Despite the ongoing slowdown in the industry, the mood was upbeat at the 7th Annual Equipment India Awards, as construction equipment industry stalwarts gathered at Hotel ITC Maurya in New Delhi on Oc
Despite the ongoing slowdown in the industry, the mood was upbeat at the 7th Annual Equipment India Awards, as construction equipment industry stalwarts gathered at Hotel ITC Maurya in New Delhi on October 16, 2019, to celebrate their achievements. The event witnessed the top performers who beat the slowdown and emerged as winners in the respective award categories and rewarded them for their remarkable achievements.
This year, the categories for the awards included The Bestsellers (for products), Lifetime Achievement Award and Person of the Year. To bring in more value and popularity for the awards across the construction equipment value chain, Equipment India introduced two new awards this year to recognise new and innovative products and technologies: Best Debutant and Best Innovation.
Hosted by the FIRST Construction Council, the awards recognised and rewarded 12 winners in the Bestseller product category. The winner of the newly constituted Best Debutant and Best Innovation awards were Escorts Construction Equipment and JCB India, respectively. Sumit Mazumder, Chairman and Managing Director, TIL, was unanimously chosen by the jury for the Equipment India Lifetime Achievement Award 2019, and Vijay Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director, Action Construction Equipment, was adjudged the Equipment India Person of the Year 2019.
The eminent jury panel comprised DK Vyas, Managing Director, Srei Equipment Finance; Arun Sahai, COO, Ahluwalia Contracts (India); Shiva Nand Pandey, AVP and Head - Plant & Machinery, Montecarlo; Sameer Malhotra, CEO, Shriram Automall; Farid Ahmed, Head Marketing - OHT, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Apollo Tyres; Neha Singhal, Associate Director - Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH), KPMG; Mahesh Madhavan, Head - Construction & Infra Practices, Feedback Business Consulting Services; and BB Goyal, Deputy General Manager - Procurement, Patel Engineering.
WINNERS: THE BESTSELLERS