Jan 23
Delivering Delights
Delivering Delights
An indigenously-made L&T compactor sets a sales record
What do the runways at airports in Kannur, Bengaluru and Delhi and the strategic border road at Jaisalmer have in common? The smooth finish of bitumen, achieved with the help of L&T 2490 HD Pneumatic Tyred Rollers (PTRs).
Compactors are machines that compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt for making roads, road embankments, or foundations for large structures.
PTRs are compactors that make the road surface smooth by sealing the surface. This prevents rainwater from seeping through the road and thus improves its life.
On 28 November, L&T achieved a key milestone by delivering the 3000th compactor, an L&T 2490 PTR, to a customer.
Mr Arvind K Garg (Sr VP & Head – L&T Construction & Mining Machinery) handed over the symbolic key to Mr Neelesh Kumar Singh (Managing Partner – Anmol Associates) at L&T Construction Equipment Ltd’s (LTCEL) Doddaballabpur plant in Bengaluru.
LTCEL’s Chief Executive Mr H Shridhar Hande, GM – Machinery Mr K Keshava, GM – Hydraulics Mr Shailesh Kodkani and Head – Road Machinery Mr Jaikumar Kamath, and Mr Vijayendra Bhat of Anugraha Construction Equipment, a dealer from Karnataka, were present.
Anmol Associates is a Lucknow-based firm specialising in road construction and has a large fleet of equipment, including 14 L&T compactors. It has executed prestigious projects for NHAI, UP’s PWD and Irrigation department and the Union government. One of its notable projects is the beautification of Prayagraj during the 2019 Kumbh Mela.
L&T started making compactors in 2016. These have fast penetrated the Indian market and owing to their excellent quality and reliability have become the preferred choice of customers.
L&T’s comprehensive portfolio of compactors currently includes PTRs, soil compactors, tandem compactors and mini tandem compactors. These are designed by the L&T Product Development Centre and manufactured by LTCEL.
These compactors have substantial indigenous content and are therefore truly ‘made-in-India’. L&T has been exporting these compactors to SAARC and African countries.


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