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2030 Goal: 250,000 Excavators!

India aims to increase its annual production from approximately 85,000 units to 250,000 units by 2030, driven by infrastructure investments in roads, railways, and mining

Hyundai holds a No. 2 position in excavator attachments in India.

Joydeep Baksi, National Sales Head (Sales & Marketing), Hyundai Construction Equipment India, speaks on the current market size of hydraulic excavators in India, and how has it evolved over the past few years.

Pushing new boundaries

As the market for excavators experiences increased demand, OEMs are innovating by introducing new features aimed at enhancing both the efficiency and productivity of these machines.

Caterpillar: In step with India’s progress since 1930

Caterpillar has actively participated in diverse infrastructure and construction projects in India, bolstering the country’s development in infrastructure, mining, and energy sectors.

Modern Demolition

Increased efficiency, increased safety and reduced need for skilled labour are among the many factors that drive the development of autonomous construction equipment.

Caterpillar showcases new excavators at customer event

The recently launched Cat 350 excavator along with the 374 and 395 excavators were displayed at the event.

Caterpillar displays latest range of hydraulic excavators at its customer meeting

Cat® dealer, Gmmco, organised a one-day customer meeting at GMR Arena in Hyderabad, on 8 May 2023, to showcase the latest range of next-gen cat large hydraulic excavators.

SANY, National Academy of Construction tie-up to empower youth

The company through this association highlights its responsibility and enthusiasm toward enduring excellence in collaboration with NAC-AP.

SANY, National Academy of Construction tie-up to empower youth

SANY India marks stronger contribution to Indian government skilling India vision.

Artificial Intelligence driving sustainability

Adaptation and innovation are extremely important to the manufacturing industry. This development should lead to sustainable manufacturing using new technologies.

Caterpillar’s digital-enabled solutions

Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, showcased its world-class products equipped with advanced technology and digital-enabled service solutions at bauma CONEXPO INDIA.

Komatsu and L&T showcase hybrid excavator

Komatsu India, the 100 per cent subsidiary of the global construction and mining giant Komatsu and Larsen & Toubro, India’s largest engineering company, put together an impressive display at bauma CONEXPO India 2023.

Towards a Sustainable Future

Tata Hitachi has made significant investments in its plants at Dharwad and Kharagpur towards renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, and reusing ETP water for irrigation

Tata Hitachi displays powerful hydraulic excavators at STONA 2023

The ZX 370LCH displayed comes with a new improved ultra-HD undercarriage and block handling bucket.

Caterpillar’s digital-enabled solutions at bauma

Caterpillar exhibit featured a technology ecosystem to help customers get the most from their machines.

Komatsu and L&T showcase hybrid excavator at bauma

The excavator can help save at least 20% more energy and helps reduce carbon emissions.

Bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2023 - Highlights

The trade fair for construction equipment industry garners excitement!

Komatsu India committed to a future of sustainable growth

Komatsu is targeting to be carbon-neutral by 2050

Tata Hitachi launches NX30, the next-gen mini excavator

Tata Hitachi launched the all-new 3-tonne mini excavator, NX30.

Caterpillar launches more powerful excavator

Equipped with a more powerful engine, wider track and 7.5-tonne counterweight, Caterpillar says its new 340 hydraulic excavator delivers more power, stability and productivity for earthmoving operations.

Coal continues to be the major demand driver in mining

Arvind K Garg, Senior Vice President and Head, L&T Construction and Mining Machinery, speaks on the construction and mining equipment market in India.

Tata Hitachi launches NX30, the next-gen mini excavator

The all-new Tata Hitachi NX30 is the first of the new NX series of hydraulic excavators

Caterpillar launches more powerful excavator

The new 340 hydraulic excavator delivers more power, stability and productivity

On track: double-digit growth

Distribution, digitisation and electrification are expected to be the key drivers of the earthmoving equipment industry in the coming years.

Schwing Stetter launches XCMG hydraulic excavator and wheel loader range

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

L&T ships special construction equipment to BRO for strategic needs

L&T Construction Equipment (LTCEL) has dispatched the first batch of 25 special variant wheel loaders that are suitable for operation in harsh terrains – high altitudes and extreme weather conditions to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), an organisation engaged in serving strategic requirements of the nation.

Heading towards a new high!

After two years of lull, the excavator market should grow again and reach 25,000 units in 2022.

L&T ships special construction equipment to BRO for strategic needs

The special wheel loaders operate in temperatures between minus 20 degrees and 50 degrees.

Komatsu bags large mining equipment order in India

One of the leading construction and mining equipment players Komatsu India (KIPL) has secured orders for large-sized mining equipment from a major mining company in India along with its distribution partner Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

L&T, Komatsu & Scania showcase Biofuel compatible equipment

Larsen & Toubro, Komatsu India and Scania India have put together an impressive display at Excon 2021 to showcase their technological strengths and service capabilities and reaffirm their strong commitment to sustainability.

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.

At L&T, customer centricity has been at the core of all activities

At L&T, customer centricity has been at the core of all activities and decisions. With our credo ‘In Service lies Success’, we have continuously provided superior value delivery to customers both in terms of the latest technology and superior performance products aided by unmatched after-sales support.

Tata Hitachi’s latest EX70 Prime Series hydraulic excavator

Tata Hitachi launched its advanced cutting-edge EX70 Prime Series Hydraulic Excavator from its Dharwad Plant. This launch signals the introduction of Tata Hitachi’s new range of Prime Series hydraulic excavators.

Tata Hitachi’s latest EX70 Prime Series hydraulic excavator

Tata Hitachi Kicks Off New Prime Series Hydraulic Excavators with the launch of its EX70 Prime Series

First Hitachi-built ZX210LC-6 excavator ships to North America

Hitachi is marking an important milestone since its split from Deere: the shipment of its first ZX210LC-6 excavator built for the North American market.

Counting on diggers

Increasing demand for construction and infrastructure activities is anticipated to augment earthmoving equipment market growth in India over the next few years.

Arvind K. Garg is EI Person of the Year 2021

Garg was awarded at the 9th Equipment India Awards.

Unlocking the mining potential

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

Craning Forward

Despite uncertainty, the overall market for mobile cranes is expected to grow between 10 to 15 per cent for the next two to three years.

SDLG launches six new machines custom-designed for the Indian market

SDLG in India, has launched the latest range of Wheeled Equipment which includes 4 Wheel Loaders and 2 Motor Graders which are specially customised and built for Indian working conditions.

Sakthi Kumar of Schwing Stetter: Market for excavators should grow by 10%

VG Sakthi Kumar, MD, Schwing Stetter (India), speaks on the present size and growth rate of the hydraulic excavators market in India.

Narrowing of price levels between excavators & backhoes is expected to have an impact on volumes

The Indian backhoe loader market had been growing year-on-year for four straight years till 2018-19. It grew with a CAGR of more than 20 per cent per year, peaking in 2018-19. In 2019-20 the market shrunk by 20 per cent due to factors such as elections and constrained liquidity post the ILFS crisis.

Arvind Garg of L&T: I foresee huge demand for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro, speaks on the various product offerings from your company in the HEX segment.

Restart of govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

According to the Off-highway Research, the sale forecast for crawler excavators from 2019-2024 is 24 per cent whereas the mini excavator market is expected to grow by 39 per cent during the given duration.

In 2022, the market for hydraulic excavators may touch 25,000 units

Last year, the excavator market touched 18,000 units. The start of last year was good. Later on the numbers dipped due to Covid-19 pandemic. However from September onwards, the market picked up.

We expect the demand to grow for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro

With infra plans in place, there will be continuous growth for hydraulic excavators

Initially during first quarter of FY2021 there was decline in sales of hydraulic excavators due to pandemic. During second quarter the sales have improved and subsequently, during third and fourth quarter the sales of crawler excavators has picked up and ended with a total sales growth of 8 per cent compared to previous FY2020.

We expect the market for hydraulic excavators to grow by 20%

The excavator market peaked in FY2018-19 following three years of sustained growth led by increased government focus and investment in the infrastructure sector.

Digging deeper

The government’s various initiatives on revival of the infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian hydraulic excavator market.

We are well placed to take advantage of opportunities that India offers

Bonfiglioli India’s solutions are based on a wide range of products, including gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters. The company’s Country Manager, Kennady V Kaippally, speaks on the present size of transmission systems in India, and the segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Dheeraj Panda of Sany: Restarting govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

Dheeraj Panda, Director – Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on how market has evolved for hydraulic excavators in the last couple of years.

Rahul Shorey of Tata Hitachi: We are working on excavators meeting next-gen emission norms

Rahul Shorey, National Head (Construction), Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company, speaks on the opportunities and major challenges faced in the hydraulic excavator segment.

L&T completes 75 years of CMB biz

Larsen & Toubro, an Indian multinational engaged in EPC projects, hi-tech manufacturing and services, has completed platinum jubilee of one of its oldest businesses, construction and mining machinery business (CMB).

L&T’s construction and mining machinery business turns 75

The company is has achieved a lot over the years and is now one of the market leaders in the segment

L&T completes 75 years of Construction & Mining Machinery business

Pioneered industry by focusing on innovation, best-in-class service; marks supply of 60,000 cutting-edge machines in India.

L&T records highest sales of Komatsu PC210-10M0 machine in short time

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery hit a new milestone with the commissioning of 1000th Komatsu PC210-10M0 Hydraulic Excavator recently. At separate events held at customer sites, the 1000th machine was handed over to Somendra Singh and 1001th machine to PNC Infratech by our team.

L&T records highest sales of Komatsu PC210-10M0 machine in short time

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery hit a new milestone with the commissioning of 1000th Komatsu PC210-10M0 Hydraulic Excavator recently. At separate events held at customer sites, the 1000th machine was handed over to Somendra Singh and 1001th machine to PNC Infratech by our team.

L&T records highest sales of Komatsu PC210-10M0 machine in short time

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery hit a new milestone with the commissioning of 1000th Komatsu PC210-10M0 Hydraulic Excavator recently.

L&T wins multiple orders for construction and mining equipment business

The Construction and Mining Equipment business of Larsen & Toubro has secured multiple orders for supply of 90 units of Komatsu mining equipment from Coal India subsidiaries, leading infrastructure companies engaged with the coal sector and customers from the cement and iron ore sectors.

Mining reforms have brought the confidence back

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

Trending mining equipment and features

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

L&T wins multiple orders for construction and mining equipment business

L&T to supply 90 units of Komatsu mining equipment to companies in coal, cement, and iron ore sectors

L&T to supply 46 units of Komatsu mining equipment to Tata Steel

The scope includes supply of equipment and full maintenance contract for 60,000 hr of equipment operation

Next year will be the best for construction industry

Speaking exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA after winning the coveted Equipment India Person of the Year 2020 award, VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India, shares his thoughts on the company’s success, future plans and the market outlook.

Komatsu excavators help carve a new route to Kailash Manasarovar

As many as 20 units of Komatsu PC210-8M0 hydraulic excavators worked arduously in the construction of 80 km mountainous road to Kailash Manasarovar

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

Nip can change the narrative

The COVID-19 has caused a staggering unemployment of 115.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

We have a long-term expansion plan for India

Bonfiglioli Transmissions has recently expanded its manufacturing facility in Chennai to double the production in India.

Liebherr to showcase latest machines at Conexpo Con/Agg 2020

From March 10-14, 2020, Liebherr?s innovative products will be on display at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020. Liebherr is showcasing an extensive selection of earthmoving and construction equipment at its outdoor booth #F5258 at the Festival Grounds.

Increased footfall of customers boosts the confidence of the OEMs

A JV between Tata Motors (40 per cent) and Hitachi Construction Machinery Company (60 per cent), Tata Hitachi provides world-class construction equipment to address India's infrastructure and mining needs.

We look forward to healthy business transactions

As a pioneer in excavator technology in India, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has been at the forefront by consolidating its leadership position in the construction and mining equipment industry.

Selling mining equipment to a global buyer base

With the end of the year approaching, Ritchie Bros. is gearing up for its last Dubai equipment auction of 2019.

Mobile crane sales peak in India

According to a market research report by Off-Highway Research, sales of mobile cranes hit an all-time high of nearly 12,000 units in 2018, with some 96 per cent of demand being for locally manufactured pick-and-carry cranes.

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.

Cautiously Optimistic

The government's various initiatives on revival of infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian construction equipment market in the past 2-3 years.

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.

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.

bauma kicks off in Munich

The world?s largest trade fair has opened its doors in Munich. On April 8, 2019, Peter Altmaier, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy;

Wipro-Kawasaki plant to start production from April

The new plant of Wipro-Kawasaki joint venture to manufacture hydraulic pumps and motors for construction machinery was inaugurated at Bidadi, near Bengaluru.

Reaching out to infra needs

Government's high spending on infrastructure projects drives the demand for construction equipment while earthmoving equipment being the largest used equipment category leads the growth.

Rolling ahead

The Indian off-the-road (OTR) tyre market is becoming more competitive in the global space with the presence of a mix of national and international players.

Excavators for special applications

Komatsu and Larsen & Toubro have introduced two new models of hydraulic excavators in 30 ton class - Komatsu PC300LC-8M0 and Komatsu PC350LC-8M0 - for applications in the stone, granite and marble industry.

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

Komatsu and L&T launch two new hydraulic excavators

Komatsu and Larsen & Toubro have introduced two new models of hydraulic excavators in 30 ton class - Komatsu PC300LC-8M0 and Komatsu PC350LC-8M0 for applications in the stone, granite and marble industry.

L&T opens service centre in Singrauli

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has set up a new Service Centre in Singrauli, the heartland of India's coal 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.

L&T opens service centre in Singrauli

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has set up a new Service Centre in Singrauli, the heartland of India?s coal industry. The new facility was inaugurated by Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President & Head, Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro in the presence of a galaxy of top customers from public sector and private companies.

Attachments: Save big

In construction and mining equipment, attachments can play crucial role to bring in productivity and economy in operations. These attachments are being used in construction, mining, and material handling operations. In construction, these secondary tools are used to demolish old structure and reconstruct a new one

We will take small steps to build ourselves

When I joined the company, I spent three months to understand the company, people, dealers, vendors, etc. I first identified the pain areas and major gaps and then prioritised the major actions we needed to take.

Every third piece of equipment is financed by us

Overall, we see growth coming from earthmoving, road, and material handling equipment categories. More than 60 per cent of the equipment comprises earthmoving equipment (backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, wheel loader, etc).

New year, New opportunities

The CE market is on a role with a lot of actions in the infrastructure development underway while many are in the pipeline. The new year is definitely a year of opportunity for CE industry in India considering the new life the infrastructure has gained after the corrective actions of the government on the bottlenecks in various projects.

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.

Equipment & Technology for Infrastructure is no Luxury!

The Supreme Court's recent clarification that construction equipment and agricultural equipment are not included in the BS-III vehicle ban was a sigh of relief to the concerned industry.

Excavators Excel

Driven by the infrastructure development activities in the country, hydraulic excavators recorded a sharp growth in 2016 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is continuing this year also with a 26 per cent growth in the first four months.