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Up-grading roads!

The road construction industry in India is undergoing a paradigm shift. Robust demand, higher investment and significant policy support in the road construction industry are driving the demand for motor graders in India.

Building a strong foundation

As India’s infrastructure modernisation drive gathers steam, there is a concomitant rise in demand for foundation equipment across the spectrum.

Lt Gen Harpal Singh & Awanish Awasthi bag top honours at 20th CW Awards

An evening extravaganza, CONSTRUCTION WORLD Global Awards, in its 20th Edition, concluded in great success in Mumbai on October 14th at ITC Grand Central, Parel.

Indian Army’s Lt Gen Harpal Singh & Awanish Awasthi, Advisor, Chief Minister UP, bag top honours at 20th Construction World Global Awards

Indian Army’s Lt Gen Harpal Singh & Awanish Awasthi, Advisor, Chief Minister UP, bag top honours at 20th Construction World Global Awards

Heading towards a new high!

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

The Concrete Advantage!

The concrete equipment market is expected to rise on account of anticipated growth in the construction industry, increasing FDIs, and the rising number of smart city projects in the country.

Chennai MRTS and Metro Rail have been merged by Indian Railways

Due to massive losses and a lack of cooperation between the two administrations the Southern Railway of Indian Railways (IR) has given its in-principle approval for a long-awaited merger proposal of the Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System with Chennai Metro Rail.

CE export witnesses 60% growth in FY22

According to the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) the export of construction equipment has increased by 60 per cent in FY22 with earth-moving equipment witnessing 69 per cent growth in the last fiscal year.

Schwing Stetter’s 14 new products

Schwing Stetter India strongly believes in being customer-first. Over the past few years, the company has observed a growing need to become increasingly cost-effective for customers.

We have embraced digital transformation

Customer experience is the most important part of doing business. It involves optimising every customer touchpoint, be it pre-sales, point of sales, or post-sales to always ensure customer satisfaction.

Afcons, SAM JV wins Rs 2,907 cr deal for Kanpur-Agra metro projects

The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has issued two major civil contracts worth Rs 2,907.46 crore to the joint venture (JV) of Afcons Infrastructure and SAM India Builtwell for constructing underground tunnels and stations for Kanpur and Agra Metro Rail projects.

L&T awarded contract for heavy civil infra biz

The heavy civil infrastructure business vertical of L&T Construction has won a significant order from the prestigious Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), to design and construct the underground metro project of Phase-IV of Delhi MRTS.

Towering Ahead!

The rapid expansion of the real-estate sector and the emergence of high-end infrastructure projects are driving the demand for tower cranes.

infra demand boosts rental market

Rental is the future. Infrastructure stimulus measures and pent-up demand in the Indian market suggest growth ahead for equipment rental firms.

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.

L&T awarded contract for heavy civil infra biz

The heavy civil infrastructure business vertical of L&T Construction has won a significant order from the prestigious Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), to design and construct the underground metro project of Phase-IV of Delhi MRTS.

Budget’s 35% capex jump to Rs 7.5 trillion underscores appetite for infrastructure steel

Railway key officials, engineering and design consultants, EPC contractors, join steel producers, steel technocrats, steel material scientists at the annual event being held on 23rd February 2022 in Delhi organised by FIRST Construction Council.

What new construction equipment will 2022 bring?

The outlook on India’s construction equipment sector is optimistic since the country’s needs for infrastructure will continue to grow massively.

Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry

Satin Sachdeva, Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA) and member Global Rental Alliance (GRA)

Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX

“Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX, and we are proud to be a self-reliant Indian company for almost three decades” – Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer

Concrete proof

Growth is round the corner for concrete equipment as market is projected to cross $1,300 million by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of 13 per cent because of anticipated growth in the construction industry.

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.

AJAX Engineering plays an important role in building modern India by truly being an Atmanirbhar Bharat company.

“With our indigenously manufactured product portfolio and engineering expertise, we are playing an important role in building modern India by catering to the Indian as well as the global market requirements. We are positive that this investment will further strengthen the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative and create employment opportunities in the country.” Mr. Jagadish Bhat, MD & CEO, AJAX Engineering.

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.

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.

AJAX plays an important role in building modern India

With our indigenously manufactured product portfolio and engineering expertise, we are playing an important role in building modern India by catering to the Indian as well as the global market requirements.

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.

L&T concludes the divestment of 99 MW Hydro Power Plant with Renew Power

L&T concluded the divestment of its 100% stake in the 3 x 33 MW (99 MW) hydroelectric power plant at Singoli-Bhatwari in Uttarakhand

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.

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.

Portable compressors play major role in mining, infra and construction applications

The construction sector has been again impacted by the onset of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Towering over

Tower cranes are expected to a see a surge in demand with the spurt in infrastructure development projects.

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.

Jindal Stainless revenue up 36% YoY

JSHL’s sales volume stood at 182,474 tonnes, up by 23% over the corresponding period last year (CPLY).

Laying a strong foundation

The demand for foundation equipment in India has been growing at the rate of 25 to 30 per cent year on year basis.

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.

CW Maharashtra mega virtual conference focuses on opportunities

Platform at unprecedented scale to attract the biggest names

Mini Machines, Maximum Demand

The demand for compact equipment from urban projects is expected to continue.

Egis wins new design contract for Dhaka metro

Bangladesh Government is planning to build Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line 5, commonly known as southern metro rail, in Dhaka.

AJAX ARGO model’s mantra is ‘maximum productivity for your investment’

“AJAX ARGO Self-Loading Concrete Mixer (SLCM) delivers ‘Maximum Productivity for Your Investment’ says Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer, AJAX Engineering

We will continue to focus on infrastructure projects

Established in 1960, Atlas Copco India is the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative solutions in air compressors and industrial gases, energy efficient vacuum pumps, portable compressors, light towers.

How NIP has set the tracks for growth

Recently during an interaction with the Union Minister of Roads Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, the Minister reiterated that he was proud to have launched a CNG based equipment model of JCB.

Danfoss setting new standards for safety & sustainability of metros

In its latest commissioned projects with Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) and Chennai Metro Rail Ltd, (CMRL), the company continues its commitment towards engineering a sustainable and energy efficient future for the nation

Bengaluru Metro phase 2 underway

In what will be a major relief to the traffic woes of Bengaluru commuters, the six-km long Southern Extension line under phase-2 of Namma Metro was flagged off recently.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

“We are expanding our product portfolio”

Ifm is expanding its product portfolio of control solutions with new solutions. Amit Hatgine, Manager-System Business, ifm Electronic India, shares more on the products and solutions from the company for construction equipment industry.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tunnels seem to be coming up in metropolitan and remote areas alike, so TBMs and other equipment should be in demand. How is the industry gearing up?

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

Mobile Compressors: Staying Powerful

Mining policy revival and recovery of construction activities can bring back the power in mobile compressor market. Next year could see the industry back in full action which can drive the growth of mobile compressors in the long term.

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.

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?

Policy: Defer BS-IV & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

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.

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.

We are planning to start rental business of TBMs

India is becoming a prominent market for tunnel boring machines (TBMs). In the coming years, TBMs in more numbers are expected in Indian construction projects.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

Construction equipment technology has come a long way

The need to execute challenging projects within stipulated timelines will further strengthen the mechanisation process in construction.

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.

OTR Tyre Market Insights

The OTR tyre industry in India is anticipated to exhibit significant growth by 2025, if the government targets to complete all the planned projects within the desired time frame, writes Karan Chechi.

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 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.

We are a preferred automation partner for market leaders

B&R India has established seven offices in major cities of India and has expanded its Pune office space to match the growth.

17th CONSTRUCTION WORLD Global Awards 2019

With 50 winners from India and across the globe, and over 300 attendees, industry stalwarts came together to celebrate victory.

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.

Towering opportunities

Choosing a tower crane is increasingly about safety and productivity features, as customers seek to lift more with less power, upgrade to a higher capacity economically, and safely use multiple cranes at space-constrained project sites.

Voltas bags Metro 3 contract

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) has awarded the contract for the tunnel ventilation system and environmental control system works to Voltas for the section Mumbai Central (excluding) to Cuffe Parade (including) for its Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor.

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.

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.

ACE launches nx360o crane in mumbai

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has always believed in introducing new models in the pursuit of innovation and customer interest.

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.

HCC completes first tunnel for Mumbai Metro III project

In a significant milestone for the city?s metro network, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) completed the south-bound tunnel between CSMT and Mumbai Central stations on August 2, 2019.

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.

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.

Building India's Future

Completing 15 years of operations in India in 2019, Terex AWP looks forward to continuing its legacy of productivity and safe working at height in the market.

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.

From Recovery to Growth

In the past few months, the mobile cranes business has been improving quietly. The market is recovering and moving towards growth.

REJIG for the big

Need for better infrastructure is always the top priority of any country. India is no different as the quest for superior infrastructure continues with many large-scale projects coming up.

The Eleventh Hour Is Here!

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

Tata Projects JV wins Pune Metro tunnelling projects

The joint venture (JV) of Tata Projects with Turkish company Gulermak, Gulermak-Tata Projects has bagged the tunnelling projects for the underground section of the Pune Metro Rail project.

Equipment Pulse

With the construction equipment market is on a growth path, Equipment India explores the market scenario of construction equipment and allied products and services.

"Customers NOW prefer higher capacity equipment"

With the impending revival of infrastructure sector and the government's definitive focus on growth, sales are expected to rise in the coming days.

Indian CE Market Overview

The market for construction equipment will follow an upward trend in the next five years.,

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.

Ensuring ease of operation

The portable air compressors of Atlas Copco, deployed at the metro project near the famous Siddhivinayak Temple, contribute to ease traffic woes in Mumbai.

We see double-digit growth for industrial lubricants

With about 200 distributors and extensive logistical reach, GS Caltex India has consolidated its presence in Indian market. Rajesh Nagar, Managing Director & CEO, shares more on the market opportunities for lubricants in Indian construction and mining industry

Tata-Siemens consortium wins bid for the Pune metro project

The consortium of TRIL Urban Transport (a Tata Group Company), and Siemens Project Ventures GmbH (subsidiary of Siemens Financial Services), has been awarded the contract by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority to develop the metro corridor from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar.

Escorts-Tadano JV to manufacture RT cranes in India

Escorts Ltd, India?s leading engineering conglomerate, and Tadano Group, Japan?s biggest and world?s leading mobile crane manufacturer, announced their joint venture (JV) to manufacture rough terrain (RT) cranes and truck-mounted cranes.

Dilip Buildcon bags metro rail project in MP

Dilip Buildcon has bagged a metro rail project worth Rs 247.06 crore in Madhya Pradesh. The company won the contract as the L-1 bidder for Bhopal Metro rail project, Phase -I, by the Urban Administration and Development Department Madhya Pradesh, Metro Rail Co Ltd, Bhopal, according to Dilip Buildcon

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.

Putzmeister Launches New Batching Plant

Putzmeister has announced the launch of its new batching plant, MT-3.0, to meet the growing demands of its customers.

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.

Equipment insurance sector will continue to grow

Considering the current scenario of infrastructure developments, there isa substantial growth potential in equipment insurance.

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.