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JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

The company's dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

CNH’s CE saw an increase of 6.4 % in net sales

CNH’s CE saw an increase of 6.4 % in net sales

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

Italian construction equipment market shows a stable trend

Italian construction equipment market shows a stable trend

CASE Pithampur plant awarded for its lean manufacturing

CASE Pithampur plant awarded for its lean manufacturing

Innovation has been cornerstone of JCB’s operations

In our exclusive, Deepak Shetty, Deputy CEO & Managing Director, JCB India Limited, tells us how the construction equipment industry in general and JCB in particular have been emerging through the year of the pandemic.

Improving efficiency

Batch mix plant is the most widespread type of asphalt plant in the world, which guarantees the highest level of flexibility in production and quality of the finished product.

New Avenues to Growth

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

Why proper lubrication is essential for construction equipment

Choosing the right lubricant is essential to improve construction equipment reliability and productivity and to reduce breakdowns.

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.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

Ajax Engineering, the world’s largest manufacturer of self-loading concrete mixers (SLCMs), has recently earmarked around Rs 100 crore for allotment of land in Bengaluru from Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) as well as for building a new manufacturing facility.

CNH Industrial certified as Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work®, the global authority in workplace culture assessment and recognition, has re-certified CNH Industrial (India) Pvt. Ltd. in its 2021 company ranking in India.

Rural infra, healthcare to drive demand for CE

The construction equipment industry sees two emerging categories—infrastructure development in rural India and the creation of a strong healthcare system—as growth drivers in the coming years, even as the industry sees green shoots with the revival of infrastructure projects.

Hyundai CE India launch new excavator fleet

Hyundai Construction Equipment launched the upgraded series of excavators under the series name SMART PLUS and new Global colour to strengthen the brand positioning in India and Export market.

Budget spurs order books

The Budget 2021 has won the approval of its utmost critics with most giving it a thumbs up. Infrastructure is the mantra for 2021-22 as the Finance Minister proposed to significantly enhance capital expenditure to Rs 5.54 trillion in the next fiscal, besides creating institutional structures and giving a big thrust to monetising assets to achieve the goals of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), which was launched in December 2019 with around 6,835 projects.

CE market to pick up in long term

After a 15 per cent drop in construction equipment demand to 83,470 units in 2019, some signs of recovery were visible at the beginning of 2020.

CNH Industrial certified as Great Place to Work for 2nd consecutive year

Great Place to Work®, the global authority in workplace culture assessment and recognition, has re-certified CNH Industrial (India) Pvt. Ltd. in its 2021 company ranking in India. This is the second consecutive year of certification for the Company.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

The leading SLCM manufacturer says it is investing Rs 140 crore to help in its plan to diversify its construction to roads, railways, energy, and irrigation.

Case launches cx220c crawler Excavator in india

ASE Construction Equipment has launched its CX220C crawler excavator in the Indian market. The excavator is made in India at CASE’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pithampur (Madhya Pradesh).

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

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.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

CASE launches CX220C crawler excavator in India

The excavator is made in India at CASE’s manufacturing plant in Pithampur

Trending mining equipment and features

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Self-reliance in mining equipment

With demand for mining machinery on the rise, it would be ideal for us to have Made-in-India mining machines.

Reforms will boost recovery

Reports show an impressive recovery for the Indian economy in the July-September quarter (Q2) from the record decline of the first quarter, indicating that the economic activity has been gathering pace. The economy in Q2 however continues to be contracted.

Adaptability and agility are our core strengths

Gagandeep Singh Gandhok, Senior Vice President – HD Truck Business, VECV, shares his views on the market scenario and the company’s plans.

Contractors are increasingly using machine control technologies

Samip Desai, Director, Moba Mobile Automation (India), talks on the growing importance of control technologies and solutions offered by the company.

“We are expanding our product portfolio”

Ifm is expanding its product portfolio of control solutions with new solutions. Amit Hatgine, Manager-System Business, ifm Electronic India, shares more on the products and solutions from the company for construction equipment industry.

MCE market to witness volume growth in CY2021

Roads and highway projects and rural development to drive growth.

Sany India celebrates 15,000 machines milestone in India

Sany rolled out its 15,000th machine from its India facility

Boosting productivity at Australian earthmoving business

Two ECR305C crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are helping a family business in Sydney improve productivity on earthmoving projects.

ICRA predicts construction equipment volume growth in CY2021

Central Government projects in roads and rural development will drive demand

JCB India launches industry’s first dual-fuel CNG backhoe loader

The dual-fuel CNG backhoe loader can operate on CNG and diesel simultaneously

Volvo Group to launch SDLG excavators in India

The first SDLG excavator model to be launched in India is the 13 t E6135Fi

Brokk names North American Sales and Marketing Manager

Keeling is responsible for growing the Brokk brand in key segments across the US and Canada, including demolition, processing and mining

New emission norms for CEVs from April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments.

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.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

Sany India supporting partners in difficult times

The company helped all its 35 dealers steer through the challenging phase by implementing multiple initiatives to sustain and improve the cash flow for the dealer partners.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

MoRTH notifies new safety norms for construction equipments vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification GSR 673 (E) dated 27 October 2020 in respect of Construction Equipments Vehicles (CEVs) to holistically address the issue of safety requirements.

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.

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).

BEML’s stride towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ wins Equipment India Awards

The awards were given in recognition to the best selling companies in various construction equipment categories.

Volvo CE launches new compact excavator in Indonesia

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced the launch of the Tier 3 EC55D compact excavator in Indonesia with offset boom, which is ideal for general construction.

New emission norms for CEVs deferred to April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments with the notification of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in this regard.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

Seeking Light at, the End of the Tunnel!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the world’s longest railway tunnel above 10,000 feet height on October 3. The Atal Tunnel is being completed at the most difficult time of coronavirus pandemic.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

The growth of mini excavators will be much faster

Tata Hitachi pioneered the mini excavator market by introducing the first indigenously developed 2T TMX20, way back in the 1990s. Rahul Shorey, Head Sales – Construction, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co, shares more on the market trends.

Informa Markets and KDCL unveil InfraConex

Informa Markets (formerly UBM India), India’s leading B2B exhibition organiser, and K and D Communication (KDCL) in a joint venture, unveiled a brand new exhibition ‘InfraConex’ that will cater to the Indian construction equipment sector.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

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.

The mantra of self-reliance

After months of speculation on GDP numbers, the results have confirmed our worst fears: our economy is suffering from a serious malaise.

Pre-owned Equipment Market to Excel

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Used Equipment Market to Flourish

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Govt aims to make India a construction equipment manufacturing hub: Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Road Transport & Highways said that the government is targeting at making the country a manufacturing hub of construction equipment in the world

MoRTH proposes safety norms for construction equipment vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification to address the issue of safety requirements while construction equipment vehicles are running on roads along with other vehicles

Govt proposes separate emission norms for CE and agri machinery

The Union Government has issued a draft notification for separate emission norms for agriculture machinery and construction equipment vehicles.

ACE President Pradeep Sharma passes away

Pradeep Sharma, President of Action Construction Equipment (ACE), passed away on August 5, 2020.

JCB Group appoints Deepak Shetty as Deputy CEO and MD in India

The JCB Group announced the appointment of Deepak Shetty as the Deputy CEO and Managing Director of JCB India.

New appointments at LiuGong India

LiuGong India has announced the appointment of A Krishnakumar as the President – India effective July 2020.

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

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

Wheel Loaders: Loaded with Opportunities

Wheel loader market in India is looking at the emerging opportunities after the fresh momentum that is going to prevail in the market post-COVID pandemic after the government’s pro infrastructure policy initiatives.

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

We are leveraging digital technology in our products and services: Jasmeet Singh

JCB has pioneered the integration of digital technology in its ‘Intelli’ series of construction equipment. Jasmeet Singh, AVP, Corporate Communications & Corporate Relations, JCB India, shares more.

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

Paving the Road to Success

To be competitive in a global market, it is essential for OEMs explore and take the first step towards adopting advanced automation and digitisation solutions. Saurabh Kulkarni, Mobile Automation Expert at B&R Industrial Automation, Austria writes.

We expect an industry growth of 6-8 per cent in 2021-22: Venkatesh S Aiyer

Uniflex has recently started a new plant in Uttarakhand, and plans to start two more plants in the long term. Venkatesh S Aiyer, Director, Uniflex, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

ACE ties up with Doosan for premium MHE

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has joined hands with Doosan Corporation, a Korean multinational conglomerate, to represent their ‘Industrial Vehicle’- MHE Segment in India

CASE releases next-gen SiteWatch telematics platform

CASE Construction Equipment launched the next generation of its SiteWatch telematics platform with an all-new dashboard, more intuitive navigation and new overview sections

We promote domestic products suitable for applications: Saji Thomas

Gates believes in extending the boundaries of material science. Saji Thomas, General Manager, Product Line Management & Application Engineering - FP, Gates India, shares more on the product developments in the company and the market scenario.

Talbert Manufacturing offers 55-ton travelling axle trailer

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

Success with Hy-Brid Lifts’ PS-1930 non-folding rails

Superior Rents, a Missouri-based construction equipment rental centre, sees customer success with the non-folding rails of Hy-Brid Lifts’ PS-1930, leading to an increase in unit rentals.

Making Paint Shops Industry 4.0 Ready

Edge Controller from B&R brings flexibility to paint shops and makes them Industry 4.0 ready.

We provide customised solutions for different applications

Customers are looking for more reliable and compact solutions which can survive difficult operating environments. Harsha Kadam, CEO, Schaeffler India and President (Industrial Business), shares more on the application trends in bearings and the market scenario.

Demand in 2021 will be better than this year

Timken has been manufacturing in India for the last 30 years. Sanjay Koul, Managing Director, Timken India, explains the current market scenario and the company’s products and solutions for the CE market.

Unlocking opportunities

Though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a brake on the growth of the bearings industry, the market is expected to bounce back and continue to grow from next year onwards.

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.

We are very positive towards underground mining

For underground coal mining, continuous miner technology has proved to be flexible, productive and more suitable for Indian conditions. Shib Bhowmik, Managing Director, Komatsu Mining Corp, India, shares more on the current scenario and technology trends in underground mining.

Telehandler technology has evolved over the years

Over the years, people have started understanding the versatility of telehandlers and therefore the demand has grown across sectors. Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India, shares more on the market opportunities for telehandlers.

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?

German Machinery Exports to India

VDMA India conducted the VDMA Business Climate Survey to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on the German Mechanical Engineering industry in India.

Govt proposes to defer new emission norms

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited suggestions and comments from all stake holders on the proposed amendment in the Motor Vehicle Draft rules for deferment of BS-IV emission norms for construction equipment vehicles, tractors and harvesters.

Ammann India announces free monsoon check-up camps for plants & machines

Ammann India, the country’s largest road construction equipment manufacturer by value, has announced a nationwide free monsoon check-up camp for its asphalt plants, pavers, soil compactors, tandem rollers, and pneumatic tyre rollers, from July 15 to October 15, 2020.

Telangana welcomes CE companies to invest in state

Telangana’s IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao welcomed construction equipment companies to invest in the state for manufacturing construction equipment (CE).

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.

Ammann India announces free monsoon check-up camps for plants & machines

Ammann India has announced a nationwide free monsoon check-up camp for its asphalt plants, pavers, soil compactors, tandem rollers, and pneumatic tyre rollers, from July 15 to October 15, 2020.

Hy-Brid Lifts’ PS-1930 non-folding rails

Superior Rents, a Missouri-based construction equipment rental centre, sees customer success with the non-folding rails of Hy-Brid Lifts’ PS-1930

Govt proposes to defer new emission norms for CE vehicles

MoRTH has invited suggestions from all stake holders on the proposed amendment in the MV Draft rules for deferment of BS-IV emission norms for CE vehicles, tractors and harvesters

Financing Challenges

Devendra Kumar Vyas elaborates on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on infrastructure and financing sector and the challenges faced by NBFCs.

Challenging Terrain

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

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

Italian CE posts sales drop

In the first quarter of 2020, construction equipment sold on the Italian market were 2,701, with a drop of 15 per cent compared to same period of 2019