10 July 2020

Company Profile- KOBELCO

Excavator excellence

The Sri City based manufacturer of construction equipment had a great product outing at Excon 2015

A subsidiary of Kobelco Construction Machinery Limited, Japan, Kobelco Construction Equipment India has been a regular participant at Excon since its entry in the Indian market in 2007. The most recent edition of the event saw the latest from the company – the ‘Made in India’ Hydraulic Excavator model SK140HDLC – on display. This is a strong contender in the growing 14 ton segment. The Hydraulic Excavator model SK140HDLC is a highly versatile machine suitable for many applications and carries several key features as standard fitment though the same are either not offered at all or are available as options on other makes in the same range. A long undercarriage, AC cabin with climate control, Geoscan for remote monitoring, and additional circuit for breaker operation are some of its outstanding features.


Also on display is the technologically-improved 52 Ton Hydraulic Excavator SK500 AT with new options for achieving higher fuel saving or increased output. Either way, there is a clear improvement in the machine’s productivity. The owner is able to get higher returns on his investment. Next-Gen software has been used to improve machine performance. This machine is a leading contender in this fast-growing segment and the new improvements will definitely give it an edge over others.


Kobelco offers the OKADA range of breakers through its network. After a series of prolonged field tests, a new range has now been introduced. These breakers will give more output and also improve the reliability and life of key components. Indeed, a great choice!


Kobelco is also increasing the range of attachments to be offered to customers to match with their specific requirements. Some buckets for coal and marble or granite mining as well as for quarry application are on display. These are heavy duty buckets specially designed for maximum productivity.


Kobelco’s manufacturing Plant at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh is fully geared to meet the growing demand for Kobelco machines with facilities that include robotic welding. Its Quality Management System is comparable to international standards. Excavators produced at this unit are exported to countries in South-east Asia, West Asia and East Africa.


The Kobelco dealer network continues to grow across the country and now has over 100 points offering support to customers even in remote locations. Kobelco has also taken an initiative to offer genuine spare parts at more affordable prices through these outlets to improve machine availability and reduce overall operating costs.

Kobelco’s USP continues to be We Save You Fuel – Achieving a Low Carbon Society.


Kobelco’s focus on India is expected to be an important part of the company’s global ambitions. Spurred by the huge business prospects arising from infrastructure upgradation, Kobelco Construction Equipment India has decided to have a long-term stake in the Indian market. It has invested in a facility at SriCity, a convenient location for imports through the port at Chennai, 70 km away. Also, the Southern Region has a good vendor base to support indigenisation efforts. The company has already enhanced the manufacturing capacity recently and has provision for further augmentation. It is also exporting machines manufactured to various markets in South-east Asia as well as West Asia and Africa.



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