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Ammann Releases Apollo ValueTec Asphalt Plants Customers Can Choose From Many Options

August 14, 2018

AHMEDABAD, India – Ammann has introduced Apollo ValueTec Asphalt-Mixing Plants, the perfect fit for business owners who want straightforward processes and the ability to further customise with options.

“These plants can range from very basic to much more advanced, depending on the needs and desires of the business owner,” said Sunil Sapru, Ammann’s Regional Director for India. “ValueTec offers the lowest product life cycle cost of all plants in this segment. These plants are all about value.”

The batch plants also have recycling potential. “Customised options include components that enable utilisation of 25 to 40 per cent RAP,” said Martinho Fernandes, Commercial Manager for Ammann India. “There is a foam mix option for the production of energy-saving warm mix, and capabilities for liquid and solid additives that help the customer to adjust mixes to a specific design.”

Key to the plants is the intuitive CS100 Control System, tried and tested in the world’s toughest environments. The system provides efficiency during production and also delivers built-in statistical reports to uncover cost-saving opportunities.

Many of the plants’ features are also built around providing efficiency – and ultimately reducing costs and thereby improving profits.

A compact, modular four- or five-bin feeder ensures quick transport and assembly. The plants’ small footprint allows ValueTec to fit into tight spaces.

The quality of mix is consistent from the feed stage thanks to a large storage capacity. Frequency controlled conveyers extending to the drum inlet chute ensure hassle-free material delivery. A simple, effective calibration system also provides essential support.

“Value is added throughout the production process,” said Sapru. “For example, the low tipping heights for feeder bins eliminate the need for construction of expensive ramps. Instead, a loader can be used with a small ramp.”

The fully modulating burner features a simple, easy-to-adjust mechanism to set the air/fuel ratio for precise combustion and emissions control. The burner combines with the baghouse to ensure suspended particulate matter (SPM) levels are within limits and the carbon footprint is minimal.

Direct-coupled gear motors also add value by reducing fuel and maintenance costs. The counterflow dryer drum is compact, efficient and reliable.

Quality is boosted through a screen that uses vibratory motors, providing uniform distribution of aggregate on the screen mesh surface. Circular material movement and transverse transport between the two shafts ensure thorough mixing.

The plants also feature safety measures to protect plant personnel.

Ammann India supports the plants after the sale with quality, reliable parts. Service packages are available to ensure all maintenance is up to date.

A future-ready design ensures the seamless addition of upgrades.

“These plants are about value, from the purchase through the after-sales support – and every step in between,” Fernandes said.

Make In India

Ammann & Apollo products will be manufactured to global standards with technology from Europe and components made in India. The result will be products that will be qualitatively at par with European manufactured products and yet highly competitively priced thanks to “Make in India”. The range of equipment will cater not just for the Express or National highways but to state roads, city roads and village roads.


Skill development - Ammann Academy

Government of India’s “Skill India” mission is aimed at generating employment for youth. To contribute to this mission, Ammann India has identified a skill gap in operation and maintenance of road construction equipment which has a huge potential for employment given the equipment population and the thrust on roads. Ammann India Academy, fully equipped with training kits, simulators, equipment and latest tools, will, in collaboration with Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) be offering expert real life skill enhancing training for youth on asphalt plants, paver finishers and compactors graduating the youth as certified operators, who are in high demand.   In addition, the academy will offer advanced training for existing operators to improve quality and productivity for laying world-class roads.

The Honourable Prime Minister and Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India are totally committed to having world class roads in India covering not just major cities but even villages. Ammann India is proud to be a part of this great movement and will live true to its motto of “Productivity Partnership for a Lifetime”.


Ankur Tiwari

Senior Manager- Sales & Marketing


Ammann India Private Limited

Ammann Apollo House | Near Mithakhali Circle | Navrangpura | Ahmedabad-380009 | India

Phone: +9127 62662200 |


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