Wirtgen India Pvt Ltd.
Wirtgen India, displayed its total range of solutions involving Vogele pavers, Wirtgen Road milling machines, recyclers, slipform pavers and the new Hamm 311 Soil compactors manufactured at the Wirtgen India Pune facility.
Talking about their new development Mr. P. Ramesh, CEO & Managing Director, Wirtgen India said that with the production of Hamm single-drum compactors 311, we have developed a model that is designed specifically for the Indian market. This single drum compactor corresponds to the high standards of quality of the Wirtgen Group but is manufactured locally so that the pricing allows us to prevail on this highly competitive market. The 11 tonne single-drum compactor for earthworks is a high-performance compactor that caters perfectly to the customary bidding requirements in India. A team of engineers and technicians from India and Germany developed the product and established and qualified a new logistics chain onsite in Pune that ensures that the production line is supplied with high-quality components, he explained.
On the group presence in the country, Wirtgen Group has maintained a strong presence in India since 1995 with local sales and service centres in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. With the start of production of the Hamm single-drum compactors the workforce is being increased to roughly 185 employees. We are at the beginning of a major success story in India and the country will make its way in the world just like the other emerging markets in Brazil and China. And all brands of the Wirtgen Group will profit strongly from the market success because we have made timely investments in a local production facility.
Wirtgen India has sold hundreds of Wirtgen Group machines in Indian market in the last ten years. With the start of additional major road construction projects, this number will increase dramatically over the coming years. In order to guarantee that the machines would be overhauled regularly and the spare parts are available for the entire country, the Wirtgen Group also invested in a new workshop and a large spare parts centre in Pune. Maximum four machines can be overhauled at a time at the highly advanced workshop which is also equipped with a 20 tonne overhead crane. The regional stores are supplied with original Wirtgen Group parts from the new main spare parts depot that covers an additional 600 m2 of floor space. Customers can also be supplied directly from Pune if necessary. The entire parts dispatch process is controlled via SAP.