Sanghvi Movers has placed an order for seven Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler cranes. A deal in this regard was signed by Chris Sanghvi, Chairman & Managing Director, Sanghvi Movers, and by Steve Filipov, President, Terex Cranes, in Pune. Also present on the occasion were Norbert Dudek, Vice President and General Manager, Terex Cranes Asia, and Saeesh Nevrekar, Director Sales & Services Operations – Terex Cranes India. Sanghvi Movers plans to employ the CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler cranes for the installation of wind turbines at various wind parks in the country with loads of up to 110-tones, at at height of 120 m. The seven new cranes will add to the five units Sanghi Movers has in its fleet. In 2015, Terex Cranes delivered eight CC 2800-1 cranes, and in 2016, the company delivered five CC 3800-1 cranes. Sanghi Movers has come to have 12 CC 3800-1 cranes and 21 CC 2800-2 cranes, making it the largest global fleet owner for Demag products.
FreightBazaar and Domain and Functional Advisory Group (DFAG), a New Delhi based non-profit organisation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to spread awareness about transport emissions and trucking safety. While DFAG is a key facilitator for highway design and feasibility studies, FreightBazaar is an online and integrated platform to connect truck users and truck suppliers by facilitating hassle-free truck hiring process. Keeping common goals of promoting efficiency and safety in sight, through areas such as reducing empty miles, driver training, optimum loading of trucks, reducing emissions and bringing innovative dimensions to the transportation industry, the two entities will leverage their knowledge and expertise to spread awareness about transport emission and safety.
A flagship company of TVS Group, Sundaram-Clayton, which specialises in the manufacturing and supply of aluminium die cast auto components for OEMs the world over, will invest Rs.400 crore over the next three years to expand its manufacturing footprint in India. The expansion would increase the company’s manufacturing capacity from 60,000 metric-tonnes to 70,000 metric-tonnes. Sundaram-Clayton has four manufacturing plants in India. Apart from India, the company will also invest Rs.350 crore to create 10,000 metric-tonnes capacity over the next five years in the United States of America. The US facility will be set in Dorchester County, South Carolina. The US accounts for a major share of Sundaram-Clayton’s export revenue. The facility in US will help the company to cater to its customers in the region quickly, and effectively. The company has acquired 50 acres of land in South Carolina to manufacture high pressure die cast and gravity cast parts. The US facility is expected to go on stream in the second-half of 2018.
Ashok Leyland has announced the setting up of its assembly plant at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Built over a period of 15 months, the plant, spread over an area of 37 acres, is a strategic joint venture between Ashok Leyland and IFAD Autos Limited, Bangladesh. An important market according to Vinod K. Dasari, CEO and MD, Ashok Leyland Ltd., the new plant is expected to enable the Chennai-based company to carve a larger share of the CV market. As part of the company’s vision to strengthen its overseas presence, the Bangladesh facility will have a capacity to roll out 600-800 vehicles each month. Supporting the plant activities will be a body building and vehicle testing facility. The two are expected to be functional in the next two years. IFAD Autos has been selling Ashok Leyland vehicles in Bangladesh through 12 dealers.
Pricol has announced the commissioning of its new plant at Phulgaon, Pune. Spread over an area of 6.5 acres, the plant, incorporating green concepts of solar power and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) air conditioning, is expected to generate a revenue of Rs.220 core in the next two years. Equipped with roof-top solar panels, which would fulfill 40 per cent of the daily power requirement, the plant has its production lines designed on a lean manufacturing principle and improved layout for streamlined material flow to ensure quality consistency and material efficiency. The new plant, as part of Pricol’s 2020 vision, will deliver on surface-mount technology (printed circuit board manufacturing). This technology is finding increasing use in commercial vehicles, off-road and tractor segments among others. Surface-mount Technology will also propel Pricol in body control module and telematics business. The technology pump production lines at the plant will cater to domestic and export markets.
BorgWarner has announced the expansion of Kakkalur plant, which operates under the aegis of BorgWarner Morse Systems. Established as a joint venture manufacturing facility in 2002, the plant became a part of BorgWarner Morse Systems, a wholly owned BorgWarner entity in 2008. It is to meet the growing demand for engine timing components for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles, that the company is expanding the plant by 17,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and engineering space. The expansion is expected to take up to one year to complete. The BorgWarner products made at the Kakkalur plant, include silent and roller chains, tensioners, arms and guides as well as phasers and controls to support variable valve timing applications among others.
Automotive engine anti-freeze coolant manufacturer, S-CCI Golden Cruiser, has procured four 30-tonne tankers built on a BharatBenz truck chassis. The company now has 10 tankers of 30-tonne each, and are used to perform the task of ferrying coolants as well as the base material, Mono Ethylene Glycol, which is used to manufacture coolants. Instances of contamination after hiring tankers prompted the company to build its own fleet. This would enable the company to meet the stringent requirements of the customers (OEMs) according to S K Singh, Director, S-CCI Golden Cruiser. The company is a supplier of anti-freeze coolants to automotive OEMs like Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Honda and many others. A joint venture between, CCI Corporation, Japan, and an Indian entity, S-CCI Golden Cruiser has built a fleet of 18 BharatBenz tankers, three 30-tonne tankers from AMW, two tankers from Tata Motors, and a fleet of five tankers of capacities ranging from 20-tonne to two-tonne from Tata, Mahindra and Ashok Leyland, under its logistics vertical. The logistics vertical ensures just-in-time delivery.