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Chicago Pneumatic supplies 80% of portable compressors to blue stone quarries in Navi-Mumbai


International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has, over the last six years, become the blue stone quarry industry’s leading provider of portable compressors in India’s Navi-Mumbai region.

Chicago Pneumatic - Akshay Stones - Quarry
Thanks to the high reliability of its products, an excellent after-sales service and the successful relationship with its local dealer, Chicago Pneumatic is now believed to supply 80% of the portable compressors in use across Navi-Mumbai’s 250 stone quarries.

Chicago Pneumatic’s success in Navi-Mumbai began in October 2007, when the Akshay Stones quarry purchased its first CPS325 compressor. This breakthrough order helped Chicago Pneumatic gain an excellent reputation across the region, leading to more than 150 compressors being sold in less than six years. Commenting on this impressive performance, Chicago Pneumatic’s Business Line Manager, Varun Bajpai said: “When our CPS325 compressor was first introduced to the market, the superiority of its performance in terms of fuel efficiency and reliability quickly became known”. Prior to purchasing Chicago Pneumatic equipment, Ashkay Stones had to operate 5 compressors to power three jack hammers, achieving a total crusher capacity of no more than 120 TPH (tonnes per hour). By using only three Chicago Pneumatic CPS325 compressors, the company is now able to operate six jack hammers at the same time, generating an added crusher capacity of 200 TPH.

One reason for Chicago Pneumatic’s success in the Navi-Mumbai region is the strong relationship with its local dealer, Harshit Pneumatic Tools Corporation. ʺWhen we first started working in Navi-Mumbai, our dealer was well aware of the local market and identified a range of customer needs, including common complaints about older models of compressors”, commented Chicago Pneumatic’s Key Segment Manager, Kailas Rahatkar, ʺAs a result, Harshit Pneumatic was able to successfully leverage our products’ reliable performance through word of mouth”. One month after Akshay Stones purchased its first Chicago Pneumatic compressor, the neighbouring Mauli Stones quarry ordered a CPS325. Since then, Chicago Pneumatic has supplied the two quarries with three CPS325 compressors each, with Ashkay also planning to buy two CPS450E or three CPS300E compressors in preparation for the opening of a new stone quarry.

Chicago Pneumatic’s excellent after-sales service has also been instrumental in strengthening the reputation of the Chicago Pneumatic brand across the region. ʺWe are servicing the Navi-Mumbai quarry industry through our dealer, which is located within 3 km of the stone quarries”, explains Mr Rahatkar. Harshit Pneumatic has been supplying spares for compressors over the last three decades, and is able to access an ample stock of Chicago Pneumatic parts to cater for the blue stone quarry market. In addition, Chicago Pneumatic is able to provide direct support to the industry through a technical support engineer located in the nearby city of Thane.

With powerful engines, robust designs and sound and weather-proof hoods, Chicago Pneumatic portable compressors, including the CPS300E, CPS325, CPS400 and CPS450E models, have proven a success in Navi-Mumbai due to their reliability, versatility and easy maintenance. In addition, they are easy to move and feature straightforward control panels that make them extremely easy to use.