- Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India
Stand No.: Outdoor Pavillion 841
Participated in all past editions of BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA
Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India, shares the company’s expectations from and offerings at BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016…
How is the current market scenario influencing your offering at BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA this year? Any new launches planned?
Wirtgen Group has always been looking at the Indian market from a long term perspective. We have invested greatly on our manufacturing plant at Pune since 2010, during the recession period, and have continuously introduced locally made new products in addition to the German manufactured products.
At BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA this year, we will be showcasing new technologies and innovations across all our four brands – Wirtgen, Vogele, Hamm and Kleemann.
From Wirtgen, there will be three new products on display: Cold milling machine W 130 cf in the 1.3 m class, two slipform pavers SP 64 and SP 94, and also the TCM 180.
From the Vogele Range, we are for first time, offering four new pavers for the Indian market – Super 1400 and Super 1403, which are made in India, and the Super 1900-3 and Super 2100-3 from Germany, which are the latest from the Dash 3 generation of pavers.
We will also be displaying two new machines from the new Kleemann EVO series: The track mounted impactor – MR 110Z EVO and the tracked Screen MS 703 EVO.
Any specific investments (in rupees) made by the company towards product launches, up-gradation, etc, and if yes, how much?
We have been continuously investing in introducing new products and technologies. Our latest investment was in the new plant of Kleemann screens at our Pune facility, to produce screens not only for India, but also for the global market.
In terms of generating business, what are your expectations from the event this year?
We are not looking at BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA from a business perspective, but as an excellent platform to interact with our customers – both existing as well as potential. This would also be a platform for us to showcase our latest technologies and innovations. Our customers have an excellent opportunity to interact with our product managers, application specialists and to experience our 10 new products introduced to the market – all at our Outdoor Pavillion 841.