Wirtgen’s road making machines: A generation ahead

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Most of our products are from the new generation and in most cases, the Wirtgen Group products are atleast a generation ahead of competition.

The Wirtgen Group has been consistently trying to develop products which offer better efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and that help in sustainable development and less carbon emissions. Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India, says “Our machines contribute towards reduction of use of aggregates and also in the reuse of existing bitumen with our Cold Milling and Cold Recycling technologies.”

He further claims, “The average age of any of the Wirtgen Group products in the market is around two years, which means that most of our products are from the new generation and in most cases, the Wirtgen Group products are atleast a generation ahead of competition.”

Wirtgen cold milling machines, Wirtgen soil stabilisers, cold recyclers and surface miners the new dash 3 series of Vogele Pavers, the EVO series of Kleemann crushing and screening plants are all new generation products which are technically ahead of competition.

“At least a decade back, the prestigious Mumbai-Pune expressway was built using Wirtgen slipform pavers. Most of the concrete roads of the Golden Quadrilateral are built by using the Wirtgen slipform paving technology,” informs Palagiri.

Cold milling technology – another innovative and cost effective way was introduced to the Indian market around five years back, and is more popular and has received more acceptances in the Indian market, claims Palagiri. “Cold Recycling is another latest technology we have introduced to the Indian market where we initiated some projects with big BOT operators like L&T, IDPL and ITNL for National Highways.”

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