VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director of Schwing Stetter India, collected the award on behalf of the company.
Schwing Stetter is emphasising on reducing, reusing and/or recycling wastes and packaging materials. The company is also ensuring that clear instructions reaches the end user on disposal of product waste after the life cycle so that no adverse impact on the environment. They have worked with suppliers to reduce the usage of polyethylene packing materials supplied to us, and has eliminated the usage of one time use plastic items in the plants. Scrap steel materials were used to create usable metal furniture required for manufacturing plants. Waste wooden packing materials are converted in to usable pallets of 300 ft3/ month, and minimised the generation of leather gloves waste from 448 kg to 345 kg.
This year, apart from the Bestseller product categories and Person of the Year Award, Equipment India [once again] gave away awards in six other important categories.
The 10th BKT Tires Equipment India Awards 2022 recognised and rewarded eleven winners in the Bestseller product categories. The winners were Ammann India for Asphalt Finishers; JCB India for Backhoe Loaders; CASE Construction India for Compaction Equipment; BEML for Crawler Dozers; Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery for Mini Excavators and Crawler Excavators; Action Construction Equipment for Mobile Cranes; Doosan Bobcat India for Skid-Steer Loaders; LiuGong India for Wheeled Loaders; and Caterpillar India for Rigid Dump Trucks and Motor Graders.
The winners of the newly-constituted categories of Trainer of the Year and Dealer of the Year were L&T Construction and Mining Machinery. Best Innovation awards were given to Komatsu India for their product KOMTRAX, JCB India for LiveLink technology, and Wirtgen India for Soil Stabilizer and Cold Recycler WR 240. JCB India bagged the CSR Company of the Year award.
Sorab Agarwal, Executive Director, Action Construction Equipment, was unanimously chosen by the Jury Panel for the Equipment India Person of the Year 2022 for his remarkable achievements over the years that have propelled both his organisation and the industry.
The 10th Equipment India Awards was presented by BKT Tires. Timken was the Platinum Sponsor, Gulf Oil was the Gold Sponsor, and Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery and Action Construction Equipment were the Associate Sponsors.
The selection process of the winners was highly transparent; an expert jury panel of the most eminent industry players vetted the findings of Off-Highway Research India, and then signed off on the winners.