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VMH No. 01. APRIL - JUNE 2011

Dear Customers, Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal, -A r t h u r S c h o p e n h a u e r G e r m a n Philosopher Yes we have changed. In the last Volume we had informed you about the formation of a New Joint Venture Company between the Materials Handling Business Division of Voltas Limited and the KION Group. The New Company will be called VOLTAS MATERIAL HANDLING PVT. LTD. (VMHPL), with its Head Quarters at Thane, Maharashtra. This Volume of V-Lift will be the First from VMHPL and carry a new numbering namely VMH No. 01. VMHPL will manufacture and market its products in the well established VOLTAS Brand. It will also market products from KION Group in the Voltas MAX Brand and traded products from Principals like Terex, Baumann and Narrow Aisle. In this Volume we carry messages from Mr. Danielle Signorini and Mr. Milind Shahane, Directors of VMHPL. Mr. MRV Johnson, DGM Sales & Marketing in his message to the Customers has elucidated on functioning of VMHPL. Mr. Satish Ta m b e , D G M M a n u f a c t u r i n g a n d Engineering outlines the Capacities and Facilities at Thane and Pune Plants. The First Annual Sales Conference of VMHPL was held at Colombo, Srilanka from 15th to 18th of May 2011. The Business Plan for the Year 2011-12 was formulated with keen participation of the Directors, Senior Managers and the All-India Sales Team. In this volume we have introduced a new feature, 'Know your Voltas Material Handling Team' with Central Zone for the start. The Financial Year began will for VMHPL with the bagging of large orders for Forklifts, Warehousing Equipment and Reach Stackers in Q1. Read all this in this Volume of V-Lift. We will be pleased to receive your comments and feedback on

Voltas Limited's Materials Handling Business Division is now Voltas Material Handling Pvt. Ltd.
Voltas Material Handling Pvt. Ltd. (VMHPL), has come into operation on 1st May 2011 and has its offices at Unit III, Thane Plant of Voltas. The new company, a Joint Venture between KION Group of Germany and Voltas, will focus and cater to the ever growing Materials Handling Business in India. It has started its own manufacturing unit at Chandan Nagar, Pune where Standard Models of Diesel and Battery Operated Forklift are being built. The Thane Plant will continue to manufacture Standard and Heavy Duty Forklifts and Warehousing Equipment. The Capacity at Thane Plant is 1800 Units per annum and the Pune Plant is slated to produce 150 Nos. per month by Jan 2012. The combined ramped up capacity of both the Plants is 3600 units per annum by the next fiscal. The lead time for manufacture and supply of Standard Forklifts & Warehousing Equipment will be compressed and Customers will have their machines delivered in 2 to 3 weeks by the end of the current fiscal. In the event of the market demand picking up in the next 2 to 3 years for Forklifts and Warehousing Equipment, VMHPL has plans to set up a completely new State of the Art manufacturing plant at an appropriate location to cater to these requirements. VMHPL will market Voltas Brand Forklifts & Warehousing Equipment, Voltas Max Warehousing Equipment and Traded Products from Terex, Baumann and Narrow Aisle. It will concentrate on the High Volume Indian Market and select Export Markets.

Mr. Daniele Signorini, Director of VMHPL explains what customers can expect from VMHPL
local customer needs, and KION's expertise in material handling solutions. This is to strengthen our offering towards customers. First, a new factory is currently ramped up to better respond to increasing demand and to lower delivery lead times. Second, our development department closely interacts with KION engineers around the world to adapt state-of-the-art concepts to the requirements of the Indian market. Third, the product range for warehouse equipment is extended - the new Voltas Maxi range now offers order pickers, stackers, and reach trucks of European standard. As these products now belong to VMHPL, we will be able to ensure better availability and continuity of service than before. Fourth, we will invest in our sales & service network and further develop our dealers to offer an even better service coverage and responsiveness to customer demands. Overall, our aspiration is to become the first choice for material handling in India. KION as a new partner will help VMHPL to offer you as the customer, the solutions you need.

B R Swaminathan

In the last V-Lift we announced the formation of our joint venture with KION. Now, 3 months later, this joint venture has already been set up. The new company has been registered as Voltas Material Handling Pvt. Ltd. (VMHPL), please visit our new website at Operations continue under the new setup, and customers can expect a seamless provision of products and services as before. The joint venture allows us to combine the best of two worlds - Voltas' established processes and understanding of

Message from Mr. Milind Shahane, Director, Voltas Material Handling Pvt. Ltd.
largest player in MH Equipment in the world and can bring in significant advantages to technology and economics of scale to VMHPL. VMHPL which has strong Design, Engineering, and Manufacturing capabilities within India, can contribute to utilize the technology and scale to further bring out products in Forklifts, Warehousing Equipment and Attachments to satisfy diverse needs of MH applications in various Segments in India. Further, VMHPL's country wide Sales and Service Network including, Area Offices along with the Dealership Service Centres can provide excellent Product Support in terms high quality parts and service backup to the equipment sold to Customers. There are very large opportunities which will be available in India for growth of MH Equipment as the Indian industry grows to bigger heights in line with the growth of the Nation. There will be a need for a variety of MH Equipment and the JV Company would be strongly placed to meet the needs of the Indian Industry, Government Departments, Warehousing Sector and Service Providers. The dedicated and committed team of VMHPL Employees will provide continuity of support to Customers and we look forward to stronger relationships with all Customers and other Stake Holders like Vendors, Dealers, etc., in future years. I wish VMHL the best of luck in future success and leadership in the MH industry.

The formation of the new JV Company Voltas Material Handling Pvt. Ltd., (VMHPL) between Voltas Material Handling Business Division and KION Group, Germany, is a momentous event in the history of Material Handling Industry in India. The KION Group is the second

Message on Production Facility from Mr. Satish Tambe, DGM Manufacturing and Engineering
To meet the increasing demand for our Products, VMHPL is expanding its capacity at the existing Plant at Thane from 130 Units to 150 Units. In line with VMHPL's Multiple Plant Strategy, the facility at Pune is being developed to produce 150 Units by March 2012. This Plant will have a new Horizontal Machining Centre, State of Art Paint Booth and Dynamometer for Testing. The Ramps for testing Gradeablity is already in place. Human Resource for meeting the operations at the new Plant has been achieved by relocation of Key Managers and induction of New Recruits. The Lean Concept will be in place at Pune Plant for optimization of the throughput. The Standard Models of Diesel and Battery Forklifts up to 3000Kgs Capacity are being assembled at Pune for the past 3 Months. Machining of Transmission Housings and Assembly of Transmission with Engine. Power Train assembly with Engine have begun. Material requirements are being met from Vendor's of Thane Plant. A New Vendor Base close to the new Plant is also being developed.

VMHPL's 1st Sales Conference at Colombo.

The Directors, Senior Mangers and the Sales Team of VMHPL held their 1st Sales Conference at the Taj Samudra, Colombo Srilanka from 15th to 18th May 2011. The Theme of the Conference was 'Join the Forces to Lead'. The objective of this Conference was to devise focused action plans in the various areas of operations, sharpen the strategies to be adopted to enhance the results during 2011-12, crystallize the outlook for the next four years for capturing the No.1 Position and Lead the MHE Market in India.

High Value Order for Voltas Forklifts.

BLR Logistics (I) Limited, Mumbai has placed an Order for Voltas Diesel Forklifts namely 8Nos. x 3Tons, 2Nos.x 5Tons and 2Nos. x 8Tons valued at INR 122 lakhs. Our Mumbai Team comprising of Mr. Sameer Kalamdani and Mr. Swapnil Pradhan bagged this order.

M.R.V. Johnson Head Sales & Marketing

Voltas Material Handling Private Limited Voltas Limited,Unit III, Second Pokhran Road, Thane West, Maharashtra India 400 601 Phone: +91 22 67920221 Fax: +91 22 67920164 E-Mail: Web Page

Date: 06th May 2011 Dear Sir, Greetings! You would be aware of the fact that recently, Voltas Material Handling Business Division & KION Group GmbH have decided to strategically integrate into a new Joint Venture Company in India for the future of the growing Indian Market. This New JV Company will specifically focus on designing, manufacturing, sales and servicing of Voltas Make Counterbalanced Forklifts, Warehousing Equipments, Material Handling Systems & Solutions. This New JV company has been rechristened as Voltas Material Handling Private Limited (VMHPL) and has commenced operations during this week. All required statutory approvals from the Govt. authorities have been obtained. VMHPL has already started manufacturing new machines from Pune Plant, in addition to the existing Manufacturing Main Plant at Thane. You also would be aware of the fact that KION Group GmbH, is the holding company of many of the Global reputed brands of Counterbalanced Forklifts & Warehousing Equipments such as LINDE,STILL,OM, FENWICK & BAOLI. The KION Group is the world's largest pure player in Material Handling Solutions, with an Annual Turnover of more than Rs.20,000 Crores. The Group has factories in Europe, Americas & China and their sales and service network extends to more than 100 countries. With its unrivalled know-how and technological leadership, KION Group sets the benchmark for quality and performance in global arena. The combined strength of Voltas' forty five year old Indian material handling market network & expertise with KION Group's technology back up shall be the ideal launch pad for this New JV Company to take off. VMHPL will continue to manufacture the existing complete range of Counterbalanced Forklifts & Warehousing Equipments as per Market requirements. Improvements in the above products shall be made as an ongoing process, which will be market driven, keeping the customer in focus. Further, VMHPL shall also make substantial investments in R&D, Manufacturing, Training, Sales & Service Distribution network. All the employees and dealers who are currently associated with you for Sales & Service requirements of your Voltas Material Handling Equipments in Voltas MHBD, shall continue to interact with you and deal now as part of the New JV Company VMHPL. Needless to say, all contracts and service arrangements currently in force with Voltas will continue as before. Each and every commitment provided by Voltas MHBD, shall continue to be fulfilled by the new JV Company VMHPL. In short, it will be business as usual for customers without any interruptions. As a valued customer, you can look forward to exciting experience on Voltas Products and its Services, bearing the global inputs from KION Group on Technology, Supply Chain & After Sales processes. VMHPL plans to invest in building an even stronger Sales & Service Organization of dealers & branches with extensive network to provide better customer support in the shortest response times. We are confident that the above new arrangement and the New JV Company, VMHPL shall be of new value to your current and future core business, and we look forward to have an even stronger relationship with you. Please do write to us, in case of any further queries. We would be pleased to provide you any further information, you require. Yours sincerely, For Voltas Material Handling Private Limited M.R.V.JOHNSON

Know your Voltas Material Handling Team Central Zone.

The Central Zone comprising of Vidharbha Region of Maharashtra, States of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh is served by VMHPL's Nagpur Office. We also have a representative at Indore who operates from our Dealer's premises. We have two Dealers, L. N. Services at Nagpur and P. M. Projects & Services Pvt. Ltd., at Indore, who act as our extended arms to reach out our Customers. We furnish below profiles of Personnel manning these offices and details of our Dealers. The Central Zone has a number of Defence Establishments like Ordnance Factories in Ambajhari, Katni, Bhandara and Khamaria. It also houses the Gun Carriage Factory, Vehicle Factory and Gray Iron Foundry at Jabalpur. Industrial Hubs are located in Nagpur, Bhilai, Raipur, Indore, Pithampur, Nagda, Korba, Raigarh, and Chandrapur Cement, Steel, Petrochemicals, Cables, Wood & Paper Industries, General Engineering and Brick Industries thrive in this region. Western Coals Fields and South Eastern Coal Fields have their mines in this Zone. The Airports Authority of India and the Government of Maharashtra have established the Maharashtra Airport Development Company which is developing the Multi Model International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur. Our Major Customers are the Defence Establishments mentioned above Central and South East Central Railways in the Government Sector. Steel Authority of India's Bhilai Steel Plant and BSNL Nagpur are PSU in our Customer Portfolio. In the Private Sector, we have: Ambuja Cements, Associated Cement Companies, L&T Cement, Manikgarh Cements, Grasim, Ballapur Industries, Universal Cables, Vindhya Telelinks, Birla Erikson, Sun Flag Steel, Jindal Steel, Lloyds Steel, Vossloh Beekay Castings, M&M, HUL, HEG, AVTEC & Pix Transmissiosns, MAN-Force Motors, Force Motors, Gagra Gears, NSSL, Tata International, Gayatri Bricks, Pitambar Bricks, Lokesh Hiring, Patni Hiring, Supreme Auto and many more.

Facts about Central Zone

Central Provinces & Berar (CP & B), as it was known during the time of British Rule, is steeped in history and Nagpur has been in existence for over 3000 years. After being ruled by several dynasties of Kings the Marathas took over and finally the British rule started in the year 1853. The City of Nagpur lies precisely at the Centre of the India with the Zero Mile Marker indicating the Geographical Centre of the Country. It receives it name from the river Nag which serpents its way through the old city of Nagpur. It is also known as the 'Orange City' as the city trades in Oranges grown in the Region. The Tata Group established the Central India Spinning and Weaving Mills, popularly known as the Empress Mills, in Nagpur, the first ever integrated mill in the country on 1st January 1877 which happens to the year in which Queen Victoria proclaimed herself as the Empress of India.

Address of our Nagpur Office: Voltas Material Handling Private Limited,

Nimriti House, 280, Off W.H.C Road, Bajaj Nagar, Napur 440010, Maharashtra. Tel: 0712-6454868. Fax: 0712- 6602836, Location: Near Deekshabhoomi Stupa.

Nagpur Dealer's Office: L.N. Services

Mr. Prasad Udgirkar, Mobile: 0982372111 Senior Sales Engineer M-10, V.H.B., Yashwant Nagar, North Ambajhari Road, Nagpur 440033. Tel: 0712-6646390 / 6646391. Key Person: Mr. Ranjit Lambe Mobile: 09763728119

Our Sales and Product Support Team at Nagpur:

Mr. Anubroto Bose Mobile: 09689003191 is the Regional Head and he has been with us for over 4 Years. He h a s 1 5 Ye a r s Experience in this Field. He is supported by: Mr. Nishant Jain Mobile: 09826611660 Senior Service Engineer.

Mr. Masihdas Wankhade Mobile: 09422018475 Sales Engineer Parts

Indore Dealer's Office: P.M. Projects and Services Pvt. Ltd.,

B-14, Anand Bhavan, Ratlam Kothi, Indore 452001, Madhya Pradesh. Tel: 4041373 Fax 4046265 Mr. Jitendra Negungadi Mobile: 0637522619 Assistant Officer Support Service Key Person: Mr. Sudhir Chelawat Mobile: 9826052942


VMHPL's Traded High-end Material Handling Equipment Product Portfolio.

Flexi Articulated Forklifts. VMHPL is Sole Distributor for Flexi Articulated Forklifts from Narrow Aisle Limited, UK. for Flexi Articulated Forklifts. Flexi Trucks are popularly known as Road to Rack Trucks and can operate on normal paved roads and inside Warehouses. These machines are available from 1500 to 2500 Kgs. Lifiting Capacity and Lift Height 4000mm to 10500mm depending upon the application. Flexi Machines are appropriate where Customers require MH Equipment which are as simple as a forklift in operation but with Lifting Heights up to 10500mm. True value of your Investment. Flexi Articulated Trucks are ideal for operation in High Density Warehouses, Multi-level Storage System for handling large volumes of Pallets in a day. The machines are simple to operate and easy to maintain. Some of our Customers are Kiswork Industries at Kolkata, Dorf Ketal Chemicals at Taloja & Mundra and NDR Warehousing at Kolkata who is a Service Provider to Tata Motors. Terex Reach Stackers, Top-Lift Forklift with Spreader, Empty Container Handlers and Heavy Duty Forklifts. VMHPL offers Reach Stackers, Top Lift Forklifts for Laden Container Handling, Empty Container Handlers for stacking up to 7-High and Heavy Duty Forklifts for 18 to 50 Ton Capacities. These gentle giants have optimum 'up-time' and can be operated 24x7 and 365 days in Container Terminals and Ports, Container Freight Stations (CFS) and Inland Contained Depots (ICDs). Terex Equipments are manufactured by Reggiane Cranes and Plants SpA, in their plants at Italy and China. Heavy Duty Forklifts are suitable for handling Steel Coil, Steel Billets and Sheets, Moving and Stacking Ferrous & Non-ferrous Ingots and General Purpose Applications. Terex (formerly Fantuzzi) Reach Stackers and Heavy Duty Forklifts are working in India for over Two-decades and have served well for the Users. VMHPL will render Product Support with OEM Parts and Service all over India.

Gateway Distriparks (South) Private Limited, who operates their CFS at New Manali in Chennai have placed an Order for 2 Nos. Terex Reach Stackers Model CS45KM from Terex Italy. For VMHPL is the First Order after we have taken up the Distributorship. Our Team comprising of Mr. MRV Johnson, Mr. B.R. Swaminathan, Mr. Rakesh Varma and Mr. P. Prabhakar won the Order. Our Chennai Branch will render Product Support for these Machines.
Mr. T. Selvaraaj, DGM & Mr. S. Kalayna Raman, Sr. Manager - Finance handing over Order for 2 Nos. Terex Reach Stackers to Mr. M.R.V Johnson and Mr. B R Swaminathan.

Baumann Side Loaders VMHPL represents Baumann S.r.L, Italy, who offer High-end Side Loaders from 3T to 10T Diesel Operated Models and 3Ton to 5Ton Battery Operated Models. Two Nos. 8Ton Capacity Baumann Side Loaders are being used by Steel Authority of India's Rourkela Steel Plant for over two years. Bauman is an Exclusive Side Loader

Manufacturer, based in Cavaion, Italy. Vossloh Beekay Castings Limited, Bhilai has ordered for a 5Ton HX Model Side Loader. This machine will be commissioned shortly.

About the KION Group, VMHPL's Majority Stake Holder.

KION Group is a Major Player in Material Handling Equipment and provides Forklifts, Warehousing Equipment and other Industrial Trucks Worldwide and is a Market Leader in Europe. It is Head-quartered in Wesbaden, Germany. Having integrated KION Baoli (Jiangsu) Forklift Co. Ltd., its Chinese JV in January 2009, KION Group is also the largest foreign manufacturer of forklifts in China. KION employs over 20,000 people and in 2010 achieved net sales of more than Rs.200 Billion (Euro 3.5Bn). With their Brands Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM &Voltas and the Group has Sales and Service Network in more than 100 Countries. Some of these Brands are in existence for more than 100 years of experience. The highest density of Distributors is in Europe, followed by North America and Asia. KION is truly a Global Player and has set a benchmark for quality, innovation and profitability in the premium segment of the Industry. It has 12 Production Units. KION Group stands for sustainable and profitable growth through focusing on clearly defined business segments. KION Group is significantly strengthening its presence in India through VMHPL as it considers the Indian Market as a high-growth region. Voltas now offers World Class Warehousing Equipment in the VOLTAS-MAX Brand from Europe and the range comprises of: Battery Operated Pallet Truck: Model TLX20 2000Kgs Capacity Battery Operated Stacker: CTX 14 and CTX 16 having 1400Kgs and 1600Kgs respectively with lift height 5350mm and CTX 20 having 2000Kgs lift height 4850mm. Reach Trucks: 1.2T, 1.4T & 1.6 T 9.6 Metres and 2.T up to 11.5 Metres

AEG Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore has placed an order on VMHPL for 1 No. Voltas Max 3 Ton BOPT. Our Team comprising of Mr. K.P Vinod Kumar, Mr. MNV. Rangababu and Mr. A. Balasubramanian bagged this order. Our Bangalore Branch will render Product Support for this machine.

New Location of VMHPL Bangalore

VMHPL Bangalore Branch is now operating from PRESTIGE BLUE CHIP Block 3, Ground Floor, No.9, House Road, Opp. to Christ University, Near Dairy Circle, Bangalore - 560029
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V-LIFT is Published & Edited by B R Swaminthan on behalf of VOLTAS MATERIAL HANDLING PVT. LTD. (VMHPL) Design and printed by EFFECT. The Editor welcomes comments, suggestions and contributions, Please address all correspondence to : B R Swaminathan, VOLTAS MATERIAL HANDLING PVT. LTD. (VMHPL), Voltas Limited,Unit III, Second Pokhran Road, Thane West, Maharashtra India 400 601 Tel.:022-67920205. This Newsletter is only for private circulation and not having any commercial value. V-LIFT APRIL-JUNE 2011