Tata Hitachi likely to produce 87-t mining excavators at Bengal plant

Tata Hitachi is planning to produce 87-tonne mining excavators in India. The company is 60:40 joint venture between Hitachi Construction Machinery of Japan and Tata Motors.

At present, the Rs 3,800 crore mining and construction equipment maker imports such machines to meet domestic demand.

Speaking to reporters at a press meet on the sidelines of The Indian Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME) 2018, organised by the CII, Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, said the company is conducting a feasibility study for manufacturing the equipment at its Kharagpur (West Bengal) facility.

He added: “We are assessing the consumer demand and feasibility of local manufacturing of these 87 tonne excavators at the Kharagpur unit. We were making 47, 65-tonne and 120-tonne machines already. But we feel there is a need for a unit with a capacity in between the two.”

Tata Hitachi also plans to enter the pre-owned equipment market.

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