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Escorts consolidates its position in the construction equipment space, launches three new products for the Indian market

Escorts Construction Equipment Limited (ECEL), the Construction Equipment and Material Handling Equipment manufacturing arm of Escorts Limited, today launched three new products in the construction equipment space. The company recently signed a distribution agreement with M/S Manitou BF, SA Corporation of France for its Maniscopic range of telescopic handlers and range of access platforms. Besides this, ECEL is introducing Wheel Loaders and Motor Graders for the Earthmoving segment by having an agreement with Xiamen Machinery Company Limited (XGMA) of China for marketing the products in India. The products are showcased at the 5th International Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair (EXCON 2009).

The company has been adding new products to its existing portfolio thereby offering a wide range of innovative and value-engineered solutions to its customers. In July 2009, ECEL signed an agreement with China's Hunan Zoomlion International Trade Co. Ltd, world's top 10 mobile crane manufacturer, to market a wide range of Truck Cranes in the range of 12T-150T and All-Terrain Truck Cranes 180T-350T in India.

The Maniscopic range of telescopic handlers includes rough terrain telehandlers of carrying capacity 5T and maximum lift height of 30m. The Wheel Loaders range include 3T-5T with dump heights of 3meters and motor grader with operating range of 15T-17T with engine power of 175-240hp. ECEL will market and provide after sales, service & support through its extensive network of 104 offices across the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kanwal Kishore Vij, CEO & Executive Director, Escorts Construction Equipment Limited said, "ECEL pioneered the Construction & Earth Moving Equipment industry in India and plans to further consolidate its leadership position in this segment of the industry. Given the planned growth and focus on the country's infrastructure and real estate projects, the arrangement with Manitou BF, XGMA and Zoomlion will provide a boost to ECEL's ongoing growth plans. The launch of these products is further expected to complement ECEL's existing range of material handling and earthmoving equipment solutions."

"By launching these world-class products in the domestic market, Escorts will be able to provide a one-stop solution to buyers," he further added.

The truck cranes and the all-terrain truck cranes are also showcased at the trade fair.

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