India is the third-largest producer of coal in the world and has the fourth-largest reserves, with coal accounting for about 67 per cent of the total energy consumption in India. Since coal plays such a significant role in supporting India’s energy needs, its efficient mining assumes great importance for mining companies. One such organisation is Karamjeet Singh & Company Limited (KJSL), an ISO 9001:2000 certified organisation that was founded in 1975. Primarily engaged in overburden removal, excavation of coal and other minerals and ores, KJSL mines an average 20 million Cubic MT of overburden and coal for both public and private sector companies.From the very beginning KJSL understood that the equipment used would play a critical role in their day to day operations because fuel efficiency, maintenance and safety are of paramount importance. In fact, fortunes are made or lost when these variables are at play. That is when Volvo CE became the preferred choice.
Support when you need it Akbal Singh minces no words when he says, “Mining is tough business. When you are working 12 hours shifts with heat and humidity for companions and in extremely inhospitable terrain, you need a partner like Volvo CE whose machines are designed, built and supported in different ways.”For a core mining company, after sales service and ready availability of genuine spares and safety are of paramount importance. “With Volvo CE’s global support network dedicated to helping people accomplish more, one is assured of safety, comfort and productivity. As we like to put it: More care. Built in,” he adds.
KJSL operates one of the most modern fleet of Volvo wheel loaders, excavators and articulated haulers like : EC700, EC460B, EC480D & L90F, L120F, L120E, G930. The complete range of Volvo equipment were introduced by SVP Mining Technologies Pvt. Ltd. – an exclusive dealer for Volvo CE in Chhattisgarh. With more than 150 highly qualified and trained engineering professionals with extensive hands on experience in sales, marketing and after sales support of machinery and equipment, SVP provides sound technical and economical solutions to their clients.In March 2014, KJSL has successfully completed 10 years of Customer Support Agreement with SVP at Jindal Open Cast Mines.
Designed to be efficient & reliableThe management team at KJSL reiterates that from the time they invested in Volvo machines, there has been no looking back for KJSL as the machines are designed and constructed to work together in perfect harmony for more effective loading and shorter cycle times. Moreover they exceed the mining industry’s demand for dependability, serviceability, cost efficiency and safety.
While the mining business often throws challenges out of the blue, KJSL is confident that Volvo is always on their side to meet them head on.
If there’s one thing that is critical in our line of work, it is the reliability and uptime of the machines which are the backbone of our industry. With an army of 55 service personnel from SVP Mining Technologies and Volvo CE standing by, we are confident of reclaiming any lost ground, if ever.
Akbal Singh Bhullar, Managing Director, KJSL