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The Award, initiated by the German design authority, is awarded by a high-profile expert panel consisting of experts in brand economy and brand science.

It is the decoration for successful brand management in Germany. Only companies nominated by the German Brand institute, its brand scouts and expert panels are allowed to participate in the competition.

The Wirtgen Group award in the categories “Brand Strategy” and “Brand Design” represents the appraisal of an extensive process lasting three years and placing the complete Wirtgen Group brand architecture on a new, uniform and sustainable foundation.

“I’m receiving the award as the representative of the Wirtgen Group product brands’ marketing departments. The award is mainly the result of a top team achievement,” declares Martin Heitz, Head of Marketing Wirtgen and responsible for the CI Relaunch project.

Scotland-based manufacturer Terex Trucks unveils its Generation 10 TA300 in Germany for the first time at Steinexpo (30 August - 2 September)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Steinexpo, Terex Trucks is attending the four-day exhibition with its newest articulated hauler, the Gen10 TA300. The 28-tonne capacity machine is set to take pride of place in booth C100 at Europe’s biggest basalt quarry near Homberg, Germany.
Masterfully crafted in Motherwell, Scotland, the articulated dump truck is made to work harder for longer in the most testing terrains. Fit for purpose in a number of applications ranging from quarries, infrastructure developments, and commercial construction projects, the TA300 features an enriched operator environment and sophisticated engine enhancements.
The EU Stage IV emissions-compliant machine is the second product to be launched by Terex Trucks since its acquisition by Volvo Construction Equipment. The hauler also comes with upgraded hydraulic and electrical interfaces and improved aesthetics in order to maximize uptime. The Gen10 TA300 will be showcased at Steinexpo by Terex Trucks’ official partner in Germany, Klarmann-Lembach.
From increased availability of parts to product improvements and customer focused finance solutions, Klarmann-Lembach’s team will be present alongside Terex Trucks specialists throughout the show. The experts will be on hand to explain how the manufacturer is making investments to impact the customers’ ability to maximise uptime and production efficiency.
“Steinexpo’s 10th anniversary will no doubt be an impressive event and it serves as the perfect opportunity to introduce the Generation 10 TA300 to all our German customers,” says John Mlonek, commercial sales manager at Terex Trucks.
“The new articulated hauler is well suited to various operations that are prominent in the region, and it’s essential for Terex Trucks to continue to build its reputation in such an important market. We are looking forward networking with visitors at the hopefully sunny exhibition,” adds Mlonek.

Godrej Properties Limited (GPL) (BSE scrip id: GODREJPRP), one of India’s leading real estate developers,

announced that Godrej Garden City (GGC), its township project in Ahmedabad, has received the Indian Green Building Council Green Residential Society (IGBC - GRS) Platinum Certification. The IGBC GRS Platinum certification is recognized as the highest rating for residential societies. With this achievement, Godrej Garden City becomes the largest township in India to be GRES Platinum certified.

GGC is located just off SG Highway in the heart of Ahmedabad. The project is within Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) limits and is easily accessible from any part of the city. GGC is currently home to over 1500 families and has a fully functional International School with 900 plus students, a City Square retail facility with over 33 brands, and a 70,000 sq. ft. club house. The project also has facilities for health-care, recreation, hospitality, and banking.  Important planned civic facilities and public utilities will make GGC fully self-sufficient. 

The master plan has been created by world-renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), who have also designed numerous landmark projects across the globe such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is currently the world’s tallest building.

Godrej Garden City was always envisioned as one of the country's most sustainable projects.  In 2009, GGC was selected as one of seventeen projects from around the world by the Clinton Foundation to partner the Clinton Climate Initiative in creating projects that sought to be at the cutting edge of sustainable development. Over the years, Godrej Garden City has been recognized and appreciated at many national and international forums. It won the “Excellence in Green Township Development” award at the Ahmedabad Entrepreneur and Excellence Awards 2017 and the “Township Project of the Year” award at the Asian Customer Engagement Forum (ACEF) Property awards, 2016. The British Safety Council honoured Godrej Garden City with “International Safety” awards in 2016. Godrej Garden City also won “Integrated Township of the year” award at the Realty Plus Excellence Awards (Gujarat) 2015 and “The Best Residential Project” in Ahmedabad at the CNBC Awaaz Real Estate Awards, 2012.

Mr. Pirojsha Godrej, Executive Chairman, Godrej Properties, said, “We are very pleased to have received IGBC GRS Platinum certification for Godrej Garden City. Sustainability is a key pillar of our company’s vision and we remain committed to deliver more such milestones in our sustainability journey.”


India’s leading Manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction Equipment strengthens its presence in Madhya Pradesh

NHAI has awarded Feedback Infra, one of India’s leading infrastructure services companies, the task of preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed Nagpur to Hyderabad to Bengaluru expressway. With an approximate distance of 1,100 kilometers, this will be one of the longest expressways currently being planned in the world. The expressway is estimated to cost at least Rs. 35,000 crore. It will pass through four states: Maharashtra, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.

Feedback Infra’s Highways IndVe SBU will establish the technical, economic and financial viability of this project and prepare the DPR of the project including the rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing road configuration, if required. This assignment is also the largest-ever assignment for Highways IndVe.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra said: “We are delighted to have won this mandate. It shows that Indian engineering firms are able to go up the scale from designing Highways to designing such long and technically complex Expressways. We are confident that our team’s work will result in this much-needed corridor taking shape sooner rather than later.”

Feedback Infra has been associated with other Expressway projects, either in an advisory or in a project management role. The most recent being the 302 km Agra to Lucknow Expressway and the 700 km Nagpur to Mumbai Super Expressway.


India’s leading Manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction Equipment strengthens its presence in Madhya Pradesh

JCB India Limited and its dealer, Frontier Commercial Vehicles inaugurated its world class dealer facility in Jabalpur on 2nd June 2017. Spread over 37,536 sq.ft, this is the largest facility for Construction Equipment by Frontier Commercial Vehicle and will also be their new Head Office.
This facility has been set up with an aim to provide an unmatched experience to JCB customers for all their equipment related requirements including Sales, Service and JCB Genuine Parts.
“Frontier Commercial Vehicles has been an important partner for JCB India for over a decade now. It is a moment of great pride to inaugurate their new facility here in Jabalpur. This world class set-up exemplifies their commitment towards customers and all stakeholders.” said Mr. Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, JCB India Ltd during the inauguration.  
“As JCB transforms into a full range Infrastructure Equipment Partner with its world class product solutions, this new facility will help us take the focus on larger Excavators, Wheeled Loaders and Compactors further. It will also help offer our customers a unique and unparalleled experience.” Mr. Sondhi added.
Apart from the Premier Line range of machines which include Tracked Excavators, Wheeled Loaders and Compactors, this 4-bay integrated workshop, built in10,500 sq.ft. area, will provide services for Backhoe Loaders, the Material Handling range – Telehandlers, Skid Steer Loaders and Super Loaders. It also has a state-of-the-art fully operational command centre for “Livelink”, a noteworthy advanced telematics technology introduced by JCB which enables customers in efficient fleet management.
Customers with Livelink enabled machines get SMS alerts on their mobile phones or smart devices regarding service, fuel alerts, operations and security of their machines by using the Geo Fencing and Time fencing features. All this information is available to the customer in real time basis. It gives inputs to the user on SOS, i.e Service, Operations and Security of their equipment. JCB Livelink strives to deliver constructive, real-time information to increase profits and improve productivity.
The new facility will cover 15 key districts of - Jabalpur, Seoni, Balaghat, Katni, Satna, Rewa, Damoh, Narsinghpur, Umaria, Dindori, Mandla, Shadol, Panna, Anuppur and Sihora.
The infrastructure of the dealership has been made as per the JCB corporate identity guidelines and is equipped with JCB standardised systems and processes.

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