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ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

Impressively Wide, Incredibly Accurate

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is one of the most prestigious expressway projects in India in current time. The highway will start near Gurugram at Sohna and will end at JNPT, near Mumbai. With a total length of 1,353 km, the expressway is divided into 49 packages (31 packages in Delhi-Vadodara section, 13 packages in Vadodara-Mumbai section and five packages in Mumbai-JNPT section).

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

Solving Big Challenge

A W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam, the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling.

‘Mobiscreen Evo’ Screens in Action

Manufactured by the WIRTGEN GROUP in India, to be precise, in the local production and assembly plant in Pune, the mobile screening plants in the MOBISCREEN EVO line are successful all over the world.

World’s largest concrete paver commissioned

Wirtgen slipform paver SP 1600, the world’s largest concrete slipform paver was commissioned at Patel Infrastructure on February 25, 2020 for the construction of eight-lane Vadodara-Kim Expressway, a part of the Mumbai-New Delhi Expressway.

Maximising Indian Coal Mine Output

The Bhubaneswari Coal Mines uses Wirtgen 220 SM 3.8 surface miner, which specialises in soft rock mining, in a coal mine in Odisha.

Care during Covid crisis

Wirtgen India through its ‘WE CARE’ initiative has supported the fight for Covid-19 through various CSR initiatives. The organisation along with a substantial contribution by the employees has donated Rs three million to the PM CARES fund.

We will continue to innovate and expand: Ramesh Palagiri

Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India, speaks on the market opportunities

John Deere appoints new President of Construction & Forestry

Deere & Company (DE) elected John Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems, effective July 1.

Biggest is the Best

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.

Wirtgen India rolls out 500th Kleemann screen from Pune

Wirtgen India celebrated the roll out of 500th Kleemann screen in May 2019 from its Pune manufacturing facility.

Wirtgen inaugurates machine finishing facility at Pune plant

Wirtgen India opened a state-of-the-art machine finishing facility at its Pune plant. Domenic Ruccolo, Chairman and CEO, Wirtgen Group, and Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director and CEO, Wirtgen India inaugurated the plant in the presence of customers, vendors and business partners.

Wirtgen Group Machines Construct Yogyakarta Airport

The first plane to land at the new Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) on the Indonesian island of Java was an A320 from Jakarta.

Paving to Perfection

The projects planned in roads, highways and expressways under the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the next five years will drive the demand for pavers during the period.

Wirtgen inaugurates machine finishing facility at Pune plant

Wirtgen India opened a state-of-the-art machine finishing facility at its Pune plant.

Low-cost, high-quality road REHABILITATIoN

The Wirtgen cold recycler and soil stabiliser WR 240 rehabilitates the 22-km road between Hapur and Kithore.

Driving Construction of New Istanbul Airport

The power of the Wirtgen Group is driving the construction of the biggest airport in the world: plants and machines from Wirtgen, V?gele, Hamm and Benninghoven are playing a vital part in the construction of the "New Istanbul Airport".

Wirtgen Group celebrates 25 years of success in India

The Wirtgen Group is celebrating its successful presence of "25 years in India". We would continue supporting our customers with the most innovative solutions and technologies in the road building and road rehabilitation, and mineral technologies in the construction equipment segment.

Gates introduces new hydraulic hose line at Excon 2019

Gates has launched the MXG 4K in India, the next generation of premium hydraulics, offering a highly flexible, light weight and compact design for first fit, industrial and automotive replacement markets.

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.

BETTER road rehabilitation WITH COLD MILLING

Cold milling is one of the first measures taken when a roadway or traffic area needs to be rehabilitated.

New technologies to reduce emission

Proper use of construction machinery plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas in construction industry.

THE ROAD AHEAD

The roads and highways sector is expected to bounce back soon with the government's corrective measures to combat slowdown and the large number of projects planned in the coming years. The road equipment players are bullish on the future growth prospects.

CRUSHING BARRIERS

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

Wirtgen compact carbide

Soil stabilisation, a process widely used throughout the world, is the ideal solution for producing compactable soil with good paving properties from a sub-base with insufficient bearing capacity.

Performance tracker for milling work

Wirtgen has developed Performance Tracker, a solution that, for the first time, makes it possible to accurately and reliably document the actual milling work completed.

Show of Innovations

With 614,000 sq m of space, about 3,700 exhibitors from 63 countries and more than 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, the largest bauma ever held was once again a bauma filled with records.

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.

Digital job-site documentation

The new software-based application for road construction, WITOS Paving Docu allows paving data and delivery notes to be recorded and automates the sending of job-site reports. It is a practical, easy-to-use solution for small and medium-sized construction projects.

Wirtgen Group's Smart Synergies at bauma

The Wirtgen Group is showcasing its innovative road construction machinery among the company's around 120 exhibits and 13,000 sq m of exhibition space at bauma 2019.

Transforming Skill Landscape

Shortage of skilled operators has been a major challenge faced by the infrastructure and construction industry for the past many years.

Innovations from the world of compaction

HAMM is showing itself to be as innovative as ever at bauma 2019. The manufacturer is presenting innovations in all product segments, including a few world premieres.

New paving technologies

Paver market in India is picking up with the growing road construction projects. Both asphalt and concrete paver markets see positive growth in the coming years.

BAUMA bets on bigger and better

The floor is open for the largest construction equipment exhibition. Taking place from April 8 to 14, 2019 in Munich, the bauma trade fair is the leading industry event for construction machinery, building material plants, mining equipment, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

Wirtgen rolls out 5,000th HAMM compactor from its Pune factory

Wirtgen India recently rolled out the 5,000th HAMM compactor from its Pune factory. Samuel Allen, Chairman and CEO, Deere & Company and Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India along with the global leadership team of John Deere and the leadership team of Wirtgen India graced the milestone event at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

BAUMA CHINA 2018

With over 13 per cent more exhibitors and 25 per cent more visitors compared to the previous edition, bauma CHINA 2018 was a grand success.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018

The construction equipment expo - held in December 2018 in Delhi - scaled new heights even while participants expressed their apprehensions on the market scenario in 2019 owing to the upcoming elections.

Premium solutions from a single source

Wide range of products manufactured for the global market at the Wirtgen, Vgele, Hamm, Kleemann and Benninghoven will be showcased.

Bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018

The fifth edition of bauma CONEXPO INDIA is expected to be bigger in number of exhibitors and exhibiting area, compared to last edition.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA continues to grow

The largest-ever bauma CONEXPO INDIA will open its doors soon as manufacturers from all parts of the world will present construction machinery, equipment and technological innovations from December 11 to 14 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi.

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.

Aggregate Boom,Policy Gloom

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

Operator training is a necessity today

Wirtgen India revived its training school almost one-and-a-half years back to give training in its pavers range. Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, elaborates more on the company's views on skill development and the way forward.

New solutions in road construction

The focus of this year's Road Technology Days held by the Wirtgen, V?gele and HAMM brands was on synergies, 3D applications and networked job site processes. The climax of the event was the live machine demonstrations.

Global industry leaders to meet at CTT Russia

The international construction equipment and technology industry will meet at bauma CTT RUSSIA in Moscow from June 5 to 8, 2018. During these days, the metropolis will again become the scene for Russia?s most important trade fair for construction technology.

Wirtgen Group showcase specialised road construction solutions

Some 4,000 customers and road construction experts from more than 80 countries flocked to the Road Technology Days held by Wirtgen, V?gele and HAMM on April 19 and 20.

Paving to perfection

Asphalt paver market is likely to flourish in the coming years as more rural roads and highways are in the offing. The Budget 2018-19 has major focus on extension of 3.17 lakh km of rural roads which are largely asphalt roads.

bauma CONEXPO bullish on Indian CE market

With the upward trend in the Indian construction machinery market continues, bauma CONEXPO INDIA is preparing for a vibrant event this year.

New technologies gaining traction

The Wirtgen Group has been continuously innovating its products in the brands Wirtgen, Vogele, and Hamm. They are not only global market leaders but also innovation leaders, with the average age of a machine being not more than three years.

Ambitious on Indian infra sector

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

CTT Russia to be held on June 5-8

The bauma CTT RUSSIA 2018 trade fair will take place from June 5 to 8, 2018 in Moscow. The focus this year will be on the market of the host nation Russia.

We are showcasing technologies for complete road construction process

The last few years have been very good with respect to awards and constructions of road projects. We expect this trend to continue with construction of 19 km/day and the government working towards 30 km/day.

Deere completes Wirtgen Group acquisition

Deere Company has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, the leading manufacturer worldwide of road construction equipment. In June, Deere announced a definitive agreement to purchase the international privately-held company.

Cold Recycling with Foamed Bitumen

Roads that are subjected to continuous and heavy traffic often show signs of damage that extend down to the road base. To eliminate this damage, the entire road needs structural rehabilitation.

Wirtgen successfully trains slipform paver operators

The first two batches of 28 candidates successfully completed their training from Wirtgen Group?s facility to become qualified slipform paver operators.

Rolling ahead

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

Laying the foundation

In Punjab, the new national highway, NH-52, is under construction with two lanes in each direction. The new road will provide many communities with better links to the national road network. In some parts, the existing carriageways are being refurbished and widened, while in other sections, totally new roads are being constructed.

Fulfilling the trenching needs

In Austria, a Wirtgen W 100 CFi compact milling machine with deep milling unit is being used for trenching prior to the laying of broadband cables - just before it sets to work milling off entire pavements.

Crushers & Screens| High on Demand

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

Relying on Wirtgen's Cold Milling Range

Costello Industries relies exclusively on cold milling machines from Wirtgen.Costello Industries, Inc, a milling service provider based in Newington, CT, USA, has been rehabilitating highways, streets and bridges since 1945.

Recycling Economically

Time is money, especially in road construction. When it comes to cost efficiency, being able to put all equipment to maximum use is a critical factor. Consequently, it is a major advantage when a machine can be used flexibly, like the 3800 CR recycler from Wirtgen, which can use the up-cut and down-cut cold recycling processes or operate as a high-output milling machine.

Deere to acquire Wirtgen Group

In an all-cash transaction deal, Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Wirtgen Group, a worldwide leading manufacturer of road construction equipment. The total transaction value is approximately ? 4.6 billion ($ 5.2 billion based on current exchange rates), including the assumption of net debt and other consideration.

Machine control systems are the future in India

MOBA is a German company that provides automation solutions for moving machines. Speaking to EQUIPMENT INDIA, Samip Desai, National Manager, Moba Mobile Automation (I), explains the company's activities and solutions for the Indian market.

Building Better Roads

The Ministry of Surface Transport has set an objective of building 40 km of roads a day from 2017-18 from the current level of 18 km a day. This has resulted in a paradigm shift in the use of road construction and rehabilitation methods and technologies.

CTT 2017 expects to attract 20,000 visitors

More than 500 exhibitors from 29 countries have registered for CTT 2017 Moscow. Major companies represented include Ammann, Hyundai, John Deere, Kamaz, Komatsu, Kudesnik, Liebherr, Liugong, Palfinger, SDLG, ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik, Wirtgen and many other market giants who will showcase their latest products and solutions.

CTT 2017 expects to attract 20,000 visitors

More than 500 exhibitors from 29 countries have registered for CTT 2017 Moscow. Major companies represented include Ammann, Hyundai, John Deere, Kamaz, Komatsu, Kudesnik, Liebherr, Liugong, Palfinger, SDLG, ThyssenKrupp Bautechnik, Wirtgen and many other market giants who will showcase their latest products and solutions.

Making Faster and Safer Tracks

To make the 'Marco Simoncelli' Misano World Circuit faster and safer, Pesaresi Giuseppe SpA decided to take advantage of the cutting-edge technologies of Wirtgen and Trimble. In less than three weeks, all irregularities were removed from the track, leaving it ready for more spectacular motor sports competitions.

Equipment India awards & ceo forum 2017

It was 6.15 p.m. with 15 minutes more to go for the mega event of the infrastructure equipment industry. Meanwhile, the Viceroy Hall at the heritage Claridges Hotel located in New Delhi's famed Lutyen's Zone was already filled to capacity.

Equipment India Awards 2017 and CEO Forum

The evening of April 21, 2017, was a proud occasion for Equipment India as the industry stakeholders gathered in large numbers at New Delhi's heritage Claridges Hotel, to celebrate the 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and be part of the high-level discussion at the CEO Forum.

Surface miners in Guinea

Wirtgen surface miners have been established in the West African Republic of Guinea for more than 10 years.

Technology for Africa

Wirtgen supplies sophisticated and practical technologies that are designed for extreme working conditions.

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.

Rehabilitating A5 highway

These days, highways surfaced exclusively with concrete or asphalt are something of a rarity in Germany, particularly in its more densely populated regions.

Innovative Solutions for Concrete Roads

Wirtgen Group is presenting three Wirtgen slipform pavers and a texture curing machine and a Kleemann mobile crusher at this year?s World of Concrete trade fair in Las Vegas.

FOCUSED BUSINESS - Optimism

The BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 held during December 12-15 reflected the positive sentiments of the equipment industry on the floor. A detailed report on the expo, interaction with exhibitors and details of products and technologies showcased.

We would showcase innovations across all our four brands

With the infrastructure development polices of this government, there is good demand and growth for the CE industry. The difference from last bC India, is that two years back, the new government in place had ambitious plans to develop the road sector. Now the plans are being executed well, and due to this there is an increase in demand for equipment.

Revs up to Start

BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA, the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction machinery is being held for the fourth time from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA grounds in Gurgaon near Delhi.

Wirtgen India bags IGCC award

Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) named Wirtgen India the fastest growing company in the Chamber. Wirtgen India bagged the award for its outstanding contribution towards the promotion of Indo-German economic relations.

Buoyant Future

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

Wirtgen India bags IGCC award

Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) named Wirtgen India the fastest growing company in the Chamber. Wirtgen India bagged the award for its outstanding contribution towards the promotion of Indo-German economic relations.

Paving on a High

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

Successful Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavement

Fraport AG, operator of Frankfurt Airport, renews the surface course on the runways about every seven years, including the centre runway, the most-frequently used section.

Dual-layer Concrete Paving

Four job sites, four contractors, four German states, one paving method: Dual-layer concrete paving with the slipform paver SP 1500 from Wirtgen is on the road to success in Germany

Bauma Conexpo India 2016 getting good response

Positive signs are reflected in the big companies signing up for the next Bauma Conexpo India.

Asphalt Removal in Record-Breaking Time

Three Wirtgen cold milling machines (two W 210 and one W 200i) and two Wirtgen soil stabilisers (WR 2000) demonstrate their productivity and reliability at Alghero-Fertilia Airport in Sardinia.

Application-Specific Sensorised Bearing

Best-of-class and best-of-breed bearings are the resultant product of a combine comprising equipment OEMs, bearing manufacturers, material developers and lubricators.

Wirtgen Slipform Pavers in Building New Airport

Ulaanbaatar is the hub for the rising economy and centre of expansion for trade and industry. Mongolia is also the world?s second largest landlocked country and depends on aircraft traffic bringing in and taking out passengers and cargo.

Covering the Complete Process Chain

The Wirtgen Group is still growing and exponentiating its portfolio of products and services for the customer. With 14 exhibits and a new corporate identity, the Wirtgen Group showcased innovative solutions in the Road and Mineral Technologies business sector.

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.

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.

Bauma 2016 - the biggest trade show on earth

Bauma 2016 - the biggest trade show on earth - spread across over 608,503 sq m (1.5 lakh acres) exceeded expectations this year with a participation of 3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries and the presence of about 580,000 visitors from 200 countries.

Post Budget Vibrations India: Sustained Growth

According to Macquarie, the growth momentum in the construction equipment (CE) segment has sustained in India, despite withdrawal of discounts and price increases. Also, purchases were being done primarily by first-time buyers.

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.

Cold Milling Machines

Similar to developed nations, pavement milling or cold milling or cold planning of asphalt topped pavements is fast going to become a necessity in India, considering the volumes of crushed, screened, sized and shaped aggregates required for the upcoming roads and infrastructure projects, in the country.

On Course for Success

Road construction is driving the Indian compactors market. This is expected to continue. ?Most of the current demand for both soil and tandem compactors is for road projects,? says Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India.

Integrated ?S-Pack? Spreader Module

The ?S-Pack? (spreader pack) from Wirtgen allows the binding agent to be spread without generating clouds of dust; this addition to the construction machinery manufacturer?s product range creates new opportunities for optimising

Impressive Showcase by CASH Industry

Excon 2015, in CASH domain, witnessed a plethora of equipment aggregates, sub- assemblies, components and IT solutions for OEMs in their equipment, as original suppliers and in the aftermarket space, descending on the scene of action.