JCB to relocate production of compaction equipment to India, UK and close German plant

JCB has today announced plans to relocate production of compaction equipment to factories in the UK and India and close the Gatersleben site in Germany, according to a company statement. The decision has been taken to improve JCB’s competitiveness in the compaction sector and follows a strategic review of its compaction business and recent structural changes in global market conditions. Demand for compaction equipment has been improving in overall terms in recent years but the emerging markets now account for the bulk of demand.
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As a consequence of this review, JCB has decided that, by the end of June 2014: Production of all VM Compactors and two larger VM Tandem Rollers (VMT380 and VMT430) will relocate to JCB’s factory in Pune, India. Production of all walk-behind models and two smaller VM Tandem Rollers (VMT160 and VMT260) will relocate to the JCB Attachments factory in Uttoxeter, England. Production of the 403 Wheeled Loading Shovel will be brought back to the JCB Utility Products factory in Cheadle, England, where it had been manufactured until 2011.
JCB Chief Executive Officer, Graeme Macdonald said: “The decision to relocate production of compaction equipment to factories in the UK and India is right for our business. Demand for compaction equipment has shifted towards emerging markets and manufacturing smaller models in the UK and larger equipment in India is in our customers’ best interests, especially in light of our recent investments in new compaction products. This will improve the competitiveness of JCB in the compaction sector. It will also create a far more sustainable position on which we can build as we grow the business in the future”.
Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India said: “The demand for larger compaction equipment is growing at a steady rate in the Greater India region and we will now have better flexibility to produce global quality machines in India for our customers in the region as well as for exports”.
JCB India Limited, Ballabgarh (Haryana) is a fully owned subsidiary of JC Bamford Excavators Limited, UK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of earthmoving and construction equipment. Worldwide, JCB produces over 300 different models, which are sold in over 150 countries. JCB India has three operational world class manufacturing facilities; one in Ballabgarh, Haryana near New Delhi, two in Pune and an upcoming unit in Jaipur with twenty four different machines in seven product types such as Backhoe Loaders, Wheeled Loading Shovels, Tracked Excavators, Vibratory Compactors, Telehandlers, Skid Steer Loaders and Pick and Carry cranes. An excellent network of over 575 outlets throughout India along with a world-class customer service network support JCB.

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CASE Construction Equipment launches 851 EX backhoe loader in India

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, announced the full availability of the new 96 horsepower 851 EX Backhoe Loaders, the most powerful backhoe loader in India, according to a company statement. Richard Tobin, CEO of CNH Industrial, officially handed over the keys of the first full production unit of the new 851 EX backhoe loader to a key contractor Nabada Johari at a ceremony held at the CASE India plant in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, where it was designed and manufactured.

Speaking on the occasion, Tobin said: “India and the Asia Pacific Region are key markets for CNH Industrial, and we have maintained significant investments in order to provide the best products and support to our customers in the region. Our investments have also enabled us to develop the new EX Series backhoes at the Pithampur plant to meet the specific requirements of construction businesses”.

The new CASE 851 EX Series backhoe loader, which was previewed at the EXCON 2013 show in November 2013 at Bangalore, is the most powerful model available in the Indian market and fits at the top of the three-model range that also includes the 770 EX and 770 EX Magnum. The reliable and proven 96 horsepower 8000 engine, developed by CASE sister partner FPT Industrial, delivers a powerful performance and fast response time, enabling operators to maximize productivity. This coupled with the exceptional fuel savings of up to 13% resulting from the air aftercooler system, makes the 8000 series the most fuel-efficient engine in the market.

The load sensing hydraulic system delivers maximum power where it is needed, while the simultaneous operation of the hydraulic receivers maximises productivity and minimizes fuel consumption.  With the hydraulically shifted clutches the operator can change direction and travel speed on the go. The control valves deliver smooth speed and direction shifts, resulting in smooth and accurate operation. CASE is recognised around the world as a leading backhoe loader manufacturer with over 600,000 units sold. In India, it is a major player in this segment leveraging its expertise and strong local manufacturing capabilities.
The company has focused over the years its resources on the Pithampur manufacturing operations, dedicated to developing and producing its machines for the construction industry. Today the facility implements World Class Manufacturing methodologies to achieve the high levels of quality and efficiency of CNH Industrial’s facilities around the world. It produces market leading equipment, such as its range of vibratory soil compactors that holds the n.1 position in India and was recently expanded with the addition of the new DX1107 model. The continued investments in product development and of the production line at Pithampur are testament to CASE’s dedicated efforts towards achieving their long term goal of optimizing these operations for the domestic and global construction equipment needs.
CASE Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including the No. 1 loader/backhoes, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts. Through CASE dealers, customers have access to a true professional partner with world-class equipment and aftermarket support, industry-leading warranties and flexible financing. More information is available at CASEce.com. CASE Construction Equipment is a brand of CNH Industrial NV, a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). More information about CNH Industrial can be found online at cnhindustrial.com.

Leyland Deere 435E Backhoe Loader launched in Chennnai

Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment Company Private Limited, a joint venture between Ashok Leyland and John Deere, launched its 435E Backhoe Loader (BHL) in Chennai, today. The current economic conditions demand even greater focus on efficiency and operating costs. Especially focused on these needs, Leyland Deere newly-launched 435E BHL, specifically targeted at first time users, offers ten percent improvement in fuel cost, a company statement noted.

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Built on the rugged and durable 435 BHL platform, Leyland Deere’s new 435E BHL offers reduction in cost of operations and delivers savings up to 20 percent of the EMI value, giving the product an important competitive edge. The 435E BHL is backed by best-in-class after-sales support with a service engineer-to-machine ratio of 1:8, rapid response mobile service vans and a dedicated call center. This enables Leyland Deere to offer Indian customers an industry-best Mean-time to Restore (MTTR), maximising availability of the machine and earnings for customers.The 435E delivers superior value by addressing a customer’s core needs of higher fuel efficiency, superior reliability and durability, greater machine up time and lower operating costs. Its rugged structure ensures performance under the most demanding operating conditions.

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While speaking on the occasion, Dr V Sumantran, Chairman, Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment Company said: “There is a huge scope for infrastructure development in India and the long-term growth story of this sector is still very much intact. With the ‘E’ standing for ‘Efficiency’, the 435E BHL is best positioned to cater to new entrepreneurs in infrastructure and construction industries. The new ‘435E’ BHL will join its sibling – the 435 BHL, and together, Leyland Deere will offer machines to cover the spectrum – SOLID PERFORMANCE with the 435 and SOLID EFFICIENCY with the 435E. Backed by class-leading service levels, we are confident that our new product will set new standards of efficiency and customer service and offer great return on investment to our customers”.

P Ravishankar, CEO – Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment Company added: “We have made significant progress in product development and channel growth with 155+ touch points, and have acquired over 1000 delighted customers in our two years of operations. The 435E BHL is a winning proposition, especially for first time buyers. Our innovative and strong C.A.R.E service, our increasing footprint and continued focus on customer needs, will definitely increase customer ROI”.

The 435E BHL is manufactured at Leyland Deere’s facility near Chennai that incorporates globally-benchmarked manufacturing processes like robotic welding, CNC cutting and a state-of-the-art paint shop to ensure the highest standards of quality.

Auto Expo 2014: ACMA, Fraunhofer aim at sensitising innovation culture in Indian auto industry

Auto Expo 2014

Seminar on cultivating innovative culture amongst Indian auto component players.

With the apparent aim of sensitising the Indian auto industry to adopt a culture of innovation, the apex body, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Fraunhofer have forged alliance to deliberate their aspirations and potential for future work at a seminar, jointly organised by them at the Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi on February 8, 2014 as part of Auto Expo 2014.

According to ACMA statement, speakers from both organisations emphasised on the necessity for organisations to focus more towards innovation and develop a road map for the industry. The automotive market the world over is intrinsically dynamic and so are the needs of its customers. The last three to five years have seen a systematic shift with organisations focusing more on engineering, design and technology; but innovation management is critical today as well.
Efficiency is critical
Efficiency today is key and a highly relevant ingredient for production technology & processes; this not only helps to build competitive advantages in the cluttered arena, it also impacts business success. With the current slowdown, one must take cognizance of critical factors prevailing in the market place and sustain through optimization and continuous improvisation. This will lead to business success which is a function of quality, productivity, flexibility as well as energy costs, a statement issued by the apex body said.
Association
This association between ACMA and Fraunhofer is an initiative towards providing better technology in order to meet the changing demands of customers. With the focus being more on technology and design, this association is expected to create awareness and increase the need to recognize how business success can be fruitful for the Indian Automotive industry.
Fraunhofer is one of Europe’s largest application-oriented research organisations. Its research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. Fraunhofer expands across 80 institutions and 22,000 researchers from across the globe. Through research and development Fraunhofer aims to impact lives by shaping technology, designing products, improving methods and techniques, overall opening new vistas. On an average, two patents are filed on a daily basis by researchers associated with Fraunhofer.
Key speakers present at the seminar included Arvind Kapur, Past President ACMA & Chairman, ACMA Centre for Excellence; Srivats Ram, Past President ACMA & Chairman, ACMA Centre for Technology, AnandiIyer, Head, Fraunhofer Representative Office, India and officials representing Fraunhofer at the seminar were Ruediger Heim, Director of R&D Division, Structural Durability, Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF); Dr Manfred Dangelmaier, Director, Business Area Engineering Systems, Fraunhofer IAO; Dr Andreas Sterzing, Director, Bulk Metal Forming, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming (IWU) and Dr Kristian Arntz, Head of Department, Laser Material Processing, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT).

Auto Expo 2014: Indian auto component makers look at exploring business opportunities with Canadian automotive industry

Auto Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the nodal agency, which takes care of the interests of Indian auto component industry, along with Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) on February 8, 2014 jointly organised a seminar on ‘Business Opportunity with Canadian Automotive Industry’, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi as part of the Auto Expo 2014.

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From (L-R): Deep Kapuria, Past President ACMA, Steve Rodgers, President of APMA, Harish Lakshman, President of ACMA, Sara Wilshaw, Minister, Commercial, Government of Canada, Peter Frise, Scientific Director and CEO, AUTO21 and Ramesh Suri, Vice President of ACMA.
According to an official statement, both the associations organised the session with a mission for Canadian firms to explore the potential opportunities, collaborations and partnerships with India.
Transformation
At present, the Indian auto component industry is undergoing transformation, while ACMA and its member firms are working towards improving the overall competitiveness of the supply chain through various tiers.
Indian scenario
At present, the Indian auto component industry size is pegged at $ 39.7 billion with key growth sectors in the vehicle production area including commercial vehicles, construction equipment, tractors, both two-wheeler and three-wheeler segments respectively.
Growth factor
The key growth factor for the Indian auto component industry has been the consistent burgeoning of exports of auto parts. Exports of auto parts from India to Canada has doubled from $ 50 in 2010 to $ 93 million in 2012, thereby providing the mettle of the industry at large.
R&D Centres
India is credited of having around 60-65 percent of R&D Centres catering to the internal requirement of the industry leading to a steady increase in employment. The industry offers employment opportunities to close to 30,000 to 35,000 engineers every year. Going forward, the Indian auto component industry’s focus would be to bring more innovation and research so as to make a strong offering to business community across the world.
Canada scenario
The automotive manufacturing industry is the largest sector in Canada. What is more, the auto industry in that country is export intensive, as the nation ships three-quarters of  of production in a year. Canada is part of a fully integrated North American market with annual sales of about 20 million vehicles and accounts for 16 percent of NAFTA production.
Much to offer
Canada has much to offer in alternative fuels and power trains, electric vehicles and fuel cells, connected car and intelligent transportation; bio-materials, composites and light metals, advanced safety systems and more. Furthermore, with Canada’s exports to India still continuing to be around $ 30 million from 2010 to 2012, it is therefore vital for both countries to help promote and grow each others’ export capabilities and technology transfer and hence allow for a healthy dialogue between the two industries.
Part of global supply chain
With introduction of high class technology in India, the component manufactures have been able to be a part of global supply chain. This has greatly been of help on the international market, giving more visibility and growth to the Indian market. By the end of 2020, the Auto Component Industry is expected to grow to $ 115 billion. There is a positive vibrancy seen in the Indian economy showcasing the growing Engineering and IT capabilities for designing and manufacturing which is of utmost relevance to the Canadian automotive sector. This session was attended by a delegation from APMA led by Steve Rodgers, President and Harish Lakshman, President ACMA representing the Indian delegation.
The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) is the apex body representing the interest of the Indian Auto Component Industry. Its active involvement in trade promotion, technology up-gradation, quality enhancement and collection and dissemination of information has made it a vital catalyst for this industry’s development. ACMA’s charter is to develop a globally competitive Indian auto component Industry and strengthen its role in national economic development as also promote business through international alliances. ACMA is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Association with a membership of over 700 members.

MEE Expo 2014 Dubai: Cooper Corporation launch air cooled engines for Generator sets

Cooper Corporation, an Engine Major launches Air Cooled Engines for powering 10kva and 12kva Gensets at the MEE Expo 2014 in Dubai. These Air Cooled Engines come with high reliability and have the latest-generation features and can work under the severe conditions, carry out their tasks, unshakably and firmly, a company statement said.
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Air Cooled Engines are cooled by atmospheric air with specific velocity and flow through guided cowling. Heat transfer through surface of cylinder liner and Cylinder head is optimized overheating and overcooling to prevent increase engine efficiency. Air cooled Engines are Environment Friendly As cooling media is air and no liquid Chemical.
Commenting on the launch of Cooper Air Cooled Engines, Farrokh N Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director said: “Cooper Air Cooled Engines are specially designed for the operation of longer periods with least maintenance and lowest operating cost. With the lube oil change period of 500 hours and  superior technology  compact design, small sized Air Cooled Engines complies with the low noise and emission requirements as per CPCB II and is also compliant with the latest international emission norms”. Cooper Corp’s Air Cooled Engines comes with the Cooper assurance for quality. With a nationwide network of service dealers who are well equipped with genuine spare parts stock and ready to provide prompt after sales service support. With the state-of-the-art technology, Cooper Corporation offers the finest hi-tech Air Cooled Engines with following Technical Specification:

Technical Specification

Specification of Air Cooled Engine :-

Parameter

Unit

1C1D1C6DA

1D1D1C7.5DA

2C1D1C12DA

FC2A15

Rated Output (Prime Continuous Rating) @1500 rpm

kW (hp)

5.97 (8)

7.5 (10)

12 (16)

15 (20)

Rated Output (Prime Continuous Rating) @1800 rpm

kW (hp)

7.15 (9.6)

8.94 (12)

14.32 (19.2)

17.90 (24)

Number of Cylinder

No’s

1

1

2

2

Cooling Method

AC/WC

AC

AC

AC

AC

Cylinder Bore

mm

95

102

95

102

Cylinder Stroke

mm

116

116

116

116

Aspiration

NA/T/TA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Governing

A2 Class

A2 Class

A2 Class

A2 Class

BMEP

Kg/mm2

6.4

6.5

6.4

6.5

SFC @ 75% Load *

gms/kW-hr

215

210

215

210

SFC @ 100% Load *

gms/kW-hr

225

225

225

225

Lub. Oil Consumption

Liters/hr

0.5% of SFC max

0.5% of SFC max

0.5% of SFC max

0.5% of SFC max

Lub. Oil Change Period

Hrs

500

500

500

500

Lubrication Oil Sump Capacity *

Liters

4

4

5.5

5.5

*Subject to Conditions

The legacy of Cooper Corporation dates back to 1922 when Sir D B Cooper established Cooper Engineering in Satara. Thanks to his astute vision, the historic town of Satara witnessed a new wave of industrialization without losing its rich heritage that finds its roots in ancient times. Cooper Corporation’s ceaseless commitment to quality, service and product innovation has consistently kept pace with the changing market needs worldwide. The company’s rapid strides in the global market bear testimony to this fact.Cooper employs over 2000 people comprising engineers, quality control personnel, workmen and administrative staff recruited from the leading educational and technical institutions following a rigorous induction process that strikes a judicious blend of academic expertise and professional exposure. Over the years, the company has consistently invested in the latest state-of-the-art technology across 75 acres of land in Satara through the engagement of experienced consultants from the world over. The company has set-up its own R&D unit to explore the possibilities of developing new products.

EIMA AgriMach 2013: New Holland showcases complete solutions for sustainable farming

New Holland Agriculture attracted a huge footfall on its stand at the EIMA AgriMach 2013, where it displayed a representative sample of complete farm mechanisation solutions for sustainable agriculture. The display included a selection of New Holland tractors manufactured at its production plant in Greater Noida, according to a company statement.
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Also on show were the brand’s crop solution products, as well as a sugarcane harvester and tractor of strategic partner brand Case IH. New Holland also performed demonstrations of its square baler on paddy straw and displayed a Gyro rake and a fertilizer broadcaster in the outdoor demonstration area.
Rakesh Malhotra, Head of New Holland Fiat India, mentioned on the occasion of this event: “EIMA AgriMach India is a key event for the promotion of mechanization in agriculture in India. For us at New Holland Fiat India, it is a great opportunity to showcase our complete solutions for sustainable farming and help develop an efficient and productive agriculture with our innovative and reliable products, our training programs and technical support.”
A full offering of tractors for the Indian and export markets
New Holland’s display at the exhibition represented well its wide offering of tractors developed for the specific conditions and requirements of Indian agriculture. On show were the 90 hp TD5.90; the 55hp 3630 TX Special Edition, bristling with special features such as Sky Watch technology, 12+3 gearbox, and OE fitted music system; the 75hp 7500 and the 47hp 4710 in 4 wheel drive version; and the brand new High Clearance version of the 42hp 4510, which is particularly well suited for the cotton growing regions of the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. The display also included partner brand Case IH’s rugged and dependable 65 hp Farmall® 65 tractor, which offers all the power and hydraulics needed for field preparation, seeding, harvesting, mowing, loading and haulage.
The New Holland tractors on display are meant for both the domestic and export markets, except the 3630 TX Special Edition, which is specific to the Indian market. Approximately 20% of the Greater Noida facility’s production is exported to over 50 countries around the world.
Complete crop solutions
New Holland’s Crop Solutions offer best-in-class farm equipment and sustainable agricultural solutions to maximise operational efficiency, while reducing input costs and increasing yields. They meet a variety of farming needs from biomass power generation, which uses crop residues such as cotton stalks, sugarcane trash, sorghum, maize stover or paddy straw, to hay making applications working in crops such as alfalfa and oats sorghum.
The BC 5060 square baler, which demonstrated its performance in the outdoor area, was one of the major attractions of the show and the many people who attended the demonstration were highly impressed. It is recognized as the most reliable product in the industry, with the heavy-duty knotter, hydroformatic bale pressing system, heavy duty driveline, and high capacity feeding system. This excellent baler has set new standards of performance in baling operations in a variety of crop residues with excellent response from the market. The company has sold over 450 of these balers in the Indian market so far. New Holland also displayed on its indoor stand the BR 6080 Round Baler.
The RKG 129 rake complements the balers, increasing their efficiency by 25 to 60 % by reducing the number of passes needed. This PTO powered rake ensures a smooth baling process and denser bales by raking uniformly even in heavier loads and on all types of terrain and slopes.
Also on show was the PL604 Pneumatic Planter equipped with a fertilizing attachment. This precision planter can save as much as 15-20 percent of costly seeds while providing precision sowing of corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, sugar beet, peas and other crops, resulting in uniform germination, equal crop stand and timely seeding operations thereby leading to yield increase and reduction of input costs.
The New Holland 6-foot RE-185 Rotavator on display on the stand features a multi-speed gear box that facilitates selection of the rotor speed according to soil conditions in order to achieve the most effective pulverization.
The product exhibit also included partner brand Case IH’s industry leading Austoft 4000 Plus sugarcane harvester, a compact harvester designed to meet the specific needs of small and medium sized farms. It is an ideal solution for farmers who have small to medium fields with planting geometry of 1.1 meters row-to-row or more. Case IH is recognized around the world for its expertise in providing efficient sugarcane harvesting solutions and is by far the market leader in the country with about 400 machines harvesting in various sugarcane belts.
The EIMA Agrimach 2013 provided an opportunity to meet and deliberate with all the stake holders in the industry – a large number of key customers, decision and policy makers operating in the Country’s sugarcane, biomass and dairy farming industries, as well as Government officials and agricultural university scientists.
Sustainable farming solutions from the Clean Energy Leader
New Holland’s product and services offering showcased at the EIMA AgriMach India exhibition is part of the brand’s answer to the challenges of modern agriculture, which needs to focus on productivity and efficiency while converging on environment and people. This means mechanization that reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions, technology that improves soil structure, prevents erosion and water losses, and increases productivity.
The development and support of these products fit within New Holland’s Clean Energy Leader® strategy, which aims to address energy poverty and reduce emissions, and support the development of a sustainable agriculture with the right equipment and the promotion of farming practices that have a lower environmental impact. New Holland also presented its views on the matter at the 2013 Agrievolution Forum on Global Food Security and Farm Machinery, which was organized in conjunction with the exhibition.
EIMA AgriMach India 2013 was the 3rd International Exhibition & Conference on Agri-Machinery & Equipment, organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and FederUnacoma, the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation, in conjunction with the Indian Ministry of Agriculture and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
New Holland Agriculture – New Holland Agriculture is a global manufacturer and seller of agricultural equipment. Its reputation is built on the success of its customers, cash crop producers, livestock farmers, contractors, vineyards, or groundscare professionals, who can count on the widest offering of innovative products and services: a full line of equipment, from tractors to harvesting, material handling equipment, complemented by tailored financial services from a specialist in agriculture.
A highly professional global dealer network and New Holland’s commitment to excellence guarantee the ultimate customer experience for every customer.  More information can be found online at newholland.com. New Holland is a division of CNH Industrial N.V. More info at: cnhindustrial.com.

John Deere India launches its new smaller Sugarcane harvester CH330

John Deere India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Deere & Company, USA, today launched the first of its kind Sugarcane Harvester CH 330 specifically designed to excel in the Indian farming conditions at the EIMA Agrimach 2013, New Delhi, according to a company statement. The product was unveiled by Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing, Tariq Anwar who handed over the keys to the customers from Maharashtra.
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Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Tariq Anwar delivering harvester keys to first customer.

Satish Nadiger, Managing Director of John Deere India, said, “Deere’s success around the world has been earned because of our focus on the customer and on meeting the needs of many different markets. In India, this has been our strategy and we shall continue to invest and bring products and programmes that help farmers move from subsistence levels to become business entrepreneurs.” Satish further added “Our recent investments include a harvester factory in Sirhind in Punjab and our newest tractor factory at Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, that we inaugurated on the 22nd Oct 2013”.
“There is a growing demand for this sugarcane harvester from Indian customers,” said Ravi Menon Director Sales and Marketing John Deere India. “We are endeavoring to facilitate automation of the sugarcane industry and with this in mind John Deere has been building innovative products and the CH330 is a result of that. It reiterates our commitment to the Indian market. We are promoting a concept of complete package of practices that include modernization across the sugarcane value chain. We find this more sustainable and helps stake holder’s become more productive”, he added.
“John Deere began designing the CH330 Sugar Cane Harvester, as a result of customer needs and their expectation for harvesting solutions”, said Jeffery Freyou, Global Product Marketing Manager. “The need was very clear in terms of capability to harvest heavy crops, maneuverability in smaller plots, cleaner cane, and enhanced performance. We listened and responded with a harvesting solution that meets these requests while providing state of the art efficiency, the best cost per ton, less than three years to payback, and John Deere Quality”, he added.
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Jeff Freyou, Product Marketing Manager, John Deere with Tariq Anwar.
“Indian agriculture practices with a supportive environment are rapidly modernizing as we see enhanced Industry and Government collaborations. This is helping the industry to continue to innovate and bring superior technology faster to the Indian market”, said Mukul Varshney, Vice President Corporate Affairs John Deere India
“We see a very positive trends and developments in India. The Ag workforce is declining and thus farmers need modern mechanized tools to remain in agriculture. This will help them become even more productive which will be essential as the world population and incomes grow and the need for food increases significantly”, said Dr JB Penn, Chief Economist, Deere and Company.
Deere has a long history with the Indian agricultural market, including sales of equipment in India starting some 60 years ago. John Deere created a joint venture in 1997 in India and fully acquired it in 2005. Since then, Deere has added manufacturing locations, a non-banking finance company to exclusively support John Deere’s dealers and customers, and a technology and engineering center in Pune in 2005. Deere is also is involved in a joint venture with Ashok-Leyland to build construction machinery.
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at http://www.JohnDeere.com.

Aqua Designs unveil BIOLAN, eco-friendly Composter

Aqua Designs- The Total Water Management Engineering Company today launched ‘BIOLAN’ – An Eco-friendly food composter from Finland, according to a company statement. The Biolan food composter, built with Finnish technology is suitable for small kitchen, hotels and industrial canteens, farm houses and hill stations for composting the food waste into organic manure.
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S Suthakar, Managing Director Aqua Designs said: “Aqua Designs’ commitment to the environment, keeps it in the forefront of product innovations, purification and recycling technologies. Biolan is one more step in the same. Biolan is a boon for industrial canteens, eateries hotels, restaurants, resorts and hill stations, where normal composting takes time and mixing of food waste affects eco balance and causes diseases due to spurt in tourist population”.
BIOLAN has two models to choose from (220 L and 550 L). One can convert 6-8 kilograms of food waste per day in 220 litres and 10-12 kilograms in 550 litres respectively. The BIOLAN composter is easy and odourless for composting food waste into organic manure.  Its patented design makes it rodent- free and Operates without electricity. Efficient thermal insulation ensures effective composting in all seasonal conditions. It also has Adjustable ventilation for quicker composting. The Biolan is priced at Rs 75,000 onwards.
ADIPL is a total Water and Waste – Water Management Company with the distinction of being one of the first companies  to  implement  IMS  (Integrated  Management  System),  Integration  of  ISO  9001:2008,  ISO14001:2009, OHSAS 18001:2007 for all the activities from Design, Engineering, Procurement, Laboratory Services,  Erection and Commissioning  and  Operation and  Maintenance  to  undertake  and  execute  turnkey solution. For more details, visit the company website: aquadesigns.in.

SunEdison Launches Solar Water Pumps in India

SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar technology and solar energy services, today launched the SunEdison Solar Water Pump, a high performance solar PV-based water pump specially designed for agriculture, according to a company statement.

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The Solar Water Pump will address a significant market, and help increase crop yield by delivering reliable irrigation without dependence on expensive diesel fuel or intermittent electrical power supply.

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Pashupathy Gopalan, President, SunEdison, Asia Pacific, GCC and South Africa said: “SunEdison is committed to transforming lives through innovation. Our solar water pumps empower farmers to grow cash crops that require predictable irrigation and enable them to utilize land that they previously could not irrigate”.

The SunEdison solar water pump designed by R&D teams in California, USA and Bangalore, India is an attractive solution for farmers who need year-round cultivation and predictable daytime irrigation. According to a study by IIT Bombay, effective irrigation can lead to a significant increase in yield. Thus, solar water pumps can result in improved yields and can even provide an additional crop each year, enhancing food security. Solar pumps also benefit electricity supply companies and surrounding communities by reducing strain on the grid. Intended for use in rural environments, these innovative pumps feature rugged structural design, and are available in 3HP (horsepower), 5HP, 7.5HP and 10HP variants.
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Pasupathy Gopalan, President – South Asia, Middle East & Africa, OVR Somasundaram, Farmer who installed the 1st SunEdison Solar Water Pump in India.
Ahmad Chatila, President and CEO of SunEdison pointed out: “SunEdison’s solar water pump solution addresses and enables a large and growing market. It is a tremendous opportunity for us to grow our business and help people transform their lives”.
SunEdison aims to bring the best in technology and quality to our customers. The solar pumping systems are designed with state of the art features and provide best-in-class performance. An intelligent pump controller continuously monitors power available from solar PV modules and drives a high-efficiency 3-phase AC pump at variable speeds to use every watt of power available and provide water through the day. Rugged industrial design ensures reliable performance in the most adverse operating conditions and ensures reliable and safe operation for over 15 years, while allowing for easy maintenance.

SunEdison works with state governments, commercial and industrial customers, and other blue chip companies in India to design innovative and affordable solar solutions for their energy requirements. The Solar Water Pump launch is an extension of SunEdison’s Eradication of Darkness program, which initiated with the implementation of an off-grid rural electrification project in Meerwada, providing light to over 400 villagers. SunEdison also has developed a 1 MW solar power plant suspended over the Narmada Canal and executed the first Solar PPA in India commissioned at Standard Chartered Bank, Chennai. In 2012 the Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) named SunEdison “The Best Solar Power Producer” of the year.

SunEdison is a global leader in semiconductor and solar technology. SunEdison’s semiconductor business has been a pioneer in the design and development of silicon wafer technologies for over 50 years. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, SunEdison enables the next generation of high performance semiconductor devices. SunEdison’s solar business develops, finances, installs and operates distributed power plants, delivering predictably priced solar energy and services for its commercial, government and utility customers. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.” To learn more visit sunedison.com.