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One year of lockdown: Real estate sector beating pandemic blues

For many industries, this was a transformative year and one of them which underwent a turbulent change was the real estate sector.

We see healthy growth for CE industry in coming years

ACE is India’s leading material handling and construction equipment manufacturing company with a majority market share in mobile cranes and tower cranes segment. In addition to mobile cranes, ACE also offers mobile/fixed tower cranes, crawler cranes, truck mounted cranes, lorry loaders, backhoe loaders, vibratory rollers, piling rigs, forklifts, warehousing equipment, tractors, harvesters and other agri machinery.

InfraNirbhar: Webinar series by CW and Swarajya

The multi-part series will help us understand the dependence of India on infrastructure

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.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tunnels seem to be coming up in metropolitan and remote areas alike, so TBMs and other equipment should be in demand. How is the industry gearing up?

Seeking Light at, the End of the Tunnel!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the world’s longest railway tunnel above 10,000 feet height on October 3. The Atal Tunnel is being completed at the most difficult time of coronavirus pandemic.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

41 coal mines on offer for commercial coal mining

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the auction process of 41 coal blocks for commercial mining, through video conference. The Coal Ministry in association with FICCI launched the process for auction of these coal mines. A two stage electronic auction process is being adopted for allocation of the coal mines.

41 coal mines on offer for commercial coal mining

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the auction process of 41 coal blocks for commercial mining, through video conference.

Sonia Gandhi appeals to PM Modi

The construction industry employs 30 million people, more than the population of Australia or Malaysia; yet only 4 per cent of the current 32 million workers are skilled.

Rs 200 billion projects initiated in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated projects of about Rs 200 billion for Mumbai. The three metro corridors initiated by the Prime Minister are 9.2 km Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor, 12.7 km Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and the 20.7 km long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.

Towering opportunities

Choosing a tower crane is increasingly about safety and productivity features, as customers seek to lift more with less power, upgrade to a higher capacity economically, and safely use multiple cranes at space-constrained project sites.

Rs 100 tn to be spent for infrastructure creation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Rs 100 trillion will be spent towards infrastructure creation in the country.

Mahindra Logistics trains 10,000 drivers across India in one year

Mahindra Logistics successfully trained 10,000 drivers across India as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY).

The year of construction technology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 2, 2019 declared April 2019-March 2020 as the Construction-Technology year and stressed on the use of advanced technology to meet the increasing demand of affordable housing and provision of Housing for All by 2022.

looking forward to Newer Heights

Atlas Copco, global leaders in compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems, is looking forward to strengthen its Make in India initiatives.

Port of call

Cargo traffic at Indian ports is gradually growing. Containerisation and palletisation of cargo is on the rise, though there is still far more to go for us to have a sizeable share of containerised and palletised cargo in the global market.

Prime Minister inaugurates BMCT terminal at JNPT

PSA?s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)?s fourth container terminal, was officially opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He officiated the BMCT opening remotely from the site of the Navi Mumbai International Airport project where he had earlier launched the new airport?s construction.

Scaling up skills

A qualified and productive workforce in mining operations is of utmost importance. Pavan Kaushik elaborates on the efforts of Hindustan Zinc (HZL) and its Mining Academy in enhancing the skill levels of mining machine operators through its various hands-on training courses.

30 more smart cities announced

The Union Government has announced new list of 30 cities for development as smart cities taking the total cities picked up so far to 90 under Smart City Mission.

Made-in-India engines from Volvo Penta

The Swedish engine major reiterated its focus on Indian market with its new Made in India range from its Pithampur plant.Volvo Penta engines have been manufactured in India for the first time, at a new dedicated production line at the VE Powertrain (VEPT) plant.

We are going to start production in India in 2017

The BAUMA experience: I have attended BAUMAs in different parts of world including China and Germany and, of course, India. It was 10 years ago when I made my first trip to India, and being a former board member in Volvo India, I am well-acquainted with the country?s business.

Indian CE market buoyant

According to a report by Construction Equipment and Building Materials Machinery Association, in association with VDMA, India?s is the only national market in Asia currently experiencing growth in construction machinery sales.

Demonetisation | Modi plays a trump card

The demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes by the government on November 8, 2016 has taken India by surprise.

India to become cashless economy

With reference to the recent development where the government has demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in the country, Mr Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, JCB India says, "The announcement by the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes is a very bold and ambitious step by the Government to curb black money.

Indian CE market buoyant in Asia

According to a report by Construction Equipment and Building Materials Machinery Association, in association with VDMA, India?s is the only national market in Asia currently experiencing growth in construction machinery sales.

Prime Minster launches Rs 12,000-cr irrigation project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first phase of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Yojana (SAUNI).

The GST Blockade

The Narendra Modi government?s several attempts to get the most sought-after tax reform are being thwarted by the Congress majority in the Rajya Sabha, under one guise or the other.

PM seeks infra investments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, with promises from Riyadh of greater investments in some of his government?s key infrastructure projects.

PM seeks infra investments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, with promises from Riyadh of greater investments in some of his government?s key infrastructure projects.

On a Lead Role

KEF Infra is kickstarting a new era in Indian infrastructure sector, delivering prefabricated projects cost-effectively and in a shorter time frame than traditional developments.

Tough got going Innovatively

Burdened with depressed economy prevailing over past few years, low business scenario, paradigm shifts in customer expectations and new emission compliance regulations the CE and construction industry demonstrated their resilience by innovative solutions, in numerous aspects of the business

Make In India Week

Over 8,000 Indian industry leaders and 13 Union Ministers attended the event. Seventeen state exhibitions and several country pavilions have been built at the centre. The country pavilions include exhibitions from Sweden, Germany and South Korea.

Pick-n-Carry Hydra: Bestseller

As the Numero Uno bestselling lift and reach product, Hydra crane still continues to be the most demanding mobile crane category in India. Tyre-mounted articulated steering, hydraulic mobile pick-and-carry crane, colloquially termed ?Hydra?, was introduced in India

PM lays foundation stone for Delhi-Meerut Expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the of 74 km-long Delhi-Dasna-Meerut 14-lane expressway and upgradation of the 22km-long Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24, at Sector-62 in Noida. Speaking on the occasion, he said that in order to fulfill people?s aspirations for development, India needs to ensure a rapid growth of infrastructure.

India, Czech Republic ink bilateral cooperation treaty

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been apprised of the protocol signed earlier between India and Czech Republic in the field of heavy industry, especially in industrial cooperation and facilities construction.

Hybrid Annuity Model for highway projects

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the Hybrid Annuity Model as one of the modes of delivery for implementing the highway projects.

Mining Equipment Sector Ablaze

India's national Budget 2016 is scheduled on February 29, 2016. Industry is rife with guesstimates, speculations, recommendations to the Finance Ministry and positive expectations which will help fuel their growth.

Indo-German trade volume grew 13.5 per cent during first half of 2015

German companies in India are looking forward to the implementation of GST in 2016 which would help in the ease of doing business here, says Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India.

Renewed focus

Sany has appointed Dr. Govind Bhagwatikar as Business Head for their Renewable Energy BU in India. Dr. Bhagwatikar

CE Industry Buoyant

It looks like all the initiatives by Narendra Modi?s government to accelerate infrastructure: Bringing in reforms to create ease of business in India

One-time fund to revivelanguishing highway projects

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a one time fund infusion to revive and physically complete languishing national highway projects under the extension of provision available for BOT (Toll) projects to BOT (annuity) projects.

PM lays foundation for two Metro lines in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for two major elevated Metro routes, Dahisar (W) to D N Nagar (part of Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro project) and the Andheri (E)-Dahisar (E) Metro that will run along Western Express Highway.

PM and German Chancellor visit Bosch facility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the facilities of Bosch in Bangalore. The visit was part of the chancellor?s three-day state visit to India, which focuses on innovation and skills development.

Sour CE Issue

Essentially, CE selection and procurement is a complex metrics-based decision making activity that requires active involvement of the concerned stakeholders of an organisation.

Excon 2015- Indias Premium Showcase of CE Industry

Positive sentiment prevails in the infrastructure equipment industry which is abuzz as Excon 2015 is around the corner. Growth prospects are visible over the horizon, in light of the positive trends reflected in most of the economy indicators for India.

Positive Indicators

Indicators are hinting that the economic momentum is back in India. The Index of Industrial Production shows capital goods output rose 11 per cent in April and slow moving projects are reviving.

Tata Steel is best performing integrated steel plant

Tata Steel was conferred with the Prime Minister?s Trophy at Rourkela for being the ?Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant

Essel Group Inks Technology Transfer Pact with Three German Firms for Smart cities and Green Energy Projects in India

The Essel Group, one of India?s largest business conglomerates and a front runner in developing the Smart City Framework for India, has recently entered into technology transfer pacts with three leading German firms during its participation at the world?s largest trade fair Hannover Messe 2015 in Germany.

PM Modi to boost ?Make in India? call at HANNOVER MESSE 2015

PM Modi's "Make in India" initiative is likely to gain a thrust in momentum at Hannover Fair, world?s largest industrial expo being held between April 13-17 in Germany, as India, as the official partner country, will have unique features including participation by Indian technological giants and over 17 states of the country for the first time ever.

Siemens India reaffirms commitment to ?Make in India? at Hanover Messe 2015

Siemens India reaffirmed its commitment to Partner India at the Hannover Messe 2015, the world?s largest industrial fair. The Honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is also scheduled to visit the Siemens booth under the banner "On the way to Industrie 4.0 ? Driving the Digital Enterprise".

Make in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an ambitious campaign ?Make in India?, which aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub. The campaign projects India as an investment destination and develop, promote and market India as a leading manufacturing destination and as a hub for design and information.

Growth Opportunities

The forging industry is a major contributor to the manufacturing sector in India. The installed capacity of the Indian forging industry during 2012-13 was 3.8 million metric tonne (mmt) against which total production was 2.1 mmt. The production fell to 2 mmt in 2013-14 and is expected to increase marginally to 2.3 mmt during the current year

The Road Ahead

The need for better infrastructure is pressing with India?s rapid urbanisation and burgeoning middle class. Some 590 million people will live in cities by 2030, and could account for 70 per cent of Indian GDP, according to a McKinsey report.

On Growth Path

The Indian auto components industry is one of the fastest growing industries. Coupled with growing demand and technological advancements, the auto components industry in India has emerged as a key market in Asia as well as the world.

PM unveils labour reforms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a slew of initiatives on labour reforms and ease of doing business. He dedicated schemes such as portability through a universal account number (UAN) for Employees? Provident Fund subscribers, a single-window portal to enable doing business, and a labour inspection scheme in the Central sphere.

Beat the competition

During his speech at the Madison Square Garden, New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in no uncertain words, spelt out his vision of ?Make in India? once again. He called upon the enterprising Indo-Americans to come back before it was too late

Catalysing Growth

Winds of change are here to stay! Investment in the construction development sector has a multiplier effect on the economy by way of infrastructure creation; substantial employment generation over the entire spectrum,

Tushar Mehendale welcomes PMs Make in India move

Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech welcomed the Prime Minister Narendra Modis Make in India move saying that this will encourage the manufacturing sector to excel in the coming years.

Hang on!

Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road. At one place, a beautiful young woman was standing, unable to walk across because of a puddle of water.

EEPC, Hannover Milano Fairs sign agreement

Engineering Export Promotion Council India (EEPC India) has signed a cooperation agreement with Hannover Milano Fairs India (HMFI). The agreement was signed to organise largest engineering sourcing show of the country ?India Engineering Sourcing Show - Industrial Supply India?.

Will the Government be Able to Walk the Talk?

With the Union Budget scheduled in the second week of July, the entire industry seems to be on a highly expectant mood with the hope that the government will now shift to higher gear for bold, long-term and deep fiscal economic reforms. A Chinese proverb reads thus 'When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, and others, windmills.

Soon banks will have to open lockers to store coal: Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, while attacking the Centre for the coal scam, has said that soon banks will have to open lockers to store coal, for even coal is being "looted by the Congress at the Centre."

Siemens inaugurates second phase

Progressing further with its expansion plans, Siemens recently inaugurated the second phase of its steam turbine and compressor manufacturing facility at Vadodara. The factory was inaugurated Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat.