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Universal begins construction equipment retail biz

Pune-based Universal Construction Machinery and Equipment Ltd has begun its construction equipment retail business with the launch of "Universal Exclusive Stores" in Patna, Bihar. The company will expand its retail format to cities like Kurukhetra, Surat, Nagpur, Jaipur and Hyderabad in next two to three months and will launch a total of 35 stores in next five years. Universal Exclusive Stores wil ...

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New EU directive: key concern for equipment firms

The introduction of the EU-Exhaust Emission Regulation Stage III B poses a challenge for the construction machinery manufacturers. The expense is enormous. A great deal of investment and development capacity is necessary. For the buyers that means higher prices, in some cases greater efficiency on the building site. VDMA sees tighter regulation as “counter-productive”. At the Wirtgen-Group, the ...

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Liebherr selected for high-rise tower in Mumbai

Developer and contractor Nahalchand Laloochand Pvt Ltd (NL) is using a Liebherr 71 EC-B 5 FR. tronic Flat-Top crane to construct one of Mumbai's new generation of tall apartment buildings. The crane has been supplied by Liebherr India Pvt Ltd, which is headquartered in Mumbai. With building height restrictions now being eased in parts of Mumbai, which has until recently been primarily a low-rise city, new c ...

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bauma 2013 gets underway

Preparations are now underway for bauma 2013. The fair takes place from 15 to 21 April at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. Applications are invited from exhibitors wishing to take part in the 30th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment. Prospective exhibitors can now fill in application forms for the ...

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Sandvik Mining and Construction India has new head

Sandvik Mining and Construction (SMC) has announced the appointment of Simon Meester as the new President of Sandvik Mining and Construction in India. Simon’s appointment became effective 1st of February 2011 and he has already taken charge of his responsibilities in India. He will be based in SMC’s head office in Pune. Simon is an Engineer by education and additionally has a Masters degree in B ...

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Allison Transmission to expand Global HQ

Allison Transmission, a global manufacturer of auto-matic transmissions, has announced plans to expand its US operations by investing US$89 million to improve its Indianapolis facilities, manufacturing operations, and equipment. The investment will create up to 205 new jobs, including both hourly and salaried positions by 2013. The company has been developing and testing a new, innovative commercial duty tr ...

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Otis India expands its Bangalore plant

Otis Elevator Company (India) Ltd has started expansion of its existing elevator factory in Bangalore, India. Once completed in spring 2012, the expanded facility will be three-times the size of the current factory and will include a test tower. The company said the new 27,500 square-meter manufacturing facility will incorporate leading Otis technologies from all over the world. The factory is being built t ...

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Railways records highest ever wagon procurement

With the acquisition of 16,638 wagons, Indian Railways have set new record in the procurement of wagons in the financial year 2010-11. This is the highest ever wagon procurement in a single year since independence. The Railway Ministry said the highlight of this procurement is that some upgrades in wagons that had eluded Railways for almost a decade have now been applied for the first time. “Railways ...

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JCB launches JCB Engines ecoMAX

JCB India Ltd has announced the launch of its own domestically built world class diesel engine. Fuel efficient, state-of-the-art, BSIII, 16 valve, this diesel engine will power JCB India's equipment range progressively. Worldwide, over 1,50,000 machines with JCB UK built engines are already proving their worth. In India JCB engines have already successfully clocked over 50,000 hours of rigorous testing in t ...

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L&T divests stake in L&T-Case JV

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has sold its stake in L&T-CASE Equipment Pvt Ltd to it’s JV partner CNH Global NV. CNH has acquired full ownership of L&T-Case, an unconsolidated joint venture established in 1999 to manufacture and sell construction equipment in India. The new company will take the name Case New Holland Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd. The company, which employs more than 60 ...

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