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.