Caterpillar, the world’s
largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, announced the launch
of its Next Generation Excavators Cat 320D3 and Cat 323D3 from its Thiruvallur
manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, India.
After a successful launch of
four products in December 2017, Caterpillar India announced the launch of its
Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators, Cat 320D3 and Cat 323D3 to cater
to the Indian Construction Industry.
“To cater to the demand of our
customers for a more reliable and more powerful heavy-duty excavator equipped
with state-of-the-art technology, higher productivity, lower fuel consumption
and lower maintenance costs, we have launched these two Next Generation 20-ton
size class excavators, Cat 320D3 and Cat 323D3 here today,” said Gurman Reen,
Director, Sales & Marketing, Caterpillar India
The new 320D3 fits road
contractor’s and construction customers’ demand for low owning and operating
costs. The 320D3 consumes 15% less fuel than its predecessor 320D2 and shows 5%
lower maintenance cost with much lower owning and operating costs. The new
323D3 is built to endure the toughest job on the site with the 1.2m3 severe duty bucket. To further customer advantage,
the excavators come with simple, easy to maintain robust systems to keep them
running all day, every day.
Caterpillar has two dealers in
India--GMMCO and Gainwell Commosales Pvt Ltd (GCPL, formerly TIPL) with a total
of 230+ Outlets and more than 1350 Field Service Technicians. There are 19
Caterpillar Parts Distribution Centres that serve India for the best in class
service experience of customers. The new excavators are launched with service
response time assurance for high machine uptime.
“The advanced features
combined with exciting launch offers of extended warranty, financing options,
rental solutions, customer service agreements and our unmatched dealer product
support capability would be a sure delight to customers,” said H. Jayaram, Managing
Director & CEO, GMMCO and Sunil Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director,
GCPL, who were present at the press conference held in New Delhi.
“We are optimistic about the
pace of infrastructure development here in India and we will continue to offer
the best of our technologies and experience to meet the unique demands of our
customers in India”, said John Fallows, General Manager – Global Construction
Industries – AP+.
Caterpillar has been active in
India since 1930’s and its machines have built everything from roads and
airports to pipelines and buildings. The company believes it is uniquely
positioned to partner in India’s growth story with its unrivalled global
experience in project implementation and manufacturing. The company has
state-of-the art manufacturing facilities in Thiruvallur and Hosur, Tamil Nadu;
Aurangabad and Banda, Maharashtra, some of which are manufacturing machines for
exports. The Divisional offices are in Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and New
Caterpillar also has a long
history of equipping its machines with leading-edge technology to increase
safety, productivity and efficiency. In line with the commitment to usher in
the “Age of Smart Iron” and to make best use of technology, the newly launched
Cat 320D3 and Cat 323D3 come equipped with Cat Product Link telematics system.
Cat Product Link is a robust cellular based asset monitoring solution. It
enables powerful tools to transform data from an entire fleet into essential
information required to boost productivity, reduce costs and manage risks.
“We want our customers, big
and small, to be more successful using Cat products. Caterpillar does this by
offering solutions beyond its machines by combining services and technology,
such as data analytics and automation. These combined offerings enable our
customers to better manage and track projects, monitor safety and performance
and measure productivity,” said Giacomo Bottone, Worldwide Medium Excavator
Product Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
The Government of India has
launched several projects with ambitious targets to develop infrastructure in
India. Key among them is the approval of the US$100 billion (Rs 7 trillion)
road construction plan to develop 83,000 km highways by 2022, including the US$
80 billion (Rs 5.35 trillion) Bharatmala project. Fuelled with this renewed
emphasis, construction of national highways hit an all-time high of about
10,000 km (which translates to 28 km a day) in the financial year ending on
The Indian Construction
Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) expects the construction equipment
industry to reach US$5 billion by 2020, with sales of Excavators growing about
20% according to Off-Highway Research.
Thermo King, a leader in
transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications
and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has partnered with Petit Forestier, European
leader in refrigeration rental to showcase an all-electric, zero-emission and
zero-noise refrigerated van at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover,
Petit Forestier’s Renault
Master Z.E., a 3,1 ton electric van equipped with the market-first and IAA
premiere Thermo King E-200 full-electric refrigeration unit will be available
to visitors. The breakthrough set-up of the E-200 unit on display provides
constant cooling and heating capacities independently of the vehicle operation.
The key differentiators of the Thermo King E-200 include:
• Increased uptime and utilization, with an improved maintenance interval
• Higher reliability with customized, tailor-made components
• Improved temperature control thanks to constant capacity based on actual need of the moment
• Intelligent power management algorithm to help safeguard and optimize the power supply
• Optional hold-over battery capacity independent from the vehicle
• Optional embedded Thermo King telematics to allow effective management of the fleet with full visibility of both unit and load conditions.
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