Varhakhe´s SDLG wheel loaders are at the forefront handling many thousand tonnes of cargo daily at Krishnapatnam Port.
Krishnapatnam Port never sleeps. At any point of time during day or night, this awe inspiring seaport facility, stretching as far as the eye can see and beyond, is abuzz with activity. Thousands of machines are on the job, hauling tens of thousands of tonnes of coal, cement, wheat and other cargo. From ships through sprawling stockyards to wagons, lorries and trucks, and the other way around, back on to the ships.
´The seamless movement of materials in the port complex is an awesome spectacle,´ says R Sreeram, Owner, Varhakhe Services, one of the leading contractors at the Krishnapatnam Port Company (KPCL). ´At times, it does appear quite impossible. But eventually, things get done, day in day out, with clockwork precision. Varhakhe´s SDLG wheel loaders are at the forefront handling huge amounts of cargo daily, including coal dust, food grains and fertilisers include the 3-tonners (LG936L) and 5-tonners (LG958L).
Sreeram says, ´Twenty hours a day, 500 hours a month - every SDLG wheel loader runs like a factory by itself. This level of productivity and performance, well, it means you always go to the bank smiling!´ He has a point. A typical SDLG wheel loader is designed for high duty cycles; it´s very rugged, sophisticated and relatively easy on the pocket. What that means is, if one works smart and hard with an SDLG, like the way Varhakhe does, one can comfortably double outputs at practically half the cost. ´So you effectively get to recover your investments in half the time,´ says Sreeram. ´That´s how good the machines are - winners all the way. Which is why Varhakhe Services continues to expand its SDLG wheel loader fleet by the month. In just over three months, the firm has already purchased 15 loaders and plans are afoot to add at least five more machines in the near future.´
Cutting-edge service is the key, according to Sreeram, the factor that sets SDLG loaders apart, as also the unmatched service. ´In a time-bound business where you simply have to stick to schedules no matter what, it all boils down to people,´ says Sreeram, ´we share a deep and trusting relationship with SDLG.´ One of his business partners, Anand Kumar, readily agrees. ´Thanks largely to the service SDLG provides, our machine downtime is negligible,´ he adds. SDLG´s channel partner Hyderabad-based Detroit Mining & Construction Equipment has even set up an in-house service facility to attend to any service requirement on the spot. ´We just want to ensure the doctor is always there should the patient need any help,´ says Bhanu Prasad, Director at Detroit Mining.
All in all, it´s a partnership that works well on the ground and in the hearts. Sreeram is clearly proud of his team´s efforts and the overall performance of SDLG wheel loaders. He attributes his firm´s amazing run of success to them. ´I tell you, I really couldn´t have hoped for better people or machines to work with,´ he says. As KPCL grows and expands even further, so will Varhakhe Services - delivering loading and unloading solutions on time. Sreeram, as always, remains modestly optimistic, though. ´See, it´s like this. I promise only what I can deliver. Then, I deliver more than I promised - like SDLG.´
- R Sreeram, Owner, Varhakhe Services.