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Enhancing collaboration in construction machinery between Europe and India

CECE President Alexandre Marchetta and ICEMA President Dimitrov Krishnan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding extending the cooperation between the two continental organisations.

What’s Your C-sat Score?

C-SAT is a commonly used metric that acts as a key performance indicator for customer service and product quality in all kinds of businesses. C-SAT is short for customer satisfaction score.

Connectivity is key between automation and electromobility

The world is entering an age of robotics. Industrial robots have worked in the manufacturing sector for decades. Construction could be the next industry to undergo an automation transformation.

CII Excon 2021 to aid India to become second largest CE market by 2030

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced the 11th edition of Excon, South Asia’s largest construction equipment, and construction technology trade fair, which will take place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru from May 17-21, 2022.

Construction, industrial equipment makers to shift to electric

The construction and industrial equipment industry plans to shift to electric. Top businesses like JCB, Volvo CE and Schwing Stetter are either working on electric versions or conducting feasibility studies for launching e-appliances in India.

Europe and India: Enhancing trade relations in construction machinery

CECE President Alexandre Marchetta and ICEMA President Dimitrov Krishnan have signed today

Bio Diesel Summit

Hosted by ICEMA, the Bio Diesel Summit, which was held virtually on January 24-25, 2022, stressed on substituting diesel with alternative fuels.

Construction, industrial equipment makers to shift to electric

The construction and industrial equipment industry plans to shift to electric. Top businesses like JCB, Volvo CE and Schwing Stetter are either working on electric versions or conducting feasibility studies for launching e-appliances in India.

Budget 2022: Increased capex outlay for infrastructure development to drive demand for CE

The industry also welcomed the government’s efforts to mitigate the financial challenges of the MSME sector.

M Vijay Kumar appointed CEO of Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council

M Vijay Kumar comes with over 35 years’ experience in the construction equipment industry.

Indian construction equipment industry growth slumps in Q3FY22

On the back of slowdown in the construction activity, the Indian CE industry experienced 23% drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21, as per the ICEMA report.

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.

Volvo CE launches new range of equipment in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) introduced a new series of pneumatic rollers, compactors, and wheel loaders for the market in India.

Volvo Construction Equipment launches new equipment in India

Volvo Construction Equipment launched a new range of compactors, pneumatic rollers, pavers and wheel loaders for the Indian market.

Connectivity is key between automation & electro mobility: Volvo MD

Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo CE India, speaks on whether machine automation will ever take off in construction.

D Krishnan of Volvo: Connectivity is key between automation & electro mobility

Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo CE India, speaks on whether machine automation will ever take off in construction.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) elected their President for the period 2021-23 during its Annual General Meeting held virtually on July 19, 2021.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director, Volvo Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd will lead ICEMA, the apex association of CE industry.

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.

Demand on the rise

The market is moving from mechanical to sensor pavers and the industry estimates the total market for sensor pavers to be more than 300 units per annum.

Volvo Group to launch SDLG excavators in India

The first SDLG excavator model to be launched in India is the 13 t E6135Fi

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to closely interacting with both customers and prospects

Volvo CE strongly focuses on productivity and lowering cost of operations or cost per tonne for customers. A big contributor is fuel efficiency.

Volvo CE to showcase future technology at Excon 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will be showcasing its future technologies at the Excon 2019, to be held during December 10-14 at BIEC, Bengaluru.

Mega training programme for equipment operators

Volvo Construction Equipment India organised an operator training-cum- Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) certification programme in India for wheel loader and excavator operators.

New paving technologies

Paver market in India is picking up with the growing road construction projects. Both asphalt and concrete paver markets see positive growth in the coming years.

Volvo CE appoints new dealer in Rajasthan

BSES India has been appointed Volvo CE dealer for 13 districts in the southern part of Rajasthan effective February 1, 2019.

Reaching out to infra needs

Government's high spending on infrastructure projects drives the demand for construction equipment while earthmoving equipment being the largest used equipment category leads the growth.

Volvo CE India unveils unique demo road

Volvo CE showed customers a new 100-m demo road cross section when Volvo celebrated its 20th anniversary in India.

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

Pushing Boundaries

With the demand for excavators growing in the market, OEMs are introducing new features to further improve the efficiency and productivity of the machines, helping in quick and qualitative project execution.

Improved uptime on mining site

Indian mining customer Hilltop Hirise was targeting 5,000 hours of operation per year with the Volvo EC480DL, but the machine delivered around 7,000 hours per year.

Paving to perfection

Asphalt paver market is likely to flourish in the coming years as more rural roads and highways are in the offing. The Budget 2018-19 has major focus on extension of 3.17 lakh km of rural roads which are largely asphalt roads.

Infrastructure development continues to be key

In terms of demand volume, 2017 will be the peak year in India. The total market demand is high this year. We will cross more than 2,000 machine sales this year for the first time.

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

An opportunity to see how technology is shaping for Indian customers

We are seeing most activities in the road building sector with numerous projects progressing. Understandably, we are seeing the highest levels of demand for excavators, compactors and pavers for this application and its associated industries.

Less investment, More benefits

Telematics is important for effectively monitoring the equipment fleet in its operation and maintenance. Work on Internet of Things (IoT) platform, Telematics provides information about the location, fuel, maintenance, and all other parameters which can be accessed remotely on a smart phone, tablet or laptop

Revival on Cards?

India is witnessing an improved growth trend in coal mining, as Coal India Ltd (CIL) is aiming an output of one billion tonne by 2020. CIL has earmarked a capital investment of Rs 57,000 crore, as part of the road map for one billion tonne target, with a planned capex of Rs 8,500 crore in 2017-18.

Volvo Launches New Paver in India

Volvo CE has introduced its newest paver into India, the mid-sized P6820C ABG. The unit offers a winning combination of power, production capacity, and precision for excellent paving quality, with perfectly smooth mats.

Excavators Excel

Driven by the infrastructure development activities in the country, hydraulic excavators recorded a sharp growth in 2016 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is continuing this year also with a 26 per cent growth in the first four months.

Volvo launches P6820C ABG paver in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched its newest 9-m paver in India, the P6820C ABG. The unit offers a winning combination of power, production capacity, and precision for excellent paving quality, with perfectly smooth mats, according to the company. This new tracked paver is powered by Volvo?s D6E COM IIIA/EPA Tier 3 engine. The paver is considerably more powerful than its predecessor, while providing lower fuel consumption and less noise.

Operator Champion

Volvo CE organised the first-of-its-kind construction equipment operator competition to equip the operators with the required skill sets.

Green, Greener, Greenest

At a time when the government is focusing on the next level of emission compliance in on-road and off-road vehicles, EQUIPMENT INDIA explores how the market is getting ready to comply with the latest norms.

Paving a Growth Path

While the paver market is gearing up for phenomenal growth, sensor pavers are expected to have a smooth ride due to the demand for quality roads in the future.

Volvo CE recognises operator talent in India

Bheemappa KS from Karnataka has won the maiden Operator Champion of India competition organised by Volvo CE, which saw nine winners in the heats from across the regions competing for the top spot in the final round. Narendra Singh from Rajasthan stood the runner-up in a close competition. The Operator Champion final took place between March 14 to16 at the Volvo CE headquarters in Bengaluru.

A Constructive Budget

The construction equipment segment in India has something to cheer about from the Budget measures such as more fund allocation to rural roads and highways construction, and announcement of infrastructure status to affordable housing.

ON THE CLOCK!

Material and earth movements are the major work content of all infrastructure developments and mining activities. Front-end loaders, backhoe loaders, dozers and application-centric equipment as options for the users to choose from to suit individual requirements.

Budget Reactions | Volvo CE India

While maintaining fiscal discipline, this year?s Budget announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley demonstrably seeks to stimulate economic growth and job creation. Micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises will enjoy corporate tax reliefs. Indians in the lower- and middle-income groups will receive income tax reliefs, which will increase disposable incomes and encourage consumer spending.

We are well-positioned to capture the roads segment and are doing well there

Volvo Construction Equipment is focussed on bringing the organisation increasingly closer to its clients and leveraging its business accordingly. Well-positioned with its product range to be successful in this country, the company had several new launches at the expo that are completely engineered in India.

We can deliver better productivity and return on investment

With current work levels customers in all sectors are focusing on productivity, operating costs and uptime. Of course, these three issues are very closely linked, with much interplay between them.

There are five machines from three product lines on show

The market in India for construction equipment is ahead of its position two years, when the last bC India took place. The most active sector of the industry is road building, and Volvo CE will be focused on this industry, among others, in our display at the show. Outside road building, there is also growing interest in mining equipment and materials supply for the construction sector.

Back on Track!

The Indian mining and material processing industry, along with other bulk material handling operations like coal loading or bulk handling at ports, and aggregate processing in roads, is already on a fast track growth trajectory in India, thereby driving the demand.

On Cloud 7, Moving to 9!

The Indian construction industry is excited to witness the on-ground acceleration action in projects for most infra sectors. Probably the only sector which is waiting in the wings is realty, where there are still no signs of any major revival.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

Volvo Launches ?Made in India? Paver

On the occasion, Weissburg said, ?With the Government of India having announced its ?Make in India? initiative at the end of 2014, this newest product will have even greater appeal for customers in India having been designed and built at the company?s Bengaluru factory.

New Productivity Standards

Volvo Construction Equipment launched its powerful EC750D excavator in the Indian market only in late 2015. The company is seeing strong interest from the mining industry for the unit?s exceptional productivity, fuel efficiency and load-handling capability.

On Course for Success

Road construction is driving the Indian compactors market. This is expected to continue. ?Most of the current demand for both soil and tandem compactors is for road projects,? says Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India.

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

Volvo CE appoints new dealer in Karnataka

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has appointed Encore Heavy Machinery Pvt Ltd as its new dealer in Karnataka.

Optimising Fuel Efficiency

Transmission solutions play a vital role in the overall performance of an equipment. Availability of the latest technologies in transmission solutions have helped OEMs to improve the efficiency level of their equipment.

Volvo CE Launches its Largest Excavator

Increased productivity and profitability is what Volvo Construction Equipment offers to its customers with the launch of its powerful EC750D excavator in the Indian market.With the government targeting annual coal production of 1 billion tonnes by 2020, pressure is building on mining operators to improve both their productivity and output.

Wheel loaders - Optimising Productivity

Cycle time is a critical success factor in all bulk handling applications. Ramifications of high cycle time even extend to bulk handlers securing business. Wheel loaders are extensively used bulk handling tools wherein high productivity is of essence.

Mining Growth

India is on track to overtake the US as the second-largest coal consumer after China this decade. India wants to more than double coal output to 1.5 billion tonne by 2020. The central government has already taken specific actions including e-auctions of coal blocks; 28 blocks are already allocated and more blocks to be e-auctioned soon.

Infra Equip opens new facility

Volvo Construction Equipment India now has a land mark address in Dhanbad as its channel partner Infra Equip recently inaugurated its state-of-the-art facility at Dhanbad.

We expect EPC model dominating at least in the short term

The numbers published by ICEMA clearly shows that there is a slight uptake on the larger equipment like excavators and wheel loaders. The smaller equipment like mini excavators, backhoe loaders etc have still to pick up the trend.

Excavators to Dominate

Within the Indian construction equipment industry, the crawler excavator segment is the largest by value and the second largest, after backhoe loaders, in terms of number of units sold.

Diggers to get busier

The numbers published by ICEMA clearly shows that there is a slight uptake on the larger equipment like excavators and wheel loaders. In the smaller equipment like mini excavators, backhoe loaders etc have still to pick up the trend. Elaborating the prevailing scenario and the growth drivers.

New head for Volvo CE India

Volvo Construction Equipment has appointed Dimitrov Krishnan as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Volvo CE, India, as of October 15, 2014.

Mining Potential

With the growing demand for increased output of coal and iron ore and other minerals, the demand for mining equipment and machinery is expected grow manifold.

Demand for minerals and mining services is strong in the country

Introduction of a country-wide goods and services tax (GST) can dramatically alter tax administration by giving a one-stop solution for excise and value-added tax into a single unified tax, says Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Volvo CE, India.

Demand for minerals and mining services is strong in the country

Introduction of a country-wide goods and services tax (GST) can dramatically alter tax administration by giving a one-stop solution for excise and value-added tax into a single unified tax, says Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Volvo CE, India

Mining Potential

With the growing demand for increased output of coal and iron ore and other minerals, the demand for mining equipment and machinery is expected grow manifold. The mining sector has gone through major challenges in the last few years. For instance, the CE industry

New head for Volvo CE India

Volvo Construction Equipment has appointed Dimitrov Krishnan as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Volvo CE, India, as of 15 October 2014. He takes on the reins from AM Muralidharan who moves to Singapore to assume the role of Vice President

Dimitrov Krishnan, the New Head for Volvo India

Volvo Construction Equipment has appointed Dimitrov Krishnan as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Volvo CE, India, as of October 15, 2014. He takes on the reins from AM Muralidharan who moves to Singapore to assume the role of Vice President and Head of Commercial Management and Dealer Development for Volvo CE in Region Asia Pacific.

Close to Customers

The newly opened V Care centre is an integral part of Volvo CE?s objective to offer customers total lifecycle care and ensure customer complete satisfaction.