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Guarding by Location: Danger and Compliance

Despite its nearly global acceptance as a concept in industrial safety, the practice of guarding by location remains a particular problem for overhead conveyor applications.

Revolutionising the Indian Cement Industry

Indian Cement Review hosted the ICR Conference and Awards 2023 and the 14th Indian Cement EXPO with top notch companies, industry experts and thought leaders. Kanishka Ramchandani presents a special report.

Guarding by Location: Danger and Compliance

Despite its nearly global acceptance as a concept in industrial safety, the practice of guarding by location remains a particular problem for overhead conveyor applications.

How critical equipment helped rescue trapped workers in Uttarkashi tunnel collapse

Manual tools, such as hammers and chisels, became the instruments of choice.

Vinita Singhania receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Indian Cement Review Awards

Vinita Singhania receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Indian Cement Review Awards

Driving Dynamics

Hydraulic motors are integral to the driving dynamics of construction equipment, providing the necessary power, precision, and control for a wide range of applications.

Guarding by Location: Danger and Compliance

Despite its nearly global acceptance as a concept in industrial safety, the practice of guarding by location remains a particular problem for overhead conveyor applications.

SIAM Conclave Focuses on Building Resilient Supply Chain

Industry experts and leaders came together to address challenges in the supply chain.

Boosting Productivity

The construction machinery attachments market was valued at $5.76 billion in 2021 and is expected to surpass a net valuation of $7.58 billion by 2027 end, registering a solid CAGR growth of 4.68% over the forecast period.

Guarding by Location: Danger and Compliance

Despite its nearly global acceptance as a concept in industrial safety, the practice of guarding by location remains a particular problem for overhead conveyor applications.

New energy equipment at BICES 2023

BICES has clearly become a significant platform and support for the construction machinery industry.

Schwing Stetter, Caterpillar, Tata Hitachi, ACE & SANY bag multiple awards at 11th Equipment India Awards

The 11th Equipment India Awards 2023 celebrated and rewarded excellence in eleven Bestseller product categories.

Schwing Stetter India wins big at Equipment India Awards 2023

The 11th Equipment India Awards 2023 took place on October 12, 2023, at Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi.

Pushing new boundaries

As the market for excavators experiences increased demand, OEMs are innovating by introducing new features aimed at enhancing both the efficiency and productivity of these machines.

Modern Demolition

Increased efficiency, increased safety and reduced need for skilled labour are among the many factors that drive the development of autonomous construction equipment.

CASE Construction Equipment commemorates its skill development initiatives

The brand reaffirms its commitment towards guiding and providing employability skills to aspiring youth through vocational training as a part of their conscientious CSR efforts in the country.

Reducing Carbon Footprint

Terex India, a global manufacturer of materials processing and lifting machinery, is responding to the industry’s decarbonisation challenge by providing solutions that work towards minimised environmental impact and greater sustainability.

Demand for locally-manufactured bearings has been rising

Sujeeth Pai, Director, Industrial Business, SKF India, speaks on the company’s approach to innovation and product development.

Steering the market

Skid-steer loaders segment is one of the only few segments that has shown an increase in sales in 2022 as compared to 2021. The enormous growth in the market value of the construction sector will further fuel the nation's high demand for skid steer loaders.

Bringing the CE fraternity together

Organised by Aries Events, Earthcon Expo was held from March 11 to 13 at Ahmedabad.

Need for Sustainable Solutions

The mobile concept of Terex’s crushing and screening products has always contributed towards decreasing the carbon footprint per tonne of material produced.

Towards a “Greener Future” together

Developing businesses are treating “sustainability” as the crucial goal of their method and operations to escalate growth and to compete in the global market.

Liebherr flat-top crane at work on Mont Blanc

The crane needs to be compatible with the helicopter's load capacity

Mobil launches 50% post-consumer recycled plastic pails in India

Mobil is taking steps to incorporate recycled plastics in finished lubricant product packaging

BKT to launch two new ‘Made for India’ EARTHMAX tyres

Balkrishna Industries (BKT) the Indian multinational company and global player in the off-highway tyre market will be participating in the bauma CONEXPO India 2023. Armed with a strong R&D, BKT will be launching two tyres under the sub-brand EARTHMAX at the bauma CONEXPO INDIA.

Innovations in Mining!

Organised by CII, the 16th edition of the International Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME) - India's only focused fair for the mining industry was held between 16 to 19 November 2022 at Rajarhat, Kolkata.

Smooth road ahead!

Roads and highways sector is considered to be the most vibrant infrastructure segment where a lot of activities ongoing consistently for a long time.

Mining opportunities!

Government’s thrust on coal mining is expected to significantly impact demand for mining equipment.

JCB India launches three new excavators

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

Wirtgen’s 90 exhibits and 33 world premieres

In Munich, the Wirtgen Group is presenting sustainable – and therefore pioneering – solutions for the road construction industry and is once more demonstrating its outstanding powers of innovation.

Franna hosts a successful first-ever Open Day in India

The participants got a closer look at the newly-launched Franna FR-17 Crane

Schwing Stetter launches XCMG hydraulic excavator and wheel loader range

Aims to reach the biggest market for quarry machines in Tamil Nadu

Key concrete equipment tech that meets user demands

The line-up of key concrete equipment available today spans pumps vibrators batching plants and mixers. Do these machines adequately meet user demands or are some features missing? Should this line-up include other equipment? We provide the answers.

Succeeding With Standardisation

Troy Geisler of Talbert Manufacturing gives key considerations to optimise trailer fleets.

Powering construction sites

The article evaluates the increasing impact of alternative sources of energy on the genset space.

At Excon: Gates India celebrates 25th anniversary

Gates India Pvt. Ltd. (“Gates”) took part in Excon 2021, organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Succeeding With Standardisation

Troy Geisler of Talbert Manufacturing gives key considerations to optimise trailer fleets.

Paving the way

The Indian market has a presence of technologically-advanced pavers with the presence of many national and international manufacturers.

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.

3i EXPO & Conference gets a rousing response from the 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

Double-digit growth likely

Excon is a large, popular and established platform for the construction equipment industry in India where corporates, large infrastructure companies, contractors and their subcontractors, project construction professionals and retail customers meet original equipment producers and suppliers.

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.

Indian auto component industry likely to grow 8-10% in FY23

According to rating agency Icra, the Indian auto component industry might have 8% to 10% growth in Financial Year (FY) 2023, due to the easing of supply-chain issues along with commodity inflation in the next half of the year.

Infra growth to boost filter demand

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

Machine Reliability: Concept, Reality And Remedy

Respective FMEA for each stage is conducted to assess how the risk is mitigated with the gradual implementation of best practices at the site.

All eyes on Excon!

The year started with venues opening up slowly after a lull in the last two years. In line with the growth of the industry, the 11th edition of Excon—termed South Asia’s largest construction equipment (CE) and construction technology trade fair—will take place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from May 17-21.

The all-rounder

The skid-steer loader can perform numerous functions with aplomb. These mini versatile machines are used in various industries – from mining to agriculture.

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.

Wirtgen SP 1600 slipform paver sets world records during concrete paving

The SP 1600 slipform paver cost-effectively paves concrete surfaces for traffic areas, roadways, industrial areas or surfaces at airports, such as runways or taxiways, with a working width of up to 16 m and with unparalleled precision.

Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX

“Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX, and we are proud to be a self-reliant Indian company for almost three decades” – Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer

Concrete proof

Growth is round the corner for concrete equipment as market is projected to cross $1,300 million by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of 13 per cent because of anticipated growth in the construction industry.

Icra slashes growth forecast for auto components industry to 17-20 pc for FY22

According to Icra, the components industry is now expected to grow at 17-20 per cent in 2021-22, partly aided by "the low base of last year and commodity passthrough" besides growth driven by domestic OEM, replacement and export volumes.

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.

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.

Unlocking the mining potential

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

Smart road construction in Switzerland’s widest tunnel

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

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.

Tech Drives Backhoes

Backhoe loader manufacturers are leveraging digital technology by integrating Big Data and the Internet of Things in their models.

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.

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.

The D-factor

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

Potain Hup 32-27 continues to win friends & influence equipment choice

Almost five years on from its launch at Bauma 2016, the Potain Hup 32-27 self-erecting crane continues to gain new fans around the world. This acclaim is largely due to its ability to combine typical tower crane operations with replicating many of the tasks performed by smaller, mobile material handling equipment – reducing costs and eliminating excess traffic on jobsites.

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.

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.

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.

NHAI to develop over 600 wayside amenities

In a major move to improve commuting experience on national highways for both passengers and truckers, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will develop world class ‘Wayside Amenities’ at more than 600 locations across 22 states along the national highways in the next five years, out of which 130 is targeted for development in 2021-22.

Domestic road transportation sector rebounds

The recovery has also been visible across other modes of transportation as well - rail freight traffic and port freight volumes have both reported growth, although the latter at a slower pace than other modes

BEML CMD: Five factors that will boost demand for CE

Earthmoving segment is expected to continue its dominance in the near future, Rajasekhar says

NHAI to develop over 600 wayside amenities

n a major move to improve commuting experience on National Highways for both passengers and truckers, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will develop world class ‘Wayside Amenities’ at more than 600 locations across 22 states along the National Highways in the next five years, out of which 130 is targeted for development in 2021-22.

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.

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.

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.

Rural infra, healthcare to drive demand for CE

The construction equipment industry sees two emerging categories—infrastructure development in rural India and the creation of a strong healthcare system—as growth drivers in the coming years, even as the industry sees green shoots with the revival of infrastructure projects.

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.

ICRA forecasts moderate CE volume growth

The domestic construction equipment (CE) industry may see moderate volume growth this fiscal as dealers have reported a rebound in demand in the second quarter, according to an ICRA report.

Mining opportunities and challenges

Ritabrata Ghosh, Associate Head, Corporate Sector Ratings, ICRA writes on the mining scenario in India.

MCE market to witness volume growth in CY2021

Roads and highway projects and rural development to drive growth.

ICRA predicts construction equipment volume growth in CY2021

Central Government projects in roads and rural development will drive demand

New Concrete Pumping Solutions

Over the last three decades, the need for energy efficiency, higher productivity, easy mobility and flexibility has been the focus to meet the growing customer needs.

HAMM Compactors at Mega Irrigation Project

A fleet of 34 HAMM compactors contribute to build Komaravelli Mallana Sagar Reservoir.

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?

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

Budget cuts by states to adversely affect construction contractors: ICRA

The overall capex budgeted by states for FY2021 is likely to witness steep cut.

We are preparing ourselves for the future

With timely planning and execution, the government will be able to alleviate the current situation and lead the construction market on the road to recovery. Puneet Vidyarthi, Brand Leader, CASE India, CASE Construction Equipment, shares more on the market scenario.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.

CE industry to de-grow by 15-20 per cent in CY2020

The Indian construction industry is facing numerous headwinds as a result of the economic slowdown and other factors impacting the construction activity.

Braving challenges

With this March marking the closure of another financial year in the country, the world economy is reeling under a host of issues ranging from the slowdown that hit the market for more than a year to the coronavirus scare.

Towards Greener Future

Asphalt is regaining traction in the Indian road construction due to its better recyclability and the freedom to use waste materials like plastics along with asphalt mix. The future looks greener for asphalt mixing plants.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

Mining Gains

The recent policy initiatives by the Central Government are expected to boost the mining activities in the country, providing new opportunities to private and global miners, and equipment and technology providers.

Mining Needs a Leg-up

For India to achieve its full potential in the mining sector, policymakers need to give a leg-up in lifting the mining sector on a high growth path. Jayanta Roy elaborates on the mining industry scenario in India.

ICRA revises outlook on CE sales negative

Industry volumes have contracted by 16 per cent in the key product categories of backhoe loaders, excavators and wheeled loaders.

The Festival is back, Are Festivities back?

The current slowdown is giving a drubbing to the Indian construction equipment (CE) market with the equipment sales diving drastically in the past few months in contrast to what the industry had anticipated during the start of the year.

THE ROAD AHEAD

The roads and highways sector is expected to bounce back soon with the government's corrective measures to combat slowdown and the large number of projects planned in the coming years. The road equipment players are bullish on the future growth prospects.