Bricks Handling in India – PALFINGER helps Alpha Blocks easily #reachanything
Alpha Blocks is a premier concrete block manufacturing company that was founded in 2018 to meet the growing needs of customers in the construction industry for quality, timely and sustainable concrete blocks. It is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka Province, India and works under the guidance of its parent company, Kempegowda Buildmart, which specializes in sales of all building materials required for end-to-end construction solutions.
Competitive Landscape & Alpha Blocks
The construction industry has seen a phenomenal boom in India over the last decade. In addition, Bengaluru has also benefited from the migration of people due to its status as the cyber hub of India. This has caused great demand for offices and residential complexes and apartments and pushed construction companies to deliver results in a shorter time.
Alpha Blocks has been at the forefront to deliver quality bricks and blocks to these construction projects. To ensure zero damage and to maintain standard quality from production to construction site, they have been delivering blocks and bricks in a cubicle format. In this format, bricks and blocks are arranged in cubes to minimize any damage or theft due to manual handing in the construction site. Right from its inception, PALFINGER has been the trusted partner for Alpha Blocks. With 3 units of PK 10000 and 2 units of PK 15500 A when they started the business in 2018.
How PALFINGER makes this possible
PALFINGER cranes enabled Alpha Blocks to safely load at their facility and deliver them unloaded at the construction site.
The smaller trucks and crane models enable delivery through small roads and congested locations, and up to the 2nd level of the site. While slightly bigger ones allow unloading up to the 3rd level of construction. In addition, the rear mounted cranes make it possible to conveniently load and unload 2 or more trucks at each location. One of the key features of Palfinger cranes that’s been appreciated by crane operators has been the availability of top seat comfort.
Operators also get a clear view to load and unload blocks from other trucks too. The lever is in an easy-to-operate position and is light enough to be moved with one’s fingertips, a much easier task compared to operating other machines.
“Our job was made much easier by the Palfinger brick crane. Loading and unloading bricks to other trucks are simple as well. Some customers have asked us to unload the bricks into the first and second floors, which we gladly do.” – Basavaraj, Crane Operator from Alpha Concrete
Continue to #reachanything
Post-pandemic in 2021, Alpha Blocks procured the COOTE FINLAY F44 Block Making machinery to meet the increased demand for blocks. This machine helped to increase the output from 1,000 blocks to 5,000 blocks per hour.
Correspondingly, another 4 units of PK 11.001 SLD 1 was added to their fleet to continually help Alpha Blocks to expand their delivery network and presence across rural Bengaluru!
About PALFINGER India
For many years PALFINGER (CEO Andreas Klauser) has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group headquartered in Bergheim, Austria, the PALFINGER Group, which has approx. 12,600 employees, generated total sales of approx. EUR 1,84 billion in 2021.
The Group has production and assembly facilities in Europe, in North and South America, as well as in Asia.
PALFINGER Cranes India Pvt Ltd, established in Chennai in the year 2008, is a wholly owned subsidiary of PALFINGER AG, with its headquarters in Salzburg, Austria. Established in 1932, PALFINGER stands for the most innovative, reliable and cost effective lifting solution for use in commercial vehicles and in the maritime field.