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Delhi to hold FCC’s India Roads Conference on 12th Oct

To be hosted at Hotel Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi, the conference will witness more than 25 experts, policymakers, and industry leaders discussing innovative technologies, sustainable practices, and funding opportunities that promise to revolutionise the road construction landscape in India.

Sany unveils SSR80 Road & Parking Soil Compactor

The roller is equipped with a 72-net-horsepower Yanmar engine.

Fuelling Innovation

Lubricants are essential to keeping engines and industrial machinery in optimal condition.

Building the Future

The market for wheel loaders is seeing fresh traction due to the buoyancy in road construction activities. Fresh off take of coal due to a surge in thermal power production is adding to the demand.

There is a growing interest in electric wheel loaders

Amit Bansal, Director, Sales & Marketing, Building Constructions Products (BCP) Division, Caterpillar India, speaks on the technology and innovation that goes into the design and manufacturing of wheel loaders.

The concrete equipment sector has been quick to embrace advanced technologies

Ramesh Babbar, President and Director, Columbia Machine Engineering, speaks on the company’s approach to innovation and technology.

FIRST Construction Council explains how to unlock value through ESG

With the rise in demand for sustainability, many companies are taking steps to become ESG (environmental, social, and governance) compliant. To delve deeper into the topic, FIRST Construction Council recently hosted a virtual discussion forum on the theme of “How construction companies can unlock value through ESG”.

Infra development is a primary growth driver of Indian economy

In this exclusive interaction, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, elaborates on the company’s partnership with the Gujarat Contractors Association (GCA) and K and D Communication to launch the inaugural edition of Gujarat CONEX 2023, which will be held from 21-23 September 2023 at the Helipad Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Will the Road construction target be achieved in 2023-24?

The road sector is suffering from immobility! Surprised?

Next-Gen Paving and Compaction

Improving road quality by filling gaps in machines & skills.

Caterpillar: In step with India’s progress since 1930

Caterpillar has actively participated in diverse infrastructure and construction projects in India, bolstering the country’s development in infrastructure, mining, and energy sectors.

NHAI puts 300-km of road assets under auction

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is set to monetise road assets by putting a 300-km stretch to be auctioned under the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model.

Govt approves Rs 179.39 bn for UP Capital Investment Projects

The Union government has granted approval for Rs 179.39 billion to be allocated to various capital investment projects under the Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment 2023-24 Scheme for the Uttar Pradesh government.

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.

Connecting Machinery with Efficiency

Essential for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of construction machinery like excavators, loaders, bulldozers, cranes, etc., hydraulic hoses play a crucial role in various equipment.

FCC discusses opportunities in road asset monetisation

Vikas Sharma of EY, and Vijay Agrawal of Equirus Capital spoke about the latest developments in the area of road asset monetisation.

Embracing the Rental Revolution

Rental penetration is a bit low in the mining equipment industry, but it is increasing on YOY basis due to awareness and availability of latest mining equipment.

Craning for Success

Advancements in technology have propelled the increased usage of tower cranes in tall buildings.

Unleashing the hidden potential

The undercarriage parts market in India is expected to continue growing due to ongoing infrastructure projects, and the demand for reliable heavy machinery.

Role of technology in reducing carbon footprint

Road transport accounts for 62 per cent of all the logistics emissions even when almost 75 per cent of the global cargo movement is through ships.

Enhanced infrastructure planned for Madurai Railway station

Southern Railway has initiated a Station Redevelopment project at Madurai railway station to improve infrastructure and enhance the passenger experience.

NHAI grants 6,003 km of highway projects in FY23

The infrastructure project awarding activity picked up and gathered pace in Q4 of FY23 with NHAI awarding a total of 6003 km of projects in FY23 significantly below its FY23 target of 6500 km as stated in a report by Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

Gujarat allocates Rs 22.13 bn for 919 km road network expansion

The Gujarat government has approved Rs 22.13 billion for a 919-km-long road covering 94 stretches from small villages to metro cities.

Going forward, digital technology will play a key role

Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director, JCB India, speaks on the key demand drivers for backhoe loaders in India, and its dealership and product service

CE sales cross one lakh unit mark in FY2022-23

The Indian construction equipment industry recorded an excellent 26 per cent growth YoY with sales crossing the one lakh unit mark in FY2022-23.

Eyeing New Heights

The construction equipment and equipment financing industries experienced a series of highs and lows throughout 2022. As the new financial year starts, both sectors turned their attention to infrastructure as the driving force for future growth.

Going forward, digital technology will play a key role

Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director, JCB India, speaks on the key demand drivers for backhoe loaders in India, and its dealership and product service.

Cat Introduces RM600, RM800 Reclaimer-Stabilizers

They can also add asphalt emulsions or other binding agents.

Haryana roads, bridges approved by centre for Rs 8.74 bn

Dushyant Chautala Deputy Chief Minister Haryana announced that 11 roads and as many bridges in the state will be widened and strengthened at a cost of approximately Rs 8.74 billion under the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) scheme of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

CE industry grows by 25% in FY2023

The quick expansion in road and infrastructure development activity across the nation, fuelled by significant governmental expenditure as well as private sector initiatives, is the primary cause of this wise rise in the industry's fortunes.

Zoomlion Unveils World’s Largest Tower Crane

The crane uses mobile balancing weight technology.

Construction equipment sales grew 26% to cross 1 lakh mark in FY2022-23

YoY 28.5% growth in domestic sales, 3% growth in exports

CE manufacturers call for single emission norms for all machines

ICEMA has appealed to relevant government departments.

The Versatile Workhorse

Telehandlers can perform a wide range of tasks in various industries.

New mining machinery are driving demand for all-steel radial tyres

Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, Balkrishna Industries, speaks on the factors that are driving the Indian OTR tyre market, and the recent innovations in tyre design and making in construction vehicles.

We are one of the front runners in embracing cutting-edge tech

Mukul Dixit, Director – Sales & Marketing, speaks on the role of technology in the motor grader industry, and how is Caterpillar leveraging this technology to benefit its customers.

Navigating the Depths

How IIoT is enhancing safety and efficiency in underground mining.

Powering up the Earth

The need for earthmoving equipment is expected to increase due to the nation's fast urbanisation and infrastructure development requirements

Construction equipment ind. grows by 25% in FY2023

Construction equipment industry grows by 25% in FY2023

With WX175E SR, Case CE strikes the wheeled excavator market

New short-radius wheeled excavator can traverse streets up to 22 mph

Entering an era of transformation

Off-the-road tyre manufacturers and suppliers are facing brand-new difficulties as a result of technological advancements and evolving end-user needs that are pushing the market into uncharted terrain.

The Rise of Equipment Rental

The equipment rental market in India is expected to continue its growth trajectory in the coming years, driven by factors such as increasing infrastructure development, rising construction activities, and growing demand for advanced equipment and machinery.

Sany Bharat forays into asphalt business

Sany Bharat launched its asphalt business at bauma CONEXPO 2023, moving ahead with their plan of helping the government build a "Naya Bharat".

What’s Ahead in CE Manufacturing Sector

Construction equipment OEMs are aimed at intensifying products with the latest technologies adding higher productivity, lower maintenance, easy operations, and remote connectivity.

Rental industry preparing for a bright future

India has nearly $2300 million worth of construction equipment sold every year, out of which 7 to 8 per cent is sold to rental companies, writes Mukesh Sharma of Atlas Copco.

Bringing sustainability to the fore

JCB has continued to make concerted efforts to conserve and optimise the use of energy.

Electric Construction Machinery on the Rise

Electric machinery often requires less maintenance and has a longer lifespan compared to its diesel counterparts, making them a more cost-effective solution in the long run.

Sustainability at the Forefront

Going forward, product innovations will be at the core of Ammann’s sustainability efforts

Sany Bharat forays into asphalt business

The brand enters the asphalt business with the launch of a wide range of road construction equipment

Liebherr to showcase 30 exhibits from 7 categories at Conexpo 2023

Liebherr construction machines on the outdoor grounds at booth F9253, Liebherr components at booth S80821 in the South Hall

Topcon launches 2D Grade Control for Compact Track Loaders

A CAN bus connection is used in the system

Bridgestone India earmarks over Rs 600 cr investment for expansion

Investment aimed at upgrading technologies and capacities at Pune plant

SDLG India showcases E6135Fi hydraulic excavator, L933H wheel loader

A member of Volvo Group, SDLG offers solutions to complement sustainable road construction & infrastructure projects.

Delhi govt approves first phase of elevated corridor in Najafgarh

According to an official statement, the Delhi government will build an elevated corridor in Najafgarh to relieve traffic congestion in the area.

BMC would spend Rs 60 bn to pave 400 km of roads

In the upcoming years will Mumbai's pitiful potholed roads ultimately be fixed? The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has chosen five large construction companies with a track record in building national highways to carry out the job and has eliminated small road contractors in order to execute the largest-ever civic contract to concrete 400 km of road for Rs 60 billion.

Greater Chennai Corporation will relay over 8,000 roads

Over 8000 roads in various parts of the city will shortly be relayed by the Greater Chennai Corporation. Under Singara Chennai 2.0, the local government has invited bids for 414 inner roads and 38 bus route roads.

Sustainability and automation will be our focus areas

Dheeraj Panda, COO (Sales, Marketing & Customer Support), Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on the performance of the company in 2022 and its outlook for 2023

Creating Compact Foundations

The upward trend of mechanisation in the construction and road-building industries is expected to drive the compaction equipment market in India.

Bringing the CE industry together

As one of the largest trade shows for the construction machinery sector, bauma CONEXPO INDIA enjoys support from important policy influencers in the Central and State governments.

We are keen to showcase our readiness in building the India of tomorrow

BKR Prasad, Head – Marketing & Product Development, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, speaks on the key products on display during bauma CONEXPO.

We will focus on CE for road and retail segments

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director at Volvo CE India, speaks on their past experience at bauma CONEXPO India.

Sweden likely to invest Rs 150,000 million in UP

Swedish businesspeople are interested in making investments in Uttar Pradesh totaling 150 million euros. According to a statement the business intentions were submitted at the Stockholm Investment Roadshow.

MMRDA to build two new bridges to improve Virar-Palghar connectivity

The development authority has started the procedure to hire a consultant

Mining the Future

With prospects in both surface mining and underground mining, the Indian market for mining equipment appears to have a bright future.

All eyes on bauma CONEXPO!

The ‘Future of Nation Building’ is the main theme at this edition as all industry stakeholders converge to make India’s dream of infra-led development a reality.

The outlook for the mining industry is positive for the next two years

Dheeraj Panda, COO – Sales, Marketing & Customer Support, Sany Heavy Duty India, speaks on the outlook for the mining sector in India, and the company’s major products in mining

The exhibition will bring together next-gen technologies to power India’s infra-growth ambitions

Bhupinder Singh, CEO, bauma CONEXPO INDIA, elaborates on what the construction and infra-development ecosystem can expect from the upcoming edition in Greater Noida, and why this is a decisive platform for large and emerging players in the equipment sourcing and manufacturing market.

Up-grading roads!

The road construction industry in India is undergoing a paradigm shift. Robust demand, higher investment and significant policy support in the road construction industry are driving the demand for motor graders in India.

Building a strong foundation

As India’s infrastructure modernisation drive gathers steam, there is a concomitant rise in demand for foundation equipment across the spectrum.

Tata Motors: Leading Ahead Towards a Safer Era of Mobility

Tata Motors has consistently strived to engineer safer trucking through advanced mobility solutions.

Sany Bharat signs MOU with Union Bank of India

The network of Union Bank will extend equipment finance to customers of Sany Bharat across the country

Road construction drives demand for motor graders

Surat Mehta, Head of SDLG Business in India

Europe-India Day Symposium at Bauma Forum

During Bauma 2022, “Europe- India Day” was organised by the CECE, ICEMA and VDMA India on October 26, 2022.

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.

Lt Gen Harpal Singh & Awanish Awasthi bag top honours at 20th CW Awards

An evening extravaganza, CONSTRUCTION WORLD Global Awards, in its 20th Edition, concluded in great success in Mumbai on October 14th at ITC Grand Central, Parel.

Tata Motors’ Trucks: Leading Towards a Safer Era of Mobility

Spanning over five million kilometres, Indian roads comprise one of the largest transportation networks in the world, carrying 90 per cent of country’s passenger traffic and 60 per cent of its goods.

What’s driving the demand?

Increasing demand for novel construction equipment is expected to drive the global undercarriage components market in the upcoming years.

Indian Army’s Lt Gen Harpal Singh & Awanish Awasthi, Advisor, Chief Minister UP, bag top honours at 20th Construction World Global Awards

Indian Army’s Lt Gen Harpal Singh & Awanish Awasthi, Advisor, Chief Minister UP, bag top honours at 20th Construction World Global Awards

Sany Bharat inagurates state-of-the-art facility in Kolkata

Expanding their footprint by strengthening presence in the country

“We will be launching 63-inch tyres for the Indian market.”

Tractors and earthmoving equipment are the major demand drivers of OTR tyres,” says Prasanta Ganguly, Head – OTR Marketing (Domestic Sales), Balkrishna Industries (BKT).

On track: double-digit growth

Distribution, digitisation and electrification are expected to be the key drivers of the earthmoving equipment industry in the coming years.

Country Roads Take Me Home

The slowdown in the road construction activity has been a drag for the construction equipment sector.

Demand for reliable material handling products is fast growing

Deepak Shetty of JCB India speaks on the market for telehandlers in India

On The Roll

The OTR tyre market is forecasted to reach 15 million units by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.05 per cent in volume terms.

Tata Motors launches all-new 5W30 synthetic engine oil for CVs

Promises lower TCO, improved fuel economy and reduced carbon impact

L&T ships special construction equipment to BRO for strategic needs

L&T Construction Equipment (LTCEL) has dispatched the first batch of 25 special variant wheel loaders that are suitable for operation in harsh terrains – high altitudes and extreme weather conditions to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), an organisation engaged in serving strategic requirements of the nation.

Komatsu India launches new water sprinkler WT 80KL

Komatsu India (KIPL) has introduced the super-giant water sprinkler model WT 80KL in India. This has been introduced as a retro fitment on 100 t (tonne) Komatsu dump truck model HD785-7 manufactured in Komatsu India’s manufacturing facility in Chennai.

Optimising efficiency

Choosing the right lubricant is essential in helping to improve reliability, boost productivity and reduce the frequency of breakdowns.

L&T ships special construction equipment to BRO for strategic needs

The special wheel loaders operate in temperatures between minus 20 degrees and 50 degrees.

Truck Safety Matters – Multi Party Campaign

Integrated Transport Centre in Abu Dhabi, Al Masaood, Bridgestone and RoadSafetyUAE teamed up for a multi-party initiative.

Loaded with opportunities

The wheel loader market is estimated to be valued at over $23.74 billion by 2030. It is anticipated to reach a CAGR of over 8.9 per cent during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.

The Concrete Advantage!

The concrete equipment market is expected to rise on account of anticipated growth in the construction industry, increasing FDIs, and the rising number of smart city projects in the country.

Komatsu India launches new water sprinkler WT 80KL

This has been introduced as a retro fitment on 100 t (tonne) Komatsu dump truck model HD785-7.

Grove Brings All-Wheel Steering to TTS9000-2 Truck Crane

Featuring all-wheel steering and a six-section boom that extends from 36 to 169 feet, Grove has introduced the TTS9000-2 truck crane.

Liebherr's New Compact, Quiet 36 XXT Truck-Mounted Concrete Pump

The compact and quiet design of Liebherr’s 36 XXT truck-mounted concrete pump provides an appealing look and easy site manoeuvrability in one package, the company says.

High Productivity, Solid Savings with Tata SIGNA 2825.K REPTO RMC

In many small and compact mobile applications, the requirements for control tasks are increasing.

Infra push for mini equipment

According to Arizton’s latest research report, India’s construction equipment market will grow at a CAGR of 8.9 per cent during 2022-2028. Mini excavators hold a decent share in the overall construction equipment industry.

$5.13 Bn Opportunity!

Growing at a CAGR of 9.4 per cent, the Indian backhoe loader market is likely to touch $5.13 billion from $1.77 billion in 2021.

Gadkari inaugurates cold mixer paver and patch-fill machine

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a unique first-of-its-kind mobile cold mixer cum paver and patch-fill machine which has been developed indigenously by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to repair potholes.

JCB machines are getting smarter

Innovation and Sustainability have always remained critical to our operations, and we continue to introduce products that significantly limit their impact on the environment. The JCB 19C-1E is the industry’s first fully-electric excavator in India and is integral to JCB’s ‘Road to Zero’ initiative, a programme that we have been working on for the past few years. The machine has been tested extensively and has various built-in features that enhance safety and performance. With Zero Emissions and low noise, this new machine is ideal for Infrastructure development in Urban Areas and Indoor working,” said Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director, JCB India