India’s leading construction equipment company is poised for global growth with a range of new initiatives and products for domestic and international markets. The products that bestow strength to growth include on-wheel batching plant, transit mixer, and self loading mixer among many others. To further augment its leadership position in concreting equipment’s the company has expanded its product portfolio with the recent launch of self loading concrete mixers & entire range of vertical man & material handling equipment’s such as passenger/ material handling lift.
The company is stepping up the accelerator with the opening of its unique research and development center – one of the firsts by an Indian company and recognized by Government of India. The purpose behind setting up an R&D center is development of new products, up gradation of existing products, developing import substitutes based on Indian conditions, localizing products for International markets and constantly improving manufacturing processes. A team of 22 engineers and 8 technicians will be operational at this center with a target of at least five products every year and intensify competition in international markets.
The self loading mixer is totally developed by in-house R& D team which saves foreign currency & heavy tech fee. The new self loading mixer (SLM) is available in capacities of 2 and 4 CU m/hr capacities. The product is ideal for projects which require constant shifting of machines like canal lining, road dividers, and windmill and irrigation projects. The machine can self load the aggregate, batch mix, transport and discharge the concrete at specific locations. Only one operator is sufficient to operate the machine. The machine is totally hydraulic with all wheels steerable which enables machine to move at sites @ 30degree and also turn in very short radius approx 3mt. The machine mixes concrete which is in transit @ 2-6rpm & discharges it into @ high speed of 18rpm. Universal SLM offers maximum comfort level with rotating seat, open cabin and clear visibility with adequate safety measures. The significance of this is that this product is designed specifically keeping in mind the needs of Indian consumer at a time when there is acute shortage of manpower. This product has a huge potential in areas where irrigation projects are on the verge of completion and canal projects are being started.
A startup which started as a small shed in 1980s making block making machines by Rohidas More has in three decades emerged as the biggest construction equipment company in the business which it operates. Universal has bloomed into an Indian Multinational with a reach to more than 40 countries.