Crushing And Screening Industry: Growing At A Rapid Pace

 

With the government’s recent surge in investments in the infrastructure sector, the construction equipment market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ~7% till 2023, according to Piero Guizzetti, CEO, MB Crusher India.

Currently, there is a growing emphasis and investment on infrastructure development by the government, which in turn is giving the much-needed push to the construction sector, says T. Chandrasekhar, Director-Technical, Aparna Enterprises Ltd. “On the demand side, it’s not just the growth momentum that the Indian equipment sector is witnessing, but also a positive approach among buyers who are increasingly more receptive to innovative equipment, machinery, and solutions, being offered by manufacturers,” says Guizzetti.

 

 

“The booming infrastructure of the country has created a huge demand for stone aggregates and natural sand, as the same is a rudimentary element in the production of concrete which is used for most infrastructure projects,” comments Chandrasekhar. Apart from the infrastructure, he has observed that real estate sector is also a leading consumer of metal aggregates. In affirmation with the government’s decision to provide funds for stalled real estate projects and help revive the construction activity in the sector, he says that this will also help in pushing the demand for metal aggregates.

 

Further, as far as mobile crushing and screening plants are concerned, Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director, Wirtgen India Private Limited, expects a shift from captive usage to rental fleet owners, and a demand for higher capacity mobile plants above 350 tons per hour, wherein the cost of operation will be less and productivity will be higher.

 

“Due to the increased focus on project completion time as well as higher capital investment, wherein most of the road contractors want to be asset light, the demand for rental machines are going to be high,” says Palagiri. However, more than rental of crushers, “it’s the contract crushing by contractors that will be the norm and we see a tremendous potential in this space,” believes R. S. Raghavan, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Proman Infrastructure Services Pvt Ltd.

 

 

Keestrack’s product range contains a wide line-up of jaws,
cones,impactors, scalpers and classifying screens, etc.

Growth Drivers

The current market scenario seems to be sluggish at the movement for the equipment sector, according to Palagiri. “The major growth drivers will depend upon the government funding for infra projects.” Similarly, the major growth drivers for the crushing and screening industry, according to Raghavan, “are the infrastructure spending, easing of financial support by banks and the NBFC, and the boost to housing. These growth drivers will also trigger the Indian economy.”

 

In fact, Chandrasekhar suggests that, “in the Union budget, the government had announced their plans to invest Rs 100 lakh crores towards infrastructure in the next five years.” Moving further to the future demand boosters for metal aggregates, “the government initiatives like launching of innovative financial vehicles such as Infrastructure Debt Funds (IDFs), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), etc. is expected to boost the demand for crushed metal aggregates.” Whereas, “the increased spending on projects like Bharatmala, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, etc. will positively impact the demand for crushed stone aggregates.”

 

“Construction sites need to become more and more independent directly at site with as little dependence on third party suppliers”, suggests Guizzetti. “As India expands its infrastructure network, some of the more mountainous and hard to reach areas will also get connected; for these specific applications, MB products’ benefits cannot be matched.”

 

Jaideep Shekhar
Managing Director - MP India,
South East Asia, & Middle East,
Terex Equipment Pvt. Ltd.

Value To Customers

The crushing and screening industry is growing at a rapid pace and through that, Jaideep Shekhar, Managing Director - MP India, South East Asia, & Middle East, Terex Equipment Pvt. Ltd. says, their strategy is to continuously incorporate new innovations and technologies across their product portfolio, work with their customers to ensure availability of skilled manpower to safely and efficiently operate their equipment, and offer customer and product support—both technically and in spare parts.

 

MB Crusher India has 5 main product categories:
Crusher Buckets, Screening Buckets, Drum Cutters,
Shafts Screeners, Demolition and Sorting Grapple.

 

In order to achieve success in India, one must have a direct presence with good reach in the market, believes Guizzetti. “Gradual expansion via state wise prioritization has enabled us to build our presence brick by brick and state by state. This approach has enabled us to attentively understand customer requirements and market dynamics.” As Kleemann is 100% mobile crushing and screening solutions, just like other Wirtgen group products, Palagiri believes, “our focus will be on road customers, where we already have our market presence.”

 

Ramesh Palagiri
Managing Director,
Wirtgen India Pvt. Ltd.

Aparna Crusher has taken it up as its responsibility to provide its clients with the required materials in order to develop their projects and to check the depletion of river sand,” says Chandrasekhar. “With international latest technology from our collaborators, Proman manufactures the products in India with more than 90% indigenization; thereby, offering great value to our customers and also supporting the ‘Make in India’ programme of the Indian government,” says Raghavan.

 

“The concepts such as plug-in solutions multiplies the machine availability with reduced emission turning the economics of operation and helping the nature to regenerate - both hugely in user’s favour!,” says Swapan Das, Managing Director, Keestrack Group, eTrack Crushers Pvt. Ltd. “Keestrack’s lower carbon footprint and noise emissions during emission-free plug-in will be the mainstay.”

 

Swapan Das
 Managing Director,
Keestrack Group,
eTrack Crushers Pvt. Ltd

Cutting-Edge Technology

“Application expertise in crushing and screening, providing innovative crushing solution is our key strength; this, backed by world class technology from our collaborators for our crushers gives us the edge over our competition,” comments Raghavan about the innovative technologies included in their products. “Aparna Crusher uses advanced technology in its Crushing Plants. The total production capacity is 2.72 million tons per annum. With its advanced crushing plants, Aparna Crusher can provide raw materials to all of its clientele as per their requirements,” says Chandrasekhar.

 


Chandrasekhar
Director-Technical,
Aparna Enterprises Ltd.

 

From KLEEMAN’s jaw crusher MOBICAT, the impact crusher MOBIREX and cone crusher MOBICONE, to the classifying screen MOBISCREEN, all plants are equipped with innovative technology, comments Palagiri. “Since Kleemann - Jaw, Cone and Impact crushers are manufactured in our Germany factory, and we give the latest of the technology to our customers in India, our customers in India experience the cutting edge technology similar to what customers of the developed countries are using.”

 

At the heart of Keestrack machines is their e-mobility, the most versatile range of hybrid and plug-in solutions in mobile processing technology for quarrying, mining and recycling applications. “The consistent development of electric drive concepts is far more than a mere modification. This is proved by the numerous innovations introduced by Keestrack during this transition. The most advanced and futuristic result of its sophisticated ‘e’-technology is the new track-mounted stacker S5e ‘Solar’, showcased in Bauma Germany 2019 as a proof of concept,” says Das.

 

The breadth and depth of MB Crusher India’s portfolio for hanging, on site solutions is unparalleled in the market. “This enables us to walk alongside the customers through all their needs in a comprehensive manner,” says Guizzetti. “Our products use best in class material; for example, we use by far the highest percentage of Hardox in our machines.”

 

Piero Guizzetti
CEO,
MB Crusher India

Alongside introducing new, innovative products to market, Terex India works closely with customers to ensure availability of skilled manpower who are adept at operating this more technological, intelligent equipment in a safe and efficient manner. “We have also set up a new Training Centre up at our Hosur facility to provide advanced training to crusher operators and plant supervisors,” says Shekhar. “Terex India has also expanded its Customer and Product Support Team to improve geographic reach and increase capacity of technical support provision across India.”

 

PROMAN crushing and screening solutions encompasses
a complete range of two and three stage crushing plants,
sand plants, mortar plants, and retrofits.

Machines In-Demand

“KLEEMANN has a varied range of jaw crushers, impact crushers and cone crushers, along with mobile screening plants manufactured in our Pune factory,” says Palagiri. Marsman India Ltd. recently launched new Track Mounted Screen HM742 at EXCON 2019, aimed at buyers looking for mid-size screening capacity while being mobile at affordable costs. “It can be adapted for a variety of applications, including Recycling, Demolition, Crushed stone, etc. The simple power unit and hydraulics, results in easy maintenance, operating and servicing,” says
Ajay Varma, Director - Marketing, Marsman India Ltd.

 

Ajay Varma
Director - Marketing,
Marsman India Ltd

Being a pioneer in the hanging crusher space, Guizzetti says “MB Crusher India have done tremendous improvements to the machines and today the products are engineered in a manner that ensures maximum productivity and minimal stress on the base machine.” As of today, Guizzetti comments, “we have 5 main product categories: Crusher Buckets, Screening Buckets, Drum Cutters, Shafts Screeners, Demolition and Sorting Grapples. All the above categories have several models that are suitable for any Excavators, Backhoe Loaders, as well as Skid Steer Loaders.”

 

 

Proman crushing and screening solutions encompass a complete range of two and three stage crushing plants, sand plants (Dry and wet process), mortar plants, and retrofits. Also, Proman is way ahead in the downstream solutions with respect to supplying equipment like VSIs, VSGs, dry sand plant and wet sand plants to produce both plaster and concrete sand in bulk. In addition, the company offers total solutions for mortar plants.

 


S. Raghavan
Managing Director and Co-Founder, 
Proman Infrastructure Services Pvt Ltd

 

Aparna Crushers offers 3 type of products namely - metal aggregate (powder form), 10 mm stone and 20 mm stone. The stones are sourced from quarries and processed at the three-stage 200 TPH and 350 TPH Crushing Plants to produce the best quality products. Currently, Aparna Crushers has 3 plants across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

 

 

With its advanced crushing plants, Aparna Crusher can provide
raw materials to all of its clientele as per their requirements

 

Terex has recently launched their new TG Cone Series, a Bronze Bushing Spider Bearing Cone. “Terex has also developed a comprehensive range of robust, reliable and efficient bulk material handling and stockpiling solutions. Each of our conveying products provides mobility and flexibility in a range of free flowing bulk material applications including aggregates, ores, coal, woodchips, pellets, fertilizers, grains and truck loading,” comments Shekhar.