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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.

Unlocking the mining potential

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

Gates launches MXT with XtraTuff Plus Cover

Gates introduces MEGASys™ MXT™ with XtraTuff™ Plus cover (MXT-XTP), a universally applicable hydraulic hose, featuring Gates' patent-pending wire-braid technology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ICEMA inaugurates new office in New Delhi

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

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..

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.

bauma CONEXPO India Cancelled!

bauma CONEXPO India is a melting pot of knowledge, deals and networking. We explores what the cancellation of this year’s edition means for the industry.

Shriram Automall – the Power of Choice for Construction Equipment

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, is India’s first-ever service provider to offer a well-organised and transparent platform for the exchange of pre-owned vehicles and equipment.

Improving machine performance

Improving overall equipment effectiveness is always a challenge.

The versatile machine

Most skid steer loaders are designed to work in diverse climates of high ambient of 48 degree Celsius or severe cold and high altitude areas, no matter what climatic conditions.

Motor graders are now mandatory for construction of highways

The grader has a strong role in the pre-compaction stage and sub-base preparation with fine grading, spreading and levelling the ground. It uses a hydraulic blade to push large amounts of soil and can be adjusted with a simple lever by the operator.

How NIP has set the tracks for growth

Recently during an interaction with the Union Minister of Roads Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, the Minister reiterated that he was proud to have launched a CNG based equipment model of JCB.

L&T’s Hajela: Motor graders may grow at 15-20%

Speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India

New Avenues to Growth

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

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.

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.

Mining market scenario

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

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.

Ammann India becomes 100% subsidiary of Ammann Group Switzerland

Ammann Group Switzerland has announced that effective June 19, 2020, Ammann India has become a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of the Group.

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.

Energy efficiency will be the driving force in the future: Rajesh Premchandran

More than 95 per cent of ELGi’s portable air compressors are powering drilling operations. Rajesh Premchandran, Director – ISAAME (India, South Asia, Africa and Middle-East), Elgi Equipments, shares more.

Service Lifecycle Management Solution

The new solution establishes an end-to-end digital thread between equipment manufacturers and the owner/operators of that equipment by leveraging elements of the Xcelerator portfolio from Siemens Digital Industries Software and IBM Maximo®.

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.

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.

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).

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

Siemens, IBM deliver Service Lifecycle Management solution

Siemens and IBM announced the availability of a new solution designed to optimise the Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) of assets

Schwing Stetter India resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of the country?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers, has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19.

Schwing Stetter India resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of the country?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers, has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19.

Construction and infra activities will pick up and normalise in the next two months

Construction activities will normalise in the infrastructure sector in a couple of months with up to 80-90 per cent of operations, which is good enough to sustain in the present conditions.

Schwing Stetter India supports migrant workers amidst COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the migrant workers working in Tamil Nadu?s industrial facilities. As most factories are grinding to a halt, millions of such workers are left vulnerable.

Stepping up Skill Development

The Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council is partnering with the key stakeholders in the construction equipment industry and state governments to strengthen the skill development initiatives in the construction equipment sector.

Our products are intelligent and connected

With one of the six global innovation centres in India and the presence of modern manufacturing set ups here, Eaton is committed to the development of Indian market.

We are future emission ready with our products and equipped our network

Ashok Leyland is the market leader in agricultural harvester combine segment and has significant presence in industrial equipment market across applications.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

OTR Tyre Market Insights

The OTR tyre industry in India is anticipated to exhibit significant growth by 2025, if the government targets to complete all the planned projects within the desired time frame, writes Karan Chechi.

Donaldson introduces PowerCore Edge engine air cleaner

Donaldson Company has introduced PowerCore? Edge, a compact, high-efficiency engine air cleaner for use in heavy dust environments.

Engineering Growth

The growth prospects of off-highway diesel engines market is obvious in the coming years as the infrastructure equipment will play a major role in the infrastructure creation in the country.

Donaldson introduces PowerCore Edge engine air cleaner

Donaldson Company, Inc, a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration products and solutions, has introduced PowerCore? Edge, a compact, high-efficiency engine air cleaner for use in heavy dust environments.

An Uphill Task

Lack of availability of certified skilled equipment operators is a major issue faced by construction contractor in India.

We have completed training of 2,000 operators till last year

Schwing Stetter India started the training department in the second year of its operations in 2000.

We have pioneered the operator training programmes

JCB India through its 15 centres has already trained close to 30,000 operators, thereby creating employment and entrepreneurship amongst the youth.

Over 500 operators have received training in five years

Godrej has ambitious plans to expand its footprint in the training space by opening more training centres across India.

SAMIL Utsav attracts over 30,000 customers in 90 cities

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), backed by Shriram Group and MXC Solutions celebrated SAMIL Utsav on its ninth business anniversary by conducting over 90 physical bidding events in 90 tier I, II, and III cities in a single day across India.

Steering Growth

Growing urbanisation and mechanisation of manual jobs are driving the demand for compact equipment such as skid-steer loaders in India.

Digital Push in infra equipment

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

We are geared up to meet the growing demands

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

Schwing Stetter launches 22 products at Excon

Schwing Stetter India unveiled 22 new products at the Excon 2019 in Bengaluru. With this new product line up, Schwing Stetter India aims to position itself as one of the most prominent infrastructure equipment partner in the country and an active participant across all government projects to be announced.

TECH-MOVES

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

We shall display new generation railway hoses

Semperit is one of the oldest rubber companies in the world with a multi-product portfolio. With four large state-of-the-art manufacturing units with a single global quality approach, Semperit offers reliable product range.

We will be displaying 22 new products at Excon 2019

A pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation and recycling, Schwing Stetter has manufacturing units in 12 countries including Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Russia, Ostrava, UK, and India.

We are exhibiting our BS CEV IV range at Excon 2019

Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for marine and industrial applications.

Maximising bearing life in construction vehicles

New equipment and in-cab features are evolving to fit consumer preferences. The bearings used for these applications must also follow suit with higher performance capabilities and enhanced reliability.

Compliance Challenges

Embracing the next level emission regulations is expected to be tough for the engine and equipment OEMs considering technology upgradations and need for adequate skill development among the users.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

Flurry of road bids expected

According to the latest reports, India's GDP growth rate slipped to 4.5 per cent in the July-September quarter of this fiscal.

Mining Gains

The recent policy initiatives by the Central Government are expected to boost the mining activities in the country, providing new opportunities to private and global miners, and equipment and technology providers.

Schwing Stetter launches new concrete truck mixer range

Schwing Stetter India, one of the leading concreting equipment manufacturers in India, announced the launch of its new premium variant of concrete truck mixers ?Super? 7?, in association with Mahindra Powerol.

Raimondi Cranes to exhibit at JDL Expo 2019

GP Mat International, heavy lifting solution specialists based in Le Bignon, France, and Raimondi Cranes, Italian manufacturer of tower and luffing cranes for more than 150 years, announced joint participation in JDL Expo 2019

Filters for CE Applications

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

ICEMA and CERA discuss industry trends

A meeting between the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) and the Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) was held at Bengaluru to discuss the future industry trends.

First Liebherr mobile tower crane turns 70

The first Liebherr tower crane TK 10, built in 1949 turned 70 this year. Under the keyword ?mobile tower crane?, Hans Liebherr, the founder of the company successfully registered his invention with the German Patent Office, which issued the patent on August 19, 1949.

Loads of Opportunities

With the construction activity picking up and mining operations reviving in India, new opportunities are knocking at the doors of the wheel loader market.

CRUSHING BARRIERS

Fragmented aggregate mining, as well as issues related to regulations and liquidity, are threatening the growth of the crushing and screening equipment segment in India.

US Vice President visits Manitowoc facility

The United States Vice President Mike Pence addressed more than 1,000 Manitowoc employees at an event hosted by the company at its manufacturing facility in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania.

Greater Potential

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

Banking on Coal Mining

While coal mining and quarrying will drive the growth of mining equipment, other mining segments will see a relatively lower growth demand for mining equipment. Pavethra Ponniah, elaborates more on the market trend.

iQuippo organises Paison Ki Nilami

Commenting on this occasion, Anant Raj Kanoria, CEO, iQuippo, said, ?We have noticed that in the market customers always want to negotiate pricing and interest rates and we through our platform want to digitise and make this process transparent

Mobil Servsm - Cutting-edge Analysis

Precise analysis and informed recommendations are at the core of lubrication services, and Mobil's dedicated Field Engineering Services (FES) team brings its 40 years of expertise in oil analysis to give cutting-edge solutions to its customers across the world.

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

In-transit concrete mixer market

According to a new study, revenues from the concrete mixer market were in excess of 126,800 units in 2018, and are estimated to record a 4 per cent Y-o-Y growth in 2019.

Show of Innovations

With 614,000 sq m of space, about 3,700 exhibitors from 63 countries and more than 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, the largest bauma ever held was once again a bauma filled with records.

MCE industry looks for recovery post elections

Demand for mining and construction equipment post-elections will depend on the function of a stable government and continued focus on infrastructure investments.

Concrete Future

Requirement of concrete in construction is expected to increase in the future with a slew of projects in the pipeline in real estate and infrastructure projects.

Most of our attachments are purpose-built

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

Changing Face of CE Industry

Taking full advantage of the unprecedented connectivity, data analysis, and remote capabilities, construction equipment (CE) industry is poised to take great leaps in productivity and efficiency in the coming decade.

CE industry will continue to witness a healthy growth

The overall construction equipment (CE) industry had a good FY2018-19 for all class of equipment and has recorded the highest volumes ever.

Transforming Skill Landscape

Shortage of skilled operators has been a major challenge faced by the infrastructure and construction industry for the past many years.

11th Anniversary Issue of Equipment India released at bauma 2019

The 11th Anniversary Issue of Equipment India was released during the India Day event held at bauma 2019 in Munich

We are now prepared to meet the new norms

Mitsubishi manufactures diesel engines of up to 50 hp in India, and capitalised well in the tractor segment.

Liebherr announces Trimble Ready Factory Option for bulldozers

Trimble and Liebherr announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready? factory option for new Liebherr PR736 Generation 8 bulldozers.

ICRA predicts robust long-term outlook for mining construction equipment industry

The Indian mining and construction equipment (MCE) industry is likely to see a moderation in demand growth which is expected to fall to 4-6 per cent in the medium term, more particularly during CY2019.

The year of construction technology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 2, 2019 declared April 2019-March 2020 as the Construction-Technology year and stressed on the use of advanced technology to meet the increasing demand of affordable housing and provision of Housing for All by 2022.

Handling methods need to be upgraded at Indian ports

Kalmar has been pioneer in many path-breaking technologies in port handling solutions. Praveen Waychal, Director - Solution Sales, India Region, Cargotec India, elaborates on the Indian port scenario and the latest container handling solutions.

JLG receives digital development award

JLG Industries, Inc announced the receipt of the Digital Development Award from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Access International at the annual International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) conference.

Digital push in CE

With the growing need for real-time monitoring and control of equipment fleet and operations, use of digital technologies in construction equipment operation and maintenance is gaining more traction in the current scenario.

Our solutions help manufacturers in diverse areas

Kloudq Technologies offers a variety of innovative Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions, primarily for the construction equipment industry. Aditya Paranjpe, Head - IoT, shares more on the company's solutions and the technology trends in the market.

Digital technology for mobile equipment is in transition

B&R Industrial Automation offers high-performance and technologically advanced products and solutions to construction and off-highway equipment OEMs.

Digital revolution

Construction and infrastructure projects have been gaining speed these days with the government and agencies setting new standards for the execution of projects.

Yanmar to set up diesel engine facility in Chennai

Mahindra Industrial Park Chennai (MIPCL), a joint venture between Mahindra World City Developers and Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, announced the signing of Yanmar Group as its anchor customer at ORIGINS by Mahindra World City, North Chennai.

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.