Debasis Bhattacharya, Vice President
Debasis Bhattacharya, Vice President, informs that in FY 23-24, the company is anticipating an increase in sales by about 20% across all its product categories viz. self-loading concrete mixers, batching plants, and concrete pumps, and is geared up to meet demand with its range of newly developed products and solutions.

What will be the highlights of product display at bauma Conexpo India 2023?
Keeping pace with the changing requirements of our customers, we have designed and developed new products that will increase machine productivity and lower customers’ operational costs. We will display the following at bauma Conexpo India:

30-meter boom pump: The Ajax 30-meter pump is the first of its kind in the Indian market. It is suitable for 4/2 chassis, offering an optimized boom length of 30-meters. As a convenient (alternative) solution to the conventional 36-meter boom, it can replace 90% of the applications of the conventional booms, with 25-30% reduced ownership and operation costs. Ajax is the only manufacturer to offer 25 and 30-meter booms on the 4/2 chassis, which give customers an initial low investment solution.

Self-propelled boom pump: This is a complete solution built on Ajax’s own chassis with 4x4 transmission, 3-way steering, a lightweight compact design, and a fuel-efficient engine. The 25m Boom Pump mounted on this chassis has a revolutionary design that can utilize the full boom length to access unreachable spaces in less accessible areas and deliver concrete effectively. Its smaller tight turning radius of 5.5 m is the major differentiator between the conventional boom pump, as it enables better manoeuvrability in confined sites.

ARGO 3500: This new variant is a testimony of Ajax R&D and innovation. The 3.5 m³ per batch SLCM is designed with dual engine and is the first of its kind in India’s CE Industry, provides lower operation and maintenance cost per m³ of production of concrete. The machine is powered by dual engine of 49.5 hp- each conforming to BS III norms.

Debasis Bhattacharya, Vice President

How is Ajax geared up to meet the anticipated increase in sales in FY 2023-24 in view of the ongoing and upcoming big ticket infra projects?
The key infrastructure projects announced by the Government will have a positive impact on the CE industry. We at Ajax are optimistic of the growth of the CE Industry in FY 23-24; and are expecting growth of about 20% across all the product categories viz. self-loading concrete mixers, batching plants, and concrete pumps.

We offer complete 360 next-gen solutions to customers to ensure optimum availability of machines and are catering to their sales and after-sales requirements through a strong network of 35+ dealers, 20+ service centres, and 100 touch points. We have a full-fledged team of skilled engineers for handling both preventive and reactive maintenance on site during emergencies. To ensure round-the-clock service and support, customers can reach our 24x7 customer care.

Ajax also has a significant presence in international markets like the SAARC, Middle East, Far East, and in some African countries.

Debasis Bhattacharya, Vice President

What measures is Ajax taking to reduce wastage and carbon emissions in its manufacturing processes?
Ajax has been certified for its environmental management system (EMS) ISO 14001:2015 for being an environmentally conscious company. The company is working towards energy conservation and has installed a rooftop solar PV system at its corporate office; it is saving the company up to one lakh units of electricity every year. The solar system has been installed at its manufacturing units also. Ajax also holds a quality management system (QMS) certificate ISO 9001:2015.

Machine performance versus cost: can OEMs strike a balance between the two to attract buyers?
There are two types of costs: one is the initial investment and the other one is the operating cost. Over the years, we have emerged as a ‘360° Concreting Solution Provider’ by delivering cost-optimised products with state-of-the-art technology, giving value and meeting customers’ stated and unstated needs.

Our products and solutions have positioned as the world’s largest manufacturer of SLCM, and we have expanded our products over the years to give advanced concreting solutions.

What training is Ajax giving operators and technicians on its advanced machines that have automation and digitalization?
India is in dire need for skill-oriented education to boost employability, especially in view of the rampant growth of new technologies. To bolster the initiative of Skill India (NSDC), under its CSR program, Ajax is conducting a Vocational Skill Development Training Program for empowering rural, semi-urban, and urban youths with the required skill sets. On completion, the training assures 100% job opportunity with our customers and dealers.

For India’s construction to be at par with world standards and to become the 2nd largest industry in the world by 2030, what are the grey areas that the CE fraternity and government should look at?
India is poised to become the second largest player in the CE Industry space by 2030 with the impetus given by the Government’s ambitious Infrastructure development plans like the National Bank for Financing, Gati Shakti, NIP, etc. With an emphasis on indigenization, businesses can fulfil domestic requirements with tailored and cost-effective solutions.

Bharatmala project, the second-largest highways construction project in India, is aimed at improving connectivity, especially along economic corridors, border areas and far-flung regions. The project also focuses on optimizing efficiencies in freight and passenger movements by bridging critical infrastructure gaps. Speeding up approval processes to enable quicker execution will help the concrete industry regain its pace of growth.
Moteurs Baudouin
We are fully geared up with the technological advancements required to meet the CPCB IV+norms with our flexible and dependable power solutions. Gurunath Kulkarni. For over 100 years, Baudouin has been designing the highest quality diesel and gas engines for

Read more ...

Builders Association of India: Bridging the Gaps
Nimesh Patel, President, BAI & Managing Director, Maruti Infrastructure Limited, discusses the challenges and issues faced by the construction and real estate industries of India; why BAI is propagating a Unified Standard Contract Document, and how the

Read more ...

Volvo CE India: Designing Machines to Give Power & Precision
Volvo machines are 10-15% more fuel efficient, they comply with CEV IV emission norms, and can run on alternative eco-friendly fuels such as biodiesel. We lay strong emphasis on operator training for efficient use of every machine that we sell, avers Dimitrov

Read more ...

Tata Hitachi India: Developing Indigenous High-Tech Machines
To serve the Indian infra development sector more industriously, we will continue to undertake extensive R&D and introduce machines with high-tech features, cost-effective solutions, high performance, and fuel efficiency, avers Sandeep Singh, Managing

Read more ...

L&T: Industry Leading Initiatives & Achievements
Arvind K Garg, Senior Vice President and Head, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery, enumerates the technologies and products introduced by Komatsu and L&T, the company’s extensive customer service programs, and proactive skill development initiatives which

Read more ...

ACE: Electrifying the Industry
Sorab Agarwal, Executive Director, informs that the company is set to become India’s first ‘swadeshi’ manufacturer of electric construction equipment with the launch of a fully electric mobile crane, whose technology has been developed indigenously at their

Read more ...

Terex: Strengthening Foothold Across India
Jaideep Shekhar, Managing Director, Asia & EMEAR, informs that the company will continue to strengthen its foothold in the Indian market by bringing in new technologies, expanding its product portfolio, and entering new construction territories. Its aim is to

Read more ...

Schwing Stetter India: Formulating Plans to Adapt to Demand Trends
V.G.Sakthikumar, Managing Director, informs that since sustainability is an integral part of the company, they are pursuing collaborations and R&D to bring innovative solutions, increase usage of green energy in its facilities, and reduce carbon

Read more ...

Escorts Kubota: Prioritizing Customer Benefits
Sanjeev Bajaj, Chief Executive, Escorts Kubota Limited, is confident that 2023-24 will be a great year for the CE business and demand may be more than the current capacity, largely led by domestic consumption due to the infra push by the Government before the

Read more ...

Puzzolana Group: Increasing Operational Efficiencies
Abhijeet Pai, President, informs that the company’s wide ranging value-added services for its customers has positioned it as a total solution provider in the Crushing & Screening Industry. The focus at bauma this year will be on M-sand, aggregates, railway

Read more ...

Sany India: In Sync With Changing Trends
Dheeraj Panda, Chief Operating Officer - Sales, Marketing & Customer Support, Sany India, informs that the company has taken a significant step forward towards sustainability with its B-V biodiesel machines, and is also testing electric technologies for

Read more ...

CRCHI: Making Tunnel Construction Smarter & Safer
CRCHI is positioned in world markets as a large enterprise with a strong focus on research, design, and manufacturing of customized underground engineering and rail transit equipment, informs Song Shuang, Vice Managing Director, Overseas

Read more ...

Manitou South Asia: Widening Industrial Footprint in India
Hafeez Khan, Managing Director, informs that the company is well-equipped to meet the higher anticipated demand in FY23-24 with its versatile material handling solutions, value-based services, and strategic partnerships with rental companies. Bauma is the perfect

Read more ...

KYB Conmat India: Focus on India-Centric Equipment
Premraj Kashyap, MD, informs that the company is fully geared up to meet upcoming demand in FY23-24 and has added a lot of innovative products to their Concrete Equipment portfolio, including a new range of Self-Loading Concrete Mixers. The government intends

Read more ...

JCB India: Committed to India’s Growth Story
Sales of construction equipment, a barometer of economic activity, is expected to increase in double digits in the ongoing financial year on the back of increased government spending on infrastructure projects, especially in rural areas, observes Deepak

Read more ...

Wirtgen India: Enabling Sustainable Construction
The Wirtgen Group and John Deere are working on various smart technologies, including electric machines, and on sustainable construction through its recycling business, informs Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO. Wirtgen’s production systems are

Read more ...

Ammann India: Forging Ahead
Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, discusses the grey areas in the construction equipment industry of India and how the company’s technologically advanced systems and processes can help meet many of the challenges; and factors that are differentiating

Read more ...

CDE Asia: Sourcing Sand Ethically for the Construction Industry
With the advanced recycling solutions now available, it is possible to achieve a self-reliant, circular economy where different waste streams can be recycled and converted into high-quality sand and aggregates for use in construction, informs Manish

Read more ...

Etrack: Offering the most Advanced & Green mobile Crusher & Scalpers in India
Keestrack is introducing the most advanced and innovative technology for crushers and scalpers through its manufacturing facility in Neemrana, Rajasthan. Swaminathan Dhandapani, CEO, discusses the company’s strategies to drive business in India

Read more ...

LiuGong India: Committed to Make in India
Nischal Mehrotra, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, informs that the company has expanded its product offerings with large tonnage excavators, mini excavators, dozers, electric wheel loaders and trucks, and is geared up to meet the anticipated higher

Read more ...