Speaking exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA after winning the coveted Equipment India Person of the Year 2020 award, VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India, shares his thoughts on the company’s success, future plans and the market outlook.
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.
Putzmeister is gearing up to deliver the 1,000th Putzmeister truck mounted boom pump from its factory in Goa, India this month.
Eaton also announced the introduction of four new hydraulic products for the Indian market - X70 closed circuit piston and plug in motor, steering unit 5SQ, Eaton spiral hose EC640 and cast iron piston motor 743XX.
Putzmeister and Sany Concrete Solutions delighted customers and visitors at Excon 2019 with an expanded product range, live demos and the iconic Elephant Nights.
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.
Starting October 2019, Putzmeister and Sany are combining forces to bring customers enhanced concrete solutions and improved after-sales coverage in India.
The recently concluded mega construction equipment event bauma saw a slew of new technologies on show that are going to attract the attention of the customers in future.
Schwing Stetter India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu Government during the Global Investors Meet 2019 held in Chennai on January 23 and 24, 2019.
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.
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.
Boom pump is a good investment for large projects like the Metros, airports irrigation projects and other high-rise infrastructure and real estate projects. These massive pumps shorten the duration of project completion, reduce downtime and labour costs.
Mining and construction activities are on a growth path in the country. New projects (big and small), demolition of old structures to reconstruct new ones and transportation of materials at construction sites, all these make the role of tipper trucks important these days.
The current industry scenario seems encouraging. We are already witnessing good growth from both earthmoving and road construction segments, especially from platforms like excavators and loaders. This growth is expected to sustain with the government looking at investing in smart cities as well as developing infrastructure projects.
Hydraulic power is generated through a combination of oil flow and pressure. Oil flow and pressure is created from a hydraulic pump and transmitted through hoses or tubes, via control valves, to the hydraulic motor or cylinder that will do the work.
High-rise construction is catching up momentum with more and more sky scrapers of 300 m and above are coming up in India. With these high-rise constructions, Indian construction industry is gradually moving towards the next level of technology which has necessitated the use of new and improved construction equipment to meet the demand of safe and quality construction.
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.
We are growing at a steady pace. In India, over the next few years the earthmoving and construction equipment (ECE) industry is expected to grow at a tremendous CAGR of 20-25 per cent.
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.
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.
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
According to a report released by ICEMA, the current market size of the construction equipment including backhoe loader, concrete mixers excavator is around $2.8 billion. Further, the Indian construction equipment industry
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
The infrastructure sector will drive the growth of overall concrete equipment industry, whereas the real estate segment, along with the power segment, will drive the growth of concrete pumps.
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
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 pumping at Putzmeister has come a long way since its founder Karl Schlecht designed a mortar machine in 1958 based on his diploma thesis at the University of Stuttgart.
Implementation of labour reforms and policy reforms are fundamental for the success of the ?Make in India? campaign. Access to land, stable power supply and GST are all mandatory, says Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director, Putzmeister Concrete Machines.
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.
Elematic Oy, a Finnish world-leading manufacturer of precast concrete plants and production lines for walls, floors, frames and foundations, and Aquarius Engineers, an India-based leading manufacturer of concrete batching and mixing plants, concrete pumps and boom pumps, have announced a co-operation agreement on development and supply of batching
Schwing Stetter has set up its F-75 fabrication unit at the Schwing manufacturing unit in Irungattukottai, Sriperumbadur, near Chennai. This fabrication unit, exclusive for customising different variants of boom pumps, is spread across 5 acre with a facility area of 20,000 sq m. This plant will manufacture the S36 concrete boom pump model and also a separate placing boom pump SPB 25 and SPB 35.
Putzmeister`s machines are involved in the construction of metro rail projects, expansion and modernisation of international airports at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru; as well as building of diverse power plants, hydraulic projects, liquefied natural gas tanks, refineries, ports, roads.
Zoomlion is one of the largest concrete boom pump manufacturers in the world and also the manufacturer of the longest boom in the world, with a vertical reach of 101 m. So at Universal, we can offer the complete range of concrete boom pumps, says Rajesh Kawoor, Vice-president (Concrete Business), Universal Construction Machinery & Equipment. Excerpts of the interview.
With worldwide experience and up-to-date technology, Schwing has designed highly efficient and low-maintenance pumps ideal for long-term use under the most severe conditions. The innovative concrete boom pumps came into being in order to make the tedious process of carrying concrete for heights easy, says VG Sakthikumar, Wholetime Director Operations, Schwing Stetter India. Excerpts of the interview.
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.
World One, the world?s tallest residential skyscraper, with a proposed height of 442 m and 117 floors, is currently under construction in Mumbai. Simplex Infrastructures, the major contractor for this project, has put to use 60 concrete pumps and 30 boom placers.Sudheer Vathiyath talks to Samar Ghoshdastidar, Technical Director, Simplex Infrastructures, on the role played by concrete pumps in placing huge quantities of concrete continuously.Excerpts of the interview.
Putzmeister Z fold boom pumps are popular in metro projects in places like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. Its flexibility of boom-turning gets concrete to the farthest point in complicated structures. Putzmeister boom pumps are being used in practically all major constructions sites whether for road project, mass housing project, hydropower, nuclear power, LNG tanks or thermal power plants, says Parminder Gabri, Sales Director, Putzmeister Concrete Machines. Excerpts o
The recently launched GCP 3709Z is a good investment for large projects like the metro, the monorail, airport and other high-rise infrastructural and residential buildings.Greaves Cotton has launched its first boom pump which has a maximum vertical reach of 37 m, the first in the country. To keep in pace with the ever-changing customer needs, Greaves has introduced the high capacity truck-mounted boom pump to venture into other market segments previously unexplored.
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.
As we are the market leaders in the small and medium concrete equipment, we maintain more than 50 per cent market share in the organised sector and since we are the latest entrant in the large concrete equipment sector
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.
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
The Volvo Trucks India Fuelwatch 2013 competition brings out the importance of the best driving practices to save valuable fuel in mining operations. Volvo Trucks India Fuelwatch 2013 Competition was held at a coal mining site in Naigaon near Chandrapur, Maharashtra recently.
Schwing Stetter has designed highly efficient and low-wear pumps ideal for long-term use under the most severe conditions.Schwing Stetter concrete pumps set the standard for modern concrete conveying.
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,
The rock valve patented by Schwing powers majority of pumps manufactured by the company. The valve system has several advantages which has made it a favourite of contractors worldwide.
Back in the day, concrete pumps were used mainly in metros and major cities; in recent years, however, the industry has witnessed increased demand for concrete pumps in the Tier II and Tier III cities;
We are offering concrete pumps with a output range of 40 cu m/hr to 140 cu m/hr. Also, the various models of pumps offered by us can pump concrete up to a height of 450 m.
We at Putzmeister spend a lot of resources on educating customers about the importance of pumpable concrete. We regularly organise customer awareness programmes, especially in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities to educate customers,
We are offering boom pumps starting from 20 m class up to 43 m class. In future, based on the customer need and availability of suitable truck chassis, we will offer boom pumps with a reach of more than 43 m,
All our equipment are highly fuel-efficient and the spare parts consumption for our machines is low, thereby keeping our operating costs lower.
With worldwide experience and up-to-date technology, Schwing Stetter has designed highly efficient and low-wearing pumps ideal for long-term use under the most severe conditions.Schwing Stetter concrete pumps set the standard for modern concrete conveying.
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is a joint venture between Government of India and Government of Karnataka with the responsibility of impleme?ntation of Bangalore Metro Rail Project.
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.
We provide concrete pumps with a completely isolated hydraulic and concrete sys?tem design. It has a leak-proof system with effective reverse pumping of concrete.
With over 220,000 sq m of display area and participation of over 630 exhibitors, including 200 foreign companies, Excon 2011 exceeded expectations as the largest exhibition on construction equipment in South Asia.
At Excon 2011, Schwing Stetter will launch 20 new products, targeting everyone from small customers to large corporate across various segments. You can expect us to demonstrate the next level of mechanisation of concreting," says Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter,
We will showcase at Excon, the Telebelt TBS130 used for big infrastructure projects like power dams to convey concrete which is too rough to be pumped, says Michael Schmid-Lindenmayer, Managing Director, Putzmeister Concrete Machines in an interview to Equipment India.