Designed for the quarrying industry, the 36-ton HX360 is precisely for the jobsites with higher capacity crushing and screening plants which is seeing a rise due to the extremely time bound, bigger stretches of road construction projects, while the 38-ton HX380 is designed specifically for marble and granite quarrying applications.
Hyundai is also strengthening its position in the 20 tons class excavator, where it already has prominent market positioning in India. The existing and new excavators in this segment are being manufactured at the company’s Pune facility. The new Smart Plus series (upgraded versions of Hyundai’s Robex Series) feature 5-7% higher fuel efficiency, a stronger structure, and more robust tracks and booms for enabling higher productivity.
Hyundai has also showcased a range of attachments like rock breaker, clamshell bucket, quick-coupler to meet the growing demand of industry. Rock beaker HP series is targeted for value segment and HDB series is imported and positioned for higher Productivity and Premium segment. Quick coupler was on live demonstration.
Raja Sharma, Head Product Marketing at Hyundai India, said, “Hyundai India aims to offer safer, smarter, and more sustainable products, backed by smarter services. We also provide complete remanufacturing services at our equipment rebuilding centre at Chakan in Pune. This enables equipment owners to derive low cost of ownership of their excavators. We are also buying old machines of any make and allowing the customers to exchange our new machines. This has yielded positive results as we are garnering incremental market share.”
Hyundai India’s Pune facility manufactures excavators for both the Indian and global export markets. To make the products more cost competitive, it is bringing localization into its production from 50% to 70% in next 2-3Yrs. The company is also extensively training its dealers’ technical services team on the new technology to serve its customers better.