 5.54 trillion in the next fiscal, besides creating institutional structures and giving a big thrust to monetising assets to achieve the goals of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), which was launched in December 2019 with around 6,835 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.

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.

Industrial Cranes: Looking for a Turnaround

Industrial crane market is back to pre-pandemic levels thanks to pent-up demand. An analysis of where the opportunities lie.

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.

BEARING IT ALL!

Unlike passenger vehicles, when it comes to construction equipment applications bearings should be compatible with loads and harsh working conditions. Construction and mining are mostly encountered with dust, mud, and huge loads. Bearings for construction and mining applications must be rugged enough to bear these extreme conditions. For such conditions, the various ranges of bearings like cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, plain bearings and slew ring bearings are used as per the application within the equipment. Such bearings will provide longer life and higher efficiency to the equipment and machinery. With customers now looking for more than just a bearing supplier, most of the bearing manufacturers are looking forward to improving the product features to live up to the expectation from customers. In any industry segment, be it is automobile, power, or industrial machinery, the concept of lightweighting is fast gaining momentum as it leads to fuel saving, resulting in overall economy. Customers would need more reliable systems as they are not only looking at bearings, but also sub-assembly systems such as housings, lubricants, and additional components like seals. Different equipment will require different application requirements. Considering this, bearings manufacturers are also focusing on customising their products. The Special Focus section elaborates more on the bearings for CE applications. Automation plays a major role in the productivity and efficiency of a system or process. Painting is a major part of construction equipment manufacturing process. One of the significant areas to maximise availability in construction equipment manufacturing plant is the paint shop. Paint provides aesthetic value and boosts physical properties of equipment. It offers durability, resistance against corrosion, adds mechanical protection, and guards against weather conditions, since equipment are typically deployed in all terrains and conditions. Edge Controller from B&R helps to monitor paint shops, increase efficiency and provides transparency. The Technology elaborates on the automation solution in paint shop. Another Technology highlighted is that Siemens and IBM announced the availability of a new solution designed to optimise the Service Lifecycle Management of assets. The new solution establishes an end-to-end digital thread between equipment manufacturers and the owner/operators of that equipment.

NCL sets up SARAS to promote innovation

Coal India's flagship subsidiary Northern Coalfields (NCL) has set up the Science and Applied Research Alliance and Support (SARAS) to promote innovation, R&D and skill development along with improving the company's operational efficiency and utilise resources at optimum level.

NCL sets up SARAS to promote innovation and R&D

Coal India?s flagship subsidiary Northern Coalfields (NCL) has set up a centre named Science and Applied Research Alliance and Support (SARAS) to promote innovation, Research & Development (R&D) and skill development along with improving the company?s operational efficiency and utilise resources at optimum level.

Thwarting challenges

The construction equipment (CE) market was predicted to be flat this year due to elections and uncertainty in the new political scenario. The industry was cautiously optimistic.

Filters of future

Construction and mining equipment work at extreme environment and weather conditions that involve a lot of dust, temperature variations and uneven terrains.

New Opportunities

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

Facilitating smooth flow

Hose and fittings have their specific role and importance in hydraulic equipment and systems.

New Opportunities

Components, accessories and spares market is expected to gain momentum from the expected infrastructure push in the coming years.

Our growth is in double digits

AxleTech is a manufacturer of axles to speciality applications in off-highway and defence segments.

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.

On Sustainable Growth

Devendra Kumar Vyas, Managing Director, Srei Equipment Finance, elaborates on the key factors that drive the growth and the emerging market trends in equipment finance.

Engines of Future

The next level emission norms are due for implementation in October 2020. Diesel engine manufacturers are preparing for the new emission regulation regime in India with the upgradation of design and components.

Hydraulic Power

Construction and mining equipment use hydraulic power to perform heavy-duty applications.

Moving towards next level

Construction and mining equipment demand high performance lubricants that can withstand severe weather and geographic conditions. These equipment work in harsh conditions, involved in handling of heavy loads, high temperature conditions, and are open to excessive wear.

Crushing capacity creation needed

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari informed in Lok Sabha that projects for constructing 6,320 km of road have been awarded under the first phase of the Bharatmala project, with the financial implication estimated to be Rs 1.44 trillion.

Flow of innovations

Hydraulic hoses have come a long way to become an innovative product that has all the features needed for efficient flow of the fluids with adequate strength to withstand high pressure, resistance to corrosion, flexibility for ease of use and more.

Productivity Boosters

One of the most sought after features in a construction equipment these days is productivity. A large number of projects have to be completed in the specified time frame. This require equipment that can work efficiently and bring in maximum productivity.

Getting back on track

The verdict is out! GDP growth at 7.7 per cent is the highest in nine quarters. Construction growth at 11.5 per cent, manufacturing at 9 per cent apart from agriculture have been positive contributors.

Avvashya CCI to set up warehousing facility in Guwahati

Avvashya CCI Logistics Pvt Ltd (ACCI), a subsidiary company of Allcargo Logistics Ltd, announced that it plans to invest close to Rs 60 crore in the next two years to build an auto engineering part warehouse in Guwahati.

Equipment finance sector to grow at 19 per cent CAGR

We are the leading financiers in the construction, mining, and allied equipment (CME) sector in India for fiscal 2017 (Source: Feedback Analysis). This sector primarily consists of equipment used for earthmoving and mining, concreting, road building, material handling, material processing and allied activities.

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.

Engines of growth

In spite of the stringent emission norms and green initiatives, diesel power is projected to remain the dominant technology for heavy machinery operations. This is because of its unique combination of power, performance, efficiency, reliability, durability and availability.

Enhancing equipment efficiency

Transmission is a key component in a construction equipment vehicle. When it comes to productivity and overall efficiency of an equipment, the transmission capabilities play a major role to the functionality of the vehicle, especially in the high frequency and heavy application.

Think big

The latest bout of infrastructure booster to road construction push includes the Bharatmala Pariyojana with a Rs 5.35 trillion investment to construct 34,800 km of roads.

MAKING mining smooth

Equipment downtime cannot afford in mining operations as in most cases, mining sites are in remotest of locations and it may consume a lot of time in maintenance of the equipment.

Light at the end of the tunnel?

The Bullet Train dream is beginning to take shape. Japan is funding the project with a soft loan over 50 years with a 15-year moratorium. But even before we get onto a Bullet Train, the metro rail projects have kicked up a storm.

A Smooth Rollout?

Emerging markets with infrastructure needs continue to accelerate the growth of construction equipment manufacturing, which in-turn drives the bearing market in construction segment.

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.

Lubes of the Future

Construction and infrastructure sector in India is gaining new momentum as the aggressive push by the government has scaled up the infrastructure development across the country.

Shell event deliberates on reducing Total Cost of Ownership

Shell Lubricants, the global market leader in finished lubricants, with CII-IL, organised ?Empower?, an introduction to its new global direction for its B2B sectors, as a partner to its allied industries.

SET TO ROLL AGAIN

The growth prospects of OTR tyres are expected to be better with the various industry segments on growth path. The government's progressive measures have enabled various industry segments to grow in the recently concluded financial year and the trend is to continue at least in the next short to medium term.

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.

Engines of Growth

Diesel engines are the power source of almost all construction and mining equipment. When we discuss on diesel engines, the first thing coming to the forefront is emission.

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.

Towards a ?controlled? future

Use of equipment and machinery improves the speed of executing projects. But that is not enough these days. The government is aiming at faster implementation of infrastructure and construction projects.

Cashing in Opportunities

Large-scale hybridisation and automatic features have been and are being introduced in power transmission systems and assemblies for construction equipment, trucks and dumpers being manufactured in the country. Interestingly, electronic sensing for ensuring multi-mode power transmission, Telematics tracking and inbuilt diagnostics features are fast becoming standard equipment for OE supplies.

Coal output records 1.6percent growth

The production of raw coal in the country during April-November of 2016-17 was 391.10 Mte compared to 385.11 Mte during the corresponding period of previous year, an overall growth of 1.6 per cent. The Coal Ministry has given special focus to decrease coal imports in the country.

Shell Lubricants organises Metals Technology Forum

Shell Lubricants organised the 5th edition of its Metals Technology Forum in Mumbai. The forum was attended by leading industry experts in the metal and steel industry, to discuss the challenges faced by the lubricants industry and find solutions for the same.

Shell Lubricants organises Metals Technology Forum

Shell Lubricants organised the 5th edition of its Metals Technology Forum in Mumbai. The forum was attended by leading industry experts in the metal and steel industry, to discuss the challenges faced by the lubricants industry and find solutions for the same.

Roads Sector | Key Market Driver

It is a matter of pride that India has achieved an impressive speed of more than 50 km a day in highways and over a 100 km a in rural roads. The thrust continues to build more speed.

Geared Drives | Evolving

Essential for mechanical power transmission throughout the powertrain of an equipment, geared drives play an important role in the overall efficiency of the equipment.

OTR TYRES | POSITIVE OUTLOOK

India?s growth story in non-urban infrastructure construction and mining is now way beyond green shoots? stage, resulting in accelerated sales and usage of wheeled earthmovers and haulage trucks. For OTR tyres, this obviously translates into big business and adequate space to grow.

Electrohydraulics is evolving

Hydraulic systems in construction, mining and material handling equipment have evolved from a normal system with low pressure to much higher pressure, which has increased the efficiency of the equipment.

MARC | The Way to Success

Maintenance & repair contract, more popularly known as MARC and more generally termed as full maintenance contract (FMC), has caught the imagination of mines operators in India.

?Make in India? Initiative by Tata Hitachi

Tata Hitachi?s global initiative, the ZAXIS GI series hydraulic excavators are manufactured at Tata Hitachi?s Kharagpur plant, in tune with ?Make in India? initiative.

Budget spells fiscal discipline

Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, presented the Union Budget 2016-17, explaining the backdrop of global economy slowdown from 3.4 per cent in 2014 to 3.1 per cent in 2015; battered financial markets and contracted global trade.

Mining Equipment Sector Ablaze

India's national Budget 2016 is scheduled on February 29, 2016. Industry is rife with guesstimates, speculations, recommendations to the Finance Ministry and positive expectations which will help fuel their growth.

Breaking the barrier

The rock breaker segment has always been vital for various infrastructural developments like constructions, demolitions, project expansion works, among others.

Karle Infra, AACE join hands

Karle Infra, a real estate venture of Bengaluru-based Karle Group, has offered to sponsor AACE International in India.

Empowering Customers with Organised Approach

Two decades ago, India opened its doors for multinational automobile companies allowing them to penetrate the market, modernise the Indian transportation picture and make it beneficial for the end-users.

This year we expect to sell about 300 machines

We have been associated with Escorts for the past 25 years, starting with Escorts cranes representing them in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Later we expanded our business to backhoe loaders, forklifts and road compactors. Now we deal in the full range of Escorts construction equipment in these two states.

Intelligent Compaction

Performance and productivity remain key issues for compactor manufacturers, with firms keen to enhance output from their latest units. EQUIPMENT INDIA takes a peek into the features major OEMs have built in, in terms of improving machine

MARC: The way to success

MARC (Maintenance & repair contract), in the past few years, has caught the attention of many mines operators in India. Maintenance & repair contract, more popularly known as MARC and more generally termed as full maintenance contract (FMC)

Energy Conservation A Global Initiative

Lord J.C. Bamford, Chairman JCB Group, on the eve of the one year completion of PM Modi's government recently expressed support by stating, ?We are very positive about India and positive about the Indian government.

Credit demand may pick up in the second half of FY 2015-16

In July 2014, the current government presented its first budget which was predominantly growth-oriented. The announcements made in the budget represented measures to tame inflation and provide a boost to investments in manufacturing and infrastructure sector.

Engineering design is a must for ?Make in India? campaign

Financial year 2015-16 is expected to give a growth of about 15 per cent over the previous year. Infrastructure is going to be the major growth driver which in turn will set other wheels into motion.

Manufacturing industry boom to propel MHE market

Coming year, we are going to launch a couple of products in electric segment including a premium electric forklift, and a more efficient version of our stacker and battery-operated pallet truck. We are also planning to launch a new model of IC forklift, says MRV Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, KION India.

Manufacturing industry boom to propel MHE market

Coming year, we are going to launch a couple of products in electric segment including a premium electric forklift, and a more efficient version of our stacker and battery-operated pallet truck. We are also planning to launch a new model of IC

Leading Innovation

BKT enjoys major presence in five continents around the world, encapsulating more than130 countries.Many businesses around the world become successful by identifying an existing trend (socio-economic and market) and selling accordingly.

Long-haul Reliability

The VE series of Eicher Terra 25 - 6x4 tipper is engineered for superior performance, long-haul reliability and uncompromising durability.Terra 25 is fitted with the proven Cummins B 5.9-180 31 BS-III engine which is known for seamless higher engine hours of operations and fuel efficiency.

Posco E&C signs MoU with PNC Infratech

Posco Engineering & Construction India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Posco E&C Korea, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PNC Infratech to jointly develop and execute infrastructure projects in India and neighbouring countries.

Maximising Output

Several key trends are emerging in the asphalt/soil compaction market where performance and productivity remain key issues. The OEMs are keen to maximise output from their latest units in terms of improving machine performance, O&M cost and operator safety and comfort.

Posco Signs MOU with PNC Infratech

Posco Engineering & Construction India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Posco E& Korea, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PNC Infratech to jointly develop and execute infrastructure projects in India and neighbouring countries.

Universal Zoomlion concrete pumps are operator-friendly.

Zoomlion is one of the largest concrete boom pump manufacturers in the world and also the manufacturer of the longest boom in the world, with a vertical reach of 101 m. So at Universal, we can offer the complete range of concrete boom pumps, says Rajesh Kawoor, Vice-president (Concrete Business), Universal Construction Machinery & Equipment. Excerpts of the interview.

Looking at a Big Boom

Only about ten per cent of concrete produced is currently pumped, which tells about the huge scope for concrete pumps for the infrastructure and realty sectors. Agith G Antony trains his spotlight on the latest trends in product/technology, the growth potential for boom pumps, innovative service packages and the value additions offered by OEMs.

A new benchmark

The all-new compressor manufacturing plant at Chakan holds everything to become a benchmark for Atlas Copco. It was a twin achievement for Atlas Copco when it unveiled its state-of-the-art compressor manufacturing facility at Chakan on February 21, 2013.

CASE aims to offer a full line of construction equipment

The Indian market is being given huge importance. We are investing heavily in research and development (R&D) and manufacturing. In 2012, CNH, our mother company, invested more than $650 million in R&D around the globe;

New excavator from Tata Hitachi

Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery launches the ZAXIS 220 LC ? GI Series hydraulic excavator. Tata Hitachi?s Global Initiative, the Zaxis 220 LC ? GI Series hydraulic excavator, was recently rolled out at Hyderabad in the presence of a distinguished gathering of customers and Tata Hitachi officials.

Bauer is committed to fuel-efficient and environment....

Bauer is globally known for its advanced and innovative solutions in foundation industry. So, our key strength is our technology, continuous research and development for new, more efficient equipment and their applications,

Kohler's New Engines

Kohler Engines get ready to offer a complete range of engines with up to one tonne payload for the Indian automotive market. Kohler Engines, part of the Kohler Co, a $5-billion company head?quartered at Wisconsin, US,

We will be launching the DX 25 SL dumper at Excon

We commissioned our new plant which has tripled the installed capacity of our Argo series of self-loading machines, and we are also investing on the latest ERP systems to take us along our ambitious growth plans, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Sales & Marketing, Ajax Fiori,

Schwing Stetter will launch 20 new products at Excon

At Excon 2011, Schwing Stetter will launch 20 new products, targeting everyone from small customers to large corporate across various segments. You can expect us to demonstrate the next level of mechanisation of concreting," says Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter,

Mobile & Moving Up

Out of the total market for the CE industry, the share of crushing and screening equipment (CSE) is pegged at 13 per cent - that is, US $ 30 billion across 2012-17; what's more, the CSE market is projected to grow at the rate of 15-20 per cent YoY for the next five years.