05 June 2020

Interaction- C.R Jyothiraj, General Manager (Concrete Equipment Business) Sany (India)

Our Pune facility global hub for equipment supply

Sany is a major player in Indian Ready Mix Concrete Industry. In an exclusive interview to CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES, C.R JYOTHIRAJ, GENERAL MANAGER (CONCRETE EQUIPMENT BUSINESS) SANY (INDIA), outlines their RMC equipment portfolio and his outlook for Indian market.



Tell us about your product portfolio of RMC equipment.

In India we have transit mixers and batching plants manufacturing in our state-of-the-art Pune plant. Currently we have 6 to 8 cubic meter transit mixers. Batching plants we have from 30 cubic meters up to 360 cubic meter/hr capacities. We offer complete range of RMC equipment from RMC manufacturing, transporting, and placing solutions



Smart technology featured in your products. What is the level of automation in your equipment?

Sany is offering fully automated batching plants in India, adopting advanced internationally proven twin shaft mixing technology with advanced features like centralised lubrication system, superior twin motor synchronised drive system, innovative sealed bearing system, etc. This ensures superior quality mix at higher efficiency, less maintenance cost. Sany SBP60F offers ‘variable frequency drive system’ for skip bucket drives ensuring efficient safe operations.



What is extent of indigenisation in your products? Do you practice ‘Make in India, Sell Globally.’

Sany has developed Pune manufacturing facility as global hub for equipment supply following ‘Make in India’ programme. RMC equipment, cranes, and excavators, manufactured in Pune are exported to SAARC countries, Africa, and Middle East.


In what way will using your RMC machinery help an end-user company.

Sany offers full range of RMC equipment in multiple capacities as per project/application requirements. Sany batching plants are proven in India for high productivity and low maintenance cost, hence will improve overall viability of RMC companies.



Aftermarket services offered by your company. Especially O&M services.

Sany has created a nationwide network of 25 touch points – (direct and dealer service team) for aftersales and spare parts support. Sany can also offer O&M support in all major cities. Sany is tied up with banks and NBFCs for funding all its product ranges including RMC equipment, cranes, crawler cranes, piling rigs, excavators, etc.



What kind of government policy will foster growth of the RMC equipment sector?

Government focus on infrastructure (roads, metros, high speed rails, etc) and housing developments will foster growth of RMC equipment in India. Recently government announced development of 83,000 km highways and roads in India with an investment of over $ 107 bln, many of these roads will be built using concrete technology, increasing requirements of RMC equipment especially higher capacity batching plants. Government focus on schemes like ‘Housing for all’ will also improve RMC equipment market. Policies like RERA and interest subsidies and lower interest rates will consolidate housing and real estate market in long run.



Your outlook for the RMC equipment market in India. Which sectors will be major demand drivers?

RMC equipment market is growing over 20 – 25 per cent mainly driven by growth in infrastructure and projects. This growth is forecasted to continue in coming years due current focus on Infrastructure development like roads, metros, high speed rails, smart city development, housing developments etc. Long term outlook of real estate will also be positive due to consolidation in the segment.


Impact of GST on your business.

There was a short term set back in business while implementation of GST due to lack of awareness among users and impact of tighter cashflows. GST will bring positive outlook in long terms due to benefits in ease of doing business and tax credit facilities which will be cost in machineries and raw materials.

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