Show at a Glance
Date : 25–29 November’09
Time : 10 am to 6 pm
Venue : Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore
The mega trade show, Excon’09 is dedicated to construction equipment and construction technology sector. The purpose of the event is to bring all the professionals and other players related on to a common platform. The expo presents an extensive range of construction products, services, technologies, and equipment. Moreover, the 5th edition of Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair (Excon’09) is expected to be a wonderful opportunity to the participants to meet, interact and create new business contacts to boost the growth potential of the construction sector.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been playing a pioneering role in developing the Construction Equipment Industry in India through the biennial event Excon. In continuation to its series of successful past editions, Excon’09 is poised for immense growth with more international participations and expanded exhibiting space.
The Excon’09 has recorded an alarming increase in exhibiting space from a mere 20,000 sqm in the first show, in 2000 to over 1,40,000 sqm this year. Around 400 companies from world over will showcase their latest and existing offerings at the show. This year Excon will have pavilions from four countries including China, Italy, Germany, and the U.K besides many other manufacturing companies from across the globe.
To make the Excon’09-trip a wonderful experience for the participants, the organizers have changed the entire exhibition exercise and have introduced amazing helicopter landing facilities with arrangement of viewing the show both from air and ground which is first of its kind in India.
From this year onwards, free shuttle services from Airport, Railway Station, and few main city points to exhibition ground will be available for the visitors and exhibitors.
According to Mr. Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, Excon, the main focus of Excon’09 is to build modern India which can successfully be achieved by making available right kind of construction equipment and world best building technology. Excon is the right platform for new launches and the newest addition in technology. Seminars/discussion on the sidelines of the show will update understanding and awareness about the construction and associated industries to the attendees.
This year, we are expecting over 30,000 visitors and doing everything possible to make this trip a wonderful, memorable and long-lasting experience for every participant, added Mr. Sondhi.
The Show will witness equipment Demos, display and launch of several new products and services. Some highlights are summarized here.
Liebherr will display truck mixer, tower crane and wheel loader at Excon this year. Model HTM 604 truck mixer is mounted at Ashok Leyland Truck. The flat-top crane 71 EC-B 5 to be displayed at Excon’09 is a construction crane that is predestined for the Indian market. One important aspect of the newly built EC-B Flat-Top crane is that they are specially designed for quick assembly with an easy-to-use “connect and work” assembly system which Liebherr provides for all flat-top cranes. The central unit of the EC-B series is a newly developed compact head in which the slewing gear, the complete slewing ring support, the switchgear cabinet containing, all switching equipment, and the crane cabin are all integrated.
Liebherr furthermore will show an L514 type wheel loader. These machines are known for their easy maneuverability, compact design and smooth travel characteristics as well as centre-pivot and rear wheel steering and oscillating frame articulation and oscillating rear axle.
Powerscreen will launch its first wheeled plant for the Indian market at Excon that has jointly been developed by their product development engineers in India and the UK. The company will also display its leading Pegson XA 400S jaw crusher, for which Powerscreen claims 33% fuel efficient in comparison to their competitor’s machines and Chieftain 1700 screener on their outdoor booth.
Manitowoc is appearing with TIL at Excon. The two companies will occupy 754sq. m. TIL is the dealer for Grove and Manitowoc cranes in India and also builds Grove rough-terrain cranes for the Indian market under license.
On the stand, there will be a Potain MCi 85A. This 5t capacity top-slewing tower crane has a 50 m jib and can lift 1.3 t at jib end. Maximum height under hook is 35.7 m and it is mounted on a 1.2 m x 1.2 m mast. The MCi 85A is specifically designed for fast and easy erection and dismantling. It is competitively priced and can be erected and operational only in one day. The crane has fewer pieces to its assembly with design features that allow the hoist rope winding to be done at ground level while only one tie-bar is required for the front jib. It is also economical to transport due to a reduced number of crane sections and limited weight.
A Grove RT880E would also be on display by TIL. The crane has a 75t maximum capacity and a main boom of 39m. Jibs of 10m to 29.2m are available and maximum tip height is 71 m.
Escorts Construction Equipment Limited (ECEL), the Construction Equipment and Material Handling Equipment manufacturing arm of Escorts, has expanded its product portfolio and launching a number of new equipment at Excon. Among many products on display the main attraction would be the TRX 2319 Pick-n-Carry Crane, the Next Generation, High Reach High Lift Cranes apart from having all the features of the existing cranes. These equipment come with added features like unrestricted visibility, fast operations, maneuverability, longer distance runs, high lift duties, etc. for higher productivity and versatility.
Also on display would be Escorts- Heli – Model 3000 D, a diesel operated 3T lifting capacity Forklift Truck with Simpsons Engine.
Gujarat Apollo has an outdoor booth at Excon and their main attraction would be self–propelled mobile crusher which is 100tph machine with most advance features, is fuel efficient and gives good ROI. Apollo is also launching its Vibratory Compactor of 10t class.
On the other side, center attraction on the Puzzolana’s large outside display would be its latest PW5T and PW3T wheel loaders. The machine has simple hydraulic gear pumps for less maintenance, power assisted gear shift for less cycle time and equipped with Cummins engine. Besides these wheel loaders, Puzzolana will display its wide range of Cone and Jaw Crushers and allied products.
Sany will showcase its wide range of equipment with those products which have not been marketed in India so far, includes asphalt and concrete batching plants, next generation concrete pumps, motor graders, cranes, and so on.
At Excon, Putzmeister will showcase its existing range of stationary and boom concrete pumps and would also launch stationary pump BSA 1404HD for RMC pumping contractors and infrastructure companies. It can pump concrete upto 39cum/hr with 105 bar concrete pressure, is equipped with S-valve technology and highly wear resistant steel component are used for long life. Putzmeister is also introducing bigger booms pump Model – BSF 42.09H which has 41.6m vertical and 37.6m horizontal reach with 137cum/hr concrete output. The pump has 5 arms for better reach and maneuverability in narrow areas, Free flow Hydraulics for better performance and low hydraulic oil consumption and Cross outriggers for better stability with lesser ground space.
CDE Asia will promote its Sand and Aggregate washing system at Excon on its outside booth. The washing system which is compact and needs less fresh water can readily be integrated with the exiting 3 stages crushing circuits and is designed to produce zone wise products – fine and coarse sand.
Jaypee will showcase its range of rebar processing equipment such as bar bending machine, cutting machines, de-coiling, and stirrup-making machine at Excon. These products are heavily used in all forms of construction for processing reinforcement steel bars. They will also showcase some new products developed by them.
MANN+HUMMEL will display its latest product at Excon'09. Its new ENTARON XD – a new generation of air cleaners will be the star attraction at its booth. ENTARON XD, is the new air cleaner series for construction machines, agricultural machines, and compressors. The product range covers nominal flow rates from 2 to 60 cubic metres per minute. The series stands for high performance for the most important parameters for air cleaners such as installation space, separation efficiency, service life, flexibility, serviceability, and economy.
Nawa Engineers on the other side along with its other products will display its 55-inch ‘SRM’ series Durable NAWACONE and 7’x20’ ‘Tripleks’ series Three-Deck Screen with triple vibratory mechanism at Excon.
Further information on companies’ participation in Excon, their interaction with NBM&CW, their display of products and services including plans for new products are featured onwards.
Focusing on their products Mr. R.B. Pandey, General Manager and Head Marketing, ABG Cranes Limited says, in the field of heavy lift and bulk handling machines, ABG is one of the largest fleet owners in terms of numbers and lifting capacity. For the past three years, ABG Cranes has been leading in the field of marketing of high capacity mobile cranes and has supplied over 300 heavy capacity crawler, truck mounted and tower cranes to major infrastructure companies in India. ABG has a well- established marketing and service network, which provides timely and effective support to these customers.
Explaining their company’s expansion plan Mr. Pandey says, the heavy lift crane market is getting more competitive day-by-day. We would like to bring in high quality product at competitive prices with excellent after sales service to differentiate ourselves from the other players. We are expecting to expand our range to 250T in next 2 years and position ourselves as the single largest manufacturer of crawler cranes in India. In addition, we will start manufacturing products like RTG & tower cranes very shortly.
On their plan at Excon, he says, we have plans to display our first manufactured indigenous hydraulic crawler crane at the show and a video presentation on load tests of the first indigenous hydraulic crawler crane 1080. We are looking at Excon-2009 as an excellent platform for announcing and showcasing our capability as a high capacity mobile crane manufacturer.
According to Mr. Sharma the highlights at the show would be:
- Hydraulic Mobile Cranes Portfolio a. Pick-n-Carry Cranes product portfolio
- i. TRX 2319 – The next generation of Pick-n-Carry Crane with higher reach and higher lift capacities.
- TRX 2319 with Pick–n-Carry capacity of 23T is the largest Pick-n-Carry Crane available in the market place. These cranes come with added features like unrestricted visibility, faster operations, maneuverability, high lift duties for higher productivity and versatility, long distance travel worthy and higher winch capacities.
- ii. F-15 with outriggers & drag winch: This 14T Crane from ECEL’s TRX range is meant for project erection & maintenance due to its higher reach and boom height. This crane is an ideal replacement of slew cranes due to its better free on wheels/Pick-n-Carry duties as compared to slew cranes. Option of 4 wheel/2 wheel drive is a long distance travel worthy.
- iii. HYDRA-14 A 14 T model of ECEL, is the largest selling model in the Hydra series of Cranes. This machine comes with features like four part boom to attain a height of 48 ft, 6 fall winch of 12T capacity, slotted boom and rope compensation.
- b. Truck Crane
- ECEL has recently forged an alliance with Zoomlion, China, to market its entire range of Truck Cranes and All Terrain Truck Cranes. There would also be a model of QY-50V, a Truck Crane with maximum lifting capacity of 50 Ton.
- Construction Cranes and Lifting machines Portfolio a. Tower Crane- Top Slew tower Crane b. Telescopic Handler: Keeping the focus on providing a wide range of products, ECEL has signed up with Manitou, France, to offer the entire range of telescopic handlers. MT 1740 SL, a telescopic handler to lift 4 T at 17m would be displaying.
- Forklift Trucks Portfolio
- a. Escorts – Doosan – a premium class Forklifts truck which has created its niche in the Indian Market
- b. Escorts – Heli Model 3000 D, a diesel operated 3T capacity Forklift truck with Simpsons Engine.
- Mobile Vibratory Compaction Equipment Portfolio a. HD-85 – The true dual purpose vibratory roller, which can be effectively used for Asphalt as well as soil compaction
- b. 2420 – The 12 T Class Vibratory Roller for soil compaction.
- Utility Equipment Portfolio a. Self–propelled Aerial Work Platform : ECEL has tied up with Manitou, France to offer the entire range of access platforms from Manitou. On display, would be 180 ATJ – a self–propelled Access platform with max horizontal reach of 10.6m and max platform height of 17.65 m.
- Earthmoving & Mining Equipment Portfolio a. ECEL has geared up to re-enter this business with an array of products like wheel loaders, motor grader under cooperation with one of the top 3 manufacturers in china. Also on anvil is a Backhoe Loader in which they are the pioneers. On display would be a world class 5 Ton Wheel Loader.
NAWA’s strong base is its product know-how, proven technology and engineering skills supported by latest CADD capabilities. These coupled with its well equipped heavy fabrication and manufacturing facilities and project management skills, contribute to their ability to deliver world-class equipment and build integrated systems that are technically superior and cost-wise the most economical.
NAWA has forayed into concrete conveying and placement systems for mega hydropower and irrigation dam projects. Also, NAWA possesses complete engineering and turnkey capabilities for belt conveyor systems for handling, storage and reclamation of raw materials and fossil fuels for cement, steel, thermal power stations, mining, and process industries.
NAWA developed complete range of equipment like Single Toggle Jaw Crushers, VSI Crushers, Hydraulic Cone Crushers, inclined & horizontal Vibrating Screens, Grizzly & Reciprocating Feeders and Spiral Classifiers for size reduction, separation and processing of mineral ores and hard stones. In addition, NAWA range covers all types of Conveyors, Elevators and Stackers & Reclaiming Equipment for bulk handling systems.
On their participation at Excon’09, Mr. G. N. Raju, Managing Director views that the forthcoming exhibition would be a good window for the participants to showcase their new products and technological innovations for meeting emerging challenges of mega road, power and mining projects which are in the pipeline, most of which are in the PPP mode or promoted by large private sector business groups.
The company will display its newly developed the world’s best designed ‘SRM’ series Durable NAWACONE Crushers and ‘Tripleks’ series Horizontal screens with triple vibratory mechanism, at the show.
NAWA has made a mark for its quality and reliability. The machines made by NAWA are of world-class specifications and of international standards, and received great appreciation from the users. The company is able to compete with world players and could establish NAWA brand image in aggregate and mineral sizing industry. A healthy competition is a good sign of any growing market in any part of free-market world. It is welcomed and Indian companies like NAWA with strong technology background and resources would face the challenge by innovation, improved quality, economy in product realization, increased customer focus and better service, in addition to reaching out to global markets.
On company’s important technical services, he adds that we offer competent and hassle-free services enveloping complete plant and equipment for crushing, screening, bulk material handling, and aggregate plants. Our Parts and Service Department is always battle-ready to render technical support and service to our customers from a simple prevention to complete care, including measures for optimizing the production and training of the operating crews. Our back-to-back customer support service includes taking up complete responsibility of operation and maintenance of the plant and equipment supplied by us, with guaranteed production and high level of plant upkeep.
We offer the right equipment, provide optimized solutions and we translate the process flows into reality of well-built plants keeping always the customers’ requirements in the forefront.
Hess GroupCoinciding with Excon'09 opening in Bangalore on November 25, 2009 Hess India has announced the opening of its facility in Bangalore on November 23 2009.
As part of the expansion, Hess is opening new facilities in Mexico and in India.
The main production lines are in concrete block machines (mobile and stationary), handling systems, batching and mixing plants, concrete pipe machines, concrete roof tile machines, step machines, autoclaved aerated block machines and special machines for tumbling, splitting, shot blasting, grinding and washing.
The smallest Hess machine can do 6000 blocks (20cm/8") in 8 hours and then 10000, 15000, 23000, 25000 and 30000 blocks. Also have a mobile machine capable to produce 1000 blocks per hour. All the stationary machines are able to produce hollow, solid, hourdi, kerbs, flag tiles and all kinds of interlocking pavers. The advantage with Hess machines are less land area, less employees, more output, good quality and flexibility of production. These technical attributes of Hess products will be showcased at Excon.
In India, alone, over 100 machines are in operation for the last 15 years with leading companies in Highway Construction Sector, such as Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Hindustan Construction Co. (HCC), Soma Enterprises Ltd., Oriental Structural Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Progressive Construction Ltd. and many more.
Arrow manufactures a range of machines and in India their two types of Kerb Making Machines are found which will also be displayed at their booth at Excon. They are ARROW 770 Kerbmaker (Extruder Type) and ARROW 750- XL (Slip Former).
ARROW 770 Kerbmaker can extrude in excess of 500 lin. Mts of kerbing per day at a competitive capital cost and with a small crew of semi-skilled labor. All formwork is eliminated and no running rails are required. Handles tight curves down to 15 ft. (4.6m) radius and as close as 4 inches ( 100 mm) to obstacles.
ARROW 750-XL at present is the most preferred Slipform machine in India. It is a low profile machine and can be fed directly by a truck mixer. Conveyors or augers are not necessary. It has quick fit moulds which change in 30 minutes maximum.
Explaining company’s support services he says, Arrow machinery supports its valued customers with prompt supply of genuine spare parts and resolves quickly technical difficulty if encountered during operations of the machine at site. Customer satisfaction can be seen by repeat orders we are receiving from our customers in India.
Arrow Machinery is taking steps to further enhance customer satisfaction level in view of large populations of its machines in India and the substantial expansion expected in the market in view of the Government of India’s major focus on development of Highway Sector in the country in the coming years, Mr. Andrews added.
“In India, our authorized representatives are M/s. Galactic Projects Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon.
ManitowocThe Manitowoc Company, Inc, one of the largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, has built its market-leading position in India also with a significant investment in its facilities and services. The Manitowoc factory in Pune is building a range of cranes from the Potain tower crane line.
On their booth at the show, the company will showcase a Potain MCi 85 A. This 5t capacity top-slewing tower crane has a 50 m jib and can lift 1.3t at jib end. Maximum height under hook is 35.7 m and it is mounted on a 1.2 m x 1.2 m mast. The MCi 85 A is specifically designed for fast and easy erection and dismantling. It is competitively priced and can be erected and operational in one day. The crane has fewer pieces to its assembly with design features that allow the hoist rope winding to be done at ground level while only one tie-bar is required for the front jib. It is also economical to transport due to a reduced number of crane sections and limited weight. Also on display will be a Grove RT880E, shown by TIL. The crane has a 75t maximum capacity and a main boom of 39 m. Jibs of 10 m to 29.2 m are available and maximum tip height is 71m.
Wacker NeusonWacker Neuson SE is a global manufacturer of light and compact construction equipment that include Vibratory Rammers, Plate Compactors, Reversible Plates, Walk-behind and Sit-on Rollers, Trench Rollers, Wheel Loaders, Tele Wheel Loaders, Skid-Steer-Loaders, Track Excavators, Mobile Excavators, Dumpers, Telescopic Handlers, and so on.
About the company's participation, Mr. Jayasekera says, we are participating in Excon–09 with concentration on concrete consolidation and soil compaction processes to be displayed prominently. This forum will definitely be a good platform to display efficient and performance enhanced machines that would clearly be beneficial for the customers even during a market slowdown.
Since setting up operations in the Indian market, we are expanding and hope that within the next few years we will definitely see increasing business due to our solid and progressive groundwork.
The Indian market is vital for Volvo in terms of serving the increasing demand of domestic market and to utilize unique strength of the company in product engineering, development and global supply of equipment, says Mr. Eberhard Wedekind, President, Region Asia, Volvo Construcion Equipment.
New product launches of Volvo Construction Equipment include range of Excavator B Prime, Models EC210B Prime and EC460B Prime, new look Soil Compactor - SD110, new look Pneumatic Tyre Roller – PT 220RH.
One of the important highlights from Volvo this year will be the showcasing of SDLG for the first time in any Indian Expo. The LG938, a 10-ton wheel loader was launched last November and has got good response from the Indian market. At this Excon, we are going to launch the LG958, 15-ton Wheel Loader. A model of the SFINX (the concept Volvo excavator) will also be on display at Excon'09.
Our mission is to support customer with total solution with our products and services. We believe there is great opportunity in India, especially in infrastructure as India is booming at least for next 15-20 years from now. LiuGong, world’s largest wheel loader manufacturer, with its 13 other products provides right ingredients to the construction Industry. The company has wide enriched experience with wheel loaders (1.5 to 10 Tons), excavators (6 to 35 Tons), road equipment such as compactors, motor graders, cold planner and dozer, cranes, forklifts and multipurpose products like skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders. In 2008, we have achieved sales revenue $1.5 billion with its products available in over 100 countries.
About the company’s growth and expansion, he says, we are quite optimistic with the infrastructure growth as seen in the past; therefore, we expect a minimum growth of 25-30%. Everybody is looking at India and across all sectors. As far as LiuGong India is concerned, we have made requisite commitments in our manufacturing plants. We have set up vendor base along with key strategic suppliers. There is a huge commitment as far as our leadership is concerned and when you look at the value chain, these are all activities that are happening at the ground level. We have set up manufacturing plant, R&D and training centre at Pithampur where we will be manufacturing products to meet the local conditions and its competitiveness. We will run our own operator training schools since there is acute shortage of skilled operators and training to our dealer personnel.
Further customisation is seen in product reliability, application and backed by effective Customer Support. We have 12 dealers with 25 offices across India to cater to customer requirements and we always endeavour to be close to the customer which will create a benchmark in coming years to come.
LiuGong India Plant produce 2,000 units wheel loaders and excavators annually in first phase and other products of the company will be launched in the coming phases. LiuGong will have 3 phases in Pithampur plant attaining FDI investment of around Rs 500 crore in future. Company’s association with India dates back to 2002, during these seven years, the company has demonstrated excellent competitiveness and the market performance have far exceeded the industry’s average growth rate. Company’s wheel loaders segment with its strong presence in Indian equipment market is expected to push LiuGong India projected annual revenue to achieve US$175 million by 2012, says Mr. Sunil Sapru. Director (Sales, Marketing & Product Support).
The three Italian companies including Bianchi Casseforme, Nordimpianti System and SIMEM, each with over 40 years of experience and expertise in their respective fields are providing complete solutions for quality reliability and performance. Looking to the growing Indian market, these companies have decided to promote their products and expertise in India by participating in India’s mega show at Excon. Prefpro cooperation is very optimistic for a fruitful result from this show and therefore busy in packing its bags to fly to Bangalore.
Prefpro cooperation not just offers skills and expertise of its personnel, turnkey projects, and consulting services for the refurbishment of existing plants. The wide range of products and services includes horizontal and vertical concrete batching and mixing plants; concrete distribution systems right from manual through complete automatic (Simem), steel moulds for the production of pre-stressed elements for civil, commercial and industrial use, road works, railways (Bianchi Casseforme).
In addition to this, Prefpro also provides machinery and equipment for the production of a wide range of pre-stressed concrete elements such as hollow core slabs for flooring and walls, T-beams, vineyard posts, lintels, Predal panels, U-Panels, consulting services right from concept to completion for precasters and investors and imparting extensive expertise and skills training to personnel. (Nordimpianti system)
Since 1964, BIANCHI CASSEFORME has been furnishing a valid collaboration for the solution of problems related to productive process of manufacturing concrete products, and applying the most advanced technique in the field of prefabrication.
Because of its years experience and efforts, BIANCHI CASSEFORME has achieved a highly qualified technical staff and extremely competitive firm, perfectly integrated to the target requested by the most exigent and perfectionist of clientele.
Since 1974, NORDIMPIANTI has been one of the world´s leading suppliers of machinery, equipment, production lines and complete production plant for the manufacture of pre-stressed concrete elements. Nordimpianti’s casting machines (Slipformer and Extruder Systems) can produce a wide range of products such as vineyard posts, T beams, lintels, Predal panels, U-Panels, up to the large 1m hollow core slabs used for the most demanding construction applications. Besides the casting machines, Nordimpianti also designs and manufactures all the ancillary equipment such as casting beds, saw machines, stressing and lifting equipment etc. Nordimpianti has a dedicated after sales service department available to support all its customers, all over the world.
Established in 1963, over the last 45 years SIMEM has been designing and manufacturing machines and plants for the construction industry. SIMEM now offers a wide range of products that are specifically designed for the production of concrete.
Quality in SIMEM means guarantee in all its projects technology and skilled engineering combined with the most advanced equipment, highly efficient service and conscious responsibility for environmental care. The main goal of SIMEM is to be a “key partner” offering Advancing Environment Technologies… for building a better world!
According to the Managing Director, Mr. Ranjeet Moray, the Universal’s product range on display at the Excon will include Batching Plant with Planetary Mixer, Batching Plant with Reversible Drum Mixer, Mini Batching Machine/Reversible Drum Mixer, Passenger Cum Material Handling Lift and Works Platform. In addition to this, the company will also display its Bar Bending & Cutting Machine, Concrete Mixer, Earth Compactor, Block Making Machine and Sands screening Machine. All the machines manufactured by the company are thoroughly screened and checked by Quality Assurance Department and backed by a strong after-sales services network. Universal’s strength lies in its experienced and highly qualified team of engineers and staff, devoted and skilled workers.
Commenting on the participation at Excon and marketing response thereby, he added that the event provides good platform to showcase products in the market, but it may not be the only tool to build the market as it depends on lot of other market conditions. On the company’s technical services and back up support he said, Universal has been very strong in its ground work by penetrating the market all over India. This has helped the company to have largest customer base due to its wide range of products. Universal has been providing the support services by visiting the job sites and giving mechanized solution on the spot to the needy. Apart from this, the company is also providing on site sales & after sales services through its mobile service van and also buys back old equipments.
The Plant is equipped with high end control panel with PLC, SCADA System and a PC based control system and can be operated in Auto, Semiauto or Manual mode. Concrete Discharge height is 4 feet and concrete can be taken directly in the concrete pump or can be discharged into a Transit Mixer through Concrete Conveyor. The plant is available in two models: UMBP-PN 22-Capacity 22 cum/Hr and UMBP-PW-30 Capacity 30 cum/Hr.
Universal has structured its business division so as to ensure adequate focus on national as well as international business. The recent distinctions in winning overseas awards has more than justified the services of the Special Import Export Division, catering to the interest of the international trading community with exports network in more than 25 countries. Universal’s national business is equally streamlined and functionally aligned to stay flexible to market needs, proactively business potential and always remain two steps ahead in competition in serving the valued customers through its qualified and experienced team of experts and in-house division of sales, marketing and after sales services.
ACE equipment are successfully being used in many industrial sectors like infrastructure, construction, roads, engineering industry, coal mines, chemical and fertilizer plants, power stations, ports, heavy project engineering industry, railways, cement industry, oil industry, defence etc. to name a few. The company’s range of products include: Hydraulic Mobile Pick-n-Move Cranes, Forklift Truck, Loaders and backhoe loaders, Tower cranes, Aerial Work Platforms, Mast Climbing Platforms / Lifts, Lorry Loaders / Truck Mounted Cranes, Vibratory Rollers, and so on. ACE range of cranes can be adapted to satisfy a vast range of possible applications due to their versatility.
According to Mr. Sorab Agarwal, Director, ACE is based on philosophy that “Customer is God” and we try to ensure that in all fields of customer related activities, we are able to ensure this motto. We have one of the largest in-house R&D facilities for construction equipment in the country, which continuously works towards upgrading existing product range along with adding new products. In the entire process customization of certain product(s) to suit particular customer’s application plays a vital role and we generally don’t turndown customers requests for any type of customization.
In our endeavor to expand our business and product offerings, we have entered into marketing tie-ups with leading foreign companies like Autogru PM-Italy and Zoomlion-China, which facilitate the availability of latest technology and machines from around the world, added Mr. Agarwal.
In the current year, we are expecting a growth of around 10%, but we feel that year 2010 onwards, we would be in a position to again look at growth rates in excess of 30% annually.
Commenting on Excon, he says we feel that the timing of the event is coinciding with the revival of construction equipment market in India and the construction equipment industry in India should be back on track around November/December this year. We will be present there with our wide range of products on display.
Keeping up the tradition, Putzmeister has now launched a 42m Boom Pump (BSF42) on an Indian truck – the second in a row. Last month, it introduced the upgraded version of its stationary pump model BSA 1404HD for RMC contractors and Infrastructure companies. This month, it has introduced its 42m Boom Pump.
This is another feather in Putzmeister’s cap. Two years before, the company launched its 36m Boom in India on a 3-axle homologated truck, as per the weight norms of Indian road regulations. It was a big success in the industry, and has helped Putzmeister to corner more than half of the total Boom Pump market share.
At Excon'09, the company would unveil the much awaited 42m Boom Pump, informed Putzmeister’s Managing Director, Mr. Schmid-Lindenmaye. The BSF42 has a maximum vertical reach of 41.6m (136ft) and horizontal reach of 37.6m (123ft). It is also equipped with a 137 cum/hr core pump and is mounted on a homologated chassis which is allowed to run on Indian roads.
The latest in a range of technologically superior products“As one of the pioneers of research & development in concrete pumping technology, Putzmeister has always striven hard to offer the best and latest to the world. We strongly believe that India will benefit from our extremely reliable concrete pumps that ensure increased precision and productivity in the on-site application of concrete. We have already received an overwhelming response from Indian customers who have welcomed our latest technology,” informed Mr. Schmid-Lindenmayer. He added that Putzmeister is known for ‘better value for money,’ since all its pumps also have lower operating and maintenance costs.
“Today, customers are looking for high technology, and low maintenance products. All Putzmeister pumps, whether stationary or boom, are equipped with the latest S-valve technology (picture) which is much superior to other contemporary technologies being used. The S-valve technology prevents frequent breakdowns, thus ensuring uninterrupted flow of work, unlike pumps using any other technology,” highlighted Mr Schmid-Lindenmayer.
Putzmeister BSF42 is equipped with big mouth S-valve 2318 for harsh concrete. The Pump is also equipped with Free Flow Hydraulics for better performance and low hydraulic oil consumption, Cross Outriggers for better stability with lesser ground space, highly wear resistant steel components etc. similar to those used in its hugely successful 36m Boom Pump. The 42m Boom Pump also has 5 arms for better reach and manoeuvrability even in areas with space and operating restrictions.
The Indian arm of Putzmeister is also exporting machinery to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and South East Asia.
Besides India, Putzmeister also has production facilities in Germany, US, China, Turkey, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, UK, South Africa, and South Korea.
A mission of excellence
In only a short span of time, Putzmeister has become an undisputed leader in boom pump market. In fact, it is seeking to do the same in the stationary pump business as well.
Putzmeister pumps have been deployed at various prestigious projects like the Metro, airports, steel plants and power plants. They are the first choice of Indian infrastructure companies.
“Our Service Engineers not only have a comprehensive know-how of concrete pumps but also they have strong applications knowledge. This is a big advantage of dealing with a company like Putzmeister that is dedicated to concrete pumps,” said Mr. Schmid-Lindenmayer.
Talking about the recent recession, Mr.Schmid-Lindenmayer said that “the importance of infrastructure for sustained economic development is well recognized in India. The Government of India is taking initiatives to open up infrastructure development to private participation. Investment in this sector has gained momentum in the last few months and is experiencing impressive growth. The current investment in this sector still, taps only a fraction of the tremendous potential for infrastructure development opportunity existing in India.”
When asked about what makes Putzmeister unique, Mr.Schmid-Lindenmayer said, “Best Product, Best Quality, and Best Service.” He added that Putzmeister, employing the best industry practices, strongly believes in “Serving, Improving and Creating Value at home, in India.”
JCB India is participating in Excon’09 with full force to display its products and services and also arranging lives Demos of its machinery and equipment in the specially designed open space. Over the period, JCB India has established a unique reputation in arranging lives Demos of its products making them to play games, performs merry – go – sounds, acrobatics at Choreographed maneuvers with music, thrilling the viewers and visitors.
JCB India Limited started operations in 1979 as a joint venture company. In 2003 JCB, UK acquired 100% shares in the joint venture and today JCB is the fastest growing company in the Indian earthmoving and construction equipment industry. JCB in India has three manufacturing facilities: one at Ballabgarh in Haryana and two at Pune in Maharashtra. The Ballabgarh facility is the World’s biggest & best Backhoe loader manufacturing facility with the capacity to manufacture 100 machines a day. JCB has a Design Centre which caters to the needs of the entire JCB Group and also India’s largest Parts & Technical Training Centre at Pune for construction equipment in India. JCB has sold over 85,000 machines and out of every two Construction equipments sold in India, one is a JCB
JCB in India believes in extraordinary customer satisfaction, as they are the principal force guiding all JCB initiatives and endeavors. JCB implements this mission through a comprehensive Network of 48 dealers and over 325 outlets, which provide expert servicing for their world-class machines. The Product Support makes a diligent and persistent effort to ensure that every JCB machine is in best operational conditions at all times. They have a dedicated parts center in Ballabgarh, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai.
The crucial features of Conmat Batching Plant is that it is faster and easy to erect and dismantle at site. It has all welded frame structure and comes fully assembled from factory in three parts. It can be installed with ordinary pick-n-carry crane requiring a few hours of installation and hence enabling the mobility while ensuring the performance of a stationary plant.
While Conmat Batching plants require minimum maintenance, they are also sleekly designed to occupy minimum installation area.
Conmat has an exclusive R&D facility in Europe, which acts as a development centre and an interface with global technological developments. Conmat armed with a string of state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, joint ventures with global leaders apart from a planet wide network of sales/service offices, has thus been able to set enviable standards in product development and technical innovations, leaving customers with no options but to settle for Conmat products.
Dr. Christoph Rauch, Managing Director, Palfinger Cranes India Pvt. Ltd, views India as very important market for Palfinger. According to him, the Indian market is in an early stage of mechanization. Manual labour is still available at a very low cost. However, the country’s economy is one of the fastest growing economies of the world, and with it the development process is also rapidly progressing. Adding he says look at the Airline industry or the car industry.
All these developments and the increase of wealth will further drive the need for better infrastructure (i.e. roads, flyovers, mass rapid transport systems (“Metros”), airports, etc). We consider India as one of our most important markets in the future.
We have a highly qualified technical trained team, which assists customer in truck crane integration at coach builder’s location.
On Excon participation he elaborated, Excon is the leading exhibition in India that focuses mainly on Construction Equipment and Construction Technology. This exhibition provides the opportunity to meet like minded professionals, network and showcase latest products, technology and innovation. It also paves way to understand the Indian market, to review current technology and analyze business potentials.
Ispat Infrastructure (Pvt) Ltd
Explaining the functioning of Ispat Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, he said, they plays an extremely important role by surveying the shift of technology from the existing labor intensive time consuming process to advanced technology conforming to international standards and also play a vital role in India’s ever expanding market and need for hired construction equipments a new market segment getting popular among construction contractors and a virgin market for a promising business, he added.
On participating at Excon, Mr. Ghai says, this forum is a good market to certain degree but market crisis can not be beaten by a single source only. He views that Excon exhibition is a good measure, arranged by top leaders for creating new awareness in consumers. He said adding that the company has launched an ambitious growth expansion plan to promote and sell construction equipments being imported from Spain, Canada & Italy. Our primary strategy is consumer focused, understanding their exact requirements and provide them with our innovative solutions introducing international technology.
Our technical services include our engineering division committed to provide consumer focused services. Similarly, our outstanding achievement includes our engineering services being provided to India’s top class construction companies.
The company enjoys the honor of being the pioneers in introducing an absolutely new concept of hiring of equipments i.e. PIAT HOISTS as well as WORK PLATFORMS. We possess adequate knowledge and expertise in this field backed by our engineering division offering round the clock services to our clients. There exists a vast market in hiring of construction equipments, a business area which has not been fully explored. We have succeeded to capture these emerging opportunities by identifying new clients. Future possibilities for the next 5 years appear most promising and in the light of this vital experience, we wish to draft a strategy which will reward the company with new business avenues remained unexplored he said.
Mr. Mitul A. Patel, Managing Director, Apollo Infratech says, we have a huge expansion plan for coming years. Our facility of 42,000 sqmts. in Ahmedabad is already underway, and will be expanded to another 16,000 to 17,000 sqmts of shed and has also chalked out plans to reach a turnover of Rs 500 crore by 2015. We always strive to bring out the finest technology products with a focus to deliver complete reliable solutions. The mission of Apollo Infratech is to lead the world of concrete production by designing and building state-of-the-art concrete construction equipment with the best technology in world market. Our vision is to occupy the utmost crown in the field of concrete production, both through conveying and placement, he said.
Speaking about Excon forum, Mr. Patel says that with a stable government in place the scene for the Infrastructure industry market is looking very promising which has big plans in spending for infrastructure. All major cities are coming up with Metro rail network, BRTS, Highways etc., and also 2nd and 3rd tier cities are coming up with infrastructure projects. Apart from these nuclear power plants, hydro power plants etc are also being awarded. Looking at the above scenario, we are very optimistic about Excon'09 exhibition. As the whole construction industry is gearing up for the upcoming boom, this year’s exhibition will be critical to all the companies related to this industry. The focus will be on quality product with innovativeness and after sales service.
Apollo Infratech is coming out with indigenous and revolutionary products for concrete construction industry which will showcase the strength of an Indian company which can match any international company in design and development, production quality, custom made plants and after sales service, he says.
Mr. More said that the ability to adopt, design, manufacture, and implement high tonnage turn-key projects has been the driving force behind TORSA’s success. The right combination of indigenous and imported equipment makes TORSA an ideal choice for organizations looking at quality processes with high return on investment.
Commenting on the India’s mega show he says, Integral to our ambitious long-term goals, Excon 2009 is more than just an exhibition to showcase our superior indigenous equipment integral to construction projects. This opportunity would highlight our core values in Value Engineering Systems devised specifically to provide Cost Benefits. The positive paradigm and Excon 2009 should provide us with the perfect launch for our growth plans. As our detailed plans and systems are in place to achieve a 35% Yo-Yo growth and we are very positive to achieve it.
Additionally, we would be expanding our customer base in India along with nucleated foray into foreign markets, he added.
Sicoma Mixers India Pvt. Ltd.
On the company plan for promoting their Product in India at Excon,Mr. Gajendragad, Area Sales Manager Indian Operation, says, India and rest of the world have certainly been affected by economic slowdown as far as construction industry is concerned. While it was a matter of concern for us, we utilized this time to formulate our strategy, to understand the market requirements and to know about the competition more. Now that the market is showing some improvement, we hope Excon is a good launching pad to relaunch our products. Also, we hope Excon will be a platform to interact with our existing and prospective customers. We are planning to exhibit all our products range in the Excon and also introduce the concept behind the design of our products which focus on cost effective, high quality production of concrete.
Says Mr. Vikram Mehta, Managing Director, we are the only company to supply the Rack & Pinion Hoist, Rope Suspended Platforms, Bar Cutting & Bending Machine, and Multi- Purpose Hoist ex-stock. We are also adding many features to the existing list of machineries to make the customers more comfortable. In the next 2-3 years, we expect to double our turnover with introducing/developing new machineries which will help in mechanizing the construction to save their Money, Time and Efforts. On company's market strategy, he says the best way to beat the competition is to stick to Perfection and Innovation.
On company's technical support services to customers, he elaborated one of the core values of our company is “Customer Service Above All Else.” Following this value, we give the highest importance to after sales service care. We assure attending the machines within 8-24 hours. We have our sales and service offices in all the metro cities where we keep stock of the parts for the full range of machineries and over 50 trained after sales engineers.
About Excon participation, Mr Mehta says we have been participating in Excon on regular basis since 2005 and will continue participating. Excon is India’s (BAUMA). Excon is the ideal platform to exhibit construction machineries available in India. This is the only place where the customer can do the physical comparison instead of paper comparison of 2 similar products. We will exhibit our wide range of products at the show and are very hopeful for the good response from there.
AJAX FIORI Engineering
As per Mr. K. Vijay, Director, AJAX FIORI is always striving to bring to the market innovative, modern technology with superior quality, versatility & flexibility, yet simple and cost effective solutions, through its world–class construction equipment which makes them the perfect choice for a wide range of site applications in the Indian Infrastructure Industry. In the context of Excon participation he says, we do believe that this is the right forum. Our experience in the past Excon is that it truly represents a common platform for all the companies which are part of infrastructure industry – be it an equipment manufacturer or vendor, both domestic and international. We believe the Indian Industry, in its search for higher quality and productivity is constantly looking for innovative and cost effective mechanization solutions. Excon provides the necessary exposure and this surely will go a long way in beating the present market crisis.
On their product display at Excon Mr. Vijay says, we will exhibit our existing range of product as Self–loading Mobile Concrete Mixers, Radius Lift Arm Type Batching Plants, Bin Batching Plants with Planetory Pan Mixers, Site Dumpers, and Low Profile Tunnel Dumpers.
About the company product support, he says, the company has round the clock after sales support for its products and customers all over India. The fact that our equipment have given several thousand hours of service in various remote projects is a strong testimony of our capabilities.
Commenting on the present recession he says, while the effects of global recession has resulted in a slowdown, it does not seem to have dampened the market enthusiasm in the infrastructure sector in any substantial measure, particularly given the greater emphasis by the Government on Infrastructure spending. While we don’t see a return to the heady growth rates of the 2004-08 era, we certainly expect a steady growth in the immediate 2-3 year period. Our competitive strategy is to provide our customer high quality, reliable products with strong emphasis on prompt after sales support.
Much of the sand currently used in the construction industry within India is sourced from rivers but this trend is starting to decline for a number of reasons. Key on the list of negatives is the potential environmental impact of river dredging and many states have already banned the exploitation of river sand, forcing producers to seek alternatives. Environmental legislation is not the only driving force, as the constant drive to achieve World class quality within the construction sector has also had an impact on the types of materials producers are prepared to use.
As a natural substance, sand is highly variable in grade and quality depending upon the source location, method of extraction, and even the season. What concrete producers in particular strive for is consistency. This is why virtually all construction sand in highly developed markets including Europe is washed – to achieve consistency and to ensure full compliance with construction sand specifications which limit the percentages which should be represented across the size ranges. Of particular concern to quality concrete producers and building sand buyers is the percentage of undersize within the sand; most notably the fraction below 75µm which should be below 4-5%.
Washing sand in an efficient system is the recognised way to control fluctuations in the feed grade and also ensures consistent adherence to material norms. Various technologies exist ranging from screw classifiers through to modern hydrocyclone based systems such as those offered by CDE, a leading UK manufacturer now based in India. Selection of the correct system is essential to ensure optimal efficiency, particularly in achieving the correct balance of waste removal versus fine particles retention. To this end, CDE offers a highly customised approach and are able to cater to a diverse range of capacities and processing requirements. One of the great advantages of the CDE sand washing plants is the production of dual sands, that is, the same equipment can give different grades of product for use in different applications. The scope of producing spray grade sand of 2mm along with construction sand of -5+2mm size , is one of the main features. The company is the largest supplier of sand & aggregate washing plants in the world. It can supply plants with a capacity of 50tph to as high as 2400tph. The range of feeds treated is wide and can accommodate all variations. With experience across many sectors, material types, and at an International level, CDE now offer their expertise directly to the Indian construction industry.
CDE’s innovative systems allow fine control of the required separation which not only gives operators much greater control over their products but also opens the industry to a much greater range of potential raw materials. At the top of the list is crushed rock (manufactured sand) as a natural sand substitute. Minus 6mm crushed rock fines are a typical by-product of the crushing sector and generally have little market value. These fines are now seen as a useful commodity in many markets as in most cases they can be washed to produce sand ideal for concrete production. In many cases, the product is actually better than naturally occurring sands which are often too fine and lack body in the plus 300 micron range.
CDE washing systems are environment –friendly and are packaged with water recycling and waste management as an integral part of the project. Water recycling system provides for substantial reduction in water consumption whereas proper waste management ensures there is no pollution from the use of the technology.
CDE are the European leader in washing crushed rock fines, often referred to as ‘manufactured sand.’ CDE are now actively targeting producers in India to help them get real value from their manufactured rock fines. Washing crushed rock fines to produce quality concrete sand in place of natural sand is now a recognised practice in the UK and one of the main driving forces within many construction materials markets. The rapidly developing Indian construction sector and ready-mix manufacturers in particular, can only benefit through the use of the higher quality and more consistent raw materials which CDE equipment offers.
MOBAFor smooth and efficient construcion in roads sector, MOBA has introduced two types of systems suitable for the Indian market: The GS-506 motor grader leveling system for earthmoving and the Big Sonic-Ski®. Together with the MOBA-matic controller, the Big Sonic-Ski® is the most flexible and operation friendly leveling system for pavers. Both the products have already been successfully installed in India and will be on display at Excon 2009 in hall 3, booth 126B (German-Pavilion).
The innovative measuring method with five ultrasonic sensors and its reliability make the Sonic-Ski® together with the MOBA-matic controller a state-of-the-art system for leveling control. Now the Big Sonic-Ski® is combining three Sonic-Ski® sensors over a length of 13 meters (as shown in the above figure). Thus makes it possible to average irregularities over long distances, for example road waves.
With the Big Sonic-Ski® non-contact averaging system the paver produces the smoothest road surface and improves mat quality even when the reference is less than perfect. A string line is not required. This is very useful while resurfacing existing roads with ongoing traffic for example.
MOBA Mobile Automation AG’s area of operations includes mobile automation, and controled engineering for construction machinery, waste disposal vehicles and agricultural machinery.
For the last five years, MOBA India is directly functioning from Ahmedabad. With a team of six people, MOBA India offers full service from one source right from installation, service, trainings to the point of customizing or any other necessary adjustments required on job site.
According to Mr. R. S Raghavan, Managing Director, our company provides wide range of services that include selection, manufacture and supply of crushers, detailed design and engineering for turnkey crushing, screening and grinding systems, project management for crushing, screening and grinding systems, after sales service for crushing systems and also supply of spares and wears for crushers.
About their participation and launches at Excon, Mr. Raghavan pointed out “We believe Excon is one of the best exhibitions for the Construction and Mining equipment manufacturers. We have been participating in Excon right from the year 2002. We are very positive that the show will generate a lot of enquiries and we look forward to showcase our entire product range and new launches as well. We expect a lot of projects to be awarded by middle of next year when contractors and customers will plan for new equipment and Excon will give them an opportunity to shortlist their equipment purchase plans.
At our booth along with our other products, we are displaying Lippmann Jaw crusher 36x30. Lippmann Jaws are heavy duty machine. They are the only Jaw crushers in the world that use Tapered roller bearings. These tapered roller bearings have features like adjustable clearance, line contact, true rolling motion which gives them the ability to carry both radial and thrust loads. Also on display will be PROMAN range of mobile crushers “Promobile series having capacities 80TPH to 300TPH. These mobile plants are modular, relocatable and easy to set up.
In collaboration with LIPPMANN of the USA, PROMAN manufactures heavy duty primary Jaw Crushers which have capacity to produce 100 to 500 tons per hour of product. We also manufacture ProCone, a cone crusher which does both secondary and tertiary crushing. PROMAN has collaboration with M/s Fine Door, United Kingdom for manufacturing screens and grizzly feeders in India. The company in collaboration with M/s. Aggregate Equipment Industries, USA, manufactures the unique Ortner for the removal of fines from the product available from crushers, he added.
Briefing about his new brand he says, our PROMO brand of mobile crushing units is fast gaining popularity because of its flexibility and reliability. PROMO series of mobile crushers are compact in length and weight. It’s easy to maintain and reduce transporting and retransporting cost from source site to product site. It has high adaptability to both situations—either maximize quality by crushing first and screening second, or maximize quantity by screening first and crushing second. This series of mobile crushers has many more advantages as well in terms of design, cost, relocation of machines, and so on.
Mr. Raghavan is optimistic for a steady market growth in future and feels the company has best technology in various categories of their product range. PROMAN provides crushing solutions and we believe that our equipment is a part of the total solution which involves the process, the application and the system, he added. We spend a lot of time to understand customer requirements and ensure that we educate the customers so that they take the right decision. When it comes to committing on the performance of our equipment and services, we are confident. PROMAN's Motto is to provide innovative crushing solutions at the lowest cost per ton.
Driving home his viewpoint, Mr. Garg adds that the company offers complete lighting solutions (Portable Mobile Light towers) where higher performance is achieved using lower wattage and also by enhancing our customer support base. Often the customer need to be guided correctly about their requirements. If a right lighting system is bought from the right supplier, it may reduce the number of units required for a particular job.
Innovation will always be the key to grow and sustain in competitive environment. At Aska, we understand this and have always been adding value to our products from time to time. We expect 30 to 50% growth in next 2 to 3 years by keeping our products as role models for the competitors, says Mr. Garg.
Ammann Group Switzerland
Ammann Group has decided to make its presence in the Indian Market with its select products for the Infrastructure Sector such as Asphalt plants and Compaction Rollers. In order to achieve its goal, Ammann Group is participating in the Construction Equipment Trade Show Excon'09.
Ammann feels that India’s infrastructure is now developing at a faster pace and an appropriate time for Ammann products to be launched. Though most of the large business groups involved with infrastructure are familiar with the Ammann Asphalt plants and Rollers as some of these have used Ammann products in the recent past and several have been regularly attending other international Trade shows especially BAUMA, but Excon'09 platform could be used for further product awareness and Ammann business interest in India.
Ammann's single drum roller has extraordinary safety, excellent compaction performance, and modern design that guarantees high efficiency and best results even under the most arduous working conditions. High compaction quality with a low number of compaction runs provides the best economic benefit to the user. Ammann’s Pneumatic tyred rollers AP 240 has been developed according to the most recent insights into compaction on both bituminous asphalt layers and natural surfaces. A high-impact kneading effect is a property unique to pneumatic tyred rollers. The high wheel load and elasticity of pneumatic tyres provide a constant sealing effect.
Ammann builds asphalt mixing plants for every market need and virtually every customer requirement from standard models to customized variations. Mobile and semi-mobile asphalt mixing plants with few transport units are the preferred choice in regions with little infrastructure. Stationary high-performance plants, on the other hand, are found in metropolitan areas. Ammann always places emphasis on providing the best overall solution that guarantees flexible and economical plant utilization – reliably and throughout its entire lifespan. Over 3,000 Ammann asphalt mixing plants installed across the globe provide corresponding proof day in and day out.
MANN + HUMMEL
Mr. Ajith Raj Nair, Joint Managing Director briefing about his group company said that MANN+HUMMEL has been a development partner with most of the Industrial OEMs worldwide for long. Research and Development is important factor for success at MANN+HUMMEL and spending approximately 4% of total turnover. Approximately 3,200 patent applications, patents and utility models worldwide clearly illustrate the enormous innovative potential and capability of our company in the development of innovative solutions for the automotive and mechanical engineering industries. The Industrial Filters business unit is consistently following its path of “Growth through Innovation.” Across the entire product spectrum, we have further extended existing model ranges and developed new products ready for series production, for example, the ENTARON range of air filters for industrial applications. ENTARON is the new integrated MANN+HUMMEL air filter generation–more cost-effective, compact and easy to maintain than the traditional solutions.
About their Excon participation, Mr. Nair says, we have made a considerable penetration into Indian market since we started and now looking for more expansion. We are targeting at least a growth of 30% year on year basis for the coming two years. We will showcase our latest, world class and innovative products to Indian customer through Excon platform. It is a good platform for us to interact with our existing and potential customers along with our German colleagues. We are in the process of localizing most of our products to be more competitive. We will also be proactive in introducing new products as per market requirements.
Along with our other products, we will display at the show ENTARON XD-the new air cleaner series for construction machines, agricultural machines and compressors. The product range covers nominal flow rates from 2 to 60 cubic metres per minute. The series stands for high performance for the most important parameters for air cleaners such as installation space, separation efficiency, service life, flexibility, serviceability, and economy.
On participation at Excon, Mr. Venkatesh S. Aiyer, Executive Director says, “we firmly believe it is a good occasion to take part in such an event which is sure to increase our image and, the business prospects under the present crisis ridden market situation. The company expects a 3 fold increase in its turnover in the coming 2~3 years time.”
Talking about the technical services of the company he says, being a fully fledged ISO 9001 certified company and with our credentials as a genuine OEM Supplier to most of the leading Industrial Machinery and Earthmoving Equipment manufacturers, we offer cost–effective products and solutions to them. We also execute technical services in the form of Environment–friendly Zinc Plating with Trivalent Chromium Passivation methods from our fully automatic plating plant.
Jaypee India Ltd
With its initial offering of Concrete Mixers, Concrete vibrators and Earth Compactors, now the company has forayed for providing complete solutions in the field of Rebar Processing, Concreting and Material Handling Equipment. As a matter of fact, it commands leadership position in Bar Bending and Cutting Equipment in India with an exhaustive range of products.
Briefing on the company’s products, Mr. Aditya Mehta, Director says, our company provides concreting solutions with Reversible Drum Mixers, Concrete Batching Plants and Concrete Vibrators suitable to most civil requirements. Towards meeting Material Handling Equipment demands of its clients, Jaypee offers Tower Cranes, Passenger Hoists, Builder’s Hoist, and Mini Dumpers for smoother material handling at construction sites, he added.
Enunciating on the market growth and strategy, he says with a determined focus on quality, we have achieved our share of the cake even in the past few months. And with the markets getting more competitive, companies would focus on products which have more value for money, instead of products with shorter life spans. This gives us the competitive advantage over most manufacturers in the market. Introduction of newer and more efficient products is also a key to retain our existing clients and clinch a few more, and with the help of our constant R&D, we are constantly making value addition to our existing range.
Mr. Mehta said his company is eagerly looking forward for the Excon exhibition as he thinks ‘construction is one of the most severely affected industries during the recent times, and a platform such as excon will make end users to meet manufacturers giving them a more competitive deal and hands down knowledge of latest technologies and ideas which can make them more cost efficient. And we think that efficiency via means of newer technologies is the key to survive such gloomy periods.
We will be showcasing our range of rebar processing equipment such as bar bending machine, cutting machines, de-coiling, and stirrup-making machine. These products are heavily used in all forms of construction for processing reinforcement steel bars. As market leader in India, we will showcase some new technologies developed by us, he added.
Curb Appeal Construction Equipment (India) Pvt. Ltd.
The company designs and manufactures most innovative compact slipform paving equipment for placing and finishing all form of Curb and Gutters. Their Curb machines have been used around the world in applications such as housing development, municipalities, parking lots, public works projects, sports stadiums, track and field centers, highways development and infrastructure building ventures. Mr. Steve Caldwell President of Curb Appeal USA feels that Indian infrastructure market is now poised for a big growth and would require the latest machines for accurate jobs and fast completion. Curb Appeal machines are the latest designed machines with state-of-the-art technology features, are much smaller in size, compact than other brand models available in the market and with better performance capabilities. The live Demo of our model PC 600 at Excon'09 would give opportunity to clients to see the capabilities of the machine and our expert team would be available to demonstrate and reply to the queries of the clients.
All three models of the company feature an independently floating hopper that adjusts its elevation as the machine moves over uneven terrain, resulting in the laid curb being perfect. All these machines are capable of pouring below grade Gutters as well and come with operator seat option.
Mr. Surelia looks at Excon'09 as the important forum for all those who are directly or indirectly connected to the construction industry. He finds Excon as the best platform to showcase its products and meet directly to the end users. He says our company’s strength is to satisfy and delight the customers by providing products as per their requirements and applications and this is the right place to get the feedback.
Marsman manufactures all products with latest technology, and its every product passes through the necessary quality test to ensure best quality. Marsman manufactures jaw crusher and impact crushers of crushing capacity from 6 TPH to 750 TPH to suit various requirement along-with their allied equipment like vibrating screen, Feeder, Hopper, and Conveyer system.
An important feature of Primary jaw crusher model-PJC5648 is that it can easily crush boulder size 1.2 mtr directly with its auto hydraulic jaw setting system. Thousand of such quality and productivity oriented crushing and screening equipment are working satisfactorily in India and abroad.
Complete range of equipment includes Jaw Crusher, Impact Crusher, cone crusher Feeder, Hopper, Conveyer Systems, and Crushing & Screening Plants. An ideal use for proper crushing and screening of Iron Ore, Granite, Limestone, Block trop, Dolomite, Hard Black Rock etc.
All the machines manufactured by Marsman are working satisfactorily throughout India as well as abroad. Its construction and mining equipment are very reliable and posses international quality and are manufactured under vigilant supervision by technically qualified and experienced team of engineers.
The organization has a separate fully computerized Design & development department with all the modern 3D analysis software to make sure accuracy and perfection in design & development.
Marsman is also manufacturing Primary & Secondary Horizontal Impact Crushers having production capacity 50 to 500 TPH which is an ideal solution to produce high quality cubical shape stone aggregate material with high productivity.
Vibrating screens manufactured by Marsman are designed and manufactured with modern technology and high sophisticated machines and equipment to produce maximum output with minimum screening area and power consumption. Available in different modules and sizes with different capacities to suit customer’s requirements.
Marsman Vibrating feeder is designed in such a way that the vibrating action of feeder conveyer’s material while separating loose fines. This provides smooth, controlled feed rates to maximize capacity of the plant. The fines drops to the bottom of the feed material are passed through the grizzly section. Heavy duty spring suspension provides protection and cushioning against impact and vibration.
Orscheln Remsons Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
bout its participation at Excon'09, Mr. V. Manicka Vasagar, COO of the company, is of the view, that Excon is the perfect place to showcase the latest technologies from Orscheln USA. This is the platform which will see the manufacturer, supplier, distributor, and end users of the construction equipment & machinery, products and technologies at one place. At the show, the company will display Fluid level indicators, Automatic Gear Shifters High performance Push Pull control cables, Air craft control cables, Parking Brake levers, Electronic foot pedals, Vernier Controls, Dual Controls, and so on.
Push-Pull High Performance (HP) cables are a core part of Orscheln’s business.
Orscheln’s expertise in cables, controls, and polymers has led to patented designs for fluid level indicators (U.S. Patent Nos. 6,314,808 B1 and 6,453,740 B1 - additional U.S. and non-U.S. Patent Applications Pending). These modern designs come in four different sizes for fluid check and/or fill applications. Material selection is made to handle the wide range of temperature in which your engines and transmissions operate.
Masa-AG’s new milestone is on development of new model L 8.1, getting introduced this year focusing Indian market demand on low cost, and high productivity keeping same quality of products. It is no doubt very ideal model designed keeping the view on Indian economic status and makes investor friendly. Masa backup service is well systemized with periodical inspections of all the running plants which is mandatory as per ISO 9000-2000 system to ensure the optimum production, high quality and maintenance.
The company has penetrated over 95% of share in UAE market commissioned 200 plants till date and the 200th plant will be inaugurated on 25th Nov. 2009 this year during BIG 5 exhibitions at Dubai.
Masa-AG is participating at Excon to showcase its products and services as available in India says Mr. K.Mani. Masa-AG is still challenging for their innovation of planetary mixer design which makes the mix fast in less time making well balanced homogenous thus maintaining quality consistently. The expansion and development of Masa-AG branches in India is in progress establishing manufacturing units in India for ancilliery machine parts to reduce import making investor–friendly. There is no doubt that Masa-India will maintain and increase its share in the market in near future.
The Coussinet Engineers assures that all parts it is supplying are totally compatible and interchangeable with the corresponding original parts and all the critical dimensions and tolerances have been blended in accordance with original equipment specifications, says Mr. Ashok Kapoor, Managing Director.
He added that the company’s production undergoes stringent quality control test which has resulted into rolling out world class quality products to meet the global demand of increasingly high standards. Coussinet Engineering Wing develops everything from prototypes, to product modifications, to improvements in design and manufacturing techniques. Quality standards are continually improved through their extensive Special programs covering every phase right from incoming raw materials to machine standards. A continuous research in the world market, keeps them updated with the present demands of their customers.
Cousinnet will participate at the Excon as it is considered a big platform to meet all the end users under one roof, besides this is the forum which helps them to penetrate into the world market.
According to Mr. Sandeep Nirmal, DGM Marketing, SYNCON Infrastructure Services (India) Private Limited, Excon is the most successful event happening in India for the construction Equipment Industry. Recession is over and the market is about to pickup so it is the right time for the equipment industry to launch new economical products. We are launching at the show a series of road construction equipment such as Crushers, Asphalt Pavers, Hot mix Plants, PTRs, Pneumatic Rollers, Motor Graders and so on and expect a huge response from visitors and successful event.
The company expects to grow our turnover by 60% each year for next three years. The market has become highly competitive with prices dropping down by 15–20% and we need to focus on reaching the retail customer through our new dealers and business associates, strong technical support by offering AMCs, opening part depots at various key locations.
On company product support services he mentions: At SYNCON, we have a strong team of 60 plus Service Engineers trained at our OEMs in China and expert engineers from China (from OEMs) visit India frequently to support our Service team for critical technical issues. Also as mentioned earlier we offer AMCs to our customers for minimum downtime of the machine. We also stock parts along with our Service Engineer at site where we have more than 5 machines working which helps to increase the uptime rate and better productivity of the equipment.
The company CEO Mr. V. Karthik, considers Excon as the most significant event in the country for the Construction Equipment industry. We launched our product – NPK Hydraulic Rock breaker – in Excon'07 and got a good mileage out of our participation. Crisis or boom, marketing exercise is on-going and we think participation in Excon'09 is a worthwhile marketing exercise even in crisis.
This approach has yielded treme- ndous results in some markets (states) and we hope to reap similar benefits in other markets as well, he confesses.
Recently, Sumitomo (S.H.I) Construction Machinery Co. Ltd has appointed Vev Ventures their distributor for sales and service of their latest Legest series of excavators for TN & Kerala. Sumitomo Legest series excavators combine “SPACE5” (Sumitomo Powerful And Clean Engine system) with SIHS (Sumitomo Intelligent Hydraulic System) to be powerful, economical, clean, silent and strong machines which will ensure profitability for discerning owners.
At Excon, we are displaying Mini Wheel Loaders which come in three different models: BHICEZL08B, BHICE-ZL10A and BHICEZL12F, Walk behind Vibratory roller BHI-3015, Mini Road Roller, Flood light tower along with our other range of products.
Their Mini Wheel Loader passed through several International Standards as Verification of MD & CVD Compliance (European Standard), CE Mark and also certified by Quality Management System. All the models have in line arrangement, water-cooled engine, only different is that BHICE-ZL08B is a one cycle diesel engine, BHICE-ZL10A, three cycle diesel engine whereas BHICE-ZL12F is four cycle diesel engine. The fuel consumption ratio in standard working condition for these mini wheel loaders varies 269g/kw.h, 245g/kw.h and 230g/kw.h.
The light tower is equipped with generator and work with convenient power supply. It is applicable for asphalt paving, disaster relief, repair and maintenance of water supply, gasoline, tunnels and mines, waste disposal, parking lot and so on.
According to Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Vice President Equipment Sales, we are authorized national distributors of globally reputed manufacturers of Earthmoving & Construction Equipment like Loaders, Dozers, Mini Excavator, Skid Steer Loaders and so on and also deal with spare parts like Undercarriage, Ground engaging tools, Hydraulic components, Filters, tyres etc, for HEMM. Some of the reputed companies whose products are distributed by us in India are Kawasaki, Yanmar, Shantui, Furukawa, Manitou, GEHL etc.
He adds, Dozco has a well established network across the country with 16 well equipped branches including huge centralized warehouse situated at Vizag (Andhra Pradesh) for easy accessibility and on time supply to our esteemed customers. Now Dozco India has entered into Rental business through its sister concern Dozco Rental Pvt. Ltd. to offer machines on rental basis. We also undertake outsourcing jobs of mining & Earth work Excavation.
Dozco’s major strength lies in the immediate availability of popular models of the equipment, quality service and spare parts through its well technically qualified and experienced team of sales and service personnel posted at all branches for prompt service on time.
This will include our range of Equipment as well as Parts. We hope this exhibition will be fruitful for the Buyer as well as Seller.
Adding he says, we are hopeful and determined to increase our sales volume to double in the next two-three years and to reach this level our strategy is to keep 100% existing customer with us by satisfying and meeting their requirements. In addition to this, we certainly would like to increase our customer list by two to three times. We shall see that our customer makes money out of our supply of parts and Equipment. Our major strength to be more competitive is immediate availability of the most of the products we handle.
On effective customization and back to back customer support, he says in addition to our prompt after-sales-services, we have prepared ourselves to support our customer by providing them Full Maintenance Contract for 3 to 5 years. This will include the parts as well as man power for carrying out the services. This will be a big comfort to our customer to understand their operating cost for long period and focus on their core business. We have already started few projects in this line and our customers are quite satisfied with our delivery, Mr. Kumar added.
Mr.Magadi further says, at Excon, we are presenting Graco® Off-Road Lubrication Systems that deliver precise and proportioned amounts of lubricant at frequent intervals, ensuring pins and chassis components have an optimal grease film at all times. Also available on our booth will be a complete family of High Quality Reels for Hose Management along with its three new series i.e LD Series SD Series and XD Series.
Island Dredging and Equipment Pvt. Ltd.
With the Power Dredging unit one can clear deep waterholes and spread the mud directly in the area, or pump it into a tank wagon. It’s also possible to connect a pipe so that the mud can be pumped for several miles to a storage or dump. This can pump upto 60% dry material with a capacity of 800 m3 an hour, he added.
The equipment is easy to connect on any excavator with a quickcoupler in less than 15 minutes. This dredge can pump from 25m deep and pumps up to 25m high. This dredge pump can be very useful in case of earthslides, floods, or other disasters where there is a need for a powerful pump that can easily be deployed. Perfect for maintenance in shoreline areas, swamps and wetlands. Due to its very strong cutting edge, it cuts small branches, water vegetation, and other floating materials.
The Power Dredger can be used in excavators, backhoe loaders, or in agriculture tractors. If the Power Dredging unit is pressed for use on an excavator, there is an extra function required on the excavator, as well as an empty return pressure leakage pipe. The extra function should suitably be protected against peek pressures. This can be achieved by using front driven overpressure valve, adjusted to approximately 20 bar lower than the main overpressure valve. If the Power Dredging unit is going to be used on a backhoe loader, the same principles apply as if it would be used on an excavator. The hydraulic system of the backhoe loader that is going to be used should be suitable to provide the hydraulics necessary, mentioned in the technical specifications. When the Power Dredging unit is going to be used on a agriculture tractor, the story is a little bit different. When used on an agriculture tractor one will need a power pack which can supply the hydraulics mentioned in the technical specifications.
The company is participating at Excon’09 and would be displaying its Power Dredger prominently.
Dixon Asia Pacific
Dixon Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dixon Valve & Coupling Company – USA and is headquartered in Mumbai, India. Dixon India’s operation covers the regions of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Maldives, and Mauritius.
Dixon India now offers customers in the South Asia region, its high quality hose and coupling products backed up by its 100 years of knowledge and experience in the hose and coupling industry to distributors/end users. Dixon, offers a unique one stop shop facility for hose & coupling distributors and assemblers.
Divulging details, he further elaborated, "Dixon differentiates itself from other hose and fitting suppliers by offering the widest range of hose and fittings under one roof to customers in India. This helps customers source products more efficiently by trimming their supplier base and hence the associated transactional costs." On their market in India Mr. Iyer says, "we expect a steady revenue base from the core market segments that we have chosen to focus on and we have quite easily the most comprehensive range of industrial hose, fittings and accessories available off the shelf here in India to service customers efficiently in these target markets."
NAKODA started with trading activities of drilling and excavation equipment two decades back. Over a period of time, it found that many small improvements in a product can provide comforts to the user of equipment in India. It all happened due to close interaction with customer and considerable knowledge of subject as they worked with customer in field and find limitations, problems and uncomforts with equipment. Indus products are known as most user-friendly with a committed after sales support. ISO 9001 certification along with the best Crisil rating as SE1A is proof of quality and commitment.
The company has state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Ahmednagar which is fully equipped with designed team and able to deliver various kind of Hyd attachments like quick coupler, clam shells, wood grabs, rotation crusher, and so on.
World known Soosan Top Hammer Hydraulic Drills under brand flagship of Junjin CSM is another high speed range of drills available with Nakoda in India.
Wide range of Hydraulic breakers with consistent performance and dedicated after sales service support as awarded over 600 installations in last 4 years. Gas type as well as pure Hydraulic type design breakers carrying 7 quality approvals like CE, AEM, EM MARK & K MARK and 13 global design patents. With the technical support services, the company has presence across the country to serve its clients at various locations.
Recently, the company has joined hands with (Asphalt Drum Mixers) ADM, USA which is one of the most highly respected and responsive asphalt plant manufacturers, and have formed ADM Speedcrafts Plants Pvt. Ltd. to strengthen their technical expertise in the manufacturing of road construction machinery, particularly in Asphalt plant and services.
Talking about formation of new company Mr. Shashank Agarwala Director–International Sales says, we bring together the best of both companies to produce a top of the line asphalt plants to suit the needs of our customers. Adding further he says these plants will provide user-friendly controls, fast and easy installation and start-up, low maintenance costs, and excellent fuel efficiency. The plant is designed for easy portability.
About their global presence he says, besides sales in the domestic market, we have a strong presence in international market as well, with almost 60% of our production being supplied overseas. We see a minimum growth of about 20 to 25% every year of our company, he added.
Shenhang Machinery (India)
Shenhang Machinery (India) Pvt. Ltd. is the authorized representative of Shanghai Shenhang in India and a sole dealer of XCMG truck crane and crawler crane in the country.
During the past 10 years, with its dedicated customers supports and hardworking employees, the company has grown rapidly. "We wish we can help all our friends, foreign companies and Chinese factories penetrate both international and domestic markets," says the company. At Excon, the company will present with its range of products that include All Terrain Crane, Crawler Crane and Truck Mounted Crane.
Electronica HiTech Engineering
The company has four divisions: Machine Tools Trading, FabTech Trading, FabTech Manufacturing, and Metal Cutting. The company by bringing these machine tools from all over the world to India, makes the Global Technology available at doorstep.
“We aim at providing the global technology at customer’s doorstep. We offer the latest technology machines from World Class manufacturers,” says the company.
In addition to its quality machine tools products, the company produces a complete range of street lights which includes LED, CFL, SOX and Metal Hallide, home lighting systems, Water Pumping and Cooling Systems, Solar Water Heating Systems, the Consumer Products. The company comprises a range of solar lanterns, solar garden lights, solar torches, solar cookers, and so on.
Electronica HiTech Engineering Pvt. Ltd. a Group company of Electronica, has been playing a role of a facilitator for Indian companies when it comes to sourcing world–class machine tools and metal fabrication products. The company was formed to have a focused approach to trading of machine tools and sheet metal fabrication activities.
CasagrandeCasagrande is the World’s leading foundation engineering equipment manufacturer. The company is based near Venice, Italy, and has presence in more than 60 countries around the world.
Casagrande has been able to maintain a well established presence in the Indian construction market and is a pioneer in ground engineering technology introduction in India. A large majority of Casagrande’s product range is working in India on various projects and applications like Delhi Metro, Mumbai Metro, Bangalore Metro, bridges, flyovers, underpass, dams, ports & harbours, power projects and so on, says Mr. Arvind Saraf, Managing Director.
Casagrande has a wide range of foundation engineering equipment which includes Hydraulic Piling & Diaphragm Wall Rigs, Hydraulic Crawler Drills, Hydromills, Desanders, equipment for anchoring, micropiling, Jet Grouting, Soil Mixing, to name a few.
Explaining company products Mr. Saraf says, Casagrande piling rigs are self-propelled and have self-erecting features. The rigs are mobile hydraulically operated with easy operation features and low maintenance. The rigs have minimal erection and commissioning time and are adaptable to various jobs of foundations of bridges, flyovers, jetties, ports, etc. Casagrande’s large capacity Piling Rigs with advanced features are working in prestigious projects in India, like LNG Terminal at Cochin, Delhi Metro, etc. Casagrande’s top-end rig variants include, the C850, the B400, B250 .
Casagrande Diaphragm Wall Rigs have found applications in many construction projects across the country, prime among these includes, construction of underground stations of Delhi Metro, the underpass sections, basements, underground car parks, etc.
The company also manufactures Hydraulic Crawler Drills like models C4, C6, M6, C7, C8, M9, C14 for a variety of applications like micropiling, anchoring and Jet grouting applications.
He added several units of a popular model like C6 are working in several projects in India, like Delhi Metro, dams, etc. The most reliable crawler drill produced, it finds several applications. Today’s C6 has changed from its older versions, with options like radio controls, electronic rotary, versatile mast movements, etc. Jet Grouting Pumps, Desanders, Bentonite Mixing Units, tools, accessories and comprehensive solutions are available with Casagrande. At Casagrande, we take pride in providing our customers In Depth Care, says Mr. Saraf.