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S. Chandra of Liebherr: Crane equipment rental has good future

Subhajit Chandra, Divisional Head – Mobile Crane Division, Liebherr India, speaks on how the market for medium and heavy-duty mobile cranes is progressing in India.

Indian construction equipment industry growth slumps in Q3FY22

On the back of slowdown in the construction activity, the Indian CE industry experienced 23% drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21, as per the ICEMA report.

Hyundai CE launches EU Stage V 13-15 tonne A-Series excavators

Hyundai Construction Equipment is launching three EU Stage V compliant A-Series crawler excavators in the popular 13-15 tonne sector, delivering new levels of performance, efficiency and productivity for rental companies and contractors.

SANY India delivers India’s largest crawler crane for windmill application

This leviathan crane will be used by Dwarkesh Transport for wind turbine installation.

Volvo CE to run urban jobsite with all-electric construction equipment

Volvo CE is testing every aspect of how electric machines work in a big city – from charging infrastructure to energy supply and more – through its Electric Worksite research project.

Hyundai, Doosan show Concept-X at CES

Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Doosan Infracore are the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group's two construction equipment affiliates.

Top popular construction equipment companies in India

The infrastructure sector has witnessed a rapid growth within the country. With many ongoing projects, nation is for sure going to taste its development soon, but along with it many industries associated with infrastructure has evolved. One such industry is the construction equipment industry.

John Deere to hold majority ownership in Kreisel Electric

John Deere is ready to acquire majority ownership of Kreisel Electric, an Austrian-based developer of immersion-cooled, high-density battery technology.

Sachdeva of CERA: Earthmoving equipment is staple of construction industry

Satin Sachdeva, Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) and member of Global Rental Alliance (GRA), speaks on rental market scenario in earthmoving equipment industry.

Deere to acquire ownership in battery tech company

Expanding its investment in alternative power, John Deere is set to acquire majority ownership of Kreisel Electric, an Austrian-based developer of immersion-cooled, high-density battery technology.

Sany strengthens presence in Gujarat

Sany India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment & heavy machinery, further strengthened its presence in Gujarat by inaugurating a new branch office of its authorised dealership RS Infra Equipments at Gandhidham.

What new construction equipment will 2022 bring?

The outlook on India’s construction equipment sector is optimistic since the country’s needs for infrastructure will continue to grow massively.

Counting on diggers

Increasing demand for construction and infrastructure activities is anticipated to augment earthmoving equipment market growth in India over the next few years.

Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry

Satin Sachdeva, Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) and member Global Rental Alliance (GRA)

Manish Mathur of ACE: Overall outlook for next two years in positive

Manish Mathur, CEO – Cranes, Action Construction Equipment, speaks on how the market for medium and heavy-duty mobile cranes progressing in India.

Reaching new heights

In India, construction hoists have become very popular in the past decade. They are usually used for high-rise towers of height 70 m or more undergoing construction or renovation.

Gearing up for future

The pandemic year has turned out to be a top gear one for the construction equipment segment, which is riding on the government infra spend to see a more than 15 per cent year-on-year rise in domestic sales volumes in FY21 and a doubling of sales in Q1FY22 compared to last year.

Demand for high productivity and high-capacity machines are increasing

With over 330 years of innovation and passion, Husqvarna India Products provides construction professionals with support, service and a wide range of machines, diamond tools and all accessories that you need to cut, saw, drill, demolish, grind and polish concrete.

SANY strengthens & consolidates presence in Tamil Nadu

Sany India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and heavy machinery, further strengthened their presence in Tamil Nadu by opening a full-fledged company owned and company operated (COCO) 4 S outlet in Tiruchirappalli.

Christophe Sanchez replaces Martin Schickel as Director General of Liebherr-France

Liebherr-France SAS will have a new commercial director from 1 November 2021. Christophe Sanchez is succeeding Martin Schickel at the helm of the historic Liebherr site in France. Liebherr-France SAS, founded 60 years ago, is responsible, among other things, for the development and production of the group's crawler excavators in Colmar.

Liebherr crawler excavator R 926 G8 convinces SATP

Earthmoving and canal work as well as the preparation of ski slopes will be the tasks of the new R 926 G8 crawler excavator at SATP.

Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX

“Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX, and we are proud to be a self-reliant Indian company for almost three decades” – Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer

L&T, Gulf Oil jointly launch genuine oils for CE

Construction and Mining Machinery Business of Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T-CMB) and Gulf Oil Lubricants India have collaborated to launch a range of genuine oils to cater to the distinct and technologically progressive needs of the Construction Equipment sector.

Hatgine of Ifm: Covid-19 has expedited transition to automated systems

Amit Hatgine, Manager-System Business, Ifm electronic, on automation and control solutions offered by the company for construction equipment.

Christophe Sanchez replaces Martin Schickel as Director General of Liebherr-France

Liebherr-France SAS, founded 60 years ago, is responsible, among other things, for the development and production of the group's crawler excavators in Colmar.

SANY strengthens & consolidates presence in Tamil Nadu

Inaugurates company operated dealership model in Tiruchirappalli

Hyundai buys Doosan’s CE division

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ purchase of Doosan Infracore became official today, potentially boosting the combined company into the top 10 construction equipment manufacturers globally.

CNH buys Italian excavator manufacturer Sampierana

CNH Industrial, parent of Case Construction Equipment and New Holland Construction, has purchased Italian construction equipment manufacturer Sampierana S.p.A. in a deal totaling 101.8 million Euro.

JCB India launches its access range of machines

India’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction Equipment, JCB India Ltd launched its access range of equipment. This new range consists of four electric scissor models S1930E, S2632E, S3246E and S4046E and come with working heights of 7.71m, 9.92m, 11.7m and 13.9m.

CE industry talks a common language using OPC UA

Construction equipment manufacturing is taking a solid leap with the advantage of new technology developments

Volvo CE introduces 3 new construction BEVs

Roads and highways sector is considered to be the most vibrant infrastructure segment where a lot of activities ongoing consistently for a long time.

7th India Construction Festival

Organised by the FIRST Construction Council in Mumbai on October 22, the event successfully brought together the who’s who of the infrastructure and construction industry.

An evening to cherish

The 9th Equipment India Awards 2021 recognised the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry. In a colourful ceremony held at Four Seasons in Mumbai, the winners received the awards for their achievements in the respective segments.

Bonfiglioli India: Winning through product innovations & tech

Bonfiglioli has been enhancing construction equipment performance, efficiency, productivity, and reliability for more than 40 years.

L&T, Gulf Oil jointly launch genuine oils for CE

Strategic partnership will address the evolving needs of the CE sector

Sajjan Jindal is CW Man of the Year - Private Sector

Jindal was awarded at the 19th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards.

GR Infra, Tata Projects, Afcons India's fastest growing large construction companies

The companies were awarded at the 19th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards.

BRO Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry is CW Man of the Year - Public Sector

Lt Gen Chaudhry was awarded at the 19th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards.

Welspun, PSP, Ahluwalia bag honours as fastest construction companies in under ?2k cr

The companies were awarded at the 19th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards.

APCO, DRAIPL, HG Infra bag honours as fastest growing construction companies

The companies were awarded at the 19th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards.

Arvind K. Garg is EI Person of the Year 2021

Garg was awarded at the 9th Equipment India Awards.

ACE wins big at EI Awards 2021

ACE bagged two awards – Innovation of the Year and Bestseller Mobile Cranes.

Propel bags ‘Emerging CE Company of the Year 2021’

Propel was awarded at the 9th Equipment India Awards.

Schwing Stetter wins ‘Trainer of the Year 2021’ at EI Awards

Schwing Stetter was awarded at the 9th Equipment India Awards.

Bonfiglioli wins ‘2nd Rank – Innovation of the Year’ at EI Awards

Bonfiglioli India was awarded for its innovative drive designed in India for girder transporter used in high-speed rail project.

7th India Construction Festival takes off with focus on tech

The most-awaited 7th India Construction Festival, organised by infrastructure think-tank, FIRST Construction Council & ASAPP Info Global Group, has commenced in Mumbai.

JCB India launches its access range of machines

This new range consists of four Electric Scissor models S1930E, S2632E, S3246E and S4046E and come with working heights of 7.71m, 9.92m, 11.7m and 13.9m.

Hyundai launches three special attachments with the launch of HX380L

Construction equipment major Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) has launched three new special attachments—Quick Coupler HQC220, Clamshell HCB220, Orange Grapple HGB220, and the Mining Portfolio with the launch of the HX380L.

Escorts announces strategic organisational changes

Escorts, an Indian firm manufacturing agricultural tractors and construction equipment, has announced a leadership transition, comprising the elevation of Bharat Madan as President Finance, Group Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Head.

Hyundai adds Taylor Construction Equipment as dealer

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) expanded its North American dealer network with the addition of Taylor Construction Equipment, a division of the Taylor Group of Companies headquartered in Louisville, Mississippi.

Hexagon, Volvo CE to collaborate on autonomous safety systems

Hexagon’s Mining division has announced an agreement with Volvo Construction Equipment to provide autonomous safety systems for the mining industry.

Unlocking the mining potential

The future of the Indian mining equipment market looks good with opportunities in underground mining and surface mining.

Reducing friction

The global industrial lubricants market size is projected to reach $ 73.3 billion by 2024, from $ 62.8 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent.

What’s ahead in the construction equipment manufacturing sector

Edge Controller from B&R is a powerful factory automation solution that enables any industry to control and optimise the production process.

Construction sector: A huge contributor to country's development initiatives

Construction was among the significantly impacted industries due to Covi-19 and sales of construction equipment also fell globally, writes Gagan Pal.

Demand for higher tonnage cranes is likely to grow

With the government’s heavy investment on infrastructure development, the mobile crane market in India is showing gradual signs of improvement, which was impacted by the pandemic.

Construction sector: A huge contributor to country's fast-paced development initiatives

Authored by Gagan Pal, Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Honda India Power Products Ltd.

Sany becomes world’s largest excavator seller in 2020

Indian construction equipment and heavy machinery manufacturing firm Sany has gone past major brands like JCB and Caterpillar to become the biggest excavator seller worldwide in 2020.

Sachdeva of CERA: Mobile cranes with latest tech will be in demand

Interview with Satin Sachdeva, Founder & Secretary General, CERA

Volvo excavators promote safety & efficiency on Singapore demolition site

The Singapore-based demolition contractor, founded in 1987, is responsible for the deconstructing the towers from the top down, breaking up the building foundations and removing the demolished material from the site.

Sany strengthens its presence in Jharkhand

Sany India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and heavy machinery, further strengthened its presence in Jharkhand by inaugurating a new authorised dealership, Jove Motors at Ranchi.

Escorts Q1 results FY22: Net profit at 185.2 cr

Tractor manufacturing major Escorts recorded a two-fold jump in net profit during the quarter ended June 2021. The firm posted a 101 per cent increase in standalone net profit at Rs 185.2 crore against Rs 92.2 crore in the previous year.

Sany India inaugurates new paint shop at Chakan

Sany India, a global leader in the construction equipment industry has inaugurated a new ultra-modern ‘paint shop’ at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Chakan, Pune recently.

L&T delivers 500th mini compactor – L&T 491

Larsen & Toubro crossed a new milestone with the roll out of its 500th L&T 491 Mini Compactor from L&T Construction Equipment Limited’s Doddaballapura campus, near Bengaluru.

Fully loaded with opportunities

For a construction site to function without a loader may be impossible. Add to this the fact that the awareness to use the right tool for the right job is growing. The future of loaders looks bright despite the recent slowdown. The influx of new technology is ensuring that they are ever versatile and profitable to operate.

Wheel loaders can be used in any industry that deals with heavy loads

The construction equipment market has started to revive post the pandemic with increased demand of such machines and rising number of construction projects across the country.

Wheel loader market is dominated by 120-150 HP range equipment

In the current context, users prefer wheel loaders that deliver higher productivity at lesser operating costs, along with enhanced servicing of their machines across their work cycle.

Craning Forward

Despite uncertainty, the overall market for mobile cranes is expected to grow between 10 to 15 per cent for the next two to three years.

There is upsurge in demand for medium & high-capacity cranes”

The medium and heavy-duty mobile cranes market is progressing largely in India due to the growth in the construction industry of the country.

Demand for pick n carry cranes has strong correlation with industrial growth

The India mobile crane market is anticipated to register annual growth rate of over 5 per cent during the forecast period 2020-2025. Unfortunately, Due to unexpected Covid-19 pandemic, we can expect some challenges in terms of upcoming projects in India.

Mobile cranes with latest tech would be in good demand

The scenario in India is encouraging due to two reasons – first, the paradigm shift towards buying new cranes from importing used cranes; second, the increase in use of heavy duty mobile crane in construction, cement, steel, wind and power sectors.

Overall outlook for next two years in positive

The overall outlook for next couple of years for pick and carry, and medium and heavy duty mobile cranes is positive. While we expect a sustainable growth on YoY basis, but due to pandemic, we might see some hiccups in between.

How automation is changing construction industry

The construction sector is huge, but famously stubborn in its adoption of new technology. That is changing as advances in construction automation continue apace… including the development of construction robotics solutions.

Covid-19 has expedited the transition from manual processes to automated systems”

The demands on controllers and sensors used in construction machines, municipal vehicles, agricultural and forestry machinery, port facilities and cranes are extremely high. Units and machines are permanently exposed to harsh environments like heat, cold, moisture, mud, dust, shocks and vibrations and often even thunder and lightning.

Volvo Construction Equipment launches new equipment in India

Volvo Construction Equipment launched a new range of compactors, pneumatic rollers, pavers and wheel loaders for the Indian market.

Anirban Sen of Epiroc: Companies are moving more towards green & clean operations

Anirban Sen of Epiroc Mining India speaks on government’s focus on Atmanirbhar Bharat, and how it would catapult growth for the CE market.

Sany India Inaugurates new paint shop at Chakan, Pune

The new paint shop building has been built up in a total area of 4,504.96 sq m and is equipped with a fully autonomous system, which can easily paint 11 excavators and one truck crane in one shift of nine hours.

Sany strengthens its presence in Jharkhand

Sany India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and heavy machinery, further strengthened its presence in Jharkhand by inaugurating a new authorised dealership, Jove Motors at Ranchi.

Connectivity is key between automation & electro mobility: Volvo MD

Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo CE India, speaks on whether machine automation will ever take off in construction.

L&T delivers 500th Mini Compactor - L&T 491

Larsen & Toubro crossed a new milestone with the roll out of its 500th L&T 491 Mini Compactor from L&T Construction Equipment Limited’s Doddaballapura campus, near Bengaluru.

D Krishnan of Volvo: Connectivity is key between automation & electro mobility

Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo CE India, speaks on whether machine automation will ever take off in construction.

Sakthi Kumar of Schwing Stetter: Market for excavators should grow by 10%

VG Sakthi Kumar, MD, Schwing Stetter (India), speaks on the present size and growth rate of the hydraulic excavators market in India.

Volvo excavators promote safety & efficiency on Singapore demolition site

In Singapore, demolition contractor Beng Siew Construction Pte Ltd is using a fleet of Volvo excavators to safely and efficiently demolish commercial buildings in the Tanjong Pagar area, clearing the way for a new commercial development, including a basement carpark.

Escorts Q1 results FY22: Net profit at 185.2 cr

Tractor manufacturing major Escorts recorded a two-fold jump in net profit during the quarter ended June 2021.

Sanjay Koul of CMD, Timken: Govt programmes will have direct impact on demand for bearings

Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India, speaks on the latest trends in bearings for construction equipment (CE) applications, and emerging technology trends.

ICEMA inaugurates new office in New Delhi

Strengthening the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) secretariat by way of setting up of a new office space in New Delhi is an integral step towards achieving the Industry’s Vision Plan 2030: Building the Nation” said Sandeep Singh, President ICEMA while inaugurating the newly opened office.

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

JCB India launched its all-new range of CEV Stage IV compliant wheeled construction equipment vehicles. The launch of these machines makes JCB India the first company in the industry to have brought in the CEV Stage IV emission standards across its range of wheeled machines.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) elected their President for the period 2021-23 during its Annual General Meeting held virtually on July 19, 2021.

Narrowing of price levels between excavators & backhoes is expected to have an impact on volumes

The Indian backhoe loader market had been growing year-on-year for four straight years till 2018-19. It grew with a CAGR of more than 20 per cent per year, peaking in 2018-19. In 2019-20 the market shrunk by 20 per cent due to factors such as elections and constrained liquidity post the ILFS crisis.

Tech Drives Backhoes

Backhoe loader manufacturers are leveraging digital technology by integrating Big Data and the Internet of Things in their models.

At CASE, our backhoe loaders are replete with advanced features

Backhoe loaders are one of the most popular and in demand construction equipment currently, accounting to nearly 65 per cent of the construction equipment segment in India.

Improving performance

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.

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

The range includes the 3DX Plus and the 4DX backhoe loaders, the VM117 soil compactor, the 530-70 and the 530-110 telehandlers with engines complying with the new emission norms. For bulk handling, three new wheeled loaders, the 433-4, the 437-4 and the 455-4 were also launched with new engines.

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore for the quarter

New Volvo fuel challenge programme rewards customers for efficient operation

The incentive programme remunerates Volvo EC200D and EC210D excavator customers in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with aftermarket credit for consuming less than the stipulated fuel consumption target for their respective country.

Construction Technology: The need of the hour!

CW is organising the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT on July 22-23, 2021, virtually to identify proven, innovative and globally established construction technologies.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director, Volvo Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd will lead ICEMA, the apex association of CE industry.

Komatsu and Honda to jointly build micro electric excavator

Komatsu and Honda have announced that they are working together on a micro electric excavator.

Rangababu Ch of SKF: Equipment makers are looking for cost-effective solutions

Rangababu Ch, Segment Leader Heavy Industry, SKF, speaks on the emerging technology trends in bearings for CE.

ICEMA inaugurates new office in New Delhi

ICEMA’s New Office to help drive Construction Equipment Industry’s Vision 2030 Plan