Excessive shutdowns caused by “tough to break” -rock
Anand Group entered the mining and crushing business in Bihar, India, after the government policies made it possible in 2016. Ever since this decision was made, the management’s vision has been to provide the best products to the industry using the best equipment available. This was the beginning of Ramiya Construction and Metso’s relationship.
The rock in the quarry allocated to them was hard to handle and was well beyond the expected crushability and abrasiveness. Since the quarry was allotted after the bidding process – and for a limited time – more and more crushing/production was the key to achieving economies of scale. The right equipment with high availability and backed up with consistent production was the only alternative to making this business viable for the company.
“Shutdowns every third day were making it difficult for us to increase the volume, which was our prime goal. At 6,000 tons, or every third day, we had to change the whole liner – and that required a shutdown,” explains Manish Anand, Managing Director, Anand Group of Companies.