Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Caterpillar, Kobelco Expands Its Products Portfolio to Help Build a Better India

Caterpillar, the global heavy machinery equipment maker, announced the launch of four new products for the Indian market today at Excon 2017.  With the launch of these new products, Caterpillar aims to deepen its presence in infrastructure, mining and energy sector in India with innovative and cutting-edge technology.

The new range of products include an advanced series of backhoe loaders (426F2and  424B2), Hindustan wheel loader (2021D2) and Cat excavators(336D2 and 349D2), which were displayed alongside Caterpillar’s existing range of products at the prestigious EXCON 2017 that kicked off in Bengaluru today.  Other products showcased at the exhibition include 125 kVA FG Wilson generator set;SEM branded motor graders, wheel loader and dozer;500 KVA generator set;and product support capabilities such as Cat 360°ADVANTAGE, Cat Connect Technology, Product Support (Service Van display), Cat Finance, and Rental & Used Equipment.

The company believes it is uniquely positioned to partner in India’s growth story - especially the “Make in India” initiative - with its wide range of equipment, which is manufactured in India for India and also for the world, state-of-the-art technological solutions, and above, all its unrivalled global experience in project implementation. 

Customers can expect increased productivity with an improved operator environment, better fuel efficiency and more reliability from the new range of backhoe loaders. 426 F2 and 424 B2.Pump flow in a superior hydraulic system delivers excellent hydraulic performance at the operator’s fingertips.

“At EXCON 2017, we are launching products to expand our presence in the Indian market.  Our decision to launch new products to add to our existing segments demonstrates our resolve to contribute to the India growth story,” said Vivek Vanmeeganathan, Country Head and Managing Director, Caterpillar India.

New Cat products including excavators, backhoe loaders along with existing products are well positioned to meet the demands of the Indian market, overcoming challenges pertaining to unfriendly topography, weather conditions, tough terrain and high altitude. 

He further added, “For over 35 years, from A Series to the new F2 Series, we have produced backhoe loaders that are designed with the operator in mind, providing reliability, power and a quality operator environment. The Cat 426F2 backhoe loader continues this tradition, providing a machine to help the growth of business. A large number of infrastructure projects, especially highways, energy and rail projects, are currently underway in several parts of the country. Initiatives such as Smart Cities, Clean Ganga and Swachh Bharat offer huge potential for us to deepen our presence with cutting-edge technology and solutions.”

Commenting on Caterpillar's participation at EXCON 2017, Amit Bansal, Sales Director, Building Construction Products, Caterpillar India said, "“The 426F2 features the Cat C4.4 engine. The engine is a four cylinder, four stroke direct injection turbocharged, inter-cooled and equipped with standard glow plug starting for optimal cold weather performance. This provides reliable starting performance down to –26°C,” he said.

The 9th edition of EXCON 2017, South Asia’s largest construction equipment and construction technology trade fair, is being organised in Bengaluru from December 12-16, 2017.

Besides the advanced loaders, Caterpillar is also showcasing its new excavator Cat 336D2 and 349D2. Other machines that will be on display at the trade fair would include excavators, motor graders and track type tractors.

Cat excavators are equipped with unique features that enable them to undertake complex tasks in tough terrains. These excavators are best in class in performance and safety features. The machines will be instrumental in working on construction and road building projects across India.

With 3210 kg payload, new Hindustan series wheel loaders 2021D2 also come with improved operator environment and a highly reliable and fuel efficient engine. The 2021D2 wheel loaders provide higher productivity with improved lift height and the lowest operational cost.

Andy Dhanaraj, Sales Director, Global Construction and Infrastructure, Caterpillar India said, “Cat machines are equipped with advanced technological capability and have demonstrated positive results in difficult terrains in many parts of the world. We have been manufacturing in India for more than four decades; today there are six manufacturing facilities throughout India in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.” 


Kobelco Construction Equipment India Pvt. Ltd (KCEI) is one of the Main Sponsors of this year’s EXCON being held at Bengaluru, India from the Dec 12 to 16, 2017. They are strategically located at Outdoor Stall # 45 in the Orange Lot with a 1,290 Sq. M. area.
The main theme for the event will be POWER meets EFFICIENCY, which happens to be the tag line for the Generation 10 Series. This year also marks the completion of 10 great years for the KOBELCO Brand in India. The Company has been able to establish itself as a reliable player with a strong support network of Dealers having over 120 touchpoints across the country. 

(KCEI) is a subsidiaryof Kobelco Construction Machinery Co. Limited, Japan (KCMJ). It supplies a wide
range of Hydraulic Excavators ranging from 14T to 85T. KCEI commenced its operations in India in February 2007 with its latest offering of “Series 8” Hydraulic Excavators. These are equipped with the latest Tier III Engines, which are most Fuel efficient and Environment friendly. Kobelco Hydraulic Excavators were developed after exhaustive field studies and analysis of applications and onsite working condition. Kobelco products have a proud history of excellent service and innovative technology. KOBELCO offers technologies that make effective use of unutilized natural resources.

KCMJ. Specializes in hydraulic excavators. It is dedicated to developing unique products with a focus on high fuel efficiency and low-noise features to meet diverse customer needs. KCMJ is focusing on fast-growing markets such as China, Southeast Asia, and India bolstering its global presence.

KCEI constructed a new excavator plant at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh which started operations in 2011. It is another step in the long-term commitment of Kobelco to the Indian Market and its belief in establishing a leadership position in India. The company is committed to comprehensively fulfill customer needs and expectations.

Presently, the Product Range of Hydraulic Excavators in India includes

KCEI has kept a major focus on Customer satisfaction and supports its products with Warranty & Post Warranty Services. It has a wide Dealer Network of nearly 100 Service & Parts Outlets across the Country to extend genuine Service & Spare Parts supported by 28 Offices located across India.

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