19 October 2018

Interaction-Sailaj Verma, Sr. VPresident, KYB-Conmat

KYB-CONMAT has always believed in futuristic technology

KYB-CONMAT is part of KYB CORPORATION of Japan, a 22,000 crore (Consolidated) business conglomerate founded in 1919, having more than 12,000 employees (Consolidated) working in 34 manufacturing plants and 62 offices in 21 countries across the world. The company is a leading player in Concrete Batching Plants, Concrete paving machines, Concrete Pumps, Transit Mixers and Rack and Pinion construction elevators. SAILAJ VERMA, SR. VICE PRESIDENT, KYB-CONMAT spoke to CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES on the company’s products and future plans

 

Briefly tell us about your product offerings and the key features/USPs that have contributed in strengthening and maintaining your stronghold in the market?
KYB-CONMAT has always believed in futuristic technology which time and again we keep upgrading. This vision has made our product as stand alone in the market. We have a very stringent audit system which not only audits the product quality but the process of manufacturing.

Some of the unique features are as under.

For Batching Plant:

  • Optimum utilisation of power (lowest in its category)
  • Perfect cycle time to achieve the rated output.
  • 24X7 Service support desk with online fault diagnosis and rectification system.

For Transit Mixers:

  • Unique press bends shape of blade making filling and discharge of concrete faster.
  • 80 mm aggregate with 50 mm slump concrete can be handled by our transit mixers easily.

For Fixed Form Canal & Road Paver:

  • Minimum power consumption in its class.
  • Easy erection and dismantling.
  • Higher output in its class.

R&P Passenger cum material hoist:

  • Central monitoring system
  • Sturdy construction.
  • Modular gate design

 

Briefly give us an understanding about your manufacturing units – location, size, production capacity, technologies used etc?

Our state of art manufacturing unit is based in Por Vadodara on NH8 highway strategically connecting Delhi - Mumbai. We have approximately 400000 sq ft of factory area. Our manufacturing is completely CNC based with worlds latest tools viz plasma cutting machine, laser cutting machine, Hydraulic press, Shot blasting chambers, environmental friendly paint booth, baking oven etc. Our strength being our design department which is fully equipped with latest software for analysis as well as modeling.

 

Please offer your assessment of the importance of shows like bauma CONEXPO INDIA for companies such as yours and tell us of your own previous experience? Expectations from hosting venues?

Bauma CONEXPO INDIA is a very good platform to showcase our products to customers. It gives us the opportunity to show our innovation on the products. It is a platform wherein the customer can be educated about the latest developments which can help them in a productive manner. Customers also have the opportunity to take a decision after evaluating the machines which are displayed there. All the people are at a level play ground and the best one wins.
 

As a company what are your specific plans for bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2016 – have you devised any new marketing strategy to push your products?

Our main strategy for Bauma Conexpo India 2016 will be

  • To showcase our new products.
  • To showcase our cutting edge technology to our customers.
  • To explain to customers the advantages and reliability of equipments for their advantage.

 

Are you looking to launch any new innovative product or new breakthrough technologies at bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2016? Are you also looking for new collaborations and tie - ups?

We are launching our concrete pump SCP75 and SCP45 which has lot of technological edge over others and are suited for Indian conditions. We could achieve this after rigorous quality norms which were being audited time to time for best results. In our organization we have to follow stringent quality process to launch any product in the market which is being audited by our Japanese colleagues.

 

Give us an understanding of your company’s performance this year and your outlook going forward?

We are in the process of consolidating our position in the market and in the process we are steadily growing. This year with a good business environment and our industry in a growth pattern we are anticipating a growth of 60 per cent. We have enhanced our TM production and with the launch of Concrete pump we will be completing our range of concreting equipment. With the R&P elevator also in our range we will have an edge over others by offering complete package deals to the customer.




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