Sany unveils new machines for Indian market
By Helen Wright09 February 2011
Chinese equipment manufacturer Sany has added to the portfolio of construction equipment it assembles in India and is working towards establishing full manufacturing facilities in the country.
The new range of machines showcased by Sany at the bC India exhibition in Mumbai included a new backhoe loader, the SBL80 and a new excavator, which weighs in at 20.9 tonnes and features a 0.93 m3 bucket.
"We are focussing on basic designs without too many high tech features," Sany spokeswoman Rupali Patil said.
"This makes the machines easily to maintain and suitable for use in rugged, remote areas," Ms Patil added.
Sany Group set up its Indian subsidiary, Sany Heavy Industry India, in December 2002, focussing on sales and assembly. The company aims to convert the Pune-based facility into a full manufacturing plant in the mid-term, and has invested around US$ 60 million on the site.
Ms Patil explained that concrete batching plants are likely to be the first machines manufactured in India.
"The current infrastructure boom in India is creating huge demand for batching plants and concrete-related machines such as transit mixers and pumps. These are likely to be the first products Sany manufactures in the country, followed by excavators and other construction equipment".
Sany was also displaying a new range of mounted concrete pumps targeted at the Indian market during the exhibition in Mumbai, featuring engines sizes from 30 l to 50 l. The company's bC India stand also featured two boom pumps, a truck mixer, a concrete batching plant and a crawler crane.