Puzzolana Group – Focuses on Indigenous Technology

V Venkataramana
We believed in Indigenous Knowledge and developed the technology and infrastructure as mentioned, which is at par with any European company and today many reputed companies are tying up with us to produce their products in India and for export to Europe & USA Prompt and efficient after sales & service is our major plus point over competitors. Puzzolana is working to become a "Solution Partner" by providing comprehensive services, to our customers so that they can focus on their main business of making Road/ Dam project, with a CAP on the crushing costs, says Mr. V. Venkataramana, Vice President Marketing, Puzzolana, in an interview with Maria R.

What has been the impact of present spell of slowdown on Puzzolana group, whether critically or marginally, and how the Group is addressing itself to minimize its impact through prudent measures to sustain market sentiments?
The impact of slowdown is marginal in our case, as we have a +1800 plants in the market and we are rated as" best in terms of overall cost/ton." Also we critically monitor Inventories, revise production plans and reduced the delivery time, so that our customers will not feel the effect of increased finance costs.

Are the current blips in CE market transitory and is CE market expected to bounce back on the strength of country's massive agenda of infrastructure development? What is your assessment of CE market growth in the next 2-3 year?
The market will grow in a steady pace and will attain a growth of 6-8% by year 2014.

A word about Group's latest innovations in developing end-to-end open pit underground coal processing systems and first of its kind dedicated manufactured sand plant set up in Maharashtra. What has been the market response and how may such plant you are contemplating to setup in near future?
A. The first in pit crusher (Feeder Breaker) supplied for Lignite to M/s. South West Mining Ltd., is averaging 500 tph capacity and they have repeated the order and second plant is also in regular production.

B. The sand plant of 300tph performance made our customer to convert the earlier plant also into a dedicated sand plant of 200 tph. We have developed other sizes of this super fine cone crusher which we named as "Sanders".

Due to environmental consciousness and places where River sand is not available the only solution is for manufactured sand.

Would you please share Group inherent technical strength and R&D support systems responsible in indigenizing global technologies with our readers? Its seamless assimilation and its successful adoption to manufacture products suitable to Indian condition, delivering the high quality and the high performance?
PUZZOLANA MACHINERY FABRICATORS is incorporated in the year 1964 as a manufacturer of equipment for Mini Cement plants.

Puzzolana utilizing indigenously available sources and expertise developed complete technology for Aggregates/ Mining Ores crushing and screening and developed itself in to an Engineering Organization engaged in the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of Crushing & Screening Plants on turnkey basis.

Puzzolana today the leading supplier of crushing plants in India with More than 1800 plants in successful operation. Puzzolana has standard modules of capacities ranging 80, 120, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400, 500 & 600 Tons/Hour in two and three stage configurations.

Puzzolana Sand Plant

Puzzolana has always been innovative in its operations using indigenous technology to provide high quality products. We have the expertise supported by rich experience in design and manufacture of a wide range of products at our Factory comprising 3 workshops, which are situated on an area of about 1 acre land having a covered area of over 8000 sqft. and also industrial area of 500,000 sqft feet and are engaged in machine building activity. To produce required Quality & quantity of aggregates for national & state highways,

Aggregates, Cement, Iron ore, Chemicals, Fertilizers, Mineral Processing, Quarries, Paper, Sugar, Steel, and many others.

The installation of Puzzolana products would not only ensure cost reduction in initial investment but also contribute substantially to the successful and economical operation of the plant and machinery supplied by us. All our Machines are developed with latest technology to minimize the cost of production. In fact, it is the products and service that gave the name & fame to our company.

CE sector in the country has indeed come out of its age. In the processing all - the MNCs and their subsidiaries and the homegrown companies—have played their role. Don't you think over the pivotal period, the technological status of homegrown companies has improved a lot wherein their products and services are comparatively better than the imported one from low cost countries and from rehashed imported products?
Yes, We believed in Indigenous Knowledge and developed the technology and infrastructure as mentioned, which is at par with any European company and today many reputed companies are tying up with us to produce their products in India and for export to Europe & USA.

What is Group's focus on having a sound distribution network, offering pre-and post-marketing services including the technical ones to its clients? Do you also offer financing and leasing services to enable buyers to acquire your equipment, machinery and plants?
Our network is wide spread in India with Fully developed Associates (Dealers/ stockists) at all Metro's and mining Jones like Nagpur, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and Kolkata.

Puzzolana Surface Miner

Prompt and efficient after sales & service is our major plus point over competitors. Puzzolana is working to become a "Solution Partner" by providing following services, to our customers so that they can focus on their main business of making Road/ Dam project, with a CAP on the crushing costs:
  • Parts support
  • Parts and maintenance
  • Operation & Maintenance with parts and manpower
  • Life cycle support of Major equipment
What are your plans to participate in the second edition of bC India, a mega event to be held in Mumbai. Do you think it would pep up the CE market? What could be new launches from the group at this mega show of the CE industry?
Yes, we expect that there will be a good response for bc India 2013.

We propose to launch
  • Sand Crusher "Sander"
  • Crawler Jaw Crusher -PMFL Joint venture
  • New Cone crusher
NBMCW November 2013
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