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From site to site: The new MK 73-3.1 from Liebherr in action

Compact dimensions make the mobile construction crane the perfect choice for projects in densely built-up areas

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.

Updates to Grove TMS9000-2 truck crane add more power & faster setup

Manitowoc’s 115 USt capacity Grove TMS9000-2 has been a firm favourite in the truck-mounted crane market ever since its launch in 2017.

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.

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.

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.

S Saxena of Sany: Demand for higher tonnage cranes is likely to grow

Interview with Sanjay Saxena, Sr VP and Head of Heavy Equipment Business Unit, Sany Heavy Industry India.

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

Interview with Satin Sachdeva, Founder & Secretary General, CERA

Manitowoc to showcase new product strength at The Utility Expo

Manitowoc will display three of its strongest new offerings for the utilities market at The Utility Expo this year: the National Crane NBT60XL boom truck; the NBT45-2, a compact 45-tonne model from its new NBT40-2 Series; and the Grove GHC110 telescoping crawler crane that just launched in July.

Liebherr 34 K crane at work in Benelux region

The unique architectural landscape of the Dutch port city of Rotterdam laid at its feet: The 34 K, one of Liebherr’s fast-erecting cranes, was in operation at one of the tallest residential towers in Europe this summer, the Zalmhaven I. The De Zalmhaven development project along the Maas in Rotterdam’s Scheepvaartkwartier district is taking shape.

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.

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.

Updates to Grove TMS9000-2 truck crane add more power and faster setup

Repower of the popular crane with new Cummins X12 Tier 4 Final engine offers an extra 25 bhp.

Potain cranes fuel success for Indian real estate developer

Aparna Constructions and Estates trusts Potain cranes for their reliable performance and excellent return on investment

Potain cranes conquer jobsite with footprint restrictions at downtown Phoenix development

An MD 485 top-slewing crane and an Igo T 85 A self-erecting crane were strategically positioned to reach the full Haverly Apartments jobsite.

Liebherr sells its 2000th 34 K fast-erecting crane

Liebherr has sold its 2000th 34 K fast-erecting crane to Mathis Bau AG. The Swiss construction and transport company is a long-standing customer of the construction machinery manufacturer and already uses several Liebherr cranes in its diverse areas of operation.

Liebherr crane 34 K at work on tallest building in Benelux region

The fast-erecting crane belonging to the rental fleet of Van der Spek Vianen B.V. proved its flexibility once again

Manitowoc to showcase new product strength at The Utility Expo

Two new National Crane models — the NBT60XL and the NBT45-2 — will anchor the Manitowoc booth in Louisville, Kentucky.

Manitowoc to showcase latest Grove mobile cranes at GIS

Between October 7 and 9, Manitowoc will bring the latest additions to the Grove mobile crane range to booth F8-H5 at the GIS exhibition in Piacenza, Italy.

New generation Grove carrier cab debuts in Germany

The first customer in Germany to take delivery of a Grove GMK3060L-1 with the new carrier cab was Arbeitsbühnen Gagarin.

New generation Grove carrier cab debuts in Germany

The first customer in Germany to take delivery of a Grove GMK3060L-1 with the new carrier cab was Arbeitsbühnen Gagarin.

New generation Grove carrier cab debuts in Germany

German rental company Arbeitsbühnen Gagarin is the first Manitowoc customer in Germany to receive a Grove all-terrain crane with the latest carrier cab and is thrilled with both the modern exterior and spacious and ergonomic interior.

Manitowoc to showcase latest Grove mobile cranes at GIS

Manitowoc will be showcasing the latest Grove mobile crane innovations at the eighth edition of the Italian lifting show GIS, taking place October 7-9 in Piacenza, Italy.

Liebherr to present its latest innovations at MINExpo 2021

The Liebherr booth #7627 will exhibit new state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and services from Liebherr’s Mining, Mobile Crane, and Components product segments

Govt programmes will have direct impact on demand for bearings in the CE market

Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India Limited

Hüffermann sets up new rental fleet with tower cranes from Liebherr

Hüffermann Krandienst GmbH has purchased 70 Liebherr tower cranes in one go to set up its new rental fleet. A symbolic handover recently took place during a visit to Liebherr’s production facilities in Biberach..

Sanjay Saxena of Sany: Covid second wave has hit production

Sanjay Saxena, Senior Vice President & Head of Heavy Equipment Business Unit, Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on the technology trends in foundation equipment and accessories, and the latest products and solutions offered by the company.

New Potain MDT 489 topless crane

The new Potain MDT 489 topless crane from Manitowoc fills the gap between the manufacturer’s popular MDT 389 and new MDT 569 models and is ideal for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects, especially the installation of large, prefabricated components, as well as for shipyards and mines with heavy loads to handle.

Second wave of pandemic has hit the production

Incorporated in 2002, SANY India was and offers the widest range of construction machinery in India and South Asia. Presently, SANY India offers products like excavators, truck mounted cranes, all-terrain and rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, transit mixers, batching plants, boom pumps, trailer pumps, piling rigs, motor graders, pavers, compactors, reach stackers, rubber tyred gantry cranes, rail-mounted gantry cranes, mining equipment, wind turbine generators and many more. The company has already established a strong network of around 28 dealers and 135+ outlets across India to cater to the growing demand and provide sales and service support to all its customers and associates.

Towering over

Tower cranes are expected to a see a surge in demand with the spurt in infrastructure development projects.

We have 200 cranes working only in South India alone

Almost 200 cranes working only in the South India overall. We can say more than 500 cranes in the last couple of years in South India. There is a good growth rate we have seen amidst this pandemic.

We are well placed to take advantage of opportunities that India offers

Bonfiglioli India’s solutions are based on a wide range of products, including gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters. The company’s Country Manager, Kennady V Kaippally, speaks on the present size of transmission systems in India, and the segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Dheeraj Panda of Sany: Restarting govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

Dheeraj Panda, Director – Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on how market has evolved for hydraulic excavators in the last couple of years.

Sany India, CII Foundation tie-up to donate Ventilators

As the hospitals are reeling under an acute shortage of ventilator beds and other medical supplies amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the country- Sany India in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Foundation and CII Pune donated 3 ventilators to Sassoon Hospital today.

More options than ever

Attachments for construction equipment allow the base machine to do multiple tasks on a job site. There are several distinct types of heavy construction equipment, each with its own set of uses.

Grove GHC130 provides Terra E&C with precision in ecologically sensitive job

Wisconsin-based Terra Engineering & Construction’s website proudly proclaims that the company actively “seeks out the difficult watercourse projects that may discourage other contractors” — and while this is largely due to Terra’s skilled workforce and years of experience in that sector, having access to a Grove GHC130 telescopic crawler crane also proved crucial in helping it meet the strict deadline imposed on one of its most recent environmentally sensitive projects.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

Despite the modest slowdown of the global economy, Liebherr registered a strong volume of orders in the first quarter of 2020. Starting at the end of the first quarter, the coronavirus pandemic began to affect business activities in many markets.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

Mobile construction cranes are predestined to be used as taxi cranes and, with this in mind, the MK 73-3.1 is also designed for one-man operation.

Sany embraces new emission norms; launches 4 new truck cranes

As the nation is ushering into new emission standards, Sany India, a global leader in the CE Industry has successfully embraced the Bharat CEV Stage IV norms and upgraded and launched four new truck cranes; STC250C, STC450C, STC600C, and STC800C in the market.

MPM Rental adds three new Grove RT9130E-2s for Chile’s dynamic mining sector

After success with its first RT9130E-2 unit purchased in 2013, the company triples down on its Grove offerings for Chile’s market.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

In 2020, the Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of Euro 10,341 million. Compared to the previous year, the company posted a decline of Euro 1,409 million, or 12%.

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

Manitowoc Mct 185 Topless Crane

The Asian range of Potain topless tower cranes built at Manitowoc’s Chinese facility in Zhangjiagang continues to evolve rapidly in response to rising customer demand for the transport, assembly and performance advantages these units off er.

Six new Grove all-terrain cranes for J&D Pierce

In late November 2020, Scottish steelwork contractor J&D Pierce took delivery of six new Grove all-terrain cranes: two GMK3060L, one GMK4090, two GMK4100L-1 and one GMK5150L model.

Manitowoc expands topless crane line-up with MCT 185

The Asian range of Potain topless tower cranes built at Manitowoc’s Chinese facility in Zhangjiagang continues to evolve rapidly in response to rising customer demand for the transport, assembly and performance advantages these units offer.

Gas liquefaction plants for Russia

At the end of last year, the KAHL Group was commissioned to move a total of six huge heat exchangers for two gas liquefaction plants destined for Russia from an engineering works near the port in Haren on the River Ems to the cargo vessel.

Potain Hup 32-27 continues to win friends & influence equipment choice

Almost five years on from its launch at Bauma 2016, the Potain Hup 32-27 self-erecting crane continues to gain new fans around the world. This acclaim is largely due to its ability to combine typical tower crane operations with replicating many of the tasks performed by smaller, mobile material handling equipment – reducing costs and eliminating excess traffic on jobsites.

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

There is a lot of pent-up demand in market that needs to be catered to

Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates on the company’s activities and the market trends post pandemic scenario.

We see healthy growth for CE industry in coming years

ACE is India’s leading material handling and construction equipment manufacturing company with a majority market share in mobile cranes and tower cranes segment. In addition to mobile cranes, ACE also offers mobile/fixed tower cranes, crawler cranes, truck mounted cranes, lorry loaders, backhoe loaders, vibratory rollers, piling rigs, forklifts, warehousing equipment, tractors, harvesters and other agri machinery.

Tekla Structures: Versatile & robust software for precast construction

Tekla Structures helped Precast India Infrastructures to produce a large number of precast elements, address critical geometries, implement MEP requirements and a lot more, quite easily and well within the specified project timeline.

WOLFFKRAN acquires KONSTRUKTIVA LOKUS

The WOLFF pack is growing. At the end of February, crane manufacturer WOLFFKRAN acquired the Czech crane rental company KONSTRUKTIVA LOKUS a.s. The Prague-based company is an established player in the Czech market since decades and expands the territory of the red WOLFFs in Central Europe.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

Grove GHC130 provides Terra E&C with strength & precision in ecologically sensitive job

An environmentally sensitive and time-restricted project called for reconstruction of a river embankment and relaying of a gas line with minimal disturbance.

Stellar's TMAX 1-11 Welder Body features a 30-inch workbench-bumper combo

Ready for on-demand torch cutting and welding, Stellar Industries' new TMAX 1-11 Welder Body features a 30-inch workbench-bumper with a slide-out tray.

25 Liebherr tower cranes at work at Hamburg’s HafenCity area

The first crane was assembled at the beginning of 2019. Today, there are more than 20 cranes in simultaneous operation. The planning and implementation of this major project has required patience and exceptional levels of collaboration between all parties involved.

Improving machine performance

Improving overall equipment effectiveness is always a challenge.

Grove GMK5150L proves a reliable allrounder for Austrian company HABAU

Since May 2018, a Grove GMK5150L has been in use in the precast parts assembly department of Austrian company HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. – to the satisfaction of everyone.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane is the smallest in Liebherr’s mobile construction crane family and complements the crane series comprising the MK 88- 4.1 and MK 140.

Gas liquefaction plants for Russia

KAHL Schwerlast & Pieper Schwertransporte move mega loads at the Eurohafen in Haren/Ems

Manitowoc expands topless crane line-up with MCT 185

The Asian range of Potain topless tower cranes built at Manitowoc’s Chinese facility in Zhangjiagang continues to evolve rapidly in response to rising customer demand for the transport, assembly and performance advantages these units offer.

Six new Grove all-terrain cranes for J&D Pierce

In late November 2020, Scottish steelwork contractor J & D Pierce took delivery of six new Grove all-terrain cranes: two GMK3060L, one GMK4090, two GMK4100L-1 and one GMK5150L model.

Potain tower cranes deliver versatile performance to construction projects in China

Potain top-slewing cranes are helping to build a real estate development in Xiangshan and a chemical plant in Zhenhai

WOLFFKRAN acquires KONSTRUKTIVA LOKUS

The acquisition by WOLFFKRAN is well timed for the Czech crane rental company, employing around 60 people, since three of the five shareholders recently withdrew from the operative business.

New flat-top cranes from Comansa

With regard to the lift engines, the standard for the 20-tonne versions is 50 kW, while for the 25-tonne version it is 65 kW. The 110-kW engine is optional for both versions, with a speed of up to 290 m/min and maximum capacities of 1,570 metres of cable.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

Versatile trio of Grove all-terrain cranes delivered to German company Neeb

The employees of German company Neeb were happy to receive three new Grove all-terrain cranes during a handover at the Manitowoc factory in Wilhelmshaven in November 2020.

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates 5 LR273 luffing cranes

Raimondi Cranes SpA, heritage manufacturer of precision heavy lifting machinery for more than 150 years, announced the appointment of Korea’s La On as the country’s official dealer of its tower and luffing cranes and its range of crane accessories.

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates 5 LR273 luffing cranes

Raimondi Cranes SpA, heritage manufacturer of precision heavy lifting machinery for more than 150 years, announced the appointment of Korea’s La On as the country’s official dealer of its tower and luffing cranes and its range of crane accessories.

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Versatile trio of Grove all-terrain cranes delivered to Neeb

Versatile trio of Grove all-terrain cranes delivered to Neeb

Liebherr’s Battery-powered Crawler Crane

German manufacturer Liebherr has debuted its second electric-drive large machine: crawler cranes. The company says its LR 1200.1 unplugged and LR 1250.1 unplugged models are the world’s first battery-powered crawler cranes.

New Avenues to Growth

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

Intelligent compaction!

Intelligent compaction rollers are equipped with technology that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator.

Reliable Potain cranes fuel growth at Sutek

Sutek, one of Russia’s largest tower crane rental companies, has invested strongly in Potain cranes over the past decade and the additions have helped drive success for the company.

World’s first battery-powered crawler crane from Liebherr

While many manufacturers are introducing electric compact equipment, German manufacturer Liebherr is debuting its second electric-drive large machine: crawler cranes.

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates agency with five LR273 luffing cranes

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates agency with five LR273 luffing cranes

India delivers 1st batch of heavy cranes to bolster operations at Chabahar port

India has delivered a consignment of heavy equipment, including cranes, for further development of Iran’s Chabahar port, signalling New Delhi’s commitment to the strategic connectivity project that can provide access to markets in Central Asia

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Potain cranes drive efficiency for Pinetop custom homes

Potain self-erecting tower cranes are a mainstay of the global construction industry and are steadily strengthening their growing reputation in the residential homebuilding market throughout North America.

APL Apollo unveils low diameter high thickness steel tubes

Apollo Mechanical tubes are used in cultivator, rotavator, harvester, tower crane mast section, mobile gantry cranespreader beam, monorail crane, hydraulic cylinder, axle, trailer hitch, trailer frame, heavy duty chain conveyor, and various such mechanical applications.

Prepare for comfort

Manitowoc introduces state-of-the-art driver’s cab ‘cab2020’ on Grove three-axle all-terrain cranes.

Indian CE market to regain growth

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

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.

Liebherr unveils three new machines in one new design

All the three new machine models gleam in a new design.

Tamimi Rentals invests in Grove

Tamimi Rentals is using a large investment in Grove rough-terrain cranes to drive expansion at the company’s construction division, to help it win more work in oil and gas fields.

Manitowoc opens training centre in Pune

The latest Manitowoc Crane Care training centre has been inaugurated at the Potain manufacturing facility in Pune.

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.

Sany India celebrates 15,000 machines milestone in India

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

Asia-Pacifi c’s fi rst Grove GMK3050-2 heads to Porter Cranes

Rental company Porter Cranes has received the fi rst Grove GMK3050-2 in Asia-Pacifi c, and the new model was delivered to the company’s yard in Hamilton, New Zealand by Manitowoc’s local dealer, TRT, which weighed and tested the unit ahead of putting it to work.

WOLFFKRAN invests in new location in Elsau, Switzerland

WOLFFKRAN Schweiz AG conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new headquarters. The 18,000 sq m property in the industrial zone of Elsau will include a modern office and workshop building and an optimally structured outdoor storage facility. Completion is scheduled for May 2021.

Industrial Cranes: Looking for a Turnaround

Industrial crane market is back to pre-pandemic levels thanks to pent-up demand. An analysis of where the opportunities lie.

Manitowoc opens new training centre in Pune

The new centre is equipped with simulators that replicate the operational systems on Potain cranes.

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.

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.