Lintec & Linnhoff is in discussions about collaborations with a new local partner for the manufacture and supply of Linnhoff brand asphalt mixing plants (as well as the Eurotec concrete plants).
Following the termination of the deal, all previous manufacturing and distribution of the company’s products through Ardent has ceased and the company is no longer representing Lintec & Linnhoff.
The wide range of plants from Lintec & Linnhoff has proved popular in India over the past three decades, through direct import as well as local production. With Lintec & Linnhoff announcing the end of the Ardent partnership, the company is now planning a major collaboration in 2021. The new partner will be able to meet Lintec & Linnhoff’s high-level standards in manufacturing and distribution.
Daniel Chan, Chairman of Lintec & Linnhoff Holdings, explained: “At the end of 2019 it was clear to us that we needed to make a significant change in resources to advance our position in India,” he said. “We want to use this opportunity to create a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing site.”
Chan explained that the company is ensuring its customer service function in India continues in the interim and when it announces the new partnership, this firm will cover its aftersales service for all the Lintec & Linnhoff plants in the country. The new venture will support sales and customer service activities across India’s vast territory.
Today there are more than 500 of the company’s plants spread across the country. With construction output in India expected to rebound by 7.7% in 2021, Lintec & Linnhoff is positioning itself to better serve the needs of a growing market. Once the new venture begins, the plan is to manufacture specific models carrying the Linnhoff and Eurotec brands to suit the market needs in India.
India has a strong potential for future sales of equipment and Chan said, “The Indian Government has been committed to improving the country’s road infrastructure for many years now, and it’s a very positive move for the nation as a whole.”
He said, “There are strong opportunities for our company in India. We have a strong legacy in the country, built up over many years. We offer a perfect combination of German engineering and design with the cost advantages of local production.”
“The Linnhoff brand is one of the best-known names in asphalt production in India,” continued Chan. “Our success has been down to harnessing world-leading German engineering knowhow and combining that with the Indian manufacture and expertise to create unique machines that are perfectly suited to Indian customers, and other markets. As we move into the next stage of our history in India, we will continue to build on the qualities that have established our strong presence here, but also look to push forward in terms of capacity and capability.”
The brand is proven in India as its first hot recycling plant was sold in the country in 2013, while its RAP recycling systems were introduced in the 1990s. The technology has features that allow efficient operation and also minimise noise and dust emissions, complying with local authority specifications. With the latest technological features, the set-up is capable of using RAP and different fuels. To increase versatility, the RAP recycling systems offered in India come equipped with biofuel burners.
The Lintec & Linnhoff equipment benefits from a range of design features that are said to deliver better return on investment. The company’s novel screen drum technology combines drying and screening of aggregates in a single drum.
This system is said to reduce fuel consumption because the route of aggregates through the machine is shorter and heat losses are contained. The novel design also helps to reduce maintenance for the key components compared with conventional designs. This is because the design has no hot elevator, eliminating the need to change worn buckets, bearings and chains.