Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.  

February 18, 2011
Kobelco exhibits first Indian-made 20-ton-class excavator at bC India exhibition

Kobelco Construction machinery Co., Ltd. exhibited the first 20-ton-class excavator manufactured at its new plant in India at the bC India exhibition in Mumbai. bC India runs four days from 8-11 February 2011.

In addition to the 20-ton-class SK210LC, Kobelco is exhibiting the 14-ton-class SK140LC and the 85-ton-class SK850LC. Kobelco began marketing the SK850LC in India last year. At the trade fair, visitors are able to see Kobelco’s wide range of excavators.

Kobelco constructed a new excavator plant in Andhra Pradesh state and start-up operations began at the end of last year. With the rise in economic development in recent years and the increase in infrastructure construction, demand for hydraulic excavators is anticipated to expand. Kobelco’s plant produces 20-ton-class excavators. Demand is highest for this variety of machine, which is also noted for its outstanding fuel consumption. By establishing a manufacturing presence in India, Kobelco is better positioned to quickly meet market needs.

Outline of Kobelco Construction Equipment India

Company name Kobelco Construction Equipment India Pvt. Ltd.
Headquarters Noida, 20 km east of Delhi
Plant location Sri City (75 km north of Chennai) in Andra Pradesh state
President & CEO Vikram Sharma
Capital 1 billion rupees
Equity share Kobelco Construction Machinery 95%
ITOCHU Group 5%
Business Manufacture, sales and servicing of construction equipment
Main product 20-ton-class hydraulic excavators
Capacity 1,200 units/year
Area Land: 68,000 sq m
Building: 5,300 sq m

SK210LC on display at the Kobelco stand kobelco booth
SK210LC on display at the Kobelco stand kobelco booth

About bC India

The bauma CONEXPO show in Mumbai, India – bC India – is a joint venture between Messe München International (MMI) in Germany and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) in the United States. Including bC India, these two organizations host the world’s three biggest construction equipment exhibitions. The joint organizers are hosting the first bC India international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles. Over 500 companies are exhibiting their products and over 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the trade show.

Dates 8-11 February 2011
Place Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Organizer bC Expo India Private Ltd.
(Joint venture between Messe München International and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers)
Website http://www.bcindia.com