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Vedanta, research institutes sign MoU for value-creation from bauxite residue

Vedanta, India’s largest producer of aluminium and its value-added products, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for value-creation from bauxite residue (red mud), which is a by-product generated during processing of bauxite into alumina using the Bayer process.

Srei receives EoI for $250 mn capital infusion from international PE funds

Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL) said that it has received expression of interest for up to $250 million capital infusion in the company. The international private equity (PE) funds are US-based Arena Investors LP and Singapore's Makara Capital Partners.

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).

BEML privatisation moves into phase 2

In January this year, the Central Government had invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the strategic sale of 26 per cent stake in Bharat Earth-Movers (BEML).

The worst is over for the CV industry

In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.

Fuel tracking solution’s penetration is less than 1% of the overall commercial fleet size

Nigraani provides IoT (Internet of Things) solutions to commercial fleet operators to help them track their diesel consumption with 99 per cent accuracy and fleet operation metrics. The SaaS (Software as a Service) model helps avoid any overhead of setting up an IT team to manage hardware/software.

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.

Kleemann screening plants for iron ore mining in Odisha

Orrisa Mining Corporation (OMC) has awarded its iron ore mining contract to Kalinga Commercial Corporation (KCCL) for its Gandamardhan Hill top mine located at Keonjhar.

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.

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.

Volvo CE EC210D powering up east java quarry in Indonesia

Over the past decade, Indonesia has made huge leaps forward as it overhauls its infrastructure and with it demand for cement and minerals like gypsum and limestone have skyrocketed.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

Despite the modest slowdown of the global economy, Liebherr registered a strong volume of orders in the first quarter of 2020. Starting at the end of the first quarter, the coronavirus pandemic began to affect business activities in many markets.

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.

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer in Africa

MAJOR announces the appointment of Manganese Crushtech Systems, a leading supplier of material processing capital equipment, as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorized dealer in Africa.

MPM Rental adds three new Grove RT9130E-2s for Chile’s dynamic mining sector

After success with its first RT9130E-2 unit purchased in 2013, the company triples down on its Grove offerings for Chile’s market.

Putzmeister India MD: India continues to be an important market for us

In an exclusive interview, Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director of Putzmeister India, speaks on the current scenario of concrete equipment market in India.

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.

BEML privatisation moves into phase 2

Earlier, interested bidders were told to submit their EoIs on or before March 1. However, the Government recently extended the deadline for submitting preliminary bids till March 22.

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

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

In 2020, the Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of Euro 10,341 million. Compared to the previous year, the company posted a decline of Euro 1,409 million, or 12%.

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.

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

Are IoT & AI just a hype

Trelleborg is currently focusing the Cognitive Sealing approach on industries and applications in which there is a very high cost of downtime and maintenance.

Epiroc Boomer M20 – the World’s First Face Drill Rig

With protected hydraulics, sensors and cables, Epiroc’s new Boomer M20 is designed and built to minimise unplanned stops and maximise uptime and performance in highly demanding operations. This is the next generation in underground mining.

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

Leading mining companies are now taking steps towards digitalisation

Alok Kumar Verma, Director – Mining Business (India Region), Hexagon Mining, elaborates on the mining scenario in India and how digital solutions can transform the industry.

Demand has started picking up

Anirban Sen, Underground Business Manager Asia Pacific & India, Epiroc Mining, shares more on the demand trends and market outlook for tunnelling equipment. Epiroc Mining offers a wide range of tunnelling equipment for underground mining and underground civil work applications.

Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘stable’: ICRA

Heightened focus on infrastructure spend, particularly in the road infrastructure segment has led to a sharp scale up in volumes since July 2020, resulting in +20 per cent YoY growth during July-January 2021 period.

Rajesh Mohata appointed as CEO of JSL Lifestyle

The Board of JSL Lifestyle Limited (JSLL), a subsidiary of Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL), has announced the appointment of its new Executive Director and CEO, Rajesh Mohata.

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.

BEML hands over BE1800D hydraulic excavator to Coal India

As part of “Atmanirbharta” mission, BEML has launched and handed over much-awaited ‘BE1800D hydraulic excavator’ at a function held at KGF; the equipment key was received by Binay Dayal, Director (Technical), Coal India.

Coal India approves record 32 mining projects at Rs 47K cr

Scripting a record high, Coal India Limited (CIL) has approved 32 coal mining projects in the current fiscal till January 2021, which indicate an estimated incremental capital of around Rs 47,300 crore.

Rising Tide

Financial year (FY) 2020-2021 was a year of transition for the auto components industry.

Vedanta signs MoU with research institutes for value-creation from bauxite residue

Vedanta, India’s largest producer of aluminium and its value-added products, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for value-creation from bauxite residue (red mud), which is a by-product generated during processing of bauxite into alumina using the Bayer process.

Two new local zero emission excavators from Liebherr

The R 976-E electric crawler excavator, along with the R 980 SME-E, replaces the ER 974 B for mine and quarry extraction.

Srei Equipment receives EoI for $250 mn capital infusion from international PE funds

The international private equity ("PE") funds are US-based Arena Investors LP and Singapore's Makara Capital Partners.

Volvo CE EC210D powering up east java quarry in Indonesia

A rental and general contractor company in Surabaya, East Java, already relies on some of the leading machines from Volvo Construction Equipment, as it excavates limestone to meet Indonesia’s infrastructure demands. But four new additions are taking the company’s work to the next level.

Bounce back

Construction equipment finance has bounced back after the pandemic-forced lull.

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.

Improving machine performance

Improving overall equipment effectiveness is always a challenge.

Govt’s infra focus will boost demand for CE”

Established in May 1964 as a public sector undertaking for manufacturing rail coaches and spare parts and mining equipment, BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers) has partially disinvested and presently Government of India owns 54 per cent of total equity and rest 46 per cent is held by public, financial institutions, foreign institutional investors, banks and employees.

Grove GMK5150L proves a reliable allrounder for Austrian company HABAU

Since May 2018, a Grove GMK5150L has been in use in the precast parts assembly department of Austrian company HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. – to the satisfaction of everyone.

Srei forms Strategic Coordination Committee for raising fresh capital

The SCC will coordinate, negotiate and conclude discussions with potential strategic and/or private equity investors, to raise fresh capital for the business in consultation with the management.

Rajesh Mohata appointed as CEO of JSL Lifestyle

The Board of JSL Lifestyle (JSLL), a subsidiary of Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL), has announced the appointment of its new Executive Director and CEO, Rajesh Mohata. In his role, Mohata will be leading JSLL’s customer-centric brands – Arttd’inox & ARC, and its various business verticals, including tableware & home décor, bespoke kitchens, sanitation solutions, commercial kitchens, infrastructure, Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) businesses, and plumbing solutions. Mohata is a seasoned business professional with over 28 years of experience in varying domains of Oil & Gas, Metal & Mining, Energy, and Cement industries. Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director, JSLL, Deepika Jindal said, “As we pursue operational efficiency and long-term value creation for stakeholders, we are pleased to welcome a promising leader like Rajesh. I am confident that his expertise and strategic thinking will guide the Company to grow across all B2B and B2C segments and innovate to capitalize new opportunities”. Having earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil) from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur, Mohata has spearheaded some of India’s frontline organizations in various capacities, like Aditya Birla Group, Reliance Industries, Essar, RPSG, Adani, and Vedanta. He has been acknowledged for his leadership at various business platforms. His personal interest areas include yoga and running. Mohata is an avid reader and shares a keen interest for philanthropy. JSL Lifestyle, a subsidiary of Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited, is a pioneer in creating innovative and futuristic stainless-steel installations for aesthetic, residential, architectural, infrastructural, railways, and sanitary applications. The company promotes stainless-steel as the core ingredient in wide-ranging applications through its two brands — Arttd'inox and ARC. Launched in 2003 by Ms Deepika Jindal, Arttd’inox is the first B2C brand from the house of JSL Lifestyle Ltd. With the objective to fan out the applications arena of stainless steel from kitchen shelves to the entire house and office, Arttd'inox has introduced excellent designs & forms in stainless steel tableware & home décor products in India. Through ARC, JSL Lifestyle Ltd. has created a strong presence in sectors like Automotive, Railways & Transport (ART), Architecture, Building & Construction (ABC), original equipment manufacturing (OEM), infrastructure, plumbing solutions, and retail. A few of the several services offered under ARC include customised stainless-steel products, inventory management, warehousing, material testing, engineering work, fabrication of quality material, and job site supervision by trained personnel.

BEML bag orders from Cameroon & Bangladesh

The order for Cameroon has been received from Ministry of Economy, Planning & Regional Development (MOEPRD), Government of Cameroon for supply of 71 units of construction equipment consisting of bulldozers, excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders and compactors for their Cassava farm project.

BEML hands over BE1800D hydraulic excavator to Coal India

The BE1800D hydraulic excavator is ‘Make in India’ equipment; designed, developed and produced in-house at the BEML’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in KGF complex.

Power your profits

Tata Motors’ extensive range of 28-tonne tippers helps you maximise profits and have complete peace of mind.

Caterpillar celebrates 50 years of manufacturing in India

Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, enters the 50th year of manufacturing in India. The company has a long history of equipping its machines with leading-edge technology to increase the safety, productivity and efficiency of its operational sectors.

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.

The versatile machine

Most skid steer loaders are designed to work in diverse climates of high ambient of 48 degree Celsius or severe cold and high altitude areas, no matter what climatic conditions.

Motor graders are now mandatory for construction of highways

The grader has a strong role in the pre-compaction stage and sub-base preparation with fine grading, spreading and levelling the ground. It uses a hydraulic blade to push large amounts of soil and can be adjusted with a simple lever by the operator.

Graders for the future

Motor graders are having their moments under the sun. Infrastructure projects are pushing up demand for these machines.

Komatsu aims for lead in hydrogen-powered mining trucks

Komatsu, Japan's top construction equipment maker, plans to develop hydrogen power as an alternative to diesel for heavy-duty mining dump trucks, in a first for the industry, Nikkei has learned. The company will start its hydrogen development programme in 2021 and aims to have the trucks ready for practical use by 2030.

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

MAJOR announces the appointment of Haver & Boecker Middle East FZE as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorised dealer

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

MAJOR announces the appointment of Haver & Boecker Middle East FZE as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorised dealer.

BEML signs MoUs to explore & enhance the business in defence & aerosapce

BEML is a leading multi-technology ‘Schedule A’ company under the Ministry of Defence signed of MoUs with 11 entities to explore and enhance the business in Defence & Aerospace Sector in the presence of Rajnath Singh, Raksha Mantri at the Bandhan Ceremony, AERO INDIA 2021.

Technological upgrades are perennial part of CE industry: Sandeep Mathur of CASE

Sandeep Mathur, Brand Leader, CASE India, speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India, and the upcoming digital technologies in motor graders.

Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘Stable’ with sharp volume recovery: ICRA

Two critical demand headwinds in the coming quarters are - the continued limited fiscal bandwidth with State governments to invest in infrastructure and the price hikes following the upcoming emission norm change in April 2022

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.

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

Komatsu aims to half carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

Caterpillar celebrates 50 years of manufacturing in India

Globally, Caterpillar has more than 95 years of product support expertise, a large installed base (approximately two million assets), and a robust worldwide dealer network serving 193 countries with approximately 160,000 employees.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2021 will not take place!

bauma CONEXPO INDIA, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, and Construction Vehicles, will not take place this year.

Are IoT & AI just a hype

The internet of things is significantly transforming industries such as automotive, Healthcare & Medical, Energy and Off highway.

Titan Adds New Stl3 Tyre Size

Titan International has added a new size to its STL3 lineup of tyres for articulated dump trucks, wheel loaders and scrapers. The new size, 875/65R29, was added at the request of customers in the construction, mining and quarry industries, the company says.

New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

L&T compactors are very well established in the Indian market

L&T’s Construction and Mining Equipment business manufactures, distributes and provides after-sales support for construction and mining equipment for diverse industries and applications.

Intelligent compaction!

Intelligent compaction rollers are equipped with technology that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator.

IMME 2020 ends with high hopes

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised the well-established IMME series, this time as IMME 2020 virtual mining exhibition between 2 December 2020 - 1 February 2021.

Gen M M Naravane visits BEML Stall at AERO INDIA 2021

Gen M M Naravane visits BEML Stall at AERO INDIA 2021

Haver Middle East to be MAJOR’s new authorised dealer

Haver Middle East to be MAJOR’s new authorised dealer

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

MAJOR announces the appointment of Maxim Equipment as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorised dealer

BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL

BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL

Cat’s New 657 scraper means more visibility & comfort

The Cat 657 scraper offers a 7 per cent increase in fuel efficiency and a 21 per cent increase in the cab interior over its predecessor 657G, according to Cat.

Govt to divest 26% stake in BEML

The Centre invited bids for strategic divestment in BEML, four years after the Cabinet approved divestment in the company.

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Hyundai CE India launch new excavator fleet

Hyundai Construction Equipment launched the upgraded series of excavators under the series name SMART PLUS and new Global colour to strengthen the brand positioning in India and Export market.

BEML to showcase aerospace products at AERO INDIA 2021

BEML is showcasing some of its prime products during AERO INDIA 2021, the biennial mega Aero exhibition, being held in Bangalore, from February 3-5, 2021.

Gmmco and Caterpillar launch new-gen motor Grader SEM 915

Gmmco Ltd and Caterpillar Inc launched the new generation motor Grader SEM 915 on January 20, 2021. The event was hosted online and had enthusiastic participation from customers.

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Aiken plant completes 10 years

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Aiken manufacturing facility is celebrating its 10 years of successful operations. Th e 395,000-sq ft campus, which produces MTU-brand off -highway diesel engines, opened in the fall of 2010 when the company decided to move its manufacturing operations from Detroit, MI to Graniteville, Aiken County, SC.

Bauma China Boosts Industry Confidence

The bauma CHINA 2020 held in the midst of Covid-19 crisis attracted 2,867 exhibitors and around 80,000 trade visitors.

XCMG delivers advanced wheel bulldozer to Mongolia

XCMG has delivered a DL560 wheel bulldozer, its largest wheel loader, to Mongolia. Th e delivery marks full access for the Mongolia mining industry to XCMG’s entire product line of large-tonnage loaders and wheel bulldozers.

GHH releases new data analytics software

GHH has introduced GHH inSiTE, the latest digital analytics soft ware from the company for monitoring and managing mining and tunnelling projects and large construction sites.

Structural reforms in mining

Union Minister for Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi said that the government is coming up with many structural reforms in the mining sector to realise its true potential.

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.

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

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.

There is clear room for the market to grow

Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President - Marketing & Sales and Customer Services, DICV, shares his thoughts on the market scenario and the company’s strategy going forward.

Testing & Interesting Times

After the most unusual year that we experienced in our lifetime, the calendar year unfolding is expected to be challenging but promising for the Indian construction equipment industry.

OTR tyres on the move

With construction activities picking up and mining activities on a revival mode, the OTR tyre demand in the country is expected to grow in the coming years.

Coal mining is expected to drive demand

PK Ganguly, Head – Marketing (Domestic Sales), Balkrishna Industries, shares his thoughts on the market scenario and how the company is gearing up to meet the growing demands in the market.

CE industry: On the road to recovery

The rural economy has also been driving sales of construction equipment. A good monsoon, record agricultural production and huge procurement by the government agencies along with a focus on rural infrastructure are all attributable to increasing rural prosperity.

GHH releases new data analytics software

GHH inSiTE manages mining and tunnelling projects and large construction sites

Haver & Boecker Niagara launches new screen media

Haver & Boecker Niagara introduces Ty-Deck Ultra modular screen media

Brokk names North American Sales and Marketing Manager

Brokk has named Je Keeling the North American Sales and Marketing Manager. In his new role, Keeling is responsible for growing the Brokk brand in key segments across the US and Canada, including demolition, processing and mining

Genie launches E-Drive across GS scissor lifts range

Genie® announced the new E-Drive system, an optimised AC electric drive system, available across its entire line of GS™ slab scissor li s.

MAJOR appoints new dealers

MAJOR announced the appointment of Premier Equipment, a leading supplier of material processing systems, as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorised dealer.

L&T bags biggest mining equipment order from Tata Steel

Th e Construction and Mining Equipment Business of Larsen & Toubro has secured one of its biggest orders ever, from Tata Steel, to supply 46 units of Komatsu mining equipment.