Jacon Equipment, a business unit of the Maas Group and a supplier of underground shotcreting and related equipment, has announced a distribution agreement with Voltas Limited for the sales, service and support of Jacon’s product lines in India.
According to Wes Maas, CEO of Maas Group, distributing through Voltas Limited’s Mining and Construction Equipment Divisions represents a significant opportunity to expand Jacon’s offering in a vital international market.
“Voltas Limited has an excellent reputation and large footprint which serves the customer segments of mining, tunnelling and construction across the Indian market,” he said.
“In addition, the range of products and services available through Voltas Limited’s Mining and Construction Equipment Divisions makes an ideal fit with our Jacon product offerings.
“The synergies between our two companies in terms of product support and parts signals the strong alignment we both have with market demands.”
He added: “This agreement also demonstrates the confidence that Voltas Limited has in Jacon’s products and support structure. We are delighted to have a highly respected company in Voltas Limited to represent us in the Indian market, and are excited about this collaboration and its immediate potential, as well as into the future.”
Sharad Thussu, Vice President – Mining & Construction Equipment Division, at Voltas Limited, said the agreement for the M&CE Divisions to take on Jacon for the Indian market was a significant expansion in its underground mining, construction and tunnelling offerings.
“Jacon products are highly complementary to M&CE’s existing product lines, and provide us with opportunities to expand our reach into the underground mining and construction sectors,” he said.
“In addition, Jacon’s philosophy of designing and manufacturing products that are easy to maintain and repair, and offer lower operating costs than other manufacturers, will make them very attractive to our customers throughout India.”
Voltas Limited’s M&CE Division is India’s largest independent service provider for mining equipment across its corporate sector, according to Jacon.
Ranjit Ravindran, Business Head – Mining, said: “Jacon products in India will be backed by our state-of-the-art heavy repair shops and satellite warehouses, strategically located at mine sites throughout the country, and employing highly skilled service technicians able to offer 24/7 service and support.”