Resurgent finance

Infrastructure Urban

Construction equipment finance has bounced back after the pandemic-imposed lull.

“Demand has picked up well; so much so that on a year-on-year basis, it has exceeded last year’s corresponding month volumes from July onwards,” says Vinod Chauhan, Senior Executive Vice-President, Kotak Mahindra Bank.

The construction equipment business after August 2020 has been very good, more or less at pre-COVID-19 levels, according to A G Sriram, Country Head, Construction Equipment and Commercial Vehicles, IndusInd Bank. “Our monthly volume was Rs 550 crore before COVID-19; in the past three months, our monthly business was worth Rs 500 crore.”

Demand for funds has been doing well since July, shares Suseendran SS, Head - Equipment Finance