Steering the market

Skid-steer loaders segment is one of the only few segments that has shown an increase in sales in 2022 as compared to 2021. The enormous growth in the market value of the construction sector will further fuel the nation's high demand for skid steer loaders.

An Upward Trend for CE Industry

Off-Highway Research forecasts the market to grow by 9 per cent to 89,350 units in 2023 but predicts it to fall 7 per cent to 83,350 units in 2024 (the general election is scheduled that year).

ACE’s Sorab Agarwal is Equipment India Person of the Year 2022 at 8th India Construction Festival

Besides, the 10th Equipment India Awards 2022 presented 18 awards to construction equipment companies

CE industry stalwarts honoured at Equipment India Awards 2022

Besides, the 10th Equipment India Awards 2022 presented 18 awards to construction equipment companies

Komatsu wins Innovation of the Year award for KOMTRAX

Komatsu India won the Innovation of the Year – Components & Accessories award for their product – KOMTRAX – during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

LiuGong India wins Equipment India award for wheeled loaders

LiuGong India won an award in the Bestseller in Wheeled Loaders category during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

Schwing Stetter bags Green Factory of the Year award

Schwing Stetter India won the Green Factory of the Year award during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

JCB wins big at Equipment India Awards 2022

JCB India bagged three awards during the 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022

Stalwarts of CE industry honoured at 10th Equipment India Awards

Sorab Agarwal is EI Person of the Year 2022

On track: double-digit growth

Distribution, digitisation and electrification are expected to be the key drivers of the earthmoving equipment industry in the coming years.

Heading towards a new high!

After two years of lull, the excavator market should grow again and reach 25,000 units in 2022.

Loaded with opportunities

The wheel loader market is estimated to be valued at over $23.74 billion by 2030. It is anticipated to reach a CAGR of over 8.9 per cent during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.

JCB’s thrust on digital technologies

Excon 2021 is indeed going to be the first major exhibition for the construction equipment industry, post-pandemic, hence, expectations are high. There is likely to be an even greater active participation by the industry than what we have seen in the past editions.

Chasing Growth!

Despite rising input costs and transition to CEV stage-IV engines, the CE market is expecting a growth of over 11 per cent in 2022-23.

Liebherr's dealer in Luxembourg celebrates 50th anniversary

Liebherr R 924 G8 jubilee crawler excavator chosen for 50th anniversary celebrations

An evening to cherish

The 9th Equipment India Awards 2021 recognised the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry. In a colourful ceremony held at Four Seasons in Mumbai, the winners received the awards for their achievements in the respective segments.

Wheel loaders can be used in any industry that deals with heavy loads

The construction equipment market has started to revive post the pandemic with increased demand of such machines and rising number of construction projects across the country.

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

JCB India launched its all-new range of CEV Stage IV compliant wheeled construction equipment vehicles. The launch of these machines makes JCB India the first company in the industry to have brought in the CEV Stage IV emission standards across its range of wheeled machines.

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

The range includes the 3DX Plus and the 4DX backhoe loaders, the VM117 soil compactor, the 530-70 and the 530-110 telehandlers with engines complying with the new emission norms. For bulk handling, three new wheeled loaders, the 433-4, the 437-4 and the 455-4 were also launched with new engines.

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

Innovation has been cornerstone of JCB’s operations

In our exclusive, Deepak Shetty, Deputy CEO & Managing Director, JCB India Limited, tells us how the construction equipment industry in general and JCB in particular have been emerging through the year of the pandemic.

Indian CE market to regain growth

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

CE industry: On the road to recovery

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

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

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

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

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.


With the government plans to invest Rs 102 trillion in infrastructure development in the next five years, the demand for construction equipment will be immense.


The 7th Annual Equipment India Awards 2019 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

Best debutant award

Ankit Goel, Chief-R&D, Escorts Construction Equipment (centre) receiving the award from Steve Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics (right), in the presence of Pratap Padode, Founder and President, FIRST Construction Council (left).

ICRA revises outlook on CE sales negative

Industry volumes have contracted by 16 per cent in the key product categories of backhoe loaders, excavators and wheeled loaders.

The Festival is back, Are Festivities back?

The current slowdown is giving a drubbing to the Indian construction equipment (CE) market with the equipment sales diving drastically in the past few months in contrast to what the industry had anticipated during the start of the year.

ICRA sees negative outlook on CE sales

Following a sharp correction in unit sales amidst slowing economic growth and infrastructure investments, both by the public and private sector; and tight liquidity environment, ICRA has revised the outlook on the construction equipment (CE) sector to negative.

"Backhoe loader industry continues to grow"

The backhoe loader industry in the past two years has grown consecutively over 20 per cent year-on-year.

Indian CE Market Overview

The market for construction equipment will follow an upward trend in the next five years.,

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

The sixth Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

6th AnnuaL EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018

The Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards are here again. In its sixth edition, the Annual Awards to be held on October 25, 2018 in New Delhi, will honour the top performers of construction equipment industry.

Indian CE Market: AN Overview

Strong domestic demand generated by ongoing infrastructure development projects resulted in the construction equipment market rising to an all-time high of 72,197 units in 2011.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards & CEO Forum 2018

After the bitterly cold days and nights of the famed Delhi winter, spring is said to augur good tidings. Or so it is believed. Maybe, it was in continuation of this tradition that the city successfully held yet another edition of the Equipment India Awards.

Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosts 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards

The Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosted the 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards at Hotel LALIT in New Delhi on Friday 16th February, 2018.

Wheel Loaders from JCB

JCB wheeled loaders are known for productivity, reliability and efficiency. These machines are primarily used for loading, unloading and bulk material movement in sectors such as mining, quarry and crushers etc.

Moving Ahead

OTR tyre market is divided majorly into three segments: mining, construction and industrial equipment, agriculture vehicles and others. Mining, construction and industrial equipment such as loaders, bulldozers, tractors, forklifts, backhoe loaders, cranes, excavators, wheeled loaders, industrial trucks, skid steer loaders, etc

Construction equipment sales to grow 10 per cent in 2017

The construction equipment sales in India is expected to grow 10 per cent this year, according to an Off-Highway Research report. Off-Highway Research expects sales to exceed 73,000 units this year, surpassing the previous record sales of 72,492 units seen in 2011. The market in the first half of the year was particularly strong ahead of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1.

JCB India opens new dealership facility in Kozhikode

JCB India and its dealer, Kadoor JCB inaugurated a new dealer facility in Kozhikode. Spread over 15,000 sq ft, this facility has been set up with an aim to provide a unique experience to JCB customers for all their equipment requirements related to Sales, Service and JCB Genuine Parts.

JCB India inaugurates dealership facility in Jabalpur

JCB India and its dealer Frontier Commercial Vehicles inaugurated a new dealer facility in Jabalpur. Spread over 37,536 sq ft, this is the largest facility for construction equipment by Frontier Commercial Vehicle and will also be their new Head Office.

JCB India opens dealership facility in Mohali

JCB India Ltd along with its dealer Krishna Automobiles inaugurated a new dealer facility in Mohali. Spread over 24,560 sq ft, this is the largest construction equipment facility by Krishna Automobiles and will also be their new Head Office.

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.

Gearing up for the next level

Says Mathur, ?It is the government agencies who are asking for the implementation of Euro-V and VI (norms).

MTU engines to power JCB excavators

Rolls-Royce has won an order from JCB to supply MTU engines for use in excavators. MTU?s Series 1000 engines are compliant with EU-Stage IV and EPA Tier 4f emissions legislation and are to be used to power new excavators in JCB?s JS 300, JS 330 and JS 370 series.

MTU engines to power JCB excavators

Rolls-Royce has won an order from JCB to supply MTU engines for use in excavators. MTU?s Series 1000 engines are compliant with EU-Stage IV and EPA Tier 4f emissions legislation and are to be used to power new excavators in JCB?s JS 300, JS 330 and JS 370 series. The construction machinery manufacturer is choosing MTU for its excavators for the first time.

Mtandt Adds Innovative Products

The Mtandt Group endured its qualitative growth path in 2016, despite of weakness and volatility in exchange rates, markets and an uncertain global economy.

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.

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.

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.

Underground Challengers

Every underground excavation poses a unique set of challenges. Technically superior and sometimes application-specific, underground excavation equipment challenge the challenges.

CE Hydraulic Cylinders - Bright Future Ahead

On ground demand of construction equipment (CE) spurs the requirement of hydraulic cylinders for various essential applications by the OEMs. EQUIPMENT INDIA zeroes in on this segment to develop granular market insights.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Hydraulic cylinders have wide application area ranging primarily construction equipment, manufacturing machinery, civil engineering equipment etc.

Value for Money

LiuGong is a leader in the design and production of wheel loaders. Excavators, bulldozers, motor graders, skidsteers, etc are other major equipment ranges. The company places intense emphasis on quality and aftersales service. It is evident from the responses from its two major customers.

We have been achieving a double-digit growth despite market downturn

Oerlikon?s Drive Systems Segment India is looking to double its turnover to Rs 2,000 crore in five years, says Rajesh Aggarwal, Executive Director, Sales & Marketing, Drive Systems India.

Volvo kits to ?detier? engines for less regulated markets

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched kits which allow machines fitted with European Stage IIIB-compliant engines

Mining Growth

India is on track to overtake the US as the second-largest coal consumer after China this decade. India wants to more than double coal output to 1.5 billion tonne by 2020. The central government has already taken specific actions including e-auctions of coal blocks; 28 blocks are already allocated and more blocks to be e-auctioned soon.

Fuel Saving Solutions

Advanced electromagnetic design tool helps speed commercialisation of innovative energy storage system for construction machinery. The innovative magnetically coupled flywheel could save approximately 10 per cent of fuel.

Oerlikon to Exibit Innovative Product Lines

Oerlikon Drive Systems will be showcasing its hybrid electric drive train technology in the CTT Moscow. This technology, a complete series electric driveline system from engine to wheel which features an innovative energy recovery system, is the first of its type to be designed by a company specializing in drive solutions.

JCB Excavator provides best-in-class productivity and fuel efficiency.

In the excavator segment, JCB offers an unmatched range starting from 8T operating weight (JS81) to 22T operating weight (JS 220LC), to serve the plant hirers, earthmoving and quarrying customer base. At Excon 2013, JCB introduced the JS30 mini excavator and JS360 LC which like all other JCB excavators, offers excellent fuel efficiency, says Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & CEO, JCB India. Excerpts from the interview.

Italian equipment market continues to decline

The Italian construction equipment market was down 24 per cent in the first nine months of the year, compared to the same period last year, according to manufacturers? trade association UNACEA.

JCB joins hands with Kohler

JCB has announced a partnership with Kohler for small diesel engines of three- and four-cylinder engines from 31 to 55 kW for the company's range of compact construction equipment. The water-cooled Kohler Direct Injection (KDI) engines, which will be branded JCB Diesel by Kohler

JCB Steps up Engine Strategy Development

JCB forges a partnership with the Kohler-Lombardini Group, a leading global manufacturer to produce engines for its compact equipment.JCB has gone from being a new entrant in engine manufacturing to an innovative global producer with the first JCB engine rolling off the production line in the UK in November 2004.

BHL Continues to Rule the Roost

The world over, construction practices and methodologies determine the selection of the type of equipment, to a great extent. However, in India, backhoe loader (BHL) controls the lion's share of the total equipment sale; it is wheel loaders that dominate the Chinese CE market and crawler and mini excavators that control the European and American markets.

Case shows its strength at bauma

Case Construction Equipment had centre stage at this year's bauma exhibition in Munich, showcasing its wide variety of equipment and demonstrating the range of machinery on offer to customers around the world.

On a recovery mode

The construction equipment industry is experiencing a slump due to the slowdown in the mining industry as well as delays in infrastructure projects and governmental clearances, shortage of funds, environmental concerns. EQUIPMENT INDIA interacts with some of the major players to get the pulse of the industry.

India is developing as an attractive manufacturing base for export of CE

In view of the infrastructure development needs in every sector and the government's massive and investment plans, Off-Highway Research forecasts the Indian construction equipment market will grow to over 100,000 units by 2017,

JCB to the fore

Spread over 115 acres, JCB plans an investment of Rs 500 crore in the next five years. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, laid the foundation stone for JCB India's fourth manufacturing plant at Jaipur, Rajasthan

50,000th JCB Engine

JCB India has rolled out its 50,000th JCB engine at its Ballabgarh facility in India. In 2011, JCB launched its first domestically built world-class, fuel-efficient, state-of-the-art, BSIII, 16- valve diesel engine which is high in fuel efficiency.

L220G wheel loader is one of the most fuel-efficient machines in the Indian market

We provide operator training onsite and in our customer center in Hoskote. Our distributors provide onsite service which includes service mechanics, parts at customers` site for key customers and fleet owners.

Award for Liebherr

Liebherr receives the Red Dot design award 2013 for wheeled loaders. The two Liebherr wheel loaders L 506 compact and L 576 received the well-known Red Dot design award in the product design category.

We have loaders that have crossed 25,000 working hours and are still working in India

When demand increases and the market matures, we will launch Phase II, and will also be setting up a joint venture (JV) plant for assembling in India, says Blues Xue, CEO, Changlin Construction Machinery India

We will continue to enter the market with revolutionary, fuel-efficient products

LiuGong firmly believes in adopting a customer focused approach in business. Any product enhancement/up gradation is always based on the customer's feedback or requirement,

Earthmovers on buoyant swell

Earthmoving equipment currently constitutes nearly 73 per cent of total construction equipment sales, and happily, this structure of sales is expected to continue. The cumulative sales of backhoe loaders, crawler excavators and wheeled loaders have been growing at a CAGR of over 20 per cent for the last ten years.

The CE market is set to grow to over 100,000 units by 2016

The cumulative sales of backhoe loaders, crawler excavators and wheeled loaders have been growing at a CAGR of over 20 per cent for the last ten years and will continue to grow at an impressive rate.

Earthmoving Equipment

Owing to the overall slowdown in the Indian economy, the current fiscal year has been bit sluggish for the construction equipment industry. The industry will gain momentum if the government starts implementing the delayed projects and carries out active review and monitoring to ensure timely completion.

JCB gives utmost importance to safety and our tracked excavators are the safest choice

All JCB excavators are fitted with a unique filtration system which increases hydraulic oil and filter life resulting in huge cost savings and better emissions.

JCB offers the widest range of backhoes covering all applications and terrain

Our range of backhoe loaders are equipped with the fuel efficient and reliable ecoMAX engine, in-house durable axles and transmissions, best- in- class hydraulic forces, all of which result in superior loader and excavator performance, long lasting structure, says Amit Gossain, Vice President Marketing & Business Development, JCB India. Excerpts from the interview.

The SRK Factor

The largest Chinese-German transaction to date, the Sany-Putzmeister merger, is expected to throw up a new global leader for concrete pumps, thereby changing market trends. Over the past six months, strong rumours regarding Schwing Stetter were doing the rounds and then viola.


The sales forecast for backhoes by Off-Highway Research is pegged at a target of 36,000 units by 2015, up from 30,000 in 2011, whereas for the crawler excavator alone, the forecast is 35,000 units, up from the 2011 figure of 14,500.There is the school of thought that points to the visible drift from the backhoe market towards the wheel loaders market.

JCB always keeps customers at the heart of everything it does

?We focus on both process innovation as well as product innovation. We have dedicated teams working on each of our product lines with the sole purpose of increasing efficiency through value engineering," says Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, JCB India.

CASE to launch wheeled loaders

Case Construction Equi?pment (CASE) is brin?ging new levels of produ?ctivity, fuel economy and rel?ia?bility to the quarry and aggregate industries, with the introduction of the 1021F and 1121F wheeled loaders.

With 55 dealers and over 410 outlets, we have the best support network

Our initiatives and activities are very focused on the heavy range of equipment viz, tracked excavators, soil and asphalt compactors and wheeled loaders. We have functional factories, focused manpower and after-sales support personnel for

Construction Equipment Trends in India

Many companies are setting up manufacturing facilities in India, as the country is increasingly becoming a global manufacturing hub. A large and growing domestic market, lower manufacturing cost,

We have doubled our distribution outlets over the last five years

With strategic investments in place, we have the right kind of facilities and can upscale our production whenever required, says Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & CEO, JCB India,

Religare enters CE Financing

Within a period of two years, Religare has built a customer base of over 12,000 and a portfolio of Rs 1,500 crore, plus a collection efficiency of over 99.5 per cent.

TEPL has ambitious plans for quadrupling its top line from present levels

Terex Equipment is all set to ride the bandwagon and be a part of this tremendous growth story that is unrolling in the country, "We have set up another state-of-the-art facility at Hosur, near Bangalore, apart from the existing Greater Noida facility.

JCB is numero uno in backhoe loaders worldwide

JCB's backhoe loaders are the machines that promise versatility and high performance with their fuel-efficient engines and superb manoeuverability.

We aim to be a single window tyre solution provider

?Trident offers a range of solid and pneumatic tyres for a wide range of material handling equipment such as forklifts, reach stackers, container handlers, rough terrain forklifts.

We have exciting product launches planned this year

With strengthened critical components and superstructure, proven reliability of Japanese hydraulic components and Plexus filter system, our power-packed excavators perform excellently in the toughest conditions.

JCB is the only manufacturer to produce and sell 100,000 machines in India

?The world is looking towards BRIC nations to lead the global recovery. We?ve been able to reach this position with the right investments at the right time, says Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director and CEO, JCB India.