08 April 2020

Table of Contents for Post Excon 2019

Interaction-Jasmeet Singh, Associate VP-Corp Cmm, JCB INDIA Ltd

The India Growth story will continue




Known for products with state-of-the-art technology, innovation and design, JCB India has been catering to the Indian market for over 40 years. The brand has been a household name with its exciting line up of innovative and intelligent machines. JASMEET SINGH, ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & CORPORATE RELATIONS, JCB INDIA LTD in an exclusive interview to CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES, speaks about the participation at EXCON 2019, digitization of the machines, tackling the economic slowdown and the path ahead.






Could you give us a brief overview of your launches and products displayed at Excon?


JCB launched the Eco Excellence Backhoe in 2015-16 with 12 per cent more efficient and 30 per cent cheaper maintenance. At this edition of EXCON, we have upped the ante. The efficiency has been increased by 10 per cent and the maintenance by around 20 per cent. In the last 4-5 years, we have brought down the diesel consumption by 40 per cent on the machine. This leads to saving around Rs 1 lakh per annum for our customers.


We have transformed from a backhoe loader company to a full range infrastructure equipment player. This means that there are multiple choices in excavators. We have the options of the long boom excavator which reaches up to 50 meters. We have also displayed some from the Quarry Master range. We have now launched a separate section where these machines are specifically used for quarry work. The customer gets the value for the money he spends. 





As the industry moves more into digitization, how does JCB rope in the new technology?


As the industry is moving towards digitization, Telematics helps the user take note of the status of each machine owned. This helps in improving site efficiency and fuel management which is very important for the customers. We have gone to the next step with the NXT version. It applies to loaders, excavators, and compactors. The compactor is now equipped with a Compaction Meter which is connected to LiveLink through the internet. It will inform the customer about the status of compaction along with the weather conditions. The same applies to the wheel loader.  


The new backhoe that we have introduced is equipped with the feature- Intelli dig. The feature helps the backhoe to keep the operator well informed about the depth while digging. This helps in making the machine work efficiently.