Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director and CEO of Wirtgen India.
Besides showcasing the Wirtgen Group as the complete solution provider for Road building & Rehabilitation machines, mobile Crushing and Screening plants and also Surface mining technology, the company also gets favorable time to interact with its existing and potential customers.
The exhibition is a good opportunity for both exhibitors and visitors. We, as an exhibitor if on one hand can display our latest product innovations and demonstrate why we are the global market leaders in mobile road construction machines then on the other hand, visitors get chance to witness a wide range of equipment, latest technologies and state-of-the-art machinery from both Indian and global companies and can have a hands for experience on the products on display, says Mr. Palagiri.
On company's achievement and plan he said that the Wirtgen Group had its presence in India since 1995 in Bangalore as a sales and service company and had undertaken several prestigious projects like the Golden Quadrilateral, Yamuna Expressway etc under the National Highway Development program. The desire to offer more to the Indian market had resulted in setting up a production unit near Pune, in 2011 , where the 311 Single drum Soil compactor for the Indian market was manufactured. Shortly, the company would commence the production of the Tandem roller and Asphalt paver.
For the current market scenario he says, "We have been saying the timely implementation is the key to success of any project. But due to various factors like hurdles in land acquisition, environmental clearance, forest department clearances etc, the projects get delayed. Also there is reluctance from the non-banking financial institutions to provide finance to BOT projects. However, the existing scenario, although is not in a good shape but we will see a change in the near future with a positive trend increasing."