LiuGong celebrates 15 years of business operation in India and 10th anniversary of its India plant.
LiuGong India, a subsidiary of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, one of the world's largest manufacturers of wheel loaders, has completed 15 years of its business in India with a gala celebration for business partners, supporters and the media. Committed to embrace the Make in India campaign by initiatives and new offerings to the Indian market, LiuGong machines are designed to meet any challenge, any day. This celebration is also part of LiuGong's 60th anniversary global tour, which was announced last November.
Wu Song, Managing Director, LiuGong India, said on the occasion, 'It has been an incredible journey and we are proud to celebrate memories, experiences and our successes. We express our gratitude to all our patrons for their continuous support and commitment which has helped us develop and evolve as market leaders in the construction equipment sector.'
To embrace the Make in India campaign and generate better local employment opportunities, an additional investment of US$ 5 million, has been invested to enhance the production capacity at LiuGong's factory in Pithampur. The company's manpower is likely to increase by 40 per cent over the next two to three years; generating more manpower from Indian to support the motto of Skill India Mission. Like all LiuGong machines, LiuGong India's machines are designed and tested to operate in the toughest conditions. The machines made in India are well tested for the local conditions. World-class components are used in the equipment including engines, transmission axle, cylinders and control valves; from renowned manufacturers like Cummins, ZF and Kawasaki. LiuGong machines adopt proven technologies to thrive in the most rigorous conditions of India, making them highly efficient, durable, simple to run, easy to service and cost-efficient.
A LiuGong India dealer meeting was held on January 24, 2018, at its facility û Pithampur, Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
Key milestones of LiuGong India
2002: India's first purchase of LiuGong construction equipment. Fourteen units of wheel loaders were delivered to the iron ore mines at Goa. These machines have performed more than working 30,000 hours and are still working.
2007: First 1,000 units of construction equipment were sold. LiuGong India (LIPL) was founded, corporate office is at New Delhi.
2008: Foundation of Pithampur manufacturing plant was laid.
The premises cover more than forty-four acre and has the capacity to manufacture 3,000 units of wheel loaders and motor graders annually.
2009: Rolled out the first Made in India wheel loader from the Pithampur factory.
2011: Launched construction vehicles that adhered to the local government regulations- BS-III.
2012: Expanded product line to include manufacturing of LiuGong's 414 motor grader.
2013: Introduced new variant in 3 tonne wheel loader 836 BS-III
2014: Created a new segment with 2 tonne wheel loader 818 BS-III
2016: Launched 922D heavy duty excavator.
2016: Launched next generation wheel loader 856H.
2017: Launched all NEW 921D I excavator and 611 compactor.
Celebrating 10 years of setting up of its plant in India.
Investment of more than $42 million in R&D in 2016.
19 product lines from 20 manufacturing facilities worldwide.