VG SAKTHIKUMAR, Managing Director, SCHWING Stetter Sales and Services Pvt Ltd, Chairman of Mechanisation Committee, Builders Association of India, elaborates on the company´s operations and products.
Initiated in June 1998, Schwing Stetter is a premier manufacturer of concrete equipment in India.
A 100 per cent subsidiary of SCHWING Group of companies, an 850 million Euro German Concrete machinery manufacturer and a part of SCHWING-XCMG Group, SCHWING Stetter India is a pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation and recycling.
The company´s well-established range of products for the last 15 years include concrete mixers, concrete batching plants, concrete pumps, concrete placer boom, mobile concrete conveyor, shotcreting machines, recycling plants, water chilling plant, etc. The company has recently launched its new range of equipment including tower cranes, wheel loaders, motor graders and sludge pumps.
SCHWING Stetter has its manufacturing units in 11 countries including Germany, Austria, the US, Brazil, Russia, China, Ostrava, India; sales and service centres in France, Netherlands, Austria and Sweden; as well as representations in more than 145 countries worldwide. SCHWING Stetter India has 26 sales offices, nine service centres and 18 spares centres in India. The company has over 250 service engineers besides a project department and a training centre.
Schwing Stetter India has collaborated with XCMG for introducing advanced tower cranes in India. The company has introduced 5 tonne and 6 tonne tower cranes that withstand extreme conditions on construction sites. These highly adaptable fast erecting tower cranes withstand up to 1.3 tonne at the tip load and 5 tonne at minimum radius of 2.4 m and maximum height can go upto 140 m.
Some of the pioneering features of the Schwing-XCMG tower crane includes:
Nylon pulley on hook provided for safety.
The safety features of these tower cranes include: