21 September 2019

Interaction- D Krishnan, VP & Head, VOLVO CE

Our success in India comes from strong aftermarket support

 

 

 

With a strong belief in sustainable future, Volvo CE, for decades has been helping its customers to turn this belief into reality. Innovation is at the core of Volvo Construction Equipment. In an exclusive interview to CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES, DIMITROV KRISHNAN - VICE PRESIDENT AND HEAD, VOLVO CE INDIA about the company’s product offerings, technological innovations, aftermarket services a strategic differentiator and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us of your various product offerings, applications and their demand in the Indian market. Any new products launched or enhancements to the existing product line, detail us on the same.

 

At Volvo CE, we have introduced two new range topping machines in our excavator and articulated hauler lines. The EC950E is Volvo’s new flagship crawler excavator and it has already proven to be extremely competitive in its 90 to 100 ton weight class. Similarly, Volvo’s new 60 ton A60H, the world’s largest articulated hauler, sets new productivity standards for open cast mines and other large infrastructure projects. While both machines offer state-of-the-art performance individually, it’s when matched together that mining customers can experience the unprecedented productivity and ownership advantages these units offer.

 

The EC950E will move around 35% more material than the EC750D which was previously the largest machine in Volvo’s excavator range. For the A60Hhauler, it will move 40% more material than the Volvo A40G. In India, we have sold EC950EL excavators in segments such as the cement industry (to M/s Sagar Cements Ltd) and for coal over burden work (to M/s VPR Mining Infrastructure Pvt Ltd). These customers have been impressed with the machine’s class-leading fuel efficiency and technological capability.

 

The EC750DL has been sold into a variety of sectors, such as coal over burden work, mining for iron ore, bauxite, zinc and barite; as well as applications serving the cement industry. It is undoubtedly the preferred choice in the 70 to 85 ton class. By using these highly-productive machines our mining customers can get more done with fewer machines, allowing them to optimize their fleet sizes. This delivers better operating efficiency, particularly in mine management. Having larger machines also means fewer operators and less maintenance, delivering further resource optimization.