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On the Move!

The market for mobile cranes is on the move driven by low-rise residential, commercial, and industrial building construction activity in urban areas.

Paving the way ahead

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

Gaining traction

Growing construction industry supported by global megatrend of urbanisation is expected to drive growth of the global aerial work platform market.

BRO Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry is CW Man of the Year - Public Sector

Lt Gen Chaudhry was awarded at the 19th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards.

Welspun, PSP, Ahluwalia bag honours as fastest construction companies in under ?2k cr

The companies were awarded at the 19th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Annual Awards.

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.

Ingersoll Rand helps set up an oxygen plant in Faridabad

As part of Ingersoll Rand India’s, a leader in mission-critical flow creation and industrial technologies, commitment to Haryana the company is helping set-up an oxygen generation plant in Faridabad. The plant will generate 200 LPM of oxygen per day to help the city in its fight against Covid-19.

Ingersoll Rand helps set up an oxygen plant in Faridabad

The plant will generate 200 LPM of oxygen per day to help the city in its fight against Covid-19.

Jindal Stainless facilitates supply of 150 ventilators for Covid relief

So far, Jindal Stainless has supplied nearly 5400 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to various hospitals and oxygen filling centres. Through its units in Hisar and Jajpur, the Company is supplying over 50 tonnes of Oxygen per day to 50+ medical facilities in Haryana, Delhi-NCR, and Odisha.

Tata Motors bags order of 115 ambulances from Gujarat govt

Tata Motors won the bid for the order under the Government e-Marketplace, and the vehicles are designed for patient transport as per AIS 125 Part 1. Tata Motors will phase-wise supply the remaining 90 ambulance shells, as per the contract.

We have pioneered integration of digital tech in our machines

As the Indian market matures, global best practices are making their way into the Indian material handling industry. There is an increased focus on safety and productivity on work sites which presents us with the opportunity of introducing products with the latest and state-of-the-art technology in India.

How equipment makers are helping India fight Covid

More than a year into the epidemic and still there is no end in sight. Here’s a look at how construction equipment companies are stepping up to shoulder the challenges that Covid-19 has unleashed.

BEML starts manufacturing oxygen generating units

In the wake of this 2ndwave of Covid pandemic and to mitigate the oxygen shortages in the country for Covid patients, BEML has successfully started manufacturing960 LPM Medical Oxygen Plants at its KGF complex in record time under a ToT agreement with M/s.Defence Bio-Engineering & Electro Medical Laboratory, Bengaluru under DRDO.

Atlas Copco pledges Rs 4 crore to combat Covid-19

Atlas Copco has made a commitment to contribute INR 4 crores to combat the COVID-19 crisis. As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, the company has donated 50 ventilators to Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and 100 oxygen concentrators to district government hospitals in Maharashtra.

Vedanta BALCO’s 100-bedded Covid field hospital operationalised

The 100-bedded state-of-the-art hospital shall provide critical care support to COVID patients, aiding state government’s efforts

Escorts Ltd. announces Covid-relief measures for its customers

In order to support the farming community amidst the second wave of Covid-19, Escorts Limited, India’s leading engineering conglomerate, announced Covid-19 relief measures for its customers across India which include Covid support to cover expenses in case of hospitalisation and home treatment expenses.

Volvo & BBMP set up a 100-bed Covid care centre in Bengaluru

The facility will commence operations in two phases. The phase I (comprising 40 beds) fully sponsored by Volvo Group and supported by another Swedish major IKEA India, was inaugurated recently, by the Honourable Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa

CNH Industrial (India) continues proactive measures to combat Covid-19 related matters

A task force has been set up to help employees and their families

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.

L&T working on war footing to build medical-grade oxygen units

Oxygen units to be functional immediately, working on plug-&-play principle

Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

L&T working on war footing to build medical-grade oxygen generation units

Oxygen units to be functional immediately, working on plug-&-play principle

7500+ people vaccinated by Vedanta at its plants in Odisha and Chhattisgarh

edanta Aluminium & Power Business, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added aluminium products, has accelerated the COVID vaccination initiative and vaccinated over 7500 of its people across its plants.

Jindal Stainless to airlift liquid medical oxygen from Odisha unit

The first batch of 14.79 MT of LMO will be dispatched tonight from the Odisha facility. The allocation of the LMO will be according to the demand from various hospitals.

AM/NS sets up 1000-bed COVID hospital in Hazira

This dedicated 250-bed COVID care hospital near the AM/NS India Hazira manufacturing plant will admit only patients who need oxygen. AM/NS India will ensure speedy transfer of patients via ambulances to nearby hospitals in case they require more intensive medical intervention.

Jindal Stainless begins dispatch of liquid medical oxygen from Jajpur facility

Over 40 MT of LMO is being dispatched on a daily basis to meet the increasing demand LMO in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and other states as required. To date, ~128 MT of LMO has already been dispatched for various medical facilities.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

Jindal Stainless to bear COVID-19 vaccination cost for all employees

Jindal Stainless, India’s largest stainless steel manufacturer, today announced that the Company will bear the total cost of both the mandated COVID-19 vaccination shots for its entire workforce to ensure their safety and well-being.

Tata Motors introduces the Magic Express Ambulance

The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health related services, which assumes significance especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

As part of the drive, Eicher organised 400 activities across 19 states, spread in 46 cities, to raise awareness level on road safety among different stakeholders, covering 27,000+ people including students.

Jindal Stainless to bear COVID-19 vaccination cost for all employees

Under this initiative over 35,000 employees, contractual workers, retainers, and their immediate family members will be benefitted across the country.

Innovation has been cornerstone of JCB’s operations

In our exclusive, Deepak Shetty, Deputy CEO & Managing Director, JCB India Limited, tells us how the construction equipment industry in general and JCB in particular have been emerging through the year of the pandemic.

2021 will be a year of challenges and consolidations

Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India shares his thoughts on the AWP market outlook and the company’s activities.

AWPs for safe and reliable operations

The post-pandemic conditions demand for safer and secure means of operations where AWPs will play a major role and will gain prominence in future.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

Sany supports fight against COVID-19

Supporting the Government of Maharashtra in its fight against the Covid, Sany donated one lakh N95 masks and five lakh three-ply masks to Government of Maharashtra through MIDC.

Genie produces protective gear for Seattle-area hospital

As communities, states, and countries around the globe continue to address the health crisis created by COVID-19, personal protection equipment (PPE) for medical personnel and first responders remains in high demand.

Zoomlion delivers best operating performance in 2019

Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co (Zoomlion) has reported a 116.42 per cent increase in profit of RMB 4.371 billion ($616.18 million) for the year ending December 31, 2019, according to its annual report released on March 30, 2020.

Eicher Group pledges support to fight COVID 19 pandemic

Eicher Group has pledged its commitment and contribution towards aid for the unprecedented crisis caused due to the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak in India.

SDLG excavators support Wuhan's hospital build

Four SDLG excavators - three E660FL and an E6500F - helped expedite construction of two hospitals in Wuhan, China, as part of the government's effort to treat patients with coronavirus infections and ease the shortage of hospital beds.

Kerala mulls Rs 200 bn infra spending

According to reports, Kerala's off-budget funding agency KIIFB has set a target of achieving Rs 200-billion infrastructure spending by the end of the next financial year.

Accessing New Heights

The use of aerial work platforms in India is still to gather momentum, in spite of the growing construction and urban infrastructure development. Increased awareness on safety among the end-users and a growing rental market are expected to drive the market in future.

SDLG excavators support Wuhan?s hospital build

Four SDLG excavators ? three E660FL and an E6500F ? helped expedite construction of two hospitals in Wuhan, China, as part of the government?s effort to treat patients with coronavirus infections and ease the shortage of hospital beds.

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.

Swachh Bharat a game-changer for cleaning equipment sector

The Central Government's drive for a cleaner India has reportedly given a big boost to firms in the hygiene and cleaning equipment space as Fonzo Equipment has reported rapid sales growth within two years of launch.

Steps to Safety

Being the safest means of working at heights, Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) are naturally the option to work at height safely. However, use of AWPs in India is still limited and is picking up slowly.

New generation elevating platform

Haulotte has launched the new generation electric rough-terrain mobile elevating platform, PULSEO having multitude of user opportunities.

Perkins launches electronic diesel engine

Perkins announced the launch of the first electronically controlled, highly sophisticated engine, utilising the technology specifically designed for the 4000 Series range.

Vertical Growth

Tower crane market is now on revival path, which was going through a lull period till recently. Going forward, a steady growth of real estate market could see a further momentum in tower cranes.

Perkins launches electronic diesel engine

Perkins announced the launch of the first electronically controlled, highly sophisticated engine, utilising the technology specifically designed for the 4000 Series range.

Anarock Retail launched to tap into India?s $700 bn retail market

Among India's leading independent real estate services firm Anarock Property Consultants has announced the official launch of Anarock Retail, a new firm dedicated to tapping into India?s $700 billion retail market via its expert retail consultancy services.

Cooper Corp to produce ARAI approved gas gensets

Cooper Corporation is amongst the first in the industry to get approval from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to develop a series of gas generator sets (gensets) ranging from 10 KVA to 25 KVA. These are certified to be compliant with the new mass emission norms being administered by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in India.

AWPs: Safe working at heights

There is always risk involved in working at heights. Introduction of aerial work platforms has made it easy for workers perform well without any risk of falling, leading to timely completion of the work with higher productivity.

Gearing up for the next level

Says Mathur, ?It is the government agencies who are asking for the implementation of Euro-V and VI (norms).

Fire detection and safety

Fire detection and safety industry has a critical role to play in any industrial, public, commercial, residential set up. Rohit Harjani elaborates on the tips to ensure fire detection and safety in India

HHP GREEN Gensets for Indian Market

Kirloskar Oil Engine (KOEL) announced the launch of their new high horse power gensets in Mumbai. Having started their high horse power gensets journey in 1998, KOEL has successfully completed 30,000 installations in the country while overall installations crossing 1 million DG sets in the country.

Our vision is to have about 75 plants in India in the next 4-5 years

Elematic is already a world leader in precast technology. We also have the majority share in the Indian market with 20 plants supplied and installed all over India.

A world of sustainable progress and enduring results is our vision

Stationary air compressors have been major revenue contributors constituting a good percentage of the total market revenue in compressor market. Industries like textile, pharma, automotive and general engineering have wide-scale applications of these compressors.

?Zero-Incident? Construction Sites

The Indian Construction Equipment (CE) industry is going through a growth phase. It is evolving faster compared to a decade ago. With the new government approach being high on governance, their initiatives have opened doors to new and multiple infrastructure projects.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

High Expectations

With growing safety awareness, the Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), one of the best solutions to keep people safe, while working at heights, is poised for exponential growth in the near future.

Accessing Heights, Safely

As the access equipment industry matures in India and users become more aware on the advantages of using such equipment over conventional practices of working at heights, the rental sector in India is poised for a very bright and promising future.

We will be launching the largest telehandler in 5T class at bC India.?

We consider next five years as very important growth period of access equipment business in India and we are preparing ourselves towards this goal, says Subhamoy Ghosh, President, Mtandt Group. Excerpts from the interview

Our efforts are to provide the best product and after-sales support.

In developed countries, there are legislations in place which ensure AWPs are used for working at heights. We strongly believe that such legislations should come in India too, says Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India. Excerpts from the interview

Potain MCi 48 C at Mangalore Site

India?s first Potain MCi 48 C is working for Divakar Construction at a construction site in Mangalore. Divakar Construction & Builders has taken delivery of India?s first Potain MCi 48 C tower crane. The 2.5 t crane, which is aimed at mid-level construction job sites, is already at work, building a convention centre at a renowned hospital in the heart of Mangalore.

High Tech Generators

Powering construction sites, hospitals, shopping centres and homes, generators currently fill the gaps and stand in during the frequent power outages that the Indian national grid can't contain. With such poor reliability, generators are an essential source of power for the Indian community. Douwe Hilarius throws some light on the matter.

Jaipur to have two high-level bridges to cut congestion

To reduce congestion and provide better connectivity, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has expedited the process to start the construction work of two high-level bridges in the city. These high-level bridges will be constructed between Gopalpura to Mansarovar and Swej Farm to Sodala. A senior official said that the demarcation work near Swej Farm has been started by the authority at zone level, while, a consultant has been appointed to prepare the design for Gopalpura.

Higher, cleaner and safer

The access equipment industry in India is in a nascent stage but once the awareness about the utility and application of this versatile product line spreads, and once we have legislation in place for the use of such equipment for any work done at a height, the future looks quite bright. EQUIPMENT INDIA finds out the details from the major players in the industry.

Godrej makes aggressive entry into access equipment

Godrej aims to develop access equipment as a major line of business and consolidate its presence in this space by offering new alternatives and forging strategic tie-ups to achieve the required scale, says Cavas Dumasia, Vice President - Marketing & Sales, Godrej Material Handling. Godrej Material Handling is present in the access equipment space with a wide array of products like scissor lifts, articulated boom lifts and mast lifts.

Kelley HVLS Fans

Kelley? energy-saving HVLS fans help regulate facility temperature, improve productivity and reduce energy costs. Innovation, superior engineering, qua?lity and durability: these have been part of Kelley?s extensive history since 1953,

P&H Joy to set up mfg unit

P&H Joy Mining Equipment India (P&H Joy), a fully owned subsidiary of the US-based Joy Global Inc, announced that it would set up its manufacturing unit in Changi?s proposed airport city at Andal in Bardhaman district making an initial investment of $25 million (Rs 133 crore).

Liebherrr at Ahmedabad Site

Ahmedabad-based contractor PSP Projects is using a Liebherr 71 EC-B 5 FR.tronic Flat-Top crane to build a 19-storey private hospital in Gujarat. Indian contractor PSP Projects has purchased a Liebherr 71 EC-B 5 FR.tronic flat-top crane for use in constructing a 19-storey private hospital in Ahmedabad,

Konecranes Acquires WMI Cranes

Konecranes Plc, Finland, has acquired a 100 per cent stake in WMI Cranes, India. Post acquisition, the company has been renamed as WMI Konecranes India.

Gensets: Driven by Demand

Increased activities in infrastructure development coupled with the demand-supply imbalance in power have pushed the demand for gensets. In this era of increased activities, emission is a major factor to confront with.

Service is the key differentiator; for us, therefore it is a major focus area

It is up to the industry to take up the opportunity of the growth, build capacity across the value chain and then scale up, says Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & CEO, JCB India, while sharing his views on the construction equipment industry.

Pricing becomes illogical because of the competition

?The increase in off-take has been met without much trouble. As such, there is no demand-supply gap and the market has been growing,? says Sumit Mukerjee, Vice-President, Magma Fincorp, while sharing his views with Equipment India.