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About 400 comprehensive GIS-based maps prepares under PM GatiShakti

Minister of Commerce and Industry Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal told the media that about 400 comprehensive geographic information system (GIS)-based maps have already been prepared under PM GatiShakti National Master Plan.

Scotland’s first Grove GMK5250XL-1 goes to Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Hire

Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Hire from Falkirk in the Central Lowlands of Scotland has become the first rental company in the country to offer the new Grove GMK5250XL-1 all-terrain crane from Manitowoc.

BPE plans to ramp up channel presence in Southern market

At present BPE has 39 active channel partners and aim to appoint 100+ partners by the end of 2022. BPE will be hiring manpowerin the senior management, technical support and sales.

We have pioneered integration of digital tech in our machines

As the Indian market matures, global best practices are making their way into the Indian material handling industry. There is an increased focus on safety and productivity on work sites which presents us with the opportunity of introducing products with the latest and state-of-the-art technology in India.

Riello Power launches new range of Sentryum UPS

Riello Power India, a wholly owned subsidiary of RPS S.p.A (Riello Power Solutions, Italy), a company based in Italy and part of the Riello Elettronica Group, builds on the success achieved by the launch of the Sentryum (S3T) range with the release of two new models of 30 kVA and 40 kVA.

Riello Power launches new range of Sentryum UPS

The new models are available in two cabinet configurations, Active and Xtend. Transformer-free ON LINE double conversion technology ensure unity power factor for maximum energy saving.

L&T bags multiple contracts

The construction arm of L&T has secured orders from prestigious clients for its various businesses.

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

Focus on infra to revive economic growth

The government’s focus on building infrastructure will create jobs and revive economic growth

Budget focuses on infra to revive economic growth

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to significantly enhance capital expenditure to Rs 5.54 lakh crore 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)

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?

The industry has crossed the worst phase

The market is now looking at a new dawn with a number of new projects. Shantanu Sinha, Executive Director, Trenchless Toolbox, elaborates on the current market scenario and the company’s plans ahead.

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.

New Frontiers of Trenchless Technology in India

During the past 25 years, trenchless technology has become a major part of construction industry in India. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates on the emerging trends in trenchless technology in India and the opportunities for the world

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.

BEML launches new indigenous products

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

Ritchie Bros. eases cash flow for equipment owners

Heavy equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. is supporting equipment owners through the COVID-19 crisis with flexible disposition options to improve their cash flow, including advance payment options and purchasing seller assets outright. Ritchie Bros.

Ritchie Bros. eases cash flow for equipment owners

Ritchie Bros. is supporting equipment owners through the COVID-19 crisis with flexible disposition options to improve their cash flow

L&T Construction bags DFCCIL contract

L&T Construction in consortium with Kyosan Electric Manufacturing Company of Japan has won a significant order in the form of three packages from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL).

We are focusing on improving our support system

Trenchless solution is used in constructing infrastructure for various segments and projects of different dimensions.

Infrastructure takes pole position

The Central Government's latest announcement on investment in infrastructure has revalidated the mood that was set by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at EXCON this December.

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

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.

KEC International wins new contracts

KEC International, a global infrastructure EPC major, has secured new orders of Rs 10.25 billion across its various businesses.

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.

AAI to spend Rs 250 bn for airport infra upgradation

In order to improve the infrastructure facilities at the airports, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has significantly raised capital expenditure for airports under its control.

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.

Steps to Safety

Being the safest means of working at heights, Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) are naturally the option to work at height safely. However, use of AWPs in India is still limited and is picking up slowly.

"Trenchless technology is becoming more prominent"

Vermeer is in the business of trenchless technology for three decades and over the period, has developed advanced technologies to handle different challenging projects.

Lifting up Expectations

Gone are the days of slowdown and stagnation for mobile cranes market. Many equipment were seen idle with projects not taking off as expected.

Essel Infra bags railway project contract

Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL), an Essel Group subsidiary, has bagged India?s first railway project under annuity mode for Rs 17.06 billion on the Eastern Freight Corridor connecting Howrah and Chennai main line. Essel Infra won the contract ahead of IRCON International, an Indian Railways infrastructure arm.

Cooper Corp to produce ARAI approved gas gensets

Cooper Corporation is amongst the first in the industry to get approval from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to develop a series of gas generator sets (gensets) ranging from 10 KVA to 25 KVA. These are certified to be compliant with the new mass emission norms being administered by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in India.

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.

In the Limelight of Infra growth

Construction equipment today not only makes it easier to complete the project at hand, but also ensures the efficient use of labour, time and money. About 30-35 per cent of money involved in construction is dedicated towards procurement of good machinery and equipment.

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.

Anti-collision Systems for Tower Cranes

In India, multiple number of tower cranes working within one construction site is common now. Collision of tower cranes with nearby structures, trees or other tower cranes happens often, which in turn damages the crane structure and other structures. This results in heavy losses and sometimes stalls the entire project, even fatal accidents are happened.

5-30 hp diesel engines market to show substantial growth

In its recently published report on the 5-30 hp diesel engine market, 6WResearch said that the 5-30 hp diesel engine market in India is expected to witness substantial growth primarily due to high utilisation in agricultural and commercial sector.

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.

We see a lot of demand coming in from e-commerce sector

TCIEXPRESS is a specialist and leader in express distribution in India. PC Sharma, CEO and Whole Time Director, shares more on the company and the express logistics industry in India.

Less OPEX, reduced noise emissions

The power generation market in the Middle East calls for better levels of performance optimisation without limiting the performance of the machine. HIMOINSA generator sets have become an interesting option for companies looking for profitable equipment

HIMOINSA to showcase low noise gensets

HIMOINSA will showcase gensets and lighting towers designed to work in desert extreme conditions, at Middle East Electricity 2017 in Dubai, to be held during February 14 to 16, 2017.

Cyient rated leader across four industry verticals

Zinnov, a global consulting and advisory firm recognised Cyient as an expansive and established player in the overall category in the Zinnov Zones 2016 Product Engineering Services Report. The report rated Cyient in the Leadership Zone across four industry verticals - Aerospace & Defense, Energy & Utilities, Transport, and Construction & Heavy Machinery.

L and T Technology Services rated among top 10 players

Zinnov has recognised L&T Technology Services as an Expansive and Established player in Zinnov Zones 2016 Product Engineering Services and in the Leadership Zone across 10 major industries due to the company?s best-in-class solutions, capabilities and offerings that seamlessly combine cutting-edge infrastructure with a robust innovation-led portfolio.

Robert Bosch inaugurates new testing laboratory

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI), inaugurated a new reliability testing laboratory in Naganathapura, Bengaluru. The lab offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, equipment and resources to deliver high-quality ECU testing solutions.

L And T Technology Services rated among top 10 players

Zinnov has recognised L&T Technology Services as an Expansive and Established player in Zinnov Zones 2016 Product Engineering Services and in the Leadership Zone across 10 major industries due to the company?s best-in-class solutions, capabilities and offerings that seamlessly combine cutting-edge infrastructure with a robust innovation-led portfolio.

Robert Bosch inaugurates new testing laboratory

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI), inaugurated a new reliability testing laboratory in Naganathapura, Bengaluru. The lab offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, equipment and resources to deliver high-quality ECU testing solutions. The services of the laboratory can be availed by any organisation who wants their ECUs tested for reliability.

KEC International wins Rs 1,224 cr contracts

KEC International has secured international and government projects of Rs 1,224 crore.

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.

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

Cummins rental range

Cummins Power Generation has added new compact, transport-optimised 20, 40 and 60 kVA generator sets to its rental product range. Alongside an extensive selection of standard rental industry features, these new units also boast sound attenuated enclosures and long autonomy fuel tanks, according to the company

Black & Veatch consortium wins IOC contract

Black & Veatch, a global leader in delivering world-class ?concept to commissioning? project solutions in the segments of power, oil & gas, water and telecom

KBL bags Turkish order

Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL) has bagged a repeat order from Calik Enerji of Turkey, for supply of pumps for its 230 MW CCPP project in Georgia.

Taking to the Success Path

High performance service of Cat? machines have played a critical role in the phenomenal growth of Dilip Buildcon. Within a period of 10 years, the company?s revenue has increased from Rs.50 crore to Rs.2,500 crore, making it one of today?s top players in the construction industry.

Ensure that stalled projects are cleared without further delay

Make in India campaign will push for necessary policy reforms which will make it easier for prospective investors (domestic and international) to explore India as a business destination, particularly for infrastructure building equipment, says Amit Gossain, EVP - Sales, Marketing and Business Development, JCB India.

Demand for minerals and mining services is strong in the country

Introduction of a country-wide goods and services tax (GST) can dramatically alter tax administration by giving a one-stop solution for excise and value-added tax into a single unified tax, says Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Volvo CE, India.

Demand for minerals and mining services is strong in the country

Introduction of a country-wide goods and services tax (GST) can dramatically alter tax administration by giving a one-stop solution for excise and value-added tax into a single unified tax, says Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Volvo CE, India

Moving Ahead

The growth potential for earthmoving equipment in India has never been disputed. All sectors like power, roads, ports, etc. will drive demand. With increasing investment in the infrastructure sector, the earthmoving equipment industry foresees huge demand for CE in the coming years.

Playing Vital Role in Rocky Terrain

Ravi Kumar S/O Deshraj, a state contractor in the hamlet town of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, has increased their productivity by approximately 20-25 per cent by choosing a reliable and efficient light RX8 breaker from Chicago Pneumatic.

RX8 breaker at HP project

A rig-mounted hydraulic breaker from Chicago Pneumatic is playing a vital role in an ambitious trenching project to lay telecoms cables in Himachal Pradesh.

RX8 breaker from Chicago for Trenching Project

RX8 breaker from Chicago Pneumatic plays vital role in telecoms trenching project in India?s Himalayan region. Since choosing a reliable and efficient light RX8 breaker from Chicago Pneumatic government

Government should set up an independent commission for PPP regulations

It is a clich? now that the infrastructure sector is a critical enabler for sustaining economic growth as well as for ensuring its inclusiveness. This alone could enable a two per cent growth in GDP.

Road 2 recovery

Despite the present day gloom in the market, the future for the construction equipment sector, especially for the road equipment segment in India, still holds much potential as this sector has a profound and immediate impact on the country?s economic growth. Off-Highway Research is optimistic about the growth in demand for road equipment and forecasts growth at a CAGR of 12.67 per cent over the next five years. Agith G Antony finds out more about the positive vibes in the industry.

The government should award projects only after securing key sovereign clearances.

With the government planning for a major infrastructure boom in the North-Eastern states, we foresee a lot of potential for businesses to grow and flourish. The government plans to make investments in roads, railways, air connectivity, cyber and telecom connectivity and power in this region, says Amit Gossain, Vice President - Marketing and Business Development, JCB India. Excerpts of the interview.

Our products meet the stringent off-road Tier-4 emission norms.

We position ourselves as a premium player offering the lowest environmental impact and total cost of ownership with the help of technology, added with durability and reliability, says S Prabhakaran, Vice President - Industrial & Marine Power Systems Volvo Penta. Excerpts from the interview.

Cost-efficient generators

Cooper Corporation launched Cooper Ecopack, a fuel efficient and highly eco friendly generators, lighter in weight, smaller in size and that meets with the US and European emission norms. Years of in-house research and the technical collaboration with Ricardo, UK, have culminated in the launch of the Cooper ECOPACK genset

New UPS from Schneider

Schneider Electric IT Business announced the launch of the 3-Phase Galaxy 300, a value offering optimally priced to suit the needs of sectors like healthcare,

Toro enters CE sector

Toro Co, a leader in lawn mowers and golf course maintenance equipment, is moving full-bore into the construction segment, with a new line of machines in Toro's classic red, and bearing its name.

Toro enters CE sector

Toro Co, a leader in lawn mowers and golf course maintenance equipment, is moving full-bore into the construction segment, with a new line of machines in Toro's classic red, and bearing its name.

We anticipate ending this fiscal with 40 per cent overall growth over last year

We shall be manufacturing the entire range of batching plants in this facility viz, the self-loading type RLA series of batching plants, Star batcher type Dragline batching plants, Compartment batcher type Compact batching plants and the Inline batching plants, with options of planetary mixers and twin shaft mixers

Toro forays into construction equipment sector

Bloomington-based (US) Toro Company, the king of lawn mowers and golf-course maintenance equipment, is moving full-bore into the construction segment with a new line of machines dipped in Toro?s classic red and bearing its household name.

Global edge acquires Dearborn Electronics

Global Edge Software, an embedded software solutions and services company focused on wireless, telecom and IP networking technologies, signed a definitive agreement to acquire hundred per cent stake in Dearborn Electronics (India), an unlisted entity specialising in automotive and automation control, commu?nication and information solutions space.

Price of copper rises due to plant shut down

Price of copper and copper products rose owing to shortage of the metal on the back of shut-down of the two largest manufacturing plants in the country. While Hindalco stopped operation at its Birla smelter recently for routine maintenance, a plant of Sterlite Industries was shut on March 30 after local residents com

Huge surge on the horizon

There is going to be huge surge in the demand for material handling equipment at Indian ports, for both bulk and container handling. Also, containerisation as a medium of trade will grow steadily to the levels of developed countries;

Allcargo invests hugely in implementing international best practices

We are very meticulous about delivering the best to our customers and want to ensure that we can offer end-to-end solutions. Having our own fleet of transport vehicles and equipment helps us do this effectively

Concrete Equipment | Debasis Bhattacharya, Head ? Sales and Marketing, Ajax Fiori

We have an installed capacity to manufacture 1,200 self-loading concrete mixers and 200 batching plants per annum and our value proposition has been in providing innovative and highly engineered product solutions, backed by an efficient product support, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Sales and Marketing, Ajax Fiori. Excerpts from the interview.

Parker Hannifin opens greenfield facility

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, inaugurated its first green field manufacturing facility at Chennai. The state-of-the-art, world class facility is built on a ten acre plot in Mahindra World City. The new manufacturing site will focus on production for the filtration, pneumatics and drives, sealing and shielding businesses. The company has invested Rs 100 crore in setting up the facility.

KEC wins orders

KEC International (KEC) has secured new orders worth Rs 612 crore in its Transmission, Power Systems, Cables and Water businesses. KEC secured an order worth Rs 210 crore from the Power Grid Corporation of India for supply and erection of 765 kV single circuit transmission lines between Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) and Moga (Punjab) on turnkey basis. The project duration is 24 months. SAE Towers, the wholly owned subsidiary of KEC, has secured various orders for supply of lattice towers to Brazil, Mex

New Trelleborg Facility

Trelleborg inaugurates a new facility to support continued growth in India?s rail, off- highway, energy and telecommunications industries.Trelleborg, a leading developer and manufacturer of industrial anti-vibration systems and specialty moulded components, recently opened its new, state-of-the-art facility in Bengaluru.

New Trelleborg Facility

Trelleborg inaugurates a new facility to support continued growth in India?s rail, off- highway, energy and telecommunications industries.Trelleborg, a leading developer and manufacturer of industrial anti-vibration systems and specialty moulded components, recently opened its new, state-of-the-art facility in Bengaluru.

Changing the logistics scenario

The use of a variety of attachments has the potential to change the logistics scenario in many industries. The Palfinger knuckle boom crane can be fitted with various interchangeable attachments

Switching from conventional to microtunnelling

Prof. Niranjan Swarup discusses the impediments faced by urban local bodies, the reasons for selecting the microtunnelling technique, project related issues, learning from the situation, and proposed working methodology.

New Products from Tata Motors

Tata Motors further consolidates its leadership in the Indian heavy commercial vehicle space as it launches six first-of-its-kind heavy trucks and Tata FleetMan fleet telematics services.

Teamwork & inclusiveness

Richard Cotterell is the General Manager for Large Engines at Perkins, with responsibility for the product range from 9 to 64 litres. He is responsible for all aspects of product

Trelleborg Establishes Platform in India

Leading global engineering group Trelleborg continues to show a strong commitment to the Indian market, increasing its physical presence and customer support in this key region with the opening of multiple new facilities in 2011 and more planned for 2012.

Budget Quotes

The Budget 2012-13 aims at sprucing up the country?s infrastructure and readying it for higher growth. Stalwarts from the construction equipment industry respond to the budget.

Manitowoc contact centre in India

Manitowoc Cranes is expanding its high-level customer support in India with a new contact centre at the company?s facility in Pune. Customers simply call a toll-free number (000 800 852 1345) to get instant access to the centre, which is also connected to Manitowoc?s international telephone network.

Assocham against higher import duty

Industry body Assocham said that any move to hike import duty on power equipment will send negative signals to the country's trade partners.The chamber also said the move would affect investment climate in the key sectors.

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,

Solar Installations

ACE has executed a project in Gujarat for a 5 MW pole installation and is in the process of executing a set of 50 MW projects.ACE Infrastructure is a company involved in the field of infrastructure equipment related solutions since more than 15 years.

Dinesh Chandna joins Magma

Magma Fincorp, India's leading retail finance company has announced the joining of Dinesh Chandna as Chief Information Officer.

Kavveri eyes European co

The Board of Kavveri Telecom which provides world-class hardware products and solutions for telecom, defence and space industry has approved the acquisition of an RF company in Europe.

Kobelco's Premier Plant

Kobelco Construction Machinery, a group company of Kobe Steel, inaugurated its first manufacturing plant in India to manufacture hydraulic excavators, enabling Kobelco to make a full-scale entry into India's rapidly growing construction equipment market.