Home-grown automaker Mahindra & Mahindra, which already operates in the passenger and commercial vehicle segment, on Tuesday announced its entry into the road construction segment, with the launch of its first Motor Grader – the Mahindra RoadMaster G75 under the aegis of its Construction Equipment business, as per news records.
Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, said: “In line with Mahindra’s vision to provide disruptive products and services for our customers, today we have entered into the fast growing road construction equipment segment with the launch of Motor Grader, the Mahindra RoadMaster G75. This product has been designed and developed in India after an in-depth understanding of the needs of the road contractor fraternity.”
“Our aim is to liberate them from deployment of various sub-optimal methods with limited mechanization and thereby improve their productivity. A truly customized solution, the RoadMaster provides an opportunity for maximum equipment utilization and delivers excellent quality output, increasing the profitability of road contractors.”
Also records added, the construction equipment industry in India is expected to reach $5 billion by FY20 from $3 billion in FY16, in value terms. While, volume sale of construction equipment is expected to grow to 96,730 units by 2018 from 76,000 units in FY16.
Added Vinod Sahay, CEO, Truck and Bus Division and Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra, said: “The G75 is a disruptive, category creating motor grader, which is set to deliver Affordable Uncompromised Mechanization. It is most suitable for constructing small to medium roads as well as widening of state and national highways. It is also apt for applications such as embankment or earthwork for laying of railway tracks and levelling of large plots for industrial construction”.