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EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

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?

Schwing Stetter resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19. The announcement follows the recent relaxation rules put by the government and the necessary permissions granted by the state authorities.

Building confidence

The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation in the construction sector. Once back on track after the lockdown, government will have to take some concrete steps to support the industry and economy.

We expect more packages from the government

Considering further revenue loss and anticipated reduced demand for the upcoming months, we expect more packages from the government, says VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

Schwing Stetter India resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of the country?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers, has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19.

Schwing Stetter India resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of the country?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers, has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

Schwing Stetter India Launches XCMG Excavator Range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

Schwing Stetter India supports migrant workers amidst COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the migrant workers working in Tamil Nadu?s industrial facilities. As most factories are grinding to a halt, millions of such workers are left vulnerable.

Tech-Knowledgy The Way Forward

New-generation technologies can lead the construction equipment industry to newer heights in efficiency and productivity.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

Grading the Future

The current market conditions are tough for motor graders since the projects are not active due to the coronavirus impact.

An Uphill Task

Lack of availability of certified skilled equipment operators is a major issue faced by construction contractor in India.

We have completed training of 2,000 operators till last year

Schwing Stetter India started the training department in the second year of its operations in 2000.

Schwing Stetter launches 22 products at Excon

Schwing Stetter India unveiled 22 new products at the Excon 2019 in Bengaluru. With this new product line up, Schwing Stetter India aims to position itself as one of the most prominent infrastructure equipment partner in the country and an active participant across all government projects to be announced.

We will be displaying 22 new products at Excon 2019

A pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation and recycling, Schwing Stetter has manufacturing units in 12 countries including Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Russia, Ostrava, UK, and India.

Schwing Stetter launches new concrete truck mixer range

Schwing Stetter India, one of the leading concreting equipment manufacturers in India, announced the launch of its new premium variant of concrete truck mixers ?Super? 7?, in association with Mahindra Powerol.

Schwing Stetter displays Smartec sludge pumps at IFAT 2019

Schwing Stetter India, one of the leading concreting equipment manufacturing companies in India, participated in the IFAT Expo 2019, India?s leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling.

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.

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.

Schwing Stetter India launches XCMG excavators

Schwing Stetter India (SSI)announced the launch of its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C.

Loads of Opportunities

With the construction activity picking up and mining operations reviving in India, new opportunities are knocking at the doors of the wheel loader market.

CRUSHING BARRIERS

Fragmented aggregate mining, as well as issues related to regulations and liquidity, are threatening the growth of the crushing and screening equipment segment in India.

Schwing Stetter India launches XCMG excavator range

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of India?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers announced the launch of its new generation of XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C

Time-bound projects demand highly efficient equipment

In the current scenario, most of the projects have become time-bound and have to be completed within the stipulated period. Due to this, expectation of the market has also changed especially in road segment.

Schwing Stetter showcases 3 Made-in-India products at bauma

Schwing Stetter India showcased three of its key products at the bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany.

Changing Face of CE Industry

Taking full advantage of the unprecedented connectivity, data analysis, and remote capabilities, construction equipment (CE) industry is poised to take great leaps in productivity and efficiency in the coming decade.

Pushing Growth

Motor grader market has seen growing in the past couple of years with applications spreading into rural road projects as well as in highways.

Schwing Stetter India to participate at bauma 2019

Schwing Stetter India announced its participation in the upcoming bauma Germany, a trade fair that displays all the latest innovations in the construction business.

Steps to Safety

Being the safest means of working at heights, Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) are naturally the option to work at height safely. However, use of AWPs in India is still limited and is picking up slowly.

Change of guard at Schwing Stetter India

Schwing Stetter India announced the retirement of Anand Sundaresan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the company and a pioneer in the concreting and manufacturing industry.

"Motor grader market in India is growing at 40 per cent"

Roads sector remains the biggest growth driver of motor graders in India. VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services, elaborates more on the market and technology trends in motor graders.

A key ingredient in mining industry

The mining equipment market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a faster pace in the coming years. VG Sakthikumar elaborates more on the trend and Schwing Stetter's solutions for the mining industry.

Schwing Stetter India wins Infrastructure Icon Award

Schwing Stetter India won the Infrastructure Icon Award at the recently held ?Navabharat Infrastructure Conclave & Awards 2018 in Mumbai.

SCHWING Stetter India acquires 53 acres for new facility in TN

SCHWING Stetter India, one of the leading concrete equipment manufacturers in India, announced its plans to set up a new manufacturing facility in SIPCOT Industrial Area, Cheyyar, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu (TN) which is 60 km away from its existing facilities.

Schwing Stetter launches premium transit mixer range

Schwing Stetter India announced its partnership with Mahindra Powerol to launch its new premium variant of concrete truck mixer series, 'Super Six'. In an industry-first initiative, Schwing Stetter and Mahindra Powerol have joined hands to launch this fuel-efficient product.

Vertical Growth

Tower crane market is now on revival path, which was going through a lull period till recently. Going forward, a steady growth of real estate market could see a further momentum in tower cranes.

Concrete Boom Pumps

Boom pump is a good investment for large projects like the Metros, airports irrigation projects and other high-rise infrastructure and real estate projects. These massive pumps shorten the duration of project completion, reduce downtime and labour costs.

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANTS

Concrete is a major constituent of infrastructure projects: mainly in real estate, roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants, irrigation and urban modernisation sectors.

1,000-1,500 more AWPs may be required by end of this year

Safety, productivity, and less downtime determine the usage of AWPs in a project. AWPs are not only a safety related equipment, but it also enhances the productivity and speed of the project, thus contributing to the profitability of one's business.

Technology to drive INFRA growth

Infrastructure 2.0 is a movement to address issues with today's core network infrastructure in a customer's construction site to address the dynamic, automated nature of operation models like cloud computing, data center visualisation, IoT and usage of drones to keep site operations safe, secure, highly productive and efficiently managed.

We will be launching 17 new products this year

The current construction equipment market in India is to grow at a rate of 25 per cent. Road, irrigation, ports, RMC, railways, metro rail, power (nuclear, thermal, solar, wind, hydro, gas based), real estate and other community buildings are the major demand drivers for our product line.

Making rapid strides

Motor graders have seen unprecedented growth in the past couple of years, which is expected to continue in the coming years as well with road projects continue to grow.

Schwing Stetter India partners with startup

Einsite, a construction technology startup, and Schwing Stetter, the world?s premier concrete equipment company, have entered into a partnership to bring the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine Learning technologies to the construction industry.

Concrete Delivery System

VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services, explains the paradigm shift in concrete delivery systems, with a focus on his company's advanced technologies.

Schwing Stetter India joins hands with GOMACO

Schwing Stetter India has announced partnership with GOMACO Corporation for the sales and service of GOMACO?s entire range of concrete paving products across the country, except for the state of Telangana. The company plans to target $10 million sales in India during its first year of association.

On A High!

High-rise construction is catching up momentum with more and more sky scrapers of 300 m and above are coming up in India. With these high-rise constructions, Indian construction industry is gradually moving towards the next level of technology which has necessitated the use of new and improved construction equipment to meet the demand of safe and quality construction.

Disruptive Concrete Equipment Technologies Emerging

Off late, there have been numerous disruptive technologies and equipment concepts introduced to Indian markets. Earlier most of these were only available to highly developed countries like USA or European Union where mechanisation and process integration has been of essence, to counter act lack of adequate manpower.

FOCUSED BUSINESS - Optimism

The BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 held during December 12-15 reflected the positive sentiments of the equipment industry on the floor. A detailed report on the expo, interaction with exhibitors and details of products and technologies showcased.

We are thankful to our customers for their blessings

The production of self-loading mixer has started over the past two months. The numbers are increasing rapidly as our customers have accepted the products. We do not want to miss this opportunity and we have to create a new facility quickly. Presently, managing their production within the existing factory is a big challenge.

We are addressing customer requirements with tailor-made after-sales support

The last two years in Indian construction industry has seen significant changes. The customers who are in this business for a long time have gone through a difficult time financially to complete projects and were stuck with debts, especially in segments like roads and highways.

We plan to launch a slew of new products

We are growing at a steady pace. In India, over the next few years the earthmoving and construction equipment (ECE) industry is expected to grow at a tremendous CAGR of 20-25 per cent.

Concrete Pump Safety

Noise is a major health hazard in construction sites. VG Sakthikumar explains the noise pollution in concrete pumps and means to minimise the same.

Schwing Stetter India launches Smartec sludge pump system

Schwing Stetter India has launched the Smartec sludge pump system at IFAT 2016. This newest product can be used to recycle sewage and sludge water for municipal applications.

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.

Rajya Sabha passes GST Bill

Stepping closer to the concept of ?one nation, one tax?, Rajya Sabha passed the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill. The constitutional amendment will enable both the Centre and the states to simultaneously levy the GST, which will include all indirect taxes currently levied, including excise duties and service tax.

Safety in Concrete Pumps

Although the responsibility for everyday safety while operating concrete pumps rests upon the operator, it is vital that everyone involved makes safety the top priority, writes VG Sakthikumar.

Essential for Road Building

Commitment towards infrastructural development and faster implementation of road projects to desired specifications are driving the growth of the motor grader market in India.

Minister Visits Schwing?s Training Facility

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, visited the Schwing Stetter Operator Training School to review and understand the training capabilities being conducted on a regular basis.

Innovative Concrete Mixing Plant

Schwing Stetter India Pvt Ltd was started in June 1998. Manufacturing concrete equipment in India through our ?Make in India? campaign has always been our forte

Ready for the Big Boom

Large capacity concrete batching plants are to piggyback upcoming 100 new concrete roads and other infrastructure projects. Mass concreting is expected to be a major constituent of upcoming infrastructure projects in roads and highways, railways, sea ports, airports, power plants

Smart Pumping Solutions

The infrastructure sector will drive the growth of overall concrete equipment industry, whereas the real estate segment, along with the power segment, will drive the growth of concrete pumps.

Schwing Stetter bags award

Schwing Stetter has bagged the Best Commercial Vehicle Truck Application Builder of the year award at the Apollo Commercial Vehicle Awards 2014.

Concrete Moves

Despite the Rs 2,500-crore concrete equipment industry registered nearly 40 per cent fall in the market and is under severe pressure, there are tremendous growth opportunities in the long term.

Schwing Stetter ventures into tower crane market

Schwing Stetter (India) has launched the five- and six-tonne tower cranes branded Schwing-XCMG. The new cranes are from XCMG, a Chinese manufacturer of cranes and one of the largest in the world, which holds a 60 per cent stake in the Schwing Stetter holding company in Germany.

Towering Tall

The real estate and power sectors will show a tremendous growth in the next 2-3 years. As per projections, the tower crane requirement will increase to 30-40 per cent in these two years. Current demand growth for tower cranes is mostly from realty sector.

Close to industry

VG Sakthikumar has been associated with Schwing Stetter since its inception in India in 1998, and has played a major part in its growth story. He has over two decades of industry experience in the ready-mix concrete business.

We offer end-to-end service for batching plants

We help the customers in deciding their fleet and understanding their projects, suggest them what type of plant we can offer. Once the machine is supplied, we help the customer in getting better life of the components, provide training and help them in upgrading or shifting the machine,

Batching solutions

The recent Budget has brought back smiles to many stakeholders of various verticals; however, the key seems to be implementation on the ground level. On a positive note, VG Sakthikumar, Wholetime Director - Operations, Schwing Stetter India, says, ?Definitely there is a positive movement.

Schwing concrete pumps have set the standard for modern concrete conveying.

With worldwide experience and up-to-date technology, Schwing has designed highly efficient and low-maintenance pumps ideal for long-term use under the most severe conditions. The innovative concrete boom pumps came into being in order to make the tedious process of carrying concrete for heights easy, says VG Sakthikumar, Wholetime Director Operations, Schwing Stetter India. Excerpts of the interview.

Looking at a Big Boom

Only about ten per cent of concrete produced is currently pumped, which tells about the huge scope for concrete pumps for the infrastructure and realty sectors. Agith G Antony trains his spotlight on the latest trends in product/technology, the growth potential for boom pumps, innovative service packages and the value additions offered by OEMs.

Concrete moves

Despite the Rs 2,500-crore concrete equipment industry registered nearly 40 per cent fall in the market and is under severe pressure, there is tremendous growth opportunities in the long term.

Schwing Stetter Unveils Five New Products

The new product launches strengthen Schwing Stetter?s expertise in concrete technology.Schwing Stetter India, a leading concrete construction equipment manufacturer in India, has unveiled five new products along with five new variants at Excon 2013, the seventh edition of South Asia?s biggest construction equipment event.

Schwing Stetter to unveil new products at Excon 2013

Schwing Stetter India will be launching its five new innovative products along with five new variants at Excon 2013 to meet customers' requirements in the complete range of concrete solutions. The product categories are concrete pumps, truck mixers and batching plants.

Concrete solutions

The new products launched by Schwing Stetter will cater to all segments in the concreting equipment industry. Schwing Stetter India unveiled six new products in ready-mix concrete technology: concrete mixing equipment,

Offering high quality products at optimum costs is the challenge for people...

There are many announcements from the government which augur well for growth, says VG Sakthikumar, Chief Operating Officer, Schwing Stetter India. Excerpts from the interview.How do you assess the current CE market scenario and its growth prospects in the long term.

An integral team player

VG Sakthikumar has been associated with Schwing Stetter since its inception in India in 1998, and has played a part in its growth story. He has over two decades of industry experience in the ready-mix concrete business. He started his prolific career with Greaves Cotton, heading the sales operation for the Southern region. Going forward, he joined Hoesch Rothe Erde (Thyssen Group, Germany).

SSIP bullish on Kerala

SSIPL is upbeat about the concrete equipment industry in Kerala, as it showcased its largest concreting boom pump in India at the 40th IFAWPCA. Schwing Stetter India, one of the pioneers of concrete construction equipment in India, has revealed plans to tap the burgeoning Kerala market,

Sakthikumar in BAI Committee

Schwing Stetter India announced that VG Sakthikumar, Chief Oper?ating Officer (COO), Schwing Stetter, has been appointed as Co-chairperson, Mechanisation Com?mi?ttee for the year 2012-13 by Builders? Association of India (BAI)

Schwing Stetter opens new branch

Schwing Stetter India, the leading concrete equipment player in India, inaugurated its upgraded bra?nch in Raipur. The new branch was inaugurated by Anand Sundaresan, Managing Dire?ctor, and VG Sakthikumar, Chief Operating Officer, Schwing Stetter India.

Leading the Pack

With three manufacturing facilities in Chennai, Schwing Stetter India has the biggest manu?facturing set-up for batching plants in South Asia. Schwing Stetter India has proved its mettle amongst all odds, setting records in the industry.

Batching Solutions

Here go the predictions. The potential demand for concrete equipment in India over the next few years will be quite substantial and the RMC industry will witness a steady growth; the conversion factor for cement to RMC will soon exceed ten per cent.

Breaking Records

Schwing Stetter unveils 19 new products at Excon cater to the changing need in concreting methods, demand for speeding of construction activities, increased awareness of safety and green technology.

Set in Concrete

The market for concrete equipment seems to be very bullish. The real estate sector, which was lagging earlier, is now actually pushing up the demand of concrete product.

Redefining Concrete Pumping

Aimed at the high-rise construction market in India, Schwing Stetter has launched SP 2880 and SP 8800 that can pump concrete vertically up to a height of 250 m and 500 m, respectively.