Zoomlion-ElectroMech JV launches the TC 5013û5 and TC 5013û5G tower cranes, India-specific products for the construction and real estate sector.
The new models have been developed after consultation with several developers and contractors, and take into account Zoomlion's experience in the Indian market. An example of the 'made for India's design is that the TC 5013-5G, having a SWL of 5 t and a tip load of 1.3 t at 50 m, 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 1.9 m 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 and 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 come 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 realising the economic and efficiency related benefits of mechanisation 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 per cent of the total demand for tower cranes in India.
Last year, India's tower crane industry saw a total revenue of $93 million and industry insiders expect the sector to maintain an annual growth rate of more than 20 per cent 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 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.