Volvo machines, with their fuel efficiency and robustness, stand out amongst all the others.
For all that eastern shoulder of India has an untouched, mesmerising beauty, most of eastern Assam did not have good roads until a few years ago. However, once the roads were in place, there was no turning back.
There weren`t too many good roads in Assam. As student leaders, we headed many movements and, as time went by, we wanted to do something for the state. So, here I am, all these years later, having transitioned from a student leader to a successful businessman, says Jugal Kishore Mahanta, Director, JKM Infra Works.
The road runners
Five years ago, when the company was in its initial stages, Mahanta took a leap of faith and decided to look at Volvo CE for his business needs. 'It is very important to use the best of machines in the road construction business. To be honest, I doubt if there is any better option than Volvo,' he says. Mahanta adds that the strong and long-lasting machine, with its fuel efficiency and robustness, stands out amongst all the others in this field.
JKM Infra Works bought their first Volvo machine almost five years ago, and over the years, he not only expanded his business with over 500 employees but also extended his relationship with Volvo CE. Currently, he counts a number of EC-210 excavators, pneumatic tyre rollers, DD-100 asphalt compactors, vibratory soil compactors, SD-100 and G-930 motor graders amongst his set of Volvo machinery. These are used in different stages, to construct a good road, with all the digging, compaction and grading of the soil then, placing the bituminous layer which is rolled to flatten the road, that the whole process involves.
Perfect blend of service and quality
'Volvo CE performs beyond expectation. Just providing the best machines does not make a company outstanding but the excellent service provided by Volvo CE does make them the best. Many times in the past, I have experienced the spontaneous service they bring to the most extreme interiors of a place.' He then narrates a story about a machine which stopped working and there were no spare parts around. Volvo CE then flew two of their engineers to the interiors and they had the machine working within eight hours. 'These Volvo CE machines are self-sufficient and in all these years, I have never had a chance to complain about them,' he says. Moreover, since they started using Volvo equipment, production has shot up and the fuel efficient machines have also helped in cutting costs. It is the perfect investment in this line of business, says Mahanta.
Looking at the machines at work in front of him, Mahanta says, 'If you ask me what makes Volvo CE stand out from the competition, I really don't have a single answer. It is not just the machine quality or fuel- efficiency or the service, they also have a really strong hydraulic feature and an inbuilt safety mechanism. So I can relax and not worry at all.ö In the future, the company has plans to expand their business with the assistance of Volvo CE. 'In my line of business, I have not found anyone else to provide me machines I can blindly trust the quality of, as Volvo CE. Their unquestioned commitment should be an inspiration to all,' Mahanta concludes.