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Messung enters building automation business  Partners with Canada-based Distech Controls
Messung enters building automation business Partners with Canada-based Distech Controls

Messung Group, the pioneers of automation industry in India, today, announced its partnership with Distech Controls, headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Messung Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Messung) has been app

IL&FS wins Rs 587 cr road project in Ranchi
IL&FS wins Rs 587 cr road project in Ranchi

IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd today said it has been awarded a contract worth Rs 587.60 crore for widening ring road around Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand.

IL&FS Engineering Services Successfully Commissions Halol Godhra Dahod Pipeline Project
IL&FS Engineering Services Successfully Commissions Halol Godhra Dahod Pipeline Project

IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited (IL&FS Engineering Services) has successfully commissioned Halol Godhra Dahod Pipeline Project in Gujarat.

JCB Livelink unveiled
JCB Livelink unveiled

Construction equipment major JCB India has unveiled JCB Livelink - an innovative technology which allows the user to remotely monitor the machine.

Volvo to invest Rs 975 crore to expand bus and truck plant in Karnataka
Volvo to invest Rs 975 crore to expand bus and truck plant in Karnataka

Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Volvo is to invest Rs 975 crore to expand its manufacturing facility in Hoskote, near Bangalore.

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Geosynthetics as Soil Reinforcement and Facing Element in MSE WALL
Geosynthetics as Soil Reinforcement and Facing Element in MSE WALL

Utilization of geosynthetic reinforced soil technology has grown dramatically over the past years due to enhanced durability, simplicity and rapidity of construction, less site preparation, less space

Geosynthetics Water Barriers In Dams In India
Geosynthetics Water Barriers In Dams In India

INTRODUCTION One of the uses of geosynthetics is to act as water barriers. Geosynthetic water barriers are called geomembranes when consisting of one material providing watertightness, and geocomposi

SPIDER®  - Active Rock Protection System at Ambolighat
SPIDER® - Active Rock Protection System at Ambolighat

Spider Active Rock Protection System Ambolighat, Maharashtra, India

GEOSYS INDIA – Positive reinforcements
GEOSYS INDIA – Positive reinforcements

What complements the strength of the Highway and Runway reinforcements, the Landfills, the Ground Consolidation, the Shore Protection the lining of water bodies and………, and of numerous other ap

Use Of Paving Fabric As A Moisture Barrier For Pavement Overlay

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Dynamics of the Indian crane industry

The industrial cranes market in India is in the range of Rs. 1800 – Rs. 2000 crores per annum. Approximately 30 per cent of the demand comes from the government sector and PSUs while the remaining 70 percent comes from the private sector. In terms of region wise distribution, Western India contributes 50-55 per cent of the total requirement, while Southern India follows with 20-25 per cent, Northern India with 15-20 per cent, and Eastern India with 5-10 per cent. The total volume for industrial cranes is estimated to be approximately 8,000 - 10,000 cranes per year. From the supply side, the market is highly fragmented, with over 300 crane manufacturers vying for a slice of the pie that is only 5% the size of the demand for cranes in China. Such a market dynamic does not give any manufacturer the economies of scale that can allow focused investment on new product development. Hence, technological advancements in the industrial cranes market have been few and far between, leaving very little product differentiation.

The Indian customer is an ever evolving customer - from being exposed to shoddy equipment a decade ago, today the Indian customer is the king with a choice of high quality equipment at his beck and call. Hence, naturally, the demands of the customers are also evolving. Initially, the customer used to have a single line focus of only the pricing aspect without bothering a lot about the technical comparisons between different offerings. However, now, the customer takes pains to go through the complete technical specifications and ensures that the end product encompasses all the functional aspects as well as other aspects like reliability, safety, ease of maintenance, etc. 

Apart from the competition and the plethora of products available in the market, there has also been a shift in the mindsets of the consumers as well as manufacturers towards the overall aspect of customer service. Till a few years ago, after sales service was available to customers only through the OEM that they purchased the crane from. Large companies tended to have their own general maintenance teams who would also address breakdowns or regular 

Maintenance of their cranes. However, this kind of after sales service was typically limited to offering spares support and breakdown services. There was a lacuna in the market for a true expert in terms of crane care. It was to address this void that we established Cranedge. In addition to the regular services offered for cranes, Cranedge offers a host of services for industrial cranes of any make, anywhere in India. These include
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