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Sandvik Japan has recently delivered the first heavy mobile crushers in over 20 years to one of their best and most loyal
customers in Japan - the Tochigi based Showa Corporation, part of the Fujisaco group.
A Sandvik customer for five years, purchasing a variety of Sandvik drill-rigs, breakers and medium range mobile
crushers and screens, Showa is also Sandvik’s first customer in Japan for the U-440 range of tracked crushers.
Mr. Yamanoi, the owner of the Showa Corporation, is one of the biggest quarry owners in Japan with a total of ten
different sites, and employing over 500 people. The company has now chosen to work in partnership with Sandvik using
Sandvik’s U-range of mobile crushers. This range of larger mobile equipment was chosen by Mr. Yamanoi because of its
proven performance, and ability to deliver a consistent high quality end product.
Discussions between the Showa Corporation and Sandvik began in late 2011 when Hiroshi Kezuka, Sandvik Regional
Product Line Manager for mobile crushers and screens, together with Peter Delbrant, Sandvik Product Line Manager for
the U-range crushers, met with Mr. Yamanoi. As a result of this meeting an initial order for eight mobile crushing and
screening units was issued. The order comprised of two sets of equipment each consisting of an UJ440i jaw and US440i
cone crusher complete with hanging screens, plus an UH440i cone and QA450 triple deck screener.
A key piece of equipment to the successful operation of each crushing and screening train is the UJ440i jaw crusher.
This advanced machine maximizes production through what the company claims is the ‘class leading feed opening, which
coupled with a hydraulic close side setting enables rapid changes through push button operation, further enhanced by
integral intelligent operation’.
The HD crusher utilized on the model is capable of handling any type of hard rock, in any climate including the most
extreme weather condition when fitted with an optional engine pre-heater. Quick set-up time combined with easy
transport from site-to-site, are integral design features to ensure the unit is able to rapidly process materials in any
The Sandv i k UH440 i and
US440i tracked cone crushers,
ma k i n g u p t h e o t h e r ke y
c o m p o n e n t s o f t h e t w o
production units, are proving
to be the perfect choice for
the Showa Corporation due to
their versatility. As fully mobile
secondary crushing units, they
are providing a rapid return
on investment through their
h i gh produc t i v i ty and l ow
operational costs.
Like the jaw unit fitted to the
UJ440i, the cone on both these
crushers is able to handle any
type of hard rock material, in
virtually any climatic conditions.
Large order for mobile crushers
and screens received from Japan
Sandvik and customer personnel during visit to the UK. Those included ( left to right ) are:
Mr. Kiichiro Kumada
Sandvik Japan
Mr. Peter Delbrant
Sandvik Product Line Manager
Mr. Hideki Morishita
Kageyama Seibi President of Fujisaco group
Mr. Toshifumi Iwai
Showa Corporation
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