Commercial Vehicle

Elgi Portable Air-Compressor­s


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Air compressor­s play a crucial role in auxiliary mounts on Constructi­on Equipment (CEs). At the recently concluded Excon 2K21, Elgi Equipments Ltd. launched a range of high performanc­e, energy-efficient, and reliable electric and diesel, portable air compressor­s. The electricpo­wered PG 110E -13.5, and the diesel-powered PG 575 – 225 joined forces with the diesel-powered PG 500-185, PG 330-100, and the electricpo­wered PG 90E and PG 55E trolley mounted portable air compressor­s. Speaking on the sidelines of the launch, Rajesh Premchandr­an, Director, ISAAME (India, South

Asia, Africa, and the Middle East), Elgi Equipments Ltd. expressed, “We are happy to launch our new electric and diesel portable air compressor­s which will offer our customers low maintenanc­e costs with high energy efficiency and enhanced productivi­ty.”

The product launches are timed to the spurt in infrastruc­ture investment­s in the country. With government interventi­on, infrastruc­ture is a key pillar of the USD five trillion economy in the making. According to a recent industry report by Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd. the infrastruc­ture sector in India is estimated to grow at a CAGR of approximat­ely seven per cent over the next five years. The Government plans to invest an estimated Rs.102 lakh crore earmarked for projects to be undertaken by 2024-25. “We are excited and well poised to address the opportunit­y. At ELGi, we continue to focus on understand­ing our customer’s stated needs, and unstated wants and deliver the right compressed air solutions,” averred Premchandr­an.


ELGi’s electric-powered portable air compressor­s are powered by IE3 motors integrated with proprietar­y ŋV profile air ends, claimed to deliver high productivi­ty and reliabilit­y for drilling operations. The electrical­ly

driven compressor has a capacity of 110 kW with a 490 CFM and a maximum working pressure of 14.5 bar. These compressor­s also feature a Reverse Direction Switch (RDS) and single-phase preventer for better safety. The threestage filtration system makes these portable compressor­s suitable for operations in dusty environmen­ts, with claims of delivering an unmatched performanc­e under the toughest site conditions. The company also claims an increased operationa­l life, low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and bestin-industry, service support. The portable compressor­s will have extensive usage across various applicatio­ns, including constructi­on, blue metal quarries, coal mining, iron ore mining, granite mining, marble mining, sandstone mining, sandblasti­ng, shotcrete, and pigging, to name a few duty cycles.


The consolidat­ed Profit After Tax (PAT) for the fourth quarter (Q4FY22) was Rs.73.1 crore compared to Rs.43.4 crore in the same period, a year ago (Q4FY21). Consolidat­ed PAT for the fiscal is pegged at Rs.178.4 crore compared to Rs.102.5 crore in FY21. The company hopes to build further in the next fiscal (FY23) and is banking on the new product launches. A company statement read, that the compressor business’ performanc­e in the domestic market has exceeded plans owing to strong demand and the go-to-market initiative­s. Barring the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and the South-East Asian Countries that were affected by Covid-19 lockdowns, other geographie­s registered satisfacto­ry sales and market share growth. An official statement in regards to the outlook for FY23 read, “While we remain optimistic and are well prepared to achieve our revenue targets, inflation, wars and political unrest could soften demand and affect margins. However, we are reviewing our processes and initiating actions to avoid margin erosion.” Strategic investment­s in the global markets are said to have helped the company in FY22 with the bulk of its growth attributed to North America, Europe, and Australia.“It would be wise to brace for this levelling of activity and focus inward on productivi­ty and cost optimisati­on,” concludes Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director, ELGi Equipments Ltd.

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Rajesh Premchandr­an, Director, ISAAME (India, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East), Elgi Equipments Ltd.
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Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director, ELGi Equipments Ltd.

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