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Indian cement industry will grow at a CAGR of 12 per cent

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KHD is a global leader in providing equipment and services to cement producers, with over 150 years of experience in the cement industry. Process engineering and project management are among the core competencies of the technology-focused group. KHD offers a wide spectrum of products and services for the cement industry and is a leader in environmentally friendly and energy-efficient products. KHD Humboldt Wedag India is a wholly owned subsidiary of KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG, and serves the Indian sub-continent with technology for the cement and minerals industries. An interview with Martin Gierse of KHD Humboldt Wedag IndiaWhat kinds of machinery is manufactured by you?
For cement plants, KHD offers full-line engineering and equipment supply, individual machines, equipment packages, spare parts, as well as process automation and instrumentation. We provide core equipment for over 50 per cent of an entire cement plant. Manufacturing is done partly at our own workshop in Faridabad and in close co-operation /association with select engineering workshops.Who are your major clients and how do you plan to expand your business?KHD HWI caters to clients in the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka, as their main market. Our major clients are, amongst others, major cement players like Ultratech, Jaypee, and Shree Cement. There is good exposure to overseas projects, especially in Africa and the Middle East. Currently, HWI and KHD are targeting EPC solutions and expansion of our service offerings.What are the prospects for cement machinery in India?Recent forecasts for the coming three years project that the cement industry will grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 12 per cent, to reach 303 million metric tons per annum in 2014. Keeping the present degree of utilization in mind, this suggests a growth rate for the installation of production facilities to be roughly 8 per cent per annum.What are the latest technological developments in cement machinery?February 5, 2012, marked another milestone in grinding technology with the successful start-up of the first grinding plant with our COMFLEX-D? technology. With COMFLEX-D?, the largest kiln lines can be covered with one grinding unit. This technology proves to use the least power and has the lowest operational cost for grinding of raw material, clinker, and slag. Also recently, at the 6th Global CemFuels Conference in Aachen, Germany, KHD’s Combustion Chamber won the award for ‘Most innovative technology for alternative fuels use’.How crucial is R&D for KHD?
Our R&D is an important part of the success stories for many KHD technologies. We were the first to introduce many breakthroughs in the cement industry, like the world’s first preheater tower, or, more recently, our energy efficient COMFLEX? and COMFLEX-D? modular grinding systems. Our highly efficient pyro processing equipment requires less heat and energy consumption, and thus avoids unnecessary CO2. To keep this competitive edge, KHD conducts research, both within their own laboratory facilities, as well as those operated by our partnerships.Do you also export your machinery?
Though the Indian subcontinent is the home market for HWI, KHD has delivered equipment from India to other markets, like Africa, the Middle East, Nepal, Bhutan, and others. Indian-sourced equipment and technology can be a major part of the total deliveries.What are your future plans?Customers will look for highly efficient technology with the best balance of cost, performance, quality, and delivery. KHD will serve the local market through HWI, as a Customer Service Center, with latest technology and the appropriate sourcing strategy. Our focus is "Clean Technology" -low emissions, energy-efficient processes, and environmentally-friendly technology for benefit of our clients.In the future, we will see further strengthening of our local service business. As the most recent development, HWI set up a state-of-the-art roller refurbishment facility in India. The facility was successfully commissioned in January, and already a few rollers have been "rolled out". With this, the high quality that our clients connect with KHD equipment will be locally available and easily accessible.

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Vipin Sondhi: Indian infra booms with road construction opportunities

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14th RAHSTA (Roads and Highways Sustainable Technologies & Advancement) Expo – India’s biggest road exhibition – will be held as a part 10th India Construction Festival 2024 at Jio Convention Centre, Mumbai, from October 9-10, 2024.

April 10, 2024, Delhi

Speaking during the launch of a road show on 14th RAHSTA Expo, Vipin Sondhi, Chairman of the RAHSTA Expo Committee, said, “I believe the biggest opportunity in Indian infrastructure lies in road construction, which is evident to everyone. Over the last 10 years, there has been tremendous growth, and this trend is only going to accelerate. Thus, in terms of infrastructure, every stakeholder has an opportunity to contribute for the right reasons. It’s a promising business opportunity and sustainable for decades to come. Ultimately, citizens will be the biggest beneficiaries.”

He added, “The government has consistently prioritised infrastructure development. Even during the Covid-19 period, there was no reduction in focus or allocation for infrastructure projects, and this trend is expected to continue. Within the infrastructure sector, roads receive the highest allocation, and there is also significant progress in execution.”

“The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has constructed 12,349 km of national highways in 2023-24 – the second highest achievement! In 2020-21 a record 13,327 kms had been constructed, the highest so far. The experience of a well-constructed road is no accident but a badly constructed one can cause many,” stated Pratap PadodeFounder, FIRST Construction Council, a pioneering infrastructure-driven council focused on advancing India’s infrastructure development. 

The 14th RAHSTA Expo will be held from October 9-10, 2024, at Jio Convention Centre, Mumbai. RAHSTA, which stands for Roads and Highways Sustainable Technologies & Advancement, is a dedicated event to the world of road construction equipment, technology, and sustainability.

Ashish Kumar Singh, CGM – Finance, National Highway Authority of India; RK Pandey, former NHAI member and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; SK Nirmal, Secretary General, Indian Roads Congress and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; Prof Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology; Ankit Jain, CFO, Cube Highways Growth Advisors, Vijay Agrawal, Executive Director, Equirus Capital; and Subodh Dixit, Former Executive Director, Shapoorji Pallonji, participated in a round table discussion on the new BOT proposals. 

The launch function at PHD Chamber for RAHSTA Expo was attended by who’s who of the infrastructure industry such Lt Gen Harpal Singh, President, International Road Federation and former Engineer-in-Chief, Indian Army; Akhilesh Srivastava, Road Safety Ambassador, International Road Federation; Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery; Rajesh Menon, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers; Raman Kapil, President, Tata Projects; Anand Sundaresan, Director, Ammann India; Dheeraj Panda, Managing Director, Ammann India; Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director, Trimble; Satin Sachdeva, Founder & Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association; Dr Swamy, Chairman, The Institution of Civil Engineers and Dr Ranjeet Mehta, Executive Director of PHDCCI, among others.

Organised by the FIRST Construction Council, the RAHSTA Expo 2024, which will be held as part of 10th India Construction Festival, will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders for two days of exploration, collaboration, and transformation.

Besides RAHSTA Expo 2024, the India Construction Festival 2024 will include the following:

Exhibitors can use RAHSTA Expo 2024 to showcase their construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, and construction vehicles to a targeted audience of industry professionals. RAHSTA Expo will be an ideal platform to connect with key decision-makers, generate leads, and grow business in this rapidly expanding market.

Contact:

For exhibitor enquiries (for RAHSTA Expo), contact Mr Sujoy on Mob: +91 86577 95881, or Email: sujoy.g@asappinfoglobal.com

For delegate enquiries (for conferences), contact Mr Amar on Mob: +91 86524 93000, or Email: delegate1@asappinfoglobal.com

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RK Pandey promotes safe road development at RAHSTA launch

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14th RAHSTA (Roads and Highways Sustainable Technologies & Advancement) Expo – India’s biggest road exhibition – will be held as a part 10th India Construction Festival 2024 at Jio Convention Centre, Mumbai, from October 9-10, 2024.

April 10, 2024, Delhi

“As far as roads are concerned, over the last decade, we have accomplished wonderful work, and this progress will continue at the same pace. However, to maintain this momentum, we need to make some improvements and sustain the rate of construction. We must focus on cost optimisation, sustainable development, and, most importantly, building safe roads. Regarding RAHSTA, we require a platform where all stakeholders—including academia, researchers, consultants, and government authorities—can collaborate. RAHSTA will provide them with a platform to achieve our common goals,” said RK Pandey, former NHAI member and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee, while speaking during the launch of a road show – 14th RAHSTA Expo, which will be held from October 9-10, 2024, at Jio Convention Centre, Mumbai. RAHSTA, which stands for Roads and Highways Sustainable Technologies & Advancement, is a dedicated event to the world of road construction equipment, technology, and sustainability.

“The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has constructed 12,349 km of national highways in 2023-24 – the second highest achievement! In 2020-21 a record 13,327 kms had been constructed, the highest so far. The experience of a well-constructed road is no accident but a badly constructed one can cause many,” stated Pratap Padode, Founder, FIRST Construction Council, a pioneering infrastructure-driven council focused on advancing India’s infrastructure development. 

Also speaking at the launch, former Managing Director of Ashok Leyland & JCB, Vipin Sondhi, also Chairman of RAHSTA Expo Committee underscored the need for specialised platforms like RAHSTA Expo for the burgeoning road construction industry. 

Ashish Kumar Singh, CGM – Finance, National Highway Authority of India; RK Pandey, former NHAI member and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; SK Nirmal, Secretary General, Indian Roads Congress and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; Prof Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology; Ankit Jain, CFO, Cube Highways Growth Advisors, Vijay Agrawal, Executive Director, Equirus Capital; and Subodh Dixit, Former Executive Director, Shapoorji Pallonji, participated in a round table discussion on the new BOT proposals. 

The launch function at PHD Chamber for RAHSTA Expo was attended by who’s who of the infrastructure industry such Lt Gen Harpal Singh, President, International Road Federation and former Engineer-in-Chief, Indian Army; Akhilesh Srivastava, Road Safety Ambassador, International Road Federation; Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery; Rajesh Menon, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers; Raman Kapil, President, Tata Projects; Anand Sundaresan, Director, Ammann India; Dheeraj Panda, Managing Director, Ammann India; Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director, Trimble; Satin Sachdeva, Founder & Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association; Dr Swamy, Chairman, The Institution of Civil Engineers and Dr Ranjeet Mehta, Executive Director of PHDCCI, among others.

Organised by the FIRST Construction Council, the RAHSTA Expo 2024, which will be held as part of 10th India Construction Festival, will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders for two days of exploration, collaboration, and transformation.

Besides RAHSTA Expo 2024, the India Construction Festival 2024 will include the following:

Exhibitors can use RAHSTA Expo 2024 to showcase their construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, and construction vehicles to a targeted audience of industry professionals. RAHSTA Expo will be an ideal platform to connect with key decision-makers, generate leads, and grow business in this rapidly expanding market.

Contact:

For exhibitor enquiries (for RAHSTA Expo), contact Mr Sujoy on Mob: +91 86577 95881, or Email: sujoy.g@asappinfoglobal.com

For delegate enquiries (for conferences), contact Mr Amar on Mob: +91 86524 93000, or Email: delegate1@asappinfoglobal.com

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RAHSTA to pave the way for innovation in road construction: AK Singh, NHAI

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14th RAHSTA (Roads and Highways Sustainable Technologies & Advancement) Expo – India’s biggest road exhibition – will be held as a part 10th India Construction Festival 2024 at Jio Convention Centre, Mumbai, from October 9-10, 2024.

April 10, 2024, Delhi

“I congratulate the RAHSTA committee for this very good initiative. I believe it will provide an excellent platform for capital goods, consultant firms, equipment companies, and technology firms to converge. This meets a crucial need within the industry. The event also benefits older industries, as new technology and equipment continuously enter the market. These advancements are often cost-effective and, at times, eco-friendly. Thus, this platform is poised to play a significant role,” said Ashish Kumar Singh, CGM – Finance, National Highway Authority of India, signifying the importance of the expo.

AK Singh was speaking at the launch of a road show – 14th RAHSTA Expo, which will be held from October 9-10, 2024, at Jio Convention Centre, Mumbai. RAHSTA, which stands for Roads and Highways Sustainable Technologies & Advancement, is a dedicated event to the world of road construction equipment, technology, and sustainability. 

“The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has constructed 12,349 km of national highways in 2023-24 – the second highest achievement! In 2020-21 a record 13,327 kms had been constructed, the highest so far. The experience of a well-constructed road is no accident but a badly constructed one can cause many,” stated Pratap Padode, Founder, FIRST Construction Council, a pioneering infrastructure-driven council focused on advancing India’s infrastructure development. 

Also speaking at the launch, former Managing Director of Ashok Leyland & JCB, Vipin Sondhi, also Chairman of RAHSTA Expo Committee underscored the need for specialised platforms like RAHSTA Expo for the burgeoning road construction industry. 

Ashish Kumar Singh, CGM – Finance, National Highway Authority of India; RK Pandey, former NHAI member and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; SK Nirmal, Secretary General, Indian Roads Congress and Member of RAHSTA Expo Committee; Prof Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology; Ankit Jain, CFO, Cube Highways Growth Advisors, Vijay Agrawal, Executive Director, Equirus Capital; and Subodh Dixit, Former Executive Director, Shapoorji Pallonji, participated in a round table discussion on the new BOT proposals. 

The launch function at PHD Chamber for RAHSTA Expo was attended by who’s who of the infrastructure industry such Lt Gen Harpal Singh, President, International Road Federation and former Engineer-in-Chief, Indian Army; Akhilesh Srivastava, Road Safety Ambassador, International Road Federation; Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery; Rajesh Menon, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers; Raman Kapil, President, Tata Projects; Anand Sundaresan, Director, Ammann India; Dheeraj Panda, Managing Director, Ammann India; Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director, Trimble; Satin Sachdeva, Founder & Secretary General, Construction Equipment Rental Association; Dr Swamy, Chairman, The Institution of Civil Engineers and Dr Ranjeet Mehta, Executive Director of PHDCCI, among others.

Organised by the FIRST Construction Council, the RAHSTA Expo 2024, which will be held as part of 10th India Construction Festival, will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders for two days of exploration, collaboration, and transformation.

Besides RAHSTA Expo 2024, the India Construction Festival 2024 will include the following:

Exhibitors can use RAHSTA Expo 2024 to showcase their construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, and construction vehicles to a targeted audience of industry professionals. RAHSTA Expo will be an ideal platform to connect with key decision-makers, generate leads, and grow business in this rapidly expanding market.

Contact:

For exhibitor enquiries (for RAHSTA Expo), contact Mr Sujoy on Mob: +91 86577 95881, or Email: sujoy.g@asappinfoglobal.com

For delegate enquiries (for conferences), contact Mr Amar on Mob: +91 86524 93000, or Email: delegate1@asappinfoglobal.com

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