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Ticker Tape January 2024

Ticker Tape Equipment January 2024

Ammann reaches agreement to acquire ABG Paver Business from Volvo Construction Equipment
The Ammann Group and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have reached an agreement whereby Ammann will acquire Volvo CE’s global ABG Paver Business including ABG in Hameln, Germany. The agreement will benefit both companies by strengthening the product portfolio and distribution network of the Ammann Group, while allowing Volvo CE to continue to focus on developing sustainable solutions and future technologies and services, in line with their strategic direction.
The transaction, expected to be completed within the first half of 2024, includes the transfer of Volvo CE’s paving businesses in Linyi (China) and Bangalore (India) as well as Volvo CE´s ABG facility in Hameln (Germany).“ This strategic acquisition completes the depth of our product offerings and makes the solutions we offer customers more comprehensive,” said Hans-Christian Schneider, CEO of the Ammann Group. “The acquisition will also position Ammann with a suite of solutions, covering everything from asphalt plants to paving and compaction,” he added.
Ammann will leverage its industry knowledge and customer relationships to guide development of the pavers, with ABG in Hameln (Germany) becoming the Center of Excellence for paving operations within Ammann. Customers and dealers of both Ammann and Volvo CE will retain access to the full line of paving offerings, as well as aftermarket and other services.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and works council consultations. Ammann is a world-leading supplier of mixing plants, machines and services to the construction industry with core expertise in roadbuilding and transportation infrastructure. The Swiss-based, family-owned group has enjoyed international success since 1869.

Caterpillar showcased 13-liter engine platform for first time in India at Excon 2023
The Cat C13D is a new 13-liter diesel engine platform designed to achieve best-in-class power density, torque and fuel efficiency for optimizing the performance of heavy-duty off-highway applications. Engineered to Caterpillar’s standards for reliability and productivity, the inline, six-cylinder Cat C13D engine platform is maki cng its Indian debut at Excon 2023.
The engine offers eight power ratings from 340 to 515 kW with up to 3,200 Nm of peak torque. Engine-mounted after-treatment and cooling packs will also be available from the factory to reduce installation and validation costs.
The C13D will come into production in 2026, meeting the emissions standards of higher regulated markets, such as EU Stage V, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, China Nonroad Stage IV, Korea Stage V, and Japan 2014, with models available for lesser regulated markets. While in production, the engine will be capable of being certified to future India CEV Stage V and TREM Stage V emission standards while continuing to serve unregulated non-roadable CEVs within India, such as machines with steel tracks like rock crushers and screeners.
By supplying comparable power and torque available from Caterpillar’s current 13-, 15- and single-turbo 18-liter engine platforms, the Cat C13D platform provides an opportunity for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to downsize the engine and simplify design, assembly, and supply chain requirements across multiple applications. This consolidation can also reduce maintenance, parts, and technical training complexity for end users. The Cat C13D engine is targeted for a wide range of off-highway equipment, including rock crushers, screeners, and grinders; trenchers; agriculture tractors, harvesters and self-propelled sprayers; woodchippers; material-handling equipment; and large industrial pumps.
“Off-highway OEMs and equipment owners face a rapidly evolving business environment that demands improved worksite productivity and reduced operating costs,” said Steve Ferguson, Senior Vice President of Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems. “Internal combustion engines are the prevailing workhorses on most job sites around the world, which is why we’ve invested in the next-generation Cat C13D diesel engine platform to address their challenges.”
The Cat C13D engine platform has been engineered to deliver the performance, durability, packaging, and ease of maintenance demanded by both manufacturers and buyers of off-highway equipment.
The new engine platform offers up to a 20% increase in power and up to 25% more low-speed torque than the previous generation of Cat engines in its power class. It is designed to perform at altitudes of up to 12,000 ft – maintaining higher power than legacy engines at higher altitudes – and in extreme ambient temperatures as high as 140 F (60 C) and as low as minus 40 F (minus 40 C) with aids.
Engineers have designed the Cat C13D engine for quality, reliability, and easier maintenance through a number of improvements, including integrating components and reducing the number of leak joints by more than 45%. Together, the upgrades result in lower fluids consumption and extended service intervals as long as 1,000 hours, reducing operating costs and downtime.
The new engine platform will be equipped with Cat Digital Services, an integrated suite of robust software and hardware solutions supplying the insight equipment owners need to make decisions on the fly, secure the health of their equipment, and minimize nonproductive time.The new Cat C13D will be fully supported by the global Cat dealer network, which offers genuine Cat parts and services packaged in Customer Value Agreements. Dealer technicians are trained to provide a comprehensive range of maintenance and services that help customers maximize performance and optimize the total cost of ownership of Cat industrial engines.

SANY India Surpasses 30,000 Machines on Ground, Driving India’s Infrastructure Development
SANY India, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, has announced a significant milestone wherein the company has surpassed the 30,000-machine mark in India. This achievement is a testament to SANY India’s commitment to provide high – quality, reliable and innovative equipment to the Indian market.
SANY India has been a pioneer in the Indian construction machinery industry for over two decades. It has successfully expanded to a growing network of 42 dealers and over 260 customer touchpoints in India and South Asia. SANY India has a strong presence across all segments of the industry, including road construction, mining, infrastructure, and real estate. SANY India’s wide range of products includes excavators, truck-mounted cranes, all-terrain and rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, Piling rigs, Dump Trucks, port machinery, transit mixers, batching plants, boom pumps, trailer pumps, motor graders, pavers, milling machine, compactors, reach stackers, rubber tyred gantry cranes, rail-mounted gantry cranes, wind turbine generators and many more. Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Garg, Managing Director of SANY and South Asia said, “Surpassing 30,000 machines operating across India fills us with immense pride. This significant milestone reaffirms our unwavering commitment to the domestic construction equipment market, and we foresee a future brimming with potential for further growth. Our unwavering pursuit of excellence remains at the core of our mission, driving us to constantly surpass our own benchmarks and deliver exceptional value to our customers. As we embark on the next chapter of our journey, we pledge to continue innovating, pushing boundaries, and redefining industry standards, all while upholding the values that have propelled us to this remarkable achievement.”
He further added, “We are honoured to be recognised as “Naye Bharat ka Nirmata”, with over 30,000 Sany machines actively contributing to every major and minor infrastructure project across the nation. We are not merely participants; we are at the heart of India’s infrastructure. This statement captures the central role we play in shaping the nation’s progress. Through unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation, we are confident in our ability to continue contributing significantly to the development of India’s infrastructure landscape. We are deeply grateful for the trust and support that our customers have placed in us, and we look forward to continuing to serve them with the highest levels of quality, reliability, and performance.” Sany India has been advocating and practicing ‘Vocal for Local’ since its inception. By emphasizing local manufacturing, the company strives to diminish costs and streamline the supply chain, thereby making eco-friendly equipment more economically accessible for customers. Presently, the company has attained a localization rate of 40%, with an ambitious target to elevate it to 75% within the next 3-5 years. This strategic initiative not only addresses cost-related challenges but also aligns with SANY’s steadfast commitment to sustainability. Furthermore, SANY has made substantial investments in research and development, ensuring that its products remain at the forefront of technological innovation.

Perkins introduces 2806FA-E18TAG CPCBIV+ certified engines for India
Perkins is announcing new 2806FA CPCBIV+ certified ratings for the Indian electric power generation industry. The platform will cover two key power nodes, with the 2806FA-E18TAG1 providing up to 477 kW mechanical power at 50 Hz while the 2806FA-E18TAG2 delivers up to 595 kW mechanical power at 50 Hz. With over 90 years of design experience and more than 3 million Perkins-powered generator sets operating around the world, Perkins understands the needs of the power generation industry. This knowledge and expertise have driven the design and development of the 2806FA-E18TAG, a new engine developed specifically for India that will also be built in the country at our Hosur facility.
The 2806FA platform provides excellent cold load acceptance and meets ISO 8528-5 class G2 performance. Steady-state stability at constant speed and load achieves ISO8528-5 class G3 performance. This performance makes the 2806FA ideally suited to a wide range of electric power applications. From a stationary prime source of power to a mobile unit serving the rental sector, the 2806FA performs seamlessly, generating dependable power for everything from job sites to critical installations, including hospitals and data centres.
The 2806FA is economical as well; with an improvement in fuel efficiency over its CPCBII predecessor and with an excellent diesel exhaust fluid-to-fuel ratio, the 2806FA helps control the cost of operation. The high-efficiency selective catalytic reduction (SCR) after treatment is paired with a 66-litre diesel exhaust fluid tank that enables extended run time between fills.
Keeping the power on
“Reliable electric power is not an option; it’s a fundamental need to keep operations running, whether that’s for standby when the mains power fails or to meet onsite prime power requirements,” says Abhinav Gupta, general sales manager – South Asia. “Our engines are engineered and expertly crafted to provide reliable, stable and sustainable power for our customers, with the new 2806FA being the latest in a long line of products that also deliver a low total cost of ownership for our customers in India.”
For generator manufacturers and end users looking to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the 2806FA can, subject to the fuel used meeting Perkins’ fuel specifications*, run with biodiesel up to B20 based on a 20 per cent dilution of biodiesel with standard diesel or on 100 per cent hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).
Engine features:
The 2806FA produces up to 595 kW mechanical at 50 Hz. The engine features the latest electronics with a single, on-engine electronic control module (ECM) that simplifies wiring harnesses, eases installation, supports future diagnostics and is fully capable of integration with customers’ telematics solutions. The ECM also manages all aspects of aftertreatment operation without operator input.
The new 2806FA-E18TAG1 and 2806FA-E18TAG2 join Perkins’s full line of power solutions developed to meet the reduced emissions needs of customers around the world.
As with all Perkins engines, the new 2806FA is supported by the global support network of 88 distributors covering 185 countries, ensuring stable and sustainable electric power when customers need it, where they need it and how they need it.

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