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Upcoming infrastructure projects in metro rail, bridges, railway and irrigation are going to drive the demand for foundation equipment in the coming years, writes Karan Chechi.

We expect a growth of 15-20 per cent after the market opens up

The foundation equipment market is driven by vibratory hammers and RCDs besides piling rigs. Surajit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Suretech Infrastructure, shares more on the market trends.

We will be introducing more models in near future

The market size of the foundation equipment is estimated to see a drop this year. However, from the second half of 2021 till next 3-4 years, it is likely to grow substantially.

Covid-19 Challenges Revival

The lockdown in the country has entered its third stage on May 4, 2020 in view of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continuing its grip on the country even after the six-week lockdown in two stages.

New Side Gripper guarantees higher reliability

Dieseko Group BV, the global market leader of innovative foundation equipment and within their product range, both PVE and ICE vibratory hammer, has recently launched a revolutionary new side gripper

There is Tremendous growth opportunity in infra expansion

With the Indian infrastructure players fully appreciating the importance of foundation equipment only in the past few years, Casagrande is keen to partner with them to enhance efficiencies and productivity.

On Strong Foundation

Foundation equipment segment is back on action with a lot of equipment busy at various project sites across the country. The trend is expected to continue for the next few years.

Getting back on track

The verdict is out! GDP growth at 7.7 per cent is the highest in nine quarters. Construction growth at 11.5 per cent, manufacturing at 9 per cent apart from agriculture have been positive contributors.

Productivity and cost are key in equipment selection

We are involved in almost all types of construction projects, both in India and abroad. We are the pioneers in pile foundation works in India and execute various kinds of piling works like cast-in-situ driven piles, precast driven piles, jointed precast piles, precast pre-bored piles, bored piles, steel piles, composite piles, marine piles etc.

Productivity Parameters

Employing the right equipment for the right application is important in its productive utilisation in a project. So, it is imperative to follow the productivity parameters while selecting an equipment.

Liebherr to present its vast product range at Conexpo Con/Agg 2017

During Conexpo Con/Agg 2017, Liebherr will present an extensive selection of its product range. More than 25 pieces of Liebherr equipment will be presented at Conexpo Con/Agg.

Yuan Devaluation Spells Gloom

The recent devaluation of Chinese Yuan by 4 per cent has triggered a global crash of stock markets. Indian BSE index has dropped by over 16000 points and there is more to come.

Laying Strong Foundation

India?s drive for infrastructure development has already commenced resulting in increased usage of foundation equipment. Their demand is expected to grow further in the coming years.

Budget boost!

Infrastructure has received a booster shot of Rs 70,000 crore and another Rs 24,000 crore of increased outlays on roads and railways. This would take the existing spend on infrastructure for 2015-16 from Rs 2,10,000 to Rs 3,04,000 crore plus the funds created as an outcome of the seed money invested in National Investment & Infrastructure Fund which in turn will find its way into infrastructure funding companies like IRFC & NHB where they will evolve with a factor of ten.

MAIT to showcase new equipment

MAIT India Foundation Equipment will showcase some of its new equipment and innovative technologies that are developed by its parent company at the forthcoming bC India 2014, to be held at Greater Noida near Delhi on 15-18 December 2014.

The Show is ON

The market sentiments are right; the government is taking right decisions for growth and development; and the construction equipment sector is sure to face a turnaround.

MAIT has developed a special piling rig for railway jobs

The project awarding agencies must come out with a mechanism to ensure that timely payment is made right upto the bottom of the supply chain, ie, to piling contractor as well as hirer.

Piling Deep for Solid Growth

In a highly competitive market space hitherto rigged with challenge, the piling industry has responded positively by developing and launching advanced rigs. The piling technology with latest monitoring features could help increase productivity and reduce overall cost of a project.

Liebherr LRB 155 Breaking Ground in India

Liebherr piling and drilling rig LRB 155 is helping Menard Asia in India for a design and build ground improvement project from Hindalco's Muri aluminium plant in Jharkhand. Menard, a global design and build ground improvement company having presence across the globe has bagged under the umbrella of Menard Asia in India .

The crack of dawn

The recent decision of the Supreme Court lifting the ban on iron ore mining in Goa has implications beyond this state as the mining sector's woes have added to the economic slowdown along with low growth in manufacturing. Over the past two years, due to the ban on iron ore mining in Goa, Karnataka and Odisha, the iron ore export fell by 85 per cent or 100 MT and as a result, India, once the world?s third-largest exporter, turned a net importer of the commodity in recent times. The closure of iro

We are focusing more on ongoing jobs for which funding is available

MAIT operates directly with customers and we already have our own offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. Being a market leader, we are in a happy position where people know our equipment and have been using them for the last 15 years,

A harmonious manager

Nitin Jajal is a seasoned professional with over 23 years of experience in marketing and sales, business development, international sales and marketing

In search of a strong foundation

Absence of big ticket projects such as greenfield power and steel plant projects, crashed out rental rates and surplus of idling equipment, and the cash flow crisis - the overall scenario of the foundation equipment market from the micro point of view seems to be grim, even though from the macro point of view few metro projects seem to have given a bit of relief to the industry.

We have taken up the dealership of Beretta micro piling and anchoring drilling rigs

There is an overall economic slowdown in the market. However, we are confident that once the market conditions improve, there will be a tremendous demand again for foundation equipment as this is the equipment which is required for all major projects involving foundation work, says Surajit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Suretech. Excerpts from the interview.

The Liebherr foundation equipment performs excellently

The Liebherr foundation equipment is known for their robust steel structure which delivers unmatched strength and quality. Features like PDE, PDR and LiDAT gives us an edge over the competition, says Ghananeel Molankar, Sales Manager, Liebherr India.

Improving Cost-efficiency

Improvements in cost-efficiency, noise control, environmental design and ergonomics - the construction industry is facing such demands on many fronts. The good news is that not only the OEMs.

Our machines come with various features which help enable human safety

The machines which are produced and sold here in India from Europe conform to Tier 4 norms. Also, some of the techniques we use in our foundation technology are non-polluting.

bC India holds promise for Bauer

The four main targets for Bauer Maschinen and their Indian affiliate, Bauer Equipment India, were discussion forum and meeting place, presentation of drilling rigs, presentation of drilling tools, and presentation of service and training aspects.

Bauer is committed towards producing safe, highly productive and fuel....

Re-affirming our commitment to and our conviction about the Indian market, we have also extended our Valueline range with new products, the BG 26 and BG30 rigs for bigger diameter and deeper piles with Kelly drilling, says Jagpal Singh, Managing Director, Bauer Equipment India. Excerpts from the interview.

Boost your efficiency with Bauer Training

BAUER has set up the BAUER Training Center GmbH (BTC) as a subsidiary of the mother company BAUER AG. The company has been established as "Your partner for customer and business partner trainings". A lot of modern foundation equipment is flowing into the booming construction market in India.

There are specific areas where codes have to be....

CFA and other advanced trends like micro piling are slowly being accepted, says Surajit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Suretech. Excerpts from the interview.

Liebherr is open to feasible customised solutions...

When it comes to equipment selection, fuel and energy efficient parameters are con?si?dered to be the two major parameters that constitute the operating cost of a machine,

Bauer is committed to fuel-efficient and environment....

Bauer is globally known for its advanced and innovative solutions in foundation industry. So, our key strength is our technology, continuous research and development for new, more efficient equipment and their applications,

Waiting for the Rejig

The foundation has always been the starting point and the most important part of any project. The foundation industry in India though, is still struggling from lack of attention and want of new projects.

A dynamic approach

A veteran of 21 years in the ground equipment industry, Sanjoy Chakrabarty, the co-Founder and Managing Director of Soilmec India, is responsible for all strategic and marketing decisions in addition to overseeing the financial activities of the

Bauer In-house Exhibition 2012

Bauer Maschinen GmbH welcomes the world of special foundation construction in Germany. Bauer Maschinen welcomed over 2,000 guests from all over the world to the traditional In-House Exhibition.

The REL-Wiggert design is an operator-friendly batching system

The REL batching plants, manufactured in technical collaboration with Wiggert Gmbh, Germany, have safety features superior to any other manufacturer in the country, which includes safety fencing, mechanical interlocking systems,

Soilmec gets ISO certification

The ISO certification serves as a source of reference for quality policies and procedures set out by Soilmec India in its aim to achieve and maintain the quality of its products and services.

We are prepared to meet all demands at competitive prices

All our equipment are manufactured using the latest technology engines with Tier-3 and 4 emission norms. But the increasing cost for input materials is a big challenge, says Tejdeep Singh Sehmbey, Managing Director, Rotary Construction Machinery India.

Soilmec hopes to achieve a turnover of Rs 150 crore this fiscal

Soilmec India, a full spectrum provider for foundation equipments for the ground engineering industry with a service portfolio that includes an integra?tion of design, manufacture and distribution processes.

Soilmec introduces CFA tech

Considered to be amongst the fastest growing destinations for infrastructural development, the Indian infrastructure sector makes yet another giant leap as Soilmec India, a full spectrum provider of foundation equipment for the ground engineering industry, introduces its internationally acclaimed CFA (Continuous Flight Auger) technology for the first time in India.

We keep an accident-and-incident register at every site and office

There is quite some good improvement in the in-built safety features in the machines, but it still needs work, says SM Roy, Chief Executive Officer, Lanco Infratech.

Bauer's Integral Services

Bauer Equipment India offers its customers not only special foundation equipment but also solutions for their special foundation and construction projects.

Suretech represents all major foundation equipment manufacturers

The success of Suretech as the leading foundation equipment dealer is because of our focus in offering efficient and prompt after sales service, says Surajit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Suretech Infrastructure.

Upgrade codes and specs

A shift towards better, advanced and environment-friendly industry practices depends not only on the exposure to such technology but also on how fast we can imbibe and adopt the same, and how fast we can upgrade the existing codes and specs that will help raise the bar of quality and content.

We are launching the XP series piling and crawler drilling rigs

Casagrande offers Indian contractors custom-made solutions to suit the demands for all kinds of geotechnical engineering, piling rigs, diaphragm wall equipment, hydromills, CSM, displacement piles, CFA technology, anchor drilling, micro drilling and jet grouting rigs, says Giuliano Feruglio, Commercial Director, Casagrande SpA.

Liebherr is moving towards fuel-efficient technology products

Liebherr offers a wide range of deep foundation machinery: rotary drilling rigs (LB), piling and drilling rigs (LRB), piling rigs with fixed and swinging leader (LRH), and duty cycle crawler cra?nes (HS).

The rigs we supply are examples of utmost technological innovation

Our target is to supply 135 units this year (Jan to Dec) and we expect to grow by 20 per cent for the next five years, says DV Brahme, Regional Manager, Mait India Foundation Equipment.

Gmmco ties up with Junttan

Gmmco has recently tied up with Junttan OY, pioneers in the hydraulic piling technology. Junttan hydraulic piling hammers and other foundation equipment are complementary products to Gmmco?s existing marketing programme.

It is essential that we have more constructive codes and specs

All Soilmec rigs and equipment are fitted with the latest inbuilt features, such as maintenance alert, warning systems, work mode selection, electronic controllers, monitor display, amongst other standard safety features, says Sanjoy Chakrabarty, MD, Soilmec India.

On A Solid Foundation

The market for foundation equipment appears to be quite buoyant with increased demand in the infrastructure segment, particularly in the power, steel, ports and transportation sectors.

REL to the Rescue

REL THP 45, the latest in ?S' valve technology concrete pump, achieved a singlepour vertical pumping to a record height of 91 m along with a total of 65 m horizontal at the Sobha City project in Thrissur, Kerala.

Liebherr is committed to strengthening its presence in India

?Liebherr is investing in production facilities in all BRIC nations, permanently extending its sales and service network and investing in especially adapted products for these markets,? says Ajay Kumar Somani, Representative Director & Head - Mobile Crane Division, Liebherr India.

Bauer range at Conexpo

The Bauer Maschinen Group will exhibit a broad spectrum of its specialist foundation equipment, showcasing new and innovative ideas for Conexpo.