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Interaction -V. G. Sakthikumar, CMD, Schwing Stetter India March 2024

SCHWING Stetter India remains committed to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction

SCHWING Stetter India offers a whole range of technologically advanced and cost efficient road construction equipment. In an exclusive interview to CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES, V. G. SAKTHIKUMAR, CMD, SCHWING STETTER INDIA, speaks about the latest trends in the Road construction equipment industry, game changing digital technologies and a lot more.

The government’s upcoming Mega highways construction program and the proposal to build 50,000 km of high-speed corridors by 2047 present exciting opportunities in the road construction sector. While challenges like land acquisition and environmental concerns may arise, we’re equipped to overcome them with innovative technology, efficient project management, and strategic partnerships.

The road construction equipment industry is witnessing significant growth, fueled by infrastructure development initiatives like the Mega highways program. Latest trends include the adoption of digital technologies for enhanced efficiency, productivity, and safety. Market dynamics indicate a rising demand for advanced equipment with features like telematics, automation, and remote monitoring.

SCHWING Stetter India offers a comprehensive range of road construction equipment, including motor graders, wheel loaders, excavators, and concrete machinery. Our machines feature cutting-edge technologies such as CRDi engines, ZF transmissions, and NO-SPIN technology, ensuring superior performance, reliability, and cost-efficiency for end-users. Digital technologies integrated into our machines provide benefits like real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and data-driven insights.

Our machines prioritize safety, ease of operation, and operator comfort. Key features include ROPS, FOPS, rear cameras, and ergonomic design for enhanced safety. Operators benefit from intuitive controls, visibility enhancements, and operator-friendly cabins, ensuring optimal productivity and comfort during long hours of operation. Our training initiatives ensure operators are well-equipped to handle our machines efficiently, contributing to project completion on time and within budget.

Digital technologies have revolutionized aftermarket services, enabling proactive maintenance, remote diagnostics, and predictive analytics. Our machines are equipped with IoT-enabled systems that facilitate real-time monitoring and remote troubleshooting, minimizing downtime and maximizing equipment uptime. Advanced telematics systems provide valuable insights for optimizing machine performance and reducing operating costs.

SCHWING Stetter India emphasizes on technology, research, design, and innovation to stay ahead of market trends. We continuously introduce advancements like fuel-efficient engines, smart automation, and eco-friendly features to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of our machines. Our dedicated R&D team focuses on developing innovative solutions to address evolving customer needs and industry challenges.

We’re constantly evaluating opportunities to expand our product portfolio with new equipment offerings. Our focus is on introducing advanced solutions that deliver superior performance, reliability, and value to our customers. Whether it’s upgrading existing models or introducing entirely new product lines, we’re committed to meeting the diverse needs of the road construction industry.

Trends driving the purchase or hire of road construction equipment in India include the demand for advanced technology, reliability, and efficiency. Consumer behavior is influenced by factors like total cost of ownership, equipment performance, and after-sales support. Cost remains a significant consideration, but customers prioritize value and long-term benefits when investing in construction equipment.

Our equipment has been deployed in challenging road building projects across India, showcasing their durability, reliability, and performance. From rugged terrains to adverse weather conditions, our machines have consistently delivered exceptional results. Through strategic planning, efficient project management, and responsive support, we overcome challenges and ensure project success.

Financing equipment is essential for customers, and we strive to make the process fast and easy. Through partnerships with leading financial institutions, we offer flexible financing options tailored to meet the diverse needs of our customers. Quick approvals, competitive interest rates, and personalized assistance ensure a seamless financing experience, encouraging customers to invest in our equipment and drive sales.

We anticipate a promising future for the road construction equipment industry, driven by government policies, infrastructure development initiatives, and economic growth. Supportive measures like streamlined regulatory processes, investment in infrastructure projects, and incentives for adopting advanced technologies will foster industry growth and propel the construction equipment market forward.

Looking ahead, SCHWING Stetter India remains committed to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. We’ll continue to invest in research, technology, and talent to develop advanced solutions that redefine industry standards. Our goal is to be a trusted partner in India’s infrastructure journey, delivering cutting-edge equipment and comprehensive support services to drive progress and prosperity for all stakeholders.

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