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First CAT 988H Block Handler commissioned in Gmmco East

Gmmco East successfully commissioned the CAT 988H Block Handler at M/s Madhucon Granites Limited, a 100% export-oriented unit in Chimakurthy on April 26, 2012.

This is the first Block Handler to be commissioned in the region.

Mr Mallikarjuna Rao, Project Head at Madhucon received the keys to the Machine on the auspicious day at a special function organized to commemorate the event.


Two CAT 1035 Dumpers were also commissioned on the same day and delivered to Madhucon for use at the same project site.

M/s Madhucon Granites Limited are one of our large fleet customers and in Chimakurthy alone they now have15 CAT Machines – five 336Ds, two 330Ds, two 1035s, four 1025s, one 980F and one 988H Block Handler. All the machines are deployed in their Black Galaxy granite quarry to produce 12,000 cu.m. of final product per annum. This equates to a total material handling capability of approximately 1,20,000 cu.m. per annum.

Gmmco East is proud to support M/s Madhucon Granites and is confident that the new Block Handler will attract many new customers by proving its efficiency in productivity and safety at Madhucon’s site.