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Automation and the embrace of technology

Telematics and IoT are other aspects of automation that are finding their way in construction equipment.

Budget 2024: Key highlights

Key highlights of Interim Budget 2024

Boost on the cards for auto components?

The Indian automotive industry sector has a positive outlook for the upcoming Budget, with expectations for updates on the FAME 3 scheme, PLI sops, and GST revision.

Our primary focus is on improving productivity of customers

MT Swamy, Regional Leader - APAC, Infra Business, Kennametal India

Schwing Stetter India announces entry in CE sub segments at Excon

The new path breaking construction product line-up covers mining, shipping, and road & highway infrastructure industries

Some of our products use recycled material

VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India

Our focus is on introducing cutting-edge electric machines

Sanjay Saxena, COO, Sany India and South Asia

The Indian CE industry crossed 1,00,000-unit sales in 2022-2023

Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, speaks on the growing market for construction equipment in India.

No Bumps in the Road

India has been investing significantly in infrastructure development, including the construction of roads, highways, and expressways. This investment has driven the demand for road construction equipment.

A Resounding Success

Gujarat Conex 2023 served as a gathering hub for prominent figures in the industry and policymakers, engaging in discussions aimed at advancing infrastructure development in Gujarat.

Building the Future

The market for wheel loaders is seeing fresh traction due to the buoyancy in road construction activities. Fresh off take of coal due to a surge in thermal power production is adding to the demand.

CRUSH, SCREEN, EXCEL

The crushing and screening equipment market — which is driven by aggregate and construction industries, road projects, and railway lines — is believed to grow at a faster pace.

Gujarat: One-stop destination for CE players

Gujarat Conex 2023, which will be held from September 21-23, 2023 in Gandhinagar, will be a meeting place for major industry players and policymakers to deliberate on furthering infrastructure growth in Gujarat and India.

Connecting Machinery with Efficiency

Essential for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of construction machinery like excavators, loaders, bulldozers, cranes, etc., hydraulic hoses play a crucial role in various equipment.

The Rise of Smart Warehousing in India

The next decade of warehousing and the supply chain is set to witness the best in emerging technology. Aditya Vazirani shares more on the trend.

Gujarat allocates Rs 22.13 bn for 919 km road network expansion

The Gujarat government has approved Rs 22.13 billion for a 919-km-long road covering 94 stretches from small villages to metro cities.

Eyeing New Heights

The construction equipment and equipment financing industries experienced a series of highs and lows throughout 2022. As the new financial year starts, both sectors turned their attention to infrastructure as the driving force for future growth.

Komatsu achieves 40% productivity boost on PC900LC-11 Excavator

The new model incorporates significant design enhancements

The Versatile Workhorse

Telehandlers can perform a wide range of tasks in various industries.

New mining machinery are driving demand for all-steel radial tyres

Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, Balkrishna Industries, speaks on the factors that are driving the Indian OTR tyre market, and the recent innovations in tyre design and making in construction vehicles.

Entering an era of transformation

Off-the-road tyre manufacturers and suppliers are facing brand-new difficulties as a result of technological advancements and evolving end-user needs that are pushing the market into uncharted terrain.

Bulk material handling equipment for steel & mining industry

Bulk material handling equipment plays a very important role in metals, mining, and related industries to ensure safe and efficient operations.

Liugong forays into mining segment

Liugong India, a leading manufacturer of construction and heavy machinery, announced its foray into the mining segment at bauma CONEXPO India

Bringing sustainability to the fore

JCB has continued to make concerted efforts to conserve and optimise the use of energy.

Electric Construction Machinery on the Rise

Electric machinery often requires less maintenance and has a longer lifespan compared to its diesel counterparts, making them a more cost-effective solution in the long run.

Sustainability and automation will be our focus areas

Dheeraj Panda, COO (Sales, Marketing & Customer Support), Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on the performance of the company in 2022 and its outlook for 2023

We are keen to showcase our readiness in building the India of tomorrow

BKR Prasad, Head – Marketing & Product Development, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, speaks on the key products on display during bauma CONEXPO.

Crawlers race ahead

Rising demand is boosting the development of new crawler crane launches and features.

The outlook for the mining industry is positive for the next two years

Dheeraj Panda, COO – Sales, Marketing & Customer Support, Sany Heavy Duty India, speaks on the outlook for the mining sector in India, and the company’s major products in mining

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.

Sany and Danfoss introduce electric telescopic crawler crane

Sany has partnered with Danfoss to introduce an electric telescopic boom crawler crane, the SCE800TB-EV. It is the first volume model of crawler crane available on the market with a fully electric system featuring permanent magnetic synchronous motor technology, the company says.

Sany Bharat signs MOU with Union Bank of India

The network of Union Bank will extend equipment finance to customers of Sany Bharat across the country

Europe-India Day Symposium at Bauma Forum

During Bauma 2022, “Europe- India Day” was organised by the CECE, ICEMA and VDMA India on October 26, 2022.

JCB India launches three new excavators

These machines will be built at JCB India’s state-of-the-art factory in Pune

“We will be launching 63-inch tyres for the Indian market.”

Tractors and earthmoving equipment are the major demand drivers of OTR tyres,” says Prasanta Ganguly, Head – OTR Marketing (Domestic Sales), Balkrishna Industries (BKT).

Poised to higher grow

The demand for telehandlers has been increasing steadily, especially from the infrastructure construction and mining segments over the coming years.

On The Roll

The OTR tyre market is forecasted to reach 15 million units by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.05 per cent in volume terms.

BOMAG’s compact half-lane BM 2200/65 cold planer

BOMAG designed its new BM 2200/65 half-lane cold planer to be light and compact for greater maneuverability and easier transport.

Loaded with opportunities

The wheel loader market is estimated to be valued at over $23.74 billion by 2030. It is anticipated to reach a CAGR of over 8.9 per cent during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.

Adani acquires Rs 5,000 cr slum redevelopment project on RTO land

Portsmount Buildcon an Adani Group company has taken over a Rs 5000 crore slum redevelopment project on Rent-To-Own (RTO) property in Andheri (west)

Excon brings more cheer to the season

Excon was spread over 3,00,000 square meters of display area with the participation of over 800 exhibitors from India and abroad.

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.

Improving machine productivity

The demand for the hydraulic hose is estimated to grow at a substantial rate from the construction industry owing to the requirement of high operating pressure and maximum abrasion resistance to the equipment.

We will be launching track mounted compact range of crushing & screening machines

Excon is one of the largest construction equipment trade fairs and has been playing an important role in bringing out the latest technologies and solutions and we at Terex are proud to be a part of the 11th edition taking place this year

Opportunities for 45t class excavators are immense

Rahul Shorey National Head – Construction, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company.

Chasing Growth!

Despite rising input costs and transition to CEV stage-IV engines, the CE market is expecting a growth of over 11 per cent in 2022-23.

We plan to move to electric

Customer satisfaction is important in any business. We were in constant touch with our customers by keeping their focus on our business by contacting them and offering solutions.

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

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

Electric mobility is the segment we focus on most

Kessler, as the name suggests, has a long history just as any other German /European company, and is being run by the third-generation family and closely linked with the southern German region.

CE companies are making strides toward sustainability

Customer centricity being the fulcrum, Doosan Bobcat India introduced B900 CEV stage IV backhoe loaders for the Indian market in 2021.

Sustainability in logistics

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

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.

Budget 2022 and a big infra push

The union budget can be termed as a growth-oriented one, with the government focusing strongly on world-class infrastructure development.

Upgrading Technology

Commonly used to construct and maintain gravel and dirt roads, motor graders have also prepared building foundations and drainage ditches, making them popular with government agencies and contractors.

We are trying to scan India For our global model

Kessler, as the name suggests, has a long history just as any other German /European company, and is being run by the third-generation family and closely linked with the southern German region.

India to develop world-class mega ports, trans-shipment hubs

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal has said that India is aiming to increase the supply chain efficiency and lowering logistics costs to facilitate achieving its well-defined goal of being a $5 trillion economy by 2025.

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.

OTR tyre market has bright prospect

India OTR tyre market stood at 11.2 million units in 2021 and forecasted to reach 15 million units by 2023. The market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 9.05 per cent in volume terms.

India to develop world-class mega ports, trans-shipment hubs

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal has said that India is aiming to increase the supply chain efficiency and lowering logistics costs to facilitate achieving its well-defined goal of being a $5 trillion economy by 2025.

Eicher establishes new standard in inter-city luxury bus travel

Optimal blend of a high-performance driveline and aerodynamics with futuristic body design for luxurious aesthetics and passenger comfort

Komatsu redevelops D475A-8 dozer mainframe for durability

Komatsu has redesigned the mainframe on its D475A-8 dozer to get twice the life of prior models and resist multiple reconstruct/renew cycles.

Fully loaded with opportunities

For a construction site to function without a loader may be impossible. Add to this the fact that the awareness to use the right tool for the right job is growing. The future of loaders looks bright despite the recent slowdown. The influx of new technology is ensuring that they are ever versatile and profitable to operate.

Wheel loaders can be used in any industry that deals with heavy loads

The construction equipment market has started to revive post the pandemic with increased demand of such machines and rising number of construction projects across the country.

Wheel loader market is dominated by 120-150 HP range equipment

In the current context, users prefer wheel loaders that deliver higher productivity at lesser operating costs, along with enhanced servicing of their machines across their work cycle.

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.

New generation Grove carrier cab debuts in Germany

The first customer in Germany to take delivery of a Grove GMK3060L-1 with the new carrier cab was Arbeitsbühnen Gagarin.

New generation Grove carrier cab debuts in Germany

The first customer in Germany to take delivery of a Grove GMK3060L-1 with the new carrier cab was Arbeitsbühnen Gagarin.

New generation Grove carrier cab debuts in Germany

German rental company Arbeitsbühnen Gagarin is the first Manitowoc customer in Germany to receive a Grove all-terrain crane with the latest carrier cab and is thrilled with both the modern exterior and spacious and ergonomic interior.

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.

We have pioneered integration of digital tech in our machines

As the Indian market matures, global best practices are making their way into the Indian material handling industry. There is an increased focus on safety and productivity on work sites which presents us with the opportunity of introducing products with the latest and state-of-the-art technology in India.

Towering over

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

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

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

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

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

Digging deeper

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

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.

The D-factor

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

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.

Mini Machines, Maximum Demand

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

project44 launches Port Intel

On the heels of its recent acquisition of Ocean Insights, project44, the global leader in supply chain visibility, today announced the availability of its free port visibility reporting service, Port Intel™.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

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.

HCC Group to receive Rs 1,259 cr from NHAI BOT conciliations

HCC Concessions (HCON), the infrastructure development arm of HCC Group, concluded its conciliation with NHAI for all disputes concerning Baharampore-Farakka Highways Ltd (BFHL) and Farakka-Raiganj Highways Ltd (FRHL).

project44 launches Port Intel

Free for a limited time, Port Intel is an online service that provides subscribers with free reports that summarise port congestion, inform them when their containers are anchored near congested ports, and help them make critical inventory and management decisions.

Carer’s new A160-200X electric forklifts

Electric power, autonomy and reliability is here with Carer's new A160-200X. This new model, with capacities ranging from 35,000 to 44,000 lbs at a 48-inch load center, is able to directly compete for performance and autonomy with diesel forklifts.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

Focus on infra to revive economic growth

The government’s focus on building infrastructure will create jobs and revive economic growth

Major Port Authorities Bill 2020 passed!

Major Port Authorities Bill 2020 passed!

Prioritising ports

The modernisation of ports is a prerequisite. The various policy measures announced in the sector are expected to increase investor confidence in the sector which in turn will translate into great opportunities for growth in the port equipment market.

Innovation has been cornerstone of JCB’s operations

In our exclusive, Deepak Shetty, Deputy CEO & Managing Director, JCB India Limited, tells us how the construction equipment industry in general and JCB in particular have been emerging through the year of the pandemic.

Cat 315 GC excavator ups visibility, cuts maintenance costs by up to 25%

Maintenance schedules have been extended and synchronized on the new Cat 315 GC Next Gen compact radius excavator, changes that have prompted up to a 25 per cent reduction in maintenance costs, says Cat.

India delivers 1st batch of heavy cranes to bolster operations at Chabahar port

India has delivered a consignment of heavy equipment, including cranes, for further development of Iran’s Chabahar port, signalling New Delhi’s commitment to the strategic connectivity project that can provide access to markets in Central Asia

Budget spurs order books

The Budget 2021 has won the approval of its utmost critics with most giving it a thumbs up. Infrastructure is the mantra for 2021-22 as the Finance Minister proposed to significantly enhance capital expenditure to Rs 5.54 trillion in the next fiscal, besides creating institutional structures and giving a big thrust to monetising assets to achieve the goals of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), which was launched in December 2019 with around 6,835 projects.

Mega Infrastructure Summit 2021 to be held on Apr 6-7

The Mega Infrastructure Summit 2021 is all set to welcome you back to an engaging physical forum to unlock and connect you with unlimited networking opportunities.

Budget focuses on infra to revive economic growth

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to significantly enhance capital expenditure to Rs 5.54 lakh crore in the next fiscal, besides creating institutional structures and giving a big thrust to monetising assets to achieve the goals of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP)

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.

Indian CE market to regain growth

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

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.

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.