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bC India succeeded in attracting top decision makers
Despite the challenging situation in the construction machinery industry, bC India impressively strengthened its position in the Indian market. More than 28,000 professional visitors attended the show, which took place at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai from February 5th-8th, 2013.
“The visitor numbers are satisfying in times like this,” Thomas Löffler, Chief Executive Officer, bC Expo India, said smilingly. “Therefore, I hope that the success of bC India indicates a return to growth in the Indian construction market.”
Just like at the show’s premiere, the high quality of the visitors as well as the organisation of the event were highly appreciated by the exhibitors. Amit Gossain, Vice President Marketing and Business Development, JCB, stated, “bC India is a very good show with high-quality visitors. Visibility here is extremely good. It is clean, tidy, well set-up, and very well managed.”
Alexander Schwoerer, Managing Director, Peri, confirmed, “We have very high-calibre visitors from all over India and held a number of good conversations with them. bC India is a great industry platform that supports our growth in India.”
With regard to the construction market in India, Abhijeet Pai, Director, Puzzolana, said, “We feel that new energy is coming back to the industry, and we hope that this trade fair will showcase that. We had many visitors with very specific requirements for new solutions and some good new prospects from the international market.”
 “This was our second time participating, and it’s great to see how the show has grown, not only with regard to exhibition space, but also in its acceptance as a leading show in our industry,” Ralf Beier, CEO, Hess Group, remarked. “The show gave us a great opportunity to showcase our technology, some of which we are now manufacturing in India. We will certainly be back in the next edition.”

SCHWING Stetter unveiled 6 new products at bC India
SCHWING Stetter India, one of the pioneers of concrete construction equipment in India, has unveiled six new products: concrete mixing equipment, truck mixers, concrete pumps as well as boom pumps at bc India. The new products were unveiled by Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, SCHWING Stetter India, and V. G. Sakthikumar, Chief Operating Officer, SCHWING Stetter India.
The new range of products will cater to all segments in the concreting equipment industry like batching plants for concrete preparation, transit mixers for concrete transportation, concrete pumps for concrete placement, shotcreting pumps for tunnel application, and recycling plants for recycling of concrete.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sundaresan said, “SCHWING Stetter is delighted to unveil six exclusive products for the Indian concreting industry. These new and innovative products are designed to provide the necessary concreting solutions to all our customers.”
Mr Sakthikumar said, “We focus on new technologies that save time, money and increase performance standards. This exhibition will provide customers a chance to explore new technologies that were unveiled during the bc India exhibition.”

Case introduced fast, productive wheel loaders
Case Construction Equipment showcased the new F Series wheel loaders at bC India 2013. Launched worldwide in 2012, the new F Series offers Indian customers fast acceleration, performing cycle times, and high travel speeds and productivity with reduced fuel consumption.
The F Series loaders are powered by fuel efficient diesel engines, with improved programmable power modes while the comfortable cab environment reduces operator fatigue, increasing productivity.
Advanced engine technologyThe two new loaders—721F and 821F—run an FPT Industrial 6.7 litre Tier-3 engine, which boasts great power and torque output, using proven technology to meet the most demanding applications.
Productivity boostLimited slip differentials are standard in both front and rear axles, providing outstanding traction in all ground conditions. The four-speed transmission with manual kick-down setting allows maximum traction and bucket breakout during digging and loading operations. Between loads, a dual-mode shutdown feature allows the operator to set and limit the time that the machine can idle, in 5 minute increments.
Cooling cubeThe unique design of the Case wheel loaders cooling system, with the five radiators mounted to form a cube instead of overlapping, ensures that each radiator receives fresh air, and that clean air enters from the sides and the top resulting in high efficiency for the system. This feature also improves machine’s stability and allows the loader to properly operate in all applications from stock piling to quarry.
Class-leading comfortThe F Series cab offers an unobstructed view to both edges of the bucket or attachment, while a wide window and the sloping engine cover provide excellent visibility to the rear.
The standard advanced instrument cluster allows operators to adjust various machine functions from within the cab without relying on a service technician. Ergonomically placed controls and a new heated cloth seat with seven adjustment modes complete the cab improvements, ensuring that operators will stay comfortable and productive throughout the day.

Zoomlion – ElectroMech JV launched two tower cranes
The joint venture between Zoomlion, one of the world leaders in tower cranes, and ElectroMech, one of the India’s largest industrial crane manufacturers, has launched two distinct ‘Made for India’ models TC 5013 – 5 and TC 5013 – 5G at bC India.
These models have been developed after consultation with several developers and contractors and take into account Zoomlion’s experience in the Indian market. The TC 5013-5G is having a SWL of 5 tonnes and a tip load of 1.3 tonnes at 50 metre, the inner climbing model has a mast section which has been designed keeping in mind typical Indian lift shafts.
Safety is also addressed through various features such as a self-climbing mechanism with anti-drop device which ensures safety during jacking while erecting the crane and wire rope and axle breakage protection on the trolley for safe operations.
“The real estate sector in India itself has seen a paradigm shift over the past decade with modern techniques of construction becoming more common across the sector,” Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech commented on the launch of the new ‘Made for India’ models. “We are happy to have business partner like Zoomlion who is renowned for its excellent quality tower cranes all across the world.”
While a few years ago, tower cranes were only considered to be a must for skyscraper construction, in today’s extremely competitive real estate market, developers and contractors are realising the economic and efficiency related benefits of mechanisation in their projects. This is causing a shift toward the use of tower cranes for all types of projects, driving up demand. The real estate construction sector alone accounts for approximately 70 per cent of the total demand for tower cranes in India.

Hyundai Construction Equipment launched 210-7v excavator at bC India
Hyundai Construction Equipment India, a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea, launched its R210-7v excavator at the bC India.
The R210-7v is equipped with mechatronics for optimised fuel consumption and productivity apart from offering lowest operating cost for 20-22 tonnes class excavators. The seamless matching of workloads with power requirement saves up to 7-10 per cent fuel per hour and ensures enhanced earnings per dig. The machine is attractively priced in the Indian CE market and is expected to generate an enthusiastic response from the end users. 
Hyundai Construction Equipment also showcased its technologically advanced R210-9 excavator during bC India in-line with their plan of migration to 9 Series products. Both these excavators offer 7-10 per cent fuel savings with 8-14 per cent improved productivity resulting in higher earnings per dig apart from the promise of Hyundai reliability and low operating cost.
“We have been operating in Indian market since 2007, and it is a key market for us. The range caters to the growing needs of the customers in various applications and markets in Indian CE space,” Ki Young Kong, Managing Director, HCEIPL, commented on the occasion.
The 9 Series excavators provides stability, greater digging, and crowd force along with advanced hydraulics for improved controllability and smoother operation in arduous conditions like quarries and mines. One of the unique features of the 9 Series excavator is the data download that enables customers to monitor progress of the excavator at site.
Hyundai Construction Equipment also plans to add more touch points to ensure quicker response to customer queries by way of additional 3S (sales, service and parts) offices through its dealers. The company is also adding few workshops through its dealers to offer solutions in the areas of reconditioned aggregates to its valued customers.

Time to move from cautious optimism to confident optimism in infra industry: Farooqui
“The global economic realities had forced the construction and infrastructure industry into cautious optimism, but it’s the time to look forward to the future with confident optimism,” this was the resounding message from M. F. Farooqui, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India. He was speaking at the conference on Infrastructure Development – Deliverables and Imperatives’ by ICEMA affiliated with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Mumbai. He informed the audience that in the 12th Five-Year Plan, a trillion dollar, i.e. ` 52 lakh crore has been committed to infrastructure and construction with ` 7.5 lakh crore going in the first year increasing to 17 and a half by the fifth.
Glenville da Silva, President, Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) and Vice President, Business Development Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment said, “Growth comes with a new set of issues and challenges. If as an industry, we do not take cognisance of this and take responsibility to act today, we will become the roadblock to the growth of the nation.” Vivek Bhatia, Principal, The Boston Consulting Group said, “India will be one of the most attractive markets, and we must prepare to meet competition head on. We must reduce cost while also delivering a superior value proposition and offer new solutions and services. Secondly with 200,000 additional jobs that will be created, we must prepare for a human resource challenge with finding and nurturing talent becoming critical. Thirdly, we have to use this opportunity as a springboard for success and build leading global positions while leveraging scale in India.”
This international conference focused and discussed in detail the key infrastructure projects in India, business opportunities for the construction equipment industry, innovation in construction sector, global perspectives on skilled manpower requirement, viable model for infrastructure and equipment financing with captains of infrastructure industry of India.

LANXESS showcased iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments range
LANXESS, the global specialty chemicals company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of synthetic iron oxide pigments, showcased its unmatched range of iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments.
Inorganic pigments from LANXESS, marketed under the well-known brands Bayferrox and Colortherm, display high colour strength, are extremely lightfast, weather-resistant and characterised by their high quality, stability and the eco-friendly processing. The construction industry is one of the largest consumers of Bayferrox pigments, which are used to colour materials such as cast in-situ concrete, pre-cast concrete components, concrete roofing tiles, pavers, and asphalt. They are available in powder, micronized, granule, and compact pigment forms.
The Bayferrox granule and compact ranges are particularly low dusting and have higher bulk density compared to the corresponding powder grades, which can constitute an advantage in handling, transportation and storage. All granulated pigments are available in black, yellow, red, and brown colour.
The global competence centre for construction within the Inorganic Pigments business unit provides technical service to customers in all aspects of pigment processing, mixing and metering technology.
“With our advanced and innovative production process, we are raising the bar for the production of iron oxide pigments worldwide especially in terms of water treatment, waste gas cleaning and energy consumption,” said Joerg Hellwig, Head of the Inorganic Pigments business unit.
LANXESS Inorganic Pigments has a global presence with production facilities in Germany, China, and Brazil as well as with additional mixing and milling facilities in Australia, the UK, Spain and the United States. The business unit has annual capacities of around 350,000 metric tonnes of iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments is part of LANXESS’ Performance Chemicals segment, which recorded sales of €2.1 billion in fiscal 2011.

Manitowoc’s new tower crane to aid Indian construction boom
A tower crane from the Manitowoc factory in Pune made its debut at the bC India trade fair. The Potain MCi 48 C is aimed squarely at mid-level construction jobs and will speed up India’s ambitious development program.
Raymond Tang, regional product manager for tower cranes, said anticipated work levels in India should make the new Potain popular.
“There is still a busy program of development scheduled for India, particularly in its second- and third-tier cities,” he said. “Our new Potain MCi 48 C is designed for multi-story buildings of between 8 and 15 stories or developments spread over wide areas. Many of these jobs still rely on manpower for material handling, but the MCi 48 C offers a solution that will dramatically accelerate construction time and improve overall efficiency on site.”
At present there is no Potain crane serving the target market for the MCi 48 C, so Manitowoc expects it to be a huge success as contractors continue to work to tight deadlines. It is ideal for placing steel bars, light formwork and pouring concrete.
Maximum capacity for the MCi 48 C is 2.5 tonnes while it will lift 1 tonne out to its maximum jib end of 36 metre. Freestanding working height for the crane can be up to 34.7 metre, but it can climb much higher with its telescoping cage.  The mast is 1.2 m by 1.2 m. Hoisting power comes from a 15 PC 13-5 which can raise 2.5 tonnes at up to 21 m/min or 1.3 tonnes at up to 42 m/ min.
The Potain MCi 48 C is the fifth crane model available from the Manitowoc factory in Pune. The facility also builds the MCi 85 A, MC 120, and MC 175 Band MC 205.


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