Liebherr and Leica Geosystems deliver first hydraulic excavator

Liebherr and Leica Geosystems deliver first hydraulic excavator

New Avenues to Growth

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

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.


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.

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

Liebherr’s new gen crawler excavators for Swedish market

Liebherr’s new generation crawler excavator is steadily establishing a presence in countries around the world. Sweden is such a market for earthmoving machinery and crawler excavators, where the machine’s versatility, performance, comfort and design are attracting more local customers.

Liebherr's new generation crawler excavators for Swedish market

Liebherr?s new generation crawler excavator is steadily establishing a presence in countries around the world.

Coal Mining Made Easy

Indonesian contractor PT Bangun Olah Sarana Sukses is using A60H articulated haulers and EC480DL crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment to save cost and increase efficiency at its coal mining site in East Kalimantan.

Liebherr excavators in Vosges granite quarry

Two new Liebherr R 956 crawler excavators are being used in two different quarries in La Bresse and Senones, to position heavy weights before mining, to load trucks and for drillers and miners to move large rocks.


The 7th Annual Equipment India Awards 2019 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

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.

Volvo CE speeding up infra developments in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is supporting infrastructure growth across India with its range of construction equipment.

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.

Schwing Stetter India launches XCMG excavator range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of India?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers announced the launch of its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C

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.

Liebherr bags order for five Generation 8 crawler excavators

At bauma 2019, Meyer Erdbau GmbH & Co KG decided to purchase five Liebherr Generation 8 crawler excavators. The German company is located in the state of Brandenburg and is active in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Compact and Fuel-efficient

Three Liebherr R 920 crawler excavators have been working successfully in a South African mine.


Two Liebherr R 976 crawler excavators are at the heart of production in South African coal mine achieving an output of 280 cu m per hour for 20 working hours a day.

Liebherr-France SAS invests ?5 million in new assembly line

Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar has put a new assembly line into operation. It is based on the principles of lean management, and will thus contribute to further improvements in quality and productivity.

Liebherr-France unveils 60,000th crawler excavator

Liebherr-France SAS presented the 60,000th crawler excavator to its staff. The R 922 from the Liebherr Group?s latest generation was equipped with special panels designed by the artist Jean Linnhoff especially for this occasion and to mark this historical moment.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018

The construction equipment expo - held in December 2018 in Delhi - scaled new heights even while participants expressed their apprehensions on the market scenario in 2019 owing to the upcoming elections.

"Backhoe loader industry continues to grow"

The backhoe loader industry in the past two years has grown consecutively over 20 per cent year-on-year.

Indian CE Market Overview

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

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

The sixth Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

Productivity gains

Volvo fleet helps Melbourne aggregates company thrive, enhance productivity. The Burdett Group says using Volvo equipment has become a good habit as the company dramatically expanded its operations.

6th AnnuaL EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018

The Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards are here again. In its sixth edition, the Annual Awards to be held on October 25, 2018 in New Delhi, will honour the top performers of construction equipment industry.

Pushing Boundaries

With the demand for excavators growing in the market, OEMs are introducing new features to further improve the efficiency and productivity of the machines, helping in quick and qualitative project execution.

bauma CONEXPO bullish on Indian CE market

With the upward trend in the Indian construction machinery market continues, bauma CONEXPO INDIA is preparing for a vibrant event this year.

Liebherr launches new crawler excavator

Liebherr has introduced the news Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator. With an operating weight between 19 and 22 tonnes, the new crawler excavator is perfect for earthmoving applications and making trenches and pipe laying.

Indian CE Market: AN Overview

Strong domestic demand generated by ongoing infrastructure development projects resulted in the construction equipment market rising to an all-time high of 72,197 units in 2011.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards & CEO Forum 2018

After the bitterly cold days and nights of the famed Delhi winter, spring is said to augur good tidings. Or so it is believed. Maybe, it was in continuation of this tradition that the city successfully held yet another edition of the Equipment India Awards.

Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosts 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards

The Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosted the 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards at Hotel LALIT in New Delhi on Friday 16th February, 2018.

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

Liebherr launches new crawler excavator

Liebherr has introduced the news Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator. With an operating weight between 19 and 22 tonne, the new crawler excavator is perfect for earthmoving applications and making trenches and pipe laying.

Ehlert & S?hne hits new heights with Liebherr demolition excavator

The Hamburg-based Ehlert & S?hne is finding new heights in its demolition activities with the addition of Liebherr R 960 Demolition crawler excavator to its fleet.

Construction equipment sales to grow 10 per cent in 2017

The construction equipment sales in India is expected to grow 10 per cent this year, according to an Off-Highway Research report. Off-Highway Research expects sales to exceed 73,000 units this year, surpassing the previous record sales of 72,492 units seen in 2011. The market in the first half of the year was particularly strong ahead of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1.

ICEMA Wins,Ban Dropped

Recently, the Supreme Court heard an application by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers' Association (ICEMA) and the Tractor Manufacturers' Association (TMA) as they sought a clarification on the ban on the registration of BS-III vehicles after March 31, 2017.

Back on Growth Path

Global sales of construction equipment are expected to increase seven per cent this year, according to updated forecasts from specialist market intelligence company, Off-Highway Research.

Safety in Hydraulic Crawler Excavators

Hydraulic crawler-mounted excavators are one of the fastest selling construction equipment at present in India. It must be understood that excavators are one type of heavy equipment used in excavation or dredging or other activities.

TECHNOLOGY Optimal Solutions

Jayanta Ray of GS Caltex explains the importance of developing base oils to meet more stringent regulatory standards and challenging specifications.

In Eco-town Construction

About 40 machines from Volvo CE including excavators, haulers, and motor graders are being used to build a luxury, gated 533-acre township in Malaysia.

Equipment India awards & ceo forum 2017

It was 6.15 p.m. with 15 minutes more to go for the mega event of the infrastructure equipment industry. Meanwhile, the Viceroy Hall at the heritage Claridges Hotel located in New Delhi's famed Lutyen's Zone was already filled to capacity.

Equipment India Awards 2017 and CEO Forum

The evening of April 21, 2017, was a proud occasion for Equipment India as the industry stakeholders gathered in large numbers at New Delhi's heritage Claridges Hotel, to celebrate the 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and be part of the high-level discussion at the CEO Forum.

Revs up to Start

BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA, the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction machinery is being held for the fourth time from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA grounds in Gurgaon near Delhi.

India?s CE market showing upward trend

India is considered a rapidly growing market for the global construction-machinery industry: Some 46,000 units are expected to be sold there in 2016. Last year, global sales of construction machines declined more than 10 per cent compared to 2014.

Bauma 2016 - the biggest trade show on earth

Bauma 2016 - the biggest trade show on earth - spread across over 608,503 sq m (1.5 lakh acres) exceeded expectations this year with a participation of 3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries and the presence of about 580,000 visitors from 200 countries.

LiuGong Introduces 922D HD Excavator in India

LiuGong launched 22 tonne heavy duty (HD) crawler excavators in India. The first machine will be delivered to a customer in Faridabad. LiuGong introduced 22 tonne excavator after three years of R&D study and testing in various applications.

Volvo machines at golf course construction in Cambodia

Vattanac Properties has recently started construction of a new designer golf course 15 km from the city center.

Diggies to Scoop the Growth Pie

Market indicators show visible signs of economic recovery and infrastructure development. Crawler excavator segment is expected to witness resurgence in sales from 2015 and is expected to grow to 26 per cent.

CASE D Series excavators

Case Construction Equipment is introducing five new crawler excavators: the CX210D, the CX250D, the CX250D Long Reach (LR), the CX300D and the CX350D.

Proving its Mettle

Mala Kumar Engineers is a mining star with a fleet of crawler excavators and rock breaker from Volvo CE. A Delhi-based contract mining services provider, Mala Kumar Engineers Pvt Ltd (MKEPL)

KPC relies on Volvo machines

Indonesian coal giant, Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), which operates the Sangatta Coal Mine, located in East Kutai Regency in East Kalimantan, has a fleet of 73 Volvo CE machines

Excavators to Dominate

Within the Indian construction equipment industry, the crawler excavator segment is the largest by value and the second largest, after backhoe loaders, in terms of number of units sold.

Our machines are not only made in India, but also made for India

Logistics and taxation challenges are the biggest bottlenecks. Absence of GST regime is actually hurting the prospects of business growth and economic activity expansion, says Vijay Sharma, Executive Director, Terex Equipment.

2015 - The year of recovery?

Off-Highway Research has predicted that the number of units sold will double to 89,030 by 2018 from the current year?s 46,755 units. As per the analysis, the real trigger of growth becomes available in 2017-18 when there is a dramatic surge

Moving Ahead

The growth potential for earthmoving equipment in India has never been disputed. All sectors like power, roads, ports, etc. will drive demand. With increasing investment in the infrastructure sector, the earthmoving equipment industry foresees huge demand for CE in the coming years.

Liebherr at Bauma China

Liebherr Group will be displaying their latest technologies and developments at the Bauma China 2014 expo.

Liebherr to showcase at Bauma China

At Bauma China 2014, the Liebherr Group will showcase the latest technologies and developments in the construction machinery and components segments from 25-28

Clearing up Over-burden

Montecarlo Construction is removing more than 650,000 million cu m of over-burden material at an open-cast quarry in Khadia.Khadia, famous for its heritage houses, lies south of Central Ahmedabad. The city is the administrative headquarters of Ahmedabad district.

Excavators Ready to Ride the Slump

Within the Indian construction equipment industry, the crawler excavator segment is the largest by value and the second largest, after backhoe loaders, in terms of number of units sold. Now, the shrinking market and intense competition have forced OEMs to focus more on value additions. Concepts like low lifecycle cost, faster ROIs, lowest cost per tonne all have made it imperative for OEMs to innovate, both on the product design and service fronts. Agith G Antony takes a peek at the prevailing t

The demand for crawler excavators will reach 23,000 units by 2017

In view of the government's resolve to contain the fiscal deficit within the planned target, it will be difficult to spend heavily on infrastructure at the moment; however, the situation is expected to improve after the 2014 elections

Our core strength lies in manufacturing

We have come out with Phase I with the launch of three products. Phase II, basically excavators, will be launched looking at the market trends. Beyond that it is going to be the cranes. This is how our company is going to proceed

Excavator Market Looking at Boom

As per Off-Highway Research, crawler excavators will be the fastest growing product of the near future, and its demand should grow to over 30,000 units in the next four to five years.Excon 2013 bears testimony to the fact that OEMs are gearing up for the anticipated demand for excavators. Some of the leading players either launched new models or showcased upgraded versions. Volvo CE launched two productive and powerful models in the D Series - EC220D and EC300D; JCB showcased its completely

JCB Excavator provides best-in-class productivity and fuel efficiency.

In the excavator segment, JCB offers an unmatched range starting from 8T operating weight (JS81) to 22T operating weight (JS 220LC), to serve the plant hirers, earthmoving and quarrying customer base. At Excon 2013, JCB introduced the JS30 mini excavator and JS360 LC which like all other JCB excavators, offers excellent fuel efficiency, says Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & CEO, JCB India. Excerpts from the interview.

BHL Continues to Rule the Roost

The world over, construction practices and methodologies determine the selection of the type of equipment, to a great extent. However, in India, backhoe loader (BHL) controls the lion's share of the total equipment sale; it is wheel loaders that dominate the Chinese CE market and crawler and mini excavators that control the European and American markets.

LeeBoy launches slew of new products

LeeBoy India Construction Equipment (LeeBoy India) recently unveiled a range of best-in-class crawler excavators, backhoe loaders and motor graders for the road construction and excavation segments of the industry.

Case shows its strength at bauma

Case Construction Equipment had centre stage at this year's bauma exhibition in Munich, showcasing its wide variety of equipment and demonstrating the range of machinery on offer to customers around the world.

On a recovery mode

The construction equipment industry is experiencing a slump due to the slowdown in the mining industry as well as delays in infrastructure projects and governmental clearances, shortage of funds, environmental concerns. EQUIPMENT INDIA interacts with some of the major players to get the pulse of the industry.

India is developing as an attractive manufacturing base for export of CE

In view of the infrastructure development needs in every sector and the government's massive and investment plans, Off-Highway Research forecasts the Indian construction equipment market will grow to over 100,000 units by 2017,

LeeBoy launches products

LeeBoy India Construction Equipment unveiled a range of best-in-class crawler excavators, backhoe loaders and motor graders for the road construction and excavation segments of the industry.

Hyundai's new excavators

Hyundai Construction Equipment has launched two new production-class crawler excavators, the R480LC-9A and R520LC-9A, featuring 108,420-pound and 114,820-pound operating weights, respectively.

Towards specialised equipment

The Indian market is slowly but steadily moving towards the usage of specialised equipment and attachments. This follows the global trend where specialised equipment is utilised for specialised jobs on tighter project execution timelines.

Earthmovers on buoyant swell

Earthmoving equipment currently constitutes nearly 73 per cent of total construction equipment sales, and happily, this structure of sales is expected to continue. The cumulative sales of backhoe loaders, crawler excavators and wheeled loaders have been growing at a CAGR of over 20 per cent for the last ten years.

The CE market is set to grow to over 100,000 units by 2016

The cumulative sales of backhoe loaders, crawler excavators and wheeled loaders have been growing at a CAGR of over 20 per cent for the last ten years and will continue to grow at an impressive rate.

Our focus on the best fuel efficiency and faster machines remains steadfast

We have always believed that high technology will ultimately become the top need for India, and therefore all the machines we manufacture in India or import and sell, adhere to standards by which Kobelco machines are made anywhere in the world,

Earthmoving Equipment

Owing to the overall slowdown in the Indian economy, the current fiscal year has been bit sluggish for the construction equipment industry. The industry will gain momentum if the government starts implementing the delayed projects and carries out active review and monitoring to ensure timely completion.

We are already in the process of ramping up our capacity to address increasing demand

Our strong distribution network is instrumental in providing round-the-clock after sales support. As a result, we are building a strong platform of satisfied customers who swear by Terex as their true and trustworthy partner, says Vijay Sharma, Executive Director, Terex Equipment India.

JCB Excavator at WWII Bomber Site

The first Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim JS360LR (long reach) crawler excavator produced by JCB has played a key role in the excavation of remains of a WWII Lancaster Bomber, which was shot down in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Doosan?s new breaker range

Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment has added two new models to the company's range of hydraulic breakers for use on Doosan wheeled and crawler excavators from 14 to 38 tonne. The new DXB130H and DXB190H hydraulic breakers offer superior power-to-weight ratios to provide very efficient reduction of rock, boulders, concrete and other demolition waste, as well as excellent excavation work. The DXB130H breaker has an operating weight of 1,090 kg and a blow energy of 2,700 J. The DXB190H bre

Fuel and Energy Efficient Machines

In an intensely competitive market, OEMs are no more just technology providers; rather, they are keen on providing total solutions specific to a project.

Who's afraid of China?

A few months ago, the talk of the town was the acquisition of Putzmeister by Sany Heavy Industry, a move that was made amidst much secrecy.

The Big Ones Get Better

Sales of crawler excavators, which grew until 2008, declined by 20 per cent in 2009 but recovered strongly to 11,453 units in 2010, a growth of 44 per cent.

Our backhoes are highly fuel-efficient, with the unique Smart UC Hydraulics

Terex Backhoes perform faster while digging and loading at lower operating costs, with durability through quality and tech?nology innovation.These products have been developed in India for the Indian market, says Vijay Sharma, Executive Director, Terex Equipment.

The SRK Factor

The largest Chinese-German transaction to date, the Sany-Putzmeister merger, is expected to throw up a new global leader for concrete pumps, thereby changing market trends. Over the past six months, strong rumours regarding Schwing Stetter were doing the rounds and then viola.


The sales forecast for backhoes by Off-Highway Research is pegged at a target of 36,000 units by 2015, up from 30,000 in 2011, whereas for the crawler excavator alone, the forecast is 35,000 units, up from the 2011 figure of 14,500.There is the school of thought that points to the visible drift from the backhoe market towards the wheel loaders market.

LeeBoy to introduce new equipment

LeeBoy India will introduce a slew of construction equipment in the Indian market as part of its horizon-1 offerings. These include, amo?ngst others, a 15-tonne motor grader, a 22-tonne crawler excavator, a backhoe loader and a range of asphalt and concrete batching plants.

It is not about classical sales and service, rather ours is a holistic engagement with the customer

LeeBoy India, headquartered in Bengaluru, is all set to manufacture and market a wide range of products in the construction equipment space, including motor graders, crawler excavators, backhoe loaders, concrete batching plants and asphalt pavers.

Construction Equipment Trends in India

Many companies are setting up manufacturing facilities in India, as the country is increasingly becoming a global manufacturing hub. A large and growing domestic market, lower manufacturing cost,

The EarthMaster

Equipped with superior technology coupled with unmatched fuel economy, superior style and operator comfort and RemotecareTM, the Mahindra EarthMaster is the ideal machine for all heavy duty applications like excavation, loading, grading, dozing and cutting.

Volvo is first OEM to announce the launch of telematics system

?The market volume for excavators is expected to be around 7,000 machines and this is expected to touch 15,000 in the next five years, says AM Muralidharan, Managing Director, Volvo India.

M&M Launches EarthMaster

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), India?s leading utility vehicle and tractor manufacturer, announced its entry into the construction equipment business with the launch of the Mahindra EarthMaster backhoe loader.

Road Equipment: Green Light for Road Equipment

With more than 60 per cent of the cargo movement being done by the road network, the focus will be on road infrastructure which in turn, will provide great impetus to the growth prospects of road construction equipment.