Diesel engines are seeing a rise in consumer preference as they are found to be suitable for construction machines that have a heavy load carrying capacity, high torque, and low fuel consumption.
Says Anson Zhong, Managing Director, Weichai India, “Weichai is a leading company in manufacturing diesel engines for use in a wide range of machines used in construction, mining, agriculture, bus and trucks. We are selling over 10 lakh engines every year globally; our products are better or equivalent in terms of technology compared to leading brands, but we are pretty price competitive, with prices that meet the Indian market expectations.”
Weichai engines have electronically controlled high-pressure common rail, with power ranging from 40hp to 800hp. These are used in loaders, excavators, bulldozers, forklifts, cranes, rollers, graders, small multi-purpose machinery, aerial work platforms, sanitation equipment, wide-body dump trucks, large road building machinery, etc. Weichai integrates industrial chain resources such as Weichai Engine, Fast Transmission, Hande Axle, etc. under the Weichai Group to build a powertrain system to become a “One stop solution” for end customers.
The company is offering diesel and gas engines for construction machinery and commercial vehicles along with a complete drive train. It has recently launched the world’s first Diesel Engine with the highest brake thermal efficiency of 52.28% and a Natural Gas Engine with 54.16% brake thermal efficiency.
“Our product platforms are in an advanced stage of development for CEV-V compliance for wheeled applications and will be introduced in the market by the end of 2023. We are committed to “Made in India” and “Made for India” and will continue to make investments to ensure end-to-end support to our OEMs and customers,” says Zhong.
Weichai is a multi-field, multi-industry international group that owns powertrains, commercial vehicles, agricultural machinery, construction machinery, logistics, marine mobility, and other business segments. The subsidiaries of Weichai Group are spread across Europe, North America, Asia, and other regions, and its products are exported to more than 110 countries and regions. Weichai has over 10 R&D centres across the globe.