Escorts introduced the first Hydraulic Vibratory Compactor in the Indian market in 1985 by entering into a technical collaboration agreement with the Global Pioneer of the technology, M/S Dynapac of Sweden. The 10Ton soil compactor marked the beginning of a new era in Compaction technology and a paradigm shift thereby. More than 30 years on, this Soil Compactor Escorts EC 5250 retains a very high market acceptability.
In year 2000, Escorts tied up with M/S HAMM of Germany for purchase of technology for a range of compaction products. The first one to be launched, in the series was the Asphalt Compactor model Escorts HD 85.The technology was contemporary and the performance best in class. It was the only dual purpose compactor that could also be used for soil compaction. In 2002, Escorts EC 2420, a 12.5 Ton soil compactor was introduced. This was the time national highways, GQ and some Expressways were being constructed. Escorts EC 2420 delivered the ideal results including high productivity & low cost of operation. Being the only one in the weight category gave it the requisite edge.
As adherence to compaction norms became mandatory for the roads, the shoulder compaction work also came under the gamut of definite compaction levels. This resulted in demand for mini-compactors. So Escorts once again, led the way like a true leader and developed the first 3 ton tandem vibratory compactor in India. The model named Escorts EC 3664 was fully developed by our R&D.
March’17 was probably the best ever for compactor industry as a total of 513 units got sold during this month. This is a record number of compactors ever sold in a month. During the year 2016-17, more than 3600 units of vibratory compactors got sold in Indian market place. Things look promising & the current fiscal is projected to post growth over the previous year.
Today, Escorts is supplying customized compactors to DGBR for high altitude and cold climate areas and also exporting to various countries. This gives sustainability to the demand as its compactors can match any global player on technical front. The price gives the company an advantage of competing with global brands.