Volvo Trucks has launched the
largest capacity multiaxle dump trucks for Indian mining in Excon 2015.Volvo
Trucks launched two new large capacity 5 axle dump trucks for various mining
applications viz the FMX 520 10x4 dump truck with 26.1 Cu.m body and FMX 480
10x4 dump truck with 24 Cu.m body.
Volvo Trucks is the only
manufacturer to offer a higher capacity 5 axle mining dump trucks in India
which is based on the successful and globally proven Volvo's FMX platform.
These new high capacity dump trucks are being introduced to enhance the
productivity in line with the increasing demands of coal production. The FMX
520 10x4 dump truck offers a 33pc higher capacity and the FMX 480 10X4 offers a
28pc higher capacity compared to the current 8X4 solutions available in the
market. Volvo Trucks also showcased a highly customized coal haulage solution
with 33 Cu.m bodies which is the largest coal haulage truck in the Indian
market along with their flagship model the FMX 440 8x4I shift.
Unveiling these trucks, Pierre
Jean Verge Salamon, President Volvo Group Trucks India, said that he is very
positive about Indian growth story and optimistic about the Government's plans
to double the coal production to 1bn tonnes by 2020. He believes that the next
5 years will open up several new opportunities in the coal mining which will
redefine productivity and efficiency demands. Anticipating a paradigm change in
the mining industry, Volvo has invested significantly in bringing in these new
products that are ready to take on the future demands of coal mining.
Salamon further reiterated
Volvo's commitment to the Indian market and mentioned that Volvo Trucks is the
No.1 preferred truck brand having around 65pc market share in the high
performance mining segment. Volvo Trucks has been driving progress by
pioneering in introducing innovative products and services which has set new benchmarks
in the Indian mining industry. These trucks are technologically most advanced
and the safest trucks to operate in the high demanding and toughest mining
Talking on customer value
creation, Vinod Aggarwal, CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles, said "We believe in
creating and delivering value to our customers with our comprehensive offering
which helps to improve their productivity and profitability. Comprehensive
offering includes Volvo's best in class aftermarket onsite support with more
than 130 touch points which is considered as the benchmark in the mining
industry and also the recently launched Volvo Financial Services to meet the
customer financing requirements".
Aggarwal further added, we have made huge
investments in the network and introduced path breaking offerings, to mention a
few - Company owned and operated dealers, customer specific site support,
comprehensive service agreements and various other value added services.
Commenting on the Joint Venture he said "The VE Commercial vehicles JV
between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors have been extremely successful for
the last 7 years due to strong collaboration and synergies between the two
Speaking on the occasion
Ramarao A S, Sr. Vice President, Sales, Marketing & After Sales, Volvo
Trucks, VE Commercial Vehicles said "Volvo Trucks have pioneered in
setting new benchmarks in introducing innovative products and offering total
transport solutions - "one stop shop arrangement to meet specific customer
requirements." Our comprehensive customised offerings enable our customers
to set new productivity benchmarks in the industry by facilitating them to
clock more than 6500 engine hours in a year". Ramarao A S also added that
"Volvo lays a lot of emphasis on the skill enhancements of the drivers
ensuring that the drivers are well trained to drive safely and in the most fuel
efficient manner and trained 60,000 drivers thus far."
GV Rao, Vice President,
Product Strategy Brand and Marketing, Volvo Trucks, mentioned that these trucks
have been developed by working very closely with the customers and taking their
suggestions and feedback keeping in mind the emerging trends in the Indian
mining industry. These products have undergone extensive field validation to
ensure product performance in the demanding operating conditions.
GV Rao also highlighted the
key USPs of these models, prominent among them being - the all new
state-of-the-art cab of Volvo FMX offering maximum driving comfort and safety
thereby ensuring high driver productivity. Engine delivering best in class HP
and torque to ensure excellent driving characteristics, high reliability and
optimum fuel efficiency and further supplemented with Volvo patented Volvo
Engine Compression brakes (VEB+) for safer driving. The new platform is fitted
with 3 steerable axles and rugged suspension optimized for tough mining
conditions along with customized high capacity body configurations of 26.1
& 24 Cu.m for overburden applications. He also added that the vehicles are
offered with Volvo's unique Dynafleet telematics system which enables drivers
to further improve their fuel saving skills and to manage the fleet in an
efficient and cost effective manner.
Source: Volvo Trucks
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