Escorts Construction Equipment (ECE), the construction and material handling equipment manufacturing arm of Escorts, launched three new products at the recently held Bauma CONEXPO 2018. The new product line-up comprised new compactor EC 5511 in 11-ton class, new mini compactor EC 3664 in 3-ton class and next generation Hydra pick-and-carry (PNC) crane Hydra NXT 13.
Additionally, Escorts exhibited an array of other best-in-class equipment that included Tadano- Escorts rough terrain crane CTI-500XL and Doosan Excavator DX-225 LCB and Rock Breaker, alongside the recently launched Hydra 13 Top Jack and TRX 15 SuperLift.
The latest addition to Escorts’ compactors, EC 5511 is a new generation compactor which is designed to give optimum compaction performance with excellent operational efficiency. Also, the mini compactor EC3664 powered with Escorts water cooled engine is the latest offering in the small compaction machine space.
In CONEXPO 2018, Escorts displayed the future of Hydra i.e. Hydra NXT, which combines the convenience of a Hydra, safety aspect of TRX range and at attractive price point. This product will address the customer demand, both corporate and retail, who have been looking for a solution that offers higher stability, manoeuvrability and improved load handling capabilities. Unlike Hydra, Hydra NXT is equipped with steering wheel and the boom is specially designed to accommodate multiple attachments viz., man basket, crane jib, forks, construction bucket etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Ajay Mandahr, CEO, Escorts Construction Equipment said, “Augmenting our customer’s accessibility to services and genuine spare parts is of utmost importance to Escorts. We strive to expand our reach by attaining 800 touch points with authorised service centres across the country by the end of this fiscal. Our USP is value innovation and most competitive operating costs. We have a story reputation in SAARC countries, Middle East, Latin America and Africa and export is a key driver of our overall growth strategy. We have plans to expand our backhoe portfolio globally and are open to contract manufacturing, private labelling and direct export.”
Escorts has been open to joint ventures and technical collaborations to enter new segments. “We are confident that our partnerships with global players will enable us to tap the opportunity market segments and reinforce our leadership in construction equipment space,” he added.
ECE showcased the upgraded version of its existing products, new innovative equipment alongside the products from its global partners Tadano, Doosan and Comansa.