November 22, 2011
Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd.
Kobelco Cranes is launching its first 100-tonne-capacity crawler crane, ‘CKL1000i,’ designed for the Indian market.
The first Indian model ‘CKL1000i’ will be exhibited at the Excon exhibition in Bangalore, India. Excon runs five days from 23-27 November in 2011. Kobelco Cranes and Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. are working together on Excon to enable visitors to see Kobelco’s wide range of Kobelco Group products.
Kobelco has been constructing its first overseas production plant to produce crawler cranes in Andhra Pradesh state in India. Trial operations are to commence at the end of November and the plant will go into full-scale operation from early next year. Kobelco plans to manufacture the CKL1000i at the new facility.
Demand in India for crawler cranes is expected to expand on the back of India’s high economic growth and strong infrastructure investment. Kobelco’s new production plant will be able to grasp market needs and respond rapidly with the production of crawler cranes in the over-100-tonne class, a category in which Kobelco excels, by maximising the advantages of local production in the Indian market.
Kobelco Cranes stand at Excon: The first Indian model ‘CKL1000i’
The Excon show in Bangalore is the third-largest construction equipment exhibition in Asia and South Asia’s largest event for construction equipment. Over 500 companies are exhibiting their products and over 30,000 visitors are expected to attend the trade show.