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Volvo Group to launch SDLG excavators in India

The first SDLG excavator model to be launched in India is the 13 t E6135Fi

BharatBenz opens 10 new touch-points

Together the new facilities will add around 300,000 sq f of workshop space including more than 40 mechanical bay

HAMM Compactors at Mega Irrigation Project

A fleet of 34 HAMM compactors contribute to build Komaravelli Mallana Sagar Reservoir.

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

We have products to match core infra requirements: Tony Van Herbruggen

Atlas Copco products are designed and developed for Indian job site conditions with various innovations through reengineering. Tony Van Herbruggen, General Manager, Power Technique Customer Center, Atlas Copco (India), shares more on the new product range and solutions for the market.

Budget cuts by states to adversely affect construction contractors: ICRA

The overall capex budgeted by states for FY2021 is likely to witness steep cut.

Union Budget 2020: What?s there for infra equipment?

There are certain key proposals in the Budget 2020 that can boost the sale of infrastructure equipment. But the real opportunity will be visible once the projects take off successfully.

Budget 2020

The Budget 2020 presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has given thrust on infrastructure development of the country.

New Opportunities

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.

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.

Building confidence

The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation in the construction sector. Once back on track after the lockdown, government will have to take some concrete steps to support the industry and economy.

We expect more packages from the government

Considering further revenue loss and anticipated reduced demand for the upcoming months, we expect more packages from the government, says VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

Concrete Solution for a Challenging Project

As many as 60 concrete equipment are at work at the 180-MW run-of-the-river power project Bajoli Holi HEPP in the hilly terrain of Himachal Pradesh.

Supporting Irrigation Project

With the Modular universal formwork, PASCHAL is providing a tailor-made solution for the construction of a single-lane road bridge as part of the Sita Rama irrigation project.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

Grading the Future

The current market conditions are tough for motor graders since the projects are not active due to the coronavirus impact.

Paving to Perfection

The projects planned in roads, highways and expressways under the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the next five years will drive the demand for pavers during the period.

National Infrastructure Pipeline Gets Set to Flow

The Union Budget 2020-21 heralds the roadmap for investing Rs 103 trillion in the next five years.

Volvo Trucks is shifting gears and focussing on driving customer success

Over the last 20 years, through our high-technology innovative products and services solutions, Volvo Trucks has been driving progress in the Indian market.

We expect to see a positive turn in volumes

Tata Motors has been at the forefront of constantly innovating and defining the market with new technologies and categories.

Gaining Momentum

Tipper market is expected to bounce back in the coming years with the demand picking up steadily in road construction and mining.

Infrastructure takes pole position

The Central Government's latest announcement on investment in infrastructure has revalidated the mood that was set by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at EXCON this December.

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 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.

We will launch next-generation portable air compressors

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. Having started operations in 1960 with its registered office in Pune, Atlas Copco (India) now has 22 offices across India.

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.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Use of tunnel boring machines is on the rise with many metro rail projects are now put these machines on job while already in use at water and gas pipeline projects.

THE ROAD AHEAD

The roads and highways sector is expected to bounce back soon with the government's corrective measures to combat slowdown and the large number of projects planned in the coming years. The road equipment players are bullish on the future growth prospects.

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.

Appetite for dust control systems is growing

Spraystream describes itself as a leading global player in dust control, cooling and misting systems to optimally address issues of industrial odour and dust.

Rs 100 tn to be spent for infrastructure creation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Rs 100 trillion will be spent towards infrastructure creation in the country.

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.

Sustainable Market for Trucks

Pick up in infrastructure spending and construction activity, especially in roads and highways, irrigation and affordable housing segment, will continue to support demand for construction trucks.

Compact and powerful

With the growth drivers of urban and rural infrastructure markets opening up, mini construction equipment segment is looking for a renewed growth in the coming years.

MINI EQUIPMENT have huge growth opportunities IN INDIA

Bobcat is a global leader in compact construction equipment, having a wider portfolio of equipment on offer.

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.

Time-bound projects demand highly efficient equipment

In the current scenario, most of the projects have become time-bound and have to be completed within the stipulated period. Due to this, expectation of the market has also changed especially in road segment.

SLCM plays a vital role in mobile concreting equipment sector

Self-loading concrete mixer (SLCM) market is upbeat and the Argo model can be a panacea in the concrete life to many odd jobs of varied concreting applications.

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.

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.

On Sustainable Growth

Devendra Kumar Vyas, Managing Director, Srei Equipment Finance, elaborates on the key factors that drive the growth and the emerging market trends in equipment finance.

Infra Growth to Drive Demand

Rising industrial activity, coupled with the uptick in construction and an anticipated demand in mining sector is expected to drive the demand of tipper trucks in the coming years.

The Eleventh Hour Is Here!

By 2025, the construction market in India is expected to emerge as the third-largest globally.

Riding on infra push

Pick-up in infrastructure spending and construction activities is expected to drive the demand for tipper trucks in the coming years.

Srei to augment infra and equipment finance businesses

Srei Infrastructure Finance announced its decision to augment the capital of both its infrastructure finance and equipment finance businesses, which will facilitate the businesses in maintaining and strengthening their current leadership positions further.

Requirement for bigger plants will come down in 2019

One pathbreaking offering: We have introduced a tower plant for the city environment. The plant has a footprint of 6 m + 8 m with vertical space and works in a total dust-free environment.

A flexible strategy is our way to success

At bauma India 2018, BKT focused on all-steel radial tyres and almost 90 per cent products showcased were all-steel radials.

CPM insurance in CE

India's economy is big and is getting bigger. The construction industry is the second largest industry in India after agriculture.

Our products are an outcome of what our customers in India want

JCB INDIA For JCB India, continued focus on integrating digital technology in construction equipment was the focus at bauma this year.

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.

"Motor grader market in India is growing at 40 per cent"

Roads sector remains the biggest growth driver of motor graders in India. VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services, elaborates more on the market and technology trends in motor graders.

CE finance outlook

Financing accounts for approximately 80-85 per cent of the total equipment purchased. In the case of overseas purchases, it accounts for approximately 90 per cent.

A key ingredient in mining industry

The mining equipment market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a faster pace in the coming years. VG Sakthikumar elaborates more on the trend and Schwing Stetter's solutions for the mining 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.

We aim to achieve 10 per cent market share in wheel loaders

While Tata Hitachi is maintaining itself as the market leader in excavators in India, the company is aiming to have a decent market share in wheeled equipment segment also. Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co, shares more about the market and the company's plans.

Demand is expected to remain buoyant in the near future

Elgi Equipments offers portable compressed air solutions for a wide range of applications. Ramesh Ponnuswami, Executive Director, Elgi Equipments shares more on the industry scenario and solutions offered by the company.

Compressed Air Power

With government focusing on infrastructure creation and development, construction and mining are expected to grow in the coming days, which means more compressed air power requirement.

We create the right product mix for customer productivity

Portable air compressors play a pivotal role in quarrying and mining applications. The quarrying application specifically, is a segment of paramount importance, looking at the amount of stone which is required for infrastructure projects.

Aggregate Boom,Policy Gloom

Crushers and screens market is poised for a demand boom with the focus slowly shifting towards higher capacity machines to meet the growing demand for aggregates.

Lifting up Expectations

Gone are the days of slowdown and stagnation for mobile cranes market. Many equipment were seen idle with projects not taking off as expected.

bC Expo India sees positive vibes in CE sector

The construction equipment (CE) market in India is booming. Industry outlook for CE sector is promising and growing due to many infrastructure projects initiated by the Government of India. Roads and irrigation sectors are driving the demand for CE sector.

Concrete Boom Pumps

Boom pump is a good investment for large projects like the Metros, airports irrigation projects and other high-rise infrastructure and real estate projects. These massive pumps shorten the duration of project completion, reduce downtime and labour costs.

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANTS

Concrete is a major constituent of infrastructure projects: mainly in real estate, roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants, irrigation and urban modernisation sectors.

Ambitious on Indian infra sector

Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys intense focus from government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country.

Technology to drive INFRA growth

Infrastructure 2.0 is a movement to address issues with today's core network infrastructure in a customer's construction site to address the dynamic, automated nature of operation models like cloud computing, data center visualisation, IoT and usage of drones to keep site operations safe, secure, highly productive and efficiently managed.

Backhoe loaders:Leading the Growth

At present, the construction equipment (CE) sector is mainly dominated by heavy earthmoving equipment. Within this segment, it is the backhoe loaders (BHLs) which constitute more than 65 per cent of heavy earthmoving equipment sales.

Infrastructure Revival to Push CE Growth

The infrastructure sector is today undoubtedly one of the strong pillars of the Indian economy and the current Union Government is strongly focused in its approach towards development of infrastructure.

Operator Training: Need of the Hour

These are good times for construction equipment industry. Orders have gone up, thanks to a revival in the economy fuelled by government's affirmative actions to nurse the infra development sector back to health.

Budget 2018-19: Infrastructure, Rural Development key

Infrastructure development has been one of the top priorities of the Union Budget 2018-19 presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely in Parliament on February 1. Major investments and allocations are in roads, railways and rural development including agriculture and rural economy. Urban infrastructure development has also received a boost with the allocation for Smart Cities mission.

We expect good growth in HD truck segment

The mining and construction segments account for around 30 per cent of total heavy-duty (HD) truck market in India. But the segments have been facing tough times for the last 2-3 years.

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).

Our bar placement technology is one of the best in the world

The Indian market is probably one of the best infrastructure markets in the world on the highway front, along with there being a lot of discussions on more spending in airports and irrigation. So, it is a promising future for construction as a whole.

Wheel loader market is expected to grow by 17-18%

The wheel loader market in India has been growing at a brisk pace over the last couple of years after touching a low in FY 2015-16. The 3 to 3.5 Ton-class wheel loader market has witnessed 17 per cent growth in the FY 2017-18 till now.

Wheel loader market is expected to grow by 17-18%

We are focusing on making our wheel loaders versatile and suitable to meet various applications in roads, railways, irrigation, mining and industrial works by developing new attachments and variants, says Vivek Hajela, General Manager and Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

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.

The Show of Technology Prowess

Excon 2017 is all set to open its floors for the five-day mega technology feast on December 12, 2017. This year marks the ninth edition of the Excon, which has a 17-year strong legacy being organised since 2000.

We expect Excon to be more vibrant and industry-specific

With the revival of road construction projects in India, the market for construction equipment (CE) and road building equipment- such as crushing and screening plants and RAP-mixing asphalt plants - is expected to open up in a big way.

We will be launching 17 new products this year

The current construction equipment market in India is to grow at a rate of 25 per cent. Road, irrigation, ports, RMC, railways, metro rail, power (nuclear, thermal, solar, wind, hydro, gas based), real estate and other community buildings are the major demand drivers for our product line.

We are launching new products at Excon

Government of India has given impetus in fast tracking various infrastructure projects, especially in road, railways, ports and airports sectors. There are also large irrigation projects under construction in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.

Excon is An ideal platform to connect with customers

Roads and Highways sector has been and continues to be one of the major drivers for the ECE industry. Other sectors such as Railways, Airports, Inland Waterways etc are also integral in driving the growth.

We are showcasing our remote management system hi mate

The construction equipment (CE) industry is passing through an exciting phase as excavator industry has grown by more than 45 per cent in 2016 over 2015. The growth till September 2017 is estimated to be around 20 per cent over 2016.

We expect more footfalls this year

We see the market for construction and construction equipment to be booming at the moment due to the government impetus to infrastructure, power plants etc. This has also resulted in a corresponding boom in underground and surface heavy civil engineering projects.

Showcasing priorities for the next couple of years

Growth has finally returned to the construction equipment industry. With the government's continuous focus on infrastructure and public spending, next couple of years may turn out to be golden era for the industry in terms of volume and growth.

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.

Volvo Trucks eyes construction segment

Volvo Trucks is gearing up for a renewed focus on construction, including roads, irrigation, quarry, and marble mining. In a meeting recently organised at its manufacturing and assembly facility in Bengaluru, the company has announced its plan to focus on construction segment and displayed the range of solutions.

Volvo debuts ec210d IN NEPAL

Building on a strong tradition of fuel efficiency and productivity, the Volvo EC210D crawler excavator is now available in Nepal. This machine is equipped with a range of features to ensure a superior performance, shift after shift.

Making rapid strides

Motor graders have seen unprecedented growth in the past couple of years, which is expected to continue in the coming years as well with road projects continue to grow.

Rolling ahead

Roads and highways is still going strong as the most happening infrastructure sector in India with many ongoing projects and many in the pipeline. India has the second largest road network across the world at 4.7 million km and is still growing.

More engines of growth needed

Off-Highway Research reports a turnaround in the global construction equipment (CE) market, which is expected to grow 16 per cent this year.

BorgWarner develops new EGR coolers for CVs

To support commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturers in meeting current and future emissions regulations, BorgWarner has developed an economical new series of multi-platform exhaust gas re-circulation (EGR) coolers featuring a compact floating core.

Our ultimate aim is to bill one lakh customers a year

From just an electrical channel partner, Vashi Electricals has grown to become a company of procurement specialists, helping customers from various verticals, including infrastructure equipment. Sanjeev Bhatia, Partner, elaborates more on the company and its vision for future.

Equipment Finance Sets to Outperform

Construction equipment market in India has evolved and become a major one in the global market place. With the evolution of the market, awareness about the various equipment class and their use, and above all, the construction and infrastructure development activities picking up momentum, the equipment finance market has opened up to all equipment categories.