SANY Group signs Contract with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for Supply of Electric Rubber-Tyred Gantry (ERTG) Cranes

·         SANY Group to  design, manufacture and supply of Electric Rubber-Tyred Gantry (ERTG) Cranes

·         SANY Group re-iterates its commitment to the Indian Market, enters E-RTGC’s segment

 April 15 2016,  10.35 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

SANY Group signs Contract with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for Supply of Electric Rubber-Tyred Gantry (ERTG) Cranes

Mumbai, April 14, 2016: SANY Group, one of the leading manufacturers of port logistics equipment, has signed a contract today with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for Design, Manufacture and Supply of 15 numbers of Electrically operated Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (E-RTGCs). The contract was signed at the Maritime India Summit 2016 in Mumbai between Deepak Garg, CEO of SANY India and A J Lokhande, Chief Manager, Mechanical & Electrical and Port Planning & Development, JNPT, in the presence of Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Mr. Anil Diggikar, Chairman, JNPT, and Mr. Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman, JNPT.

The landmark contract flags on the entry of SANY Group into the Heavy Gantry Cranes segment in India. The E-RTGCs developed by SANY come with best-in-class technology, efficiency and performance and will further enable JNPT in developing their port to match the evolving needs of port logistics industry. This new batch of E-RTGCs from SANY will modernize the existing fleet, catering to increasing traffic at the JNPT.

The E-RTGCs is a part of GREEN PORT INITIATIVE project.

"We were in need of additional RTGCs to ensure minimum cycle time and to support the traffic demand. After induction of 15 new E-RTGCs, JNPT will be in position to cater to EXIM trade in more efficient manner.” Says Mr. A J Lokhande , Chief Manager, Mechanical & Electrical and Port Planning & Development, JNPT .

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Deepak Garg, CEO, Sany India said “SANY is excited to enter into the Heavy Gantry Cranes segment in India with this prestigious order from JNPT, and this further reinforces SANY Group’s commitment to the Indian Market. The latest E-RTGCs from SANY Group powered by cutting-edge technology will help JNPT to enhance productivity, increase port efficiency and lower operating cost. Equipped with jacking yard-turning mechanism, it can travel laterally and longitudinally and is equipped with self- rotary for bunching operation and independent operation. Our intent is to associate with ports like JNPT and contribute to the development and modernization of ports in India.”

Currently, SANY Group employs about 30,000 people globally and 300 people in India. SANY Group entered India market in 2002 and established a manufacturing plant in 2009 in Chakan, Pune. In India, the company manufactures excavators, truck mounted cranes, crawler cranes, transit mixer, batching plant, motor graders, piling rigs, etc.

About SANY Group

Founded in 1989, the SANY Group has developed to be one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction equipment. SANY India is a wholly owned subsidiary of SANY Heavy Industry Co Ltd (SANY Heavy Industry) which has its global headquarters in Changsha along with the SANY Group (SANY) headquarters.

SANY India was established in December 2002. In the year 2007, SANY Group signed a memorandum with the Maharashtra government to invest USD 100 million and purchase an 80-acre (about 333,000 square meters) plant at Chakan Industrial Area, Pune to build a new plant to satisfy the continuously increasing demand of construction machinery in the Indian market. This was the first big Chinese investment in Maharashtra and also the first overseas investment for SANY Group. The products coming out of Chakan plant, Pune includes excavators, truck mounted cranes, crawler cranes, transit mixer, batching plant, motor graders, piling rigs, etc. SANY India employs over 300 people working in the fields of Marketing, R&D, Production, Distribution and Service, in India. In India, the company operates in Excavator, Cranes, Concrete Machinery, Port Machinery, Road and Renewable Energy businesses.

About Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Jawaharlal Nehru Port is run by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, an autonomous corporation wholly owned by the Government of India. Also known as NhavaSheva, Jawaharlal Nehru Port is the largest container port in India, located in east of Mumbai in Maharashtra. Ever since its inception on May 26, 1989, Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP) has blazed a new path for itself in the port sector – aiming to set the benchmark for the heights India could reach in technological innovation and administrative skill. The Port is as much a representation of what is best about our country’s capabilities, from project conceptualization to completion, as it is an example of human endeavor against all odds.

It has charted India’s international trade to a glorious course of success and achievements, breaking records and creating new benchmarks.  JN Port is the biggest container handling port in India, handling around 44% of the country’s containerized cargo, crossing the historic landmark of 4 million TEUs in container throughput consecutively for the last five years.  In its coveted role as the Hub Port on the West Coast of India, JNP is ranked 31st among the top 100 Container Ports in the world.