Eicher Trucks & Buses, the
leading brand from VE Commercial Vehicles strengthened its presence in the
mining and construction sector through an expansion of its product portfolio
and showcasing a series of tippers in the Pro 6000 and 8000 category. These
include the launch of Pro 8031XM 8x4 tipper with 330 HP with rock body and box
body options for mining and Pro 6025T 6x4 box body with 220 HP and RMC with 210
HP for construction sectors. With these, Eicher is now fully equipped to
address two critical segments of mining and construction.
The Eicher Pro 8031XM is
designed keeping in mind a variety of mining applications and operating
conditions in the mines, overburden or coal transportation suitable for both
flat roads or gradients and long leads or short leads. Equipped with fuel
efficient driveline, robust chassis, advanced telematics and world class cabin;
the Eicher Pro 8031XM is built in collaboration with Volvo Group with a vision
to provide premium experience. The
product is compliant to all twenty safety features as recommended by
Directorate General of mines safety, through standard and optional fitments.
Eicher Pro 8031XM is powered by a state of the art VEDX8 7.7 Litre engine based
on Volvo Group’s global platform that delivers 330HP, and 1200Nm torque over a
wide range of 1200 to 1650 rpm.
The new Eicher Pro 6025T is
designed for a variety of construction applications like road construction,
infrastructure projects, port transportation etc. Built with a philosophy of
delivering “Maximum Lifetime Profitability” and powered by a 220 HP VEDX8 7.7
Litre engine (in Pro 6025T Tipper) and 210 HP VEDX5 5 Litre engine(in Pro 6025T
RMC) ; the product provides best in class performance and productivity and
superior uptime. Eicher Pro 6025T features best in class cabin for enhanced
driver efficiency and class leading and first in industry intelligent systems.
Features like fuel coaching and vehicle telematics are unique and advanced as
per industry standards.
Speaking at Excon 2015 and on
the opportunity from mining and construction projects and industry growth,
Vinod, Aggarwal, CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “The worst recession for the
commercial vehicle industry is behind us now. All segments of Commercial
Vehicle industry are already growing except trucks used in construction sites.
As we move forward, a lot more growth is expected to come from demand from two
sectors- Mining and Construction. Already, the coal mining industry is showing
handsome growth with significant focus of the Government to increase domestic
production of coal. Furthermore, with a number of infrastructure projects under
implementation and the Government’s actions to remove hurdles; construction
segment also is likely to show good growth in the next 2-3 years. With launch
of the latest technology products in our Pro 8000 & 6000 series, we are now
in a relatively advantageous position to take benefit of this expected revival
in mining and construction segment.”
Pierre Jean Verge Salamon,
President of Volvo Group Trucks India, said, “The VE Commercial vehicles Joint
venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors has been extremely successful
for the last 7 years due to strong collaboration and synergies between the two
companies. Volvo Group has made huge investments in India and infused global technology
at local cost levels to modernise the Eicher range and brought in best
practices in quality and production systems. For example, the state of the art
engine plant at Pithampur supplies engines not only for Eicher in domestic
market but also exports Euro 6 emission standard engines to Europe.’’
“The Pro 6000 and Pro8000
range have been developed with strong collaboration between VECV and Volvo
Group leveraging on each other’s strengths to deliver the desired value to the
customers in the tough construction and mining applications. I am confident
that VECV continues to grow stronger with the introduction of the new range
launched at Excon,” he added.
Further commenting on the
aftermarket presence necessary to ensure high uptime required in mining and construction
sites, Aggarwal added, “We offer unique onsite support services for mining
customers and the same can be extended to construction customers on need basis.
Apart from these on-site services, there are a lot of innovative after sales
schemes like “Freedom” and “Eicher Promise” which ensure maximum uptime and
higher level of productivity to our customers. This is also in line with our
“Pro Customer” philosophy where we strive to do everything to ensure highest
level of productivity for our customers, leading to better profitability and
prosperity for them. Together we are taking our customers, partners and the
Indian trucking industry into a whole new level and that’s our mantra leading
to the future of Indian trucking.’’
Eicher Trucks and Buses (ETB) is present in
the L/MD segment with a strong presence in the 5T-12T truck segment and an ever
increasing market share in 15T-49T heavy duty trucks segment. VE Commercial
Vehicles Limited (VECV) is a 50-50
joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited. In operation
since July 2008, the company includes the complete range of Eicher branded
trucks and buses, VE Powertrain, Eicher’s components and engineering design
services businesses, the sales and distribution business of Volvo Trucks as
well as aftermarket support to Volvo Buses in India.
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