Pearl Mineral and Mines, one of the top producers, processors and exporters of granite in India, has a fleet of 15 Volvo machines constitutes six units of EC360BLC, eight units of EC380DL and one L350F.
Granite mining is a tough business, much like how hard granite itself is. Granite is the second hardest natural stone after diamonds. Pearl Mineral and Mines is one of the top producers, processors and exporters of Indian granite in the country. The granite being mined from quarries are then processed at a factory in South India. Over 80 per cent of the company´s output is exported to countries across the world. Their mines have been in operation since 1993 and a host of equipment, manufactured by Volvo CE is quarrying, loading and hauling the rocks with ease. The company´s production has reached 1,500 cbm from 150 cbm in just four years with the help of equipment from Volvo CE. Another strong point for performance is the fact that safety and world standards are always top priority. And that can be achieved better with new machines. Volvo loader works effortlessly in Pearl Mineral quarry. Pearl´s fleet of 15 Volvo machines constitutes six units of EC360BLC, eight units of EC380DL and one L350F unit. Every machine is designed not only for ease of operation, but also for simple maintenance ensuring maximum up-time and minimum expenditure on parts and servicing.
¨The bigger the machine, the tougher the demands on reliability. In fact, a big loader like the L350F is like a factory on wheels where revenues far outweigh costs. L350F is a wheel loader that never compromises. As a whole it is fast, smooth, and stable, and lifts almost anything. A durable loader that handles the toughest jobs, L350F is more fuel efficient than other machines in its class,¨ says Venkata Nagaraja, Managing Director, Pearl Mineral and Mines.
Talking about excavators, he says ¨Power, speed and fuel efficiency backed up by aftermarket support is how I would define the EC 380DL and EC360BLC. These machines have the all-in-one-aspect which others seldom do. The right amount of mettle, the right absorption and the right output. Well, it´s just right to own one of these.¨
Talking about achievements, he adds, ¨With the help of Volvo CE, top quality black galaxy granite is being exported to Hong Kong, China, Italy, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey and other countries.
The machines´ undercarriage and frame have been reinforced to ensure a long service life, while the additional superstructure cover plates prevent damage to the underside of the machine from rock and debris. The machines are protected from damage by overheating; thanks to a hydraulically driven, electrically controlled cooling fan that activates just when needed, further minimising fuel consumption and noise. Moreover, Volvo CE´s wheel loaders are a combination of power, speed and fuel efficiency backed by good after¡market support.
On the Volvo equipment dealer, Nagaraja says, ¨Our dealer for Volvo CE is Vijay Engineering Equipment. So far, the experience with them has been as good as it is with Volvo CE. I think it is like a chain of like-minded people getting connected. The dealer has proactive staff, genuine parts, ample stock and an intention to make life easy for us. I´d say they are a gem in their own way.¨