JCB South East Asia exhibited for the first time at Mining Indonesia 2015 from September 9 to 12 at the Jakarta International Expo Centre. JCB unveiled new machines specifically designed for the Asian mining, construction and infrastructure market and presented an innovative new telematics machine tracking/monitoring device. The exhibition also saw the JCB Dancing Diggers Show performed for the first time in Asia.

Excavators were among the range of JCB products on display at Mining Indonesia 2015.

This display has been viewed by millions of people 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 pulsating soundtrack.

Commenting on JCB’s decision to exhibit at Mining Indonesia, KCB’s South East Asia managing director Tom Cornell said, “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 which drew visitor attention at the show was JCB LiveLink. Delivering improved fleet control, JCB says LiveLink is suitable for use with the vast majority of JCB machines. It says the telematics system provides 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 fuel efficiency and productivity. This included 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 were models from the best-selling backhoe range – specifically JCB’s 3DX and premium 3CX ECO. Another best-selling machine presented at the show was the 531-70 telescopic handler that JCB says offers excellent safety features and is designed for maximum productivity across the construction, mining and plantation sectors.

JCB is the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment and has more than 12,500 employees and 22 factories around the world, including 11 in the UK and others in India, China, Brazil and North America.

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