Ac�on Construc�on Equipment Ltd. (ACE) is amongst the very few home-grown Indian companies, which, from very humble beginnings, now has one of the widest range of construc�on equipment in the industry.
elaborates on the company’s R&D capabili�es, product development, building long-term client rela�onship, and their upcoming new products at Excon 2017.
What improvisation are you carrying out in your backhoe loaders and compactors?
For Backhoe Loaders and the Compactors, there will be structural changes, better aesthetics, larger cabins, and their working speeds will be worked upon, and all other aspects of the machines will be reconsidered for upgrading where required. We hope to launch this model early next year and it should also be export-ready. We are seeing a reasonable market for our products outside India at our prices.
As in our existing machines, the engine in the new model will be Kirloskar 76 hp engine with a Carraro transmission and axle, TVS cylinders, oil control valve, David Brown hydraulic pump etc. These are worldclass components, and all the fabrication will be done in-house for ensuring perfectness in welding and structural strength.
How technologically strong is ACE in the design and development of its cranes?
we have developed a 5-tons, and then 8, 10, 12, and 16-tons crane, all of which have been made in-house.
We are the only company to manufacture 12 Tons and 16 Tons Tower Cranes in India. We also make the biggest Pick & Carry Crane in India which is of 25 Tons.
As regards telematics and diagnostics, we have been doing something similar for the past 3-4 years for our big fleet owners of cranes, wherein along with our safety indication devices, our other safety features are controlled through an electronic device. There is an in-built GPS along with telematics for machine diagnostics on engine and fuel and other performance parameters. We are doing this on a case to case basis and not to all our equipment because telematics makes sense for fleet owners. However, it is very easy to extend the system to other machines.
What kind of integrated services does ACE provide to its customers?