Giving impetus to its after-market support, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has added a new Service Centre in Singrauli, the heartland of India’s coal industry. The new facility was inaugurated by Mr. Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice-President & Head, Construction & Mining Machinery Business, L&T on May 18, 2018, in the presence of its principals and a large gathering of customers from public sector and private companies.
Mr. Gunadhar Pandey, Director (Technical), Northern Coalfields Limited; Mr. P.S.R.K. Sastry, Director (Finance), Northern Coalfields Limited; Mr. Russell Conley, Chief Project Director, Reliance Power-Sasan; Mr. Masaaki Kamizono, Managing Director, Komatsu India Private Limited; Mr. Jimmy Renstrom, Chief Financial Officer, Scania Commercial Vehicles India Private Limited and Mr. V. Prabhakar Reddy, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, participated in the event.
The Service Centre is located at Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam industrial area at Waidhan, M.P., around 30 km from Singrauli and 210 km from Varanasi. It incorporates advanced facilities to take up overhaul and repair of over 1000-strong fleet of L&T/Komatsu/Scania equipment engaged in overburden removal and in mining projects in this area. The fleet includes Off-highway Dump Trucks, Crawler Dozers, Hydraulic Excavators, Wheel Loaders, Motor Graders and Tipper Trucks. Engines, Transmissions, Axles, Hydraulic Assemblies and other aggregates fitted on to these Construction and Mining equipment shall also be taken up for overhauling in the Service Centre.
Spread over 10,080 sqm, the service centre has a well laid out workshop with epoxy flooring and equipped with overhead cranes, dust-free cooling system, special fixtures and tools for carrying out repairs of major machines and components. The facility is environment-friendly with an ergonomically designed workshop, rain water harvesting, sewage & effluent treatment plant and fire-protection system.
With an increasing machine population in the coal-belt area of Singrauli, L&T felt it prudent to open a Service Centre to take up overhaul and repairs of mining equipment as well as aggregates. The location of the Service Centre in proximity of the mining belt would reduce the lead time for repairs and help in stepping up the equipment availability, which is so crucial in the production cycle of the mines.