"We are committed to supporting the continuing development of the Indian market through our local manufacturing facility in Hosur, says Rajen Khoda, Director - Sales, South Asia & Middle East, Powerscreen. Excerpts from the interview.What is the demand-supply scenario of aggregates for different sectors? The demand scenario in road construction, hydro projects, railway ballasts, and housing and real estate sectors have been growing after the 2008 downturn. It is growing at the rate of 20- 25 per cent.How has this growth in the demand for aggregates influenced the OEMs? Previously, tracked plants were suited mainly to the iron ore segment. With the slowdown in iron ore mining, OEMs have revisited their product portfolio to suit aggregate crushing and screening.What is the market controlled by Powerscreen in the static and mobile plants and screens? In India, Powerscreen has continued to grow with the economy through the provision of crushing, screening and washing equipment supported by first-class customer support services provided by Powerscreen dealers.Currently, we have the largest market share of tracked crushing and screening equipment in India. By investing in the local economy with this plant, we have signalled our intent to continue to grow with India. Looking forward, we are committed to supporting the continuing development of the Indian market through our local manufacturing facility in Hosur.What are the factors that have brought the shift in terms of capacity? Project sizes are much bigger than what they used to be, the capacity of the plants have increased accordingly.What is the market for stationary plants and mobile/tracked plants? Stationary and wheeled plants have the largest market share today. Tracked mobile plants are catching up and every year we see the market share of tracked mobile plants increasing.Could you tell us about the features inbuilt for energy efficiency? Powerscreen dual-powered screens give their users a choice between diesel and electric power. The electric/hydraulic drive system can be connected to an external electricity supply. Most Powerscreen plants can be equipped from the factory with dual power, or a retrofit pack can be ordered for machines already in operation. These plants retain full tracked mobility, but once set up on site, can be connected into an external electrical source. This gives our customers the option of running the plant via electricity available at the site, a central genset or by coupling to another diesel/ electric driven plant. These options provide numerous environmental, service and economic benefits.What are the technological advancements incorporated? Powerscreen offers a fully comprehensive range of mobile tracked and wheeled crushers and screens, as well as washing equipment. These include market-leading jaw, cone and impactor crushers as well as a broad range of dry and washing screening machines. In 2011, Powerscreen launched one of the largest track mobile cone crushers on the market, the 1500 Maxtrak which has been sold to Australia. Specifically developed for larger end-users, the plant can accept an all-in feed from a primary crusher to produce up to 950 tph (1,047 US tph) of aggregate. Utilising the Terex® Automax cone crusher technology, operators benefit from hydraulic overload protection, excellent product cubicity and a high reduction ratio.What is the current trends in rentals? The rental market is still very much in its infancy and it is likely to take some more time to catch up with the rest of the world.What is your take on training? At Powerscreen, we fully train the service engineers of all our dealers on a regular basis. When a new machine is sold to a customer, the local dealer will train the customer's operators to ensure the machine is utilised to its full potential, whilst adhering to all the relevant health and safety regulations.