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Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

Caterpillar celebrates 50 years of manufacturing in India

Globally, Caterpillar has more than 95 years of product support expertise, a large installed base (approximately two million assets), and a robust worldwide dealer network serving 193 countries with approximately 160,000 employees.

New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

L&T compactors are very well established in the Indian market

L&T’s Construction and Mining Equipment business manufactures, distributes and provides after-sales support for construction and mining equipment for diverse industries and applications.

Cat’s New 657 scraper means more visibility & comfort

The Cat 657 scraper offers a 7 per cent increase in fuel efficiency and a 21 per cent increase in the cab interior over its predecessor 657G, according to Cat.

Gmmco and Caterpillar launch new-gen motor Grader SEM 915

Gmmco Ltd and Caterpillar Inc launched the new generation motor Grader SEM 915 on January 20, 2021. The event was hosted online and had enthusiastic participation from customers.

L&T wins multiple orders for construction and mining equipment business

The Construction and Mining Equipment business of Larsen & Toubro has secured multiple orders for supply of 90 units of Komatsu mining equipment from Coal India subsidiaries, leading infrastructure companies engaged with the coal sector and customers from the cement and iron ore sectors.

Mining reforms have brought the confidence back

Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India shares his thoughts on the AWP market outlook and the company’s activities.

There is clear room for the market to grow

Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President - Marketing & Sales and Customer Services, DICV, shares his thoughts on the market scenario and the company’s strategy going forward.

Testing & Interesting Times

After the most unusual year that we experienced in our lifetime, the calendar year unfolding is expected to be challenging but promising for the Indian construction equipment industry.

OTR tyres on the move

With construction activities picking up and mining activities on a revival mode, the OTR tyre demand in the country is expected to grow in the coming years.

Coal mining is expected to drive demand

PK Ganguly, Head – Marketing (Domestic Sales), Balkrishna Industries, shares his thoughts on the market scenario and how the company is gearing up to meet the growing demands in the market.

L&T bags biggest mining equipment order from Tata Steel

Th e Construction and Mining Equipment Business of Larsen & Toubro has secured one of its biggest orders ever, from Tata Steel, to supply 46 units of Komatsu mining equipment.

Tipper trucks market gearing up

Revival in mining and gradually picking up construction activities are expected to bring back the demand in the coming months.

L&T wins multiple orders for construction and mining equipment business

L&T to supply 90 units of Komatsu mining equipment to companies in coal, cement, and iron ore sectors

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.

L&T to supply 46 units of Komatsu mining equipment to Tata Steel

The scope includes supply of equipment and full maintenance contract for 60,000 hr of equipment operation

Will Growth Sustain?

This September showed a sequential positive trend in the economy. Analysts say the 8 core sectors improved. Now to sustain that growth.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tunnels seem to be coming up in metropolitan and remote areas alike, so TBMs and other equipment should be in demand. How is the industry gearing up?

More than 2,800 exhibitors to participate in bauma CHINA

Despite the challenges due to Covid-19, the show will fill all 17 halls and the outdoor area at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Filters in New Normal, New Norms

Construction and mining machinery operate in extreme conditions of weather, terrain and environment. They need to withstand these odd conditions and perform the task with minimum downtime.

We focus on off-highway sector and want to grow with this

Balkrishna Industries (BKT) is a homegrown multinational player with a strong presence in the off-highway tyres globally. With the Indian market growing faster, the company is gradually increasing its sales in India which otherwise is majorly focusing on export market. Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT shares more on the company and the market scenario.

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

Hose & Fittings: Heart of Hydraulics

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

iQuippo brings Kobelco’s equipment on its platform

iQuippo announced a strategic partnership with Kobelco Construction Equipment India to market and sell construction and mining equipment manufactured by the OEM on its platform

bauma CONEXPO INDIA postponed to April 2021

The event will now take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 at the India Expo Centre (IEC), Greater Noida

We have a diversified portfolio to suit the widest range of machines: Piero Guizzetti

MB Crusher products are easy to move, install and service, which results in maximum uptime and consistent performance, irrespective of the site locations like quarries, mines or hilly terrain. Piero Guizzetti, CEO, MB Crusher India, shares more.

BEARING IT ALL!

Unlike passenger vehicles, when it comes to construction equipment applications bearings should be compatible with loads and harsh working conditions. Construction and mining are mostly encountered with dust, mud, and huge loads. Bearings for construction and mining applications must be rugged enough to bear these extreme conditions. For such conditions, the various ranges of bearings like cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, plain bearings and slew ring bearings are used as per the application within the equipment. Such bearings will provide longer life and higher efficiency to the equipment and machinery. With customers now looking for more than just a bearing supplier, most of the bearing manufacturers are looking forward to improving the product features to live up to the expectation from customers. In any industry segment, be it is automobile, power, or industrial machinery, the concept of lightweighting is fast gaining momentum as it leads to fuel saving, resulting in overall economy. Customers would need more reliable systems as they are not only looking at bearings, but also sub-assembly systems such as housings, lubricants, and additional components like seals. Different equipment will require different application requirements. Considering this, bearings manufacturers are also focusing on customising their products. The Special Focus section elaborates more on the bearings for CE applications. Automation plays a major role in the productivity and efficiency of a system or process. Painting is a major part of construction equipment manufacturing process. One of the significant areas to maximise availability in construction equipment manufacturing plant is the paint shop. Paint provides aesthetic value and boosts physical properties of equipment. It offers durability, resistance against corrosion, adds mechanical protection, and guards against weather conditions, since equipment are typically deployed in all terrains and conditions. Edge Controller from B&R helps to monitor paint shops, increase efficiency and provides transparency. The Technology elaborates on the automation solution in paint shop. Another Technology highlighted is that Siemens and IBM announced the availability of a new solution designed to optimise the Service Lifecycle Management of assets. The new solution establishes an end-to-end digital thread between equipment manufacturers and the owner/operators of that equipment.

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

Our vision of ‘Always Better’ goes beyond traditional thinking

With business in more than 120 countries and direct presence in 28 countries, Elgi Equipments is consolidating its presence in global market with innovative products and services.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

Digital Disruptions in Construction Rentals

Digital disruption is pushing customers and contractors to move from asset ownership towards a lease or rental model, writes Anant Raj Kanoria.

Filter market is expected to witness exponential growth

Construction and mining equipment need robust and high-performance filter solutions.

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.

Srei Equipment Finance, UCO Bank announce strategic alliance

Srei Equipment Finance (Srei Equipment), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), and UCO Bank, one of India's premier public sector banks, announced a strategic alliance to offer joint loans for purchase of construction and mining, farm and medical equipment under a co-lending arrangement.

Srei Equipment Finance, UCO Bank to co-lend through iQuippo platform

Srei Equipment Finance (Srei Equipment), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), and UCO Bank, one of India?s premier public sector banks, announced a strategic alliance to offer joint loans for purchase of construction and mining, farm and medical equipment under a co-lending arrangement.

Digital Transformation

Digitalisation and Internet of Things (IoT) are gaining popularity among the construction equipment users due to the growing need to improve the productivity, efficiency, and performance quality of equipment working at infrastructure project sites.

Digital Push in infra equipment

Construction equipment with digital and IoT technologies are driving smart planning and execution of projects in the country. This is expected to push the efficiency and productivity at project execution.

Our plan is to innovate, and we are continuously working on better products

Atlas Copco Power Technique provides air, power and flow solutions through products such as mobile compressors, pumps, light towers and generators, along with a number of complementary products.

We are geared up to meet the growing demands

The Power Solutions Business of Ashok Leyland has introduced 20 prototypes of engines complying with the upcoming emission norms. Rajesh R, Vice President, Power Solutions Business, Ashok Leyland shares more on the market and the company's plans.

L&T launches new Komatsu hydraulic excavator

At Excon 2019, Larsen & Toubro launched the all-new Komatsu PC210LC-10M0 hydraulic excavator.

Gaining Momentum

Tipper market is expected to bounce back in the coming years with the demand picking up steadily in road construction and mining.

TECH-MOVES

With the government plans to invest Rs 102 trillion in infrastructure development in the next five years, the demand for construction equipment will be immense.

On revival Path

In spite of the current slowdown, tyre market for off-highway applications is going to revive in the coming years due to an anticipated pick up in infrastructure developments in future.

L&T launches new Komatsu excavator at Excon 2019

At Excon 2019, the mega construction equipment exhibition held at BIEC Ground-Bengaluru, Larsen & Toubro launched the all-new Komatsu PC210LC-10M0 hydraulic excavator.

We look forward to closely interacting with both customers and prospects

Volvo CE strongly focuses on productivity and lowering cost of operations or cost per tonne for customers. A big contributor is fuel efficiency.

We look forward to healthy business transactions

As a pioneer in excavator technology in India, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has been at the forefront by consolidating its leadership position in the construction and mining equipment industry.

CE Market to Bounce Back

Off-Highway Research forecasts that the market for construction equipment (CE) will dip in 2019 but follow an upward trend thereafter during 2020-2023. Samir Bansal elaborates.

We are a preferred automation partner for market leaders

B&R India has established seven offices in major cities of India and has expanded its Pune office space to match the growth.

FAST-TRACKING PERFORMANCE

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

On the right path

It is a fact that the industry is under tremendous pressure of economic slowdown. However, hopes are alive as the government is listening to the problems of the industry and working out resolutions for a faster recovery.

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.

We have a portfolio of advanced products

Equipment working at construction and mining sites are open to extreme conditions. Rupinder Paintal, Director of Market Development, ExxonMobil Lubricants, elaborates on the new generation lubricants that can enhance the efficiency of construction and mining equipment.

Volvo CE to showcase future technology at Excon 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will be showcasing its future technologies at the Excon 2019, to be held during December 10-14 at BIEC, Bengaluru.

Srei Equipment, United Bank to jointly offer loans

Srei Equipment Finance (Srei Equipment), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), partnered United Bank of India to jointly offer loans to MSME sector and retail customers under a co-lending arrangement.

Poised to Grow

India's lubricant market is growing up with demand for industrial lubricants on the rise. More infrastructure developments and growth in manufacturing in the coming years will see further demand growth for industrial lubricants.

We have the widest range of oils to meet all requirements

GS Caltex India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of GS Caltex, which is a 50:50 joint venture between GS Energy of South Korea and Chevron Corp of USA.

Wirtgen 220 SM 3.8 Surface Miner: Maximum Performance in Soft Rock

Wirtgen's 220 SM 3.8 surface miner selectively mines raw materials up to a cutting depth of 350 mm and a uni-axial compressive strength of 35 MPa.

We continue to develop new lubrication solutions

ExxonMobilTM has been at the forefront of lubricant technology innovation for more than 150 years.

Filters for CE Applications

The market for hydraulic filtration is expected to grow in future due to demand from infrastructure sector and to meet the upcoming emission regulations next year.

Elofic filters are designed to achieve superior protection

Elofic has developed a complete range of filtration products that helps its OEMs to meet BS-VI standards. KD Sahni, Vice Chairman cum Joint Managing Director, Elofic Industries, sheds more light on the products and solutions that meet the upcoming demands.

We take advantage of IoT at every opportunity

Mann and Hummel offers end-to-end filtration solutions for construction and mining equipment. Antomon Rapheal, Director-R&D Engineering - OE, Mann and Hummel Filter, explains more on the market opportunity and products and solutions.

Filters of future

Construction and mining equipment work at extreme environment and weather conditions that involve a lot of dust, temperature variations and uneven terrains.

Schwing Stetter India launches XCMG excavators

Schwing Stetter India (SSI)announced the launch of its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

On Sustainable Growth

The portable air compressor market is growing consistently in the past couple of years, which is to continue in the coming years as well with most of the application markets are picking up.

We continuously strive to upgrade our product portfolio

Infrastructure, mining, quarrying and waterwell are the four major segments of portable compressor business.

Facilitating smooth flow

Hose and fittings have their specific role and importance in hydraulic equipment and systems.

Greater Potential

Indian industry has great potential for Germany especially in the areas of manufacturing, infrastructure and energy which are major growth sectors in India.

Sustainable Market for Trucks

Pick up in infrastructure spending and construction activity, especially in roads and highways, irrigation and affordable housing segment, will continue to support demand for construction trucks.

Shell launches NextGen B2B Services Portfolio

Shell Lubricants, the global market leader in finished lubricants, has launched a consolidated portfolio of its next-generation services for B2B sectors.

Futuristic innovations

The growth journey of the construction and infrastructure sector is to continue with the new government focusing on the infrastructure development once again.

Poised to Grow

Bearings play an important role in the smooth operation of construction equipment. Construction and mining equipment work in harsh and challenging conditions performing heavy-duty jobs, compared with the passenger vehicles.

Bigger Digger

Optimum utilisation of excavators is of utmost importance for the economic operation of the machine. All hydraulic excavator OEMs have introduced matching technologies for the optimum performance of their machines.

New Opportunities

Components, accessories and spares market is expected to gain momentum from the expected infrastructure push in the coming years.

Most of our attachments are purpose-built

DOZCO range of customised attachments meets the rigorous demands of several industry-specific applications. Pankaj Kumar, Vice President, DOZCO (India) shares more on the market and product trends.

Technology leads

Attachments make a machine versatile to function multiple jobs at a project site which otherwise need different machines to do these jobs. Banking on one equipment to do multiple jobs with various attachments make the whole process faster and economical.

Srei Equipment Finance and Bank of Baroda in strategic alliance

Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), and Bank of Baroda, India?s second largest public sector bank, announced a strategic alliance to offer joint loans for infrastructure equipment under a co-lending arrangement.

Riding on infra push

Pick-up in infrastructure spending and construction activities is expected to drive the demand for tipper trucks in the coming years.

Looking for new growth avenues

The growth of crawler cranes market is stagnant with lagging demand from heavy lift applications. However, the market is expected to bounce back with the demand for medium capacity lift applications from the upcoming infrastructure development projects.

Exceeds expectations

The most important trade fair for construction and mining equipment in Latin America received around 40,000 visits, among them many top buyers from Brazil and abroad.

Volvo CE appoints new dealer in Rajasthan

BSES India has been appointed Volvo CE dealer for 13 districts in the southern part of Rajasthan effective February 1, 2019.

IMT unveils piling rig for Indian market

IMT, one of the global leaders for piling rigs, has launched its AF 125 piling rig, made in India for the Indian market.

Demand for big machines is growing

After China, India is considered the single big market for Liugong for construction equipment.

Sustainability is a key factor for growth

In India, Volvo Penta engines and components can be found on multiple infrastructure and construction sites, container handling terminals, open cast and underground mines, and even agriculture fields with various applications.

GS Caltex showcases lube solutions

GS Caltex India showcased its Research and Development (R&D) capabilities, which is its core strength in developing product competitiveness for lubricants and polymers.

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.

Predictive Maintenance: A Paradigm Shift

Timely and quick maintenance is a key factor in off-highway equipment. Trucks and equipment used in the construction and mining industry are expected to operate 24/7 at remote locations.

Rolling ahead

The Indian off-the-road (OTR) tyre market is becoming more competitive in the global space with the presence of a mix of national and international players.

We are developing full electric drives and hybrid solutions

We are observing shift to higher power diesel engine for more productivity. We see more demand for higher power diesel engines in future.

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.

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.

Indian CE Market Overview

The market for construction equipment will follow an upward trend in the next five years.,

Meeting intelligence and power

Going forward, the focus of hydraulics is expected to be a combination of hydraulics and electronics that will deliver smarter products with a mix of the intelligence of electronics and the power density of hydraulics.

Innovation to drive the future

When it comes to construction and mining machinery, hydraulics is the major source of power to the heavy-duty operations at extreme conditions. The hydraulics industry is making major strides in the efficiency and performance of its products.

Lubricant industry is becoming more dynamic

Lubricants are a crucial component of achieving significant business value by helping reduce costs and improve equipment productivity. Praveen Nagpal, Chief Technology Officer, Shell Lubricants India, shares more on his company's major activities towards this.

Adding value to equipment life

Industrial lubricants play a major role in improving the operational efficiency productivity of an equipment. Currently, the demand is for thinner lubricants that provide longer oil drain intervals.

Bio-based lubricants are expected to grow faster

Growth in infrastructure and industrial sectors is driving the demand for lubricants. Ravi Chawla, Managing Director, Gulf Oil Lubricants India, shares more on the current trend and market outlook.

We see double-digit growth for industrial lubricants

With about 200 distributors and extensive logistical reach, GS Caltex India has consolidated its presence in Indian market. Rajesh Nagar, Managing Director & CEO, shares more on the market opportunities for lubricants in Indian construction and mining industry