Crane manufacturer expands in Southern India

12 August 2008

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The plant will be able to manufacture 200 cranes per year, a capacity which can be upgraded to 500.

With the existing capacity at Pirangut (Pune), ElectroMech's current manufacturing capacity is 2,000 cranes annually, which will be boosted up to 2,500 with the new state-of-the-art facility in Chennai.

The facility will be built on a land area of around 8,000 sq m with the facility approximately 4,000 sq m, where the manufacture of various industrial cranes will take place, such as single girder, double girder, stacker and goliath units.

ElectroMech managing director Tushar Mehendale said: "Southern India is known to be a very important hub for the manufacturing industry in India. Being in the heavy engineering industry, transportation costs are a major component of the total costs. In order to be closer to our customers and provide a more cost-effective solution, it makes strategic sense to have a manufacturing base there."

ElectroMech already has a large number of installations in Southern India, particularly in Chennai. It caters for a number of clients in various sectors ranging from automobile ancillary industries and companies engaged in the power sector.

A few notable installations within this geography include cranes for Saint Gobain Glass in Sriperumbudur, Hansen in Coimbatore and a host of Korean automobile ancillaries situated around Sriperumbudur.

ElectroMech manufactures overhead cranes, gantry cranes, electric wire rope hoists and provides additional customised material handling solutions.