Feb 08
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L&T and Komatsu’s sustainable technologies steal the show at EXCON 2023
 
L&T and Komatsu India Private Limited (KIPL) put up a grand show of their technological prowess and service capabilities at the 2023 edition of EXCON – CII’s flagship trade fair dedicated to construction machinery and building technologies. Held biennially in Bengaluru, the five-day show brings together the biggest names in the construction fraternity from around the world.
 
The high point of L&T’s participation this year was Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari visiting the L&T stall and inaugurating a Solar Cart manufactured by L&T and the eco-friendly 20-tonne Komatsu Hybrid HB205 Hydraulic Excavator.
 
Throughout the event, L&T was graced by several high-profile visitors, including the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr D K Shivakumar, Member of Parliament Mr V Prabhakar Reddy and the DG of Border Roads Organisation Lt General Raghu Srinivasan.
 
Aligned to India’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality, L&T displayed a wide array of exhibits with sustainable technology as the leitmotif. Apart from the Hybrid HB205 Hydraulic Excavator, the other exhibit that drew a lot of attention was Komatsu’s Hybrid Powertrain System, which includes a motor generator, inverter, capacitor, and electric swing motor generator, and excels in enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing emission.
 
The L&T stall also had on display biodiesel-compatible machines for the Indian construction and mining industry, including India’s first mining truck compatible with biofuel. These machines, designed to work efficiently with B20 biodiesel without affecting performance or maintenance schedules, can also run on 100% diesel, offering flexibility to the user.
 
Nine Komatsu Construction Equipment models – namely PC81, PC136, PC205, HB205, PC210, PC350, PC500, D85 and GD535 – were showcased, including those with hybrid technology and biofuel compatibility.
 
In addition, six road construction and material handling machines – namely L&T 9020 Wheel Loader, L&T S315R Skid Steer Loader, L&T 1190 Soil Compactor, L&T 990HFi Tandem Compactor, L&T 491 Mini Tandem Compactor and L&T 2490 HD Pneumatic Tyred Roller – manufactured by L&T Construction Equipment Limited (LTCEL) under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative, also generated interest among the visitors.
 
For the first time, L&T Kansbahal Works showcased their aggregate crushing solutions, which included Cone Crushers, Vertical Shaft Impactors, and Jaw Crushers applicable for minerals ranging from limestone to aggregate and metal ores.
 
Also on display at the stall were Komatsu and L&T’s initiatives towards digitalisation of equipment, advantages of using genuine spare parts, improvement of diversity and inclusion to create equal opportunities for women.
 
The senior management team, comprising Mr Yasunori Fujii from KIPL and Mr Vivek Hajela (EVP & Head – Construction & Mining Machinery, L&T) attended the event.

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