The demand for automation in industries like Mining, Coal handling, Iron Ore, cement sector to cut costs and enhance workplace safety is one of the key reasons why the global market for material handling equipment is expanding at such a rapid rate. According to a recent study report published by Market Research Future, the global market for material handling equipment is anticipated to experience exponential growth by 2023, surpassing its prior growth records in terms of value with a staggering CAGR of 7.5 percent, to gain prominence at the end of the forecast period.
Established in 1997 and certified to ISO 9001:2008, Merit Group is the market leader in India for truck loading systems, rapid loading systems, in-motion rail cars, and batch load outs. A team of skilled professionals, began this journey to meet customer demand for supply and quality service, followed by equipment supply that meets their requirements at cost-effective prices.
“Since we have been in the turnkey project business, supplying RLS for over 25 years, we have developed a strong understanding of the psychology and needs of the customers, which has helped our company to establish itself as a market leader. Essentially, it is customer trust in Merit that has propelled us forward”, speaks G Ramadurai, CEO. Merit claims that project planning, execution, supply, and site erection are critical because customers expect each project to be completed on time to meet the production start date.
Merit offers engineering solutions for bulk material handling, including the design, production, supply, installation, and commissioning of Rapid Loading Systems, Auto Sampling Systems, Air Blasters, Silo & Silo Extraction Systems, Telescopic Bulk Loading Systems, Heavy Duty Gates & Valves, In-motion and Truck Weighing Scales, and Automation; for materials like Coal, Iron Ore, Clinker, Sulphur, Lignite, Cement, Pet coke, lime¬stone and so on.
“Our team of engineers plans to create a detailed bill of materials in accordance with the scope of the sup¬ply, then obtain general arrangement and equipment location drawings with consultants and the end customer. Finally, the inspection team confirms that the equipment is ready for dispatch and to grant clearance”, says G Ramadurai.
The firm has telescopic loading system, in-motion rail weigh scale (ap¬proved by RDSO), static rail weighbridge, and electronic road weighbridge, all in accordance with Government of India standards. “We also manufacture auto sampling systems, air canon/blaster systems, hydraulic power packs, operation control stations, telescopic chutes, and various gates and chutes.
Merit's products have a wide distribution and are exported to countries such as abu dhabi, bolivia, canada, indonesia, kenya, malawi, and more
Merit has sup¬plied most of the Rapid loading systems for Coal India for last 25 years, close to 200 installations across India. Merit has completed bulk material handling projects involving complex civil work, RCC, Structural silos, tunnel path way construction, screens, downhill conveyors, MCC, and Control room on EPC Basis”, shares G Ramadurai. Merit's products have a wide distribution and are export¬ed to countries such as Abu Dhabi, Bolivia, Canada, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tanza¬nia, and Uganda.
Merit aspires to be a world-class, professionally managed Material Handling and Engineering Enterprise dedicated to increasing shareholder value. The firm’s growth is fuelled by a collective strategy of teams working with customers; when¬ever a regular customer grows, the majority of regular suppliers also do. “We map our growth in comparison to other market players, add new products in the automation and weighing segments, and continue to expand our turn-key project capabilities to meet future demands of our customers and the marketplace”, signs off G Ramadurai. Adani Group, Ahmedabad, recently awarded Merit with the Partner in Progress and Reliable Partner for the Year 2022, in recognition of its timely support and execution of the projects.