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Liebherr Drilling Rig begins Work on Kuala Lumpur Project KUALA LUMPUR/MALAYSIA, September 20, 2017 – A new Liebherr rotary drilling rig, namely the LB 44-510, is part of a fleet of specialist foundation engineering machinery, that has been put to work on the Sentral Suites project in Kuala Lumpur. Sentral Suites is a trendsetting project in the Sentral district and is supposed to be the last building project of a comparable size in this very popular central area. >more
LiuGong Chairman hired as Board Member of Beijing Foreign Studies University BEIJING/CHINA, September 15, 2017 – Zeng Guang’an, chairman of LiuGong, was appointed to the board of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), which is one of the major Chinese Universities when it comes to cultivating talent for foreign languages and intercultural communications. The appointment connects well with LiuGong’s commitment in global expansion and high-level talent recruitment. >more
BKT to build new Carbon Black Production Plant BHUJ/INDIA, August 29, 2017 – Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), Off-Highway tire manufacturer, will build a new plant for the production of carbon black. This facility will stretch over approximately 8 hectares within the BKT production site at Bhuj, in the Indian state of Gujarat. The production forecast is about 60,000 tons/year. An initial investment of 23 million US dollars has been earmarked. >more
Greschner of Wacker Neuson: "Focus on continued Growth" MUNICH/GERMANY, August 10, 2017 – Since January 2017, Alexander Greschner (46), Chief Sales Officer of the Wacker Neuson Group, has been responsible for global sales, service, logistics and marketing in the executive board of Wacker Neuson SE. In an interview, Mr. Greschner talks about key themes and market potentials for the three brands Wacker Neuson, Weidemann and Kramer. >more
Prince Lift buys new and refreshed Skyjack Units YONGIN/SOUTH KOREA, July 27, 2017 – Skyjack (Linamar Corporation) has announced that the Korean rental company Prince Lift is adding new and refreshed Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to their rental fleet in Yongin, following a trial purchase. Skyjack Manufacturing Southwest (Glendale, USA) provides the Refresh program – an option for rental companies to update their fleet while minimizing investments. >more
Hobas supports economic relationships between Germany and Russia KURSK/RUSSIA, July 20, 2017 – Hobas, the Austrian-based supplier of GRP pipe systems, is aiming for a future collaboration with Russian companies in the fields of public water and wastewater management and iron ore production. In 2016 the German-Russian Center for Economic Cooperation and Development was established in the Russian region of Kursk on the initiative of the ASG Spremberg AG. >more
BKT develops specific Tires for Transport Operations SEREGNO/ITALY, July 3, 2017 – The tire ranges specifically designed for transport operations in the segments of agricultural, construction and industrial vehicles by the Indian based off-highway tire manufacturer BKT are suitable for both road use and combined use on the road and in the fields. Developed to reduce soil compaction, if necessary, these tires are able to carry heavy loads even at high speeds. >more
Kobelco's Lithium-Ion Battery powered Hybrid Excavator coming to Europe ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, June 23, 2017 – Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. has announced the arrival of the new SK210HLC-10 – the first true hybrid specialist excavator in the 20-tonne operating class with Stage 4 (Tier IV) compliance. Considering environmental impact, Kobelco's hybrid can call itself one of the best in class in terms of CO2 emission along with a significant fuel reduction and without compromising on power and efficiency. >more
IFAT India 2017: More Wastewater Treatment Plants for a cleaner Ganges MUMBAI/INDIA, June 20, 2017 – At IFAT India, scheduled from September 26 to 28, 2017 the environmental industry will discuss products and solutions to the subcontinent's most pressing environmental problems. With the Ganges being one of the world's most polluted rivers, the Indian Government has arranged a program for clean-up activities worth 2.8 billion Euros including the massive expansion of treatment capacities. >more
LiuGong Wheel Loader Sales exceed 350,000 Units LIUZHOU/CHINA, June 2, 2017– LiuGong has very recently celebrated selling over 350,000 wheel loaders worldwide. More than 300 people including representatives from the government and industry associates, founding members of LiuGong, customers of LiuGong’s first generation products, dealers, partners, key accounts and media attended the ceremony to witness the historical moment. >more
4th Edition of MB Crusher Screening Bucket improves on-site Separation FARA VICENTINO/ITALY, May 31, 2017 – MB Crusher launches its 4th edition of the MB-S14 screening bucket which is designed to work with excavators from 9 to 20 tonnes. It weighs 1.10 tonnes and has a loading capacity of 1.10 cubic metres. Problems of space and accumulated debris should become a thing of the past according to the Italian manufacturer of crushing, demolition and recycling solutions. >more
Uponor inaugurates Factory and Sales Office in China TAICANG/CHINA, May 26, 2017 – Uponor, a Finland-based system provider for drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling and infrastructure, is set for growth in the Asian markets. The first manufacturing facility in Asia has been officially opened in Taicang. Uponor Asia will provide plumbing solutions and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems for the new residential and commercial building markets in China. >more
BKT's Solutions: Tires for Spreaders SEREGNO/ITALY, May 19, 2017 – BKT, Indian-based Off-Highway tire manufacturer, offers tire ranges that are specifically designed for vehicles operating in the agricultural, industrial and OTR sector. Distinguishing traits like stability, load and flotation capacity want to make operations both productive and comfortable. The tires are suited for various types of vehicles, including spreaders working on the most fragile soil. >more
Kobelco’s smallest Excavator arrives in Europe ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, May 17, 2017 – Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) has announced the arrival of its smallest excavator to the European market. The SK08, which has an operating weight of just 1,035kg, is a super-compact mini excavator that is suited for working in confined areas such as on residential job sites, or assisting larger machines with the demolition of buildings from the inside. >more
Case introduces new Minimum-Swing Radius Excavator TURIN/ITALY, May 9, 2017 – Case Construction Equipment has introduced the CX245D SR minimum-swing radius excavator to its D Series line-up, designed for confined work areas. The CX245D SR features a compact counterweight and modified boom placement which results in a productive and manoeuvrable excavator that’s suited for restricted conditions, such as road and bridge work, residential projects and urban construction. >more
LiuGong honored with Organizational Excellence Award for China Polar Expedition BEIJING/CHINA, April 28, 2017 – LiuGong has received an organizational excellence award for its China Polar Expedition from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, PRC and the State Oceanic Administration. Currently, 4 LiuGong machines are working in the Antarctic: one wheel loader, one excavator and one crane at the Zhongshan Station and one crane at the Great Wall Station. >more
Maurer designed Expansion Joints for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau-Bridge ZHUHAI/CHINA, April 26, 2017 – Presently, the 35 km long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is being constructed over the Pearl River Delta. One of many technical challenges is the Jianghai Bridge, a cable stayed bridge of 700 m main span. Maurer designed expansion joints that could be inserted into the prefabricated recesses in the end steel girder and connected to the bridge deck. >more
German Construction Equipment Industry increased Turnover in 2016 FRANKFURT/GERMANY, March 3, 2017 – In 2016, German manufacturers of construction equipment achieved a turnover of 9.3 billion euros which is an increase of 3 percent compared to 2015. Within the same period world sales of construction equipment declined by 1 percent. Thus, German companies performed slightly better than the world market. In 2017, they expect another increase in sales by 3 percent. >more
Liebherr Concrete Mixing Plant used to expand Russian Airport MOSCOW/RUSSIA, February 17, 2017 – A Liebherr concrete mixing plant is currently being used to expand an airport in Moscow and is supplying concrete for a new runway. The Liebherr Betomix 4.5 DW works with the new generation of double-shaft mixer and has an output of up to 190 m³ per hour. A complete airport city is being constructed at the rapidly growing Domodedovo airport as part of the "Aerotropolis DME" project. >more
LiuGong appoints Huang Haibo as new President LIUZHOU/CHINA, February 16, 2017 – Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd. has announced the appointment of Mr. Huang Haibo as its new President, succeeding Mr. Yu Chuanfen. Mr. Huang will assume his new role starting from February 2017 and be responsible for the strategy implementation and operations of the company. >more
BKT Tires at Conexpo-Con/AGG 2017 LAS VEGAS/USA, February 9, 2017 – At the 2017 edition of Conexpo, BKT showcases the highlights of its Earthmax lineup – tires for construction, mining and earthmoving vehicles – at their booth, where the Giant tire, Earthmax SR 45 Plus, will be at the center of attention. The Indian-based manufacturer of off-highway tires is taking part in the Las Vegas trade fair from 7 to 11 March 2017. >more
Formwork System Peri Duo collects Awards WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, February 3, 2017 – The Peri Duo Universal Formwork system by German-based formwork scaffolding Engineer Peri continues to attract positive response. Two more bodies – one in Angola, another in India – have awarded the new technopolymer-based formwork with corresponding innovation prizes. >more
Kobelco enters Italian Market VICENZA/ITALY, January 26, 2017 – Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) adds four Italian dealers to its European network. The appointment of Sergio Bassan SRL, BSM Brescia Macchine SRL, SMIA SRL and Arnus SRL is significant for the Japanese manufacturer as it marks its entry into the Italian market. With the expansion Kobelco reacts to an increased demand for mini excavators and heavy machinery in Italy. >more
A Kobelco Generation 10 Excavator with green Credentials ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, January 19, 2017 – Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. announces a new version of its 50-tonne earthmoving and construction excavator SK500LC-10. This Generation 10 machine incorporates detail changes but particularly claims to provide exceptional low emissions and increased performance. The SK500LC-10 is also the latest Kobelco excavator to comply with the Stage 4 (Tier IV) exhaust emissions regulations. >more
bauma Conexpo India underlines economical Recovery GURGAON/INDIA, December 22, 2016 – Business transactions, high-quality trade visitors and more participants than in 2014: bauma Conexpo India, which took place at Huda Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi from December 12 to 15, 2016, underscored the fact that there are signs of a turnaround in the Indian market for construction machinery. >more
Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Hobas and Amiantit combine European Businesses DAMMAM/SAUDI ARABIA, KLAGENFURT/AUSTRIA, December 19, 2016 – WIG Wietersdorfer Holding GmbH and Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company announced their plans to merge their European pipe businesses Hobas Europe and Amiantit Europe including Flowtite Technology. Both companies are specialized in the production of high performance plastic pipe systems and plan to operate as one unit under a 50:50 ownership structure. >more
Volvo Group and IISc sign Research Agreement on sustainable Mobility BANGALORE/INDIA, December 16, 2016 – Volvo Group in India has announced that Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT), the global research, development and engineering arm of Volvo, and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU). With this MoU, Volvo group and IISc will undertake research and development in future automotive technologies. >more
SDLG Grader launches at bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, December 15, 2016 – This year’s bC India – taking place at the HUDA Ground near Delhi from December 12 to 15 – marks the official launch in the country of the G9138 motor grader from SDLG. The new unit is aiming to help India meet fast-rising demand for road building equipment, offering a lighter and more economical option to contractors. >more
MC-Bauchemie celebrates 20th Anniversary in Russia MOSCOW/RUSSIA, December 13, 2016 – Building chemicals producer MC-Bauchemie has been present on the Russian market since 1996. Today MC Russia, the company of German origin, boasts 350 employees, headquarters and operations in St Petersburg as well as four other sites in Russia: Krasnodar, Moscow, Samara and Tjumen. 20 years of successful development were celebrated in Moscow. >more
Powerscreen enters the Chinese Market at bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 8, 2016 – The mobile crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Powerscreen announced their intention to enter to the Chinese market at bauma China, Shanghai. In 2016 Powerscreen, based in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, marks half a century of supplying the crushing and screening industry around the world. >more
Luffing Jib Crane by Comansa CM launched at bauma China SHANGHAI/HANGZHOU/CHINA, December 6, 2016 – With more than 170.000 visitors, Shanghai’s bauma China is Asia’s most important trade show for construction machinery. Comansa CM chose it as the place to launch its first luffing jib tower crane, named CML190. With this new model, Comansa CM releases the CML Series of luffing jib cranes, which will be completed in the following months with more cranes. >more
bauma China 2016: New Opportunities against the Odds SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 1, 2016 – bauma China 2016, the 8th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, was successfully held between November 22 and 25 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The number of international audiences remains high – over 170,000 visitors from 149 countries and regions attended the show. >more
Conferences and live Demonstrations at bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, November 29, 2016 – Lectures, conferences, award ceremonies and live demonstrations: This year the participants in bauma Conexpo India can again look forward to a diverse program of supporting events. The fourth edition of the show takes place from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon, Delhi. >more
IFAT Eurasia: Billion Euro Investments to improve environmental Standards in Turkey ISTANBUL/TURKEY, November 28, 2016 – In February 2017, the international trade fair IFAT Eurasia will take place in Istanbul, welcoming the Eurasian environmental technology industry. The host country alone offers extensive market opportunities: To meet European standards in the areas of drinking water, wastewater and waste, Turkey will have to invest well in excess of 23 billion euro by 2023. >more
Manitou Group exhibiting at bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, November 24, 2016 – The Manitou group, all-terrain handling equipment manufacturer, is attending the bauma China international trade fair. The event, which is dedicated to the construction industry, and welcomed 190,000 visitors in 2014, enables Manitou to reaffirm its ambitions in the Asia region with an offer of products and services that the company considers increasingly tailored to the needs of this market. >more
LiuGong launches Vertical Lift Loader at 13th Global Dealer Conference LIUZHOU/CHINA, November 24, 2016 – At LiuGong’s 13th Global Dealer Conference the company launched the Vertical Lift wheel loader. The construction equipment manufacturer considers this new technology an important milestone for LiuGong and for the Chinese construction equipment industry. The key innovations of the product are the vertical lift loader arms on an articulating frame and the mechanical self-leveling Z-bar bucket linkage on a vertical lift loader – both industry firsts. >more
Caterpillar offers new flat-floor Bucket for Wheel Loaders PEORIA/USA, November 17, 2016 – Caterpillar Attachments now offers a Performance Series flat-floor bucket designed specifically for Cat M and K Series small wheel loaders. For light-grading and back-dragging applications Caterpillar claims superior results based on new characteristics of the Performance Series. >more
Bauer Maschinen Group at bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, November 17, 2016 – bauma China will be taking place from November 22 to 25. Over 2,400 exhibitors have registered for the eighth edition of the international exhibition for construction machinery at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The organizers are expecting around 180,000 visitors. The Bauer Maschinen Group will again be participating – having been present in the Chinese market for 25 years. >more
German Minister Gabriel visits Herrenknecht Tunnel Borers working in Hong Kong HONG KONG (SAR), November 9, 2016 – Sigmar Gabriel, the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, took the time to inspect construction progress at one of the current inner-city tunnel projects in Hong Kong, which is being supported by Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines. German technology is used to develop groundbreaking infrastructure in the mega-city. >more
MB Crusher at bauma China 2016 SHANGHAI/CHINA, October 25, 2016 – MB Shanghai, Chinese branch office of MB Crusher, will be on stage at bauma China 2016, Asia‘s most important event for the construction industry. The event will be held at the New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China (22nd – 25th November). >more
Positive Market Signals for bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, October 21, 2016 – India is currently the only national market in Asia experiencing growing construction machinery sales. And growth is forecast for the next few years as well: Good leading indicators for bauma Conexpo India, which will be held from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi. >more
bauma China 2016: Patchy Upward Trend SHANGHAI/CHINA, October 6, 2016 – The Chinese construction industry continues to find the going tough. Against this backdrop, what technical equipment will be especially in demand in China in the years ahead? The eighth edition of bauma China will be taking place in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 22 to 25 this year. >more
New Flat-Top Tower Cranes from Comansa CM HANGZHOU/CHINA, September 23, 2016 – Tower crane manufacturer Comansa CM, part of the Linden Comansa group, announced the launch of a new series of flat-top tower cranes. Four new models with maximum load capacity of 10 and 12 tonnes are already available for the market, while two more will be arriving soon, before the end of the year. >more
MB supplying Screening Buckets for Caucasus Pipeline Project BAKU/AZERBAIJAN, September 14, 2016 – The 692 km South Caucasus Pipeline has been designed to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, through Georgia and on to the Georgia-Turkey border. Italian-based crushing, demolition and recycling equipment manufacturer MB is supplying 13 screening buckets to work on the pipeline project. >more
400 Billion US Dollars worth of Construction Projects ongoing in Dubai DUBAI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, September 12, 2016 – Dubai’s construction industry knows no standstill. According to BNC’s “Dubai Construction Market 2016” report commissioned by The Big 5, the largest construction industry event in the Middle East, over 3,700 projects are currently ongoing across the Emirate. Their total value is estimated around 400 billion US dollars. >more
Atlas Copco Middle East wins breakthrough Order for World’s largest serial hydraulic Breaker DAMMAM/SAUDI ARABIA, September 6, 2016 – The Middle East`s first Atlas Copco HB 10000 hydraulic breaker has recently been commissioned in Saudi Arabia. Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia are the first to benefit from the world’s largest commercially available hydraulic breaker, Atlas Copco’s HB 10000. >more
Terex Trucks haul deep in Jordan AMMAN/JORDAN, August 25, 2016 – Longstanding customer Comedat puts Terex Trucks’ rigid dump trucks to work in phosphate mines in Jordan: With a partnership that dates back to the 1970s, Jordan’s largest phosphate mining contractor, Comedat, is using 90 Terex Trucks machines across three sites to mine phosphate in the north and south of the Middle Eastern country. >more
VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery: Great Differences across Markets FRANKFURT/GERMANY, August 22, 2016 – The global outlook in the construction equipment and building material machinery markets differs significantly. For construction equipment the forecast for 2016 remains at plus 3%, while the prospects for building material are subdued – the sector lacks growth markets. >more
ZF Group to set-up Technology Center in India PUNE/INDIA, August 8, 2016 – Automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG is setting up its first ever India Technology Center in Hyderabad which will be dedicated to software and mechanical engineering. The new Technology Center will support ZF’s global development teams while enabling the company to accelerate local product development. >more
Hitachi launches new Excavator AMSTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, July 25, 2016 – Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has launched the new ZX530LCH-6 large excavator. Designed and engineered to meet the demands of large-scale construction projects and quarries, it offers durability without compromising on efficiency. >more
Lifting Equipment Manufacturer Haulotte supports the biggest Railway Projects in the Middle East RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA, July 13, 2016 – Recently around 150 units of Haulotte high booms supplied by Roots Group Arabia (RGA) are working onsite in the largest subway project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian government is investing more than 22 billion dollars into this mega project. Its backbone is a fully automated Metro driverless system with a total length of close to 176 km across 6 lines with 85 stations. >more
Powerscreen: Celebrating 50 Years of Power DUNGANNON/NORTHERN IRELAND, June 27, 2016 – In 2016 Powerscreen, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment, marks half a century of supplying the crushing and screening industry around the world. Established in 1966, Powerscreen has achieved its five-decade presence through industry leadership, customer input and innovation. >more
A new Airport for Mongolia: Wirtgen Slipform Pavers face the Challenge ULAANBAATAR/MONGOLIA, June 24, 2016 – The growing Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar is getting ready for a new airport. The New Ulaanbataar International Airport, or NUBIA for short, will increase passenger capacity by three times and cargo handling ten-fold. High-performance pavers from Wirtgen were chosen to guarantee a high-quality concrete paving result and to meet the tight project deadline. >more
Wacker Neuson plans to open new Factory in China PINGHU/CHINA, June 22, 2016 – The Wacker Neuson Group is planning to open a new plant near Shanghai in China. Initially compact excavators will be produced for the local market, further products will follow. It is planned that the first compact excavator should roll off the production line at the beginning of 2018. >more
More than 2,400 Companies already signed up for bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, June 17, 2016 – The economic conditions in China, especially in the construction sector, remain volatile. Nevertheless, bauma China, being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 22 to 25, will continue to be used as a presentation platform by many of the big names on the local and international stage. >more
Dragages Hongkong connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao with Help of a Nicolas heavy-duty Vehicle HONG KONG (SAR), June 13, 2016 – The construction company Dragages Hongkong is – as part of the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project – working on a 9.4 km-long viaduct section from the Hong Kong Boundary to Scenic Hill on the Airport Island. The pre-cast bridge elements are transported by Nicolas MHD G2 SPE modules which face tough conditions on the site. >more
LiuGong drives continued Growth in European Market ALMERE/NETHERLANDS, June 10, 2016 – Chinese construction equipment manufacturer LiuGong keeps focusing on the well-established European markets, where product offerings and distribution channels are geared up for expansion – despite tough times for the global construction equipment industry. The brand's dealerships are based in 23 European countries. >more
Komatsu Europe Launches new Wheel Loader with Auto Digging Function VILVOORDE/BELGIUM, June 6, 2016 – Komatsu Europe presents the WA500-8 wheel loader, a utility performer with an EU Stage IV engine and fuel consumption up to 7 % lower than for the WA500-7. Built on the recognised benefits of its predecessor, the new Komatsu WA500-8 offers an outstanding combination of stability, breakout power and tractive effort to customers and is suited for any moving, transport or loading job. >more
Putzmeister showcasing at IFAT 2016: Turning Waste into Fuels using efficient, environmentally friendly System Solutions AICHTAL/GERMANY, May 24, 2016 – Putzmeister Holding – operator in the field of concrete, mortar, solids pumps and underground concreting – will exhibit solutions for environmental technology at IFAT 2016. The trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management will take place at the Messe München exhibition center from May 30 to June 3. >more
Wacker Neuson Group confident for 2016 – despite a difficult Start to the Year MUNICH/GERMANY, May 17, 2016 – During the first quarter of 2016, international light and compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson continued to feel the impact of difficult conditions across many of its markets. Although Wacker Neuson managed to maintain revenue at almost the same level as the prior-year quarter, it reported lower profit figures for the period. Company management has confirmed its forecast for fiscal 2016. >more
IE expo 2016 – Asian Environmental Market defies Chinese economic Slowdown SHANGHAI/CHINA, May 12, 2016 – The IE expo 2016, which took place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from May 5 to 7, was a success: 1,303 exhibitors (+ 20 percent) and 43,000 visitors (+ 7 percent) attended the environmental technology show. Organisers concluded that the demand for environmental technology is still on the rise. >more
First IE expo Guangzhou taking place in November GUANGZHOU/CHINA, April 25, 2016 – Between November 24 and 26, 2016, the first IE expo Guangzhou will be taking place in the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The regional spin-off of IE expo is supposed to be an environmental hub for China. What is the aim of the event? >more
SDLG returns to bauma to highlight ongoing international Expansion MUNICH/GERMANY, March 16, 2016 – SDLG will return to the world’s largest construction equipment fair, bauma, announcing an expanded product line, a stronger global sales network and much bigger customer base. On display at bauma will be a range of SDLG’s best sellers, plus a number of new launches – all designed to meet the company’s core principles of reliable performance, robust design and better value for customers. >more
Chicago Pneumatic introduces lightweight forward plate compactor CHICAGO/USA, February 29, 2016 – Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its compaction equipment range with the launch of a lightweight, powerful and robust forward plate compactor. The MV58 is easy to operate, manoeuvre and maintain, and promises fast and highly efficient compaction performance in a unit weighing less than 70 kg. >more
Successful Mine Rescue in China Using Bauer Technology PINGYI/CHINA, February 10, 2016 – For 36 days, hundreds of rescue workers fought for the lives of numerous buried miners in a gypsum mine in the Shandong province of eastern China. On January 29, four of them were eventually saved through a vertical emergency shaft, not least thanks to the drilling rigs from BAUER Maschinen Group that were in operation. >more
LiuGong Won First Engine-Related Invention Patent LIUZHOU/CHINA, February 2, 2016 – LiuGong recently gained a patent by the State Intellectual Property Office for the development of an engine power control method to improve the load capacity of engines. This is the first engine-related patent won by LiuGong in the field of engine manufacturing, as well as a technological achievement resulting from its cooperation with Cummins. >more
Armacell launches own production facility in Russia LOBNYA/RUSSIA, January 8, 2016 – Armacell, a manufacturer of flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market and a provider of engineered foams, launches a new production facility in Russia. The plant is located in Lobnya, north of Moscow. >more
LiuGong supports Sino-Thai Railway Project CHIANG RAK NOI/THAILAND, January 7, 2016 – The kick-off ceremony of the Sino-Thai Railway project has taken place in Chiang Rak Noi Railway station, Bang Pa-in District. The Sino-Thai Railway aims to achieve interoperability between Thailand and China by rail. Construction equipment manufacturer LiuGong participates in the project. >more
Excon 2015: Sany India Targets Market Leadership BANGALORE/INDIA, December 31, 2015 – Chinese construction equipment major Sany unveiled its big plans at this year’s Excon. The Chinese giant wants to reach out for the market leadership in India’s construction equipment sector, one of the world’s biggest potential future markets. >more
Excon 2015: Putzmeister Launches Batching Plant for India BANGALORE/INDIA, December 30, 2015 – The long-anticipated Putzmeister Batching plant has finally arrived in the Indian market. Asked what makes their batching plant the “ultimate” one, the Putzmeister team did not hesitate to introduce us to the highlights and secrets of their new beast. >more
Excon 2015: XCMG equipment joins Schwing-Stetter brand in India BANGALORE/INDIA, December 29, 2015 – Schwing Stetter India is expanding its well-known portfolio of concrete-related construction equipment with wheel loaders and a motor grader from its mother XCMG. Taking the momentum from the second half of 2015, Schwing Stetter managed to transform many visitors’ interest into direct sales at the event. Looking forward, the company’s management sets expectations high. >more
Excon 2015: Wacker Neuson Introduces Mini-Excavators in South Asia BANGALORE/INDIA, December 28, 2015 – In India, economic growth and mechanization are finally back on the agenda. Wacker Neuson, one of the leading manufacturers of light equipment for various applications on construction sites, went ahead and launched mini excavators and wheeled dumpers in India at this year’s Excon in Bangalore. >more
Excon 2015: India is finally Back on Track BANGALORE/INDIA, December 23, 2015 – After a long period of stagnation, India is finally back on the growth track. For the construction machinery industry, this meant a very busy and successful Excon 2015, South Asia’s biggest construction equipment trade fair. But the best part of the story is that this is likely just the beginning of good times ahead in the Indian market. >more
Land Reclamation: Singapore Extends Its Territory SIGNAPORE/SINGAPORE, December 22, 2015 – Pulau Tekong Island started life as a tiny dot on the map at the eastern end of the Johor Strait off the coast of Singapore. But that little dot is getting bigger, thanks to a huge land reclamation project. KTC Group is leading the earth-moving work, using a fleet of machines from Volvo Construction Equipment to keep the job on track. >more
China strives for improvement on waste management and recycling SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 7, 2015 – With waste volumes increasing and landfill capacity declining, the Chinese government is looking more and more towards waste incineration and recycling. The IE expo 2016 in Shanghai may play an important role on Chinas way to reducing the stake of waste ending up in landfill sites. >more
LiuGong Dealers Discuss Future Strategies NANNING/CHINA, December 4, 2015 – 300 representatives from more than 50 countries gathered in China to review LiuGong’s recent performance and discuss future strategies. Top management also attended the two-days event. >more
Kobelco unveils redesigned Website ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, November 30, 2015 - Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) announced the launch of its all-new website, www.kobelco-europe.com. Key features of the redesigned site include optimised access. Responsive design elements built into the new website allows user-friendly interaction on all media portals (smartphone, tablet and desktop). >more
LiuGong opens a new Training Center in Brazil SAO PAULO/BRAZIL, November 27, 2015 – LiuGong recently opened a new training center at its factory in Mogi Guaçu, São Paulo, Brazil. LiuGong says this is just another step towards constantly improving its customer service. >more
LiuGong: Cranes for Antarctica SHANGHAI/CHINA, November 20, 2015 – A ship carrying a LiuGong TC250-4 Crane recently set sail for the South Pole from Shanghai to assist in the operations of a Chinese research facility. This is the second LiuGong crane to be sent to the South Pole, where it will meet with a range of other chill-proven machines from the LiuGong family. >more
China Extends High-Speed Railway Network ZHENGZHOU/CHINA, November 2, 2015 – China’s ever-growing high-speed railway network is again being enlarged. On Halloween, construction on a new section to connect two central Chinese provinces began. >more
China’s Sany Group to invest $3 billion in renewable energy sector in India CHANGSHA/CHINA, October 31, 2015 – China’s construction equipment manufacturer Sany Group announced investments of USD 3 billion (Rs 20,000 crore) to develop 2,000 mega watt of renewable energy projects in India. >more
Raimondi completes the installation of cranes at Istanbul Marina ISTANBUL/TURKEY, October 16, 2015 - The Italian crane builder Raimondi has recently completed the installation of ten tower cranes used at the ISTANBUL Marina Project construction site. >more
Construction at the Pan Borneo Highway project supposed to start next year KOTA KINABALU/MALAYSIA, October 15, 2015 - As reported on theborneopost.com constructions on the Pan Borneo Highway project will start within the first quarter of 2016. >more
New Location for bauma Conexpo India 2016 DELHI/INDIA, October 14, 2015 – The organizers of the bC India announce the trade fair had been renamed to bauma Conexpo India and shifted to a new location. It is now much easier accessible from Delhi city centre and Delhi airport. >more
58 Liebherr Tower Cranes for the New Airport in Istanbul BIBERACH/GERMANY, October 13, 2015 – The new Istanbul Airport will be the largest airport in the world with around 150 million passengers passing through it every year from 2020 onwards. A total of 58 Liebherr EC-H series cranes will be used to build the "Istanbul Yeni Havalimani", which makes it the largest single order in the history of the Liebherr Tower Cranes division. >more
Komatsu opens first production base in Myanmar MANDALAY/MYANMAR, October 8, 2015 - Komatsu Ltd. has established Komatsu Manufacturing Myanmar (KMM), a wholly owned manufacturing and sales subsidiary of Reman components of construction and mining equipment as well as power generators, in Mandalay. >more
Liebherr crane experts: Crane was technically faultless MECCA/SAUDI-ARABIA, October 1, 2015 - Liebherr emphasizes that the crane involved in the accident in Mecca was technically in perfect condition. According to the Liebherr crane experts, the unusual weather conditions and mistakes in the operation of the crane led to the tragic incident. >more
XCMG’s first wheel excavator with integrated axle & transmission rolls off the production line XUZHOU/CHINA, September 30, 2015 - XCMG recently presented the XE150W, their first wheel excavator with integrated axle and transmission. >more
Challenging working conditions for two Volvo A40F articulated haulers at a landfill site in Hong Kong HONG KONG/CHINA, September 23, 2015 - At the West New Territories landfill site in Hong Kong two Volvo A40F articulated haulers are helping to process and transport municipal solid waste as efficiently as possible – both in terms of time and cost. >more
Stability is Key in Indonesia’s Paddy Fields SULAWESI/INDONESIA, September 9, 2015 – To a large extent, traditional rice farming relies on manual labor as heavy machinery may sink in under its own weight. However, some machines can adapt to the boggy terrain, like Volvo’s EC140BLCM excavator. >more
India to Spend USD 3 billion on Upgrading National Highways to Expressways NEW DELHI/INDIA, September 8, 2015 – In order to address the problems of its shoddy infrastructure, the Indian government has approved approximately USD 3 billion to upgrade the country’s national highways. >more
India’s Residential market remains Sluggish NEW DELHI/INDIA, September 7, 2015 – Despite the much touted green shoots of recovery in India’s economy, country’s residential market continues to remain sluggish. Historic drops in new launches have been recorded in eight major cities of the country. >more
New Batching Plant MT - 1.0 from Putzmeister VERNA/INDIA, August 26, 2015 - Putzmeister, the german supplier of concrete machines announced the launch of its new Batching Plant, the MT – 1.0. >more
Zoomlion Releases New Brand Logo & Visual Identity MILAN/ITALY, August 19, 2015 – The Chinese producer of construction equipment Zoomlion introduced a new logo and visual identity in order to better represent the company’s ethos at a ceremony in Milan, Italy. It’s the first change in over a decade. >more
Variable Density Technology: A Game Changer for Kuala Lumpur KUALA LUMPUR/MALAYSIA / August 13, 2015 - The seven million inhabitant metropolis of Kuala Lumpur has a huge traffic problem. At peak hours citizens and visitors in the Malaysian capital stand in traffic jams for hours. To provide relief, the public transport system is being expanded. Under the name of Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project three new metro lines are planned with sections above and below ground. >more
Chinese Excavator for Chinese Mine YUNNAN/CHINA, July 29, 2015 – An Open mine is a challenge for all earth-moving machines, especially when the mine is located in a remote area high above the sea level. An 88-ton excavator by XCMG proves its reliability for this job in Southeast China. >more
Zoomlion Makes Great Inroads in Saudi Arabia JEDDAH/ SAUDI ARABIA, July 21, 2015 – The Chinese manufacturer of construction machinery and sanitation equipment Zoomlion is taking the Saudi Arabian market by storm after showcasing their equipments in Jeddah, barely two months back. >more
Manitowoc Appoints New Potain Dealer in Russia MOSCOW/RUSSIA, July 14, 2015 – The Manitowoc Group has sealed a contract with its second dealer partner in Russia. The new partner is looking forward to expand business into additional regions of the world’s largest state. >more
LiuGong Holds Technology Forum at new R&D centre in Liuzhou LIUZHOU(GUANGXI)/CHINA, July 10, 2015 – LiuGong’s “Global Construction Machinery Technology Forum” was successfully held today in LiuGong’s newly opened Global Research & Development Centre. Nearly 300 distinguished guests from government officials, industry and association leaders, participated in the forum. >more
Terex Pushes into Myanmar Rigid Dump Trucks Market with New Dealer MOTHERWELL/SCOTLAND, July 8, 2015 – For the tough Myanmar terrains, Yangon based Leadway Heavy Machinery (LHM) relies on Terex Trucks to transport earth, rock and jade. Terex' new partner allows the Western construction equipment provider to advance quickly in Myanmar. >more
Construction Equipment Provider XCMG Signs Agreement with Lafarge JIANGSU / CHINA, July 7, 2015 – XCMG, one of the largest Chinese construction equipment providers, is cementing its relationship with major global cement producers. In the second such instance, XCMG signed an agreement with French giant Lafarge to supply construction machineries. >more
India Launches 100 Smart Cities Mission NEW DELHI/INDIA, July 01, 2015 – Criticized for its woeful infrastructure and shoddy construction practices, the Indian government launches three ambitious schemes, which are likely to give a much needed boost to the construction sector in the country. >more
Landmark Tunnel Construction Project in Qatar Awarded to Hochtief ESSEN/GERMANY, June 29, 2015 – Qatar, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, is experiencing an unprecedented construction spree in the wake of the 2022 FIFA world cup. German company Hochtief wins one such big ticket project. >more
India needs to invest more in smart building technology: Survey NEW DELHI/INDIA- June 29, 2015 – Dotted by a huge number of existing and upcoming buildings, the Indian construction industry is marred by widespread usage of poor technologies. A recent survey carried out by Honeywell pin-points the lacunas. >more
Good Time to invest in the Caspian Transportation Industry? LONDON/UK, June 26, 2015 - Regional Government bodies and industry leaders will gather next month, on 28-29th July in Istanbul, Turkey, for the South Caspian Region Transportation 2015 summit organised by IRN. >more
State of the art Mortar Plant for Saudi Arabia HARDHEIM/GERMANY- June 23, 2015 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is has been witnessing a construction boom for some years now, saw the installation of an ultra-modern mortar line. >more
Malaysia: Surviving in a challenging construction market KUALA LUMPUR/MALAYSIA, June 22, 2015 – Construction companies and property developers are resorting to survival tactics in current challenging times in the Malaysian real estate market. >more
Expanding market for Pumps in India MUMBAI/INDIA, June 18, 2015 - Technology for processing drinking water and treating wastewater—and the many kinds of pumps needed for this—is one of the main exhibition sections at IFAT India. India´s leading environmental technology fair will be taking place for the third time at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai, between October 13 and 15, 2015. This event will again be bringing together decision-makers and users of this technology with the international companies that supply high-tech products and services, including from the pumps segment. >more
LiuGong launches Global R&D Center LIUZHOU/CHINA, June 12, 2015- As R&D becomes the key differentiator among the winners and others, Chinese company LiuGong invests in a state of the art R&D center that will help the company to accelerate technological proficiency in the equipment produced by it. >more
“One Belt, One Road”: XCMG Advances Westwards XUZHOU (JIANGSU)/CHINA, June 10, 2015 – Envoys from 18 countries gathered at XCMG’s headquarters in order to launch the “New Silk Road, New Service” campaign. XCMG’s advance is closely related to the government’s new campaign, which aims to develop countries along the traditional Silk Road and open new markets for their local equipment manufacturers. >more
Thailand: Boom of Luxury Residential Construction Market BANGKOK/THAILAND, June 8 2015 – The number of new condominiums in Bangkok’s central business district is expected to surge 64% to 12,000 units this year, 70% of them driven by the high-end and luxury segments, according to property consultancy CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), Thailand. >more
Japanese Government to Develop Eleven Industrial Townships in India NEW DELHI/INDIA, June 2, 2015 – Under the reins of its new prime minister, rapidly industrializing India has been witnessing loads of investments in its infrastructure sector for some time. Japan is helping one of the fastest growing Asian economies to develop eleven industrial townships across the country. >more
Komatsu Opens Second Factory in India CHENNAI/INDIA, June 1, 2015 – Komatsu held the opening ceremony of a new factory for hydraulic excavators in Chennai, India. Komatsu calls the country a market with “promising growth” and plans to setup Chennai as a new manufacturing hub – not only for India. >more
Jeddah Twin Towers Go Big on Safety JEDDAH/SAUDI ARABIA, May 29, 2015 – Worker’s safety on construction sites is an increasingly important topic, especially at prestigious landmark projects. In this case, no news of accidents is good news. In Saudi Arabia, two new high-rise towers pose a new challenge for their safety equipment provider. >more
Trimble Introduces New Control System for Dozers SUNNYVALE/USA, May 27, 2015 – Trimble, American expert for location-based solutions for machinery in various industries, claims to improve productivity and performance of dozers massively. Its sensors are much more sensitive than any human operator can be and allow up to 40% faster grading, says Trimble. >more
New Summit: Transportation in the South Caspian Region ISTANBUL/TURKEY, May 26, 2015 – After the expected suspension of sanctions against Iran, the large country in the south Caspian region promises to be a large, growing market. At a conference in Turkey, the country’s air, road and sea transportation and critical infrastructure topics are addressed. >more
LiuGong is Challenging the Slowdown PARIS/FRANCE, May 21, 2015 – After three years of successive contraction of the global construction machinery markets, LiuGong is not willing to accept this as the “new normality”. Instead, the earth moving specialist proclaims a new era, which leaves one full of expectation. >more
Double pendulum with splitted cables BAKU/AZERBAIJAN, May 16, 2015 – How does one build a skyscraper in a seismic area in the shape of two burning flames? And how do you fit a 10m pendulum in a 7m space? The Munich expert of structural protection systems devised a unique solution. >more
India Builds its First 'Smart' City GANDHINAGAR/INDIA, May 15, 2015 - In order to accommodate its ever increasing urban population, the Indian Government builds the first smart city of the country at Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat. But what exactly makes a city “smart”? >more
India Urges German Business Leaders to Invest in Construction HANNOVER/GERMANY, May 11, 2015 - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for more investments in infrastructure. Addressing a joint summit meeting of Indo-German business leaders in Hannover, Modi made a strong pitch for investment in constructing 50 million houses in India by 2022. >more
Hitachi showcases first Hybrid Wheel Loader PARIS/FRANCE, May 8, 2015 – Hitachi showcased its first mass-produced Hybrid wheel loader at this year’s Intermat. The ZW220HYB-5 was designed and engineered in Hitachi’s plant in Ryugasaki (Japan). It will be introduced exclusively in the Japanese market for a start. >more
Jordan’s Minister for Water and Irrigation: “Germany is our most important partner” BERLIN/GERMANY, April 29, 2015 - At the Wasser Berlin International, bi-ConstructionNews partner bi-UmweltBau had the chance to interview Jordan’s minister for water and irrigation, Dr. Hazim El-Naser. He commented on the current water supply situation in his country and spoke about the value of know how and technology from Germany to tackle these issues of vital importance for the population. >more
Organizers happy with first IFAT Eurasia ANKARA/TURKEY, April 28, 2015 - IFAT Eurasia 2015 celebrated its conclusion with 11,000 visitors in Ankara. Overall, 243 exhibitors from 19 countries participated in the premiere of the new environmental technology trade fair in Turkey, which the organizers call a “bridge to surrounding markets”. >more
BASF opens new Construction Chemicals Production site in India NELLORE/INDIA, April 25, 2015 – BASF unveiled its largest construction chemicals plant in India at Nellore (Andhra Pradesh, South-East India). This is BASF’s fifth construction chemicals plant in India, which BASF considers a strategic growth market. >more
Spectacular Bridge in St. Petersburg: Premiere for Doka’s Heavy-Duty Bracket ST. PETERSBURG/RUSSIA, April 23, 2015 - Currently, the 46.6 km Western High Speed Diameter is the largest infrastructure project in St. Petersburg, Russia. The highway will create a quick connection between the northern and southern parts of the city and the Vasilievsky Island and improve traffic conditions. At the centre of the project is the 620 m long bridge across the Korabelny channel. Doka is the supplier of an adaptable formwork solution for constructing both pylons and main piers. >more
Herrenknecht wins two awards for microtunneling projects BERLIN/GERMANY, April 21, 2015 – Two sewage projects in Saudi Arabia and Germany were awarded by the German Society for Trenchless Technology (GSTT). Herrenknecht received the special award "International Project" and the GSTT Award “Gold”. >more
Record Number of Exhibitors Expected at IE expo 2015 in Shanghai SHANGHAI/CHINA, April 20, 2015 - In approximately two weeks, once again, IE expo (IFAT China/EPTEE/CWS) opens its gates at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). For the first time ever, the number of exhibitors is approaching the 1,000 mark. The organizers attribute this growth to an increase in the number of participants in the sectors for air purification as well as refuse disposal and recycling. Asia's leading environmental technology trade fair takes place from May 6–8, 2015. >more
Fourth Overseas Factory: LiuGong Invests in Brazil SAO PAULO/BRASIL, April 17, 2015 – LiuGong, one of China’s large construction machine manufacturers, announced it will spend R$ 120 million (37 million Euro) in the country during the opening ceremony of its first factory in Brazil. The plant is located in Mogi Guaçu, a city located in the countryside, 180 km from São Paulo. LiuGong plans to deliver the first equipment from April 2015. >more
Eurasia Tunnel: Bauer Installs Diaphragm Wall on the Bosphorus ISTANBUL/TURKEY, April 14, 2015 – The 5.4-kilometer-long twin-deck Eurasia tunnel, a large part of which will cross the Bosphorus under the seabed, will connect the Asian part of Istanbul with its European part. >more
Cement Industry: Holcim and Lafarge Receive Clearance to Merge from Indian Competition Authorities ZURICH/SWITZERLAND and PARIS/FRANCE, April 10, 2015 – Two large players of the building materials industry unite to create an even bigger conglomerate. However, LafargeHolcim has to put up two of its production facilities in India for sale. >more
Volvo: Hauling up Hours in Central Indonesia KALIMANTAN/INDONESIA, April 09, 2015 - PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) relies on a fleet of 73 Volvo machines at one of world’s largest coal reserves in a remote part of East Kalimantan. Some of them have accumulated more than 100,000 operational hours. >more
Innovative Transport in Tunnels: CargoCap Presented at the United Nations GENEVA/SWITZERLAND, April 07, 2015 – Have you ever considered sending your cargo underground instead of over ground? The innovative idea of transport pipelines dates back to the 90s. >more
Wasser Berlin International 2015: Successful restructuring BERLIN/GERMANY, April 01, 2015 – Berlin’s biennial trade show on water and wastewater technology concluded with happy organizers and exhibitors. Companies and associations at the fair praised the high levels of International guests. This was the second time the trade show was held together with the No Dig Congress on trenchless technology. >more
No Shadow Towers: British Architects Fight Dark City Spaces LONDON/UK, March 30, 2015 – Wouldn’t it be great if the space between tall office and residential towers was light and welcoming when you move in or out of the building instead of dark and dusky? A British team of architects has come up with a solution to tackle the dark side of skyscrapers, by creating a design which redirects the sun’s beam to the base of the buildings. >more
Egypt Aims at New Capital City Built from Scratch SHARM EL-SHEIKH/EGYPT, March 25, 2015 – Egypt’s president Al-Sisi has announced the country will build a new capital city in the desert east of Cairo. While the dimensions and aspirations with regards to quality of life are ambitious, serious questions concerning the feasibility of the project stay unanswered. Funding and sustainable economic success remain doubtful. >more
“Doka Concremote”: Machine-To-Machine Innovation Wins Multiple Awards AMSTETTEN/AUSTRIA, March 24, 2015 - “Concremote” determines fresh concrete-strength development on the structural element. The result are accelerated construction processes and increased safety. Recently this innovative measuring method received its second award in the United Arab Emirates. Subsequently it was nominated for the "State Prize for Multimedia and e-Business 2015" in Austria. >more
World's largest all-terrain crane works at 3,000m XUZHOU/CHINA, March 21, 2015 – XCMG’s XCA5000 is the world’s largest all-terrain crane in terms of tonnage. Recently, it succeeded in hoisting a 2MW wind turbine in Yunnan province, China. XCA5000 became the first 2,000-ton all-terrain crane applied in construction around the world and a milestone in the portfolio of its ambitious manufacturer, XCMG. >more
Caterpillar launches updated D8R in Africa and Middle East LEICESTER/UNITED KINGDOM, March 19, 2015 - Since 1935, the Cat D8 crawler dozer has pushed through mud and stone. Now, Caterpillar launches its new D8R which, according to the manufacturer, combines the durability and reliability of its predecessors with features that further enhance operator safety and comfort, while simplifying routine maintenance. >more
New floor saws from Wacker Neuson: Longer operating times and more comfort MUNICH/GERMANY, MARCH 13, 2015 - Wacker Neuson revised its gasoline-driven floor saws which now offer additional benefits for end users and contractors. It was possible to further reduce the hand-arm vibrations (HAV), which makes longer operating times and fatigue-free working possible. >more
Strong demand for first IFAT Eurasia in Ankara ANKARA/TURKEY, March 12, 2015 - Around six weeks before the start of IFAT Eurasia, all the available space in the exhibition halls is fully booked—an additional outdoor area is therefore now being organized to offer additional capacity. The premiere of this environmental technology show takes place in Ankara, between April 16 and 18, 2015. >more
Spectacular new terminal in Azerbaijan: American white oak welcomes travellers in Baku BAKU/AZERBAIJAN, March 12, 2015 - The new terminal at Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport recently opened its doors to travellers in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The landmark terminal features interior architecture and experiential design by the Istanbul-based Autoban studio, which has developed a reputation for its imaginative, human approach to design. The contemporary interiors overturn the traditional airport conventions of cavernous space and impersonal experience. >more
Peri India won EPC World Media, Ernst & Young and Zee Business Group Award 2014 NEW DELHI/INDIA, February 5, 2015 - Peri India has been honoured with the EPC World, Ernst & Young and Zee Business Group Awards 2014 being an “Outstanding Company in Formwork and Scaffolding Sector”. The award was handed over in New Delhi. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part THREE DELHI/INDIA, January 28, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part TWO DELHI/INDIA, January 26, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part ONE DELHI/INDIA, January 23, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
Bauma China 2014 – exceeding expectations SHANGHAI/CHINA, January 9, 2015 - The trade fair bauma China 2014 took place in November and was praised once again for its internationality as well as quantity and quality of visitors. The Chinese equipment manufacturers showed their improved performance and capabilities. And it was obvious that they are likely going to expand their export efforts. >more
Vibrations under Control? TIRSCHENREUTH/GERMANY, December 9, 2014 - When it comes to compaction in city areas Hamm completely relies on its VIO- drum. Compactors are also considered a good thing at Hamm – if they are mounted on a Hamm drum roller. >more
India’s Infrastructure & Construction Equipment Industry – an Overview DELHI/INDIA, December 2, 2014 - A well-developed infrastructure is a foundation for growth in any country, paving the way for a better quality of life and a rapid rise in gross domestic product (GDP), especially for developing countries such as India. Construction sector in India is considered to be the second largest employer and contributor to economic activity, after agriculture sector. >more
How to make new Precast Companies succeed in India DORMETTINGEN/GERMANY, December 1, 2014 - When entering precast for the first time, new precast companies already in the planning phase get to feel that precast is much more about industrialized planning and processing than traditional construction. Many questions and challenges are raised already before and during the project implementation, questions new companies often cannot answer by themselves due to a lack of internal know-how and experience. >more
Innovation in the SPMT Segment: Goldhofer’s new PST/ES-E Heavy-Duty Modules MEMMINGEN/GERMANY, November 28, 2014 – At this year’s bC India Goldhofer presents its products at their booth in Hall 3.J29. >more
Formwork Giant Peri at bC India MUMBAI/INDIA, November 27, 2014 - The continous support and patronage received from clients has helped Peri grow from strength to strength in India. The company is proud to mention that it has been honoured with the `Sarvottam Manufacturer of Formwork Systems` award by the Builders Association of India at the BAI`s ode to the service providers of the Indian construction Industry during their Annual Convention in Dubai in February 2014. >more
Liebherr at the bC India 2014 Trade Fair BIBERACH/GERMANY, November 24, 2014 –Tailor made solutions for the construction industry of the Indian market are the focus of the Liebherr showcase at bC India 2014. The trade fair is held from December 15-18, 2014 in the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida / Delhi. >more
Cat 825K combines Strength with Intelligence and Efficiency DESFORD(UK), November 17, 2014 - The new four-drum Cat® 825K compactor incorporates Caterpillar’s Machine Drive Power (MDP) system—an exclusive feature that enables operators to consistently attain compaction specifications with minimal passes, yielding low operating costs by saving time, fuel, rework expense, and machine hours. >more
India’s Environmental Technology Sector is confident MUMBAI/INDIA, October 29, 2014 - On October 11, the second edition of IFAT India – International Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling – concluded, underlining itself as the platform for environmental technology in India. Exhibitors and visitors were equally satisfied and confirmed the importance of this trade fair for the Indian market. >more
Highest Concrete Bridge Pier in the World with Peri ACS self-climbing Formwork ISTANBUL/TURKEY, October 8, 2014 - In the north of the Turkish metropolis, the third and largest bridge is currently being built across the Bosphorus. The suspension bridge is supported by two A-shaped pylons and reaches a height of around 330 m thus making it one of the highest in the world. >more
Liebherr at Bauma China 2014 Trade Fair BIBERACH/GERMANY, September 23, 2014 – At Bauma China 2014, the Liebherr Group showcases latest technologies and developments in the construction machinery and components segments from November 25-28, 2014 in Shanghai, China. >more
New Cement Blend to cut CO2 Emissions by up to 30% LAUSANNE/SWITZERLAND, September 23, 2014 - A new type of cement is currently being tested on a large scale in India. Known as LC3, this new blend substitutes up to half of the carbon intensive materials traditionally used to make cement with highly abundant clays. >more
Potain reaches 5,000 tower Cranes in China ZHANGJIAGANG/CHINA, August 26, 2014 - Manitowoc’s tower crane brand, Potain, has built more than 5,000 tower cranes at its manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, China. Malaysia-based YTL, a leading international construction company, purchased the 5,001st crane and a handover ceremony was held at the facility to mark the occasion. >more
bC India on firm Ground despite difficult Market DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2014 - Following the economic crisis of the past few years, now that India has formed a new government, once again its economy is characterized by an atmosphere of guarded optimism that is increasingly influencing India's construction and construction-machinery sector. >more
Chinese Crawler Excavators gaining Ground in Europe BEDBURG/GERMANY, August 20, 2014 - 2011 saw the re-launch of a long-term commitment of the Chinese construction machine giant Sany in Europe. So much for the plan. A first attempt about 10 years ago did not produce the desired breakthrough, particularly in the construction machinery field. >more
German Manufacturer supplies special Pumps for draining Hongkong Railway Track HONGKONG/CHINA, August 19, 2014 - The MTR Corporation is currently building a new overground and underground high-speed rail network to improve the infrastructure linking up Hong Kong’s outlying districts and connect the center with the New Territories. >more
No Material Spillage along the Way ROSENFELD/GERMANY, August 6, 2014 - Loss of material can be expensive in the long term for operators of conveyor systems such as those used in coal mining, underground mining or in gravel plants. The energy of impact during transfer is a frequent reason for the loss. Flexco Europe GmbH supplies and installs impact beds that slow down the speed at which the bulk material falls. >more
Telescopic Crawler Crane in special underground construction Implementation in Singapore STRAUBING/GERMANY, August 7, 2014 - Telescopic cranes from Sennebogen are to find anywhere in the world. It is likely that there is nowhere on earth where the density of these cranes is as high as it is in the huge metropolis of Singapore. For example this is where the firm, Guan Chuan Engineering & Construction relies on a Sennebogen 683 R-HD for sheet pile wall construction. >more
Arab Countries Water Utilities Association strategic Partner of Wasser Berlin International 2015 BERLIN/GERMANY, July 30, 2014 – Following its debut as the region partnering Wasser Berlin International 2013 the Middle East is due to play an important role at Wasser Berlin International 2015. >more
Deutz to expand its presence in Asia COLOGNE/GERMANY, June 25, 2014 - China is the largest growth market for Deutz in Asia. The Cologne-based company has now opened a new sales office in Shanghai, which is an important centre for the company’s European and American customers. >more
A Comansa Jie Tower Crane in the Pool HONGKONG/CHINA, June 11, 2014 - Luxury hotel "The Royal Garden" in Hong Kong is located in Kowloon, an urban and modern district with one of the highest densities of population of the world. This 5-star hotel is a haven of peace in a full-of-life atmosphere, with narrow streets crowded of people and traffic. >more
Surface Mining in India with ten 2200 SM WINDHAGEN/GERMANY, June 2, 2014 - India is the third largest coal supplier in the world. The Indian mine operator „Sainik Mining and Allied Services Ltd.“, contractual partner of the country’s largest coal producer “Coal India”, operates a total of 21 Wirtgen surface miners. >more
IE expo – Visitor Record and all four Exhibition Halls fully booked MUNICH/GERMANY, May 27, 2014 - IE expo added another chapter in its success story this year, recording further substantial growth in exhibition space: on an area of 50,000 square meters, a total of 880 exhibitors and 38,000 visitors participated in China’s leading trade fair for environmental technology, which took place from May 20 to 22, 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. >more
Raise Boring Rigs for Shafts up to 2,000 Meter Depth SCHWANAU/GERMANY, May 22, 2014 - With growing demand for raw materials, mines are applying increasing effort and expense to open up deep and difficult to access resources. With this in mind, the new Herrenknecht product portfolio of Raise Boring Rigs allows the optimal drilling of shafts with larger diameters at depths of up to 2,000 meters. In the new and further development of Raise Boring Rigs, Herrenknecht draws on proven technologies and components as well as on extensive knowhow in the area of mechanized tunnelling technology. >more
LiuGong supplies Guangxi Cummins powered Wheel Loaders to Overseas Markets SHANGHAI/CHINA, May 19, 2014 - LiuGong, a global leader in manufacturing a full line of extreme duty equipment, begins to deliver wheel loaders, equipped with the brand new Guangxi Cummins L9.3 engine, to the overseas market, starting a new chapter in LiuGong and Cummins’ long-term relationship. >more
Caterpillar to Establish Regional Training Center in Dubai DUBAI/UAE, May 19, 2015 – The technical and sales training center will support over 7,000 Cat dealer technicians in the Africa and Middle East region. Cat’s Vice President names Africa and Middle East an important region for the company. >more
IFAT India 2014: Battling the Water Crisis MUNICH/GERMANY, May 15, 2014 - 2014 is an important year for India. Parliamentary elections are being held and the results of those elections could mean new impetus that could stimulate the Indian economy and pave the way for needed investments in the environmental sector: India wants and has to urgently improve its inadequate water-supply and sewage infrastructure. >more
IFAT more successful than ever before MUNICH/GERMANY, May 13, 2014 – IFAT 2014, five-day showcase of environmental technology in Munich, has come to an end and Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München, was overwhelmed with the response: “IFAT has broken all previous records. We were able to welcome more than 135,000 visitors from all over the world to this event. That is impressive.” >more
Multifunctional Tunnel for Wuhan KUNSHAN/CHINA, May 5, 2014 - In the course of the visit to China by the German Minister of Economy and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, a contract was signed on April 23, 2014 in Kunshan (Jiangsu Province) for the delivery of two tunnel boring machines for a large multifunctional tunnel in Wuhan (central China). >more
Transportation of Seawater Desalination Plant on K24 Modules from Kamag ULM/GERMANY, May 4, 2014 - Weighing 6,000 tonnes, 150 metres long and 60 metres wide: the desalination plant module manufactured by the South Korean company Doosan, which was moved by Dongbang, KCTC and Korea Express using Kamag K24 transporters, was a structure with enormous dimensions. >more
bauma China attracts strong Interest MUNICH/GERMANY, April 30, 2014 - Although the pace of growth on the Chinese market is slower than previous years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is still predicting GDP there to expand by 7.3 percent in 2014. This positive picture is not without impact on the situation as regards applications to exhibit at bauma China, which takes place from November 25 to 28, 2014 in Shanghai. >more
Sennebogen HPC 40: Mobile Crane Implementation on the Gas Fields STRAUBING/GERMANY, April 23, 2014 - For lifting and unloading activities of all kinds, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. relies on a new Sennebogen HPC 40 vehicle crane. The special truck chassis enables location-independent operation of the 40 ton crane. >more
New legislative Period holds Promise of new Projects for bc India MUNICH/GERMANY, April 14, 2014 - Even before the parliamentary elections which are currently taking place in India, the Indian government was talking about plans to make funding available for a wide range of projects. Things are definitely moving in this market, all of which spells good prospects for the exhibitors at the bauma Conexpo Show - bC India, which takes place from December 15 to 18, 2014, in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, near Delhi. >more
A Sennebogen 640 HD duty Cycle Crawler Crane for Pakistan Railways STRAUBING/GERMANY, March 31, 2014 - The Pakistani dealer, AJCL, was able to deliver a new Sennebogen 640 HD to the state railway company, Pakistan Railways, at the end of 2013. The robust duty cycle crawler crane is used to perform maintenance tasks on the railroad network and for numerous lifting tasks. >more
Armacell strengthens its Commitment in Korea MUNSTER/GERMANY, March 26, 2014 – Armacell International, the world’s leading manufacturer of flexible technical insulation materials, is intensifying its business activities in South Korea. Having successfully set up its own pro¬duction facilities in Cheonan, Armacell is now taking over Armatech Co., Ltd, the leading supplier of technical insulation materials for the HVAC/R industry. >more
Sanjay Puri wins MIPIM AR Future Project Awards for Mumbai’s Sky Courts CANNES/FRANCE, March 25, 2014 - Sanjay Puri has triumphed as the Overall Winner at the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2014, scooping the prize for Mumbai’s Sky Courts apartment tower.The award was announced at a special awards ceremony and gala dinner in Cannes, France, where all category winners and highly commended projects were also recognised. >more
LiuGong unveiled its large Tonnage Excavator 950E at Conexpo LAS VEGAS(NEVADA)/USA – March 20, 2014 – LiuGong, a global leader in manufacturing a full line of extreme duty equipment, has unveiled one of its largest crawler excavators, the 950E, at this year’s Conexpo-show. >more
Doka awarded Formwork Contract for highest Residential Building in North India NOIDA/INDIA, March 17, 2014 - The Spira Tower will be the first residential highrise building project in North India. With its comprehensive know-how Doka managed to impress and will supply its formwork technology for this outstanding project. >more
IFAT India lines up for its second Edition MUNICH/GERMANY, March 10, 2014 - Taking place from October 9 to 11, 2014, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, is the second edition of India’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling. Details on how to apply for exhibition space at IFAT India are available now at: www.ifat-india.com. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 30, 2014. >more
Potain Tower Cranes building huge cable-stayed Bridge in China MANITOWOC(WISCONSIN)/USA, March 3, 2014 - Potain tower cranes are building one of the world’s longest cable-stayed bridges in China. Thrashed by high winds and monsoon conditions, the cranes are working 1,500 m above sea level in the mountains of southern China to build the Duge Beipanjiang Bridge, which will span 720 m on completion. >more
Modern Metro System for Qatar's Capital SCHWANAU/GERMANY, February 28, 2014 – The State of Qatar is pursuing a large and ambitious vision destined to provide the highest standards of living to the country and its citizens by the year 2030. An important component for this is a modern transport infrastructure. Consequently the capital Doha, chronically plagued by congestion, is to receive a completely new, very efficient metro system. The company Herrenknecht was charged with the delivery of 15 high-tech tunnel boring machines for this purpose. >more
Joint Venture between Metso and LiuGong to develop Chinese track-mounted Crushing and Screening Business SHANGHAI/CHINA, February 27, 2014 - Metso and Guangxi Liugong Group Co., Ltd. (LiuGong) have obtained all necessary approvals from the Chinese authorities and the 50%-50% joint venture between the two companies has been officially established. >more
Over 6,000 Slab Tables in use at the Midfield Terminal Project ABU DHABI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, February 7, 2014 - Peri has provided yet another performance by the construction of the Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, delivering enormous amounts of materials at short notice as well as competent engineering for the related formwork and scaffolding planning. >more
Lebanese Road Project provides Path for Investment LONDON/UK, January 30, 2014 - NAH is undertaking two extensive infrastructure projects in Mount Lebanon Province using Volvo construction equipment to improve tourism and middle-eastern investment. >more
Kobelco opens new European Headquarters in the Netherlands ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, January 24, 2014 - Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) announced the opening of its new headquarters in Almere, the Netherlands. The new European headquarters will become one of the strategic overseas bases for Kobelco’s further expansion. >more
BAU goes to China MUNICH, January 22, 2014 - BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, is now positioning itself in China, the world ́s biggest construction market. On July 8 and 9, 2014, the first "BAU Congress China" will be taking place in Beijing. >more
Linden Comansa Tower Cranes build the "Nhat Tan Bridge" in Hanoi HANOI/VIETNAM, January 22, 2014 - The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, will have by the end of 2014 a new road connection between the city centre and the Noi Bai International Airport. The pathway of this new 8-lane-road, four for each direction, crosses the Red River. To save its 1,200 meters of width, Vietnam’s Ministry of Transportation launched a project of a spectacular cable-stayed bridge and approach viaduct of 3.080 meters in total length. >more
Engineers from Baden-Württemberg building Bridges to the Arab Market RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA, January 16, 2014 - At a reception in the German Embassy in Riyadh bw -engineers CEO Dr. Thomas Ertel and Engineer Mohammed Al Guwaihes signed their joint venture agreement in the presence of Baden-Württemberg Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Nils Schmid and the Saudi Economic and Planning Minister Muhammad al – Jasser. Thus bw -engineers is permanently present in Saudi Arabia. >more
Kobelco launches new Excavators ALMERE/NETHERLANDS, January 14, 2014 - Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V announces the introduction of two exciting new models to its range of excavators. Models SK210LC-9 and SK210NLC-9 feature a host of new technical innovations. >more
Ritchie Bros. completes final Auctions of 2013 VANCOUVER/CANADA, January 13, 2014 - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold approximately $3.8 billion of equipment at 356 unreserved auctions around the world in 2013. This represents a 3% decrease in gross auction proceeds (GAP) compared to the record GAP the Company generated last year. >more
Driving a Highway through the Desert RUB’ AL KHALI DESERT/SAUDI ARABIA, January 7, 2014 - Saudi Arabia has built the first ever highway through the world’s largest and most barren desert – the Empty Quarter – built with the help of a fleet of 95 Volvo machines. >more
Mr. Zeng Guang'an promoted to the President of LiuGong Group LIUZHOU/CHINA, December 27, 2013 - The Board of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd. (“LiuGong Machinery” for short) recently announced that Mr. Zeng Guang’an has been promoted to the position of president of Guangxi LiuGong Group Co., Ltd. (“LiuGong Group” for short) and he is in charge of the Group’s overall operation. Meanwhile, Mr. Zeng is still the Vice Chairman of LiuGong Machinery. >more
Light at the End of the Tunnel – Impressions of Excon India BANGALORE/INDIA, December 18, 2013 - The Indian construction industry met under dark economic clouds at this year’s Excon trade fair in Bangalore, but spots an upcoming bright spot: 2014’s general elections spark new hope for greater growth and a more intensive infrastructure development. It is necessary after all, as is mutually agreed. >more
Environmental Protection in China thanks to Quality Growth MUNICH, December 17, 2013 - The Chinese government is planning to ensure the far-reaching process of urbanization currently taking place in the People's Republic progresses in as tolerable and acceptable way as possible. This also includes paying more attention to ecological aspects. A direct consequence of this is a massive rise in investment in environmental technology. >more
Major Investment in China's Transport Infrastructure SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 9, 2013 - Taking place between November 25 and 28, 2014, in Shanghai is bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment. Although currently challenging, the market in China still offers significant potential, not least because the state is investing heavily in infrastructure – and this is just one of the drivers behind an acceleration in growth in the Chinese construction sector. >more
Successful Use of Formwork in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia MEDINA/SAUDI ARABIA, December 4, 2013 - After Mecca, the City of Medina (Al Madinah Al Munawwarah – which non-Muslims are prohibited from entering) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is regarded as the second most important city in all of Islam. It is an up and coming metropolis of 1.7 million residents. As a means to protect the environment, the City is building a sewage treatment plant for 1 million people. It cleans waste water in three steps to a level of clarity that permits the use of the water for agricultural irrigation. The project is budgeted at 300 million Riyal (61 million Euros). It is the largest sewage treatment plant planned in all of Saudi Arabia. >more
India's Construction Machinery Market buoyed by Investment in Infrastructure and Housing MUNICH/GERMANY, November 27, 2013 - India continues to be one of the most dynamic markets for the global construction machinery industry: In 2016 around 80,000 units are expected to be sold in this very large nation state in South Asia. One important meeting place for the sector is the Bauma Conexpo Show – bC India. The third edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles takes place from December 15 to 18, 2014 in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida near Delhi. >more
EXCON Special: Nano-M SMJ – More NBB ÖLBRONN-DÜRRN/GERMANY, November 15, 2013 - In autumn 2013 a new generation of NBB remote systems will be introduced: the new Nano-M SMJ. “With this modular solution all customers’ demands will be fulfilled”, the company promises. So let’s take a look at the facts. >more
EXCON Special: HBC-radiomatic presents stunning Innovations BANGALORE/INDIA, November 14, 2013 - Safety, efficiency, easy handling: in the spirit of this motto, HBC-radiomatic presents stunning innovations at Excon 2013. >more
EXCON Special: Goldhofer presents its Transport Solutions in Bangalore BANGALORE/INDIA, November 14, 2013 - “Made in Germany” quality for the transport of construction equipment and other heavyweights in India: when the construction machinery industry gets together from November 20 to 24 at Excon Bangalore, the sector’s most important tradeshow in India, then Goldhofer, the leader on the world market, is certain to be in on it. The company will present itself as a part of the German group stand in Pavilion 1. >more
EXCON Special: Liebherr going strong at Excon 2013 BIBERACH/GERMANY, November 13, 2013 - Liebherr shows an excerpt of its construction and mining machines programme including wheel loaders and a flat-top tower crane at this year’s Excon exhibition in Bangalore, India. >more
EXCON Special: Delivery of 22 Tilting Tables to Bangalore in India EILENBURG/GERMANY, November 13, 2013 - BCV Developers from Bangalore in India has opened a new production plant with 22 tecnocom tilting tables. They are used for the manufacture of filigree slabs, solid slabs and wall panels for the erection of apartments and mansions. >more
EXCON Special: WR2400 rehabilitates Motorway in „Golden Quadrilateral“ NEW DELHI/INDIA, November 12, 2013 - The “Golden Quadrilateral” is a gigantic motorway network. Stretching 5,846 km, it connects the Indian metropolises of New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Calcutta. The four-lane sections are currently being rehabilitated and extended to six lanes. Indian construction company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is carrying out this work as part of a PPP project on the south-eastern section, the NH-5 near Chennai. >more
EXCON Special: Rotor Impact Mills for Sand Processing SONTHOFEN/GERMANY, November 11, 2013 - At bauma 2013, BHS-Sonthofen has showcased its unique rotor impact mills, which are not manufactured by any other company in the world. They produce crushed sand with special characteristics that cannot be achieved in the same quality with any other machine: the grains are cubical, but their edges are rounded. Dry mortar produced with this type of sand is easier to use and makes concrete easier to pump. >more
EXCON Special: Best Port of Coal MUTHUKUR/INDIA, November 11, 2013 - More than a million tonnes of coal is cleared in just 24 hours at India’s largest port facility, Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) in Muthukur. >more
India's Water Sector needs innovative and adapted Solutions BERLIN/GERMANY, November 11, 2013 - At the 1st German Water Partnership Day on 22 October in Bangalore (Federal State of Karnataka in south-western India) and at IFAT India in Mumbai German and Indian experts discussed the challenges facing the Indian water sector but also opportunities of cooperation. >more
EXCON Special: Mortar under the Bridge JHARKAND/INDIA, November 7, 2013 - Mortar under the Bridge in India has been brought to the ground in 60 days using Volvo construction equipment. The old Pakuria Bridge in Jharkhand, India, ran over a dry river bed and railway line situated 20 km from Culcutta. >more
Saudi Readymix launches Academy AL KHOBAR/KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, November 6, 2013 - In its pursuit of excellence through talent development, Saudi Readymix launches a virtual academy, with plans of creating a physical location for it in the near future. The Academy offers training and development programs of all sorts for employees, a scholarship program for students of vocational institutes and a mini-MBA program. >more
Desalting Sea Water with Ritmo’s Delta 630 Machine KAVARATTI ISLAND/INDIA, November 5, 2013 - One of the main challenges of water treatment is to desalt sea water, so to give more potable fluid to those countries that have little of it, but plenty of the other resource. Until now, the extremely high costs linked to this operation obstructed the development of such a procedure. A Delta 630 machine from Ritmo Palstic Welding Technology is seen at work in Agatti, a long and narrow strip of sand of Kavaratti, one of the Laccadive islands positioned in the Indian Ocean. Ritmo’s machine is pictured welding in a low temperature thermal desalination (LTTD) facility. >more
Terex warns about Counterfeit Cranes ZWEIBRÜCKEN/GERMANY, November 5, 2013 – Terex Cranes announces that it is tracking recent reports of counterfeit Terex crawler crane models originating from China. Similar to the incident reports of 2011, the Terex CC 2500-1 lattice boom crawler crane is the crane model of choice for the copycat manufacturers. >more
Messe Frankfurt extends its Commitment to the Environmental Sector FRANKFURT AM MAIN/GERMANY, November 4, 2013 - Messe Frankfurt has significantly extended its portfolio of trade fairs for environmental technology. Watertech India, which was acquired only recently, closed its doors at the end of September 2013 in Gandhinagar in the State of Gujarat. There were around 1,400 trade visitors at this conference and exhibition who came to find out about the new products from some 50 companies and attend lectures given by experts in their field. The long-term stimuli which this trade fair and congress has given to the development of the Indian water industry can, in large measure, be attributed to the unequivocal support offered by the Indian government. >more
First IFAT INDIA excites the Market MUMBAI/INDIA, November 1, 2013: A total of 131 exhibitors from 17 countries presented the latest solutions and products for the environmental technology sector on 5,000 square meters of exhibition space. 62 percent of the exhibitors came from countries other than India. Besides joint exhibition stands from China, Germany, and Switzerland, companies from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Spain, Thailand and the United States also participated. >more
Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation for perfect Drinking Water Pipes SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG/GERMANY, October 29, 2013 – The quality and availability of water is essential for human health and the ecological system, and it is a basis for economic growth and development. Every year about 3.5 million people die as a result of poor water supply – and the world population is steadily growing. In addition to the challenges which water management faces in regard to the increasing demand for water, this year's United Nations international year of water cooperation has also pushed questions to the foreground concerning the accessibility and distribution of water, as well as water services. >more
Boxco transports 880 ton Splitter Column to Mumbai Port ULM/GERMANY, October 28, 2013 - Boxco Logistics has set the bar high yet again, by roll on-roll off of the longest column ever that was transported in and out of Mumbai port on Scheuerle-Kamag K25 self-propelled modular transporters. >more
Solar Park of Superlatives opens in Dubai MUNICH/GERMANY, DUBAI/INDIA, October 23, 2013 – Yesterday, the Middle East’s biggest solar power plant was officially inaugurated. After completion of stage one the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will now feed 13 MW into the power grid. >more
IE expo 2014 expands Sector for Air Pollution Control MUNICH/GERMANY, October 22, 2013 - During the next few years, environmental protection and improving the quality of the air in particular are one of the key topics facing the Chinese government. To adapt itself to the special needs of the Chinese market, IE expo 2014 is expanding the sector for air pollution control by adding new product categories. In doing so, it is reinforcing its leading position as China's largest trade fair for environmental technology. >more
LiuGong demonstrates 17 Extreme-Duty Machines at BICES BEIJING/CHINA, October 16, 2013– LiuGong is one of the world’s construction equipment manufacturers offering a full line of machines backed by global support. At 2013 BICES, LiuGong is bringing a full range of 17 machines to the show in Beijing, including wheel loaders, excavators, rollers, motor graders, skid steer loaders, backhoes, bulldozers and mining equipment. >more
bauma China 2014: Applications from exhibitors now invited online MUNICH/GERMANY, October 14, 2013 - This trade show is Messe München International’s most successful export event so far, and over the years it has developed into Asia’s most important construction machinery trade fair. Its name is bauma China, the seventh edition of which takes place from November 25 to 28, 2014 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Applications are now invited online from companies wishing to exhibit at this "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment": www.bauma-china.com/en/exhibitors/onlineapplication. >more
Bilfinger Real Estate wins Management Contract for "Metropol Istanbul" FRANKFURT/GERMANY, October 11, 2013 - As of October 1, 2013, Bilfinger Real Estate has taken over the management of the retail space for Turkey’s major "Metropol Istanbul" project. As part of the EUR 960 million construction project, several residential and office towers, a three-story shopping mall with a 400-meter-long shopping street for international luxury brands, an entertainment area including a cinema complex, restaurants and cafés as well as a parking garage with 3,000 parking spaces are to be built by the end of 2016 on a site measuring 10 hectares in Istanbul's Ataşehir district. >more
Intermat 2015 presents new Show Layout and Product Segmentation PARIS/FRANCE, October 1, 2013 - Intermat 2015 is the professionally-backed trade show that builds on its achievements, with a clearly asserted position on EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) markets, representing 82% of its visitors, and offering unparalleled access to the French construction market which is worth €206.6 billion in annual sales*. >more
Exhibitor Numbers of first Ifat India exceed Expectations The very first IFAT INDIA will be taking place in the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai between October 24 and 26, 2013. And already it has exceeded expectations: Over 100 exhibitors from 15 countries have signed up to take part in India´s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling. Gerhard Gerritzen, Deputy Managing Director of Messe München GmbH, is delighted "because despite the downward correction in economic growth in India, interest in IFAT INDIA remains high. We have easily surpassed the goal we set ourselves of 100 exhibitors. This shows that the Indian offshoot of IFAT in Munich is serving an important market." >more
Paschal Modular Formwork for Residential Area in Hyderabad HYDERABAD/INDIA, September 18, 2013 - One of the most important locations of the globally active Indian IT and software industry is Hyderabad, the city with 8 million residents in the south east of India. The largest concentration of IT companies is in the district of Madhapur. This is where the residential park Abhra is currently being built, initially with 387 upper class apartments in five residential blocks. >more
LiuGong Showcases its Logistics Equipment at Materials Handling Middle East 2013 DUBAI/INDIA, September 17, 2013 – One of Asia’s leading construction and logistic equipment manufacturers, LiuGong Machinery Corp., presents 3 forklifts at Materials Handling Middle East 2013, the only exhibition in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) area focused on materials handling, logistics and supply chain, demonstrating its ambitions in the region. >more
UK Mining-Equipment Exporters target China WAKEFIELD/ENGLAND, September 9, 2013 - World coal production rose by an estimated 2% last year to 7,865 million tonnes (Mt), and China increased its dominant role with an almost 4% rise in output to 3,650 Mt (representing over 47% of the global total). The second largest coal producer, the USA, produced only 922 Mt in 2012 after a 7% fall in output. >more
X-Seed 4000 Tower could house a whole Metropolis TOKYO/JAPAN, August 27, 2013 – Discussions around the world about what the tallest tower might be are well known. Some mention the Taipei 101, at 1671 ft to the tip of it’s spire, whereas others might argue that the Sears Tower, at a whopping 1731 ft (and 110 stories), wins the race. However, if the enormous, 13,000 ft X-Seed 4000 structure ever gets built in Tokyo it will win the worlds-tallest-building competition hands down and leave its puny competitors far behind. If. >more
Palfinger continues to profit from Internationalization SALZBURG/AUSTRIA, August 28, 2013 - In the first half of the 2013 financial year, the Palfinger Group managed to further expand its business despite the difficult economic environment, especially in Europe. With a moderate plus in revenue, the company performed well in comparison with other market players and managed to solidify its leading market position. This was based on the constantly positive development of the areas outside Europe as well as the strong performance of the Marine business area. Earnings also rose slightly above the satisfactory level recorded in 2012. >more
1st Indian-German Water Partnership Day in Bangalore BERLIN/GERMANY, August 26, 2013 - „German Solutions to Indian Challenges“ is the central theme of the event where the participants will examine the current situation of the Indian water market and discuss the capital expenditure requirements and technical approaches to develop a sustainable water management. >more
MOBA Excavator System works in huge Chinese Construction Project LIMBURG/GERMANY, August 22, 2013 - Several billion cubic metres of earth will be moved and countless tons of concrete laid. The South-North water transfer is one of the largest infrastructure projects which have ever been realised in China. For the ambitious canal constructions MOBA’s excavator system Xsite Link is in use. >more
Applications to exhibit at bC India 2014 are now invited DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2013 - Although the next Bauma Conexpo Show- bC India doesn´t actually take place until the end of 2014 (December 15-18), already preparations are in full swing: Companies can now sign up to exhibit at this third edition of this "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles". Application documents are available for download as a PDF from: www.bcindia.com/en/Exhibitors/Application. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2014. >more
Increased Exhibitor Participation and Association Support for 2013 Techtextil India MUMBAI/INDIA, August 14, 2013 - Covering over 3,000 sqm exhibiting space, Techtextil India 2013 will be 50 per cent bigger than the previous edition and more interactive. Along with the increase in floor space, international participation in the 2013 exhibition is also up by 20 per cent from 2011, demonstrating the show’s continued business success. At Techtextil India 2013, over 130 exhibitors from India, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the US, in addition to national pavilions from Belgium, China, France and Germany will present the newest products, services and technologies in technical textiles and nonwovens. >more
Hyundai introduces HL757-9A VOSSENDAAL/NETHERLANDS, August 8, 2013 - In the 15-ton wheel loader class Hyundai Heavy Industries presents the new wheel loader HL757-9A. 15,000 kg operating weight and standard shovel volume of 2.7 m3 are features of the new machine that will be offered in three versions. >more
Emerging Markets as Chance for Valve Makers (Part II) DÜSSELDORF, August 7, 2013 – Some fear emerging markets, others place their bets on them. Competition from companies from threshold countries is growing rapidly, yet at the same time demand for machinery and plants from industrialized Western countries is high, in order to maintain the upswing. Read the second part of our view on emerging markets as opportunities for valve makers, starting with Brazil. >more
Emerging Markets as Chance for Valve Makers (Part I) DUSSELDORF/GERMANY, August 2, 2013 - Some fear emerging markets, others place their bets on them. Competition from companies from threshold countries is growing rapidly, yet at the same time demand for machinery and plants from industrialized Western countries is high, in order to maintain the upswing. One thing is certain – success has pampered emerging markets in the past years, even when other states were slightly weakened. In the end, this creates an opportunity in uncertain times for makers and exporters of industrial valves. >more
LiuGong establishes Operator-approved Approach to Sales Striking the optimum balance between satisfying an operator’s needs while appealing to the owner’s requirements for maximum productivity and efficiency is a delicate task that most manufacturers and dealers in the construction industry continually strive to achieve. LiuGong’s European dealers are taking a new approach to their sales method. The approach acknowledges the industry’s universal acceptance that, although not responsible for spending the money or signing the paperwork, the operator’s perception and decision is vital in selling machinery. >more
Hyundai presents web based Monitoring System “Hi-Mate” VOSSENDAAL/NETHERLANDS, July 17, 2013 - Many fleet owners and operators as well as maintenance departments wish a web-based monitoring of heavy equipment. Hyundai Heavy Industries follows these desires with the 2010 introduced "Hi-Mate System”. The “Hi-Mate System” monitors the machine and supplies additional data such as localization and transmission of performance data. >more
Yokohama releases large-size Radial Tire for Construction and Mining Vehicles TOKYO/JAPAN, July 1, 2013 - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that it officially released in June a large-size radial tire for rigid dump trucks in the construction and mining field - a 27.00R49 size model of its "RB42."The tire has a TRA code* of E-4 and a star rating for tire strength of " **." The lineup features "Regular" specifications for ordinary off-the-road surfaces, and "Cut Protected," with excellent cut resistance. Thus, tires suitable for a wide range of surfaces, from various surfaces are available. >more
MC-Bauchemie establishes Singapore subsidiary BOTTROP/GERMANY, June 20, 2013 - In May 2013, the MC-Bauchemie Group extended its involvement in South-East Asia with the acquisition of WAK Technologies Pte. Ltd., previously MC’s representative in Singapore for more than 15 years. The take-over and renaming of the acquiree as MC-Bauchemie Singapore Pte. Ltd. takes the globally engaged company, family-run from its HQ in Bottrop, Germany, another step forward in the implementation of its growth strategy. >more
Hyundai introduces HI-POSS hydraulic system VOSSENDAAL/NETHERLANDS, June 18, 2013 - Energy recovery in hydraulic systems is considerably more complicated than in electric powertrains. In a R220LC Crawler excavator Hyundai Heavy Industries has successfully integrated and demonstrated at Bauma 2013 its new HI-POSS system (Hi-POSS = Hyundai Intelligent Power Sharing and Optimal Energy Saving System). >more
Intermat Middle East 2014 aims to obtain greater Exposure for Exhibitors and Visitors PARIS/FRANCE, June 18, 2013 – Having established itself as the MENA (Middle East and North Africa), building machinery and conregion’s leading exhibition and conference for construction infrastructure project materials, the next edition of Intermat Middle East will take place in 2014 providing exhibitors with greater exposure to key senior level executives and decision makers from leading construction companies across the region. >more
Kamag delivers a total of eighteen Industrial Lift transporters to Baosteel ULM/GERMANY, June 17, 2013 - The long-established Ulm-based company Kamag Transporttechnik GmbH recently delivered a total of 18 industrial lift transporters to Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., more commonly-known as Baosteel, in Shanghai, China. Baosteel is the second largest Chinese iron and steel company conglomerate with an annual turnover of over 30 billion US dollars and has around 100,000 employees, being a customer of Kamag and Scheuerle for more than 20 years. >more
IFAT INDIA 2013: Subcontinent looks for clean ways to dispose of waste MUNICH/GERMANY, June 14, 2013 - Over the year municipal waste from India's 1.2 billion inhabitants accumulates to a total of 78.14 million tonnes (2011). In order to tackle these major challenges of waste management, India needs modern, environmentally-friendly and effective solutions. >more
Pilot project: solar energy for branches of the Bank of the Philippine Islands MANILA/PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, EBERSWALDE/GERMANY, June 12, 2013 - The German-based solar system integrator mp-tec GmbH & Co. KG is pushing forward its move into the Philippine market, with pilot systems now connected to the power grid. These include two 2.5 kWp installations on the roof of the Ayala Avenue branch of the Bank of the Philippines (BPI), making the bank the first in the country to obtain its electricity from its own photovoltaic system. >more
ISH Shanghai & CIHE: The tailor-made HVAC show confirms its 2nd edition SHANGHAI/CHINA, May 31, 2013 - Following the successful conclusion of ISH China & CIHE in Beijing, Messe Frankfurt’s ISH brand gets ready for its fall show, ISH Shanghai & CIHE – the Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning. >more
Incremental launching forming machine for the world´s longest underwater tunnel HONG KONG/CHINA, May 29, 2013 - With the help of PERI know-how, the longest underwater tunnel in the world is currently under construction in China. Two hydraulically-operated shuttering machines are being used for the efficient realization of 33 tunnel elements by means of the incremental launching method. Each standard element is an incredible 180 m long and weighs over 70,000 t. >more
Fast-Tracking Partition Walls with MEVA Formwork MANILA/PHILIPPINES, May 22, 2013 A new method using MEVA’s wall formwork AluFix saves time and money. The crane-independent wall formwork system AluFix is extensively used for fast tracking because the panels can be carried manually and are ideally geared to the heights of partition walls. >more
M+W Group and Commodore Contracting Joint Venture wins EPC contract STUTTGART/GERMANY, May 22, 2013 Khazna Data Center Limited, a new provider of data centre infrastructure based in Abu Dhabi, appointed a joint venture formed by M+W Group and Commodore Contracting to design and build the largest commercial whole-sale data centre project in the UAE. >more
LiuGong signs dealership agreement with construction plant and machinery sales ALMERE/NETHERLANDS, May 16, 2013 LiuGong Machinery Europe B.V. and Construction Plant and Machinery Sales have signed an official dealership agreement. Construction Plant & Machinery Sales is now authorised to provide sales and after-sales support in the Southern Counties of England for the LiuGong brand. >more
Hyundai Heavy Expands into Compaction Equipment Business ULSAN/SOUTH KOREA, May 07, 2013 Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading construction equipment manufacturer, announced today that it signed a strategic partnership with German construction equipment manufacturer Atlas Weyhausen GbmH for the supply of compaction equipment. >more
Airport construction in Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, May 07, 2013 - The business and tourism location Abu Dhabi is to be enlarged significantly until 2030. This also includes the drastic expansion of the Abu Dhabi International Airport. >more
Hyundai Heavy Industries completes Construction Equipment Factory in Brazil ULSAN/SOUTH KOREA, May 03, 2013 Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder and a leading construction equipment manufacturer, today announced that it completed its first construction equipment factory in Brazil. >more
LiuGong Excavators go big at bauma MUNICH/GERMANY, April 23, 2013 – LiuGong Machinery Corp. has been building a solid reputation around the world as a full-line manufacturer, and now they’re taking it to the next level by adding to the top end of their popular crawler excavator line. >more
bC India moves to Delhi Following two successful events held in Mumbai the BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW – bC India is moving to Greater Noida, near to India’s capital of Delhi. The upcoming third edition of this "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles" is scheduled for December 15 to 18, 2014 in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, near Delhi, with total 170,000 square meters of exhibition space. >more
Fast and safe through Wuxi WUXI/CHINA, SCHWANAU/GERMANY, April 03, 2013 Eight tunnel boring machines from Herrenknecht excavated almost 16 kilometers of tunnel in only 20 months, crossing beneath the emerging metropolis of Wuxi. The machines mastered challenging tunnelling stretches with small overburdens. The last breakthrough, for the time being, was celebrated on March 3, 2013. The first two metro lines in the 3000 year old town on Taihu Lake near Shanghai are expected to start operation in 2014. A total of 5 metro lines are planned. >more
Zech Group pushes ahead with Internationalisation BREMEN/GERMANY, January 3, 2013 - On the 5th of December 2013, all required parties signed the contracts of sale for the takeover of Alpine Mayreder Construction Co., Ltd. (AMCC) in China. The takeover became possible within the context of the insolvency proceedings of the parent company Alpine Bau GmbH in Austria. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality regarding the purchase price. >more