Category: Asia

Positive Construction Machinery Market in India

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.

According to the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association within the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA—German Engineering Federation), India is currently the only Asian country able to point to a growing construction machinery market. Infrastructure development is commonly held to be the driving force behind this development. The Indian government and international development banks are making billions available for new roads, bridges, sea and airports, as well as railway and energy projects.

Alimak signs construction elevator orders in India

Alimak Group has received two orders for construction elevators in India to be delivered during the first and second quarter of 2016. The total order value is 21 MSEK $2.46 million).

The new orders of premium and mid market construction hoists will be delivered to construction customers in India.

Many of Alimak´s construction hoists are based on modular designs, which provide flexibility in both size and capacity for use in a variety of applications, including construction and refurbishment of high-rise buildings, bridges, chimneys and façades. The modular design also mean reduced time for erection of equipment and optimized cost for maintenance.

India: Bhoir group expands its fleet with six LR 1300 SX Liebherr crawler cranes

Crane rental company, Bhoir Group, headquartered in Mumbai, India, has placed an order of six new LR 1300 SX and three units of derrick equipment.

The LR 1300 SX crawler crane is a 300 t class machine manufactured at Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, Austria. The crane has a strong main boom and hence has an excellent load chart especially with the main boom and luffing jib combinations. The crane can be fitted with a maximum of 92 m of main boom and a luffing jib of maximum 113 m with various boom combinations and can reach a maximum height of 169 m (56 m main boom and 113 m luffing jib), which is remarkable in its class. With derrick the combination of main boom and luffing jib reaches a staggering height of 196 m (83 m main boom plus 113 m luffing jib plus derrick).

JCB India Rolled Out 100,000th JCB Engine

JCB India Ltd. sets a production landmark by rolling out its 100,000th JCB ecoMAX engine in its fifth year of production.


The company started manufacturing its own range of engines in India in 2011 and today, JCB ecoMAX engines are regarded as the most fuel efficient, reliable and productive engines available in the Indian market.

Two Elephant Asiagroup is new Manitowoc dealer in Myanmar

Manitowoc Cranes has partnered with Two Elephant Asiagroup Co., Ltd – a joint-venture between Two Elephant Group and Asiagroup – to distribute and support their range of Grove mobile and Manitowoc crawler cranes in Myanmar.

Asiagroup already has one dealership agreement with Manitowoc Cranes in the region, representing its crawler cranes in Malaysia. It is also a long-standing customer and has purchased a mix of seven new Grove and Manitowoc cranes in recent months. Meanwhile, Two Elephant Group is an established rental company in Myanmar with knowledge and expertise of the local market.

Yanmar Acquires Spanish company, Himoinsa

The Japanese company Yanmar has aquired the leading Spanish manufacturer, Himmoinsa. Active in over 100 countries, Himmoinsa is a multi-national company manufacturing diesel generator sets from 3KVA to 3.000KVA, gas generator sets from 8KW to 3.5MW and a wide range of lighting towers with a lighting capacity of up to 1.320.000 lumens. Yanmar’s relationship with Himmoinsa dates back to 2006, when it began supplying its diesel engines to be used in Himmoinsa generators.

Leighton-China State JV secures $762m (USA) MTR Contract

Leighton Holdings subsidiary Leighton Asia, in a joint venture with China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong), has been awarded a contract by MTR Corporation for works on the Shatin to Central Link in Hong Kong. Total revenue for the project is A$929 million, of which Leighton has a 51% share.

Leighton Holdings Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marcelino Fernández Verdes said: “Securing the largest civil works contract within this project is an excellent achievement and is reflective of Leighton’s experience in delivering transport projects of this size in busy urban areas.

Volvo CE pulls out of backhoe loaders and motor graders

Once promoted as a ‘very Swedish’ company, Volvo is today dividing loyalties with it’s Chinese partner, SDLG, “to aid profitiability” says the company. They are doing this at a time when other manufacturers are bringing off-shore production back to Europe or the USA, because of narrowing production cost differentials.

The company says that this transfer is to ‘improve profitability and reduce costs’. The company goes on to say that Volvo Construction Equipment will discontinue development and production of its current product line of Volvo-branded backhoe loaders and motor graders.

Terex Washing Systems Expands Team in Indai and USA

Terex Washing Systems (TWS) has expanded its team by appointing two new sales managers, Amol Sinha in India (pictured), and James Bulebush in the U.S. Responding to business growth and increased customer demand in these two countries, TWS hired these team members as dedicated contacts to provide customers and distributors with washing expertise, project management, technical and service support locally in India and USA. Amol Sinha is based at the Terex facility in Hosur, India, and James Bulebush is located at the Terex facility in Louisville, KY, USA.

LSI-ROBWAY: The new face of crane instrumentation

Load Systems International Inc. is pleased to announce that they have reached a sale agreement to buy the assets of Robway Crane Safety Systems Pty of Adelaide, South Australia. Robway has been a market-leading manufacturer of crane instrumentation since 1977, with core markets in Australia and Asia.