The company is very focused on strengthening its product range and after sales support network. With the Government’s focus in the country on infrastructure and development projects, the future looks bright for JCB. With the investment, we have made in our factories in Ballabhgarh and Pune, JCB is well-placed to meet the demands of the market. It is an exciting time to be involved in the Indian market and we are delighted to be playing an important role in the country’s growth, he added.
At Excon 2009, JCB DIESELMAX, the world’s fastest diesel car powered by JCB engines stole the show. This was a testimonial to JCB’s commitment to innovation and technology. The car broke the official FIA diesel engine land speed record, attaining a speed of 350.092 mph (563.418 kmph).
VolvoCommanding a prominent position with a display area of 1,440 m2 at Excon 2009, Volvo presentation provided a good insight to its product offerings for the customers with new products unveiled for the first time to visitors and customers. This included a granite version of Volvo’s 21 tonne EC210 BP Crawler Excavator, ensuring excellent performance in the granite and quarry application with fuel efficiency advantage, 47 tonne EC 460 BLC Prime Excavator, a new SD 110 Single Drum Soil Compactor featuring best–in–class leading compaction force and excellent gradeability.
In addition, there were other products from Volvo—approved refurbished L90 E Loader, G930 Motor Grader, ABG 7820 Asphalt Paver Finisher and an engine from Volvo Penta and an FM 400 Unit from Volvo Trucks. Apart from these hard products,there was a range of soft offerings displayed–Volvo Rents, Used equipment, Site Simulation, Genuine Volvo parts and services, Operator Training Centre and Volvo’s world renowned Resource Centre for Asphalt and Soil Training Academy—RASTA. Also on display was the SFINX—a concept Excavator which exemplified how an excavator might look like in the future. Through these products and services Volvo endeavored to put forward and reinforced its commitment to the Indian market, underlining firmly its message that the company is a total solution provider, facilitating and providing class leading products and services to its customers throughout the ownership life cycle.
At the interactive meet, Mr. Baer and his team took the opportunity to acquaint about Putzmeister’s vision for the future and its promising growth plans in the Indian market. Mr. Baer described India as its co–market, where sky was the limit for its operations. He said we are focusing on localization of non core components for our concrete pumps, which should prove beneficial to our customers. We have always worked hard to give the best and the most advanced systems to the world and India would not be an exception in our scheme of things.
All our pumps are fitted with the latest S-Valve technology as compared with our counterparts, which is why there are less breakdowns, unlike pumps being offered in the market place. Our first phase of expansion at our facility in Goa is over and we are concentrating on other phases of our expansion, which is expected to roll out new products. We have invested a lot in our India plant which is one of the biggest plants of Putzmeister and have installed latest machinery. In boom pumps segment, we are currently leading the market in India and expect to do the same in the next 2-3 years, he claimed.
The interactive meet was attended by Group CTO Dr Gerhard Karch from Germany, P Gabri, Director Sales and Mr. Pratik Jain, General Manager (Marketing), Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt. Ltd.
ECELEscorts Construction Equipment Limited (ECEL), the Construction Equipment and Material Handling Equipment manufacturing arm of Escorts Limited, launched three new products in the construction equipment space at the Excon. The company recently signed a distribution agreement with M/S Manitou BF, SA Corporation of France for its Maniscopic range of telescopic handlers and range of access platforms. Besides this, ECEL is introducing Wheel Loaders and Motor Graders for the Earthmoving segment by having an agreement with Xiamen Machinery Company Limited (XGMA) of China for marketing the products in India. All the newly launched products were showcased at Excon 2009.
The company has been adding new products to its existing portfolio thereby offering a wide range of innovative and value-engineered solutions to its customers. In July 2009, ECEL signed an agreement with China’s Hunan Zoomlion International Trade Co. Ltd, world’s top 10 mobile crane manufacturers, to market a wide range of Truck Cranes in the range of 12T-150T and All-Terrain Truck Cranes 180T-350T in India.
The Maniscopic range of telescopic handlers includes rough terrain telehandlers of carrying capacity 5T and maximum lift height of 30m. The Wheel Loaders range include 3T-5T with dump heights of 3 meters and motor grader with operating range of 15T-17T with engine power of 175-240hp. ECEL will market and provide after sales, service & support through its extensive network of 104 support locations across the country.
“By launching these world-class products in the domestic market, Escorts will be able to provide a one-stop solution to buyers,” he further added.
Commenting on his experience and new product line, he said, “the company launched Crawler Mounted Crushing Plant with Jaw Crusher at the show. The response for this equipment far exceeded our expectations. The Apollo Crushers are manufactured in technical collaboration with KDS Machinenbau of Germany, the successor of world renowned Boehringer technology. The equipment has a true mobility with compact dimensions. It is used for Remote operations with advanced controls and also has a wide range of options for customization.”
Elaborating about his company, product range and marketing performance, he added, the company offers a variety of equipment for the Asphalt road construction industry and is currently moving towards being a one-stop shop. It has captured a lion’s share of the Indian market in this segment and over 30% of its revenues are flowing from exports. This is because of its quality products that the company has carved out a niche for itself in the industry by consistency in delivering reliable products equipped with the latest technology at competitive prices. The entire operation is strongly backed by quick and prompt pan-India after sales service. Explaining future plans he said that the company’s future plans include offering a range of compaction equipment-soil & tandem equipped with the latest European technology.
Terex VectraTerex, the third largest construction equipment manufacturer in the world is all set for a larger role in the Indian construction equipment market. The strategy of the US headquartered conglomerate is to introduce products based on the specific needs of Indian buyers. The focus for now is on delivering Reliability and Economy including fuel efficiency, low maintenance cost and higher operational output. Terex Vectra Equipment Pvt Ltd is a 70:30 joint venture of Terex Corporation with Vectra. Currently, the companies manufacture Backhoes Loader and Skid Steer Loaders at its world-class facility in Greater Noida.
Mr. Amit Sood, General Manager (Sales & Marketing), Terex Vectra said - “Terex Vectra has designed its backhoes keeping these objectives in mind. Terex Vectra backhoes have been developed in India for Indian market from application and maintenance points of view.”
Sany IndiaOccupying nearly 1800 sqm of space, Sany Heavy Industry India Pvt. Ltd. (Sany India) was one of the largest exhibitors at this year’s Excon.
Under the exhibition theme of “Rooted in India, Serve you better,” Sany introduced 14 of its latest machines to all customers at its outdoor exhibition stalls. The brand new exhibits that were displayed at the show included, Complete concrete machinery: 37m boom pump, 40c, 50c, 60c concrete pump, line pump, Transit Mixer, Batching Plant etc. Road Machinery: 190CA Motor Grader, LTU 90SII Asphalt Paver, Cranes: 50t Tyre Crane, 80t Crawler Crane & RSC45-5MII Reach Stacker for harbor. Piling Driving Machinery: SR250 Drilling Rig, SD180 Horizontal Directional Driller.
Sany welcomed all customers to enjoy the unveiling of the company’s Indian products range with a new-look. The construction machinery products coming out of New Sany Pune Plant included Boom Pump, Concrete Pump, Line Pump,Transit Mixer,etc. The potential market for the products of Sany India origin will be India, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Middle-East markets.
At Excon 2009, Sany for the first time unveiled its brand new mobile mixing plant at the show. This is one of the Sany’s latest products: Sany HZSY60 Mobile Concrete Batching Plant. With the basis of the advanced technology in the world, Sany batching plant has compact and neat design; most functions of the plant can be seen on a screen, such as collecting, electrical weighing, lifting, and mixing. It is easy to install and convenient to move, and can be widely used in all kinds of building sites and producing base of roads, bridges, dams, aerodromes.
The world class stall was created with Vibrant settings. Customer Care also integrated into the design of Sany Stall from very beginning, the unique view of showroom was symbol as High Quality of Sany insists; “Soft” exquisite showroom with gentle services is adjacent to ‘Hard’ machines segment naturally. All machines arranged well-regulated to relevant parts according to their category. This shows the excellent quality of Sany machines in humanistic way.
Wirtgen IndiaThe Wirtgen India displayed its entire range of new products and technologies from all its product lines including Wirtgen, Vogele & Hamm at the just concluded Excon 2009. The company achieved its objective by being able to showcase all its innovative products relevant to the Indian market conditions at one place. In addition, the company has also drawn overwhelming response from the customers as it not just received innumerable and encouraging enquiries but a large number of our customers made beeline to our stall. The Wirtgen India is all set to encash the outcome of the event for building better future business prospects.
He said adding that Wirtgen India is in the process of setting up a new manufacturing unit near Pune, which is expected to become fully operational by the end of the last quarter of 2010. In the meantime, the company has set up 8 regional sales and service offices and several service centres across the country to cater to his customers requirements.
The show had been very successful for Terex Finlay as they were able to liquidate their inventory at the port and also received new orders for Crushing Equipment. The company received very good response from the customers – both from Mining & Construction segment. “We received many serious enquiries and the response has been very positive,” said Mr. Jaideep Shekhar.
Mr. Irvine also spoke about the state- of-the-art Terex Finlay C 1540RS Cone Crusher. The Cone Crusher comes with a two Deck Onboard Screener and also has the option of a pre-screen before the Cone Crusher. The equipment features a number of major benefits including hydrostatic drive, rapid set up time, high reduction ratio, high output capacity and advanced electronic control system. A unique feature of the C-1540 RS is the optional integrated pre-screen. By only crushing the products that need to be crushed, the capacity of the machine is increased and the wear costs are reduced. This unique feature is very useful in Iron Ore Applications where lesser fines production is required. The metal detector on the hopper with self-clearing facility is also another notable feature.
Built to the exacting standards long associated with the company’s machines, the cone crusher chamber also which is equipped with an automatic tramp metal relief, hydraulically adjustable closed side settings, ease of maintenance and direct hydrostatic drive.
PowerscreenPowerscreen in its pavilion aggressively displayed its class leading Powerscreen Pegson XA 4005S Jaw crusher and Chieftain 1700 screener. It launched its first wheeled plant for the Indian market. The Powerscreen®Chieftain 1700 is a high capacity, mid-sized, tracked mobile screening unit,availablein twodeck or three deck configurations. Keyfeatures include a feed hopper complete with reject grid, a high performance two bearing screenbox offering improved screening efficiency and a power unit featuring a transverse engine arrangement to aid access and serviceability.
The Powerscreen® Pegson XA400 S jaw crusher is a mid range, primary or secondary jaw crusher, suitable for most applications and capable of producing up to 400tph, depending on the application. It has both hydraulic adjust and hydraulic release options which have the ability to quickly and easily adjust the machine setting, making it ideal for hard rock quarry applications.
At the show, a few equipment were handed over to the contractors and dealers who had placed orders for these equipment. Interacting with NBM&CW, its global product line director, Mr. D Power said the company with decades of experience is capable of delivering a complete range of crushers, screens and wash plants to match India’s growing requirement in construction and mining sector and he foresees a good future for its Indian operations. Power screen’s new manufacturing plant in Hosur is now fully operational, making a range of tracked crushers and screens under Powerscreen brand and shortly a new range of wheeled machinestargeted at the construction market is expected to be commercially added. Terex new facility will be the first facility to manufacture Track mounted mobile crusher in India. Our intention is to indigenize as many components as possibleand a significant progress in this direction has already been achieved. Training and safety aspects are other areas, we are focusing on. We are confident that with these attributeswe will emerge stronger in Indian market place, which is on fast recovery from recession.
Powerscreen exhibited in conjunction with Indian distributors: Advanced Construction Technologies; Alpha Technical Services Pvt. Ltd; Vijay Traders; and Voltas (Limited).
ManitowocManitowoc Cranes had installed an eye catching stand at Excon offering its comprehensive product range including Manitowoc Lattice-boom crawler cranes, Potain tower cranes, Grove mobile telescoping cranes manufactured and serviced at various locations around the globe. On display at the stand was a Potain tower crane model MCi 85A. This 5 t capacity top-slewing tower crane has a 50 m jib and can lift 1.3 t at jib end. Maximum height under hook is 35.7 m and it is mounted on a 1.2 m x 1.2 m mast. The MCi 85 A is specifically designed for fast and easy erection and dismantling. It is competitively priced and can be erected and operational in one day.
According to the company, its products are all designed and engineered perfectly to meet the requirements of different regions. In India, they are currently in effective operations in various infrastructure projects like power, construction, real estates, and steel plants.
For power plants, the company offers crawler cranes with capacity of 80 tons and above. The company’s facility in Pune manufactures a wide range of Potain tower cranes with varying capacity and jib lengths. Due to its global presence and improved manufacturing processes, Manitowoc is in a position to generate cost savings which can easily be passed on to its customers, says Gilles Martin, Executive Vice President, Manitowoc Cranes, Asia Pacific. He sees India as a leading market for cranes where its market is growing at a fast rate in the backdrop of heightened infrastructure developments taking place across the country.
Allaying fears that many new entrants from foreign markets have joined the domestic market to share the pie, he said that it is not a worrisome situation for Manitowoc Cranes. The company has been in the business for years now and is known for having the latest manufacturing facilities and also has ample cost advantages with well established brands dating back to over 20 years.
On their participation at Excon, he added that participating in the recently concluded trade show will re-strengthen our bond with users who have trusted and have complete faith in our products. It also enabled us to showcase our innovation, strength and re-align our strategies to meet demand and commitments. In fact, it is a forum, which provided us the opportunity to showcase our customers end to end solution and to lead towards application oriented equipment technology with latest innovations & solutions.
He explained that at the Excon the company displayed majority of its product range at the mega show. These products have proved their credentials globally but are new in the Indian Market. The company is working to raise awareness in the Indian Market to give a clear message to the Industry and its associates that LiuGong has arrived with a bang.
The products exhibited at the show have raised the competition level and LiuGong is going to change the whole market dynamics by showcasing its strength, expertise of years in Earthmoving, Construction and Mining products with its latest innovations. The products displayed showed its customizations, ruggedness and reliability. Adaptation is the key to success in Indian conditions. These are some of our product USPs. The right product at competitive pricing, higher returns, provide total solution to our business associates (one window shopping), low operational cost thereby giving a Value for Money, he claimed.
He further stated that the company is quite optimistic with showcasing its products range at the Excon 2009, which is being complemented with the infrastructure growth across sectors in coming years. On its presence in India, he elaborated, it is quite optimistic with the infrastructure growth as seen in the past; therefore, the company is expecting a minimum growth of 25 to 30 per cent. Everybody is looking at India and across all sectors. As far as LiuGong India is concerned, “We have made requisite commitments in our manufacturing facility. We have set up vendor base along with key strategic suppliers. There is a huge commitment as far as leadership is concerned and when you look at the value chain, these are the activities that are happening at the ground level”, he said adding that the company has set up manufacturing plant, R&D and training centre at Pithampur where it will be manufacturing products to meet the local conditions and its competitiveness. It will run its own operator training schools since there is acute shortage of skilled operators to train its dealers and customers.Further customizations is seen in product reliability, application and backed by effective Customer Support. The company has 12 dealers with 25 offices across India to cater to customer requirements and has decided to have more outlets in near future.
Commenting on their company’s future plan, he said, LiuGong India plant will have 3 phases involving FDI investment of around Rs 500 crore in future. Company’s association with India dates back to 2002, during these seven years, the company has demonstrated excellent competitiveness and the market performance have far exceeded the industry’s average growth rate. Company’s wheel loaders segment with its strong presence in Indian equipment market is expected to push LiuGong India projected annual revenue to achieve $175 million by 2012, claimed Mr. Sunil Sapru Director (Sales, Marketing & Product Support).
Later interacting with NBM&CW, Mr Rolf J. Jenny explained that as India’s infrastructure is expanding fast, it is an appropriate time for Ammann to launch its products in the country, particularly its asphalt mixing plants built according to customized variations. Over 3,000 Ammann asphalt mixing plants installed across the globe are operating successfully in various countries.
For the time being Ammann has decided to make its presence in the Indian market with its select products such as asphalt plants and compaction rollers. These products have excellent technical attributes guaranteeing high efficiency and best results under arduous conditions and providing economic benefits to the users through its entire lifespan. Adding to Jenny brief, Mr. Singh said Ammann builds asphalt mixing plants for every market need and every customer requirement. Ammann India’s office would operate from Multiquip set up in Mumbai. It would be an umbrella company of Mulitiquip in India. Ammann proposes to set up its manufacturing facility after testing waters in Indian market. Talking about the market for construction equipment recovering on the back of current infrastructure development focus in India, he felt that good times are ahead for the industry. But the industry as well as others have to think about ways and means to ward off the manpower crunch looming large at the construction sector. Organisation like CIDC and others have to pool their resources together to ensure that the progress and development of construction sector is not hampered due to manpower crunch.
Mr Singh’s Multiquip Construction Equipment Company is also Indian associate of Curb Appeal USA, the leading manufacturer of Slipform Curb Machines. The company under name Curb Appeal Construction Equipment Ltd also participated at Excon 2009 demonstrating Live demo of its Curb machines to create awareness about the usefulness of its products and services for construction and building industry market in India.
SCHWING StetterAt Excon, SCHWING Stetter (India) Pvt Ltd. (SSIPL), a 100% subsidiary of SCHWING Gmbh, Germany, and a leading player in the Indian concrete equipment industry, launched seven new products in the construction equipment category. These include the CP 18, M 1.25, M 2.25 (mobile batching plants), LP 1400, S 41 (concrete pumps), Spraycon 20.1 (shotcreting machine) and a truck mixer with pump.
Earlier this year SCHWING Stetter (India) launched the SP 1400, a concrete pump and the S-36, a truck-mounted concrete pump. SCHWING Stetter (India) has also been recognized internationally for the world record set up by the company in pumping concrete vertically up to a record height to 715 meters for the Parbati Hydro-electric project in Suind village in Himachal Pradesh.
He informed that the company has launched six new products at the show that include MAC–series concrete batching plant with capacity from 30 up to 90 cum / hr., Semi mobile container plant with capacity of 30 cum / hr., Horizontal cement storage silo with capacity of 20 / 40 / 60 Tons, Concrete Paver and Self Loading Transit Mixer & Dumpers in JV with DUMEC of Italy.
Elaborating about the company Mr. Surelia said, MACONS is a name synonymous to construction industry with over 2500 installations working inside and outside the country. We have two manufacturing units for our products at Ahmedabad and the 3rd unit has started production from this month. MACONS has its sales & service network at all important cities in India. We have been growing steadily and have plans to reach Rs 250 crores in the next two years. To achieve this, we are introducing various new products and have tied up with the European company – M/s. DUMEC S. L. from Italy for manufacturing and marketing of Self Loading Transit Mixers & Dumpers in India. We have been also working on various other projects which are in the planning stages. Currently, MACONS ultimate goal is to get the recognition as a company with corporate values including proven product range, excellent sales & service support and with a good business ethics, he added.
Commenting on the new launches, he said, “we have launched our Mobile Batching Plant with Pan Mixer at the show. Describing the features of mobile batching plant Mr. Moray said, this Mobile Batching plant is designed keeping in mind the client’s requirement of frequent shifting of plant and the cost involved in foundation and mobilization. The plant is very easy for shifting and can be toed by tractor within the site/project premises and can be transported on a single trailer from one place to the other.
The Mobile Batching Plant does not require any concrete foundation and thus saves on cost. It is provided with jacks for fast erection and hence saves on time (4 hours) for setting up the plant for concrete producing.
This plant is fully equipped with all facilities of aggregate batching, cement batching, water and admixture batching systems as per Indian standards. In addition, it has been equipped with high end control panel with PLC, SCADA System and a PC based control system and can be operated in Auto, Semiauto or Manual mode.
Concrete Discharge height is 4 feet and concrete can be taken directly in the concrete pump or can be discharged into a Transit Mixer through Concrete Conveyor.
Currently, the plant is available in two models UMBP-PN 22-Capacity 22 cum/Hr and UMBP-PW-30 Capacity 30 cum/Hr.
It is designed to have minimum operating cost, ease in operation and maintenance, high accuracy and specially designed FRP cabin with A/C for improving operator efficiency.
The plant is best suited for project like residential and commercial complexes, canal lining, bridges etc.
Briefing about the company, he said that "Universal Construction Machinery & Equipment Ltd, being Flagship Company of the UNIVERSAL group, is leading the Construction Machinery & Equipment (CME) sector for the past three decades. With huge investments in infrastructure, strong R&D, extensive range of superlative products, wide spread sales and service network and global reach, Universal, endeavors to provide world class construction equipment backed by fully equipped integrated manufacturing process. In over 25 countries, Universal’s high production capacity plants in conjunction with heavy exports and an average growth rate of 150% p.a. is helping thousands of customers better their lives.
Commenting on its sales and after sales services Mr. Moray said, We serve our clients worldwide through our National Head office located at Pune, 7+ zonal offices pan India, 75 associate offices & more than 10 International distributors.
The world class manufacturing plants at Shivare (Mega project status by Govt of Maharashtra), Shirwal (DIC-2001 award) & Shindewadi are backing our sales network with huge product portfolio. Being customer delight on priority, our after sales service team is keen to provide on-site service to clients with use of service van & reduced lead time. The domestic & international expansion plans of manufacturing units & distribution rights always keep the company on growth oriented track.
Wacker NeusonFor Wacker Neuson, the global manufacturer of light and compact construction equipment, participating at Excon 2009, has been a rewarding experience. The Indian affiliate Wacker Neuson Equipment Pvt. Ltd. has received many solid enquiries on its products showcased at the exhibition which are expected to turn into sales, said Mr. Senarat Jayasekera, the Managing Director. According to him the light construction equipment market in India is all set to grow, but the competition in the industry is also going to be stiff with new players and existing players fine-tuning their market strategies to garner more of market share. However, Wacker Neuson is all set to face the challenges with its high quality products, value added components and its efficient sales and technical services not to mention the after sales back up. As the company is expanding its operations in India it expects increasing business from its operations. The Company’s participation in the Excon 2009 has definitely given it greater exposure in promoting its products and services in the Indian market.
Nawa EngineersNawa Engineers which provide total solution for the requirement of construction, mining, power, cement and processing sector for crushing, screening, materials handling needs to put up an impressive show.
Company’s exposure at Excon would be helpful in creating more awareness about Arrow’s machines and their technical strength. Over 2000 Arrow Kerb making machines are already in operation in over 60 countries, he added.
MBKMBK Maschinenbau Germany has been of late promoting its machines for the prefabrication of reinforcement solutions for the construction industry. It has already sold a couple of them and many more are in the pipeline to be sold to Indian companies. But it has a slow market penetration due to manual operations for this type of jobs in projects. But its Commercial Director, Mr Giel Janssen, who specially flew from Germany to participate in Excon 2009 to promote company’s machines highlighting their effectivenessfor prefabrication reinforcement jobs, is confident that as industry goes in for more and more mechanization due to big new projects in the offing, the market for such machines and equipment is set to grow and his company is banking on this emerging scenario.
Educating and changing mindset is a difficult job not only in his country but also in India where clients are highly price sensitive. But creating awareness about new methods of work is indeed a challenging job requiring ‘Cleaning the door handles’ as per German proverb should be the motto in marketing which holds its validity both in his country and outside to be successful in the market. His companythrough such participations in expositions like Excon is aiming to cross the hump. His company’s participation at Excon has been very encouraging and he looks forward to a meaningful breakthrough in the promotion of company’s products and service in India as it takes up larger projects to be executed timely, he added.
At the Excon 2007, he stated Changlin showcased its equipment in a sprawling area of 525 square meters and had displayed 4 machines and all them were finalized during the Exhibition. This year, we covered an area of 600 square meters (Booth No. 20 our door) and displayed five machines at the exhibition and all of them were also finalized during the show. In the five days event, we received more than 300 customers, some of them were old customers and they placed repeated orders and some of them were new customers and were deeply impressed by our machines, he added.
Our most attracting product was ZL50H with Side Dump Bucket. A majority of customers were attracted by the demonstration given by our senior engineers. The customer who bought the ZL50H with Side Dump purchased our loader only because he saw the loaders with side dump functioning in India with outstanding performance. The average working hours for Changlin Loader is 20-22 hours, and for the motor grader is 15-18 hours and its fuel consumption and maintenance cost is quite satisfactory for users, Phil Hu claimed.
In 2010, Changlin will register Changlin’s wholly owned subsidiary in Delhi with a group of high-level marketing, sales, service and spares team comprising Chinese and Indian engineers and technicians, he said adding that the company will emphasize in building full Sales & Spares & Service network and also planning to have Changlin’s own bonded zone for our complete machines and central spares stock in India to meet the high demand from its customers.
In addition, the company hopes to collaborate with the strong local companies to serve better Indian customers with high-quality and economic machines with low cost, abundant spares stocks and timely after sale service to satisfy our customers and in the near future, Changlin would also have its own factory in India to serve its customers to their satisfaction.
The company has invested aggressively in augmenting its manufacturing capabilities with expansion of capacity for backhoe loaders, assembly and paint shop. With investment of nearly Rs 400 million, the company facility at Pithampur has nearly quadrupled its production capacity from 2000 machines per annum to 5,500 backhoes and 1,500 vibratory compactors, which is expandable to 7,500 and 2000 units respectively. Its new state-of-the-art facility has already started rolling out superior quality machines, which have been performing well in the market and the market feedback about these has been encouraging.
Mr. Arun Javali said, “L&T-CASE lays lot of emphasis on continuous training and development of their in-house & dealers’ personnel. In this endeavour, L&T-CASE has established a full fledged training centre at Pithampur, which also caters to round the year training programmes for customers and end-user’s operation & maintenance personnel. In addition to that, specially designed training programs in local languages are conducted at different locations across the country to suit customer’s specific needs and requirements.”
L&T-CASE is a 50 : 50 joint venture between Larsen & Toubro and CNH, Global currently engaged in the manufacture and sale of construction and road equipment. Apart from popular Backhoe Loaders, it manufactures Soil Compactors and Tandem Compactors. There are over 17,000 L&T-Case machines operating in various application, across the length and breadth of the country, of which 12,000 are backhoe loaders and 5,000 vibratory compactors. The company attaches prime importance to environment health & safety (EHS) and has been making continuous improvements beyond statutory compliances in this area.
“From time to time, we have been making improvements in our products and services keeping our customers’ requirements in view. We look forward toa better understanding of our products and services as a result of our participation in Excon. Sicoma’s endeavors have started yielding results as many visitors agreed that planetary mixers are much better means for mixing concrete than the conventional mixers and most of the companies have started looking forward to incorporating our mixers in their upcoming batching plants”he added.
Universal FlexibleThe company showcased its strong product range in hydraulic hose assemblies, hose fittings, adopters. Mr N Ramakrishnan, Head-Business Development said his company was fully ISO 9001 certified and has been a genuine OEM supplier to the leading industrial machinery manufacturers in the country.
The company had the unique distinction of being the only company in India having requisite technical competence to manufacture crimped hose assemblies. The company exports a good deal of its products to Europe and USA. With the exposure at Excon, we are confident of making inroads in the domestic as well as export markets.
Greaves CottonGreaves Cotton, a leading engines and construction equipment manufacturer, has entered into the earthmoving segment with the launch of its Wheeled Loader CG 932 H. It has also tied up with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited, Japan, to market its range of Motor Graders in India.
Greaves Cotton, currently, is the only Indian manufacturer to offer a range of products in concreting as well as compaction segment. With the inclusion of these two new products in the earthmoving segment, it will have an exclusive position as a supplier for the contractors involved in road building, irrigation and other infrastructure development projects.
At Excon 2009, Greaves Cotton launched its 14/12 Meter Boom Pump, a cost effective solution for contractors involved in construction of Elevated highways, bridges etc. The Greaves Perfect-mix 1000, a 60 cubic meter per hour capacity Concrete Batching Plant and GCP 450 DS, a high capacity Concrete Pump are the other new products showcased at the exhibition.
It may be recalled that the Company had recently launched the 19 ton Vibratory Compactor, the heaviest in the country, in technical tie-up with Bomag Gmbh, Germany. This compactor augments the existing range in the 10, 11 & 12 ton class. Greaves Cotton at present markets the entire range of Bomag products in India, which includes Pneumatic Tyred Roller, Cold Milling Machine, Stabilisers and Paver Finishers.
Greaves Cotton, a Rs. 1150 crore, multi-product, multi-locational company is one of the leading engineering companies in India with core competencies in diesel / petrol engines and infrastructure equipment. The Company sustains its leadership through nine manufacturing units which produce world class products backed by comprehensive marketing and service / parts network across the country.
Hyundai Construction EquipmentHyundai construction Equipment India demonstrated its high level of acceptability with its Robex range of Hydraulic excavators and Wheel Loaders at Excon where it has booked orders of 150+ units from customers of varied sectors, to be supplied in the next 2-3 months.
Hyundai also unveiled its new indigenous 11T excavator named R110-7 in this exhibition. Exhibited models also include R800LC-7, R500LC-7, R300LC-7, R210-7, R110-7, R80-7, HL760 (Wheel Loaders) and various attachments including Rock Breaker, Clamshell Bucket. The display received overwhelming response from Indian Customers who have shown their keen interest to Hyundai Products and were impressed with Hyundai Products’ reliability and better economics of operation.
Hyundai also launched its biggest Excavator Model R800LC-7 with 82T operating weight to cater Indian Mining Industry. In Jan 2010, Hyundai will be launching R140LC-7 (14T) to strengthen its position in Construction segment.
Within one year of operation in India, Hyundai already captured a reasonable market share of 8% and it is optimistic enough to be the market leader in coming years. It has a long–term plan for India and it is committed to Indian market and Indian customers, said the company. Informing about the response of the market towards their product, the company said due to its competitive initial investment, diesel efficiency, attractive spare parts pricing, and countrywide dealer network and of course Hyundai product endurance for which it is globally recognized, clients are increasingly opting for its products.
ElectroMechPune based ElectroMech, India’s leading industrial crane manufacturer and material handling solutions provider participated at Excon to showcase their latest and exclusive goliath crane, he added.
At ElectroMech stall, the visitors were given a unique opportunity to actually use a miniature version of a Radio Remote Controlled Goliath Crane. This enabled customers to evaluate the capabilities of the crane through the medium of a simple game “Build a Bridge, Get a Gift”. Players had to lift pre-cast segments with the help of the crane and align them to the partially constructed bridge. If placed correctly, the visitors were given gifts. This also gave the customers an opportunity to understand the fineness of motion and the precision of the cranes supplied by ElectroMech.
L&T-KomatsuLarsen & Toubro, one of India’s largest and best-known technology, engineering and construction companies had put up an impressive stall at Excon 2009. At over 1500 sq.m of prime space in the outdoor area was occupied by L&T and Komatsu to display their diversity of machines for the construction and infrastructure sector. Prominently, the Hydraulic Excavator category was outstanding with live display of Models PC71, L&T 72, PC130-7, L&T 90-3, PC200-6, PC300LC-7 and PC450LC-7, all produced by L&T-Komatsu Limited, the joint venture set up in India to manufacture excavators. Model PC200-6 - the largest selling 20ton class hydraulic excavator in the country was the cynosure of all eyes, as it moved into a new league – reaching the 8000 number mark in a short period, since its introduction.
Machines from Komatsu’s plants such as Models D65E-12 Dozer, WA380-3 Wheel Loader, and GD555-3 Motor Grader which are increasingly being deployed by contractors for road construction projects across the country and for various other applications were also on display in the stall.
Model WA380-3 Wheel Loader incorporates unique features like dual speed hydraulic system to reduce cycle time, light touch operations with improved ergonomic design to reduce operator fatigue and torque proportioning differential for improved stability even on soft ground.
One of the scene stealers cania P380 Tipper Truck, manufactured by Scania, Sweden, marketed and serviced by L&T in India. Model P380 Tipper, introduced during the last edition of EXCON, has become a big hit with contractors in the construction and mining sectors and is making waves with its robust design and reliable performance. These tipper trucks have demonstrated operational maneuverability and showed its adaptability in handling diverse applications.
Genuine Spare Parts offered by L&T from its Principals occupied an important area with table-top display of hoses, filters, seal kits and tooth points. L&T personnel held close interaction with the customers and equipment users on the importance of detecting fake spares from genuine parts. REMAN Engine, offered by L&T as part of value-added services to the customers, was also on the display. Other value-added offerings by L&T through its Service Centres located strategically at Chennai, Durgapur, Nagpur, Delhi and Pune such as rehabilitation of machines and maintenance contracts were adequately highlighted.
TelconTelcon’s focus and drive has been to provide the discerning Indian customer with equipment that increase profitability in his operations. This has lead to a constant effort to innovate by providing special attachments such as the Tunnel version of the EX200LC, Long Arm on the EX350 for Dredging and special attachments for Demolition/Rock breaking.
A constant emphasis on Fuel efficiency has resulted in a series of new Equipment that, through the use of innovative options such as Hydrostatic drives, Efficient Engine-Pump management and also by use of Fuel saving devices such as Auto- Idle, give the customer the vital edge in operating costs. Some of the recent launches during Excon 2009 embody these distinctive features and innovations.
Telcon pioneered the indigenously designed wheel loader in the country leveraging its Design & manufacturing capability. Telcon entered the market with a 12 T loader, viz. TWL 3036 thereby differentiating itself from the rest of the market operating in the 10 T class with higher productivity combined with optimum fuel consumption .Having consolidated its presence in this operating weight class, Telcon is now set to launch its 10 T wheel loader, model TWL 3034.The TWL 3034 – again the first hydrostatic wheel loader in India with unmatched fuel economy – 25-30% less than any other machine in its class and developed in-house.
Telcon entered the BHL business with a product in the 90+ HP category positioning itself on Power and Productivity as India’s most powerful backhoe loader. Telcon continues to dominate this 90 HP category and today, commands over 50% market share in this segment.
Telcon launched its 76HP category Backhoe Loader at Excon 09 which is driven largely by considerations of Fuel economy, viz., TATA 315E. The machine is Engineered to Enhance Your Earnings with built in features like higher productivity and low fuel economy. With two Backhoe Loader variants, duly supported by an extensive network of product support, Telcon is all set to make deeper inroads into the market.
Telcon has the unique distinction of pioneering the mini excavator market in India with the introduction of the EX60 in 1996-97. The smallest excavator prior to this in the Indian market was in the 10 T class and for smaller jobs typically the backhoe end of the Backhoe Loader was deployed. The EX60 was ideally designed to fill this gap, which it did, and the rest, as they say, is history. The EX60, upgraded to EX65 and then to the current EX70 has been catering to self- use as well as the hiring segment for various end use sectors like Irrigation, Urban Construction, Road Construction, Cable laying, stone and gravel quarries amongst others and it continues to dominate this segment in India.
While the EX70 continues to cater to the offer the best value in this segment, Telcon now introduces the TATA HITACHI ZAXIS 75 with high-end features and specifications as a premium variant.
The TATA HITACHI ZAXIS 75 uses technology to reduce costs while delivering higher output. The cutting-edge hydraulics and superior capability of the machine result in 26% more leveling speed and 4% more travel power than comparable models. The new Zaxis 75 is powered by the Isuzu Engine with TIER 2 emission norms which make the machine more environment–friendly. Additional features like the Auto idle ensures Fuel economy and features like the Hydraulic oil change interval of 4000 hrs and filter change interval of 1000 hrs ensures low operating costs.
EX200LC is one of the most popular Excavators in the Indian Construction Equipment market with over 10,000 units in the field working across diverse applications. Telcon has been constantly innovating with customized attachments, fuel saving features and low operating costs. This process of evolution continues with the launch of the EX200LCi at Excon 09. The EX200LCi comes with a number of customer–friendly features such as the Auto Idle which will enhance the fuel efficiency of the machine. For contemporary aesthetics, a curved counter weight, curved main frame and fiber consoles are being introduced. Sophisticated pilot controls for better grip and smoother operations, strengthened undercarriage and front end attachments, all new paint with new gloss levels, new decals and Hydra mounts for the cabin have also been introduced.
The ALL new EX200LC i continues to evolve with customer needs and will be the best value bet in this class.
Telcon introduced the EX200LCi tunnel excavator at Excon 2009. This is yet another example of Telcons’ commitment to customizing solutions. The machine has been specifically designed to work inside a Tunnel and comes with a short Boom and short swing radius to operate in the confined space. Added to this, the machine comes with features such as Auto Idle for Fuel efficiency, All-New color scheme & styling, ergonomically designed cabin with Fibre Consoles, new Instrument cluster and mounted on Hydra-mounts for Operator comfort, Turbo-pre cleaner for enhancing Engine Life, and many more features. Considering the rocky strata and extreme conditions inside the tunnel, the EX200LCi tunnel excavator is fitted with a Heavy Duty Rock bucket and a Heavy Duty undercarriage
The EX200LCi Tunnel Excavator is yet another example of “Constructive Solutions” from Telcon designed to give the customer a great working experience and enhancing their profitability.
More so, having just re-launched our IN-FOCUS Product of a Comprehensive Crushing Plant of 100 TPH capacity, we aim to implant ourselves in the Aggregate and Iron-Ore industries in southern markets to begin with and expanding to the rest of India. He said adding that the amount of Value-Engineering that has gone into the re-designing of this plant has ensured that it is able to handsomely meet the demands of Road Construction, Limestone and the Iron-Ore Industries with substantial technical and commercial advantage to our clients.
With guaranteed output figures arising out of robust design processes together with international standard parts and components – conveyor belts, motors and rollers, etc. this plant is the ideal choice for clients looking for committed performances to achieve reduced Payback Periods and higher IRRs. Additionally, the plant also comes with unique after-sales service schemes for the smooth running operations and maintenance of the plant and its various components thereby, offering our clients complete freedom from sleepless nights arising out of the inefficiencies of their Crushing Plants.
He further added, positioning ourselves as the premium indigenous partner for Bulk Material Handling Requirements of our clients in the said industries is what drives our growth and future expansion plans to establish TORSA as the Brand-Of-Choice for extensive solutions in our field of expertise. In view of the rising demand, both domestic and international market for our products, we have put in place an aggressive marketing solutions and expansion of manufacturing facilities to keep up with the pace of our own ambitious strides.
MagmaWith the Construction Equipment industry showing signs of recovery following the Government’s focused approach for the growth of the infrastructure segment, the future is definitely looking bright. To achieve a new vision of growth, the Planning Commission, has estimated a planned investment of $500 billion in infrastructure in the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007–12).
Mr. Paode revealed, that the Excon is undoubtedly India’s largest construction equipment and construction technology trade show and Magma Fincorp Limited’s participation, as a leading financier of construction equipment was a natural progression. The latest edition received twice the number of footfalls as compared to 2007 and we must congratulate CII for successfully making Excon 2009 into a “One stop shop for Construction Equipment buying.” The recently concluded edition witnessed our largest presence in the event so far. This was the third year of our participation in Excon and with each edition of the event, we have further intensified our presence.
For construction equipment finance, Magma has strategic partnerships with JCB and Telcon and work closely with L&T (CASE and Komatsu), Hyundai, ACE, Caterpillar, Volvo, Putzmeister and others to attain market leadership in areas where the company is present. We effectively launched finance schemes with various partners at Excon 2009 and provided on the spot loans to the customers. Our tailor-made and innovative schemes helped customers buying equipment without putting pressure on their cash flows. Magma’s beautifully designed stall in Hall 3 Indoors was the hot spot and the response was tremendous which helped us successfully close the largest number of deals amongst all the financiers vindicating our stand to participate in the five-day event.
Magma today is a leading asset finance company offering a bouquet of financial products including financing of Utility Vehicles & Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Tractors, SME Loans, Suvidha (Refinance) and Insurance. We have a dedicated ‘live’ base of over 2 lac customers and has assets of approximately Rs 9300 crore under management. The company has 150 branches in 21 states and employs over 4200 people. Magma has recently entered into a joint venture agreement with HDI Gerling, part of the Talanx Group, Germany’s leading insurance company to form a joint venture private sector general insurance company and plans to offer various general insurance products through its existing network, he added.
Magma is committed to grow its business and also focus on high yield products, which will generate better net interest margin and higher returns. We plan to open more branches to enhance our market share and also expand our product and service portfolio, he claimed.
The company which is engaged in manufacturing and exporting of road construction machines including Asphalt Plants, Concrete Plants, Pavers, Rollers, Bitumen Sprayers, and Road Sweepers, displayed its new American design of Asphalt Mixing Plant. This equipment is used for road construction and is manufactured in a joint venture with Asphalt Drum Mixers (ADM) of USA, which is one of the most respected and responsive asphalt plant manufacturers. Recently, the company has formed ADM Speedcrafts Plants Pvt Ltd to strengthen the technical expertise in manufacturing road construction equipment, particularly in Asphalt plant and services, he claimed.
About its current functioning and future plans, Mr Agarwal said, “since about 70% of our production going overseas and the fact indicates that the growth of our company is on the right track. For future, we have plans to add more road construction machines into our line of manufacturing.”
Currently, we are bringing together the best expertise of both the companies to manufacture a top of the line asphalt plants to suit the requirements of our customers. These plants will provide user–friendly controls, fast and easy installation, low maintenance and higher fuel efficiency with easy portability, Agarwal added.
“We have had a wonderful experience from Excon and recorded good enquiries for our products, dealerships and technology tie-ups and joint venture manufacturing, toll manufacturing. We are eager to explore each one of them, post-Excon” said Mr. Surelia,
He said adding that the achievements are tangible! Our branding “MAXMECH” marked presence amongst Indian & International visitors with our innovative range of construction equipment. Wide display of our machines was useful in proving ourselves as company with “innovative thinking and concrete actions.” We emphasised on our motto for this exhibition “seeing is believing.”
He revealed that realising the commitment of Govt. to infrastructure well reflected from budget factual, Maxmech too work in tandem with Indian Government’s vision for the importance and growth of Indian infrastructure.
Expanding product range is the key to win hearts of infrastructure fraternity. Maxmech believes in one-stop-shop concept and want to offer gamut of products under one roof. This Excon came very handy and at the right time for launching our new range of machines such as Horizontal Cement Storage Silo, Truck Mounted Mobile Concrete Batching Mixing Plant.
These equipment are one of its kinds and were launched for the first time in India in Excon. Many visitors appreciated our efforts towards this achievement as it would make their projects more viable both economically and logistically. They provide great power of convenience to customers for executing projects even at most challenging location of site. The salient features of these products have far reached in making the contractor’s task much easier.
Horizontal Cement Storage Silo is most versatile silo available in different models ranging from 40 to 100 Ton storage capacity as per customer’s requirement.
It is used for storing cement and conveying it into Concrete Batching / Mixing Plant. It has two options for feeding the cement i.e. loose cement from bulker and bag cement manually from the top of silo. It can also be used for Fly Ash Handling.
The machine is generally used along with Mobile Concrete Batching / Mixing plant where more mobility is required like; Canal works, high volume bases / foundations, public works, road bases, wind turbine foundations, multi-storied buildings and malls etc.
Maxmech Truck Mounted Mobile Concrete Batching Mixing Plant is Innovative product launched 1st time in India of its kind. It has the highest mobility, and achieves homogeneous mix due to unique design of mixer. It has WAM make Screw Conveyor, Vibrator & Butterfly Valve, and Imported Gear box for mixer drive.
He informed further that Maxmech is to launch yet another product viz. Slipform Kerbing Machine very shortly thereby increasing range of their product basket.
In addition, Maxmech is serving Infrastructure industry with their basket of products that include Concreting Equipments (Fully Automatic – Electronic Concrete Batching Mixing Plants (Stationary & Mobile Version), Cement & Fly Ash Silo System, Concrete Paver, Transit Mixer) Road Construction Equipment (Wet Mix Macadam Plant, Tandem Vibratory Roller, Tandem Vibratory Roller, Soil Compactor, and Asphalt Sensor Paver).
Besides, we have introduced “24x7 service line” for the first time in India long ago. This has proved very effective for our customers. The concept “Less Power More Output” is our commitment to the society. In fact, Maxmech is endorsed as the country’s most power efficient Construction Equipment manufacturer.
Adding he said, this clearly indicates that the potential and volume of the construction business is enormous and promising and can only next to rival China in many aspects. Also, the most important and heartening point noticed in this Excon is that the number of serious and potential visitors was very good which sprang a pleasant surprise to many participations.
Now, we feel that the quality and profile of Indian Construction Exhibitions (especially Excon) can at least match or compared to many international exhibitions across the world.
Parijatha, introduces itself as the leading manufacturer and exporter of Tile and Block making machines in India manufacturing the complete range of machines in their latest manufacturing plants in Bangalore.
On the new Launch made at the show, he said Parijatha introduced their latest range of Automatic Block machine PBM Plus which drew a very good response in the Excon Exhibition. The range of machines is capable of manufacturing very high quality Concrete products (like Interlock paving Blocks, Bricks, Kerb stones and various other products as per customers specific requirements) which can easily match international quality standards. The level of automation and speed is among the best available in the country and was very well received by all the visitors much to the surprise and acknowldgement of all the international companies having similar products. Also, the plant has been specially designed and developed for Indian conditions at a very affordable price which made it the most popular among all the potential customers.
Now, Parijatha will shortly introduce the new concept of Wet press which is capable of manufacturing very high density Concrete products like Kerb stones, Flag stones, Slabs and similar products. This system uses the vacuum de-watering system which ensures very high strength products that is used in very heavy duty applications for the construction industry. This will be the first of its kind in India and will launch the complete plant before the end of March 2010, he said.
He also informed us that Rekers is very serious for Indian market now and this is the reason that our Managing Director, Mr. Norbert Foppe and Commercial Director, Mr. Robert Van Baarsel, himself was available during the Excon show, to understand the Indian market in different perspectives. After talking to every potential clients, during the show, the Rekers management has decided to launch new machine for Indian market. This new machine will be smaller in size and hence the overall Initial investment cost for setting up the Concrete Block plant will be very less. By paying less money, the customer can produce the best quality products on German manufactured machines. In future, we will set up a factory in India to manufacture the concrete block machines, to meet the growing demand of market.
Elaborating on the functioning plans of the company, he explained that Rekers is now a 50 years old German company and is currently manufacturing Concrete Block Machines, Complete handling system for concrete product plants and also for RCC pipe plants. We are planning to increase our manpower as well as infrastructure set up in India very soon. At present, Rekers Concrete Block machine is running successfully at Vyara Tiles, Surat (www.vyaratiles.com). We hope to sell more machines in Year 2010.
Indo Power Crane
She said adding that though the company could not display its crane but the participation has indeed proved a moral booster as the response and new enquiries from potential customers, dealers and appraisal from the competitors exceeded our expectations. The Indo Farm has launched 9, 11, 12, T-2 part for stone mining and 12 T-3- part AV models. Giving details about the product lines of the company, he revealed that Indo Power cranes are on offer in the range of 9 to 14 tons capacity. The cranes have been designed keeping the customer’s specific needs in mind. The Indo Power Pick & Carry Hydraulic Mobile Cranes have unmatched qualities including, a heavy duty main frame which makes the crane very rugged without any chances of bending while lifting heavy loads.
The cranes have been designed with a high ground clearance which makes them suitable for operation in rough terrains without damaging the chassis. The inter-distance between the lift cylinders is more as compared to many other makes of cranes and this gives more stability while lifting loads. They have been equipped with a heavy duty so that when the boom is close to the vertical position, heavy loads can be lifted from nearby crane and this comes very handy while lifting loads from inside a truck or a container with the crane parked next to it thus saving space during the operation of the crane. With 4 falls, the crane can lift loads ranging from 12 to 18 tons and with 6 falls, loads up to 15 tons can be conveniently lifted, she claimed.
In addition, the cranes have straight rear axle which results in low maintenance cost and easy to service. The next feature of Indo Power crane is less turning radius as a result of which it is easily maneuverable and can be operated in narrow and congested areas with ease. Indo Power cranes have been built with both standard and slotted boom versions. The slotted boom version gives flexibility in operation enabling the hooks that lift the load move closest to the desired offloading point without moving the crane. The cranes have the Parking Brakes on the front wheels unlike most other makes with brakes on the rear. This gives the advantage of being able to lift still loads with the brakes applied without affecting the stability of the crane. Besides these, several options have been provided to the customers. One of them is Steering Wheel which gives a better control on the machine as compared to the conventional lever control. Another useful option is of Air Brakes that give better braking effectiveness which is very useful when used in steep or hilly areas.
Giving details about the future plans of the company, she said that Indo Farm has plans for widening its manufacturing in construction equipment, as separate plants for cranes and gensets will start manufacturing from March onwards. These plants will have the manufacturing capacity of 200 cranes per month. Indo Farm is destined to establish itself as a maker of quality product giving maximum output, robust design, easier to use and lowest wear costs, she concluded.
PrensolandExcon has kept up its reputation for being the best trade fair for the construction industry in India. It provided a good platform for us to present our machines and the technology of Pre–engineered buildings itself. We displayed various pre cast concrete products manufactured on our machines, revealed Mr. Udey Hans Sardana of Prensoland.
He stated that Prensoland has been manufacturing machinery for producing Pre cast and Pre–stressed Concrete products since 1959. We plan to promote in India the technology of manufacturing and using of Pre–stressed Hollow Core Slabs and Beams of Concrete, to make floors without the use of shuttering and props, improving the speed and economics of Construction projects. This technology can make our construction lighter, faster and more economical, he added.
Suretech InfrastructureSuretech Infrastructure Pvt Ltd offers specialized Infrastructure and foundation engineering equipment and services to the Infrastructure & Construction industry has also made its presence felt at excon. As per Mr. Sunil Newatia, Suretech Infrastructure Pvt Ltd “our main objective for participation was to highlight our capabilities and get to know new prospective customers. To this end, we were very satisfied with the show. We managed to create awareness amongst the construction community about our products and technologies and we also got to know several small and medium sized contractors/companies who are keen to adopt the new technologies promoted by us.
On the new equipment launch, he revealed, “we introduced the Integrated Piling rigs for driven cast-in-situ piles. Though a popular technology abroad, it is for the first time being showcased in India. These rigs are ideal for piling in soft soils and can improve the productivity dramatically. This is the first machine of its kind coming into the country and is expected to revolutionize the piling and foundation industry,” he added.
Bevel GearsBevel Gears India (Pvt) Ltd, located in Bangalore, is a part of the Jamal Group of Companies and has been manufacturing and designing bevel gear and bevel gear boxes for the past three decades. The company participated at Excon and received an overwhelming response from the visitors, said the Executive (Commercial Division), Mr. Imraan Jamal.
Commenting on his experience at the Excon, he said, “the company received a lot of enquiries from potential customers both from domestic and international. The company has recently launched Spiral grinding and that was on display at the Excon’09 and has drawn the attention of the potential customers for its unmatched qualities.
The trade show has helped the company immensely by providing thrust to new segments of market which was actually the sole aim of the company to participate in the Excon. The company hopes to exploit the new segments of the market to boost its business in the near future. Since it is a booming economy and post-recession the company foresees bright business prospects in the most vibrant and burgeoning Indian market,” he added.
Bevel Gears is an ISO certified and a member of the American Gear Manufacturing Association (AGMA). Elaborating on the technical capabilities of the company, Mr. Jamal said, “our company has attained specialization in bevel gears - straight, spiral, zerol, angular, hypoid and ground spiral bevels with 10 mm to 1000 mm diameter range for spiral bevels, 0.75 to 20 module, 50 mm to 700 mm diameter range for spiral bevel grinding, 1 to 13 module and 10 mm to 900 mm diameter range for straight bevels.” In addition, the company also has an in house heat treatment facility with large diameter quench pres- ses for crown gears to encompass its.
He further told, “Our company manufactures Gear according to Gleason system using DIN or AGMA standards. We supply gears for different require- ments as for Mining applications, Cooling towers, Mixers, Power plants, Pulverizing mills, Conveyor drives, and so on.”
Rometa, and Kraft EnergyShowcasing machinery and equipment for concrete products industry, energy systems, and design, manufacturing, supplying of concrete production and handling equipment, Rometa and Kraft Energy were very positive about their participation in the exhibition and veryoptimistic about the increased promotion of their products and services through this forum. While Rometa is a Spain based company,represented in India by Mohan Kumar, Kraft Energy is German company represented by Manfred Stadtsholte, Sales Manager-Europe/ Middle East. They shared common thoughts and said that Excon was an eye opener for themabout the growing size of market requirement in India. We hope to address these requirements with products and services as suited to Indian conditions. There has been a good response to our business from the visitors and it has been possible for us to establish newbusinesscontacts and we hope to encash our contactsto good business leads.
Allison TransmissionAt Excon, as part of an ongoing product optimisation initiative, Allison Transmission introduced a 2nd Reverse gear on all Allison 4700 and 4800 models for the 2010 model year. This new feature offers a second ‘deep reverse’ in addition to the standard reverse to provide greater control and engine braking during operation on steep grades. 2nd Reverse will also enable increased manoeuvrability when operating in confined spaces, allowing quicker operation cycles and thereby boosting productivity performance.
“Customers in construction and mining in particular, appreciated the provision of a deeper reverse gear,” says Larry Love, Allison Executive Director of International Marketing. “The shorter ratios of 2nd Reverse will make up and downhill reversing much safer and easier in heavy duty applications, giving drivers additional confidence. This is another reason to specify an Allison fully automatic transmission, complementing features such as adaptive Electronic Control Systems and integral retarder that aim to improve comfort and productivity for drivers and operators.”
When a vehicle is in 2nd Reverse, it will have a slow creep capability with high engine speed. With a mechanical ratio of 17.12, it will have an effective torque converter multiplied ratio up to 32.5:1. The new 2nd Reverse feature provides overall better performance and enhanced applicability for a variety of applications. It will be available mid-year 2010.
Shanghai ShenHang Imp. Exp. Co. Ltd,Shanghai ShenHang Imp. Exp. Co. Ltd., represents XCMG Crawler Crane & Truck Cranes in India, made its debut at Excon 2009 and drew tremendous response from there.
Elaborating on the features of newly launched QUY70 Crawler Crane, she added that it has reasonable configuration for maintenance and maximum transport load weighs no more than 40t for facilitating transportation.
The hydraulic system of pump-controlled variable displacement combined with electric proportional operational system improves the control performance greatly, and contributes to fine control and smooth movement. The Lattice boom of four tubular chord has features of lightweight and high load-bearing capacity. Main boom of up to 58m can be reached by combination of different boom sections and fixed jib length 9~18m. In addition, Black box is available for keeping record of the operating of driver and the operational parameters of equipments so as to analyze causes of accidents
It has self assembly function for booms and counterweights and single top system is equipped for quick lifting light load, improving working efficiency and three pieces counterweights with weight of max. piece less than 7t.
The crane has spacious Operator’s cab equipped with control devices, detecting instruments, alarm devices with features of wide vision, comfortable operation, easy maintenance, all of which are designed according to ergonomics. The Large power Engine can comply with EuroII emission standard.