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Hatgine of Ifm: Covid-19 has expedited transition to automated systems

Amit Hatgine, Manager-System Business, Ifm electronic, on automation and control solutions offered by the company for construction equipment.

Hy-Brid Lifts announces JJ Beimborn as Midwest Territory Sales Manager

His new role will include promoting the growing Hy-Brid Lifts product line, establishing and maintaining customer relationships and supporting customers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Kubota increases its stake in Escorts

This partnership with Kubota will enable Escorts to have access to global best practices and state of the art research & development facilities.

Christophe Sanchez replaces Martin Schickel as Director General of Liebherr-France

Liebherr-France SAS, founded 60 years ago, is responsible, among other things, for the development and production of the group's crawler excavators in Colmar.

SANY strengthens & consolidates presence in Tamil Nadu

Inaugurates company operated dealership model in Tiruchirappalli

Deere, Hitachi to dissolve 33-year joint excavator venture

John Deere and Hitachi are dissolving their joint venture of more than 30 years for manufacturing excavators in North and South America.

BKT inaugurates its new production plant in Waluj

Trial production has started at BKT's new state-of the-art site in Waluj, Maharashtra. Result of a $ 56 million investment, its annual production capacity is around 30,000 MT of Off-Highway tyres.

L&T commissions expansion project of Utkal Alumina Refinery

The Metallurgical and Material Handling (MMH) business of Larsen & Toubro has commissioned the 0.5 MTPA (million tonne per annum) expansion project of Utkal Alumina International (UAIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindalco, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group.

Sany becomes world’s largest excavator seller in 2020

Indian construction equipment and heavy machinery manufacturing firm Sany has gone past major brands like JCB and Caterpillar to become the biggest excavator seller worldwide in 2020.

Wirtgen turning 60 – A driver of innovation with rich history

Construction machinery from Windhagen is in use all over the world today. In addition to Wirtgen cold milling machines, which are found on virtually every road rehabilitation job site, the machine manufacturer also produces technologically leading recyclers, soil stabilizers, slipform pavers, and surface miners.

Volvo CE introduces 3 new construction BEVs

Roads and highways sector is considered to be the most vibrant infrastructure segment where a lot of activities ongoing consistently for a long time.

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.

Growing at a steady pace

The Indian filtration equipment market is expected to grow at a steady pace despite tough market conditions

L&T, Gulf Oil jointly launch genuine oils for CE

Strategic partnership will address the evolving needs of the CE sector

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.

Tata Steel seeks transgenders for a job in earth-moving machinery

Tata Steel's West Bokaro Division has only accepted applications from transgender people for the position of Heavy Earth Moving Machinery (HEMM) operator or trainee.

Escorts announces strategic organisational changes

Escorts, an Indian firm manufacturing agricultural tractors and construction equipment, has announced a leadership transition, comprising the elevation of Bharat Madan as President Finance, Group Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Head.

L&T commissions expansion project of Utkal Alumina Refinery

The Metallurgical and Material Handling (MMH) business of Larsen & Toubro has commissioned the 0.5 MTPA (million tonne per annum) expansion project of Utkal Alumina International (UAIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindalco, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group.

Sany becomes world’s largest excavator seller in 2020

Indian construction equipment and heavy machinery manufacturing firm Sany has gone past major brands like JCB and Caterpillar to become the biggest excavator seller worldwide in 2020.

First Liebherr R 936 Compact crawler excavator on Corsica

The Liebherr branch in Rognac near Marseilles offered the company a type R 936 Compact crawler excavator. This excavator, with a weight of approx. 35 tonnes, rounds off the Liebherr range of compact excavators from 14 to 38 tonnes.

Unlocking the mining potential

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

Reducing friction

The global industrial lubricants market size is projected to reach $ 73.3 billion by 2024, from $ 62.8 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent.

Construction sector: A huge contributor to country's development initiatives

Construction was among the significantly impacted industries due to Covi-19 and sales of construction equipment also fell globally, writes Gagan Pal.

The new outcome-focused world of manufacturing

Yet, it would be incorrect to say that manufacturers are overly focused on the specifics of their coding and marking equipment – or indeed, any individual piece of machinery on their production line.

Smart road construction in Switzerland’s widest tunnel

Large-scale project featuring process optimisation and machinery from Vögele.

BKT inaugurates its new production plant in Waluj

The pandemic has not stopped the new BKT project, which was realized in complete safety with a total investment of $ 56 million.

Construction sector: A huge contributor to country's fast-paced development initiatives

Authored by Gagan Pal, Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Honda India Power Products Ltd.

Sany becomes world’s largest excavator seller in 2020

Indian construction equipment and heavy machinery manufacturing firm Sany has gone past major brands like JCB and Caterpillar to become the biggest excavator seller worldwide in 2020.

L&T commissions expansion project of Utkal Alumina Refinery

The Metallurgical and Material Handling business of L&T has commissioned 0.5 MTPA expansion project of Utkal Alumina International (UAIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindalco, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group

S Saxena of Sany: Demand for higher tonnage cranes is likely to grow

Interview with Sanjay Saxena, Sr VP and Head of Heavy Equipment Business Unit, Sany Heavy Industry India.

SAB purchases Liebherr wheel loaders & crawler excavator

SAB expands fleet with seven new XPower wheel loaders and an R 945 G8 crawler excavator

First Liebherr R 936 Compact crawler excavator on Corsica

The Lanfranchi company performs earthworks and rock filling work in the Porto-Vecchio region on the island of Corsica, as well as work on traffic routes and various pipeline networks.

Volvo excavators promote safety & efficiency on Singapore demolition site

The Singapore-based demolition contractor, founded in 1987, is responsible for the deconstructing the towers from the top down, breaking up the building foundations and removing the demolished material from the site.

Sany strengthens its presence in Jharkhand

Sany India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and heavy machinery, further strengthened its presence in Jharkhand by inaugurating a new authorised dealership, Jove Motors at Ranchi.

L&T delivers 500th mini compactor – L&T 491

Larsen & Toubro crossed a new milestone with the roll out of its 500th L&T 491 Mini Compactor from L&T Construction Equipment Limited’s Doddaballapura campus, near Bengaluru.

Putting a value on training

IISD has termed the operator as HERO “heavy equipment resourceful operator” to create the value of operator.

Launch of new Cat® 424 backhoe loader

Gmmco and Caterpillar launched the all-new Cat®424 on July 23, 2021, in a grand online event. The event saw enthusiastic participation from numerous customers and industry insiders.

The new outcome-focused world of manufacturing

Product coding and marking is a small but vital component of all manufacturing operations – an incorrect, or missing code can mean that products can’t be shipped, which can put retailer performance targets at risk, damage brand reputation, and result in significant punitive fines.

Demand for pick n carry cranes has strong correlation with industrial growth

The India mobile crane market is anticipated to register annual growth rate of over 5 per cent during the forecast period 2020-2025. Unfortunately, Due to unexpected Covid-19 pandemic, we can expect some challenges in terms of upcoming projects in India.

How automation is changing construction industry

The construction sector is huge, but famously stubborn in its adoption of new technology. That is changing as advances in construction automation continue apace… including the development of construction robotics solutions.

Covid-19 has expedited the transition from manual processes to automated systems”

The demands on controllers and sensors used in construction machines, municipal vehicles, agricultural and forestry machinery, port facilities and cranes are extremely high. Units and machines are permanently exposed to harsh environments like heat, cold, moisture, mud, dust, shocks and vibrations and often even thunder and lightning.

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.

Launch of new Cat® 424 backhoe loader

Gmmco and Caterpillar launched the all-new Cat®424 on July 23, 2021, in a grand online event. The event saw enthusiastic participation from numerous customers and industry insiders.

Sany strengthens its presence in Jharkhand

Sany India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and heavy machinery, further strengthened its presence in Jharkhand by inaugurating a new authorised dealership, Jove Motors at Ranchi.

L&T delivers 500th Mini Compactor - L&T 491

Larsen & Toubro crossed a new milestone with the roll out of its 500th L&T 491 Mini Compactor from L&T Construction Equipment Limited’s Doddaballapura campus, near Bengaluru.

Potain cranes conquer jobsite with footprint restrictions at downtown Phoenix development

An MD 485 top-slewing crane and an Igo T 85 A self-erecting crane were strategically positioned to reach the full Haverly Apartments jobsite.

Putting a value on training

Indian Institute of Skill Development (IISD) is one of the best companies, providing training to heavy equipment and machinery operators.

Volvo excavators promote safety & efficiency on Singapore demolition site

In Singapore, demolition contractor Beng Siew Construction Pte Ltd is using a fleet of Volvo excavators to safely and efficiently demolish commercial buildings in the Tanjong Pagar area, clearing the way for a new commercial development, including a basement carpark.

Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the world.

Schwing Stetter India to start Operator Skill Training Programme

Schwing Stetter India, a leading manufacturer of concrete, construction, and mining equipment, has launched its Operator Skill Training Program, which aims to train over 10,000 young people in the use of concrete and construction machines.

Market to bounce back

The Covid-19 pandemic has hugely impacted the global air compressor market in a negative way. However, the market is expected to recover by Q1/Q2 of 2023.

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.

Tech Drives Backhoes

Backhoe loader manufacturers are leveraging digital technology by integrating Big Data and the Internet of Things in their models.

Predictive maintenance: A new paradigm in heavy equipment

Predictive maintenance can help fleets avoid breakdowns while reducing maintenance costs by predicting when parts will fail based on performance data and other information.

Improving performance

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore for the quarter

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.

Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the world.

Schwing Stetter India to start Operator Skill Training Programme

The programme aims to train over 10,000 young people in the use of concrete and construction machines.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

Safe inclination measurement even under difficult conditions

The inclination of a mobile machine can be decisive in many applications. Tipping over must be avoided in any case. The new inclination sensors of the JD series from ifm electronic can help here – even under difficult conditions.

Crushing it!

With an increase in mining activities and infrastructure development in India, the demand for crushing and screening equipment will also rise.

Predictive maintenance: A new paradigm in heavy equipment

Predictive maintenance can help fleets avoid breakdowns while reducing maintenance costs by predicting when parts will fail based on performance data and other information

Improving Machine Productivity

While the pandemic affected all industries, it positively contributed to the bearings industry. By accelerating value chain processes, and building future capabilities, the industry quickly adapted to meet the demands.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

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.

Sanjay Saxena of Sany: Covid second wave has hit production

Sanjay Saxena, Senior Vice President & Head of Heavy Equipment Business Unit, Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on the technology trends in foundation equipment and accessories, and the latest products and solutions offered by the company.

Latest drive tech for Vögele SUPER 1400i paver

The SUPER 1400i Universal Class paver is the first Vögele paver in the world to be fitted with an engine from the group’s parent company, John Deere, and as a result, the first to meet the more stringent CEV Stage IV emission standards.

Second wave of pandemic has hit the production

Incorporated in 2002, SANY India was and offers the widest range of construction machinery in India and South Asia. Presently, SANY India offers products like excavators, truck mounted cranes, all-terrain and rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, transit mixers, batching plants, boom pumps, trailer pumps, piling rigs, motor graders, pavers, compactors, reach stackers, rubber tyred gantry cranes, rail-mounted gantry cranes, mining equipment, wind turbine generators and many more. The company has already established a strong network of around 28 dealers and 135+ outlets across India to cater to the growing demand and provide sales and service support to all its customers and associates.

The all-rounder

Integration of advanced technologies such as telematics and fleet management systems are providing a positive outlook to the market for telehandlers.

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

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.

Liebherr T 274 – the new 305 t mining truck

Liebherr is extending its product offering with the T 274, a class-leading 305 t / 336 tons haul truck. This new truck bridges the gap between the highly successful T 284 (363 t / 400 tons) and the upgraded T 264 (240 t / 265 tonne).

A powerful transmission

Transmission, a key component in a construction equipment vehicle, plays a major role to the functionality of the vehicle, especially in the high frequency and heavy application.

Specialist Trailer Hire delivers first STEPSTAR trailer from Goldhofer

STH was able to hand over the first 4-axle STEPSTAR to its customer Quinto Crane & Plant

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.

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.

Escorts' standalone profit up by 80.0% to Rs 874.1 cr

Escorts reported standalone profit of Rs 874.1 crore for the year ended March 31, 2021, up by 80.0%, as against a profit of Rs 485.5 crore in the previous year.

Schwing Stetter India joins the fight against Covid-19

Schwing Stetter India, one of the largest manufacturers of concreting and construction equipment’s across the country, announced that it has converted a floor in one of its existing building of its factories – F75 unit in Sri Perumbadur into a Covid care centre.

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 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).

YoY demand for concrete equipment will be at 20-25% in today’s scenario

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, Schwing Stetter India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a $1.30 billion German concreting machinery manufacturer and a part of XCMG group.

B&R introduces high-end PC for mobile machinery

Tractors and implements can optimise harvesting efficiency, for example, by exchanging information such as speed and load capacity.

SKF designs BPH30 pump for lubrication systems

SKF has designed the BPH30, a hydraulic barrel pump to grease large automatic lubrication systems, for demanding applications such as excavators, loaders and other heavy machinery TRME ATR SPFSKF’s BPH30 pumps up the volume in lubrication management.

Trimble releases Tekla 2021 versions

Tekla Structures 2021 increases efficiency, productivity, mobility and collaboration across the project team through the new subscription offering: Tekla Structures Carbon, Tekla Structures Graphite, and Tekla Structures Diamond.

More options than ever

Attachments for construction equipment allow the base machine to do multiple tasks on a job site. There are several distinct types of heavy construction equipment, each with its own set of uses.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

Sany embraces new emission norms; launches 4 new truck cranes

As the nation is ushering into new emission standards, Sany India, a global leader in the CE Industry has successfully embraced the Bharat CEV Stage IV norms and upgraded and launched four new truck cranes; STC250C, STC450C, STC600C, and STC800C in the market.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

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.