The increasing demand for infrastructural development to cater to the increasingly urban population in the country is causing a proliferation in the crane rental market. Equipped with a versatile fleet, Allcargo finds itself at the centre of building India of the future, by not only providing the machinery, but the expertise required to transport and operate it as well.
Cranes and other infrastructure equipment are necessary components required to enable infrastructure development in the country. Demand for crane rental services in India is, therefore, expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth (CAGR) of 5% over the 2019-2023 period. With a fleet of over 1000 equipments, Allcargo Logistics Ltd. is at the forefront of providing crane rental services in the Indian subcontinent.
With more than 125 cranes, Allcargo is perfectly equipped to cater to the need of a variety of industries, ranging from wind energy, cement, fertilisers, thermal power, oil refineries, construction of steel metros, etc. Currently, Allcargo owns cranes in all the three broad segments - crawler mounted with lattice boom, tyre mounted telescopic and tyre mounted with lattice boom. Allcargo’s fleet consists of cranes from leading German and American manufacturers known for their quality and capability, example Liebherr LR 1750, Liebherr LR 1600-2, Demag CC 2800-1, Demag CC 2400-1, etc. The capacity of the cranes varies right from 35 Metric Ton to 750 Metric Ton, thus enabling Allcargo to successfully carry out varied types of projects. Using a Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) which is integrated with Google maps allows Allcargo to optimise operations and manage its fleet efficiently.
This evolution is motivated to accommodate the changing consumer demands and help in the manifestation of modern architectural marvels. “With an intention of becoming more technologically sophisticated and assessing the technology, we have set up a dedicated team to monitor the feedback from these devices,” explained Captain Sandeep R Anand, CEO (Projects & Engineering), Allcargo Logistics.
The arsenal of sophisticated equipment is backed by the company’s strong presence across the entire supply chain, making Allcargo an integrated logistics service provider equipped to handle a myriad of challenges. This allows Allcargo to help its clients in the movement of cranes and other construction equipment, a value-added service which most players in the market do not provide. Besides streamlining the transportation of the machinery, Allcargo surveys the site to inspect any shortcomings that can potentially risk the safety of the project and the people working on it.
Elucidating on the process, Mr. Deepak Sangle, Assistant General Manager, Allcargo Logistics said, “Safety is the most important activity for AllCargo and that is what we are known for. Once we inspect the site and are sure about the technical aspects, only then we submit our proposal.” The company’s Project and Equipments Division has been certified by OHSAS, ISO, and the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association ("LEEA"), a testament to the importance of safety at Allcargo.
In line with the principle of incorporating safety in every aspect of operations, Allcargo has formed a dedicated team for the purpose. The team trains and educates the employees of the company about the different aspects of safety to be followed in the industry. Consequently, average training at Allcargo accounts to 1.74 man-days per year, the highest in the sector. Besides this, Allcargo provides expert crane operators who have gone through rigorous training and are more than capable of operating heavy machinery.
Post the deployment of crane operators at the site, an expert team of site supervisors monitors and guides the crew each day to prevent the occurrence of any mishaps. Allcargo is focused on achieving a zero incidents environment at its site.
Several industries have chosen to partner with Allcargo in the recent past banking on its extensive expertise in the crane rentals and equipments sector. Last year, Vestas Wind Systems installed a 250 MW windmill in Bhuj, Gujarat with the help of a Terex Demag CC 2800-1 crane. By efficiently handling the project from ‘factory to foundation’, Allcargo helped Vestas set up 65 windmills in the region reinforcing itself as an industry expert in green energy.
Allcargo once again showcased its prowess in the market when central railways, Mumbai handed the responsibility of dismantling a 104-year old bridge in Kalyan, Maharashtra. Through meticulous planning and swift execution, Allcargo dismantled the bridge in record 5 hours without drastically disrupting the schedule of trains.
Leading cement giant, UltraTech Cement also relied on Allcargo’s extensive experience in the industry when setting up a 3.5 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) plant in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh. Despite the challenges that came along the way, Allcargo successfully erected heavy equipment for setting up the plant within the stipulated time.
Through the quality and safety of its services, Allcargo has established itself as a leader in the crane rentals industry in India and has played a pivotal role in transforming the sector in the country. Gradually, through its further expansion in the Indian subcontinent, Allcargo plans to position itself as a global player in the crane rentals market.
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