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First Liebherr R 936 Compact crawler excavator on Corsica

The Liebherr branch in Rognac near Marseilles offered the company a type R 936 Compact crawler excavator. This excavator, with a weight of approx. 35 tonnes, rounds off the Liebherr range of compact excavators from 14 to 38 tonnes.

Unlocking the mining potential

The future of the Indian mining equipment market looks good with opportunities in underground mining and surface mining.

Keeping up with industry trends

Despite slowdown in the automotive industry, all the leading manufacturers of tippers and trucks have transitioned to BS-VI emission standards.

We expect heavy truck market in India to grow by 60% in 2021

A healthy mix of construction activities, especially affordable housing and de-regulation of the mining sector with proactive private participation are reviving demand for the tippers segment.

Reducing friction

The global industrial lubricants market size is projected to reach $ 73.3 billion by 2024, from $ 62.8 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent.

Updates to Grove TMS9000-2 truck crane add more power & faster setup

Manitowoc’s 115 USt capacity Grove TMS9000-2 has been a firm favourite in the truck-mounted crane market ever since its launch in 2017.

What’s ahead in the construction equipment manufacturing sector

Edge Controller from B&R is a powerful factory automation solution that enables any industry to control and optimise the production process.

Smart road construction in Switzerland’s widest tunnel

Large-scale project featuring process optimisation and machinery from Vögele.

Shell Lubricants India appoints Debanjali Sengupta as new Country Head

Shell India has appointed Debanjali Sengupta as Country Head of Shell Lubricants India, starting August 1, 2021. She succeeds Mr. Raman Ojha, who has moved on to take over as Vice President - Global Head (Construction & Roads).

Engine coolant is liquid engineering at work

If your engine uses a conventional, commercially available heavy-duty or fully formulated coolant, the corrosion inhibitors are used up over time, writes Andy Miller of Perkins.

BKT inaugurates its new production plant in Waluj

The pandemic has not stopped the new BKT project, which was realized in complete safety with a total investment of $ 56 million.

Shell Lubricants India appoints Debanjali Sengupta as new Country Head

Shell India has appointed Ms. Debanjali Sengupta as Country Head of Shell Lubricants India, starting 1st August 2021. She succeeds Mr. Raman Ojha, who has moved on to take over as Vice President - Global Head (Construction & Roads).

First Liebherr R 936 Compact crawler excavator on Corsica

The Lanfranchi company performs earthworks and rock filling work in the Porto-Vecchio region on the island of Corsica, as well as work on traffic routes and various pipeline networks.

Volvo excavators promote safety & efficiency on Singapore demolition site

The Singapore-based demolition contractor, founded in 1987, is responsible for the deconstructing the towers from the top down, breaking up the building foundations and removing the demolished material from the site.

Safe and punctual delivery using a Goldhofer THP/SL

Al Faris was contracted to transport and install 30 huge at a Solar Park site. For the journey from Jebel Ali Port (UAE) to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the experienced logistics and heavy haul company once again placed its trust in its tried-and-tested Goldhofer THP/SL heavy-duty modules.

Tata Motors, CSC join hands to widen reach in rural India

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Common Service Centre Scheme (CSC) e-Governance Services India Limited, in a collaborative effort to bring Tata Motors commercial vehicles to rural customers, across India.

Sakthi Kumar of Schwing Stetter: I expect this to be our best year

Schwing Stetter is the name synonymous in the concrete equipment segment. Over the years, the company has introduced several path-breaking products in the Indian concrete pumping industry such as SP8800 concrete pumps, CP 30 batching plants and the 10 cu m truck mixers, which became synonymous within the RMC industry.

Achieve efficiency & profitability with right lubrication solution

The Indian steel industry had been expanding till March 2020 with its Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) over 50. However, the pandemic, subsequent lockdowns and supply-side constraints have deeply affected operations.

Gates launches MXT with XtraTuff Plus Cover

Gates introduces MEGASys™ MXT™ with XtraTuff™ Plus cover (MXT-XTP), a universally applicable hydraulic hose, featuring Gates' patent-pending wire-braid technology.

Updates to Grove TMS9000-2 truck crane add more power and faster setup

Repower of the popular crane with new Cummins X12 Tier 4 Final engine offers an extra 25 bhp.

Potain cranes conquer jobsite with footprint restrictions at downtown Phoenix development

An MD 485 top-slewing crane and an Igo T 85 A self-erecting crane were strategically positioned to reach the full Haverly Apartments jobsite.

Volvo excavators promote safety & efficiency on Singapore demolition site

In Singapore, demolition contractor Beng Siew Construction Pte Ltd is using a fleet of Volvo excavators to safely and efficiently demolish commercial buildings in the Tanjong Pagar area, clearing the way for a new commercial development, including a basement carpark.

Safe and punctual delivery using a Goldhofer THP/SL

Heavy, ultra-long overflow tanks transported to the world’s largest single sited solar park by Al Faris

Tata Motors, CSC join hands to widen reach in rural India

Ministry of Electronics and IT’s wide network will enable ease in buying of commercial vehicles, under Digital India programme

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.

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.

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.

Schwing Stetter India to start Operator Skill Training Programme

Schwing Stetter India, a leading manufacturer of concrete, construction, and mining equipment, has launched its Operator Skill Training Program, which aims to train over 10,000 young people in the use of concrete and construction machines.

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.

Narrowing of price levels between excavators & backhoes is expected to have an impact on volumes

The Indian backhoe loader market had been growing year-on-year for four straight years till 2018-19. It grew with a CAGR of more than 20 per cent per year, peaking in 2018-19. In 2019-20 the market shrunk by 20 per cent due to factors such as elections and constrained liquidity post the ILFS crisis.

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.

Improving performance

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

Kirloskar unveils ‘Limitless’ mission for subsidiaries to enhance experience

Kirloskar Oil Engines, Kirloskar Chillers, Kirloskar Pneumatic, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries and Kirloskar Industries have undertaken a refresh of their respective business vision.

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.

Kirloskar Group unveils 'Limitless' mission for subsidiaries to enhance customer experience

Kirloskar Group introduced Kirloskar 'Limitless' mission to transform Kirloskar Oil Engines, Kirloskar Chillers, Kirloskar Pneumatic, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries and Kirloskar Industries and undertaken a refresh of their respective business vision.

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.

Godrej Process Equipment bags order from NPCIL

Godrej Process Equipment bags largest order of Rs 468 cr for India’s highest rated indigenously developed 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors from NPCIL

Schwing Stetter India to start Operator Skill Training Programme

The programme aims to train over 10,000 young people in the use of concrete and construction machines.

Eicher’s heavy-duty truck range focuses heavily on uptime

VE Commercial vehicles is known to offer a robust product portfolio in the heavy-duty range, starting from 18.5T to 55T and Pro 3019, Pro 6028T, Pro 6028TM, Pro 6048 and 8035XM are some of our best performing models in this segment.

Hüffermann sets up new rental fleet with tower cranes from Liebherr

Hüffermann Krandienst GmbH has purchased 70 Liebherr tower cranes in one go to set up its new rental fleet. A symbolic handover recently took place during a visit to Liebherr’s production facilities in Biberach..

Atlas Copco introduces special Covid-19 financial aid scheme for deceased employees

The scheme is applicable to all Atlas Copco on-roll employees retrospectively from April 1, 2021.

Hindustan Power sets up 50-bed facility in Anuppur

50-bed facility set up in Village Jaithari, district Anuppur for General Public. Hospital has facilities for oxygen support, ambulances, modern equipment and medicines.

Liebherr fast-erecting crane on the island of Mainau

Liebherr’s sales and rental partner had an ABB operating range limiting system installed in the crane specifically for this purpose.

ABB, Axpo partner to make green hydrogen more accessible

Companies sign Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a pilot project in Italy.

Despite second Covid wave, highway construction at 28 km per day in April

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, lockdowns, and limitations on movement in most parts of the country, highway construction in April quadrupled this year to 853 km compared to the same month last year, which saw an entire nationwide lockdown.

DICV opens virtual reality centre

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced the opening of a Virtual Reality Centre (VRC), a benchmark-setting innovation for the Indian CV industry.

Volvo & Norrhydro develop electro-hydraulic solution

Volvo Construction Equipment and Finland’s Norrhydro have developed a digital hydraulic actuator that increases productivity while cutting fuel bills and CO2 emissions in construction applications.

Restart of govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

According to the Off-highway Research, the sale forecast for crawler excavators from 2019-2024 is 24 per cent whereas the mini excavator market is expected to grow by 39 per cent during the given duration.

In 2022, the market for hydraulic excavators may touch 25,000 units

Last year, the excavator market touched 18,000 units. The start of last year was good. Later on the numbers dipped due to Covid-19 pandemic. However from September onwards, the market picked up.

We expect the demand to grow for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro

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.

BEML starts manufacturing oxygen generating units

In the wake of this 2ndwave of Covid pandemic and to mitigate the oxygen shortages in the country for Covid patients, BEML has successfully started manufacturing960 LPM Medical Oxygen Plants at its KGF complex in record time under a ToT agreement with M/s.Defence Bio-Engineering & Electro Medical Laboratory, Bengaluru under DRDO.

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.

Vedanta BALCO’s 100-bedded Covid field hospital operationalised

The 100-bedded state-of-the-art hospital shall provide critical care support to COVID patients, aiding state government’s efforts

VECV launches Covid support package for dealer network and customers

VE Commercial Vehicle has announced a comprehensive package to support Eicher truck and bus customers, dealers, and dealer employees as they continue to operate in this difficult time.

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.

DICV opens virtual reality centre

New Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) significantly reduces time and costs required for CV testing and development

CNH Industrial (India) continues proactive measures to combat Covid-19 related matters

A task force has been set up to help employees and their families

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.

Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

Bobcat M3-Series skid steers, CTLs

As a value-priced alternative to its new R-Series models, Bobcat is launching its M3-Series of skid steers and compact track loaders.

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.

Opportunities in bulk for cement

As per estimates of total projects to be sanctioned and those upcoming and under construction across sectors, the hope is to see better days ahead—quantitatively and qualitatively—for the cement industry.

Tata Motors Construck – Surface Transport Tipper (STT) Range

In spite of a challenging global pandemic environment during last fiscal, the construction application range of MHCV trucks witnessed a positive growth. In FY2021-22, driven by the strong demand from infrastructure and construction projects, focused push for inter-state connectivity and NIP implementation, enhanced production of coal, ore and minerals on the back of increased industrial output and a good monsoon forecast are the lead indicators for the continued rise in growth rate.

Tata Motors Construck – Surface Transport Tipper (STT) Range

In spite of a challenging global pandemic environment during last fiscal, the construction application range of MHCV trucks witnessed a positive growth. In FY2021-22, driven by the strong demand from infrastructure and construction projects, focused push for inter-state connectivity and NIP implementation, enhanced production of coal, ore and minerals on the back of increased industrial output and a good monsoon forecast are the lead indicators for the continued rise in growth rate.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

Mobile construction cranes are predestined to be used as taxi cranes and, with this in mind, the MK 73-3.1 is also designed for one-man operation.

7500+ people vaccinated by Vedanta at its plants in Odisha and Chhattisgarh

edanta Aluminium & Power Business, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added aluminium products, has accelerated the COVID vaccination initiative and vaccinated over 7500 of its people across its plants.

AM/NS sets up 1000-bed COVID hospital in Hazira

This dedicated 250-bed COVID care hospital near the AM/NS India Hazira manufacturing plant will admit only patients who need oxygen. AM/NS India will ensure speedy transfer of patients via ambulances to nearby hospitals in case they require more intensive medical intervention.

Tata Motors Construck – Surface Transport Tipper (STT) range

In spite of a challenging global pandemic environment during last fiscal, the construction application range of MHCV trucks witnessed a positive growth.

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.

Six new Grove all-terrain cranes for J&D Pierce

In late November 2020, Scottish steelwork contractor J&D Pierce took delivery of six new Grove all-terrain cranes: two GMK3060L, one GMK4090, two GMK4100L-1 and one GMK5150L model.

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.

CE sector secures jobs in a difficult environment

Globally, sales of construction machinery fell by three per cent in 2020, but the Chinese market grew by 30 per cent, so the global market excluding China actually slowed by 17 per cent.

Fasolex relies on ELGi turnkey compressed air solution

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments Limited, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, announced that Fasolex, Poland’s leading bean, fruit and vegetable producer, installed an ELGi compressed air system to power the bean sorting line at their new plant in Sahry Poland.

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.

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.

1st IIEF lauds innovations in 5 categories

Industrial Products Finder (IPF), India’s largest circulated industrial magazine in its 49th year, virtually hosted First IPF Industrial Excellence Forum (IIEF) which comprised of two major segments— Conference and 5th IPF Industrial Excellence Awards, on January 15, 2021.

Bounce back

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

Fasolex relies on ELGi turnkey compressed air solution

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments Limited, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, announced today that Fasolex, Poland’s leading bean, fruit and vegetable producer, installed an ELGi compressed air system to power the bean sorting line at their new plant in Sahry?, Poland.

Takeuchi launches new attachment lineups

Takeuchi has started a new attachments program that offers more than 40 different Takeuchi-branded tools for the company’s compact excavators, compact track loaders and compact wheel loaders.

CARER'S electric lithium-powered forklift

CARER has manufactured only electric forklifts since 1976. When considering solutions for the container loading industry, CARER was aware of the challenges faced by those industries having to load and unload containers.

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.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane is the smallest in Liebherr’s mobile construction crane family and complements the crane series comprising the MK 88- 4.1 and MK 140.

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.

Fasolex relies on ELGi turnkey compressed air solution

The ELGi EG18 VFD and EG 22 compressors power the bean sorting line delivering reliable, uninterrupted, compressed air at low life cycle costs

Six new Grove all-terrain cranes for J&D Pierce

In late November 2020, Scottish steelwork contractor J & D Pierce took delivery of six new Grove all-terrain cranes: two GMK3060L, one GMK4090, two GMK4100L-1 and one GMK5150L model.

Potain tower cranes deliver versatile performance to construction projects in China

Potain top-slewing cranes are helping to build a real estate development in Xiangshan and a chemical plant in Zhenhai

OPC UA over TSN – Unified standard for the IIoT

In order to keep pace with technological advancements off-highway and mobile industry constantly invest heavily in research and development projects.

Versatile trio of Grove all-terrain cranes delivered to German company Neeb

The employees of German company Neeb were happy to receive three new Grove all-terrain cranes during a handover at the Manitowoc factory in Wilhelmshaven in November 2020.

CE sector secures jobs in a difficult environment

Last year, the industry turnover of construction machinery from German production was 10.5 billion euros. This corresponds to a minus of 17 per cent compared to the high level in 2019.

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

The company's dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

Versatile trio of Grove all-terrain cranes delivered to Neeb

Versatile trio of Grove all-terrain cranes delivered to Neeb

Are IoT & AI just a hype

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

What’s new – and what’s next – in sustainable asphalt production

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

EPA doubles down on prohibition of emissions defeat devices

Tampering on off- and on-road emissions control systems is illegal and there are hefty fines levied for violations, according to an enforcement alert issued by the EPA in December.

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.