New launches and the latest technologies feature strongly on the Volvo CE booth, where the company also wants to highlight its industry-leading productivity. The products on display from Volvo CE at this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA will showcase the company’s strength in depth and their superior productivity. There are five machines from three product lines on show, while information on dozens more machines will be available, plus are a range of activities planned for visitors. This year’s BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is the biggest event in the Indian construction equipment calendar and is expected to welcome tens of thousands of visitors over the course of the four-day event.
Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice President and Head of Volvo CE India, said the company will highlight its unique position in the country’s construction equipment sector. “Our message at BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 is two-fold and quite clear. Volvo CE is the largest major manufacturer in India that offers a complete range of equipment to suit the country’s three main areas of activity: Road building, mining and general construction. In addition, our machines can offer the high performance, reliability and fuel-efficiency that contractors need to meet the growing demands of projects in India.”
Two new compactors will be formally launched at BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA, both of which are built at the Volvo CE manufacturing facility in Bengaluru. The new DD90B double drum compactor and SD110BA single drum compactor have their origins in proven Volvo designs, but feature a number updates to make them even more attractive to Indian customers. The introduction of the units is timely, with pressure growing on contractors to ensure projects stay on schedule as the Government of India targets 40 km of new road construction per day.
“Perhaps the most important design feature of the new DD90B and SD110BA is the inclusion of a locally-built engine with a reputation for rugged performance and ease of service,” said Krishnan. “We’ve also fine-tuned the design of these units so they appeal more to Indian customers. The new models not only deliver better vibrating performance, they also have Volvo’s trademark fuel-efficiency and will offer faster RoI to owners.”
Maintaining the strong focus on road building at the show will be the P5320B ABG paver, which is appearing at a trade show for the first time, having launched earlier in 2016. Like the new compactors, this advanced paver is also built at the Bengaluru factory and delivers exceptional paving quality and productivity, as well as easier operation and outstanding fuel-efficiency. It offers excellent versatility across both medium and large-scale projects where paving widths range from 2.5 m to 7 m.
Alongside the compactors and pavers, Volvo CE will display two of its advanced excavators from the D-Series. The 21-tonne rated EC210D and 25-tonne rated EC250D represent the latest in construction technology and are well suited to a range of applications including road building, irrigation projects or work in materials handling duties. As well as superior performance, D-Series excavators can also deliver up to 10 per cent better fuel-efficiency than their predecessors.
“In the excavator categories above 30 tonne, we have enjoyed huge success with our D-Series models. The EC300D, EC480 and EC750D are well-known and popular units in India,” said Krishnan. “We want to use BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA to show visitors the kind of productivity advantages our D-Series models offer in smaller classes.”
Aside from the products on show, Volvo CE will be running a variety of activities over the course of BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016, making it a must-visit destination for attendees. To underline the company’s industry-leading customer support programme, there will be a dedicated area showcasing the aftermarket products and services available from Volvo CE. Visitors can also pitch their skills against others, in the Mini Operator Championship, using Lego models of its trademark machines.
Elsewhere there will be quizzes, with the opportunity to win amazing prizes, while a selfie contest will run for the duration of the show. The best selfie-photo taken on the company’s booth and posted to its Facebook page will get a gift, plus the opportunity to take an additional commemorative selfie, this time with Dimitrov Krishnan.
“We want to make our booth as interactive and engaging as possible for visitors,” said Roopa Nagaraju from the Marketing And Communications team at Volvo CE India. “We are running live photo booths, plus quizzes, competitions and more. We’re looking forward to meeting as many visitors as possible at the show, to understand how we can help them improve their businesses.”
Volvo CE will have an 1,100 sq m display, located at Stand 233 in the outdoor area.