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EMPOWER :2014-15

Precast India reaffirms its trust in ElectroMech

Undisputed leadership in precast industry

Precast India Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd. is a joint initiative between one of Pune’s most reputed civil contractors, Bhate Raje Construction Company Pvt. Ltd. and leading real estate developers, Panchshil Developers. It was founded in 2010 with a mammoth production facility in Wade Bolhai, on the outskirts of Pune. Spread over 63 acres, this state-of-the-art precast

factory is one of India’s largest. Full scale production started here in 2012. PIIPL undertakes high volume contracts for IT buildings, commercial complexes, industrial and residential buildings. They offer a one-stop ‘design and build’ solution and have successfully completed several projects with a cumulative built-up area close to 4 million sq.ft.

Challenges

For their new plant, PIIPL was looking for a suitable solution to meet various handling requirements in the plant. The applications included handling moulds and precast segments in the outdoor area and handling smaller, moulds and precast columns inside the factory.

The most essential criteria for selection were the performance and reliability of cranes, time-bound completion of the project and capability to offer efficient service support. The PIIPL management is extremely happy with ElectroMech's on all these criteria as they were already using them for several years in their other companies. Taking into consideration this experience, they selected ElectroMech cranes for the new venture.

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Solutions

ElectroMech suggested three double girder gantry cranes to work in different bays in the outdoor casting yard where large and heavy castings are manufactured. These cranes are fitted with Abus hoists which demonstrate peak performance in extreme working conditionsand require minimal maintenance. Require minimal maintenance. One 8MT single girder crane was recommended for the indoor application where smaller moulds and precast columns are to be handled.

Transporting and installing these cranes in a very short time of span was a big challenge. Team ElectroMech, with its large manufacturing plant and vast experience of working on various difficult sites across the world, was able to manufacture and install the cranes in just 12 weeks which was well before the stipulated time.

Crane Type Span LT HOL Appication
DG Grantry 30MT 15m 150m 9m Outdoor
DG Grantry 30MT 15m 100m 9m Outdoor
DG Grantry 40/10MT 25m 110m 10m Outdoor
Single Girder 8MT 23.4m 80m 10m Indoor
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We have installed several ElectroMech gantry and EOT cranes at our facility for manufacturing precast elements. Our handling requirement is very unique in the precast industry in India where elements weighing 40MT are to be lifted. Inspite of several other options, we were impressed with the good assistance and best solution offered by ElectroMech. Gantry cranes offered to us can lift as well as stack heavy elements in one cycle, which avoids duplication of handling and efforts. It is an advantage as the gantry cranes are equipped with double hooks and parallel hoisting arrangements. I would like to mention that Mr. Tushar Mehendale and his expert team are providing us with great support and engineering solutions tailored as per our specific requirements. We involve ElectroMech right from the project planning stage and receive good cooperation. I would say, though we have a few more cranes of other makes, ElectroMech is one of the best.”

Mr. Ajit Bhate, Managing Director

Precast India Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd.

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