Localisation is the key to success

What are the key applications of mobile air compressors in construction, mining, and drilling operations? What is the current demand trend?

Mobile compressors play a significant role in road cleaning, breaking, rock anchoring, rock drilling, and OB drilling and sand blasting applications.

What are the key productivity parameters of mobile air compressors?
Air flow and pressure followed by feet/hour and fuel consumption/feet are the major influencers. Nevertheless to say the aftermarket support shall certainly be a deciding factor.

What are the new products and solutions offered? What are the features to meet extreme working environments?
Doosan introduced state-of-the-art electronic engines, first in the segment. These machines are focussed on low fuel consumption per feet with less carbon footprint and can easily upgraded to latest applicable emission norms. This is part of Doosan’s initiative to bring the awareness and upgrade the customers to the advance technology and solutions in portable compressors business. The objective is to maximise the ROI and yet environment friendly. We are working on various alternate fuels along with the reputed engine manufacturers to get diesel-free engines.

Doosan air compressors are rugged and predominantly known for its low and high ambient temperature handling features, sturdy performance with reliability, durability and fuel efficiency faster drilling – with innovative technology of cooling package, oil and separation systems where quite improvements are achieved over decade.

What are the environment-friendly features in your product range?
Our products have state-of-the-art electronic engines, highly-efficient air end technology supported by the proven package solutions offer the lowest fuel consumption per feet. We are working on the global platforms to bring the advance emission norms within our product range.

In the current difficult market conditions, how are you taking on the challenges in terms of production, sales, and aftermarket operations?
Localisation is the key to success and we are developing our vendor base in around Bengaluru to feed our production facility at Bengaluru. Our sourcing is constantly working to reduce the dependency on imported raw material. We are upgrading our existing manufacturing facility to cater the global markets, and are proud to be a part of make in India initiative.

We are strengthening our sales and channel network to ensure the serviceability to the remote corners of the country. We are focussing on Northeast dealer development to meet the service demand from the major customers.

What are your future plans in the changing market and operational conditions?
We are relying on self-resilience; strengthening our R&D and localisation of products are the future plan of action. We are planning to add complimentary products and technology to bring down the production cost. We are also gearing up for the upcoming BS IV and V norms for construction equipment and further look at the possibilities to export machines to NA and EMEA regions. Also, digital marketing and remote machine management are in pipeline.