In recent years, the demand for road construction and infrastructure equipments has witnessed significant growth, driven by increasing infrastructure development. Factors such as urbanization, population growth, and government initiatives have contributed to this upward trend. To cite a recent example, in the interim budget 2024-25 Rs. 2,78,000 crore was allocated for road, transport and highways. As the government continues to invest in upgrading transportation networks and building essential infrastructure, the demand for construction equipment is expected to remain robust. Schwing Stetter India stands poised to address these demands adeptly with its range of equipments.
The company’s equipment range which includes concrete equipment, concrete batching plants, material handling equipments, trenchless equipments etc are manufactured to cater the unique challenges posed by India’s diverse terrains. Equipped with features such as automation, digitization, and connectivity, the equipment range contributes to heightened productivity and reduced costs.
During EXCON 2023, Constrofacilitator had a one-to-one interview with Mr.V.G.Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India. He has been with Schwing Stetter India for more than two decades, from the very first day of the company’s operations. He is primarily responsible for building marketing strategies and enhancing customer touchpoints for the company. Under his leadership, several branch offices were established nationwide to ensure that customers were given top-most priority. He has also been instrumental in setting up the export market and overseas offices in South East Asia
During the interview, he shared insights on the equipment being showcased, equipment expansion across key industries and the way forward for the company and much more.
Here are the excerpts from the interview.
- Can you provide insights into the range of equipment being showcased at Excon 2023?
Schwing Stetter India took center stage at Excon 2023, unveiling a ground-breaking product line-up designed to revolutionize the construction industry. Our showcase spanned across mining, shipping, and road & highway infrastructure sectors. The focus was on addressing key pain points in CE subsegments, catering to the diverse needs of industries such as mining, ports, material handling, and infrastructure development. The comprehensive range displayed at Excon underlines our commitment to long-term growth and meeting evolving industry demand
- What are the new concrete machines specifically launched for small to mid-size contractors?
In line with our dedication to supporting contractors of all sizes, Schwing Stetter India proudly launched a series of concrete machines specifically tailored for small to mid-size contractors at Excon 2023. Our SP 718, the latest addition to our stationary pump product arsenal which I specifically developed for small to mid-size contractors. These machines are designed to empower smaller construction players, providing them with efficient and reliable solutions to enhance their capabilities and contribute to the growth of the industry.
- What is the market potential for infrastructure and pile driving equipment in India?
The market potential for infrastructure and pile driving equipment in India is robust and promising. With the government’s continued focus on infrastructure development and significant investments in key sectors, the demand for high-quality, innovative equipment is on the rise. Schwing Stetter India, recognizing this potential, has strategically positioned itself to meet the growing demands by introducing cutting-edge products at Excon 2023.
- Elaborate on the features of Piling Rig 330 I being launched by the company?
The Piling Rig 330 I, is a testament to innovation and efficiency. Specifically crafted for metro projects, this rig boasts features tailored to meet the unique demands of such projects. From the powerful winch to 360⁰ visibility, touch screen display, auto cutting power head, and auto cleaning option – each feature is designed to elevate performance, ensuring these rigs stand out from the rest. The Piling Rig 330 I excels in drilling through any soil condition, offering versatility in diameter and depth with unparalleled ease and efficiency.
- Congratulations on 25 years. in India, what is the company’s next goal in training and green energy on Equipments?
Celebrating 25 years in India is a milestone, and our journey continues with a renewed commitment to training and green energy initiatives. Looking forward, our goal is to further enhance the skills and expertise of our workforce through comprehensive training programs. Our #GogreenwithSCHWING initiative saw the plantation of 2,50,000 sapling across the globe. Simultaneously, we are investing in green energy solutions for our equipment, aligning with our sustainability efforts. This dual focus reflects our dedication to both human capital development and environmental responsibility, shaping a brighter and greener future for the industry.