- VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services, and Chairman of Mechanisation Committee, Builders Association of India
Budgetary proposals such as the Real Estate Bill and infrastructure investment in roads and railways bode well with the concrete sector. 'Also, a GST Bill is a win-win situation for all,' says VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services, and Chairman of Mechanisation Committee, Builders Association of India. He shares more on the market and company offerings with CW.
In particular, how will the focus on affordable housing - granting it infrastructure status û impact demand for concrete equipment?
The concrete equipment industry is in an upward growth trend since the beginning of this year. We see a positive impact. Already, affordable housing projects are being awarded, and we are supplying our machines to these projects in various states. The speed of construction will be greatly enhanced by Schwing Stetter India equipment.
How best should a company match up batching equipment, concrete transit mixer and concrete delivery system?
Our range of product meets small to large project requirement. Therefore, we are in a position to offer customised solutions.
Have you launched any new model of concreting equipment of late?
We showcased a heavy duty stationary pump SP4507 for the first time. SP4507 is a new development for the present trend of high-rise pumping requirement especially in growing real estate markets such as India and abroad. This new age pump bridges the gap between SP3800 and SP4800 capacity pumps. It will cater to the high-rise segment, where the present challenge lies of pumping the mix with stiff consistencies at a faster rate to around 300 m vertical.
Other features of the pump are:
The pump develops 203 bar pressure on concrete and delivers an output of 54 cu m per hour in high pressure configuration.
The pump kit and rock valve of the SP 4507 each have their own hydraulic circuit. It helps to handle high grade mix. The full power of the pump kit will be available- regardless of the switching movements of the rock. This ensures a quiet pump behaviour, high pumping capacity and protection of components with less vibration.
The new generation 'rock' comes with high efficient energy transfer on the concrete.
New operator interface and emergency pressure release system will ensure safe operating environment.
Tell us about your range of newly launched products?
Our range of newly launched products include: