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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.

Tata Motors launches all-new 5W30 synthetic engine oil for CVs

Promises lower TCO, improved fuel economy and reduced carbon impact

Tata Motors makes India’s trucks smarter, safer and more efficient

Tata Motors launched India’s first CNG-powered Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle (M&HCV) truck.

ExxonMobil in strategic partnership with THINK Gas to market CNG lubricants

ExxonMobil Lubricants announced a strategic partnership with THINK Gas Distribution, involved in clean fuel distribution to consumers, to market its range of compressed natural gas (CNG) lubricants for passenger and commercial vehicles.

The market is shifting towards bigger vehicles in the tipper segment

We have a total of five manufacturing plants in India, of which four are located in North India and one in South India

Petronas announced strategic lubricants partner for Tata Motors

Petronas Lubricants (India) (PLIPL) and Tata Motors announced their new partnership at a signing ceremony, making Petronas Lubricants a strategic lubricants partner for Tata Motors’ commercial vehicles.

Mahindra Group inks pact with Volkswagen to expand EV range

India's Mahindra & Mahindra has planned to get additional components from other firms to expand its electric vehicle (EV) range.

Mahindra Group inks pact with Volkswagen to expand EV range

India's Mahindra & Mahindra has planned to get additional components from other firms to expand its electric vehicle (EV) range

Mahindra launches BS4 backhoe loader with better productivity

Mahindra’s Construction Equipment Division (MCE) has launched its new range of BS4 backhoe loaders called the Mahindra EarthMaster SX. Interestingly, the company is making big claim with the promise of a disruptive customer value proposition.

Mahindra launches BS4 backhoe loader with better productivity

Mahindra’s Construction Equipment Division (MCE) has launched its new range of BS4 backhoe loaders called the Mahindra EarthMaster SX. Interestingly, the company is making big claim with the promise of a disruptive customer value proposition

JK Tyre launches 4 new OTR tyres at Excon 2021

Expanding their product range, Indian tyre major, JK Tyre & Industries launched four new offerings in their off-the-road tyre segment at South Asia’s largest construction equipment event Excon 2021 in Bengaluru.

Infra push for mini equipment

According to Arizton’s latest research report, India’s construction equipment market will grow at a CAGR of 8.9 per cent during 2022-2028. Mini excavators hold a decent share in the overall construction equipment industry.

JK Tyre launches 4 new OTR tyres at Excon 2021

ur new products namely: 45/65-45 58PR VEM 63 L5 TL, 14.00-24 GTL CHAMP 16 PR G3 TT, 12.00-24 HARD ROCK CHAMPION 20PR E4 TT and 16.00-25 VEM 045 44PR E3 TT have been added to their existing product portfolio.

Mahindra launches BS4 backhoe loader with better productivity

The company is guaranteeing the highest productivity per litre in the segment else they will take the machine back. Moreover, an uptime service guarantee is also being offered to customers.

BharatBenz expands reach in Central India

BharatBenz expands reach in Central India

Poised for growth

With the mining segment getting government support in a big way, the truck and tipper segment will witness growing demand in the days to come.

Eyeing new heights

The year 2021 gave numerous ups and downs for the construction equipment and equipment financing industries. When the year comes to an end, the sectors look forth towards infrastructure as the ‘Growth Puller’ for the period ahead.

DICV’s Sustainability Goals

As an environmentally-conscious organisation, DICV is also moving forward along a roadmap that helps tackle climate change while spurring economic growth.

infra demand boosts rental market

Rental is the future. Infrastructure stimulus measures and pent-up demand in the Indian market suggest growth ahead for equipment rental firms.

Satyakam Arya Appointed as Chairman of CII, Tamil Nadu State Council

Satyakam Arya has been at the helm of DICV’s commercial vehicle operations since 2018.

Budget 2022 and a big infra push

The union budget can be termed as a growth-oriented one, with the government focusing strongly on world-class infrastructure development.

Upgrading Technology

Commonly used to construct and maintain gravel and dirt roads, motor graders have also prepared building foundations and drainage ditches, making them popular with government agencies and contractors.

DB Schenker to order 1500 electric trucks from Volta Trucks

Germany’s DB Schenker announced the addition of 1500 Electric trucks to its fleet. The company will order the electric trucks from startup Volta Trucks to transport goods from European terminals into city centres and urban areas.

Tata Motors to increase prices of commercial vehicles from Jan 1

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced an impending price hike of its commercial vehicle range.

Shriram Automall, Ashok Leyland ink pact for pre-owned truck biz

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), a platform for pre-owned vehicles and equipment, has signed an agreement with Ashok Leyland to launch an exclusive platform for pre-owned commercial vehicles.

Dayco strengthens global capabilities for heavy-duty segment

Leveraging its global manufacturing and R&D capabilities, Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments, announces the addition of its new state-of-the-art viscous damper production line at Manesar, serving commercial vehicles, off-highway, and light-duty OEMs across the globe.

Shriram Automall inks pact with Ashok Leyland for pre-owned truck business

The phygital platform will facilitate an exchange, disposal and purchase of old vehicles.

Dayco further strengthens global capabilities for heavy-duty segment

Dayco announces the addition of its new state-of-the-art viscous damper production line at Manesar, serving commercial vehicles, off-highway, and light-duty OEMs across the globe.

Eicher delivers 315th BSVI truck to KNR

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, completed the 315th vehicle delivery to KNR CONSTRUCTIONS LIMITED

Tata Motors unveils 21 new commercial vehicles across all segments

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, today accentuated its commitment to support India’s economic growth by unveiling an extensive and comprehensive range of 21 new products and variants.

Tata Motors to increase prices of commercial vehicles from Jan 1

An increase in price in the range of 2.5%, will be implemented from 1st January 2022 and will be put into effect across segments – M&HCV, I&LCV, SCV and Bus, basis individual model and variant of the vehicle.

DB Schenker to order 1500 electric trucks from Volta Trucks

The company will order the electric trucks from startup Volta Trucks to transport goods from European terminals into city centres and urban areas.

DICV’s ambitious sustainability goals for 2025 and beyond

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced its ‘Seven Statements for Sustainability’, a series of goals aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and protecting the local environment.

Tata Motors, Equitas SFB join hands for small CV customers

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equitas SFB, one of the country’s largest small finance banks, to bring a set of attractive financial solutions to its customers.

Euler Motors launches HiLoad EV

Euler Motors, an Indian EV company focused on electric commercial vehicles today launched its first cargo three-wheeler, HiLoad EV, India’s most powerful 3W Cargo vehicle.

Volvo Buses India introduces completely built sleeper coach

Manufactured at the state-of-the-art Hosakote facility, the buses feature 39 luxury berths and 12.5 cu.m of personal luggage space

Tata Motors, Equitas SFB join hands for small CV customers

Tata Motors will leverage Equitas SFB’s strong network across the country, spanning 861 branches and 550+ CV customer touchpoints, to make these solutions accessible for customers.

DICV’s ambitious sustainability goals for 2025 and beyond

DICV makes ‘Seven Statements for Sustainability’, aims to reduce carbon footprint and protect local environment

Eicher delivers 315th BSVI truck to KNR

The vehicles have been commissioned in prestigious mega NHAI Expressway Projects across South India.

Volvo Trucks India launches next generation trucks

Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV) has launched 6 heavy-duty trucks under the FM and FMX range in India. Building on Volvo Trucks track-record of delivering industry leading solutions, these address the increasing demands for more productive and safer trucks in India.

Tata Motors to increase prices of its commercial vehicles

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, will increase the price of its commercial vehicle range in effect from October 1, 2021.

Tata Motors unveils 21 new commercial vehicles across all segments

M&HCV: 7 new vehicles across Construck, Tractor-Trailer and Rigid truck range with higher fuel efficiency

Euler Motors launches HiLoad EV

Launches six ‘segment-first’ features in 3W Cargo: Innovation from India, made for India

Eicher establishes new standard in inter-city luxury bus travel

Optimal blend of a high-performance driveline and aerodynamics with futuristic body design for luxurious aesthetics and passenger comfort

Daimler VP: We expect heavy truck market to grow by 60% in 2021

Rajaram Krishnamurthy, VP — Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles on key growth drivers of tippers and dump trucks.

Nitin Gadkari bats for sleep detection sensors for commercial vehicles

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has asked officials to work on a policy for having sleep detection sensors of European standards in commercial vehicles.

Volvo Trucks India launches next generation trucks

Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV) has launched six heavy-duty trucks under the FM and FMX range in India.

Tata Motors to increase prices of commercial vehicles

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, will increase the price of its commercial vehicle range in effect from October 1, 2021. The effective price hike, in the range of 2 per cent, will be implemented based on the model and the variant of the vehicle.

Keeping up with industry trends

Despite slowdown in the automotive industry, all the leading manufacturers of tippers and trucks have transitioned to BS-VI emission standards.

We expect heavy truck market in India to grow by 60% in 2021

A healthy mix of construction activities, especially affordable housing and de-regulation of the mining sector with proactive private participation are reviving demand for the tippers segment.

Tata Motors to increase prices of its commercial vehicles

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, will increase the price of its commercial vehicle range in effect from October 1, 2021.

Volvo Trucks India launches next generation trucks

6 new trucks from FM & FMX heavy-duty range come loaded with features to boost productivity, improve safety and enhance driver comfort

Tata Motors launches all-new Ace Gold Petrol CX

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, launched an all-new variant of its most popular small commercial vehicle (SCV), the Ace Gold Petrol CX starting from Rs 3.99 lakh

Tata Motors, CSC join hands to widen reach in rural India

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Common Service Centre Scheme (CSC) e-Governance Services India Limited, in a collaborative effort to bring Tata Motors commercial vehicles to rural customers, across India.

Tata Motors, CSC join hands to widen reach in rural India

Ministry of Electronics and IT’s wide network will enable ease in buying of commercial vehicles, under Digital India programme

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

In a landmark moment, Volvo Trucks India has delivered the 1000th truck to one of its long-term valued customers, Mahalaxmi Group.

VECV delivered 50 Eicher CNG buses to PMPML

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) delivered 50, 24-seater Eicher CNG AC Buses to Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML). These buses were flagged off by Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil in Mahatma Phule Mandai, Pune.

Tata Motors launches all-new Ace Gold Petrol CX

The Ace Gold Petrol CX will aim to reinforce its position as the most preferred mini-truck for budding entrepreneurs

VECV delivered 50 Eicher CNG buses to PMPML

Bus service flagged off by former CM Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil

Tata Motors partners with J&K Bank to bring attractive financing options for its customers

The partnership will enable easy commercial vehicle financing at competitive interest rates and extended loan tenure

Eicher’s heavy-duty truck range focuses heavily on uptime

VE Commercial vehicles is known to offer a robust product portfolio in the heavy-duty range, starting from 18.5T to 55T and Pro 3019, Pro 6028T, Pro 6028TM, Pro 6048 and 8035XM are some of our best performing models in this segment.

Tata Motors bags order of 15 hydrogen-based fuel cell buses from Indian Oil

The buses will be used to evaluate the potential of developing hydrogen-based PEM fuel-cell technology in India

Tata Motors launches ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign

To celebrate this feat, Tata Motors has organised roadshows, wherein Tata Aces will travel across 10 states in the country. Patrons will also be able to test drive the vehicle to gain a first-hand experience of its comfort and drivability.

Tata Motors bags order of 115 ambulances from Gujarat govt

Tata Motors won the bid for the order under the Government e-Marketplace, and the vehicles are designed for patient transport as per AIS 125 Part 1. Tata Motors will phase-wise supply the remaining 90 ambulance shells, as per the contract.

VECV launches Eicher Skyline Ambulance

Ambulance range aligned to ongoing efforts to modernize medical infrastructure

DICV opens virtual reality centre

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced the opening of a Virtual Reality Centre (VRC), a benchmark-setting innovation for the Indian CV industry.

We expect the market for hydraulic excavators to grow by 20%

The excavator market peaked in FY2018-19 following three years of sustained growth led by increased government focus and investment in the infrastructure sector.

Digging deeper

The government’s various initiatives on revival of the infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian hydraulic excavator market.

VECV launches Covid support package for dealer network and customers

VE Commercial Vehicle has announced a comprehensive package to support Eicher truck and bus customers, dealers, and dealer employees as they continue to operate in this difficult time.

DICV opens virtual reality centre

New Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) significantly reduces time and costs required for CV testing and development

The worst is over for the CV industry

In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.

Fuel tracking solution’s penetration is less than 1% of the overall commercial fleet size

Nigraani provides IoT (Internet of Things) solutions to commercial fleet operators to help them track their diesel consumption with 99 per cent accuracy and fleet operation metrics. The SaaS (Software as a Service) model helps avoid any overhead of setting up an IT team to manage hardware/software.

Green tax imposition on commercial vehicles in India

Rather than exempting certain type of vehicles out of green tax, like alternate fuels like CNG, ethanol, LPG and vehicles used in farming such as tractor, harvester, tiller, etc. the policy should be driven for all internal combustion engine-based vehicles checking for the pollution levels, writes Prasad Sreeram.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

Shriram Automall – the Power of Choice for Construction Equipment

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, is India’s first-ever service provider to offer a well-organised and transparent platform for the exchange of pre-owned vehicles and equipment.

Bounce back

Construction equipment finance has bounced back after the pandemic-forced lull.

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

Factors such as demand for reliable electricity, which is growing across the world on account of industrial expansion and development of commercial infrastructure are driving the diesel power engine market.

Daimler, Volvo launch fuel-cell truck partnership

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group announced the two companies have completed the formation a previously announced fuel-cell joint venture.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

Tata Motors, SBI join hands to offer financial solutions to CV customers

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has inked a three-year MoU with the State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s leading public sector bank, to offer unique financial assistance for the purchase of Tata Motors’ range of small and light commercial vehicles

All about vehicle scrappage policy!

CARE Ratings scrutinises the vehicle scrappage policy, which was unveiled by Road Minister Nitin Gadkar in the Lok Sabha recently.

Tata Motors introduces the Magic Express Ambulance

The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health related services, which assumes significance especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

As part of the drive, Eicher organised 400 activities across 19 states, spread in 46 cities, to raise awareness level on road safety among different stakeholders, covering 27,000+ people including students.

Tata Motors unveils Ultra Sleek T-Series range of new-gen smart trucks

Available in three models – T.6, T.7 and T.9, the all-new Ultra Sleek range is available in varied deck lengths from 10 to 20 feet to adapt to all the required applications.

Mahindra Logistics appoints Dr Anish Shah as Chairman

He is the Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Limited. He is designated to take over as the Managing Director and CEO of M&M from April 2, 2021.

Nigraani’s fuel tracking solution’s gains enable ARSS to increase driver’s salary multi-fold

ARSS Infrastructure Projects (ARSS) achieved an RoI in fuel tracking solution in months.

Focus on infra to revive economic growth

The government’s focus on building infrastructure will create jobs and revive economic growth

Marc Llistosella is new CEO & MD of Tata Motors

Tata Motors announced that Marc Llistosella has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company effective 1st July 2021.

Eicher Trucks completed 200th tipper delivery to APCO

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, completed the 200th vehicle delivery to APCO INFRATECH PVT. LTD. The company executed an order of 200 Tippers and Trucks from the Lucknow-based infrastructure major.

VE Commercial Vehicles sells 5457 units in Feb 2021

VE Commercial Vehicles recorded sales of 5457 units in February 2021 as compared to 4586 units in February 2020 (LYTD 47216), recording growth of 19% (YTD decline 27.5%).

Piaggio launches the Ape’ Electrik FX range of electric vehicles

A range of fixed battery Electric 3 wheelers powered by advanced Lithium-Ion Smart- batteries is set to revolutionise the last-mile mobility in India.

Eicher completes 200th tipper delivery to Apco Infratech

Eicher completes 200th tipper delivery to Apco Infratech

Marc Llistosella, the new CEO and MD of Tata Motors Ltd

Marc Llistosella, the new CEO and MD of Tata Motors Ltd

VECV opens new truck plant at Bhopal

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) commenced the commercial operations at its new, state-of-the-art truck manufacturing unit at Bagroda, Bhopal.

ZF opens Digital Solutions Center in Bengaluru

The centre will support development programs for the domestic market

VE Commercial Vehicles opens new truck plant at Bhopal

This is the eighth manufacturing facility of VECV in Madhya Pradesh.

The M&HCV tipper trucks segment continues to look positive

RT Wasan, Vice President, Product Line, M&HCV, Tata Motors, elaborates on the company strategy in the Covid-impacted market scenario.

BharatBenz opens 10 new touch-points

Together the new facilities will add around 300,000 sq f of workshop space including more than 40 mechanical bay

Tata Motors launches ‘Grahak Samvaad 2020

Tata Motors has announced the Grahak Samvaad 2020 from October 23 to 31, 2020. Tata Motors will also be rolling out a nationwide service campaign, the Grahak Seva Mahotsav from November 1 to 30, 2020 and will be celebrating the National Customer Care Day on October 23, 2020.

Tata Motors launches ‘Grahak Samvaad 2020’

Tata Motors has announced the Grahak Samvaad 2020 from October 23 to 31, 2020.