EXCON 2015 Turns out to be the Most Promising Platform

Excon 2015

Excon Show 2015

Once again Excon, the India's largest construction equipment show proved its worth for participants by bringing together 100+ latest innovations, 850+ exhibitors and over 35,000 quality visitors at one platform, making the show a big success for, exhibitors or visitors alike. NBM&CW is presenting here the review report of Excon 2015 which closed its door at BIEC in late November.

Nitin Gadkari Excon 2015 Launch

Construction Equipment Show

Products, Dealers' Network and the team are JCB's Strength

Vipin Sondhi
JCB machines are manufactured on the philosophy of 'One Global Quality' - the equipment we manufacture in India can be used in any part of the world. Today our 'Made in India' products are sold not only in the Indian market but are also exported to over 60 countries across the world," said Mr. Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India Limited.

Further on the subject he said, "Innovation is one of the cornerstones of our business strategy. This year at Excon, we displayed 25 'Made in India' machines and these are known for their performance, cutting-edge technology and versatility. Apart from new variants of its existing machines, JCB showcased the new "ecoXcellence" range of Backhoe Loaders, JCB 220LC Xtra Tracked Excavator - a new entrant from JCB India in the 22 Tonnes class, the much awaited 455 ZX Wheeled Loader in the 5 Tonnes segment and the new Master Loader.

In addition, JCB, at its stand, gave a real-time experience of JCB Livelink Technology to its customers. "Livelink, according to Mr. Sondhi, is an innovative telematics technology and first of its kind in the Indian Construction Equipment industry that allows users to remotely monitor their machines. This technology provides updates regarding Service alerts, Operations and Security by using the Geo Fencing and Time fencing features. Customers can get SMS alerts on their mobile phones or smart devices on real time basis. With this technology, customers and dealers will now have a better control on their equipment usage."

JCB Excavators

He avers, "Within five months of introducing this innovative technology, we have achieved a milestone of selling over 10,000 Livelink enabled machines. Besides this, JCB achieved a significant landmark of selling over 2,00,000 machines in 2015. Furthermore, we're expecting momentum in the Indian market place from 2016 onwards which can gain further momentum by 2017-18. As a result of this, we are anticipating good demand and business ahead."

On Exports he adds, "All JCB 'Made in India' products are very well accepted in the global market and we have already become an export hub for the JCB Group. We currently export our machines to over 60 countries from India."

Case to Introduce Excavators in India

Neil Woodfin
"India will be a shining star for many years to come as the construction equipment market in the country is maturing with the government thrust on the development of quality infrastructure. For Case products, this is one of the biggest markets where we're looking forward to expand our manufacturing capabilities as well as reach," says Mr Neil Woodfin, CNHi Construction Brand Leader, Asia Pacific Region.

Revealing on the Case expansion plan, Mr Neil Woodfin says, "As a part of our product portfolio enhancement, we're investigating the introduction of an Excavator into the country. Moreover, we are also studying the market of motor graders, which are currently being imported. If the volume of the motor grader justifies then we will consider locally manufacturing the product to further enhance our position in the India market."

He further adds, "Since India is a prime spot of business for us, we're also investing here to expand our customer reach to improve our customer proximity and provide an even stronger customer value proposition through a strong sales and service offering."

Case Excavators

While talking on manufacturing the high performance machines keeping the cost low, he explains, "The key selling proposition of our products is Total cost of ownership. As per the demand and need of our customers, we are matching the technology to build quality machines, which give maximum productivity, safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency. Though the up front price is important we will not compromise machine uptime, with an inferior design or the use of poor quality components. The majority of the products we sell in India today are manufactured locally and as a company we will continue to invest in expanding our manufacturing capabilities in this market to better serve our India customers."

Volvo Trucks Launches the Largest Capacity Multiaxle Dump Trucks for Indian Mining

Volvo Trucks launched two new large capacity 5 axle dump trucks for various mining applications viz The FMX 520 10x4 dump truck with 26.1 Cu.m body and FMX 480 10x4 dump truck with 24 Cu.m body recently.

Volvo Trucks is the only manufacturer to offer a higher capacity 5 axle mining dump trucks in India which is based on the successful and globally proven Volvo's FMX platform. These new high capacity dump trucks are being introduced to enhance the productivity in line with the increasing demands of coal production. The FMX 520 10x4 dump truck offers a 33% higher capacity and the FMX 480 10X4 offers a 28% higher capacity compared to the current 8X4 solutions available in the market. Volvo Trucks also showcased a highly customized coal haulage solution with 33 Cu.m bodies which is the largest coal haulage truck in the Indian market along with their flagship model the FMX 440 8x4 I-shift.

Volvo Trucks

Unveiling these trucks, Mr. Pierre Jean Verge Salamon, President Volvo Group Trucks India says, "We are very positive about Indian growth story and optimistic about the Government's plans to double the coal production to 1bn tonnes by 2020. We believe that the next 5 years will open up several new opportunities in the coal mining which will redefine productivity and efficiency demands. Anticipating a paradigm change in the mining industry, Volvo has invested significantly in bringing in these new products that are ready to take on the future demands of coal mining."

He further reiterated Volvo's commitment to the Indian market and mentioned that Volvo Trucks is the No.1 preferred truck brand having around 65% market share in the high performance mining segment. Volvo Trucks has been driving progress by pioneering in introducing innovative products and services which has set new benchmarks in the Indian mining industry. These trucks are technologically most advanced and the safest trucks to operate in the high demanding and toughest mining conditions.

Talking on customer value creation, Vinod Aggarwal, CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles says, "We believe in creating and delivering value to our customers with our comprehensive offering which helps to improve their productivity and profitability. Comprehensive offering includes Volvo's best in class aftermarket onsite support with over 130 touch points which is considered as the benchmark in the mining industry and also the recently launched Volvo Financial Services to meet the customer financing requirements. We have made huge investments in the network and introduced path breaking offerings, to mention a few - Company owned and operated dealers, customer specific site support, comprehensive service agreements and various other value added services."

Volvo Multiaxle Dump Trucks

Commenting on the Joint Venture he avers, "The VE Commercial vehicles JV between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors have been extremely successful for the last 7 years due to strong collaboration and synergies between the two companies."

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ramarao A S, Sr. Vice President, Sales, Marketing & After Sales, Volvo Trucks, VE Commercial Vehicles says, "Volvo Trucks have pioneered in setting new benchmarks in introducing innovative products and offering total transport solutions – one stop shop arrangement to meet specific customer requirements. Our comprehensive customized offerings enable our customers to set new productivity benchmarks in the industry by facilitating them to clock more than 6500 engine hours in a year."

He adds, "Volvo lays a lot of emphasis on the skill enhancements of the drivers ensuring that the drivers are well trained to drive safely and in the most fuel-efficient manner and trained 60,000 drivers thus far."

Mr. GV Rao, Vice President, Product Strategy Brand and Marketing, Volvo Trucks mentions, "These trucks have been developed by working very closely with the customers and taking their suggestions and feedbacks keeping in mind the emerging trends in the Indian mining industry. These products have undergone extensive field validation to ensure product performance in the demanding operating conditions."

He also highlighted the key USPs of these models, prominent among them being - the all new state-of-the-art cab of Volvo FMX offering maximum driving comfort and safety thereby ensuring high driver productivity. Engine delivering best in class HP and torque to ensure excellent driving characteristics, high reliability and optimum fuel-efficiency and further supplemented with Volvo patented Volvo Engine Compression brakes (VEB+) for safer driving. The new platform is fitted with 3 steerable axles and rugged suspension optimized for tough mining conditions along with customized high capacity body configurations of 26.1 & 24 Cu.m for overburden applications.

In his concluding remarks, Mr. Rao added that the vehicles are offered with Volvo's unique Dynafleet telematics system which enables drivers to further improve their fuel saving skills and to manage the fleet in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Puzzolana on Major Growth Trajectory in Construction & Mining Industry

Rajender Khoda
"Our main strength has always been static and semi-mobile crushing & screening plants but now we're venturing into the manufacturing of mobile track plants of 250 tph for aggregate / mining sectors as well as aggressively developing our Coal Mining Products like Surface Miners, Feeder Breakers & Sizers. We're looking for growth opportunities from current level to next level and focusing more on big ticket road projects and emerging coal mining sector with innovative offerings," informs Mr. Rajender Khoda, Group Business Development Advisor, Puzzolana Machinery Fabricators.

Enlarging its offering, the Hyderabad-based crushing and screening conglomerate major, Puzzolana Machinery Fabricators, displayed its new range of track jaws, cones, and screens. Providing details of the products, Mr. Khoda says, "We are the first Indian company to manufacture 250 tph track mounted plants. This is in contrast to 175-200 tph track mounted plants being manufactured locally by foreign companies in India and also by other domestic companies. Our higher capacity track plants features, unique dual power options-diesel electric power systems / direct electric power, which is first of its kind in India. The dual power systems need less maintenance and ensure higher availability of the plants at sites with paucity of diesel or electricity. Thus our machine ensures higher production, low cost of operation, and low maintenance."

Puzzolana Mobile Crushing Plant

Puzzolana Feeder Breaker
Puzzolana's new 5.2m x 1.53m, triple deck mobile screen PTS 1552-3, can accommodate feed size of 150 mm. It comes with upto 500tph capacity. The unit is driven by Eicher 80 kw, diesel electric unit. Puzzolana's new PTC 1125, up to 265 tph cone crusher comes with 260 mm feed opening. The unit is driven by Caterpillar 3406 diesel electric drive with power at 280kw @ 1500 rpm. Puzzolana's new mobile jaw, PTJ 1176, + 250 tph crusher comes with 1100mm x 760 mm chamber size. The equipment is powered by Caterpillar 3406 with 280 kw @1500rpm.

The other products for Coal Mining include Surface Miner which can produce 800 tph of coal at -100mm product size. This comes with CAT Engine of 950 HP. Feeder Breaker which is driven by Electric Motor delivers about 600 tph of coal. Sizers upto 400 tph

Puzzolana Surface Miner
Puzzolana which has its own captive foundry and casting units also displayed its new gear boxes which can be used for the company's captive application. Besides these, the company also showed its new dry classifiers.

Mr. Khoda mentions, "The new products will be serviced through our existing experienced sales & service network and apart from promoting them in the local markets, we intend to export as well. The company will initially focus on Middle East & African Continent and plans to move to South East Asian market as well in the near future.

In his concluding remarks, the gentleman says "We're in the growth trajectory aggressively by offering cost competitive, eco-friendly, and operator-friendly machines both for aggregate & coal mining sectors. Moreover, we'll venture into new segment by introducing 200 tph asphalt batching plants shortly."

Leeboy India shows indegenously made products at Excon

Amarnath Ramachandran
Making its maiden participation Excon, Leeboy India, displayed its 679 and 699 backhoe loaders, 785 xl-2 and 985 motor graders at Excon, made at Leeboy's new Bengaluru plant in Karnataka, South India. New products on display also included, truck mounted pothole patcher, on Bharat Benz chassis. Mentioning about the equipment, Mr. Amarnath Ramachandran, President, Leeboy India says, "The product will be ideal for the maintenance of built- operate-transfer (BoT) road projects in India where the contractor have to operate and maintain the road project between seventeen to twenty years." The company imported the pot hole patcher from US for display at the event."

LeeBoy Grader
He mentions, "We are quite bullish on the demand of motor graders from upcoming expressways as we booked orders for thirty units during the event. We expect more bookings with projects firming up." LeeBoy also displayed new, LBC-24W Concrete Curber and Gutter machine.

Mr. Ramacharndran says, "LBC-24W is designed to cost-effectively slipform curbs and gutters, alley ribbons and narrow side-walks with high productivity, speed and quality."

Ammann Apollo to offer total road construction solutions

Sunil Sapru
Ammann Apollo will offer its complete range of road construction solutions to the Indian market. According to Mr. Sunil Sapru, Chief Executive Marketing, Ammann Apollo India, "We are now completely positioned to offer our entire range of asphalt batching plants ranging between 80-260 tph, based on advanced technology for the Indian road construction sector. The plants are price competitive, yet feature advanced engineering attributes suiting the Indian worksite conditions. The availability of price competitive products has been ensured by our sound vendor base, manufacturing quality products based on our standards. While most of the parts of our batching plants are locally sourced, the thermo drums and thermo shields and burner are being imported. The advanced burner technology makes our batching plants energy efficient."

Mr. Sapru says, "Design improvisations have been made in our batching plants for ease of mobilization and installaion for National Expressways, state highways, and road projects taking place at hilly terrain as well. Installation support to the plant is provided through our expert engineers."

He further adds, "As a total solutions provider, we are also making complete range of compactors, soil and asphalt compactors, walk behind rollers among others available. Our compactors, feature higher range of stability and have low centre of gravity. Operators comfort is provided through advanced designed side plates, which absorbs the vibration emanating while the equipment function. Based on engineering expertise of Ammann over 150 years, we have made the Apollo range of products more advanced, yet simple to operate keeping the Indian operating conditions in view."

Ammann Apollo Road Construction Solutions

Ammann Apollo joint venture entity has supplied close to 600 units, ever since its joint venture tie-up with Apollo in 2013. The company will promote and support the products through its direct sales channels across seventeen locations in the country.

Wirtgen displays new range of MS 953 EVO series track screen plants

Witrgen showed MS 953 EVO and the MS 952 EVO, Kleemann track-mounted screening plants manufactured at its plant in Pune. Mr. Ramesh Palagiri, MD, Wirtgen India said, "Like the mobile crushing plants, the screens are characterised by short set-up times, particularly good transport properties, as well as high performance. They can be used flexibly and are particularly suitable for use at frequently changing work sites."

The screening units have an area of 9.5 m2 in the upper deck, and are available as twin-deck (MS 952 EVO) and triple-deck (MS 953 EVO) screens. The screen deliver production output with capacity for up to 500 tonnes per hour. Mr. Palagiri mentioned, "In order to guarantee an optimal material outflow, the feed hopper has a very large feed capacity and opens in the direction of the material flow. Loading is effected using a wheel loader, but is also possible with an upstream crushing plant. If this has a lower discharge height, the side panels of the feed hopper can be removed for improved loading."

Wirtgen Track Screen Plants

The MS 953 EVO is equipped with a large feeding conveyor with a width of 1200 mm, whose incline can be adapted hydraulically to the material flow. The screen angle of the screen box can be varied for different applications for efficient classification. Mr. Palagiri added, "Thanks to the use of impact plates at the conveyor discharge and at the screen feeding area, the material is evenly distributed and the plant is protected against wear. Support feet at the screen box ensure enhanced stability when loading with the wheel loader."

The screen media of the MS 952 and MS 953 EVO can also be changed quickly for different operating requirements. The screen media are easily accessible from all sides and are secured with wedges. Other service components, such as the large engine compartment, are also easy to service. There are useful additional options for the plant. An optional belt cover and a water system at the fine grain discharge conveyor are offered to reduce the amount of dust when working in densely populated areas.

The company also showed its Kleeman double deck MS 702 EVO during the show. Wirtgen manufactures EVO 950, 953, 702 and 703 screens at its Pune plant. Mr. Palagiri mentions, "We are looking forward to manufacture our range of cone and jaw tracked crushers at our Pune plant by 2018. For the Kleeman range of products, we will set up a separate product team."

He said, "As a total solution provider for road construction projects, we will introduce our tandem soil and asphalt compactors, soil stabilizers and Vogle Pavers by 2018."

SANY India Launches 10 New Exciting Products

Sany India launched 10 new products at EXCON 2015 that will cater to Mining, Plantation, Steel Yard, Oil Sector, Wind & Power Energy, Refineries, and Road Construction sectors.

Deepak Garg
Commenting on the launch, Deepak Garg, CEO, Sany India, says, "Sany India has witnessed an overwhelming response in the recent years. Our business demand has grown across verticals giving us a boost to introduce newer and cutting-edge equipment. At EXCON 2015, we launched 10 new products with advanced features keeping our customer requirements in mind. Our aim is to surpass our client's expectations in quality and performance."

Providing information about the Products, he informed that following are the new launches being made at the show:

  • SY20& SY35 – the 2 Ton and 3.5 Ton mini excavator is primarily used for small trenching works and is very popular in rubber and other plantation work. Its largest market is in Kerala. The key USPs are - fast manoeuvrability, state-of-the-art technology, and low fuel consumption
  • SY750 – the 75 Ton Sany's largest excavator in India makes it a perfect fit for the tough mines for its heavy-duty performance coupled with low owning & operating cost. This range is highly popular in the coal and iron ore mines. It drives coal excavator for power generation.
Sany Truck Crane

Heavy Equipments
  • SPC400–the 40 Ton Truck Crane fills the void of technologically advanced small capacity truck crane in 40 ton Crane market. It has strong lifting capacity and is used for variety of material handling and erection jobs in Steel Yard, Oil Sector and Wind Energy sector for support operations.
  • STC600S –the 60 Ton Truck Crane comes with modern hydraulic control technology which improves efficiency and economy. This crane is ideal for Material handling in Refineries and Civil construction.
  • SCC1500E–the 150 Ton Crawler Crane is used for Erection of Power plants and Refineries. It makes for an ideal mid-sized crane with Re-calibration free when switching the working condition makes commissioning efficient and saves time.
  • SAG120-3 – the 120HP is a small capacity Motor Grader that comes with Hydraulic and mechanical transmission. It is widely used for construction of District and Rural roads.
  • SAG160-5 – the 160HP is a very popular Motor Grader size with wide application in Road Construction for State Highways and National Highways.
  • SBP60F - 60 Cum/Hr Batching Plant caters to varied requirements with large aggregate sizes and is used across industries. The Batching Plant has efficient Twin Shaft Mixer with containerized Modular design which is easy to transport and assemble.
  • STM6 – is a superior design Transit Mixer used to meet demands of consistent mix quality and extreme working conditions. It is used for varied applications.

Tadano India displays right hand rough terrain crane

Chihiro Nishida
Japanese mobile crane manufacturing major displayed its right hand driven, GR 500EXL, rough terrain crane at 2015 Excon. Mentioning about the crane, Mr. Chihiro Nishida, MD, Tadano India says, "The crane made on Japanese specifications is suitable for South East Asian countries as well as Indian market favoring right hand driven units. The crane with higher travel speeds, feature high levels of mobility making them suitable even for rental companies with higher job volumes as well as corporate."

Tadano Rough Terrain Crane
He mentions, "We will target the rental buyers for these cranes." GR- 500 EXL can lift 51 tons @ 2.5 meters working radius. The crane comes with five section extended long 42.0 meters boom.

The company also showed its truck mounted Cargo crane, TM-ZT 505H at the event, brought from Tadano's plant at Thailand. Mr. Nishida says, "The truck mounted Cargo crane featuring higher levels of mobility will also be suitable for industrial and infrastructure jobs. We will promote the crane, with varied options of chassis, primarily to users of pick and carry cranes based on its higher levels of safety as compared to pick and carry cranes in the Indian market." TM comes in three models with boom lengths varying between 8.31-10.8 and 13. 34 meters and in 3-4-5 sections booms. The cranes can lift 5 tons @ 2.35 meters working radius.

Tadano India, which is facing the increasing heat in mobile cranes business arising out of the competition expects to expand and retain is turf based on the advanced quality of its mobile cranes. Mr. Nishida says, "We will look forward to promote sales of our 400 tons all terrain cranes in the Indian market by convincing our customers on lesser total lifecycle costs of our equipment, lesser fuel consumption and higher resale value of our cranes, even after ten years of usage." He informs, "To make our products competitive, we are exploring options of localization." Tadano has a fleet of 500 mobile cranes working in India, marketed through its own and earlier distributor Telcon.

Volvo Penta to partner with OEMs in India for enhanced participation in construction business

Jonas Nilsson
Volvo Penta Engine
Volvo Penta, which has an enlarged presence in captive power generation and marine sector, will look forward to have heightened participation in construction equipment sector in India through cooperation with OEMs. This was mentioned by Mr. Jonas Nilsson, Head of Volvo Penta in India during Excon.

He says, "Fuel contributes to almost 95% of the total operating costs across the lifecycle of the equipment. Needless to say, higher fuel consumption contributes to higher operating costs. Volvo Penta's fuel efficient engines are highly score on this. According to feedback received from our customers, they have witnessed fuel savings of 5-15% with our power packs. Based on our long global experience, working jointly with OEMs for designing the right solutions, we can play an important similar role with Indian OEMs as being technology partners, to address technology gaps and produce reliable and fuel efficient solutions based on their required applications and duty cycles, thereby reducing their fuel consumption."

He mentions, "Crushing and screening is a vital segment which we will look forward. Globally, we supply engines to Sandvik and Mcclosky mobile crushers. Based on expertise, we can provide customized solutions to the crusher manufacturers based on the mineral processing site requirements."

Atlas Copco to make products more oriented to Indian work sites needs

Nitin Lall
Giovani Valent
Atlas Copco will keep carrying out improvisations to make products attuned to Indian job sites requirements. This was mentioned by Mr. Giovani Valent, Managing Director, and Mr. Nitin Lall, General Manager, Atlas Copco Construction Technique, India in an interaction with NBM&CW during Excon 2015.

The officials mention, "We're carrying out engineering improvisation in our range of compressors, road equipment, precisely light compactors, hydraulic rock breakers for making them adaptable to the Indian work site requirements. The improvisation is being carried for the ease of operations of the equipment and maintenance. This is being coupled by making our machines safe to operate led by induction of safety features."

They say, "The products are supported through our dedicated, strong after sales and services back up based on our strong platform of service engineers and dedicated 55 plus dealers. To leverage our services support, we will appoint more dealers." Atlas Copco India, which is exporting its products to the SAARC countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will increase its presence thereby appointing more dealers.

Atlas Copco Road Construction Equipments
The officials mention, "We always focus on overall lifecycle cost & delivering value to the customer. This has allowed us to maintain a premium position of our equipment, catering to the requirements of all segments."

They add, "To expand our offerings, Atlas Copco India has recently launched its EC series hydraulic rock breakers for the Indian market. With this launch, Atlas Copco strategically covers a much larger segment of the overall market size. Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers have unique features which ensure minimum machine downtime. Specifically, the 'Conti Lube' which is a self-priming lubrication pump with adjustable grease volume has been designed for uninterrupted operation and optimized lubrication. Auto start / stop mode is another feature where the hydraulic breaker starts / stops according to the application a customer is deploying it for by a simple adjustment at the working site thus simplifying handling."Atlas Copco's range of breakers weighs between 52 kgs for 700 kg excavator and HB 10,000 for 140 tonne class excavator. The carrier equipment that can be attached with Atlas Copco breakers includes backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, combicutters, multi grapple, and hydraulic compactors.

The company also launched a new Baby Roller, Tandem Roller, On-site generators & Lighting tower at Excon 2015.

New truck mounted knuckle boom cranes from PLS

Khalid Aziz
PLS Truck Mounted Knuckle Boom Cranes
Delhi based mobile crane manufacturer, Pearey Lall & Sons (E.P.) Pvt. Ltd.(PLS) displayed its new range of PLS 509,506 truck mounted knuckle boom cranes at Excon 2015. The front chassis mounted knuckle boom crane has been designed and manufactured at PLS's plant at Sahibabad, near Delhi.

Mentioning about the crane, Mr. Khalid Aziz, Vice President, Corporate, PLS says, "The crane, manufactured of high grade steel is most ideal for infrastructure jobs as well as for industrial applications."

He informs, "We can provide remote control options." PLS 509 comes with lifting capacities of 9.0 TM with a maximum reach of 9.2M. The lifting height above installation level is 11.7 meters with the crane weighing 1400 Kg. The company also produces lighter range PLS 506 with maximum capacity of 6.0 TM and maximum reach of 9Mwith crane weight of 1275 Kg.

Besides this PLS manufactures 20-22-30-35-40 tons rough terrain cranes besides industrial cranes of 10-12-15-18 tons.

New 'Crossover' Series of TBMs from Robbins

US based tunneling boring equipment manufacturer, Robbins, disseminated information about its new generation 'Crossover' series of tunnel boring machines at Excon 2015.

Kapil Bhati
Sharing details of the utility of the new equipment, Mr. Kapil Bhati, Managing Director, Robbins Tunnelling and Trenchless Technology India says, "There are numerous geological challenges in India where tunneling jobs have to come across. Challenges for functioning of tunnel boring machines ranges from assembling of the units till the operation of the machines. It could also be in operating the units below ground surface with habitation above. Moreover, there could be severe challenges of water pressure, soft ground and altogether earth pressure. All these could damage the unit while functioning. The new 'Crossover' series of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is the answer to all such challenges which function by undertaking probe drilling by checking the deterrents present."

Robbins Crossover TBM
Mr. Bhati mentions, "Our TBMs are hybrid machines that feature aspects of two TBM types, and are ideal for mixed ground conditions that might otherwise require multiple tunneling machines. One of the prominent attribute of the machine is its high penetration rate, less wear of parts and maintenance costs."

Informing about the product range, he says, "We've TBMs in three different range that include the XRE (standing for Crossover Rock/EPB), XSE (Crossover between Slurry/EPB) and the XRS (Crossover between Rock/Slurry). Our XRE features characteristics of Single Shield Hard Rock machines and EPBs for efficient excavation in mixed soils with rock. Seeing the acceptance of our machines and their value by the industry, we're quite optimistic to increase our range and market share in the time to come."

BKT on a Roll at EXCON

BKT, the Off–highway tire giant was in limelight for throughout the five days at Excon. The highlight of BKT pavilion was its meticulous design, elegant display reflecting the work and ethos of the organization which attracted the visitors with their constant flow.

Rajiv Poddar
About the performance of BKT, Mr. Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, during a video conferencing says, "BKT had been growing exponentially in the last 4-5 years. Even during the lean period, we have been focusing and working to enhance our contribution to the industry, working in tandem with the emerging needs of the market and launching a series of new products. BKT's latest launch–the 27.00 R49, which is the largest all steel radial tire produced at our manufacturing facility, is an example of our technical prowess. With this, we have raised the benchmark from 35 to 49 inches size tire. Besides this, we are also in the process of developing snow tires. As the name suggests it will be used in loaders and graders that work in extremely cold conditions, at about -30 Degrees Celsius. This is another market segment where BKT is poised to forge ahead. We are also doing a lot of research on the sustainability front. We know that nano materials are going to be the future and are trying out various different compounds. You can expect some significant breakthroughs from BKT in this field soon."

For maintaining appropriate product quality, Mr. Poddar says, "For the company, R&D has been an important area receiving consistent investment and management attention, whereby we could develop 150-160 new tire sizes each year. To meet the projected demand of export oriented tire, company's state of the art Greenfield plant, involving an investment of over $450 million has been commissioned at Bhuj in Gujarat. This location of our plant offers us advantage with better economies of scale for procuring the imported raw materials and exporting the finished products."

BKT Excon

Talking about BKT future plans, he informs, "Our major focus in the times to come would be on high tech radial tires. With positive signs emanating from various quarters in the country, BKT is determined to keep its focus on the emerging opportunities in agriculture, mining, and construction equipment sector."

Schwing Stetter Forays into Road CE Business & Unveils New Range of Products

German concrete equipment conglomerate SCHWING Stetter India which recently forayed into Road CE business, unveiled six new products along with five new upgrades and five new innovations in Electronics and Automation during Excon 2015.

Thecompany's newly launched products includes: M30Z – Batching Plant, SLM 2200 – Self Loading Mixer, RVH 18- Circular Distributor, LW 300 FN & ZL50GN- Wheel Loaders, and GR 150 – Motor grader. While the range of upgraded products includes: S43 Boom Pump, SP1807 Stationary Pump, New canopy for stationary pumps with Aerodynamic design, Weighbridge and Inner climbing mechanism for Tower crane. Last but not the least, the innovation in electronics and automation includes MCI 55 Control System for Smaller Batching Plants, MCI 100 Control System for Medium Sized Batching Plants, MCI 550 Control System for Large Sized Batching Plants including networking and GPS connectivity, Electronic dozing system for shotcreting pumps and integrated control panels for stationary pumps.

V G Sakthi kumar
According to Mr. V. G. Sakthikumar, Managing Director, SCHWING Stetter Sales and Services Private Limited, "Our newly launched products demonstrate high levels of quality and efficiency, as our mantra is to deliver the best-in-class concrete solutions for the construction industry. We always bring such products which are relevant to the Indian market and making its impact in the CE sector."

Schwing Stetter Wheel Loader
On venturing into the new sector, he elaborates, "We have found that there are lot of synergies between road construction equipment and our mainstay offerings and with this new venture, we will be in a better position to offer elaborate and valued package to our customers."

Talking about the quality, hementions, "Our every product is premium and we're not compromising on quality for cost. We are following German standards and technologies and based on the requirement and demand of our Indian customers, we do India specific R&D and manufacture products for this market place. Though in case of road machinery, we are using XCMG manufacturing facility and capability but the specifications and standards are in line with our standards for concrete machinery."

On being queried for strategies that SCHWING Stetter India will follow for marketing new range of products, Mr. V.G. Sakthikumar quips, "SCHWING Stetter India is a trusted brand and known for quality as well as excellent after sales services and support. Marketing of our new launches is not at all challenging as most of our customers are the same. Our existing fleet of sales and marketing team is very well versed to look after the customer support services efficiently."

KYB-CONMAT Introduces New Generation Construction Equipment

KYB-CONMAT showcased its new generation Concrete Batching Plants, Concrete Paving Machines, and Transit Mixers from its wide range of construction equipment besides launching its new product 'Rack & Pinion Construction Elevator' at Excon 2015.

Sailaj Verma
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Sailaj Verma, Senior Vice President, KYB-CONMAT says, "We at KYB-CONMAT are delighted to showcase some of our new generation construction equipment for the first time here at EXCON 2015. All the machines on display here from the KYB-CONMAT wide range of construction equipment, are based on extensive customer feedback, built with world-class manufacturing standards, with robust and user friendly designs versatile in placement of Mobile Concrete Batching Plant in small or constraint spaces." He further added that EXCON was an excellent blend of a showcase of Make in India as well as of overseas industries that the event has attracted.

Informing about the product details, he says, "Our new generation construction equipment displayed at the show include:
  • CRP 1200 Stationary Concrete Batching Plant - A powerful construction concrete batching plant with low maintenance cost, intelligent PLC based Automatic controls with SCADA, ideal for large construction applications.
  • CRP 600 Stationary Concrete Batching Plant - Fully automatic PLC control system with SCADA for inventory management and different report generation. Any types of faults and errors are diagnosed by the control system, ideal for mid size construction applications.
  • CBP 250M IL3 Mobile Concrete Batching Plant - first fully mobile and PLC controlled batching plant with TWIN SHAFT TECHNOLOGY, ideal for small construction applications.
  • Road and Canal Paving Machines - exclusive range of standard & customised high performance, user- friendly Concrete Paving Machines for Roads & canals, coupled with energy efficient electrical drive system provide better operator comfort and increase productivity.
  • MR 70 and MR 80 Transit Mixers - with Slave Engines and PTO, low Slump Handling & High Discharge capacity, offer the best geometric volume and operating cost in the class.
KYB CONMAT Concrete Equipments

He adds, "Besides these, we also launched "Rack & Pinion construction elevator. Our new range of Rack & Pinion elevator fit in all type of Industrial and construction applications. It comes with specially designed control system to move men and materials up to 3200 kgs and height up to 200 meter when required. With the inclusion of Construction Elevators, KYB-Conmat will be in a position to offer a comprehensive concrete equipment portfolio to its loyal and growing customers in building segment. Our Rack and Pinion elevators have been designed considering Indian working conditions and Global safety standards. They offer efficiency, safety, reduced energy consumption and minimize operating costs. They have a robust triple safety system comprising Electromagnetic braking, Centrifugal braking, and ultimate safety device to boost user confidence, makes it an incredible solution for construction companies. All the parameters of comfort and maintenance have been taken care of for the ease of operation and maintenance. We have the special feature of 'Central Monitoring System' of all the lifts running in project for better planning and progress of work."

In his concluding remarks, he says, "At KYB-Conmat, we know that construction-site safety is of the utmost importance. That is why our Rack & Pinion construction elevators adhere to all industry standards and safety requirements, and can be customized to suit customers' individual site requirements."

Tata Hitachi Launches ZAXIS GI Series & 'SUPER' Mini Marvel

Tata Hitachi launched ZAXIS GI Series Hydraulic Excavators and the new MINI MARVEL TMX20 excavator at Excon.

With the launch of the ZAXIS GI series, the Indian construction scenario would take a quantum leap into a new dimension of excavation work in Mining and Infrastructure sectors. As a corollary to this, The Zaxis GI series of Excavators will mark the beginning of a new era for Tata Hitachi as this range will cater to the Indian as well as the global construction equipment markets through exports as part of our overall Make in India program.

Tata Hitachi also pioneered the compact excavator segment in India with the introduction of TMX20 which is the only mini excavator of 2 tons operating weight, designed and manufactured in India. It is successfully working in a variety of applications across the length and breadth of the country with a cumulative population of around 2000 units. And now, with a host of value- added contemporary features and upgrades, the new MINI MARVEL- the Super series of TMX20, was launched at this year show.

Sandeep Singh Tata Hitachi

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sandeep Singh, MD – Tata Hitachi, says, "While passion for customer and production excellence will continue to be our driving force, we will strive to become a truly global manufacturing and development hub apart from excelling in the domestic arena."

The new ZAXIS GI series from Tata Hitachi has taken the excavator technology to the next level through its features and offerings. HIOS-III (Human & Intelligent Operation System), which is the latest in Hydraulic Technology offering from Hitachi across the globe, coupled with a powerful engine, not only delivers higher production in tight job schedules, but also improves fuel efficiency by 10%. Features such as Auto Idle, Power Modes, Work Modes and longer change intervals of consumables enable the customers in achieving significant savings in operating costs.

ZAXIS GI series features such as on board ICX (Data Controller) and Global e- service, enable data downloads, machine location identification and machine maintenance and performance monitoring by the customer. However, what puts Zaxis GI series ahead of its contemporaries is ConSite - Next-generation service solution utilizing ICT. ConSite closely monitors machines' operational status and alarms, ensuring the customer have optimally tuned machines to meet their specific needs by sending monthly operational reports and notifying emergency alarms via email.

Caterpillar' New Products and Solutions

Caterpillar India launched Skid Steer Loaders, Cat Breakers, and a range of other new products & solutions at Excon 2015, adding value to government flagship-Make in India-campaign.

John Fallows
Commenting on its new product launches, Mr. John Fallows, Sales and Marketing Director–Greater China, Korea, and India says, "Excon 2015 will be of great importance to the company as it would be launching products to enter some of the new segments in the Indian market. We are optimistic about the Indian economy moving towards a higher growth trajectory in the near future. Our decision to launch products in newer segments, besides expanding the product line in our existing segments demonstrates our resolve to contribute to growth in the Indian market and also adds value to the "Make in India" initiative."

Besides these, the other machines that were on display include excavators, motor graders, track type tractors, off highway trucks and other new products and technology solutions.

At the other end, Caterpillar Industry Solutions that works with over 300 Original Equipment Manufacturers globally to provide unique industry and military solutions that complements the Cat products line, displayed a range of its latest suite of technology solutions at Excon. Also on display was a transmission manufactured at the Advanced Components and Systems Division (ACSD) facility located in Hosur. The facility manufactures world-class Transmissions for construction equipment, material handling and other industrial application in alignment with PM's Make in India initiative which envisages to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.

Caterpillar Skid Steer Loaders

Besides this transmission, the other machines being manufactured in Caterpillar's production facilities in India will cater to the needs emanating from various parts of the world. A wide range of Cat products are offered in India with its unique Cat 360 Advantage, designed to give customers the ability to match purchase offers to specific customer needs such as increased productivity, reduced costs, and lower risk.

ACE Introduces Topless Tower Cranes and Concrete Placing Booms

ACE has introduced Flat Top Tower Cranes and Concrete Placing Booms (Climbing type and Spider Type) at Excon 2015 - an achievement of ACE's indigenous efforts to introduce world-class technology being developed through in-house R & D. This is a clear demonstration of company's initiative for Make in India drive.

Talking about the market and new innovations, Mr. Saurabh Agarwal, Director, ACE, says, "We are the leading mobile cranes and tower cranes manufacturer in the country and take pride in informing that during 2014-15, we have been able to increase our market share in mobile crane segment from 54% to 60%. In our endeavor to keep offering innovative products to our customers, we have introduced a couple of new technologies like our new range of topless tower cranes and concrete placing booms-both floor climbing as well as Spider mounted placing booms for civil construction sector."

Concrete Placing Boom ACS Series

ACE Concrete Placing Boom ACP Series
Explaining about the new products innovative features, he says, "Our Topless Tower Crane has a compact design, as it does not have a Tower Head. The main benefit of using this crane is its quick and easy erection and dismantling as it can work with low overhead clearances. The crane is best suited for construction of projects near Airports and also at sites where number of Tower Cranes are working close to each other. In the absence of Tie rods, the Jib lengths can be reduced almost upto 20mtrs, making it safer for tower cranes to work in close proximity of each other."

Informing about the feature of concrete placing boom, he avers, "Climbing concrete placing boom is mainly consists of tower body, climbing frames, slewing mechanism, upper-lower pedestals, boom assembly, hydraulic system, electrical system, etc., and is suitable for placing concrete up to diameter of 70 mtrs during construction of high-rise buildings. It is fixed in the lift shafts or floor openings and climbing is achieved through hydraulic power pack. Placing boom is controlled by a radio remote for ease of operation."

He further adds, "Our Spider Type concrete placing boom mainly consists of boom assembly, slewing mechanism, upper & sub pedestals, base frame, hydraulic system, electrical system, etc., and is suitable for placing concrete up to a diameter of 42 mtrs during construction of high-rise buildings. The benefits of using spider type placing booms are: it can be placed in suitable places required without being fixed. It features compact structure, light weight and can be lifted as a whole by a tower crane and if the tower crane is of smaller capacity i.e. 6 t it can be split in to 3 parts with heaviest part of 2.4 tons max and can be shifted easily with existing crane. Moreover, with excellent maneuverability, it can meet the requirements for concrete placement on different job sites and is ideal for concrete pumping and placing."

ACE has introduced 3 models in Climbing type with 28m, 32m and 35m boom lengths and 4 models in Spider type with 12m, 15m, 17m, and 21m boom lengths.

Volvo Eicher shows new Pro 6025 T, tipper truck at Excon

Strengthening its positioning in the aggregate sector, Indian trucking company Eicher, showed its new 'Pro 6025T' 6x4 box body, 220 hp, VEDX8, 7.7 litre, tipper truck at Excon 2015.The tipper trucks are available with rock body options between 14cum-18 cum. Mr. Ravishankar, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing & After Market, VE Commercial Vehicles says, "high gradients can be easily negotiated as these tippers comes equipped with crawler gears to maximize torque at wheels. In quarry applications, terrains are uneven and gradients vary, hence we have widest peak torque range in the Eicher Pro series tippers delivered by the VEDX8 engines, which minimizes the gear shifts and improve turnaround. The heavy duty chassis and rugged bogie suspension will ensure our tippers will last longer in tough and testing Indian quarry operations." Eicher makes the trucks and the engines through joint venture collaboration with Volvo at its facility at Pithampur in Central India.

Volvo Eicher Tipper Truck

Stros Esquire joint venture to promote cost competitive and reliable Passenger & Material hoists

A joint venture between Stros of Checzk republic and Esquire from Vadodara, India will enable the company to manufacture and promote cost-competitive yet reliable material and personnel hoists. This was mentioned by Mr. S. Gladston, CEO, and Mr. Shine. P. Sasidhar, Associate Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Stros Esquire Elevators & Hoists during Excon 2015.

Mr. Shine mentions "The JV is first of its kind in India to manufacture material and personnel hoists with 2 tons carrying capacity and 400 meters climbing height. It will provide us a leverage cost advantage as the entire series of the hoists will be manufactured at our state-of-the-art plant at Vadodara"

He adds, "This JV partnership manufacturing technically advanced hoists will allow us to have a strong brand standing in the fast developing highrise real estate market demanding safer solutions. Further, it will also allow us to provide superior product support to European and US markets backed by the expertise of Stros. The material and personnel hoists manufactured under the JV agreement will strengthen our position as a total solution provider to the real estate sector." The company displayed its new 2032 UPII F7, Nov series of hoist at the event, manufactured at Esquire's plant and would be marketed Directly in India to the rental segment as well as to the end EPC contractors.

Stros Esqure

Giving information about the technologically competitive features of the hoists, Mr. Shine says, "The special design hoists are equipped with two Patented Nord drives from Germany that prevent crashing of the hoists in case one of the drives fails. Hoists are fitted with STRs make safety system, which will be having a life of more than 12 years, which drastically brings down the operational cost & increases the viability for rental companies, The high wear resistant proven Imported Racks & Pinions provides better life to the hoist. The hoists are fitted with Limit switches that sense the racks and do not climb further if there are no racks present. The cage is welded of special quality steel. The hoists are equipped with Nord German safety brake motors and interlocking door systems."

The Nov series hoists are available with a maximum load capacity of 600-3200 kgs,8 module rack with maximum lifting height of 400 meters and internal cage dimensions of 2x4.2x1.5x2.45-2.53m.

Tata Motors Showcases Four New Construction Vehicles

Tata Motors unveiled four new construction and mining commercial vehicles, from its Construck range at Excon 2015 that include Tata PRIMA 3138.K32 CuM Coal Tipper, Tata PRIMA LX 2523.K RePTO, Tata PRIMA LX 3128.K 19 CuM Scoop HRT, and Tata SAK 1613. Amidst the new launches, the company also showcased four other construction & mining tippers from its ConsTruck range, namely Tata LPK 251810 CuM, Tata LPTK 2518 6X2, Tata PRIMA 3138.K AT, and Tata PRIMA LX 3123.K 22 CuM Box.

The Tata Construck range consists of Tippers, Transit Mixers, Truck mounted Cranes & Concrete Boom Pumps, engineered to address tough conditions and endure heavy duty cycles of the construction and mining industry with higher productivity and profitability. Pioneers in product innovations, Tata Construck Tippers cater to the widest range of applications like road construction, irrigation, coal, iron ore, marbles, port handlings, lime stone, concrete mixture, and municipal applications.

Rajesh Kaul Tata Motors Construction Vehicles

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Kaul, Business Head, Intermediate, Medium & Heavy Trucks, Tata Motors Ltd says, "We at Tata Motors are delighted to showcase some of our new construction and mining vehicles for the first time here at Excon. All the vehicles on display here from the Tata Motors CONSTRUCK range, are based on extensive customer feedback, built with world-class manufacturing standards, with their designs and aggregates tested to withstand some of the toughest working conditions. Designed to offer maximum vehicle uptime and lowest total cost of ownership, we will shortly introduce all four of our new vehicles in the market, backed by Tata Motors extensive sales and service network across the country."

Having done duty in some of the most challenging construction and mining sites across the globe, Tata Motors CONSTRUCK range is backed by Tata Motors Standard Warranty of 4 years/4 lakhs kms 4000 hours (5000 hours for PRIMA range), supported by an extensive sales network of over 1800 touch points, over 1800 service touch points and over 60,000 touch points for Tata Genuine Spares. On the highways of India, customers have access to a Tata Motors' service touch points every 50 kilometers.

With increased service intervals on aggregates, Tata Motors offers excellent aftermarket services support through value-added services like a 24X7 Workshops, Door Step Service though over a 100 mobile Workshops, Tata Prolife – for reconditioned aggregates, Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) packages, over 250 Dedicated On-Site Container Workshops, and industry first loyalty programs like Tata Delight & Tata Emperor.

Mahindra on Growth and Expansion Mode

Kairas Vakharia
The Mahindra EarthMaster Brand of Mahindra & Mahindra which has set its foot in the CE industry in India just five years back with its revolutionary Backhoe loaders has today become a well-known name in the industry. "We've entered into the market for long-run and hence keep investing for expanding our product portfolio and dealership networks. We are growing in terms of market share and positioning," says Mr. Kairas Vakharia, Senior Vice President - Innovation & Business Head - Construction Equipment, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Divulging in details, he says, "In the last 6 months, we have achieved a growth of 58% wherein the first quarter of the last year, we had market share of 2.1% which went to 3.5% this year. That apart, we are doing well in export as well and gained 10% market share in Nepal. Besides this, we've also entered into Bangladesh and Sri Lankan markets. With strong hold in neighboring countries, we have planned to export globally."

"In India, our current focus is on Eastern part where we have strong presence. We've also made our ways in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and other states and are counted as # 2 player in Rajasthan. We are regarded for our prompt customer sales services which we're catering through our 59 dealers' network," he adds.

On products expansion plan, he says, "We're working on increasing our product range and verticals and have introduced our Loaders and Pick N Carry cranes (12 ton) at Excon. We are also planning to launch 14 ton cranes shortly."

Mahindra EarthMaster SX

Talking on the cutting edge technology of Mahindra crane, he mentions, "Our cranes are equipped with electronic controller and sensors which give signals and feedbacks to operators and make their work easier. Moreover, it will help to prevent accident and mishap."

In his concluding remark, he avers, "As our Next Generation Backhoe Loader 'Mahindra EarthMaster' due to its high performance, safety and reliable qualities are fast becoming customer choice; we're expecting the same response for our other product range as well."

PMP Industries endeavours to maintain close relations with customers

At Excon, PMP Industries presented the latest version of its tailored solutions such as PMB mixer truck gearboxes, PMCI integrated travel drives, PMS drive systems, PMH MCF hydraulic motors, and PMH P TANDEM hydraulic pumps.

B Sivasankar
PMP Hydraulic Pumps
"For us participation at Excon has been an important concern. It has been a good forum for PMP to demonstrate its products and services," says Mr. B Sivasankar, Country Manager, PMP industries adding "PMP products and services have been useful to its clients in terms their specific technical requirement thus building trust and reliability. We, at PMP endeavour to maintain good and close relations with our clients by addressing their aftermarket and sale services as per requirements of the customers."

Talking about the localization, Mr. Sivasankar says, "Manufacturing in India gives the company advantages in terms of shorter delivery time for the local market, in terms of cost competitiveness and of designing and manufacturing solutions tailored directly to local customer needs. We are expecting that our new plant at Chakan will be working at full capacity early next year."

Giving his views on the prospects of CE market, he avers, "PMP is confident about market early recovery keeping in view government intents and focus on infrastructure development."

Trivenimet Fab Engineers to focus on valued solutions

Bengaluru based steel fabrication and pre-engineered solutions provider is planning to add enhanced value in the parts and components for the OEMs to ensure extended availability and total lifecycle costs of the equipment.

Avinash Agarwal
Mr. Avinash Agarwal, Director, Trivenimet says, "Since the inception of the company in 1997, our endeavor has been to add sufficient value to our offerings to the OEMs based on their set quality standards. This can be done by cutting steel appropriately at the specified lengths, width slitting, profile cutting, right shot blasting, and edge preparation during the fabrication process."

He avers, "Based on our close customers' orientation, we advise them to select raw materials in order to minimize equipment breakdown. We have capacity to produce the exact quantity required by the customers according to their needs and specifications at short notice. An example of this is that L&T Komatsu despite having a sound and captive vendor base gave us a month's time in 2008 to produce buckets for their wheel loaders. This was the time when the Indian construction market was at its peak. However, based on our strong engineering expertise, we could successfully prove ourselves."

Trivani Fab Products

Mr. Agarwal says, "We produce our fabricated parts & components and pre-engineered structural solutions, from superior quality of steel sourced from primary producers, involving JSW, Essar, and JSPL, so as to ensure extended longevity to the finished products. Our products are field tested for nine months wherein one of them is a rigorous application of granite block handling prior acceptance."

Trivenimet provides range of fabricated structures for construction equipment comprising, undercarriage, center frames, arms, buckets, hopper, revolving frames, body structures, booms, linkage structures, track frames among others. It also produces pre-engineered building structures for power plants, road over bridges, multistoried buildings and other core and industrial infrastructure projects. The solutions are produced at its 2,50,000 sqft plant in Bengaluru equipped with drilling, painting, and shot blasting machines.

New Value offering from PROMAN

R S Raghavan
South India based PROMAN Infrastructure Services, displayed a bouquet of new Crushing and Screening equipment during Excon. Mr. R.S.Raghavan, MD of PROMAN informs, the newer solutions are aimed at extensively optimizing plant operations for the quarry owners yielding sufficient value through the operations.

The company showcased its new PROjaw™ 5040 Jaw Crusher. The unit comes with a feed opening of 1250mm and feed opening depth of 1000mm which can accommodate a feed size of 900mm with output capacity at 760tph.

PROMAN Finedoor Screens at Site
The company also displayed its new PROcone 5010 cone crusher. Mr. Raghavan mentions, "5010 is a rugged and flexible machine that can be accommodated as a secondary unit for a large capacity, 400tph, three stage plant or as a tertiary fine cone for a two stage crushing plant to produce 200 tph of 0-20mm aggregates, or around 280tph of 0-40mm aggregates."

Entering the market for fine screening, the PROsizer launched during EXCON 2015 is meant for fine screening applications. It is a high frequency screen for fine screening used ideally for cuts below 2 mm material.

Targeting the Manufactured Sand market, PROMAN also showcased the new 350hp, PROMAN 1530 Vertical Shaft Grinder at the event for producing manufactured sand from steel slag. Mr. Raghavan informs that PROMAN will commission two new units in a Bellary region steel plant for producing manufactured sand. The company had earlier commissioned a 120 hp, PROMAN VSG 320 at the private steel producing major JSW for producing slag sand.

Looking at the rising demand for manufacture of plaster sand, PROMAN has introduced ProSizer Screens. These are high frequency, high efficiency linear motion screens perfectly suitable for fine screening of Plaster, Slag, Quartz, Feldspar, Limestone besides applications in other diverse industries. These are available in different sizes, number of decks and motor capacities to suit individual applications.

As an extended offer to produce Manufactured Washed Sand, PROMAN showcased its new PROMAN-Ortner 3000, 50-125tph plant for producing washed sand.

Sharing details of the product Mr. Raghavan says, The Ortner product is designed to dewater and remove fines, simultaneously classifying and rinsing sand and other fine materials. The unique feature of Ortner is that it uses less water and power compared to other dewatering and classifying machinery. The driving and vibrating mechanism is mounted under the pan, thereby preventing contamination with water and processed materials. This improves the life of the components as well. The plant is designed such that the angle, speed and vibrations can be changed according to the need. This function improves the flexibility of the unit and improves its capacity and efficiency. He adds, the vibration and rotation mechanism helps towards removal of superfines from the sand. The company has supplied units to L&T, Gammon, Afcons and others.

PROMAN has technical collaboration with Finedoor of United Kingdom for manufacturing screens. Vertical shaft impactors are manufactured under collaboration with Lippmann and REMco of US.

Apart from supplying the products to the domestic market, the company has entered into the export markets of Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and the USA. It has appointed Remco as its distributor for North and South Americas for its products.

Simem, the world leader in concrete technology, is banking on its batching plants with the latest technology.

Anand Sali
Concrete batching plant manufacturer will bank on their best features & attributes for promoting their plants in this fast growing competitive Indian concrete equipment market. Simem is recognised worldwide for their latest & advance technology, Mr. Anand Sali, Director, Simem India says, "We have batching plants to cater to the vast range between 20m3-240m3 per hour.

SIMEM Concrete Batching Plants
The worthiness and dependability of our batching plants is proved without doubt, based on their deployment in various prestigious projects across the world. The notable ones in India are: Mumbai- Pune Express way, A total of 4 plants, a 120 cum plant for Delhi Metro Rail project, and Bandra-Worli Sea link in Mumbai to name a few. The reliability and quality output of our plant makes them popular even for ready mix concrete industry, making them suitable for large scale housing projects."

"The advanced technical attributes of our plants is based on the superior technology made at our own dedicated design and engineering centre in Italy. Based on requirement of project, requiring faster completion and quicker commissioning of equipment, plant and machinery, Some of our plants do not need foundation & quicker to mobilize & dismantle after use."

Mr. Sali further adds, "Apart from the various technological features of our batching plants, an advance control system also helps in the maximum utilisation of the plants. This allows the operator of the plant, get real time data on the performance of the machine. We also manufacture our own Planetary and twin shaft mixers, based on our own design to give you one stop solutions. The products are most user-friendly and requiring minimum maintenance leading to maximum up-time."


Sommer Automation System
Introducing Sommer Anlagentechnik, Gmbh, Germany, Mr. Jan Jaap van der Neut, Senior Sales Director Asia, America, who especially came from Germany to attend Excon 2015 says, "Our company offers its clients a complete solution in production engineering and automation systems for precast concrete elements, starting with the ceiling and wall production and going up to commissioning of production plants, especially for ceiling and wall production."

Talking about company's important business areas, he states, "Sommer's business is split into areas like stationary production on lines, folding pallets and tilting tables; pallet circulation plants for production of slabs and massive walls in normal light concrete; field factories for production of elements on construction sites; multi-function-shuttering Robot, insulation–process application Robot (IPAR), shuttering for special purpose elements, shuttering for skeleton structures etc. All machines and plant components are delivered with different performances. The plants consist of modules & can be adopted to almost all market requirements, making a special reference to Indian requirement. The company finds good prospects for its production engineering and automotive systems for precast concrete element segment in India."

Maninder Singh
Sommer Precast Concrete Elements
Talking about the India operations of the company, Mr. Maninder Singh, Sales Manager India says, "The Indian operation of Sommer has been in existence in the country for the last five years or so. The response from the domestic precast segment to its products and services is very positive. Many important real estate projects such as Tata Housing project,Brigade group, Dubai Kef Holdings etc has successfully ventured into Precast Technology for their upcoming projects & many more to come."

"The company, he avers, is quite bullish on its business prospects in the country with government's current focus on Affordable Housing development, but higher penetration of precast system is needed in the construction sector to take due advantage of the precast systems in terms of benefits like speedy construction, quality turnout, and greater durability. The company Sommer is specialized in production engineering and systems for prefabricated concrete elements, which is an emerging construction system in the country."

Bonfiglioli to offer customized solutions for Indian market

With Indian construction equipment market showing signs of evolving towards maturity, fair number of Indian and foreign construction equipment manufacturing companies are getting attracted towards the Indian market. To be competitive in this challenging yet potentially huge market, these companies are looking to set up manufacturing facilities in India. All these manufacturers have their own engineering requirements & desire solutions that can deliver the optimal performance within the imposed constraints. This makes it imperative for construction equipment manufacturing companies to look for reliable partners who can understand these varied requirements and have technical expertise to design & manufacture these tailor made customised solutions. This was said by Mr. Kennady, Country Manager, Bonfiglioli India and Mr. Stefano Baldi, Business Unit Sales Director Bonfiglioli at Excon.

Stefano Baldi
The duo mentions, "The demand of tailor made drives will be mainly from road construction, earthmoving and material handling equipment. We will provide research and development support from our India based Global R&D Centre for these varied segments having their or structural, performance & duty cycle requirements, based on our global expertise of working with major OEMs in their respective fields comprising likes of Wirtgen, JCB, Terex, Schwing Stetter, etc."

They mention, "With project size becoming bigger, there is commensurate rise towards capacity of equipment, requiring higher travel drives. One of the notable examples is excavators and cranes, belonging to crawlers and mobile segment. With our fresh acquisition of German drive manufacturer, O&K, we now have the widest range of gearboxes never seen before in the industry, ranging from a small gearbox of thousand Nm capacity right up to large gearbox of 3.3 million Nm capacity. We are now completely well positioned, to cater to travel drives requirements for varied higher capacity excavators and cranes. We are now positioned to offer customized travel drives and gears for manufacturers involving, Linkbelt, XCMG, Manitowoc and Terex through our own and O&K's expertise.

Responding to a query, whether, Bonfiglioli will invest further in its Indian R&D arm precisely based on the fact that many crane manufacturers are looking to manufacture crawler cranes, suited to Indian job site applications, with capabilities to work at steep gradients, precisely for windmill projects. The officials mention, "We will definitely strengthen our Indian R&D arm besides getting the arm more integrated with our other global R&D facilities to provide customized solutions. We would also underline the fact that, each country is different in its requirements and we has decided to develop R&D capability in India to serve the peculiar requirements of the market in real time."

Bonfiglioli Customized Solutions

According to the officials, "Product support is being rendered throughcustomer training at our assembly facility and conducting preventive maintenance workshops at customer facility. We also have service engineers posted at various places who extend service support for critical issues. Our manufacturing facility in India, also gives advantage to our customers in terms of quick and effective response for product support."

ElectroMech focuses on Higher Capacity Infrastructure Projects

Tushar Mehendale
"We're focusing on precast and projects requiring higher capacity tower cranes. We're progressing well in acquiring a higher market share if the Indian tower crane business.We estimate to have achieved an almost 70% market share in 10Ton and above capacity tower cranes segment" avers Mr. Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech.

On being asked about the latest innovation at ElectroMech, he informs, "We are upgrading our gantry cranes and have recently introduced anti-swaysystems which help in moving heavy load with precision and control and improves both productivity and site safety. Our gantry cranes can be completely customized for SWL, span, lifting height, speeds and class of duty depending on the application. It can also be provided with multiple hoisting trolleys running on the same bridge or auxiliary hoisting mechanisms on the main trolley. Our cranes have proven themselves to be robust and are capable of withstanding the rigors of a variety of applications from steel yards to construction sites."

Talking on the achievements of Electromech-Zoomlion JV, he says, "The plus point of this JV is that Zoomlion has widest range of tower cranes which help us to be better positioned to cater to the wider range and challenging application areas of the infrastructure construction. Our globally advanced technology solutions from world leaderscoupled with our domain knowledge, and understanding of the local market and infrastructure, help our customers to get world-class solutions."

Electromech Gantry Crane

On export business, he says, "ElectroMech is an export-oriented company and a substantial chunk of its products are exported. Middle East is a market for us where we've our office and facility to cater to that region.We've earned a noteworthy reputation not only from the Indian clients, but also from other countries where our presence is quite significant."

Macons Unveils High Capacity Concrete Batching/Mixing Plants

Macons launched its high capacity concrete batching/mixing plant MAC-112 with twin shaft mixer in EXCON-2015.

Macons Concrete Batching Plant
This series of plants has been introduced in India for the first time. It is a very compact Plant with the entire structure requiring very minimum civil foundations (only four footprints) in comparison to any of the conventional plants. The plant is supplied in a ready-to use condition in completely pre-wired and pre-piped condition and hence, no erection time is lost. It also allows the clients to save time and money through easy transportation and lighter assembling works it entails while shifting plant from one site to another. This series of plants is provided with the latest Batching software.

The MAC model especially designed for the production of concrete at sites where the quality, flexibility and performance are the key features. The plant is made up in welded construction of steel profiles. The complete structure is shot blasted before the primary coat of paint being implemented. Two coats of paint are applied on elements such as stairs, balconies, pavements, discharge mouths of the aggregates bins to resist corrosion. The plant can be used for many applications including Ready-Mix Concrete production, Bridge, Jetty, Road, Canal, Building, Industrial park, Airport runway, and many more.

The most important advantage of MAC is that it requires less maintenance and provides more than 100% production which in turn leads to decrease in cost of production. The othersalientfeaturesare:
  • longer life to wear and tear parts, In- built control cabin not as an optional
  • Excellent mixing quality
  • In-built pipeline of water, additive, and Pneumatic
  • Tilting type control cabin for easy Transportation
  • Heavy duty structure
  • increase efficiency at site as it takes only one operator to run the plant
  • Available with skid
  • Separate power pack given for open/close of mixer gate window, no need to start mixer motor during cleaning or maintenance

Surelia Displays Next Gen Walk Behind Vibratory Roller

At Excon'15, Surelia Engineering Works launched its Next Generation Walk behind Vibratory Roller Model T-80 S which has more compaction power than its predecessor. It has total applied force of 3000 Kgs, static weight of 860 Kgs, and a fully hydrostatic unit with electric start engine for added handiness.

Surelia Vibratory Roller
According to Mr. Darshan S Gajjar, Manager Marketing, Surelia Engineering Works, "Our rollers are finely incorporated with finest grade components that help in providing maximized footings and compaction performance." The addition benefits of this roller include:
    • Used for Soil, Granular, Asphalt, Trenches and on Embankments
    • Encase with new appealing looks
    • Its extended member gives the ease of manoeuvring on the course
    • Complete indigenous design
    • Spares available at ease
    • Mr. Gajjar says, "We got good response from Excon 15. It's a huge platform where we displayed our machines and exchange ideas interacting with the customers. We met quality visitors who would be our potential buyers. The show has given us a lot of ideas and information about the industry drive, which help us to plan our expansion and progression for the future. It is a very good ground to get across the calculated map of where we want to be in future."

Sicoma Mixers Launches Twin Shaft Mixer

Prashanth Kumar
"We displayed our MAO series of Twin Shaft Mixers and MP series of Planetary Mixers at Excon which created good interests among our existing and potential customers," says Mr. Prashanth Kumar, Director, Sicoma.

Sicoma Twin Shaft Mixer
He informs, "Our newly launched, commercial version of MAO750/500 Twin Shaft Mixer is developed exclusively for the Indian market. This Mixer has the potential to reach out to low output capacity (30M3/Hr.) Batching Plants empowering it with a robust Twin Shaft Mixer and the Sicoma brand name attached to it. Our other products on display i.e MP750/500 Planetary Mixer and MAO3000/2000 Twin Shaft Mixer also attracted a lot of visitors and enquiries. I think Sicoma was the only stand in the show to display Mixers exclusively as Mixer manufacturers and suppliers. We were really very happy to see our Mixers on our esteemed OEM customers' plants on display. Overall the show was a good one from our point of view."

Evonik: Reach out to a New Level of Efficiency with DYNAVIS® Technology Formulated Hydraulic Fluid

At this year's Excon, Evonik Industries presented its DYNAVIS® technology and demonstrated how it can bring a new level of efficiency to hydraulic fluids.

DYNAVIS® technology from Evonik optimizes the viscosity of hydraulic fluids. Here's how: like most oils, hydraulic oils lose viscosity at high temperatures. In this state, the hydraulic fluid transfers less hydraulic energy through the hydraulic fluid system, because it has become hot and thin-bodied; "internal leakage" within the system increases and efficiency drops in the desired direction of flow.

In contrast, using a fluid formulated with DYNAVIS® technology results in less internal leakage and the hydraulic fluid system retains its efficiency, even at high temperatures. At the other end of the temperature scale, in extreme cold, oils become increasingly viscous and more difficult to pump. As a result, the hydraulic system consumes more energy, primarily through its pump drive. Here too, fluids formulated with DYNAVIS® technology reduce the pump's energy consumption.

"Last year, we brought DYNAVIS® technology to the China market. With this hydraulic fluid formulated to DYNAVIS® technology standards, Jinhua Junda Excavator Fittings, a machinery corporation, gained 7% fuel savings in normal operating conditions", says Carlos Vernet, Marketing Manager, DYNAVIS® Asia Pacific.

Evonik DYNAVIS Hydraulic Fluid

Effective this month, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is offering its customers hydraulic fluids formulated with DYNAVIS® technology. "We are confident of introducing DYNAVIS® technology to our local customers. With the robust marketing tools of DYNAVIS® technology, we can demonstrate easily to the hydraulic equipment owners and operators (e.g. excavators, loaders, etc.) the proven results of higher levels of fuel efficiency and productivity," says Mr. K.L. Murthy, Executive Director (Lubes) for IOCL.

Thyssen Krupp forays into Indian crushing and screening sector

Making its maiden participation in Excon 2015 in a bid to make foray into Indian crushing and screening sector, ThyssenKrupp Industries India displayed its 'Kubria' cone, single toggle jaw crusher and 'Multirok' vertical shaft impactors.

Siva Subramanian
According to Mr. Siva Subramanian, Managing Director, ThyssenKrupp Industries India, "Backed with the brand's sturdy design, higher capacity, low operating and wear parts cost, optimum efficiencies, Kubria, cone crushers will offer advanced technological expertise for hard rock crushing with core diameter options ranging from 900 mm to 1300 mm. These crushers will find application in production of ballast and chippings in the natural rock and gravel industries, ore mining, ore crushing in metallurgical plants, lime and cement industries, refractory industries and other primary industry areas, over life span of twenty five years."

He says, "Our single toggle jaw crusher comes with the largest antifriction bearings and the highest flywheel energy. They are specially designed for highest throughput rates for medium-hard to very hard material. Available in three sizes, they achieve throughput rates ranging upto 600 tph. Our single toggle jaw crushers are outstanding for their rugged design, low weight and space requirements and can be used in quarries, ore mining and crushing in metallurgical plants, recycling industry and other primary industry areas."

ThyssenKrupp Crushing Screening

Mr. Sivasubramanian mentions, "Thyssenkrupp's, Multirok vertical shaft impactors are tertiary crushers for production of high grade chippings or crushed sand from hard rock such as basalt, granite, diorite and gravel. The vertical arrangement of the rotor makes for a compact low weight unit that is ideal for mobile operations. The 'Multirok' VSI's comes between 120-400tph."

He says, "Product support to the equipment will be provided through our annual maintenance programmes. We will also provide options of remote monitoring of the equipment." Thyssenkrupp's crushers are completely manufactured at its plant in Pune which is also in line with our support to "Make in India " campaign of our Indian Government.

SPEEDCRAFTS Launches Higher Capacity Asphalt Batch Mix Plant

SPEEDCRAFTS Limited has launched its 175 tph capacity Asphalt Batch Mix Plant, being manufactured under design and technology collaboration with M/s Bernardi Impianti International, Italy. The plants are being manufactured at company's state-of-art facility that exceed all customer's expectations with their: user-friendly controls, fast & easy installation and start-up, low maintenance costs, and excellent fuel efficiency.

Speedcrafts Asphalt Batch Mix Plant

The Dryer drum of Asphalt Batch Mix Plant is designed for longer life. The universal burners work with either diesel or heavy oil. Batching Tower is fully automatic to offer the best guarantee in terms of product quality. The operator can choose all the required process parameters and all components of the tower will become automatically set to obtain the requested product. The main units of the tower such as elevator, screen, hot aggregate storage bins and mixer are designed for long life, low maintenance and reliability. Plants are provided with abrasion resistant cold feed bins. That apart, computerized control are provided for burner, temperature, damper, emergency plant shut down, sequential start, and stop, etc.

At Excon, SPEEDCRAFTS also displayed its Self Loading Concrete Mixers - model DS 1000 of 1 cbm & model DS 2500 of 2.5 cbm capacity, manufactured jointly with Dmix SRL, Italy.

Speedcrafts Excon

The company is manufacturing these self loading concrete mixers both for the Indian as well as the international markets with technology and key components from Europe. The concrete batching vehicles are 4x4 drives with off-road capability and deliver real concrete output of 1 cbm, 2.5 cbm and 4 cbm. The other unique selling points of mixers include: heavy duty machines with innovative technology; strong & dynamic environment; strong customer support, and wide network of branches/offices for after sales, services & spare parts.

These self loading concrete mixers are designed and manufactured taking into account improved ergonomics of the driving position and are equipped with modern safety devices.

Shell Lubricants

Shell Lubricants partners Tata Hitachi as its approved supplier in India Shell Lubricants has entered into an association with Tata Hitachi as an approved supplier. Under the announcement which was made during Excon, Shell Lubricants products will be used across entire Tata Hitachi product range in India.

Akhil Jha
Shell Lubricants Gadus
Shell Lubricants' products that have been approved by Tata Hitachi are Shell Tellus S3V 46, Shell Spirax S4 TXM, engine oils like Shell Rimula T3 15W40, Shell Rimula T4 15W40 and Shell Rimula T5 E 10W30, Shell Spirax S2G 90 gear oil and Shell Gadus S2V 220 2 grease. According to Mr. Akhil Jha, Vice President, Technical, Shell Lubricants India, "Our products help in protecting the refined engineered Tata-Hitachi machineries and contribute to their efficient operation by reducing lubricant consumption and lowering the maintenance costs."

He says, "Following this association with Tata Hitachi, Shell Lubricants has further consolidated its business presence in the Indian construction sector with product approvals from the other leading OEMs including Schwing Stetter, L&T Komatsu, and Putzmeister."

Mr. Jha mentions, "With demand of lubricants in India getting more value based, we will look for increasing partnership with OEMs backed by our research and development centers in Bengaluru, Houston and Amsterdam."

He adds, "Our production, storage and supply facilities include our state-of-the-art blending plant at Taloja, near Mumbai, 4 regional distribution centers and 12 depots. All of these are strategically located to ensure products are available throughout the country. These facilities enable us to effectively meet the demands of our customers."

Murphy Shows That Integration Is 'Simple'!

Murphy offers solutions that make Construction & Mining equipment user-friendly, safe, more intuitive, and ultimately more efficient. At Excon 2015, the company introduced 4 new products that go with their theme of Intelligent Equipment Integration. Murphy believes that equipment integration is Simple and that Technology can be a great enabler in making equipment perform better, be more user-friendly, be more productive, and most importantly safe to use.

The PV780 Touch Screen Module was shown for the first time in India. The PV780T has class leading ruggedness which is of prime importance in the Indian market. Other standard features include Sunlight View-ability, capacitive touch, IP67 Rating for outdoor use, voltage range of 6 to 32 VDC, operation temperature of -40 deg. C to +85 deg. C and also has Control Capability using State Machines and Complex Algorithms. To add to this, it can take continuous vibration of 7.9g (in 3 axis) and Shock of 50g making it perfect for Dump trucks, Graders, Dozers, Drill rigs, and a host of other Construction & Mining applications.

Murphy Excon Stand

The Murphy – Trinetra Telemetry Solution package is a CANJ1939 based Equipment Telemetry solution that adds to the Integration of equipment. Communicating with just 2 wires, all the Data shown on the Equipment Display gets sent to a remote server where customers can log in and view all Machine Alerts and Reports. A non-complicated interface shows you Fuel Levels, Fuel Consumption, Machine Utilization (day/week/month), current faults and also allows you to generate reports to your liking. SMS and Email alerts can also be setup.

OEMs always wish they had someone to keep a watch on their equipment. The MDL 8.1 Equipment Black Box does exactly that. True to its name, like any on-board black box, it records information continuously so that it can be used for Trend Analysis, Disaster Root Cause Analysis, Fuel Economy Studies and even comparative analysis between sites and equipment. The MDL8.1 is a rugged CANJ1939 unit that takes information directly from the Equipment Display Module and stores it with a Date and Time stamp in a proper tabulated format. With "Burst Mode" operation and "Plug and Play" feature it is a great unit for logging complete warranty information. It is presently available in both 4GB and 8GB memory options.

The MPC-10 Controller is a powerful, rugged controller that supports J1939 CAN protocols for electronically governed engines as well as I/O for mechanical engines for fault and safety shutdowns. With a standard operating sequence of 22 machine states and a menu structure that is incredibly versatile, it is great for applications like Compressors, Concrete Pumps, Slurry/mud Pumps, Blowers and even Flood Control where a Rugged module is needed. It boasts of three levels of menu security, is viewable in full sunlight, has tactile feedback buttons, is fully sealed to meet IP67 rating and also has CE and CSA (Non-Hazardous Environment) Approval.

Quippo Construction Equipment Limited positive on business growth

Himadri S Bhattacharjya
With demand firming up, construction equipment rental major, Quippo Construction Equipment Limited is looking forward for increased off-take of construction equipments. As Mr. Himadri S Bhattacharjya, MD, Quippo Construction Equipment Limited, says "We expect the trend of fresh equipment acquisitions to continue both from the rental companies/ Players and Corporates. There has been an ebb in demand in the recent past from the corporate with majority of them off-loading their equipment, to the rental sector. However, the new government's pro-infrastructure development policies have created fresh expectations among the developers and fresh contracts being awarded, we expect demand for Rental of Construction Equipments to grow up and seizable portion of the demand is expected from the road,power and telecom sector."

He also mentions, "We have been providing various Equipment Solutions to our customers that are tailor-made as per the requirements of the customers. However, we will undertake the proper due diligence and commercial viability for the projects, prior to renting out the equipments."

Atarw Technologies

Bangalore-based Atarw Technologies, is a niche aftermarket full range IT company. In the midst of me-too service oriented IT industry, Atarw differentiates itself by its unstinted focus on "aftermarket domain" and complete range of products and services. Atarw's mature products / services baskets and customer engagement models allow OEMs and their dealers to outsource all IT related activities to a reliable IT partner and hence helps clients focus on building their businesses. Atarw's customers not only benefit from world class solutions and products, but also the competitive advantage of implementing best-in class processes.

Channabasavanna H Sharanappa
Mr. Channabasavanna H Sharanappa, CEO of the company informs, "Atarw is an Aftermarket specialist. We combine more than two decade years of experience to design and roll out enterprise scale products with robust engineering services offerings and consultation expertise to power Aftermarket revenues for our clients."

"The company's focus, he explains, is on three key drivers of transformative Aftermarket change: modernizing the Aftermarket system, advancing customer care and empowering Aftermarket services teams to deliver world-class customer experience."

Stating that it is a new concept in Indian context, Mr. Channabasavanna feels that with focus on lean and mean organization structure in mind, there could be a good market for such services in times to come. As an Aftermarket specialist firm, Atarw has already established its credentials in the market with reputed fortune 500 companies and global manufacturing giants. Atarw collaborates and partners with these companies to register long-term gains for the users of its services. So far the professional teams at Atarw have been able to make a distinctive impact on OEMs and their dealer community.

Atarw, adds Mr. Channabasav- anna, is committed to long-term mission of helping its clients realize their full potential and resolve all bottlenecks in the way of their growth and wellbeing. It is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in terms of infrastructure, tools and captive power and manpower resources.

Raj Petro

Anirban Das
Mumbai based lubricant producer, Raj Petro is looking forward to increase its presence through enhanced endorsements through their customers penetration and OEMs. This was mentioned by Mr. Anirban Das, (Country Head), Raj Petro.

He informs, "We're looking for more tie-ups with OEMs by offering them specialized value-added products to get their support through brand endorsements. The specialized products will allow them to have increased drain out intervals of their equipment for enhanced availability. Our new initiatives towards this direction are the various high end of products which can enhance the life of the oil and would take care of machine condition.

Raj Petro Lubricant

Mr. Das says, "We are in talks directly with various OEMs and customers to use products which are already ready to take care of future demand. The strategy of Raj Petro is to become more customers centric by providing value in sales. Our new Vendor Management Inventory system is a step towards this direction. Taken as pilot projects for contractor Afcons for its upcoming road projects in Jammu & Kashmir region, VMI has extensively minimized the inventory cost of the consumers as they need to place orders according to their actual requirements."

He adds, "To provide timely product availability to off-highway equipment owners involved mainly in construction and mining activities in remote areas, we have taken extra care to reach to all customers at every location at the right time with right value proposition to exceed the customer expectation which will help customers to reduce cost by reducing the down time with extensive service network across the country. We are making our distribution network strong."


Suretech Infrastructure displayed its own specialized infrastructure and foundation engineering equipment and services, prominently Digga, a worldwide leading manufacturer and exporter of gearboxes and attachments for the earthmoving machinery.

Talking about Digga, Mr. Alan Wade, Vice President Sales and Mr. Lionel Smitka, marketing manager global says, "Our company based in Australia manufactures the largest range of compact high torque planetary drives for drilling in soil and hard rock for foundations, fencing, crash barriers, poor transmissions\ towers, plantations, road signs, poles, posts, screw piles... Its auger drives and anchor drives can be attached to construction equipment like crawler excavators, micro and mini excavators, backhoe loaders, tractors, telescopic cranes, making them all rounder for every segment in infrastructure construction projects.

Sunil Newatia
Talking about Suretech, Mr. Sunil Newatia, Chairman, says, "We are a leading distributor of construction equipment in the country and our diversified area of operation include, piling, foundation and ground improvement solutions, earthwork and demolition equipment and solution. We represent leading overseas equipment manufacturers like Dieseko Group, Netherlands, BSP International Foundations, UK, Simex Srl,Italy, Cosben Srl, Italy, TSBC Engineering, Malaysia, Eimco Elecon and Kobelco Construction Equipment."

Suretech has been actively associated with important projects of leading infrastructure companies like Afcons, Gammon, HCC, IVRCL, L&T, Reliance, Simplex etc. The company is in rental business also serving the rental needs of its clients. It recently celebrated its 25 years of its service to the industry. According to Mr. Newatia, "The Company has been working on its mission for the last 25 years providing a comprehensive solution to infrastructure engineering through the Indian sub-continent with professionalism, expertise and high quality service, due to which its customers always consider Suretech as their first choice.

Trelleborg Unveils Innovative Range of Sealing Solutions

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, one of the leading developers, manufacturers, and suppliers of precision seals and bearings introduced Zurcon® Glyd Ring® D at Exconwhich gives the perfect combination of sealing performance and service life, through optimized contact pressure and minimized heat generated from friction.

Trelleborg Glyd Ring
The new Zurcon® Glyd Ring® D is manufactured from Zurcon® Z13 polyurethane material, which has been specially developed to cope with pressures up to 500 bar / 7,250 psi at both sides of the seal and at temperatures up to +120°C / +248°F. The seal therefore gives long life, even under demanding conditions. Offering superb mechanical and elastic properties, the seal loses none of its resilience and can be used in cylinders with lower quality inner walls. Core industrial applications for Zurcon® Z13 Glyd Ring® D include construction machinery, earthmoving equipment, mobile cranes, forklift trucks and any other solutions involving mobile hydraulics.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Besides this, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions also presented its revolutionized cassette seal design with its new CSL 1500 which is a unique innovative seal that incorporates opposing sprung lips and a stacked design to reduce friction and wear, extending seal life while improving contaminant exclusion and static sealing ability. Originally designed for agricultural and construction equipment, the CSL 1500 has been vigorously tested in the laboratory and field to prove reliability. The seal has completed 3,000 hours of slurry and hot oil testing as well as over a year of gruelling field service without leakage.

Another launch at Excon was, Zurcon® Z82, a seal material that welcomes the sun. The Zurcon® Z82 material is ideal for pneumatic and hydraulic applications, many of which are in extremely harsh environments where equipment is continually exposed to the sun, such as, in offshore oil & gas facilities and on-off-highway equipment. When Zurcon® Z82 is used, seal life will be extended and maintenance for seal replacement can be reduced. This is a very important benefit where downtime can have a significant effect on a manufacturer's or operator's bottom line.

Scania showcases its flagship range of premium P 410 mining tippers

Scania Mining Tippers
Scania Commercial Vehicles India showcased its premium mining tippers, the P 410 (8x4) coal body and P 410 (8x4) SSAB rock body, at Excon besides its special aftermarket customer support applications and services like Fleet Management Service (FMS), Scania lubricants and other genuine parts. Scania is also enabling customers with convenient finance options to make purchase of vehicles easier.

Mr. Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania India and Senior Vice President, Scania Group says, "Scania is bullish on the Indian market, especially the mining sector, and we are confident of growing further in the coming year. We have consistently delivered best-in-class products embedded with the most advanced safety features, comfort and quality, helping customers achieve increased operational efficiencies. Our products are designed to withstand the toughest and most demanding mining conditions. The Scania P 410 tippers are the most sought after products by leading mining companies in India. As part of our unmatched aftermarket service support to customers, delivered via our strong service points, we offer Scania lubricants and genuine parts for superior vehicle performance and uptime."

Scania is a true ambassador of the 'Make in India' vision. The company is planning to double its manufacturing capacity in India over the next five years and significantly augmenting its employee base in the country. Since its entry into the Indian market, the company has achieved a number of significant milestones. Its emphasis on Total Operating Economy (TOE) and truly sustainable and safe transport solutions is constantly delivered through its offerings. All Scania products come with the promise of market leading productivity, maximised vehicle uptime and outstanding fuel efficiency, which help customers realize industry best Total Operating Economy (TOE).

GCAPL's SCADA Solution for Asphalt and Concrete Batching Plant

Gayatri Control
Being an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Gayatri Control and Automation Pvt. Ltd. (GCAPL) is a renowned name in the Automation Industry for its top quality Control Panels and custom made as per the requirements and specification of the customers. Due to its approach of providing consistent, accurate, and quality products, GCAPL has successfully developed a wide customer base not only in India but also across the world.

GCAPL manufactures Control Panels to meet the needs of various industries ranging from plastic machinery to road construction machinery, rolling mills to material handling equipment, air compressors to printing and packaging machinery. Also on the anvil are plans to further expand the scope to other manufacturing industries. Other than the standard range, the company has the highest technological capabilities to offer suitable tailor made system as per specific requirements of the customer.

SCADA Control System
The system uses touch screen PLC technology to integrate all the batching functions into one integrated controller which provides real time batching control on a PLC and all in one PC. Windows based user-friendly system will inspire you with how quickly a new operator can learn the system.

Plants can be operated and monitored from two places, which allows you uninterrupted smooth production process. Alarms messages with history of fault warning. Total 999 Recipes can be configured according to batch requirement for fast production. Any part of the plant can be run manually and controls are customized to your exact plant needs. Fully interlocked system complies with all safety standards for global market to prevent accidents and lost time.

Gayatri SCADA Control System

This Control System provides the precision necessary for today's increasingly sophisticated batching control with latest technology.

Salient Features:
  • Designed for Heavy Duty Operations
  • Simple weighing calibration
  • Integrated safety technology
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Low maintenance and cost-efficient
  • Full connectivity
  • Customized operator panels
  • Remote operation / remote access
  • Production and batch reports
  • One-click web mapping function
  • Concrete calculator
  • Solution for Concrete Batching upto 330 m3/hr
  • Solution for Asphalt Batching upto 240 TPH
  • Auto/Manual Mode Easy to use software.

ELOFIC Industries Enters Industrial Filter Segment

Established in 1951, Elofic Industries, one of the most reputed and renowned automotive filter manufacturing companies with five modern facilities in the country, after successful marketing of its filters, lubricants, oils, and greases for the automotive sector, has entered into industrial filter segment adding new range of products to its portfolio.

Pawan Sharma
"With increasing focus on infrastructure demands, Elofic has launched filters for construction, earthmoving, and industrial segment that share a common bond of trust, durability and performance," says Mr. Pawan Sharma, Vice President Domestic Business, adding "ELOFIC has been constantly adding filter for various application to its product portfolio in order to widen its range and building a robust network to increase its reach."

Disclosing that the company has plans to set up its new manufacturing facility in Gujarat by 2018, he states, "Innovative engineering is an integral part of Elofic's manufacturing operations. It adopts a distinctive three way methodology to understand, implement and deliver products transcending customer expectations. New product development is undertaken based on customer specific requirements, product benchmark and design based on the customer inputs. Strict statistically based Quality Assurance procedures are adopted throughout the manufacturing chain."

He adds, "Our R&D department is recognized by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India has a perfect blend of latest in CAD technology and highly qualified design engineers to develop superlative new products and constantly improve the performance of the existing one."

Elofic Excon Stall

Elofic has a very well established marketing network, consisting of 14 Business Units, 1000 stockists and over 30,000 retailers spread all over the country. Over the period, the company has emerged as a brand leader and one of the finest names in filtration and lubricants products. Being a globally competitive company, Elofic is exporting over 35% of its total produce.

Palfinger India

Truck mounted knuckle boom crane manufacturer, Palfinger India, is looking to promote its cranes after thoroughly understanding the end users requirements. The same is backed up with detailed stability drawing in sync with vehicle of customer's choice and loading requirements of the user. The inputs which chiefly incorporate safety elements take into consideration aspects like loading and stability factor, prior mounting choice of customer to the truck chassis.

Karthi Swaminathan
Palfinger Truck Mounted Knuckle Boom Crane
The strategy to engineer the cranes along with the truck chassis is being worked by Palfinger at par with its globalstandards for mounting the cranes on the trucks. The company will promote this in a bigger way, to make its cranes more popular in India. Mr. Karthi Swaminathan, DGM, Institutional Business, Palfinger Cranes India says, "Our wholesome strategy is to offer a safer product with enhanced stability and mobility as compared to conventional pick-n-carry cranes. These cranes are much suitable to work at undulated job sites and altogether, at construction job sites irrespective of distances. Featuring, the knuckle boom, they are suitable to work in areas which are not accessible by conventional stiff boom telescopic truck mounted cranes."

He explains, "Application engineering, which is incorporated in the cranes is based exactly on understanding the application of the user. Based on the same, we take data from Truck manufacturer / ARAI and calculate the stability of the vehicle, and design the crane accordingly with our own licensed design software. Based on the calculation of stability, we look for mounting the cranes either at rear or front of the truck chassis. "Stability factor is calculated on the basis of the jobs the cranes will be doing through our range of attachments involving, simple hook application the clamp shell buckets, brick grab handlers and various grapples and buckets pole manipulator for erection of poles." Palfinger has supplied its cranes to projects for various infrastructure projects like metro rail, oil & gas platform, high raises, factories through leading contractors like L&T, Afcons, ITD, etc.,

Gulf Oil Mark Business Presence on Valued Product Offerings

Gulf Oil will leverage its business presence through its range of valued product offerings.

Ravi Chawla
Speaking on this, Ravi Chawla - Managing Director, Gulf Oil Lubricants says, "Value proposition in our lubricants has been consistently ensured by our global technology centre in India that has been working closely with OEMs like Ashok Leyland, L&T Komatsu, Leyland Deere, Schwing Stetter, Scania, Man Trucks, Volvo Penta Engines among others to produce the desired solutions. We have been making investments in our global technology centre for carrying out advancements in varied R&D tools." According to the company, the drains oil intervals of Gulf's gear oils are 2,40,000 kms, engine oils are 80,000 km and hydraulic oils are at 1,000 hrs.

Mr. Chawla says, "One of our very recent initiatives to enlarge our valued product offerings is entering into an alliance with Whitmore of USA to promote its greases in India. Under the marketing alliance which was formed six months back, we will exclusively distribute Whitmore's specialized greases in the Indian market following tests. Composed of specialized oil and synthetic polymers, the greases are ideal for usage in off- and on-highway construction equipment, working in high temperatures. We have also introduced our new Gulf AW series hydraulic oils with superior oxidation properties in the Indian market. We will strengthen our support services in terms of timely availability of our products to our 500 end users in the construction sector, prominent among them are L&T, Sharporjee Pallonji. Strengthening of support services will include, leveraging our laboratory and onsite engine condition monitoring support services, based on the requirements of the end users."

Gulf Oil caters to the requirements of the construction and mining equipment customers directly through its 33 depots located across the country with a team of 20 service personnel. The Hinduja Group Company has its blending and storage facilities at Silvassa near Mumbai with a capacity of 90,000 kl.

Wacker Neuson showcases range of new products for business expansion

Construction equipment manufacturing entity, Wacker Neuson displayed its range of trash pumps at Excon 2015. The 2", 3", 4" and the trailer mounted 6 inch trash pumps are for various dewatering and municipal applications. Speaking about the pumps on display, Mr. Senarat Jayasekera, Regional President, Wacker Neuson says, "We have supplied these pumps to various Indian Municipality whereas the results are very encouraging."

The company also introduced its new range of mini excavators and dumpers at the show. On this, Mr. Jayasekera avers, "The mini excavators are ideally suited for mobility on narrow roads and restricted spaces where bigger excavators and dumpers are difficult to manoeuvre and operate."

Wacker Neuson Products

Buoyed by upcoming road infrastructure projects, Wacker Neuson also displayed their range of light towers. The portable light towers powered by silent engines are environment-friendly.

According to Mr. Jayasekera, "Indian customers have started emphasizing on quality products with ours being premium ones. We will focus on niche markets by offering total solutions. Emphasis on niche markets will minimize the issue of large price variations both from our and customers' end. Nonetheless, along with retaining our market presence, we will also emphasize on expanding our business share by appointing additional dealers and support personnel to emphasize on product efficiency, increased performance and last but not least for providing localized sales and service support".

Besides new product ranges, Wacker Neuson also displayed its walk behind rollers for asphalt and concrete compaction, vibratory plates, vibratory rammers, concrete vibrators and external vibrators.

Safari's Machines Gives maximum performance with minimal downtime

Safari is a renowned name in the Indian construction industry for manufacturing machines that are sturdy, require less & easy maintenance and can be easily repaired on construction sites to reduce down time. At Excon, the company displayed its range of products that include JK Mini Crane, Hand Feed Concrete Mixer, Reversible Drum Mixer and JK Tough Rider.

JK Mini Crane is a flagship product of SAFARI and has been used for affordable, efficient & safe lifting of all kinds of building materials including rebars, bricks, waterproofing material, sand, window grille, etc. The quick and easy operation of JK Mini Crane has eliminated the use of tower crane on multiple construction sites in India, hence reducing costs & hassles associated with tower cranes.

JK Mini Crane Hand Feed Concrete Mixer

Safari's Hand Feed Concrete Mixer is a one bag 10/7 mixer, designed to give maximum performance with minimal maintenance. It is highly popular in Asian & African market due to its compact design and durability. Reversible Drum Mixer is an automated mixer machine with digital weighing system and can be powered by a diesel engine or an electric motor.

JK Tough Rider is a mini site dumper used to move concrete and other building material on construction site. This tough rider is manufactured entirely from steel [as fiber parts wear out too soon] and is powered by original Mahindra engine & axles.

Safari excels in manufacturing heavy duty and long lasting reversible drum mixers, which are easily maintainable on site due to its unique design update. The company has pan-India sales, service & dealer network and exports to many Asian and African countries.

Safari generates good business enquires and also sold many of its products during the show.
NBM&CW January 2016
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Spread over 32,00,000 sqft of display area, CII Excon 2023 attracted over 75,000 visitors, 1,021 exhibitors, including more than 100 from overseas (as per preliminary figures; final will be revealed post-UFI audit), and participation

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Sustainable Construction takes Center Stage at WOC India 2023

Sustainable Construction takes Center Stage at WOC India 2023

The 9th edition of World of Concrete India was organised by Informa Markets in India, a leading B2B event organizer, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The three-day event that concluded on October 20, 2023, was marked by the presence

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EXCON 2023: A Window to India's Engineering Prowess & Global Competitiveness

EXCON 2023: A Window to India's Engineering Prowess & Global Competitiveness

There is a great deal of anticipation amongst exhibitors and visitors from across India and abroad for the upcoming Excon’23. The trade event, one of the largest in Asia in the infra construction equipment sector, has grown

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Global Maritime India Summit 2023 Modernizing Logistics and Coastal Shipping

Global Maritime India Summit 2023 Modernizing Logistics and Coastal Shipping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while inaugurating the third edition of Global Maritime India Summit 2023 held in Mumbai, remarked that India has a vast coastline, a strong riverine eco-system, and a rich cultural

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India Warehousing & Logistics Show A key platform for knowledge sharing in Warehousing & Logistics Industry

India Warehousing & Logistics Show A key platform for knowledge sharing in Warehousing & Logistics Industry

The 10th-anniversary edition of the India Warehousing & Logistics Show (IWLS) is scheduled to take place for three days at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E) in Mumbai from November 21st

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Excon 2023 - Propelling India’s Technological Prowess & Global Stature

Excon 2023 - Propelling India’s Technological Prowess & Global Stature

Preparations for the upcoming Excon 2023 edition are in full swing, with organizer CII, in collaboration with various departments of the Karnataka state government, planning key activities for the attendees. No doubt, given the impressive stature of the

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Terex India Hosts TEXCON 2023

Terex India Hosts TEXCON 2023

Terex India’s TEXCON 2023 event, held at its Hosur facility in Tamil Nadu, showcased an impressive line-up of Technological and Sustainable Solutions for Construction and Recycling Industries. P.P. Basistha reports. Terex, global manufacturer of materials

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JCB India: Growing its Excavator Business Across Sectors

JCB India: Growing its Excavator Business Across Sectors

JCB India is leveraging its design and manufacturing capabilities to market its excavators as it aims to meet the rising demand from infra development projects. P.P. Basistha witnesses the company’s manufacturing prowess and wide range of products at the

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Crane Owners Association of India Organizes 11th AGM

Crane Owners Association of India Organizes 11th AGM

Cowners came together for the 11th Annual General Meeting of Crane Owners Association of India (COAOI) on 29th September 2023 at the Taj Palace Hotel, Mumbai. The gathering included esteemed members of COAOI. SANY India was the event’s partner

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ICEMA: Laying the Foundation for a Transformative Future

ICEMA: Laying the Foundation for a Transformative Future

ICEMA’s CE Technology Summit brought together industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries to identify key challenges in the development and adoption of advanced in-house technologies. “The Technology Vision Roadmap developed by the Construction

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Demtech: Bigger & Better in 2023

Demtech: Bigger & Better in 2023

The second edition of Demtech 2023 Conference and Exhibition, held at Bengaluru on the 28th and 29th September 2023, played host to 450 delegates, representation from 10 countries, and 45 exhibitors. The success of Demtech 23 has once again proved

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CCMA to organize 4th International Suppliers Conference 2023 on “Construction Chemicals for Next Gen”

CCMA to organize 4th International Suppliers Conference 2023 on “Construction Chemicals for Next Gen”

The 4th edition of the International Conference of Suppliers for leading manufacturers and suppliers of construction chemicals is being organized by the Construction Chemicals Manufacturers Association (CCMA). The conference will be held on 4th and

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Mumbai to host 3-day India Warehousing & Logistics Show from November 21st

Mumbai to host 3-day India Warehousing & Logistics Show from November 21st

The 10th-anniversary edition of the India Warehousing & Logistics Show (IWLS) is scheduled to take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E) in Mumbai from November 21st. This event, organized by RX India, a part of RX Global (www.rxglobal.com)

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CVF Off Highway 2023 - Wraps Up with Remarkable Success

CVF Off Highway 2023 - Wraps Up with Remarkable Success

In a whirlwind one-day event featuring 10+ sessions with 40 esteemed speakers, over 35 partners, and a turnout of 350+ delegates, CVF Off Highway 2023 marked a triumphant close of its 3rd Edition. CVF Off-Highway has solidified its position as the

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Green Compliant Office Buildings Boom in India

Green Compliant Office Buildings Boom in India

The recently released CBRE-CII joint report titled ‘Indian Real Estate: Taking Giant Strides - 2023 Mid-Year Outlook’ highlights the growing focus of developers and occupiers on sustainability, green-certified office stock in India, which has increased by over

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ICEMA Organizes Annual Session on CE Industry

ICEMA Organizes Annual Session on CE Industry

The 2023 Annual Session of ICEMA (Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association) focused on Innovation, Investment, Sustainability and Localization as key imperatives for growth and presented perspectives of industry experts. Union Road

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CVF Off Highway Forum - Shaping the Future of Indian Off Highway Equipment Markets

CVF Off Highway Forum - Shaping the Future of Indian Off Highway Equipment Markets

The highly anticipated CVF Off Highway Forum set to take place on August 24th, 2023, at Eros Hotel, New Delhi, will provide a platform for industry professionals to exchange ideas, explore collaborations, and drive innovation. This event will bring

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First edition of Construction Tradeshow ‘Gujarat CONEX 2023’ to be held from 21st to 23rd September

First edition of Construction Tradeshow ‘Gujarat CONEX 2023’ to be held from 21st to 23rd September

Gujarat CONEX 2023, an international trade fair for Construction Machinery, Building Materials & Machines, Mining Machines, and Construction Vehicles is being organized by K and D Communication and Messe Muenchen India in collaboration

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