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CASE India appoints Bombay Infra as its dealer for Western India

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, has expanded its presence in Maharashtra by appointing a new dealer partner, Bombay Infra, in Thane. Located at MIDC Khairane on Thane Belapur Road, Bombay Infra assists with sales, service, and spare requirements for CASE India’s customers.

Along with Thane, the dealership will cater to nearby regions such as Mumbai, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, and Goa. Following the inauguration ceremony, the brand delivered four machines to the customers, symbolising the commencement of operations.

Speaking on the inauguration, Kanwal Deep Singh Bhogal, Network Development Manager (India & SAARC) – CASE Construction Equipment, said, “This expansion of our presence in Maharashtra aligns perfectly with our commitment to serving the needs of our customers effectively. This facility reflects our goal to provide even better service to our valued customers. We are confident that this enhanced infrastructure will enable us to strengthen our customer relationships and continue delivering exceptional experiences.”

This state-of-the-art facility offers a full range of CASE products and further promises an excellent customer experience complete with a customer lounge, workshop and training/conference room.

Since 1842, it has emerged as a global provider of construction equipment, like vibratory compactors and backhoe loaders. It entered the Indian market in 1989 and manufactures indigenously in its manufacturing facility in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, for the domestic and export markets in over 105 countries.

SANY India delivers 8 Units of SCC7500A, one of the biggest Crawler Cranes in India, to Sanghvi Movers Limited

SANY India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, reached a significant milestone by delivering 8 units of the SANY SCC7500A 750 Ton crawler cranes, in the first quarter of financial year 2023-24, to Sanghvi Movers Limited, (SML) one of the largest crane rental company in India and 6th largest globally in terms of its fleet size With delivery of these 8 Units of Sany SCC7500A, 750 Ton Crawler Cranes, SML now owns 10 Units of these cranes which is the largest fleet of Sany Cranes owned by any company across world.

This delivery strengthens SML’s position as the largest Hoisting Solutions Company in India, with a fleet of 45 SANY crawler cranes, truck cranes and all-terrain cranes available as rental solutions for core infrastructure projects across multiple sectors.

A formal function was held on 8th July 2023 at The Ritz Carlton, Pune where senior executives from SANY India and Sanghvi Movers Limited were present. The keys for SANY SCC7500A 750 Ton crawler cranes were handed over to Sanghvi Movers Ltd. The event was attended by Mr. Deepak Garg, Managing Director, SANY India & South Asia, Mr. Dawson Zhu, Executive Director, Mr. Dheeraj Panda, Chief Operating Officer (Sales, Marketing & Customer Support) at SANY India & South Asia, and Mr. Rishi Sanghvi, Managing Director, Mr. Sham Kajale, Joint Managing Director & CFO, Mrs. Mina Sanghvi, SML group promoter, and Mrs. Maithili Sanghvi, Non-executive Women Director from Sanghvi Movers Limited.

In his statement at the event, Deepak Garg, Managing Director, SANY India & South Asia, said, “Our association with Sanghvi Movers has come a long way. Earlier in 2022, we delivered 4 units of the SCC8000A, India’s Largest Crawler crane of 800-tonne, to Sanghvi Movers Limited, and continuing their trust in us this year, we are delivering 8 more units of the SANY SCC7500A, a 750-tonne crawler crane. We are honoured to be their trusted partners and stand committed to delivering them top-quality equipment that ensures exceptional safety, reliability, and durability under the most challenging conditions found at different working sites.

He further added, “We cherish this association and look forward to further strengthening our partnership in the years to come. Together, we are determined to surpass expectations, drive innovation, and set new benchmarks in the realm of construction equipment. Our shared goal is to empower India’s infrastructure growth and make a lasting impact on the nation’s progress.”

 Rishi Sanghvi, Managing Director, Sanghvi Movers Limited, said,

“We are immensely grateful to SANY India and Mr. Deepak Garg & his team for their unwavering support and trust in Sanghvi Movers. Sanghvi Movers is the leading hoisting champion in India for the last 34 years.

Therefore, at Sanghvi Movers, credibility, reliability, durability and safety are paramount. These new crawler cranes will enable us to excel even in the most challenging working conditions and fulfil the diversified demands of our customers.

Our cherished association with SANY India is a testament to our shared dedication to driving innovation and setting new industry benchmarks. Together, we are steadfast in our commitment to empowering India’s infrastructure growth and contributing to the nation’s progress.”

The SCC7500A is a 750-ton lifting capacity crawler crane, designed to excel in wind energy and non-wind energy applications (such as Cement Sector, Petro-Chemicals & Refinery, Steel Plants & Power Plants), with a maximum boom length of 108 meters and a maximum luffing jib combination of 96 meters + 96 meters,. SANY India’s crawler cranes offer excellent reliability and the highest operational efficiency, along with technological innovations, maximum safety, stability, and flexibility in all operating environments. The SCC7500A has a maximum lifting moment of 10,000 ton-meters and is equipped with a highly powerful and efficient Cummins engine with a rated power of 447kW/1800rpm. This crawler crane can be configured with various boom combinations, depending on the application requirements. Currently, the crane is deployed at a wind power project in Jamnagar, Gujarat.

HKL expands range of electric equipment

Construction equipment rental and sales company HKL Baumaschinen has revealed it is expanding its portfolio of electric equipment in its rental range throughout Germany.

According to the company, the range includes demolition hammers, vibratory plates, concrete trowels, mini excavators, wheel loaders and dumpers as well as “a large selection of electric work platforms.”

HKL said the new additions are “perfectly suited for sensitive construction site areas such as interiors or inner-city construction sites with emission restrictions” and “deliver the same power as conventional motors.” Ulf Böge, head of corporate communications at HKL Baumaschinen, said, “As a large company in our industry, we take our responsibility seriously. In this context, the expansion of our e-range is also taking place.

“The new additions in the zero-emission range make our unique range of services even more interesting and diverse for our customers – they can also react flexibly and quickly to requirements in terms of noise and exhaust emissions. The use of our electrical products offers numerous advantages for the environment, users and construction site operators.”

Founded in 1970, HKL has more than 170 locations in Poland, Austria and its native Germany. The company first introduced electric machines into its rental fleet in 2016, and has also launched specialist divisions for access, power and pumps in recent years.

Eicher Partners With Amazon To Introduce 1,000 Electric Trucks

Eicher Trucks and Buses, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd, has partnered with Amazon to electrify middle-mile and last-mile delivery processes for the e-commerce giant in India. The collaboration aims to introduce around 1,000 zero-emission electric trucks into Amazon’s delivery operations over the next five years. The deployment will be carried out through Amazon’s transport service partners, VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV). Amazon India Vice-President Customer Fulfilment, Abhinav Singh, affirmed the commitment to integrating 10,000 EVs into the delivery fleet in India by 2025.

Eicher’s electric trucks, built on an established EV platform, will feature advanced digital capabilities and are currently operational in bus applications. The electric trucks will range from 8 to 24 feet in deck length, offering tailored cargo stacking arrangements. These vehicles will provide both fast and slow charging options to cater to diverse operational requirements. The service package includes considerations like charging infrastructure availability, operational prerequisites, charging duration limitations, battery capacity, and energy management strategies.

Eicher Motors reported a consolidated net profit of Rs.905.6 crore in the quarter ending March 2023, indicating a remarkable 48.42% YoY growth.

As per information, Q4FY32 revenue stood at Rs.3,804.32 crore, rising from Rs.3,193.32 crore in the previous fiscal’s Q4. Amazon plans to deploy 50 Eicher electric trucks initially in key hubs like Delhi, Manesar, and Gurugram. The partnership aligns with the aim to develop a zero-emission transport ecosystem, as stated by VECV Managing Director and CEO Vinod Aggarwal.

Link-Belt launches new truck terrain crane

Link-Belt Cranes first introduced rear wheel steering to the truck crane market on a custom truck crane chassis 21 years ago when it displayed the 70-ton HTT-8670 at ConExpo 2002. Now Link-Belt’s truck terrain crane lineup is growing with the launch of a new four-axle 120|TTLB.

The Link-Belt 120|TTLB truck terrain crane features a 197-foot seven-section pin and latch boom with all-wheel steer and tight turning radius. All-wheel steer capability on the 120|TTLB makes it ideal for crane maneuverability in tight jobsite settings, the company said. A steerable rear axle with super single tires gives the 120|TT LB four steering modes – independent front, independent rear, combination and crab.

The 120|TTLB comes with an air-ride suspension design, and air disc brakes on a rear-steer truck crane for advanced braking performance. For added engine performance and fuel economy the 120|TTLB is powered by a Cummins 445 hp (339 kW) EPA emissions compliant X12 Series engine. Top speed on the 120|TTLB is 55 mph (88 km/h).

This product launch brings Link-Belt’s family of hydraulic truck terrain models to five: 75-ton HTT-8675 Series II, 100-ton HTT-86100, 110-ton HTT-86110, 120-ton 120|TT, and now the new 120-ton 120|TTLB.

Multitel delivers truck mounts to new customer

Aerial platform manufacturer Multitel Pagliero has secured a new customer, receiving an order for three truck mounts from rental company Fratelli Zallocco, which is expanding its rental portfolio to cater to new markets. Based northeast of Rome in the coastal town of Loreto, Zallocco is a specialist in the rental of mobile cranes, roadside assistance vehicles and heavy vehicles.

The company recently added two of Multitel’s articulated MX210 models and one of its MZ 250 truck mounts to its fleet, taking its first steps into the access rental market and increasing its product offering for construction, maintenance and renovation sector customers. Zallocco’s MZ 250 articulated platform offers a maximum working height of 25.1m and an outreach of 14.3m.

The unit is fitted with a 250kg capacity basket and also offers automatic stabilisation, as well as a below ground reach of 2.5m.

Mounted on a 3.5-tonne Iveco chassis that has a 3-metre wheelbase, Multitel says the truck mount’s “excellent turning radius” enables users to access working areas other model similar machines can’t. The MZ 250 also features Multitel’s MUSA system, which optimises all of the platform’s movements based on load, boom rotation and position of the stabilizers.

Zallocco’s two, slightly smaller MX210 models deliver a working height of 21.2m and have a maximum horizontal outreach of 9.8m. They are fitted with a 200kg capacity platform and their turrets provide 400 degrees of rotation. Mulitel, which recently launched its new MXE 170 model at APEX 2023, said, “The operator can get around any obstacles and be positioned precisely at the work area thanks to the turret’s 400° rotation and the self-leveling platform that turns 90°+90°,” said Multitel.

“The extendable stabilizers at the front and straight-line at the back make the MX 210 an easy machine to position even in tight spaces, while the base frame in aluminium alloy and the floor in micro-perforated aluminium increase lightness and manoeuvrability.”

Schwing Stetter charts a 400 cr expansion roadmap in India

Construction equipment manufacturer Schwing Stetter India (SSI) is poised to invest about Rs.400 crore in a capacity expansion plan, which will also include a greenfield unit, on the back of growth prospects led by infrastructure development projects in the pipeline. SSI, will be investing about Rs.100 crore in its factory in Cheyyar, its fifth facility located about 90 km west of Chennai. The company will incur Rs.300 crore in a new greenfield factory for capacity addition as well as making new products such as XCMG loaders and motor graders (earlier imported) for potential road and mining application areas. Besides, it will also manufacture concrete pumps. The company will require 40 acres of land for the proposed new factory. In new product segments such as excavators, under the XCMG brand, the hopes to achieve volumes of more than 2000 excavators in 2023, based on product performance and a wide range. SSI has also achieved about 50 percent share in products such as crawler cranes and horizontal drilling machines.In self-loading mixer, it has already touched 450 units so far in this calendar year.

The 100 percent subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a German concreting machinery manufacturer which is part of China’s XCMG group, anticipates a growth of about 30 percent. With the order surge, a revenue of about Rs.3,945 crore was achieved in 2022, with about 14,000 units produced in the year.

Moreover, the Central government’s proposed outlay of USD two trillion investments in infrastructure development is expected to positively impact these segments.

Despe brings in 350 t Cat excavator for Atalanta FC stadium demolition

Italian contractor Despe has used one of the world’s largest demolition excavators for a project at a top-flight football stadium in its home country. The company enlisted a Cat 6015 Jumbo Demolition machine to take down the Curva Sud Morosini at Atalanta FC’s Gewiss Stadium home in Bergamo, around 40 km (25 miles) north east of Milan. Despe – a multiple winner at the World Demolition Awards in recent years – chose the machine due to its mix of technology and advanced hydraulics that is said to enable it to precisely carry out large-scale projects despite its size.

It has an operating weight with equipment of 351 t, maximum usable equipment weight of 25 t, and a maximum working height of 48 m (157 ft) at 10 t. The Atalanta club was formed in 1907 and has enjoyed continuous membership of Italy’s Serie A (premier division) since 2011, reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League three years ago.

Situated behind the goal at the south end of the stadium, the Curva Sud previously held 3,500 spectators. Now the demolition has been completed, its replacement will increase the total capacity at the Gewiss to around 25,000.

Some big names were present to witness the start of the demolition, including Marco Brunelli – the secretary-general of the Italian national football team – Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo, and Luca Percassi, CEO of Atlanta.

Club president Antonio Percassi started the demolition process, which was also watched by Francesco Valesini who was representing the municipality of Bergamo.

New battery storage systems from Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco has added five new models to its range of lithium-ion Energy Storage Systems (ESS). Through its Power and Flow Division, the company has added a larger unit, the ZBC 300-300, as well as a smaller line of battery-based storage systems, the ZPB 45-60, ZBP 45-75, ZBP 15-60 models and ZBP 2000 with two flexible solar panels.

Said to be suitable for noise-sensitive environments, each unit is said to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and will enable users to benefit from both stand-alone and hybrid solutions across their sites. The ZBC 300-300, a 10ft container designed to meet requirements for off- and on-grid applications, can work in combination with renewable stations, providing up to 4,5MWh of storage capacity.

Described by Atlas Copco as a scalable solution, up to 16 units can be connected in parallel and when operating in hybrid mode with a diesel generator it can reduce daily fuel consumption by up to 90%.

According to the company, each unit was designed with sustainability in mind, and as such, the unit is is said to offer no fuel consumption and no CO2 emissions while also operating at less than 80 dB(A) during stand-alone operation,

In the smaller range, the ZPB 45-60, ZBP 45-75 and ZBP 15-60 offer a lighter weight, new design and are “ideal for applications such as events and telecom, and can work alone in island mode, or can be coupled with a diesel generator to provide a hybrid solution with significant energy savings,” according to the company.

Bárbara Gregorio, marketing manager power & energy at Atlas Copco’s Power and Flow Division, said, “Our customers are increasingly seeking clean energy solutions to be more sustainable and efficient in their operations. “Atlas Copco has been at the forefront of power generation for many decades, and we are renowned for our high performance and high-quality equipment.

“The move towards battery storage solutions is a natural evolution for us and we have continued to develop the ESS portfolio using the best battery technology for our targeted applications, making the benefits of clean power available to more applications and for new opportunities in our sector.”

Upgraded Komatsu excavator increases lifting capacity by 20%

Komatsu has launched the upgraded PC130LC-11, which increases lifting capacity by up to 20% compared to the previous model.

The new model has a longer undercarriage than its predecessor, the PC130-8, while it also uses up to 12% less fuel.

An auto idle shutdown feature can also automatically stop the engine after a preset amount of idle time. The Komatsu diesel oxidation catalyst (KDOC) helps reduce particulate matter by using passive regeneration over 98% of the time.

It also features steel castings in the boom foot, boom nose and arm tip help spread working loads away from high-stress areas to increase long-term durability.

Andrew Earing, director, tracked products, Komatsu said, “The upgraded PC130LC-11 excavator can easily handle a wide variety of utility work or small construction jobs.

“It provides a versatile workhorse for you as your business expands and grows.”

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