JCB Southeast Asia exhibited for the first time at the Mining Indonesia 2015 show, held from 9 –12 September, 2015 at the Jakarta International Expo Centre, Kemayoran, Jakarta.
On its exhibition stand (OS-32), JCB unveiled new machines specifically designed for the Asia mining, construction and infrastructure market as well as presenting an innovative new telematics machine tracking/monitoring device. The exhibition also saw the world-famous “JCB Dancing Diggers Show” performed for the first time in Asia.
Commenting on JCB’s decision to exhibit at Mining Indonesia, Tom Cornell, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, JCB commented: “Indonesia is a strategic priority for JCB and we understand the specific challenges faced by customers in Indonesia. With that in mind, we are continuously expanding the dealers’ network across the country to provide excellence service coverage and parts distribution network.
“Recently we have appointed new dealers, Mitra JCB in Kalimantan as well as Persada JCB in Sumatra, and we are also actively looking to add further dealers to strengthen our coverage throughout Indonesia moving forward.”
One key innovation drawing visitor attention at the show was JCB LiveLink. Delivering improved fleet control, JCB LiveLink is suitable for use with the vast majority of JCB machines. The benefits this telematics system provides include enhanced maintenance reporting, critical machine health alerts, real time location data plus geofencing alerts, and enhanced security.
At the show, JCB also launched its comprehensive range of products tailored specifically to the Indonesian construction and mining sectors. Taking centre stage was the Company’s heavy-line range of equipment designed to offer class-leading fuel efficiency and productivity.
This includes the extremely fuel efficient JS205 tracked excavator with mechanical engine; the VM115 soil compactor with single-piece eccentric shaft designed to produce optimum compaction; and for the first time in the Indonesian market, the 455ZX wheeled loading shovel with maximum payload of 5.5 tonne and reliable components.
Also perfectly adapted to the Indonesian environment and on display are models from the world’s best-selling backhoe range; specifically JCB’s 3DX and premium 3CX ECO. Another global bestselling machine presented by JCB at the show is the 531-70 telescopic handler that offers excellent safety features and is designed for maximum productivity across the construction, mining and plantation sectors.
For visitors interested in JCB’s compact products, there were the world’s safest skid steer loaders – the JCB Skid Steer Loader 135 HD & 155 HD – and the round tail-swing 8050 compact excavator; both of which were being displayed for the first time in Indonesia.
Attendees at the Mining Indonesia 2015 show also had the opportunity to witness the first appearance of JCB’s Dancing Diggers in Asia. This display had already been viewed by millions of people globally and features the JCB Demonstration Team from the UK pushing the boundaries of engineering excellence by manoeuvring current JCB models at gravity-defying angles in time to a soundtrack.