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Featuring the breakthrough technologies to be displayed at the upcoming Bauma Conexpo India

India has witnessed this successive show since past few years. This year the fair is all set to enthral the construction equipment industry with unique offerings. As it provides excellent platform to the players there is increase in the number of footfalls and participants. Big players are already lining up to present their latest innovations. Yes, all roads lead to the 4-day event Bauma Conexpo India which will be held from 12th to 15 December at HUDA ground in Gurgaon, Delhi.

Action Construction Equipment
At Bauma Conexpo India, Action Construction Equipment Ltd (ACE) would be showcasing and launching some new technologies especially for the field of civil construction. The company would be presenting a hydraulically operated spider mounted concrete placing solution with boom length of up to 18 metre and a full 360-degree continuous slew as a standard feature.

While sharing his views on construction equipment market in India, Anil Mudgil, Vice President-CED, Action Construction Equipment Ltd said, “At ACE, we believe that the construction equipment industry in our country is still to realise its true potential and going forward all of us in the construction equipment industry should see our numbers improving significantly next few years. With our new government trying to focus on the impending issues and with focus on infrastructure development, we are confident that the best days for the construction equipment industry are not far away.”

“We are hopeful of very positive response at this upcoming Bauma at Gurgaon as the market seems to be improving. Positive interaction with most of the leading
customers at this juncture should yield good outcomes in times to come, says he on participation in Bauma Conexpo India 2016,” he adds.

We expect that the customers from both end user sector and rental sector who shall be visiting our stall would be made familiar to the latest technological advances that we have done in our range of Aerial Work Platforms

Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India Pvt Ltd

Haulotte India Pvt Ltd
Haulotte has been a regular participant in Bauma across the world. The company has been a regular participant in Bauma Conexpo India since 2011. This year too it shall be there for Bauma Conexpo India 2016. “We shall be located at outdoor stall no.840. This is the only international show which we find as an appropriate platform to exhibit our products. We expect that the customers from both end user sector and rental sector who shall be visiting our stall would be made familiar to the latest technological advances that we have done in our range of Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) and telehandlers. We at Haulotte believe in our global principal of ‘Customer Proximity’ and we stand committed to the same too in India,” informed Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India Pvt Ltd about the participation in Bauma.

Haulotte India shall be exhibiting its latest generation of rough terrain articulated boom, vertical mast, electric scissor and telehandler. Each variant has its own USP, but one of the many distinguishing notable feature is in the lower ground control box of its articulating boom. The company has incorporated the Haulotte Diagnostic Screen in the panel which shall enable the user to get all details of performance and related parameter at a touch of a button. Further, any fault diagnosis can also be done on this screen which gives a pictorial description of the nature and location of the fault. This tremendously helps in reducing the downtime of the machine and any intervention can be done in the shortest possible time.

Sharing his views on construction equipment market in India he said, “Although there has been an improvement in the infrastructure development activity, yet there are some major projects especially in Mumbai which are yet to commence like the Navi Mumbai International Airport and the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), also known as Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link. Once these projects are launched we shall definitely see an upsurge in requirement of AWP and the overall construction equipment market during various phases of construction.”

On a global perspective the demand of AWPs has certainly increased both in government and private sector. “Rental sector is also seeing good demands of our equipments which are an encouraging sign. But going forward we are sure of the construction equipment sector in this and this is expected to sustain market growth for the next four years, albeit at more sustainable levels,” he adds.

After a down cycle that lasted for close to four years, we are now seeing an upward growth in construction equipment industry which needs to be sustained.

Jasmeet Singh, Head – Corporate Communications & External Relations, JCB India Ltd

JCB India
JCB India Ltd is delighted to be a part of the Bauma Conexpo India. The exhibition presents an excellent platform to OEMs to present their latest technological innovations and products. JCB will present an interesting line up of its earthmoving, construction and material handling products at the current edition.

On updating about the construction equipment market in India Jasmeet Singh, Head – Corporate Communications & External Relations, JCB India Ltd, said, “After a down cycle that lasted for close to four years, we are now seeing an upward growth in construction equipment industry which needs to be sustained. The roads and highways sector has been a major contributor to this growth. The industry grew nearly 45 per cent in the period between January to July of 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015. 2016 has had a positive start which is encouraging; this growth needs to be sustained for the next few quarters.”

“We at JCB are also seeing growth across all product categories, which is a healthy sign for the things to come,” he adds.

Indian ECE market has the greatest capability to grow at 20-25 per cent to reach 330k-450k unit sales by 2020.

V.G.Sakthikumar, MD Schwing Stetter Sales and Services Pvt Ltd, Chairman of Mechanization committee, Builders Association of India.

Schwing Stetter
In India, over the next few years the Earthmoving and Construction Equipment (ECE) market is expected to grow at a tremendous CAGR of 20-25 per cent. Currently ECE market accounts for only $3 billion, but its growth potential is more in near future, such that the market would be around $16-20 billion by 2020. “Indian ECE market has the greatest capability to grow at 20-25 per cent to reach 330k-450k unit sales by 2020,” V.G.Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services Pvt Ltd, Chairman of Mechanization committee, Builders Association of India.

Schwing Stetter shall be launching a slew of new products. These products are for different needs like batching concrete, transporting concrete, pumping concrete, recycling concrete and shotcreting concrete. “This year, we will be specially addressing the key focus areas of Indian government in the area of Clean India and skill India. Towards that goal, we will be displaying Smartec sludge pump, which will be of great help in projects like cleaning of Ganga, metro rail construction, waste water management and smart cities,” he said.

The company will also be presenting a heavy duty stationary pump SP 4507 for the first time. SP 4507 is a new development for the present trend of high rise pumping requirement especially in growing real estate markets like India and abroad. This new age pump bridges the gap between SP3800 and SP4800 capacity pumps. This will cater to high rise segment where the present challenges of pumping the mix with stiff consistencies at a faster rate to around 300 metre vertical.

Similarly, its training simulators will offer opportunity to the operators to move onto virtual experience and simulation to train them in safety and operation of concrete boom pumps. This will be a one step forward compared to the current learning with the graphics.

The company would also be launching a slew of products like recycling plant RA20, 5-tonne external climbing flat top tower crane XGT T80, 1.8-tonne wheel loader LW180K, motor grader GR 150 II, truck mounted crane QY85KA-Y, piling rig XR130E, crank arm type aerial lift platform GTBZ14J, crank arm type aerial work platform GTJZ08 and horizontal directional drilling machine XZ450 plus.

Crane equipment market is yet to pick up from the slowdown in the real estate sector, but the market is expected to pick up soon with start of many projects.

Krishna Kumar, (Divisional Head -Tower cranes), Liebherr India Pvt Ltd.

Liebherr India
Liebherr India Pvt Ltd will be displaying the new model NC-B62 in the exhibition which is a breakthrough technology from Liebherr produced from factory India for its customers.

“Crane equipment market is yet to pick up from the slowdown in the real estate sector, but the market is expected to pick up soon with start of many projects like ‘housing for all scheme’ etc, by the Indian government and also the ongoing development in the construction industry like more medium and small construction companies start using the tower cranes for their projects,” said Krishna Kumar, (Divisional Head -Tower cranes), Liebherr India Pvt Ltd.

To underline Volvo CE’s industry-leading customer support program, there will be a dedicated area showcasing the aftermarket products and services we have available.

Dimitrov Krishnan, vice president and head of Volvo CE India

Volvo CE India
Volvo CE India will be showing five machines from three product lines, including two new compactors, both of which are built at its local facility in Bangalore. The new DD90B double-drum compactor and SD110BA single drum compactor are based on proven Volvo designs, and include a number of features that make them well-suited to the needs of Indian customers.

Another product from the Bengaluru factory is the P5320B ABG paver, which is appearing at its first trade show, having launched earlier in 2016. There are also two excavators on show from its D-Series, the EC210D and EC250D.

Talking about special attractions at the Volvo CE India stall Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice President and Head of Volvo CE India said, “To underline Volvo CE’s industry-leading customer support program, there will be a dedicated area showcasing the aftermarket products and services we have available. Visitors can also pitch their skills against others, in the mini operator championship, using Lego models of our trademark machines.”

Sharing his insight on construction equipment market he said, “There are good prospects for growth in India over the next two years. We expect high levels of activity, in particular in mining and road-building. The government has set the mining industry a target of 1 billion tonne of coal per year by 2020, while the Road Ministry is hoping to see 30 km of new roads constructed each day. The government understands that having the right infrastructure in place will be essential for the future growth and development of India. So long as this commitment continues we see solid demand for productive and profitable equipment.”

This year’s event has come at a time when we are in a process of transition.

Vikram Sharma, MD & CEO, Kobelco Construction Equipment

Kobelco Construction Equipment
Briefing about the participation in Bauma Conexpo India, Vikram Sharma, MD and CEO, Kobelco Construction Equipment said, “This year’s event has come at a time when we are in a process of transition. Our group company, Kobelco Cranes India Pvt. Ltd. (KCI) is being merged into our company (KCEI) pursuant to the global merger in Japan effective April, 2016. Also, for the first time in recent years, there is a gap in supply as the demand for Kobelco excavators has outpaced the supply. We are having a limited participation along with KCI. A 260 MT capacity crawler crane, the CKL2600i will be on display along with the Okada range of heavy-duty rock breakers. We would have liked to display our new version of the excavator, SK380HDLC heavy tracks, which now comes with the best-in-class undercarriage. However, we are unable to display this machine due to supply constraints.”

After several years of below par activity, the construction equipment market in India is finally showing positive signs of growth. There is definite improvement in the overall confidence, believes Sharma. He adds, “Everyone is hopeful that this upward trend will sustain for some time with the momentum being generated by many government initiatives to revive the stalled projects and also launch new ones. Barring political factors, the execution of projects should bring about considerable economic activity and development.”

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