Saturday, January 16, 2021

Report - Schwing Stetter

Solar gain


A 100 kWp solar plant set up by Schwing Stetter has dramatically brought down costs at its Tamil Nadu plant.


Schwing Stetter, a 100 percent subsidiary of the €850-million German concrete machinery manufacturer Schwing Group of Companies, has set up its highly customised F-75 Fabrication unit at the Schwing manufacturing unit at Irungattukottai, Sriperumbadur in Tamil Nadu. Interestingly, a 100 kWp (kilowatt peak) solar plant is set up at an investment of Rs 65 lakh to power these units.


Schwing Stetter (India) manufactures concrete batching plants, transit mixers for transporting readymade concrete to construction sites, pumps and concrete placing booms and recycling plants. It caters to infrastructure developers and also acts as an OEM supplier to various cement companies who offer Ready Mix Concrete (RMC).


Their Irungattukottai fabrication unit, exclusive for customising different variants of the boom pump, is spread across 5 acres of land with a facility area of 20,000 sq m which is operated by highly skilled workers and experts in production design. This plant will manufacture the S36 Concrete Boom Pump Model and also a separate placing Boom Pump SPB 25, SPB ¬¬35.


In an effort to provide cost-competitive fabrication solutions for the local market, and to cut down on cost of imports, the use of renewable sources of energy is sure to cut down production costs of its boom pumps by a substantial Rs 1.5 crore and increase its dependency on local production. This move is also likely to step up the overall manufacturing capacity by 30-40 percent.

Anand Sundaresan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director,  Schwing Stetter India said, “Schwing Stetter is researching with materials and new methods to increase energy efficiency be it our equipment for customers or for our captive operational needs. It is also our constant endeavour to incorporate our brand promise and drive excellence in every aspect of our business and customer engagement. Commissioning of this solar plant is one more such initiative and first-of-its-kind within the Schwing Group globally”.


By embracing the power of the solar energy, the company hopes to meet about 12 percent of its consumption at a lower cost. V.G. Sakthikumar,  Managing Director - Schwing Setter Sales and Services added, “Installing a fabrication unit at our premises has always been a part of our larger plan ahead as we have always wanted to position Schwing as a cost-efficient equipment manufacturing company. I believe that our specialised skill  set will make a substantial contribution to Schwing Stetter’s plan for growth.” The company  is  also contemplating ramping up the solar capacity to about 600 kWp to save further on power costs.



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