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FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL TEKLA USER DAYS EVENT IN INDIA

The annual symposium drew over 3,000 participants, including industry leaders, stalwarts and professionals from across the construction lifecycle.

L&T bags NHRCL contract

The construction arm of L&T has secured a mega order from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHRCL) to construct the 237.1 km stretch MAHSR-C4 package which is part of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project

L&T Construction bags mega contract of India’s first high-speed rail corridor

The scope for the MAHSR - C4 package includes the construction of viaducts, stations, major river bridges, depots, and other auxiliary works.

Trimble hosts its first-ever virtual Tekla User Days event in India

Trimble hosted its flagship annual event for Indian customers, Tekla Users Days (TUD) India recently.

Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

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

Talbert Manufacturing offers 55-ton travelling axle trailer

Talbert Manufacturing offers the 5553TA travelling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity

Bridgestone India introduces contactless tyre servicing

Bridgestone India announced the launch of contactless tyre servicing platform called ‘Bridgestone Bookmyservice’. The platform enables customers to take an online appointment in a few clicks, making them spend less time in outlets with these pre-planned visits.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Policy: Defer BS-IV & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

Bridgestone India introduces contactless tyre servicing

Bridgestone India announced the launch of contactless tyre servicing platform called ‘Bridgestone Bookmyservice’

New Opportunities

Upcoming infrastructure projects in metro rail, bridges, railway and irrigation are going to drive the demand for foundation equipment in the coming years, writes Karan Chechi.

Covid-19 Challenges Revival

The lockdown in the country has entered its third stage on May 4, 2020 in view of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continuing its grip on the country even after the six-week lockdown in two stages.

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.

We expect more packages from the government

Considering further revenue loss and anticipated reduced demand for the upcoming months, we expect more packages from the government, says VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

We are focusing on improving our support system

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

Solution for Bridges and Busy Road Projects

MB Crusher drum cutter range provides the solution to the challenges faced by certain construction sites.

Our crawler cranes are loaded with safety features

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) offers customers all the options in crawler cranes like the standard machine for lifting and erection jobs or with features of single/double-line free fall for usage in the piling activity.

Make in Steel 2020

Given the long-term pipeline of infrastructure projects in India, the growth opportunity for the country's steel sector is immense.

Towards Greener Future

Asphalt is regaining traction in the Indian road construction due to its better recyclability and the freedom to use waste materials like plastics along with asphalt mix. The future looks greener for asphalt mixing plants.

Fast Forming Times

Using Paschal systems, the reinforced concrete work for two new bridges for the Barntrup bypass is going well, as the road and rail traffic will be flowing smoothly soon.

Manitowoc launches Potain Hup M 28-22 with 80 km/h transport axle

At the Dach + Holz International exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, Manitowoc Cranes officially introduced the new Potain Hup M 28-22 mobile self-erecting crane to the German market.

We proactively pursue when it comes to adopting digital technologies

As a major player in heavy-duty mobile cranes market in India, TIL has consolidated its presence over the years.

Comansa launches 21CM750 tower crane

Comansa celebrated the launch of the 21CM750 tower crane model, the largest manufactured at its plant in Hangzhou.

Liebherr to showcase latest machines at Conexpo Con/Agg 2020

From March 10-14, 2020, Liebherr?s innovative products will be on display at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020. Liebherr is showcasing an extensive selection of earthmoving and construction equipment at its outdoor booth #F5258 at the Festival Grounds.

Zoomlion's tower cranes complete operations for world's longest road-rail cross-sea bridge

Over 35 self-developed high-end tower cranes produced by Zoomlion completed lifting operations for the Pingtan road-rail bridge project, the world?s longest road-rail cross-sea bridge. As Zoomlion set a new benchmark in metocean engineering with customised machinery for what is described as the ?the world?s most difficult? bridge construction project.

We will be displaying 22 new products at Excon 2019

A pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation and recycling, Schwing Stetter has manufacturing units in 12 countries including Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Russia, Ostrava, UK, and India.

Comansa launches 21CM750 tower crane

Comansa celebrated the launch of the 21CM750 tower crane model, the largest manufactured at its plant in Hangzhou.

FAST-TRACKING PERFORMANCE

The construction equipment market in India has become a front-runner in the global market space in the past few years.

India Construction Festival - 2019

The festival, organised by FIRST Construction Council in New Delhi from October 15-16, successfully brought together the public and private sector to discuss probable resolutions to impediments faced by the infrastructure sector.

Undercarriage Parts

Undercarriages and parts in crawler- or track-mounted equipment play important role in the mobility of the whole equipment and its uptime. Undercarriage parts are small and simple, but when all put together, support the entire track system.

Trenchless equipment market is growing at 20 per cent

There is abundant scope for applying trenchless technology for various projects and initiatives in India. T Ramesh, Country Head, Vermeer India, elaborates on the market opportunities and the company's plans for the market.

Towering opportunities

Choosing a tower crane is increasingly about safety and productivity features, as customers seek to lift more with less power, upgrade to a higher capacity economically, and safely use multiple cranes at space-constrained project sites.

There is Tremendous growth opportunity in infra expansion

With the Indian infrastructure players fully appreciating the importance of foundation equipment only in the past few years, Casagrande is keen to partner with them to enhance efficiencies and productivity.

ACE launches nx360o crane in mumbai

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has always believed in introducing new models in the pursuit of innovation and customer interest.

Super Performer

Doosan Bobcat India has been the consistent performer, winning the EQUIPMENT INDIA Bestseller Award in Skid-steer loaders for the past five successive years.

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.

The Eleventh Hour Is Here!

By 2025, the construction market in India is expected to emerge as the third-largest globally.

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.

A flexible strategy is our way to success

At bauma India 2018, BKT focused on all-steel radial tyres and almost 90 per cent products showcased were all-steel radials.

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.

Reaching out to infra needs

Government's high spending on infrastructure projects drives the demand for construction equipment while earthmoving equipment being the largest used equipment category leads the growth.

CE components market overview

The components, accessories and spares market is all set for a renewed growth in future in the light of increased construction activities.

"Time for technology revolution in construction"

A typical road project that consumed 36-42 months five years ago for concept to completion, now stares at just 18-24 months.

New small platform for all JLG engine-powered boom lifts

JLG Industries, a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, announced that all JLG engine-powered boom lifts can now be equipped with a 91.44 cm (3-ft) platform.

Batching plants for precast industry

Precast concrete is getting more traction in the current construction space. Ajax Fiori has introduced a range of batching plants that feed the requirements of precast industry. Debasis Bhattacharya elaborates.

23 Liebherr tower cranes at Chile airport expansion project

A total of 23 Liebherr tower cranes are being used for the extension of the Santiago Nueva Pudahuel International in Chile. As many as 15 flat-top cranes and three high-top cranes have already been assembled and are providing optimum load handling.

Vertical Growth

Tower crane market is now on revival path, which was going through a lull period till recently. Going forward, a steady growth of real estate market could see a further momentum in tower cranes.

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.

Lifting up Expectations

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

PROVIDING Quality and Timeliness

Rana Builders sets itself apart from competitors by meeting tight deadlines and delivering quality mix in the process.

Essel Infra bags railway project contract

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

L&T Construction bags Rs 13.87-bn bridge contract

The construction division of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured an order worth Rs 13.87 billion for construction of a bridge across the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh.

On Strong Foundation

Foundation equipment segment is back on action with a lot of equipment busy at various project sites across the country. The trend is expected to continue for the next few years.

Getting back on track

The verdict is out! GDP growth at 7.7 per cent is the highest in nine quarters. Construction growth at 11.5 per cent, manufacturing at 9 per cent apart from agriculture have been positive contributors.

Pushing Boundaries

With the demand for excavators growing in the market, OEMs are introducing new features to further improve the efficiency and productivity of the machines, helping in quick and qualitative project execution.

Equipment insurance sector will continue to grow

Considering the current scenario of infrastructure developments, there isa substantial growth potential in equipment insurance.

Concrete Boom Pumps

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.

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.

NHAI signs pact for trilateral project

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) inked a pact for its maiden international project, part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway.

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.

Punj Lloyd-Varaha Infra JV bags highway contract

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) issued the letter of award to Punj Lloyd and Varaha Infra joint venture (JV) for the construction of a two-lane highway in the Kalewa-Yargi section of the proposed India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway. The highway will connect India with Thailand through Myanmar.

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

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

CE industry remains bullish on long-term prospects

In today's scenario of globalisation, it is important that the buyers put weightage on value for their money and hence prefer quality equipment with advanced technology and customisation.

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.

Will CE cross 'Mount 52,500'?

Will CE cross its previous peak of 52,500 units achieved in 2011 this year, despite the additional burden caused by GST? The majority feels that the peak is within reach.

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.

Metallurgy Trends in Construction

Steel and metals play a major role in the construction industry. Alireza Moghaddam explains on the use of metals in construction and the new trends and the emerging market opportunities.

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.

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.

FROM RECOVERY TO GROWTH

The construction market in India is the second largest in Asia-Pacific Countries (APAC) region and is expected to become the fastest growing market in the region by 2025.

Facilitating efficiency

Bearings fulfill a number of important functions, starting with their ability to reduce friction. Other primary functions include supporting a load, promoting the efficient transmission of power and ensuring alignment is maintained.

Apollo machines win challenges in Bhutan

Construction Development Corporation Ltd (CDCL) has built its business around professionalism ? specifically, providing high quality in a timely fashion. Helping the Bhutan business deliver on its promises are Apollo WM 6 HES mechanical paver finishers. The machines are responsible for CDCL?s construction of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects.

Shri Dinesh Crane Services buys SANY all terrain crane

Self-developed dual-pump converging/diversion main valve is used. Converging flow of the single-action dual-pump ensures fast operation and high work efficiency; combined-action dual-pump diversion system is applied to ensure stable controllability. Electric proportional variable displacement piston pump is used to ensure high-accurate flow control with higher efficiency and energy saving.

Lubes of the Future

Construction and infrastructure sector in India is gaining new momentum as the aggressive push by the government has scaled up the infrastructure development across the country.

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.

Product development is a continuous process in Caterpillar

Skid steer loader (SSL) is a utility machine which is highly versatile. Mostly the machines are used in general construction: residential, commercial buildings for moving materials like sand, bricks, cement, crushed stone aggregates etc.

Emerging Trends

Skid steer loader (SSL) is a highly versatile utility machine used in general construction. They are used for material handling and movement in heavy construction like construction of bridges, elevated roads, metro rail infrastructure, tunnels to name a few where the space is restricted and SSL is an ideal option.

ON THE MOVE

Off-the-road (OTR) tyres are largely used in vehicles, equipment and machinery employed in agriculture, mining, construction and industrial sectors. Consequently, any changes or fluctuations in the said sectors directly influences the growth of OTR tyre market.

SET TO ROLL AGAIN

The growth prospects of OTR tyres are expected to be better with the various industry segments on growth path. The government's progressive measures have enabled various industry segments to grow in the recently concluded financial year and the trend is to continue at least in the next short to medium term.

Concrete Show India to facilitate construction, infra markets

UBM India announced the 5th edition of the Concrete Show India (CSI) dedicated to the construction and infrastructure sector. Covering key areas including roads and highways, housing, airports, ports, power, rail, dams and bridges, Concrete Show India 2017 will be held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre ( BCEC), Goregaon, Mumbai from May 4-6, 2017.

On A High!

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.

HCC bags Rs 369-crore IRCON contract

Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has bagged a Rs 368.6 crore contract from IRCON International for construction of the cable stayed bridge including its approaches across river Anji Khad in Jammu & Kashmir. The project is to be completed in 36 months.

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.

HCC bags Rs 369-crore IRCON contract

Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has bagged a Rs 368.6 crore contract from IRCON International for construction of the cable stayed bridge including its approaches across river Anji Khad in Jammu & Kashmir.

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.

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.

When the Tough Got Going...

The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) in Kashmir is the biggest project in the construction of a mountain railway since independence. From Jammu to Baramulla, length of the new rail line is 345 km.

Our offerings include a range of construction and mining equipment

China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA) enjoys close cooperation with Messe M?nchen Trade Fair Company. Since 2002, it has jointly organised the world?s leading trade fair for construction machinery expo-bauma China-with Messe M?nchen. Qi Jun, Chairman, CCMA, shares more.

We plan to launch a slew of new products

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.

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.

KMC Constructions bags NHAI contract

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded contract worth Rs 1,274 crore to KMC Constructions Ltd for development of National Highway section in Himachal Pradesh. According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the development of the crucial 26-km long Nerchowk-Pandoh including Pandoh bypass section of the NH-21 will improve the connectivity for travellers from Chandigarh to the valleys of Kullu and Manali.

New responsibilities

Magna Tyres Group appointed Vijay Nambiar as the General Manager at its Middle East & Africa office.

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

Magna Tyres appoints new GM for Middle East & Africa

Magna Tyres Group announced the appointment of Vijay Nambiar as the General Manager at its Middle East & Africa office. Having over 30 years of experience within the tyre industry, Nambiar has worked for various renowned tyre companies, including Michelin and Bridgestone.