17 January 2020

Table of Contents for Ticker Tapes



A new report from Off-Highway Research looks in-depth for the first time at the mini excavator industry in India, which has been established in only the last few years. In contrast to the more mature construction equipment markets of Western Europe, North America, Japan, and even China, where compact equipment accounts for a large proportion of machinery sales, demand for mini excavators in India has to date remained very small. However, sales have grown over the last decade from 22 units in 2007 to a point where sales could reach 1,000 machines this year. There are now ten suppliers of mini excavators in India, three of which also manufacture such machines in the country. Off-Highway Research is bullish about the growth of the mini excavator market in the country and projects it to grow to 1,000 units in 2017 and reach a level of 1,500 units by 2021.




KION’s Indian forklift truck brand, Voltas, is to join forces with the long-established Italian brand OM in India. To harness the vast market potential of the subcontinent even more effectively, trucks containing Voltas technology will in future be marketed under the name OM Voltas. KION India will also be selling products based on technology of the Italian KION brand under the sole name of OM. In addition to products bearing the OM and OM Voltas brand names, KION India also sells industrial trucks, warehouse technology and services, under the Baoli and Linde brands. KION India has a production facility in Pune and a sales and service network comprising over 40 branches and dealerships with 80 sales outlets. The KION Group acquired the material handling businesses of Voltas Ltd in 2011.




A brand of CNH Industrial,  CASE Construction Equipment recently celebrated a ground-breaking achievement with delivery of its 10,000th vibratory compactor for the Indian market, the only company to have achieved this milestone in India. The machine was handed over to  P D Agrawal Infrastructure Ltd., at an  official ceremony held at CASE India’s Pithampur manufacturing plant. CASE India recently upgraded its CASE 1107EX soil compactor featuring a new FPT Industrial S8000 3.9 litre engine that delivers 100 hp at 2200 rpm and torque of 435 Nm at 1300 rpm. The turbo after-cooled engine with internal Exhaust Gas Recirculation ensures best-in-class fuel economy. Over 2 million S8000 engines work across the world, a testament to the reliability of this proven power plant. The maximum applied force in the range of 34 tonnes is among the best in the industry. CASE’s extensive dealer network of 65 dealers and over 250 touch points across India ensure customers have access to high quality after-sales service and parts support.




Liebherr has developed a completely new boom system with the designation SX for its 750-tonne lattice boom cranes LR 1750/2 and LG 1750 for erecting the latest generation of wind turbines. Turbines with a hub height of up to 165 metres and component weights of up to 120 tonnes can be erected using the SX system. The new SX system differs from previous boom systems by the fact that 3.5 metre wide lattice sections are used in the bottom area of the boom rather than sections measuring just 3 metres wide. The complete SX system can be interchanged between the LR 1750/2 crawler crane and the LG 1750 mobile crane. To enable the higher lifting capacities of the SX system to be used, Liebherr has also developed a new fixed jib specially enhanced for this system. A runner is included and the head sheaves and a new hook block are designed so as to prevent the hook block becoming twisted.




VE Commercial Vehicle (VECV) has introduced AMT (Automated Manual Transmission)-equipped range of medium duty trucks and 9-16 tonne buses which it hopes will drive sales on higher fuel efficiency. Prices of these AMT-powered vehicles are expected to be 5-6 per cent higher than the conventional transmission vehicles. This new AMT technology will improve fuel efficiency further, contribute to comfort, safety, and overall productivity of their vehicles. VECV seeks to target the State Transport Undertakings (STUs) for AMT buses in the near term, as it expects huge fuel savings and driver comfort will be attractive for STUs. The AMT-powered vehicles will be manufactured at its manufacturing facility in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh. The AMT technology (OptiDrive™) has been provided by Wabco, a leading global player for safety and control parts in commercial vehicles. VECV plans to introduce AMT technology across its entire product range. The company expects about 10 per cent of the overall truck and bus market in India to move to AMT in the next two-three years on the back of growing awareness on safety and overall cost of ownership.

Leave a Comment

Email Address
(will not be published)