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LeeBoy to manufacture and market Construction Equipment in India Print E-mail
Written by James   
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Bangalore: LeeBoy India Construction Equipment (P) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, has announced its foray into the Indian sub-continent with the launch of the first ever Motor Grader - the 785i - engineered and manufactured in India to international standards.

LeeBoy India is headquartered in Bangalore and is all set to manufacture and market a wide range of products in the construction equipment space, including Motor Graders, Crawler Excavators, Backhoe Loaders, Concrete Batching Plants and Asphalt Pavers.

"LeeBoy India combines ST Kinetics’ years of excellence in engineering and corporate governance with the portfolio of LeeBoy USA’s products in the construction equipment space. Led by an experienced and passionate team, LeeBoy India will allow us to compete favourably in the fast growing Indian market by customising our designs and manufacturing them efficiently in India," said SEW Chee Jhuen, President, ST Kinetics.

In the next six to eight months, LeeBoy India would introduce a slew of construction equipment in the Indian market as part of its horizon-1 offerings. These include, amongst others, a 15-tonne Motor Grader, a 22-tonne Crawler Excavator, a Backhoe Loader and a range of Asphalt and Concrete Batching Plants.

Thereafter, its horizon-2 offerings would include a set of road construction and maintenance products from LeeBoy USA’s stables such as Pavers, Curbers and Pot-hole Patchers, in addition to the 14-tonne and 33-tonne Crawler Excavators.

Coinciding with the launch of the 785i Motor Grader, LeeBoy India has also introduced its "Operation-Repairs-Maintenance (ORM)" initiative in India. The ORM proposition is aimed at reducing customer’s pain areas by taking complete responsibility of the equipment’s uptime and performance, through the equipment life cycle.

"We come with a new paradigm in the construction equipment space that dissociates itself from the classical equipment sale and service model. Ours is a longer term, holistic and on-ground engagement with select customers, providing them integrated solutions which will help them to focus on their core business. I am sure our customers will see the unique value that we bring to them," said Kamal Bali, President & CEO, LeeBoy India.

The brand LeeBoy comes from VT LeeBoy Inc. (LeeBoy USA), a renowned road construction equipment company in the US for nearly five decades. LeeBoy USA is 100% owned by ST Engineering through its US holding company, VT Systems Inc. LeeBoy India has complete access to technologies and products from LeeBoy USA.

The establishment of LeeBoy India is part of ST Kinetics' strategy to grow its construction equipment business globally and become a more significant player in the road construction and maintenance, excavation and mining equipment segments.

The 785i Motor Grader is a 12.4 tonne, 150 horsepower proven workhorse, designed to consistently level, rip, spread, cut and contour a variety of roads and other surfaces to exacting specifications. It brings greater value compared to its international peers by providing as a standard, advanced features like a fully automatic power shift transmission; ROPS (roll-over protection safety), FOPS (falling object protection safety) and air conditioned cabin for complete safety and higher operational efficiency. It also offers improved fuel economy due to its variable volume load sensing hydraulic system, lock-up clutch on torque converter and electro-hydraulic fan drive.

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