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Patel Infrastructure acquired the world's largest concrete paver from Wirtgen Group. The 18.75 m full paving width paver is currently working at the Vadodara-Kim Expressway project.

Building confidence

The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation in the construction sector. Once back on track after the lockdown, government will have to take some concrete steps to support the industry and economy.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

We have focused on introducing new models towards customer centricity

Sunbeam Infra Equipments, a division of Sunbeam Generators, is among the prominent players in the concrete equipment industry with its concrete mixers (purchased from Greaves Cotton) and now with additions of batching plants, concrete pumps and mixer pumps

We have a long-term expansion plan for India

Bonfiglioli Transmissions has recently expanded its manufacturing facility in Chennai to double the production in India.

Schwing Stetter launches 22 products at Excon

Schwing Stetter India unveiled 22 new products at the Excon 2019 in Bengaluru. With this new product line up, Schwing Stetter India aims to position itself as one of the most prominent infrastructure equipment partner in the country and an active participant across all government projects to be announced.

The company is always close to its customers business

Putzmeister is a world-leading solutions provider for pumping, mixing and placing concrete, mortar and industrial solids. For over 60 years, the company's solutions have been utilised by the construction, infrastructure, mining, energy and environment sectors in a wide range of environments and application conditions all over the world.

We will showcase some of our latest products at Excon 2019

This year, Bonfiglioli Transmissions celebrates two decades of its presence in India. Over the years, the company has developed a broad range of drives catering to a vast array of applications in the construction, mining and other industries.

Schwing Stetter launches new concrete truck mixer range

Schwing Stetter India, one of the leading concreting equipment manufacturers in India, announced the launch of its new premium variant of concrete truck mixers ?Super? 7?, in association with Mahindra Powerol.

Putzmeister and Sany expand concrete portfolio

Starting October 2019, Putzmeister and Sany are combining forces to bring customers enhanced concrete solutions and improved after-sales coverage 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.

Time-bound projects demand highly efficient equipment

In the current scenario, most of the projects have become time-bound and have to be completed within the stipulated period. Due to this, expectation of the market has also changed especially in road segment.

SLCM plays a vital role in mobile concreting equipment sector

Self-loading concrete mixer (SLCM) market is upbeat and the Argo model can be a panacea in the concrete life to many odd jobs of varied concreting applications.

Concrete Future

Requirement of concrete in construction is expected to increase in the future with a slew of projects in the pipeline in real estate and infrastructure projects.

Transitioning Towards a Universal Iot Ecosystem

The exponential growth of Industrial IoT has propelled an innate need for all the organisations out there to adopt and adapt to the IoT ecosystem.

Cash flow is paramount for sustaining equipment market growth

Sunbeam Infra Equipments (A Division of Sunbeam Generators) launched a trailer concrete pump of 50 cu m per hour capacity and mixer pump at bauma this year.

Our strategy is to strengthen our network and back end

Continuous, prolific and ground-breaking advancement on all parameters has been Macons Equipments' forte.

Sany showcases new range of products

Sany India showcased its wide range of over 16 new products at bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018.

AJAX unleashes latest innovations at bauma india 2018

AJAX being associated with BC since its inception in India has always used the platform wherein the customers are exposed to its wide-ranging product portfolio, technological advancements and commendable services.

Tapping into the potential of IIoT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve and new innovations are born every day, almost all OEMs nowadays are working towards implementing Industry 4.0 solutions to be ahead of their game.

A key ingredient in mining industry

The mining equipment market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a faster pace in the coming years. VG Sakthikumar elaborates more on the trend and Schwing Stetter's solutions for the mining industry.

CHALLENGES and NEW Opportunities

The construction equipment rental market in India is still small as compared to the other equipment markets worldwide. Satin Sachdeva sheds light on the realities of the rental market in India and the steps needed for the development of the market.

Total Concreting Solution

As a major concrete equipment manufacturer, Ajax Fiori offers wide range of concreting solutions for various infrastructure projects. Debasis Bhattacharya elaborates more on the products and technologies.

Putzmeister launches transit mixers

To support the clients comprehensively, Putzmeister has added the first transit mixers P6 and P7 to its offering. With a capacity of 6 cu m and 7 cu m respectively, theserobust machines are designed for great performance.

Schwing Stetter launches premium transit mixer range

Schwing Stetter India announced its partnership with Mahindra Powerol to launch its new premium variant of concrete truck mixer series, 'Super Six'. In an industry-first initiative, Schwing Stetter and Mahindra Powerol have joined hands to launch this fuel-efficient product.

Rolling innovations

Bearings for construction and mining applications have seen innovative developments in the recent times. With the construction and mining equipment market is growing, the momentum of innovation in bearings is to pick up in the coming days.

Putzmeister launches transit mixer P6 and P7

To support the clients comprehensively, Putzmeister has added the first transit mixers P6 and P7 to its offering. With a capacity of 6 cu m and 7 cu m respectively, these robust machines are designed for great performance.

Raising the bar

Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has set road project award and construction targets of 55 km per day and 45 km per day, respectively.

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANTS

Concrete is a major constituent of infrastructure projects: mainly in real estate, roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants, irrigation and urban modernisation sectors.

Creating a new benchmark

Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is the world's tallest temple under-construction at Vrindavan, Mathura. At a cost of Rs 3 billion, it will be one of the most expensively built temples in the world by ISKCON Bangalore.

SANY India rolls out 6,000th machine from its Chakan plant

SANY India achieved another milestone of rolling out 6,000 plus machines from its Chakan plant this month. This comes on the backdrop of a strong demand for its offerings across the product lines.

Technology to drive INFRA growth

Infrastructure 2.0 is a movement to address issues with today's core network infrastructure in a customer's construction site to address the dynamic, automated nature of operation models like cloud computing, data center visualisation, IoT and usage of drones to keep site operations safe, secure, highly productive and efficiently managed.

Our trucks come with fuel smart technology

We have presented a sort of one Mahindra family here. In terms of construction equipment, we have showcased backhoe loaders and graders. As for commercial vehicles, the display includes BLAZO 25 Tipper, BLAZO 31 Tipper, BLAZO 31 Transit Mixer along with DI3200 Jayo Fuel Dispenser.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

We will be showcasing our latest products first time in India

Indian construction equipment (CE) industry was always expected to be poised for growth and what we are now witnessing is realisation of these expectations. The industry is maturing both in the scale and breadth of equipment being manufactured across market segments.

Productivity and cost are key in equipment selection

We are involved in almost all types of construction projects, both in India and abroad. We are the pioneers in pile foundation works in India and execute various kinds of piling works like cast-in-situ driven piles, precast driven piles, jointed precast piles, precast pre-bored piles, bored piles, steel piles, composite piles, marine piles etc.

We have sold over 25,000 used equipment through physical bidding

Shriram Automall India is the number one service provider of used construction equipment in the country. Sameer Malhotra, CEO, Shriram Automall, elaborates on the used equipment market in India and the company's services to customers.

DhOLA-SADIYA bridge will propel intense development of the region

The making of Dhola-Sadiya Bridge across the River Brahmaputra was a different task altogether, considering the location and an unpredictable flood situation. This mega structure was constructed by Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd.

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.

Aiming for New Heights

Sany has made its presence felt in Indian construction equipment market with its quality range of equipment. Be it excavators, cranes, or concrete equipment, Sany has created a niche market in India. In its 15 years of service to Indian market, Sany has become the market leader in crane business.

Product SHOWCASE

BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 was the right platform for the exhibitors to unveil their cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions. Many exhibitors launched their new technologies and products at the expo, while others showcased their industry leading solutions.

We have launched five important products in all categories

KYB-Conmat caters to concrete production, concrete conveying, concrete transportation, concrete pumping, concrete laying and building construction.

New products for the mixing applications will be displayed

The bC India 2014 at Greater Noida was held under a lot of uncertainties and hopes. There was a new government at the Centre which was yet to come out with its policies. The banks were under a lot of pressure due to NPAs and customers were under huge stress due to rising interest rates.

Mahindra Trucks for Mining Applications

Under Blazo series, Mahindra has launched heavy commercial vehicle range including tippers which are equipped with Fuel Smart technology. This is a unique technology which offers its customers unique flexibility to shift the power requirements of tipper depending upon load and terrain.

SANY rolls out 1,000th And 1,001st machine from Chakan plant

SANY India has announced the roll out of 1,000th and 1,001st machine from its plant in Chakan, Pune.

Driving Innovation

Geared drives are essential for mechanical power transmission throughout the powertrain of equipment. With more mechanisation happening in infrastructure and construction projects, as well as material storage and haulage segments

We strongly believe in the quality of JLG equipment and their prompt service.

Swastik Corporation is a leading equipment rental company for the past 10 years, based out of Chennai with branches/operations in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad. Our core focus is into rental of aerial work platforms - boom lifts

SANY India rolls out 1,000th & 1,001st machine from Chakan plant

SANY India announced the roll out of 1,000th and 1,001st machine from its plant in Chakan, Pune. While the 1,000th machine was an excavator, the 1,001st was a transit mixer. This milestone has been achieved in a short span of nine months, during January-September 2016.

Concrete Show India 2016

UBM India successfully concluded the forth edition of Concrete Show India with over 150 Indian and global suppliers and manufacturers from across 10 countries and over 5,500 trade visitors, amidst an industry showcase of products, solutions and services at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai during May 19-21, 2016.

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.

Touching The Next Level

The demand for concrete equipment and ready mix concrete (RMC) is charting an upward trend on the back of momentum in infrastructure development and to a lesser extent, real estate.

Minister Visits Schwing?s Training Facility

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, visited the Schwing Stetter Operator Training School to review and understand the training capabilities being conducted on a regular basis.

O&M Training by OEM Dealership

India is on the path of modernisation with rapid progress in infrastructure development. The investment in the infrastructure sector in India is pegged at Rs 1,80,000 crore.

Tata Motors Showcases Four New Construction Vehicles

Tata Motors showcased four new construction and mining commercial vehicles, from its Construck range at Excon 2015. The new vehicles showcased are the Tata PRIMA 3138.K 32 cu m coal tipper, Tata PRIMA LX 2523 .K RePTO, Tata PRIMA LX 3128.K 19 cu m Scoop HRT and Tata SAK 1613

SANY India launches 10 new products

Sany India has launched 10 new products at Excon 2015. The equipment introduced are as follows: SY20 & SY35 - The 2 tonne and 3.5 tonne mini excavator is primarily used for small trenching works

Tata Motors showcases four new construction vehicles

Tata Motors showcased four new construction and mining commercial vehicles, from its Construck range at Excon 2015.

Concrete Paving to Flourish

Renewed thrust on building new concrete roads by Indian government spells a boom for concrete paving equipment industry in India. Most of the highway network in USA was built with concrete roads and some

Conmat bags BAI award

Governor of Maharashtra C V Rao presented KYB-Conmat with Sarvottam Manufacturer of Concrete Batching Plant in India in ?Indian Construction Industry Award - 2015? at Builders Association of India 75th Jubilee day function held in Mumbai

We procure new and used equipment depends on the scope of utilisation

Simplex Infrastructures is one of the largest infrastructure solutions providers in India and the Middle East having presence in across eight first growing industry verticals.Samar Ghoshdastidar, Technical Director, Simplex Infrastructures, provides an in-depth overview on the company?s equipment procurement procedures.

We dont generally procure used equipment

We call for quotes from different companies and based on technical evaluation by our mechanical section, we do recommend for which type of equipment we should go for. This is based on 3-4 major factors: after sales service, performance parameters available in the market and pricing.

Sour CE Issue

Essentially, CE selection and procurement is a complex metrics-based decision making activity that requires active involvement of the concerned stakeholders of an organisation.

CE Maintenance and Hydrostatic System

Pankaj Srivastava elaborates on the major cause of failures in hydraulic systems and steps to be taken to prevent these failures. Hydraulics, ie, transmitting power by supplying or pushing fluids in a confined area is most common medium of power transmission

ZF has recently developed the CVT transmission

ZF is well known for producing high quality gears and high technology gear systems. The affirmation of our product quality can be seen on the accolades we receive from OEMs and end users, says Suresh KV

Spanish Quest for Reconstruction

During a short tour of Spain, Shankar Srivastava finds the Spanish quest for reconstruction. ANMOPYC, the Spanish Manufacturers Association of construction, Mining and Recycling Equipment

Schwing Stetter?s Concrete Equipment at Metro Rail Projects

After the success of the Delhi Metro, 26 cities in the country are at various stages of planning and implementing metro rail. Indian cities are among the world?s fastest developing cities in terms of every aspect

O&M Training by OEM Dealership

Svenska Institute of Technology is essentially formed to prepare young engineers and technicians for a bright future in maintenance of construction, mining and road equipment.

Batching Solutions

With the influx of fresh initiatives by the government there is a renewed focus on infrastructure development which offers big opportunities of growth for the concrete equipment industry. EQUIPMENT INDIA tracks the development in batching plants.

With a floor climbing placer, concreting to any height is possible

For high-rise structures and more concrete requirement, higher capacity pumps of 73 cu m/hr to 90 cu m/hr, are used, says Samar Ghoshdastidar, Technical Director, Simplex Infrastructures. Excerpts from the interview

Innovative Solutions

Schwing Stetter India, a hundred-per cent subsidiary of Schwing GMBH (Germany), is pioneer in the manufacturing of ready-mix concrete equipment. They produce a wide range of concrete equipment like batching plants, concrete pumps, recycling plants and transit mixers.

Concrete Moves

Despite the Rs 2,500-crore concrete equipment industry registered nearly 40 per cent fall in the market and is under severe pressure, there are tremendous growth opportunities in the long term.

KYB Conmat Unveils 20 Cbm Batching Plant

KYB Conmat, a subsidiary of KYB Corporation, Japan, launched the new version of mobile batching plant of 20 Cbm capacity and PTO driven transit mixer of 6 Cbm capacity at bC India 2014, Greater Noida.

Batching solutions

The recent Budget has brought back smiles to many stakeholders of various verticals; however, the key seems to be implementation on the ground level. On a positive note, VG Sakthikumar, Wholetime Director - Operations, Schwing Stetter India, says, ?Definitely there is a positive movement.

Making Machines Versatile and Efficient

German components supplier ZF is applying technology to ensure that working machines continue to be efficient, safe and productive, reports Bhushan Mhapralkar.Destined to move earth, construction material and aid in the building of roads, dams, structures under challenging and arduous conditions, off-highway equipment like excavators, wheel loaders, and backhoes pack technology. Their form may not suggest as much but they are supported by component suppliers like ZF, which ensure their efficie

Boom arm

Apex Auto offers fabricated structures and components of earthmoving and construction equipment. The product range comprises the revolving frame, backhoe mainframe, side frames, dozer blades, loader buckets, boom arm, counterweight, crusher, carbody and crawler frame. These products find application in excavators, backhoe loaders, cranes, compactors, transit mixers, underground drilling machines, crushing and screening equipment.

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.

2013 was a tough year but it is behind us. We must now look to the future

The year 2013 was a forgettable one for the construction equipment as well as the concrete equipment sector. With construction at a virtual standstill, the demand for concreting machinery fell by 15-20 per cent year-on-year

Getting ready for the upturn

In spite of the unfavourable market dynamics, most of the OEMs have adopted innovative strategies to sustain themselves while keeping an eye on the coming boom. Innovative strategies are developed to retain existing customers

Tata Motors will continue to develop new products and upgrade its existing ones.

At Tata Motors, we strive to enhance our customers? experience, offering the unmatched benefit of a Tata truck, with best lifecycle cost, longer service runs and enhanced levels of driver comfort, resulting in best-in-class profitability and lowest payback period for operators, says Vinod Sahay, Head (Sales and Marketing), Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors. Excerpts of the interview.

The growth of road equipment segment will be about 15 per cent by 2017

Last year, we took an aggressive approach with the launching of new products in spite of the recession. The objective was to be prepared and match customer expectations and take a chunk of market share when the economy turns around, says R Nandagopal, Chief Executive Officer, Construction Equipment Business, Greaves Cotton. Excerpts of the interview.

The newly launched boom pump will be a game-changer

We have a roadmap which is spread out for almost two years in terms of new product introduction. We have been following that roadmap and you will see launches with more variants of the boom pump and various specifications,

Concrete moves

Despite the Rs 2,500-crore concrete equipment industry registered nearly 40 per cent fall in the market and is under severe pressure, there is tremendous growth opportunities in the long term.

We have the best products, the best services and of course, the best quality

Putzmeister has been in India for more than seven years and we are here to stay. We are committed to India, its people, its future and we are continuously developing new products for our valuable customers

We are working on efficiency, reliability and productivity improvement.

Eaton has a range which can encompass the hydraulic, mechanical and electrical power, and we can offer entire system solutions,"says Nitin Chalke, Managing Director - India, Eaton. Excerpts from the interview.

The Preferred Partner

In-depth understanding of markets and market dynamics, 17 commercial subsidiaries, four mobile production facilities in four continents and a wide range of high technology power conversion systems, make Bonfiglioli a long-standing global player for mobile and construction solutions.

Complete Batching Solutions

With four manufacturing facilities in Chennai, the company has the biggest manufacturing facility for batching plants in South Asia. The increased demand for ready mix concrete and the growing need for a range of batching plants to choose from, can both be met by Schwing Stetter India

A Great Leap Forward

Conmat joins hands with Kayaba Corporation, Japan, a market leader in transit mixers with 85 per cent of market share, to serve their wide client base with enhanced technology and better quality products. Conmat System has successfully generated a good reputation in the market since the past five years

The group will invest over EUR one billion to further strengthen and expand ZF's position.

ZF is a leading worldwide autom?otive supplier for driveline and chassis technology, with 121 companies in 27 countries. In 2012, the group achieved a sales figure of EUR 17.4 billion with about 75,000 employees. ZF was founded in 1915 for the development and production of transmissions for airships and vehicles.

We are coming out with high-end technology specially targeted for the precast segment

Along with our associates, we provide complete turnkey services starting from concrete mix identification and plant layout, equipment selection and supply, commissioning and handover of required quality and capacity and also material handling systems to transfer precast to the stores,

Keen automotive professional

Shamprasad Ponkshe holds the position of Executive Vice President (R&D) at AMW Motors. He leads the product engineering and development across all vehicles platforms including tippers, transit mixers

Concrete solutions

The new products launched by Schwing Stetter will cater to all segments in the concreting equipment industry. Schwing Stetter India unveiled six new products in ready-mix concrete technology: concrete mixing equipment,

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.

Batching Plants & Transit Mixers

With three manufacturing facilities in Chennai, Schwing Stetter India has the biggest manufacturing facility for batching plants in South Asia.

Greaves Cotton to expand CE division

Greaves Cotton, the Rs 1,700 crore, multi-product, multi-locational engineering company with core competencies in diesel/petrol engines, gensets and construction equipment, is looking at growing beyond construction equipment business

Sany India firms up its position

Sany excavator 4S facility dealership showroom is now open in Gadag, Karnataka. Sany Heavy Industry India, one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in India, held an inauguration ceremony of an exclusive

ZAXIS 50 ? Works Where Others Can't?

The newly launched Zaxis 50 hydraulic excavator is ideal for the burgeoning needs of the urban and rural utility applications segment. Telco Construction Equipment Company (Telcon) offers a full range of constructive solutions which include hydraulic excavators

Mechanisation in rural areas leads CE demand

It is quite surprising that on one side, the infra sector has slowed down and on the other, equipment sale is going up. As per the leading manufacturers of construction equipment, excavator sales have increased by approximately 10 per cent during FY 2011-12 compared to FY 2010-11.