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A claes act

Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, discusses the state of play for the commercial vehicle manufacturer in the Middle East. It has been a decade since Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, was last in the Middle East — and that decade has seen significant challenges and opportunities, both globally and within the regional heavy commercial vehicles segment. Volvo Truck is the largest business area ...

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Rental power

PMV Middle East delves deeper into the the product specifications making rental operater in the power and on-site plant equipment, where fierce competition is driving innovation and creativity If we want to understand the most recent trends in on-site equipment and plant product in the region, a good place to start is the recent order history. A major order in March was the purchase by Dubai’s Rental Soluti ...

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March to Victory

Abhijit Gupta, brand leader, CASE India, reveals how innovation and technology help make a difference in the Indian market. What does India’s growing investment plans in infrastructure mean for CASE Construction India? What are the kinds of equipment that is growing in demand? The infrastructure industry being at the forefront of the budget; sentiments are becoming even more positive as time passes and the ...

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The great convergence

Sany India has forayed into new segments of equipment last few years, and has firmed plans to grow by leaps and bounds. BY Jayashree Mendes When a construction equipment (CE) manufacturer announces that they have rolled out the 1,000th excavator and 1,001st transit mixer machine from a single plant alone in a short span of nine months, and this at a time when the CE market has not been kind to equipment mak ...

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When green is groovy

On a plant visit to Nippon Paint India, Mahesh Anand, president, decorative, explains the lean and green manufacturing process it has adopted BY INDRAJEET SAOJI & JAYASHREE MENDES When the president of a company that has been operating in India for exactly a decade tells you of his ambitions for the local market and adds that they are not pursuing to expand aggressively, you begin to wonder at what exac ...

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Buckets & BOOM lifts

In a segment formerly driven by the need for height, speed and productivity, strides are being made in safety and sustainability Just as the days of bamboo scaffolding are gone in all but the poorest parts of Asia, so increasingly too are the gung-ho aerial access machines that indeed offer access to height, and at speed, but little by way of safety. A few years ago it was perfectly common and normal for ae ...

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Concrete measures

INTERVIEWED BY JAYASHREE MENDES You have seen a turnaround last year. What were some of the changes in strategy employed? We started a strategic project for driving excellence aimed at engaging people in the field with cascaded goals. The ready mix concrete (RMC) organisation structure was changed accordingly to empower people in clusters. We clubbed four to five plants under one cluster and the unit manage ...

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Country roads, take me home

It’s said that you can tell a country by its roads. Longer the roads, faster the growth; broader the roads, better the development. And smooth roads always mean a healthy, vibrant economy. “The economic impact of good roads can never be understated,” says Vinod Agarwal, Managing Director, GR InfraProjects Ltd, an Udaipur based road developer. “To boost our country’s GDP, we need sustained investments in inf ...

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CASE CE announces launch of 851 EX

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, has made fully available the new 96 horsepower 851 EX Backhoe Loaders, the most powerful backhoe loader in India. Richard Tobin, CEO of CNH Industrial, officially handed over the keys of the first full production unit of the new 851 EX backhoe loader to a key contractor Nabada Johari at a ceremony held at the CASE India plant in Pithampur, Madhya Prade ...

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Catalyst of change

 With a burgeoning economy driving high construction rates, the Asian excavator sales market is buoyant, but highly competitive. The market for heavy excavators has been extremely healthy in recent years and with abundant opportunities. Caterpillar recently undertook a comprehensive comparative excavator production study test against another high selling brand to equip dealership staff with the facts w ...

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