Thursday, March 31, 2011
Demand Surge for Hydraulic Modular Trailers
As the states have started to tighten their noose on overloading and levying huge fines spearheaded by Bihar! surprise surprise....
Two states have ordered that Transportation above 49Tons has to be done on Hydraulic Modular Trailers and the speculations are ripe that other states will follow suit. This has resulted in mad rush for these Hydraulic Trailers. Situation is do intense that existing domestic manufactures are booked for atleast 6 months!
This demand surge has resulted in customers searching for alternatives. Transporters with mixed transport equipments comprising of Mechanical and Hydraulic Trailers are now replacing the former with the later. Transporters only operating with a big fleet of Mechanical Trailers to transport ODC are eagerly seeking to replace their fleet.
Infrastructure projects are at a boom e.g. about 290 Thermal Power projects (Including Coal, Natural Gas and Biomass) were announced out of which 9 are Ultra Mega Thermal Power Projects. No body can wait for 6-8Months...
The result... atop notch European manufacturers like the TII group with KAMAG, NICOLAS & SCHEUERLE and GOLDHOFER are aggressively entering India. The Europeans even showcased their products at recently concluded bCIndia 2011 Exhibition.
Goldhofer has introduced their MI series allegedly specially developed with India in mind (with less features)
also... the unorganised mechanical trailer manufacturing sector is now foraying into this new phenomenon
to be continued......