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Next year will be the best for construction industry

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.

AJAX is all set to bounce back with resilience

To set the ball rolling, AJAX has become more resilient, adaptive and competitive like ever in this complex and uncertain period of pandemic with resilience and resourcefulness, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Marketing, Sales & Product Support, AJAX Engineering.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

Engineering Growth

The growth prospects of off-highway diesel engines market is obvious in the coming years as the infrastructure equipment will play a major role in the infrastructure creation in the country.

We have focused on introducing new models towards customer centricity

Sunbeam Infra Equipments, a division of Sunbeam Generators, is among the prominent players in the concrete equipment industry with its concrete mixers (purchased from Greaves Cotton) and now with additions of batching plants, concrete pumps and mixer pumps

We have a long-term expansion plan for India

Bonfiglioli Transmissions has recently expanded its manufacturing facility in Chennai to double the production in India.

Eaton launches 4 hydraulic products

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.

Eaton launches 4 hydraulic products at Excon 2019

Power management company Eaton participated at the 10th edition of Excon, the largest construction equipment event in South Asia, in Bengaluru.

The highlight of the expo will be front-end attachments

Ajashy Engineering manufactures quality offshore and onshore cross country pipeline equipment, special attachments for construction equipment, diesel bowsers, lighting masts and mobile service vans in India.

Compliance Challenges

Embracing the next level emission regulations is expected to be tough for the engine and equipment OEMs considering technology upgradations and need for adequate skill development among the users.

Cautiously Optimistic

The government's various initiatives on revival of infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian construction equipment market in the past 2-3 years.

In-transit concrete mixer market

According to a new study, revenues from the concrete mixer market were in excess of 126,800 units in 2018, and are estimated to record a 4 per cent Y-o-Y growth in 2019.

Time-bound projects demand highly efficient equipment

In the current scenario, most of the projects have become time-bound and have to be completed within the stipulated period. Due to this, expectation of the market has also changed especially in road segment.

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.

Changing Face of CE Industry

Taking full advantage of the unprecedented connectivity, data analysis, and remote capabilities, construction equipment (CE) industry is poised to take great leaps in productivity and efficiency in the coming decade.

Metalgalante launches Carmix Bagger

Metalgalante launched Carmix Bagger, a tool compatible with all Carmix machines, set to increase their productivity at the worksite.

Metalgalante launches Carmix 45FX

At the bauma 2019 in Munich, Metalgalante unveiled Carmix 45 FX, the new machine that extends the range of self-loading concrete mixers together with Carmix 25 FX and Carmix ONE.

CPM insurance in CE

India's economy is big and is getting bigger. The construction industry is the second largest industry in India after agriculture.

Total Concreting Solution

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.

Putzmeister to showcase mining solutions at IMME 2018

Putzmeister, a worldwide leading solution provider for pumping, mixing and placing concrete, mortar and industrial solids, will be showcasing its low profile concrete mixers and concrete spraying equipment used in mines and tunnels, at the IMME 2018 in Kolkata.

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANTS

Concrete is a major constituent of infrastructure projects: mainly in real estate, roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants, irrigation and urban modernisation sectors.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

We are on track with our plans to build a new facility

Construction equipment use all types of transmission systems. These will include transmissions for traction of the construction equipment like wheel and track drives, in addition to transmissions that are used for operations like slewing, hoisting and other such critical functions.

we are showcasing electro-hydraulic products among others

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.

Small Machines, Big Role

Construction minis contribute to mechanisation of the last miles of various construction activities. These can be grouped under concrete, compaction, finishing and many other similar sections.

The Power of Hydraulics

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.

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.

SICOMA joins UNACEA

The group of concrete equipment manufacturers in Unacea continues to grow with the new member Sicoma, a company specialised in the production and distribution of mixers for concrete and similar. On the market since 1992, the firm is part of the group Officine Meccaniche Galletti, industrial company founded in the early 70s as a continuation of the handcrafted business of the Fratelli Galletti, which celebrates this year its 70th anniversary, in order to expand the production of its range of mix

Driving Innovation

Geared drives are essential for mechanical power transmission throughout the powertrain of equipment. With more mechanisation happening in infrastructure and construction projects, as well as material storage and haulage segments

Exceeding Expectations

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

ZF transmissions are tailor-made for different applications

ZF has recently strengthened its business development footprint for the Indian market through establishing a local engineering resource. Suresh KV, President for ZF in India elaborates on the company?s solutions to the CE industry.

Aiming at a Significant Market Share

Camso is looking at India as very important market with potential to become the world?s largest equipment manufacturing hub in the years to come. Rajesh Bagrecha elaborates on the company?s views on the Indian OTR market.

Achieving new heights

Kennady v Kaippally, Country Manager, India, Bonfiglioli Transmissions, has over 15 years of experience in automotive and engineering industry. An IIM Bangalore alumni, he has graduated in Production Engineering and is also a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma. Kaippally has been associated with the construction industry for last three years as supplier of planetary drive solutions for all the major players for their construction equipments including concrete mixers, excavators, road rollers, etc.

We want to become a concrete solution provider

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

Concrete moves

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.

Liebherr Presents Compactmix and Truck Mixers

At Excon, Liebherr showcased the space-saving batching plant Compactmix 1.0 with 60 m? capacity per hour and top technology truck mixers for most economical concrete transport.A very popular model in Liebherr?s extensive range of batching plants, the Compactmix 1.0, is capable of a maximum discharge output of 60 m? of compacted concrete per hour. The space-saving overall concept and the flexible 180? truck mixer approach angle underneath the plant enables to position the mixer in a relativel

Our equipment are focused on better process management, time and cost saving.

By virtue of our acquisition of GIA AB and MEYCO in 2011 and 2013 subsequently, Atlas Copco is the preferred partner for major construction companies to complement their tunne?lling operations with shotcrete machines, locomotives, ventilation systems, conti?nuous loading machines, pipe-roofing and radial bolting system, grouting equipment.

Toro enters CE sector

Toro Co, a leader in lawn mowers and golf course maintenance equipment, is moving full-bore into the construction segment, with a new line of machines in Toro's classic red, and bearing its name.

Toro enters CE sector

Toro Co, a leader in lawn mowers and golf course maintenance equipment, is moving full-bore into the construction segment, with a new line of machines in Toro's classic red, and bearing its name.

India Fuelwatch 2013

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.

We anticipate ending this fiscal with 40 per cent overall growth over last year

We shall be manufacturing the entire range of batching plants in this facility viz, the self-loading type RLA series of batching plants, Star batcher type Dragline batching plants, Compartment batcher type Compact batching plants and the Inline batching plants, with options of planetary mixers and twin shaft mixers

Toro forays into construction equipment sector

Bloomington-based (US) Toro Company, the king of lawn mowers and golf-course maintenance equipment, is moving full-bore into the construction segment with a new line of machines dipped in Toro?s classic red and bearing its household name.

Bauma Breaks Records

A record 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe Mnnchen exhibition centre between April 15 and 21. This, the 30th edition of bauma, broke all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space.

Concrete Equipment | Debasis Bhattacharya, Head ? Sales and Marketing, Ajax Fiori

We have an installed capacity to manufacture 1,200 self-loading concrete mixers and 200 batching plants per annum and our value proposition has been in providing innovative and highly engineered product solutions, backed by an efficient product support, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Sales and Marketing, Ajax Fiori. Excerpts from the interview.

Continuously variable transmissions

A trend towards lower engine speeds and the demand for engine stabilisation by a constant speed concept are the future challenges on the construction machinery market. The continuously variable cPOWER from ZF meets both requirements. In wheel loader applications, hydrostatic-powersplit transmissions ensure significant consumption benefits compared to hydrodynamic transmissions and purely hydrostatic concepts.

Comprehensive Range of Batching Plants

With an extensive range of batching plants, Ajax Fiori is well-geared to address the specific requirements of infrastructure, RMC and precast industries.

The logistics for batching plants is really a critical issue

Our entire range of products is engineered to be environ?mental-friendly; they are desig?ned in a way that they consume less energy and so, are more economical; moreover, they have a safety certificate under CE marking, says KK Taparia, Deputy Managing Director, Universal Const?ruc?tion Machinery & Equipment.

Batching Solutions

Here go the predictions. The potential demand for concrete equipment in India over the next few years will be quite substantial and the RMC industry will witness a steady growth; the conversion factor for cement to RMC will soon exceed ten per cent.

Ecomix II: The Next Generation

ZF presents the new generation of the Ecomix range type CML 10 (concrete mixer low speed) for concrete mixers up to 10 m? drum capacity and an output torque up to 62,000 Nm. Mixer transmissions Ecomix II are based on the achievements of the first Ecomix generation; however

We will be launching the DX 25 SL dumper at Excon

We commissioned our new plant which has tripled the installed capacity of our Argo series of self-loading machines, and we are also investing on the latest ERP systems to take us along our ambitious growth plans, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Sales & Marketing, Ajax Fiori,

Universal Construction expands business

The Pune based Universal Construction Machinery and Equipment has expanded its construction equipment retail business in Gujarat with the launch of Universal Exclusive Stores. Universal has recently opened the fourth store in the country, in Surat. This store is followed by Coimbatore, Nagpur and Patna

Apex makes all major aggregates for a variety of CE

With annual sales of US$ 20 million an?d an asset base of over US$ 20 mi?l?l??ion, Apex is a one- stop shop for all fabrication and machining requir?ements. Apex is a leading supplier of finished fabricated assemblies and components to the light and heavy construction and earth-moving equipment industry.

India is a key market for Kamaz

The latest trends show a growing demand for heavy trucks, including multi-axle trucks. This market segment is expected to grow exponentially and it is exactly this segment where we offer the customers high-powered, but affordable trucks, says Denis E Trifonoff, Chief Executive Officer, Kamaz Vectra Motors.

Ural Trucks on a Roll

The Ural Aryan range of heavy-duty trucks is all about efficiency and convenience. In 2005, the four-decade old, Kolkata-based Motijug Agencies decided to enter into an exclusive technical tie-up with Miass-based Russian heavy-duty truck-maker, Uralaz.

Greaves launches premium range of CE

Greaves Cotton recently launched a premium range of construction equipment for the infrastructure industry.

Set in Concrete

The market for concrete equipment seems to be very bullish. The real estate sector, which was lagging earlier, is now actually pushing up the demand of concrete product.

Ready for All Challenges

Ajax Fiori opens its third plant that will primarily produce self-loading mobile concrete mixers.