Making a tough business easy
Volvo EC460 and EC480 have proved to be the best in their class delivering highest productivity at lowest cost. The fact that they are backed by ready spare parts, customised service support and periodic preventive maintenance makes them a class apart.” ManojAgarwalla,Director, Dhansar Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd.
India is blessed with some of the largest coal reserves in the world. The north eastern peninsular belt in particular - often referred to as the mineral heartland of India – is a buzz with mining activity round the clock, round the year. “In fact, the history of commercial coal mining in India dates back to the year 1774 when British East India Company dug out the Raniganj Coalfield,” says ManojAgarwalla, Director, Dhansar Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd. (DECO), a premier mining and engineering company based out of Dhanbad. He continues “Of course, mining now isn’t what it used to be, thanks to technology.”
Digging right in to deliver
Sophisticated mining technology is at work across all projects handled by DECO. Leading the way is a large fleet of smart Volvo Construction Equipment. They include heavy duty EC700 BLC excavators and G930 motor graders and a long line of EC460 BLC and EC480D excavators – some 55 equipment in all. For over a decade now, they have been about their job ensuring what the Company has become noted for - executing mining contracts with faultless efficiency within specified time schedules. “Volvo EC460 and EC480 have proved to be the best in their class delivering highest productivity at lowest cost. The fact that they are backed by ready spare parts, customised service support and periodic preventive maintenance makes them a class apart,” says ManojAgarwalla.
According to him, you can push Volvo Construction Equipment to the very limits in mining operations and get away with it. “We really make the excavators and graders sweat it out in the toughest terrain. Most of the time, they don’t complain,” he says with a smile. And on the odd occasion when there is a machine problem, help is ready at hand from VolvoCE Channel Partner of the area - M/s Infra Equip Private Limited.
For more reasons than one
While Volvo’s cutting-edge technology gets undivided admiration, it’s the ‘comfort factor’ of Volvo Equipment that wins the hearts of people at DECO. Says ManojAgarwalla, “Consider this - we have Volvo machines that have crossed 39,000 working hours and they are up and running 90% of the time - that’s as good as new!” Machines covered under Gold contract have been handed over at 24,000 hours with average availability of 95% - perhaps the lowest cost in the world. “It’s like this. Our operators are really happy. And our accountants get to laugh all the way to the bank. Can I ask for more?” Clearly, Ravi Agarwalla is deeply appreciative of the role VolvoCE and their Channel Partner have played over the years in DECO’s success. These are exciting times at DECO. Several new mining contracts have been inked. Diversification plans are underway into wind energy, coke oven and fabrication work and realty development. ManojAgarwalla is upbeat about the future. “There’s no telling how far you can go when you put in hard and sincere work like we do.”