2013-02-08 07:12:43 - New ‘Made for India’ TC 5013 – 5 and TC 5013 – 5G tower crane models launched
The joint venture between Zoomlion, the 6th largest global construction equipment manufacturer & world leader in tower cranes and ElectroMech, India’s largest industrial crane manufacturer by volume & customized material handling solutions provider today launched two distinct ‘Made for India’ models TC 5013 – 5 and TC 5013 – 5G at bC India. These two new products have been launched specifically to cater to the Indian construction and real estate sector.
These models have been developed after consultation with several developers & contractors and take into account Zoomlion’s experience in the Indian market. An example of the ‘made for India’ design is that the TC 5013-5G, having a SWL of 5t and a tip load of 1.3t at 50m, the
inner climbing model has a mast section which has been designed keeping in mind typical Indian lift shafts. This model can be accommodated in a lift shaft measuring 1.9m X 2.1 m or a floor cut out of 1.38 m x 1.5 m.
Amongst the host of features that make these cranes easy to use on sites is a quick change device which requires just a pin to be removed for rapid switching between wire rope falls.
Safety is also addressed through various features such as a Self-climbing mechanism with anti-drop device which ensures safety during jacking while erecting the crane and wire rope & axle breakage protection on the trolley for safe operations.
Commenting on the launch of the new ‘Made for India’ models, Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech said, “The real estate sector in India itself has seen a paradigm shift over the past decade with modern techniques of construction becoming more common across the sector. Not only metros, but tier II cities are witnessing previously unseen levels of development and the skylines of cities like Mumbai and Delhi are rapidly changing with skyscrapers becoming the norm. With these changes comes the demand for quicker time to market for projects, which is pushing the demand for related equipment such as tower cranes.
We are happy to have business partner like Zoomlion who is renowned for its excellent quality tower cranes all across the world
“Our prime objective of this joint venture is to provide international quality products to Indian customers and customer satisfaction will be our prime focus he further added.
While a few years ago tower cranes were only considered to be a must for skyscraper construction, in today’s extremely competitive real estate market, developers and contractors are realizing the economic and efficiency related benefits of mechanization in their projects. This is causing a shift towards the use of tower cranes for all types of projects, driving up demand. The real estate construction sector alone accounts for approximately 70% of the total demand for tower cranes in India.
Last year, India's tower crane industry saw total revenue of USD 93 million and industry insiders expect the sector to maintain an annual growth rate of more than 20% in the next decade. ElectroMech estimates the market size for tower cranes to be approximately 600 units per year, of which 400 units are required by the real estate sector alone.
This joint venture has been formulated to satiate the rising demand by the Indian infrastructure and construction sector in India over the coming years. The Zoomlion ElectroMech Joint Venture company will manufacture, sell and service a vast range of Zoomlion’s tower cranes in India.
Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Zoomlion, founded in 1992 and listed on both Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2000 and Hong Kong Stock Exchange) in 2010, is mainly engaged in the R & D and manufacturing of advanced technologies and equipment for national key infrastructure construction projects, including construction engineering, energy engineering, environment engineering and transportation engineering projects. With a registered capital of RMB 7.706 billion, over 12,000 tower cranes manufactured last year and a workforce of over 30,000 employees, Zoomlion ranks 6th in the global construction machinery industry.
ElectroMech is a leading brand in engineering, manufacturing and servicing Industrial Overhead Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Electric wire rope hoists and customized material handling solutions and is currently India’s largest manufacturer of overhead cranes in terms of volumes. ElectroMech’s strong tradition of a solutions approach based on the foundation of good design and manufacturing capability coupled with its tie-up with global leaders like Abus and Stahl from Germany and Zoomlion from China, enables it to provide world class hoisting solutions across several industry verticals. For more information, visit www.emech.in