The infrastructure sector is a key driver of the Indian economy and is poised to play an important role in propelling the country’s overall growth and development, with the Construction Equipment (CE) industry being the primary stakeholder. While ICEMA has been working towards developing a robust CE ecosystem in the country, its existing strengths need to be showcased both to the domestic and global players. To achieve these objectives, ICEMA has been making concerted efforts to build the brand of Indian CE Industry, both in India and in global markets.

In line with the above objective, ICEMA has developed a first-of-its-kind ‘CE Industry Catalogue’ that showcases the manufacturing strengths of Indian CE industry for a vast range of hi-tech equipment, apart from, providing comprehensive information and connect to CE industry stakeholders including OEMs, suppliers/vendors and financiers and other players. Aiming to promote Indian CE products in the international markets, the catalogue will also help attract investments in Indian CE industry through global suppliers setting up manufacturing base in India. A stronger supply chain will support the Government of India’s AatmaNirbhar Bharat Mission.

The CE Industry Catalogue was released by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, during the inaugural of ICEMA Annual Session 2022. Congratulating ICEMA on the release of this unique catalogue, the Minister said: “I am very pleased that the Indian CE Industry is taking proactive steps to strengthen its value chain. This industry catalogue will help to position India’s CE industry as a potential global manufacturing hub”.

In a congratulatory message, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Heavy Industries, expressed his satisfaction at ICEMA’s efforts in bringing together various player of India’s CE industry ecosystem. “The CE Industry Catalogue is a much-needed effort that will showcase the wide variety of equipment being manufactured in India. I am sure it will project India’s manufacturing and technological capabilities in the global markets”, he added.

The catalogue will reach out to key stakeholders including Government, policy makers, key ministries and departments at the Centre & State levels, State corporations, infrastructure companies, members of NIP Task Force, etc. The catalogue is expected to become a reference document in CE markets including OEMs, suppliers (Indian & Overseas), component manufacturers, banks and NBFCs. Other key stakeholders include diplomats, bureaucrats, embassies, foreign missions in India, Indian missions abroad, R&D / Academic institutions, affiliated associations amongst others.