20 November 2019

Interview- Vinod Aggarwal (VE Commercial Vehicles)

We are fully equipped to address critical segments of mining and construction

 

Eicher Trucks & Buses, a leading brand from VE Commercials,  introduced its new series of trucks belonging to the Pro 6000 and 8000 category at Excon 2015. VINOD AGGARWAL, CEO, VE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES spoke to VEENA KURUP about the new product additions and his company’s agenda to strengthen business. 

 

On the trade show as a business platform: The exhibition always gives the industry great opportunities to promote products and to create more awareness among customers. Excon has been a beneficial platform to the company to showcase our technically superior offerings and to launch new products. 

 

On the new products introduced: Our new launches  include the Pro 8031XM 8x4 tipper with 330 HP with rock body and box body options for mining and Pro 6025T6x4 box body with 220 HP and RMC with 210 HP for the construction sector. With these, Eicher is now fully equipped to address the two critical segments of mining and construction. The Eicher Pro 8031XM is designed keeping in mind a variety of mining applications and operating conditions in the mines, overburden or coal transportation suitable for both flat roads or gradients and long leads or short leads. It is equipped with fuel efficient driveline, robust chassis, advanced telematics and world class cabin. Built in collaboration with the Volvo Group with a vision to provide premium experience, the product is compliant to all twenty safety features as recommended by the Directorate General of Mines Safety, through standard and optional fitments. The tipper is powered by a state-of-the-art VEDX8 7.7 Litre engine based on Volvo Group’s global platform that delivers 330HP and 1200Nm torque over a wide range of 1200 to 1650 rpm.

On the other hand our Eicher Pro 6025T is designed for a variety of construction applications like road construction, infrastructure projects, port transportation etc. Built with a philosophy of delivering ‘Maximum Lifetime Profitability’ and powered by state-of-the-art 220 HP VEDX8 7.7 Litre engine (in Pro 6025T Tipper) and 210 HP VEDX5 5 Litre engine(in Pro 6025T RMC)  the product provides best in class performance and productivity and superior uptime. Eicher Pro 6025T features best in class cabin for enhanced driver efficiency and class leading and first in industry intelligent systems. Features like fuel coaching and vehicle telematics are unique and advanced as per industry standards.

 

On the aftermarket expertise: We offer unique onsite support services for mining customers and the same can be extended to construction sector customers on need basis. Apart from these on-site services, there are a lot of innovative after sales schemes like “Freedom” and “Eicher Promise” which ensure maximum uptime and higher level of productivity to our customers. This is also in line with our “Pro Customer” philosophy where we strive to do everything to ensure highest level of productivity for our customers, leading to better profitability and prosperity for them. Together we are taking our customers, partners and the Indian trucking industry into a whole new level. Also, we aim to raise  industry standards through our Next-Gen Tippers.

 

On strategies to tackle market competitiveness: Our strategy is to not just sell products, but to offer our customers with the entire solution for a lifetime. This has helped us to achieve repeat orders from our customers and also to strengthen our market base. Moreover, our products are known as best-in-class solutions ensuring high productivity, utmost performance, fuel efficiency, maximum operational life and minimum maintenance requirement.  All these factors give us an edge over our competitors in the market.

 

The worst recession for the commercial vehicle industry is behind us now. All segments of the Commercial Vehicle industry are already growing except trucks used in construction sites. With the launch of the latest technology products in our Pro 8000 and 6000 series, we are now in a relatively advantageous position to take benefit of the revival in mining and construction segment.

 




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