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Up-grading roads!

The road construction industry in India is undergoing a paradigm shift. Robust demand, higher investment and significant policy support in the road construction industry are driving the demand for motor graders in India.

What’s driving the demand?

Increasing demand for novel construction equipment is expected to drive the global undercarriage components market in the upcoming years.

Perkins appoints Abhinav Gupta as general sales manager for South Asia

In this role, Abhinav will be responsible for Perkins brand engine sales to distributors and equipment manufacturers in India and across the South Asia region.

The simulation factory answers heavy equipment variability

As heavy equipment engineers face countless obstacles due to the many different machine usages and configurations, Simcenter System Analyst software allows manufacturers to leverage the value of existing models by providing an easy-to-use, deskilled simulation platform for performing trade-off and optimisation studies.

Schwing Stetter launches XCMG hydraulic excavator and wheel loader range

Aims to reach the biggest market for quarry machines in Tamil Nadu

Reducing inventory of lubricants

To consolidate and organise the inventory, the first and foremost step is to conduct a lube or lubricant survey.

The Concrete Advantage!

The concrete equipment market is expected to rise on account of anticipated growth in the construction industry, increasing FDIs, and the rising number of smart city projects in the country.

High Productivity, Solid Savings with Tata SIGNA 2825.K REPTO RMC

In many small and compact mobile applications, the requirements for control tasks are increasing.

Volvo CE India showcases biodiesel blends for CE range

Volvo CE India has announced that its customers across the country will have access to select biodiesel blends to run their Volvo machines.

Succeeding With Standardisation

Troy Geisler of Talbert Manufacturing gives key considerations to optimise trailer fleets.

Succeeding with Standardisation

Troy Geisler of Talbert Manufacturing gives key considerations to optimise trailer fleets

Schwing Stetter unveils premium mini excavators in Kerala

All the models are embedded with the latest technology. Some of the other amenities that the machines have are boom deflection, Zero tail, modern canopy and AC cabin, for fatigue free operation of the operator, as well as built in Self Diagnostic modules for easy service and maintenance.

CE export witnesses 60% growth in FY22

According to the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) the export of construction equipment has increased by 60 per cent in FY22 with earth-moving equipment witnessing 69 per cent growth in the last fiscal year.

Succeeding With Standardisation

Troy Geisler of Talbert Manufacturing gives key considerations to optimise trailer fleets.

What’s Ahead in CE Manufacturing Sector

The article is authored by Himanshu Sharma, Head – Marketing & Corporate Communication, B&R Industrial Automation.

Chasing Growth!

Despite rising input costs and transition to CEV stage-IV engines, the CE market is expecting a growth of over 11 per cent in 2022-23.

Bringing biodiesel on the market

Fuel costs and India’s reliance on foreign fuel sources are a constant concern for many construction owners whose businesses are heavily dependent on machinery that requires diesel. Many alternate energy sources have been discussed, researched, and used in the past but, for equipment, the primary form of alternate fuel has become biodiesel.

Maximizing Articulating Joint Life in Compactors

A compactor’s ability to reduce air pockets and increase load-bearing capacity make it vital for construction and roadwork.

What’s Your C-sat Score?

C-SAT is a commonly used metric that acts as a key performance indicator for customer service and product quality in all kinds of businesses. C-SAT is short for customer satisfaction score.

Connectivity is key between automation and electromobility

The world is entering an age of robotics. Industrial robots have worked in the manufacturing sector for decades. Construction could be the next industry to undergo an automation transformation.

Electrification of CE is at a nascent stage

With the increasing climate change problem, our customers and construction equipment industries have become more environmentally conscious.

Use of advanced automation is transforming infra development

Today, automation vendors and OEMs are shifting their focus significantly according to the needs of their customers, i.e., end-users. This results in a wide-ranging transformation of products, solutions, and business models

Semiconductor shortage to hamper ce industry

Global semiconductor shortages may curtail new equipment production,resulting in higher used equipment prices.

Towering Ahead!

The rapid expansion of the real-estate sector and the emergence of high-end infrastructure projects are driving the demand for tower cranes.

M Vijay Kumar appointed CEO of Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council

M Vijay Kumar takes over as Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) CEO from February 2022. He comes with over 35 years of experience in the construction equipment Industry.

Construction, industrial equipment makers to shift to electric

The construction and industrial equipment industry plans to shift to electric. Top businesses like JCB, Volvo CE and Schwing Stetter are either working on electric versions or conducting feasibility studies for launching e-appliances in India.

Paving the way ahead

While recent times may have been tough on construction equipment manufacturers, the compactor market is still brimming with optimism.

Bio Diesel Summit

Hosted by ICEMA, the Bio Diesel Summit, which was held virtually on January 24-25, 2022, stressed on substituting diesel with alternative fuels.

Tata SIGNA 2825.K REPTO RMC: High productivity, solid savings!

The Signa 2825.K REPTO RMC, with its 8-m3 fully built drum configuration, ensures high productivity with lower operating costs.

Opportunities galore

The construction industry across the globe is anticipated to present significant opportunities for construction equipment.

Criticality of component supplies!

During one of my discussions with a friend who is CEO of one of the engineering and equipment firms in India, I vividly recall the distress expressed over the shortage of good quality component supplies, and its cascading effect on the entire supply chain and customer deliverables.

Construction, industrial equipment makers to shift to electric

The construction and industrial equipment industry plans to shift to electric. Top businesses like JCB, Volvo CE and Schwing Stetter are either working on electric versions or conducting feasibility studies for launching e-appliances in India.

M Vijay Kumar appointed CEO of Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council

M Vijay Kumar comes with over 35 years’ experience in the construction equipment industry.

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.

OTR tyre market has bright prospect

India OTR tyre market stood at 11.2 million units in 2021 and forecasted to reach 15 million units by 2023. The market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 9.05 per cent in volume terms.

BSIV emission norms for construction and agricultural equipment

In this article, Praveen Waychal brings the insight on the climate change, its impact on India and efforts towards greener technologies.

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.

Concrete proof

Growth is round the corner for concrete equipment as market is projected to cross $1,300 million by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of 13 per cent because of anticipated growth in the 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.

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.

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.