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COMPANY FOCUS LaureLs earned Putzmeister machines were transported from Germany to Japan by special aircrafts, with a view to avoid the ill effects of nuclear radiations. These machines were used in rescue operations at the site of the Tsunami and earthquake affected Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. As it is one of the very few expert machinery manufacturing company in the world to handle such operations Putzmeister pumped concrete and water to fill the damaged nuclear reactors from a distance of many kilometers by Radio control. The company had also facilitated the rescue operations during Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, which occurred many years back in Russia in 1986. GaLore of GLory High-rise concrete pumping at Burj Dubai Tower – 606 m vertically Long distance pumping till 2015 m at Le Refrain construction project in France Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director, Guinness World Record for longest continuous concrete Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt Ltd. pour at Wilshire Grand in America its factory in Goa, Putzmeister Concrete bring down the overall cost of operations. Solid Partnership and Experience Paves Machines Pvt Ltd not only caters to the In addition to its technologically advanced The Way’ enables Putzmeister to meet domestic market but also exports to products, Putzmeister offers its customers the dynamic market requirements. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Srilanka, Nepal, and competent advice and customized “Putzmeister has done better than the other neighbouring countries. concepts. It also imparts training on all market and has only experienced a down Putzmeister pumps have been deployed aspects of concreting technology to its turn of about 7 per cent. This difference at various prestigious projects and are the customers with a motto of spreading can partially be explained by an increase first choice of real estate and infrastructure awareness about the advantages of in our market share in the home market companies across India. Today, the mechanization and automation of and partially because of our strong export machines are successfully installed construction technologies in India. figures to Japan, Korea, South Africa, for construction of various prestigious Brazil,” adds Theissen. projects including metro rail, expansion Exploring the market prospects Despite the prevalent conditions, the and modernization of International Despite the evolving technical trends and ambitious infrastructure oriented plan Airports at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and opportunities in the Indian market, delays presented by the Indian Prime Minister Bangalore, construction of various Power in the execution of infrastructure projects, Narendra Modi is expected to further add Plants, Hydro Electric Projects, LNG Tanks, instability in the economy and dynamic galore to the prospects for equipment Refineries, Ports, Roads and Bridges and demand markets raised numerous sector. “The Plan presented by Mr. Modi various High rise building Projects. roadblocks before the construction is exceptionally ambitious and surpasses Today, Putzmeister has a countrywide equipment sector. even the most optimistic expectations after Sales and Service network with regional “The Indian real estate and particularly his landslide victory in the recent Lok Sabha and local offices all over India. The the Indian infrastructure market have been elections,” believes Theissen. However, the company has its sales and service network very depressed over the last two years and effectiveness of this technology depends spread across India, and is on a constant have brought a general downturn to the upon the expectations of its own people mode of expansion to meet the nation’s market. The generally accepted figures and the international business community. growing infrastructure demands. Apart are a loss of 20 to 30 per cent,” shares Putzmeister, with its technical excellence from offering qualitative technically rich Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director, is prepared, enthusiastic and more than products, Putzmeister also offers customers Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt Ltd. ready to live up to any challenges. access to competent and cost-effective However, the dedication towards “Exciting times are lying ahead of us and it concrete pumping solutions which can operational Engineered for Success, will be an honour for Putzmeister to put our NOVEMBER 2014|construction opportunities 63
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