Ajay R Verma, Director Marsman India, discusses the company’s growing product portfolio based on market research and customer requirements.
What would you attribute the success of Marsman India to, in the highly competitive crushing & screening equipment market?
Marsman India is a leading manufacturer of crushing & screening equipment, with two manufacturing units equipped with CNC, VMC, boring machines, plasma and profile cutting machines, welding, and heat treatment plants etc. It is also ISO 9001-2008 certified.
The company has been serving the construction industry for over 30 years and have been involved in some of the biggest infrastructure projects. We are using the latest technologies for the benefit of our customers. We ensure strict quality control at every step for total accuracy and quality of production. An ERP software system links all our departments.
Our product range includes Jaw Crusher, Impact Crusher, Mobile Crushing Unit, Vibrating Screen, and Vibrating Feeders in capacities ranging from 10 TPH to 1000 TPH. We were amongst the first few Indian companies to introduce the Horizontal Shaft Impactor in India with the collaboration of an Italy-based company.
Our mobile crushing solutions are being used in quarrying, recycling, mining, and in the production of aggregates, coal, iron ore and cement. We also offer cone crusher and vertical shaft Impactor manufactured in our sister company Shakti Mining Equipments. We also undertake turnkey projects. We are exporting to over 30 countries worldwide and are also an OEM partner for some manufacturers in UK Germany, and Italy.
What recent advancements and R&D have you undertaken in your equipment for their improved performance and uptime?
We undertake extensive Research and Development by identifying market trends and customer requirements, based on which we develop new equipment and upgrade our products technologically. We have added CNC machines to improve the quality of our production and we are in the process of fixing CNG / GAS for furnaces for heat treatment and are automating many of processes.
Customers today want ready-to-use equipment. There is also a trend for higher capacity plants and, accordingly, we have launched a track screen in technical collaboration with a UK based company.
We are implementing digitalization in our mobile plants to help us monitor their performance, provide timely service, and detect and resolve any problems in advance for predictive and preventive maintenance, so that our plants keep running with breakdowns at project sites. We also offer customers reliable after-sales and support through our service team of skilled engineers based in different parts of the country.
The Government has not announced any scheme for boosting the mining industry, which is growing very slowly. And this is impacting the growth of mining equipment manufacturers.
How are you enabling operational efficiency of your plants through skill development of operators?
A big challenge that we are facing in the crushing field is finding qualified operators, especially for projects in remote areas. With machines becoming more high-tech, we need operators who can understand the new computer-based software and technologies, so that they can operate the machines optimally. We are providing training to operators and supervisors, but I think all the manufacturers should come together to initiate skill development programs on a larger scale.