At Bauma Conexpo 2018, L&T reinforced its position as the premium brand alongside Komatsu in the Construction Equipment and Material Handling industry. L&T participated with an exclusive outdoor stall and had one of the largest displays with fifteen machines at the exhibition. The star attraction at the exhibit was the launch of Komatsu PC300LC-8M0 for heavy earthwork and PC350LC-8M0 Hydraulic Excavators for the Quarry/Stone/Marble segment and L&T 5590H Hydraulic Paver and L&T S315R Skid Steer Loader for the Road Construction segment.
L&T’s stall witnessed a huge footfall of customers and potential buyers from across India and especially the North and Central regions from where buyers seem particularly keen on the high-tech models introduced by L&T and Komatsu. L&T’s participation was led by Mr. Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice-President, Construction & Mining Machinery Business, who along with his team comprising Mr. Vivek Hajela, GM-CEB, Mr. Arun Pai, GM-Product Support, and Mr. Jaikumar Kamath, JGM-Road Machinery, interacted with customers and reiterated L&T’s commitment to providing the best in product technology and after-sales service.
Komatsu was represented at the stall by a team consisting of Mr. Masaaki Kamizono, Managing Director, Mr. Kazuma Nakanishi, Vice-President, Komatsu India Pvt. Ltd. and a group of engineers and specialists. Mr. Y. Kobayashi, General Manager-Asian Business, Komatsu Limited, Japan, also visited the stall.
Other Komatsu machines on display at the exhibit were Komatsu PC71/PC130/PC210/PC450 range of Hydraulic Excavators, D85 Crawler Dozer and GD535 Motor Grader. L&T had on display its own range of equipment L&T 1190/L&T 990HF/L&T 491 Vibratory Compactors, L&T 2490 Pneumatic Tyred Handler and L&T 9020sx Wheel Loader. All these machines are manufactured indigenously by L&T Construction Equipment Limited under the Make in India initiative.
Komatsu’s high-performance Rock Breakers and Quick Couplers used on Komatsu Hydraulic Excavators were also on display along with L&T Crusher Bucket. L&T had displayed a large selection of genuine parts at its specially constructed booth comprising fast moving spares, tooth points, oils used for a variety of models. Recon components also formed a part of the outdoor display.
The exhibition also witnessed the launch of Komatsu PC300LC-8 and PC350LC-8 machines, offerings based on cutting-edge technology. Both machines feature Komtrax, an embedded machine tracking system which helps users monitor the machine anytime, anywhere, improve performance and optimize fuel usage. The features include colour monitor with advanced machine monitoring function and improved visibility and resolution with large TFT LCD.
L&T now offers a full line of high performance equipment incorporating world-class features for the Road Construction segment. L&T 5590H Hydraulic Paver and L&T S315R Skid Steer Loader are the latest offerings and have been indigenously designed and manufactured by LTCE. The Company plans to promote these models aggressively in the market in the coming days.