The India Construction Festival, organised by FIRST Construction Council on October 15 and 16, 2019, comprised four sub-events: The India Roads Conference; CONSTRUCTION WORLD Global Awards; CONSTRUCTION WORLD Leadership Summit; and the EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards. For more details on the conference sessions and speakers, log on to https://indiaconstructionfestival.com/all_speakers.php
The importance of the infrastructure sector in the overall progress of the economy is critical. The government has given considerable impetus to this sector including in the last two budgets, where significant allocation to this sector was committed. Owing to this focus, the earthmoving and construction equipment industry witnessed a noteworthy revival last year.
Since January 2016, the industry has seen a growth of close to 40-45 per cent as compared to previous year. So, it has been a busy year for manufacturers, including JCB. Growth has been evident in almost all segments – in physical infrastructure, backhoe loaders are on the rise; in large infrastructure projects, excavators; while Make in India and Swachh Bharat are contributing to material handling.
The demand for safe and reliable material handling equipment (MHE) is fast growing across a wide spectrum of applications in India. Telehandlers have recently made their way into the Indian market, and industries like agricultural logistics, construction, and process have shown excellent potential for this equipment.