Abhijit Som, Managing Director, Fayat Road Equipment Division
Dynapac has successfully transitioned to the stringent new emission norm CEV IV in its products.
The new development has enabled us to upgrade our products with electronic engine and high-capacity controllers that enable programming of machine operation to achieve optimized fuel consumptions. The machines are getting more intelligent with easy to adapt features as simple add-ons. In addition, the operation environment can also be improved with options of simple platform to cabins. One example of intelligent option is our new Dynapac Mat Tracker on SD2500 Asphalt pavers, which ensure that the edge can be followed with a sensor without manual intervention.
We are offering the best operational methods for optimizing operation cost while meeting performance.
We have been benchmarking our machine performance with onsite tests to bring the best operational methods for optimizing operation cost while meeting the compaction performance. The improved operational efficiency helps save fuel and maintenance. In addition, our onsite support has helped customers meet their targeted ownership cost (cost per hour) and also prepare the machines for the next project.
A good start-up is key to manage the machines effectively. We offer start-up and training with all machines delivered and updates to ensure that we can improve operations. Our team helps support and solve application problems and also helps in training operators on the job.
We were a part of two projects recently: In the Ahmedabad Airport Project, AIC Infrastructure laid more than 4000 tons of asphalt in the runway in 9 nights using Dynapac pavers. In another achievement by Marini India Limited (a Fayat group company) our 2 x MAC240 asphalt plants delivered more than 40,000 tons of asphalt to help PNC Infrastructure create record paving in 100h.
We offer renting, leasing, and buyback options so that our customers can maintain an optimum fleet.
With the large number of projects being allocated and the high cost of commodities, there is pressure on contractors to optimize their investments. We offer solutions like 13t Soil compactor in place of 11t standard machines that allow faster compaction, higher productivity, and thereby reduce the number of units required for the job. We have also offered options to rent, lease, as well as buyback for all machines to keep our customers maintain an optimum fleet.
We are working with specialized Rental companies to ensure development of organized rental offers. We believe that to grow, rental offers will be a great support to ramp up our contractor’s capacity and early completion of mega projects. We also believe that the requirements from Rental companies are different, and OEMs need to focus on their need so that organized rental can grow.
We run our factory on the lean manufacturing principle since we need to reduce wastage and pass on the benefits to customers.
Lean manufacturing has benefits like improved material utilization, lower cycle time, optimized usage of fluids as per design, and faster throughput time. We also have internal processes to identify waste and come with innovative solutions to solve problems. In addition, telematics offers valuable machine data, which is a boon for customers as we can visualize the wastage, suggest solutions, and improve efficiencies.
The Budget has put strong focus on development of roads and airports through the new Gati Shakti program that promises investments in highways, expressways, and in airport development. This will drive the CE industry to develop innovative offerings for contractors to enable them to finish construction projects on time. In fact, the masterplan for expressways is of great interest to us as we have a host of high-capacity road construction equipment for these projects.