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3i EXPO & Conference gets an arousing response from manufacturing industry; IPF presents awards to 19 SMEs from across India

3i EXPO & Conference gets an arousing response from manufacturing industry; IPF presents awards to 19 SMEs from across India

Don’t Compromise on Vibrating Screen Health

How partnering with a technical OEM for equipment monitoring can help the bottom line.

Electrification will play an important role in defining the drive trains of the future.”

Customer remains at the centre of defining all our activities and it starts with understanding customer’s application and designing customised solutions, that consider the optimal performance requirements and deliver them in the most effective way.

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.

Gmmco, Caterpillar launch Workshop-on-Wheels to serve remote locations

The vehicle has been designed keeping in mind safety and utility for ensuring optimum service capability.

Gaining traction

Growing construction industry supported by global megatrend of urbanisation is expected to drive growth of the global aerial work platform market.

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.

7th India Construction Festival

Organised by the FIRST Construction Council in Mumbai on October 22, the event successfully brought together the who’s who of the infrastructure and 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.

Growing at a steady pace

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

Success Story: Smart solutions to augment steel production

The Mobilgrease XHP 461 is a part of the Mobilgrease XHP™ 460 Series that has been designed to outperform conventional products by applying high performance proprietary lithium complex manufacturing technology.

Hamm | HC series: Advanced engine technology for earthworks

Since August 2021, Hamm has supplied new compactor models from the HC series to the Indian market. The machines, weighing 11t, are available with or without a drum drive.

Mobile cranes with latest tech would be in good demand

The scenario in India is encouraging due to two reasons – first, the paradigm shift towards buying new cranes from importing used cranes; second, the increase in use of heavy duty mobile crane in construction, cement, steel, wind and power sectors.

AJAX introduces the ‘All new CEV Stage-IV’ compliant ARGOs

These engines are more environment friendly with well proven CRDi technology and After Treatment System (ATS) that reduces emission levels.

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.

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.

There are huge untapped opportunities in the crushers & screens market

V Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries

How digitisation can help create robust ecosystem in sea freight management

The shipping and logistic sector worldwide is viewed as a backbone for global trade and commerce which enables industries to deliver the goods and services to the end consumers by facilitating mobility throughout the supply chain.

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.

CASE announces 60-day extension of warranty on all CE

CASE Construction Equipment announced a 60-day warranty extension on all construction equipment in light of the second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic in the country. This extension is applicable on all such units whose warranty is expiring between May 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021.

Overcoming supply chain hurdles

A reputed contractor in the eastern part of India found an ideal solution in the crusher bucket BF60. One of its esteemed clients is a well-known construction company in the Northeastern part of India. They are primarily into road construction and have a fleet of various types of construction equipment.

Demand diversity in CE sector

Infrastructure is a silver lining in the pandemic for many States. With the lockdowns in place in most States during 2020 and reduced vehicle traffic, crews continued their road work and were getting more work done than usual.

Service sourcing strategies will lead transformation of Indian logistics ecosystem

In the current scenario of Covid-19 impact on the market, KION India is ready with the offering to manage labour shortage and no-contact material handling. Sunil K Gupta, President, KION India, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

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.

Tekla Structures: Versatile & robust software for precast construction

Tekla Structures helped Precast India Infrastructures to produce a large number of precast elements, address critical geometries, implement MEP requirements and a lot more, quite easily and well within the specified project timeline.

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.

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.

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.

On sustainable asphalt: A tete-a-tete

Sustainability has been part of the road building conversation for decades. Yet improvements that make the methods and machines more environmentally friendly continue to gain momentum.

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.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

The leading SLCM manufacturer says it is investing Rs 140 crore to help in its plan to diversify its construction to roads, railways, energy, and irrigation.

2021 will be a year of challenges and consolidations

Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India shares his thoughts on the AWP market outlook and the company’s activities.

AWPs for safe and reliable operations

The post-pandemic conditions demand for safer and secure means of operations where AWPs will play a major role and will gain prominence in future.

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.

We provide more focus to training

Manoj Rawat, Country Manager - AWP, India & SAARC Region, Terex India, elaborates on the outlook on the Indian AWP market.

Cat NextGen Excavators Day celebrated

Cat NextGen Excavators Cat 323D3, Cat 320D3 and Cat 320D3 GC were showcased along with their key benefits and features

Technology Rules at Alto Maipo Project

For Chile, the Rio Maipo is a stroke of luck to supply the nearby capital Santiago with energy: In the mighty ‘Alto Maipo’ power plant project, the planners are relying on European and - in particular - German technology.

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?

Handling It Safe

In spite of the current slowdown in the material handling equipment market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is expected to bounce back soon with new practices of safer handling in warehousing operations.

JLG begins delivery of new telescopic platforms in Germany

JLG Industries announced the first delivery of 10 460SJ HC3, the all-new Hi-Capacity models, into Germany. Willenbacher is the first to receive 10 new 460SJ HC3 heavy-duty telescopic platforms from JLG in Germany.

JLG begins delivery of 460SJ HC3 telescopic platforms in Germany

JLG Industries, Inc announced the first delivery of 10 460SJ HC3, the all-new Hi-Capacity models, into Germany. Willenbacher is the first to receive 10 new 460SJ HC3 heavy-duty telescopic platforms from JLG in Germany.

JLG begins delivery of 460SJ HC3 telescopic platforms in Germany

JLG Industries, Inc announced the first delivery of 10 460SJ HC3, the all-new Hi-Capacity models, into Germany. Willenbacher is the first to receive 10 new 460SJ HC3 heavy-duty telescopic platforms from JLG in Germany.

We plan to expand our facility to cater the growing demand

Aerial work platform (AWP) provides complete safety to work at heights. Daedalus is a company that provides AWP products and solutions indigenously.

Accessing New Heights

The use of aerial work platforms in India is still to gather momentum, in spite of the growing construction and urban infrastructure development. Increased awareness on safety among the end-users and a growing rental market are expected to drive the market in future.

National Infrastructure Pipeline Gets Set to Flow

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

Zoomlion Launches AWPs

Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co (Zoomlion) launched eight new aerial work platform models.

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.

We provide training in boom and scissor lift operations

There is a strong need for a standardised training content that increases awareness of best practices, clarifies responsibilities and addresses safe use of equipment.

Steps to Safety

Being the safest means of working at heights, Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) are naturally the option to work at height safely. However, use of AWPs in India is still limited and is picking up slowly.

Growth ahead, no skidding!

According to the UN's World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2019, India's GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 7.6 per cent in 2019-20 from an estimated 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal ending March 2019.

Trident: a single-point source For AWP tyres

Rental companies are the largest owners of aerial work platforms (AWPs). For them, crew safety, maximum machine uptime and low operating costs are critical success factors.

Rentease buys 32 new JLG scissor lifts

Rentease International LLP, an AWP rental company based in Bangalore, has taken delivery of 32 JLG scissor lifts. The company, founded in 2017, has plans to grow aggressively and plans to expand its fleet to 300+ units in the next few years seeking coverage across India.

1,000-1,500 more AWPs may be required by end of this year

Safety, productivity, and less downtime determine the usage of AWPs in a project. AWPs are not only a safety related equipment, but it also enhances the productivity and speed of the project, thus contributing to the profitability of one's business.

AWPs: Safe working at heights

There is always risk involved in working at heights. Introduction of aerial work platforms has made it easy for workers perform well without any risk of falling, leading to timely completion of the work with higher productivity.

The race has begun

'Infrastructure 2.0' was the theme of our 10th Annual issue of Equipment India. The 5th Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO Forum held on February 16, 2018 in Delhi also hovered on the same theme.

XCMG Aerial Work Platforms

Aerial work platform (AWP) comes from the product line of firefighting machinery of XCMG. With a small boundary dimension, wide working range, strong obstacle climbing ability, simple safe and reliable operation, AWP can be widely used in the construction, repair and maintenance of plant, firefighting industry, warehouses, airports, municipal engineering and in other facilities.

Converting challenges to opportunities

A long way to go and difficulties and challenges to face, for them it is all about converting these challenges into opportunities. Mayur Alandkar, Co-founder, elaborates more on the firm and its ambition.

Access market for new machines has grown by 24 per cent

Although there has been an increase in awareness of the use of access equipment for safe and productive work at heights, compared to matured markets of Europe, the US, South America, Australia, Singapore, the Middle East, Japan, South Korea and China the growth in India has been dismal and nowhere close to its potential.

Indian customers are gradually becoming safety conscious

Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) can make a difference in a company?s day to day operation. There is a broad spectrum of models with a variety of lift heights suitable for almost any work requirement.

AN EVOLVING MARKET

Aerial work platforms are not just machines that ensure safety to people when they are working at height but alongside it vastly increases productivity. Work can be done more efficiently and quickly, and timelines can be met.

BUDGET 2017 | PUBLIC SPENDING TO DRIVE SALES

Although there are no landmark announcements in this year?s Budget, a special thrust on transport infrastructure development and affordable housing will definitely gift some market opportunities to the CE segment.

We have a fleet of 110 units and still expanding

Eastman Logistics and Infrastructure is a flagship company of the Eastman Group. Eastman has its working presence all over India. The promoters of the company have a vast experience of 40 years in the equipment rental and logistics industry.

We expect better footfalls of visitors and prospective customers

On a global perspective, the demand of AWPs has certainly increased both in government and private sector. Rental sector is also seeing good demands of our equipment which is an encouraging sign.

We strongly believe in the quality of JLG equipment and their prompt service.

Swastik Corporation is a leading equipment rental company for the past 10 years, based out of Chennai with branches/operations in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad. Our core focus is into rental of aerial work platforms - boom lifts

Application of AWPs will only grow.

ABC Infra is part of the ABC Group which has carved a niche in providing project/ODC transportation services under the banner of Assam Bombay Carriers for the past 35 years. ABC Infra Equipment provides equipment hiring solutions.

Dealing the best

Ketan Patel, Director, Maco Corporation, has more than 12 years of experience in dealing with AWPs/MEWPS. Maco is the first company to professionally educate the Indian customers across every industry over the last 14 years on the benefits of the AWP/MEWP.

A Strategy of Continuous Improvements

Haulotte?s new range of telehandlers offers improved performance in their respective applications. Haulotte Group, one of the leading manufacturers of aerial work platforms (AWPs)

Safe and Productive

The developed market saw the use of AWPs decades ago. Such machines were in demand by users, for two reasons: safety and speed of work.

Exceeding Expectations

According to a report released by ICEMA, the current market size of the construction equipment including backhoe loader, concrete mixers excavator is around $2.8 billion. Further, the Indian construction equipment industry

Safety and Productivity at Heights

With the projects are going taller, demand for safe and productive vertical reach equipment is on the rise. Working at height has always been associated with a risk factor.

Gaining Traction

With a major thrust on infrastructure development by the government, coupled with the ?Make in India? programme, the Indian telehandler industry is poised for an unprecedented and exponential growth.

High Expectations

With growing safety awareness, the Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), one of the best solutions to keep people safe, while working at heights, is poised for exponential growth in the near future.

Safety at Heights

For personnel working at heights safety is the diktat! Aerial Work Platform (AWP) assists the technicians to safely work at heights using their work tools. Continuing our series this edition elaborates on the safety features

Accessing Heights, Safely

As the access equipment industry matures in India and users become more aware on the advantages of using such equipment over conventional practices of working at heights, the rental sector in India is poised for a very bright and promising future.

Access Equipment for Cement & Steel Sectors

The future demand for access equipment in cement and steel sectors is promising in the years ahead. The use of access platforms (AWPs) is multifarious. As such, these equipment are used across all sectors

Our efforts are to provide the best product and after-sales support.

In developed countries, there are legislations in place which ensure AWPs are used for working at heights. We strongly believe that such legislations should come in India too, says Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India. Excerpts from the interview

Higher, cleaner and safer

The access equipment industry in India is in a nascent stage but once the awareness about the utility and application of this versatile product line spreads, and once we have legislation in place for the use of such equipment for any work done at a height, the future looks quite bright. EQUIPMENT INDIA finds out the details from the major players in the industry.

Tighter safety norms would ensure a safer working environment

Whether it is a construction job site, plant maintenance or assembly/installation, JLG makes working at heights safe and productive, says Sunil Jain, Country Manager, JLG Industries, Inc. JLG Industries, Inc USA, an Oshkosh Corporation Company, is the designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment (aerial work platform) and telehandlers.

The Specialist Tyre Supplier

Trident International specialises in the design, development and supply of industrial tyres for construction, quarrying, underground mining, port and material handling equipment.

We shall be focusing on mobile access platforms at Excon

We have invested about Rs 100 million in developing infrastructures like depots and service facility; Rs 800 million in assets and have plans to invest Rs 1,000 million over the next year, says Rakesh Modi, Chief Executive Officer, MTandT, in an exclusive interview with Equipment India.

We will be investing in new product lines and aim to cross the $500-mn turnover mark by 2015

In a significant strategic decision, Terex Corp has recently acquired Demag Cranes, world?s leading German manufacturer of all kinds of cranes, for nearly $1.5 billion.

We aim to be a single window tyre solution provider

?Trident offers a range of solid and pneumatic tyres for a wide range of material handling equipment such as forklifts, reach stackers, container handlers, rough terrain forklifts.