Offering integrated solutions for road construction has been the key for Gujarat Apollo. The company wants to drive the business model further.
According to Mr. Asit Patel, “the model to offer wholesome solution, has become much imperative based on the present day working requirement of the country’s road construction sector.” He elaborates saying, "today’s road construction demands quality, based on the specification set by project implementing agencies and quality, can be attained through equipment having advanced working features. We at Gujarat Apollo, have always striven to offer the same through our wide range of road construction equipment consisting of asphalt pavers, asphalt plant and compactors” having advanced features.
Mr. Patel informed that fundamental features in road construction equipment have remained the same. However, components, which form the crux of the machinery, have gone through changes. Components are being made advanced for greater efficiency, accuracy in projects and for safety.
One of the prime instances in components is installation of programme logic control in pavers for greater accuracy in the road construction projects. Through improvement in components, products are further being made eco–friendly and intelligent. He mentioned, Gujarat Apollo’s initiative towards making the products advanced for high output has been holistic. Cares have also been taken to make the products customised as far as possible.
He pointed out that the company has been undertaking its own research and development and carried on sustained foreign collaborations for making technological advancements in its products.
Apollo’s Technological Initiation
According to Mr. Patel, Apollo’s batch type asphalt mixing plant consisting its ANP Series (60-240 tonne per hour) conforms to reliability in operation with high levels of productivity. The machinery is fuel efficient and adheres to stringent environmental norms. While the drum type asphalt mixing plants DM series (30-150 tph) is equipped with latest controls, has technology to minimize cost of operations. Apollo’s mobile drum mix plants MDM series (20-60 tph) equally offers optimum utilization of the plant site. The plants meet the transportation requirements for remote areas.
Mr. Patel highlighted that improvements have been made in its asphalt plants, to minimize furnace oil consumption.
Apollo’s asphalt pavers have technology comprising advanced hydraulics and controls. Its AP series asphalt pavers claim to have advanced paving capabilities, backed by superior power backup, conforming to specified laying norms. An important technological edge, Apollo’s pavers claim to have is hydraulically extendable screed as compared to a fixed mechanical screed. The hydraulic screed enables the pavers to operate with varied widths.
Back up Support
To provide adequate back up support, Apollo has 8 branch offices at Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Kolkata and these branches claims provide support within 24 hours. The branch offices provide support within 24 hours. However, in addition to provide adequate back up support Apollo, aims at making its machinery get optimally utilized. In accordance with this, it lays emphasis in providing training to operators to enhance their operating skills.
Gujarat Apollo, which have wide scale presence in the country’s road construction equipment market as a sole Indian company have carried out installations globally in countries consisting, Algeria, Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Dubai, Eithopia, Iraq, Kosovo, Middle East countries, and Tanzania to name a few.