Chinese construction equipment maker SDLG has reported an increase of 35% in its year-on-year sales in the Indian market in 2015 and expects the growth trend to continue in the country this year.
The company said in a statement that its sales in India were driven by its wheeled loaders, which are sold in two classes in the country – the LG936L and LG938L in the three-ton class and the LG958L in the five-ton class. All are equipped with Tier III engines with power outputs ranging from 97 kW to 160 kW, while bucket capacities vary from 1.5m3 up to 4.5m3.
The wheeled loaders have proved particularly popular in dockside applications at India’s ports, SDLG said, as well as at ready mix concrete or metal crushing plants, or in industries associated with road building.
In addition to wheel loaders, the G9190 grader has also seen good sales across the country, the company added. The 146 kW, Tier III Deutz-engined machine has a 3.63m blade that allows it to cover a large spread of ground in a single pass, which SDLG claims is a feature that has found favour on highway projects in India. With the Indian government setting a goal of building 30km of new roads per day for the rest of 2016, the equipment maker expects further demand in the coming months at its 14 dealerships across the country.
“For 2016 we expect greater interest in SDLG road machinery as existing projects look to boost productivity, while new projects simultaneously come on line,” said Sanu George, business head for SDLG in India. “We are also expecting growing demand for wheeled loaders in the mining and quarrying industries, together with ongoing interest from the ports sector.”