Tag: Hitachi

Hitachi Construction Machinery announces new dealer in Slovakia

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV has appointed a new dealer for customers in Slovakia. EURO stroj Slovakia is based in Bratislava and offers the complete range of Hitachi construction equipment. This includes mini, medium and large Zaxis excavators, rigid dump trucks and ZW wheel loaders. It also distributes special application machines, light compaction equipment and Hitachi Sumitomo crawler cranes.

The company was founded by Peter Majoroš in May 2010 as Austro BMH s.r.o. It was renamed EURO stroj Slovakia in March this year, shortly after it became the official Hitachi dealer for the country.

Hitachi enters OEM agreement with Mecalac

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has announced that it has entered into an OEM agreement with Mecalac Baumaschinen GmbH (Mecalac). The agreement covers the manufacture of compact articulated wheel loaders complying with EU emissions Stage IIIB by Mecalac at its factory in Büdelsdorf, Germany.

New Hitachi Construction Machinery dealer for Romania

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV has appointed a new dealer for its customers in Romania. Utirom Invest SRL is located on the outskirts of Bucharest with a 4,000 m² workshop, warehouse and office space. The company will distribute a wide range of Hitachi equipment, including Zaxis-5 excavators (mini, medium and large), ZW-5 wheel loaders, rigid dump trucks and Hitachi-Sumitomo cranes.

Led by General Manager Claudiu Barbulescu, the company currently has 11 employees and plans to expand its personnel later in the year. Its strategy for the Romanian market is focused on providing a first-class after-sales service.

A new Hitachi dealer for Estonia

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has appointed a new dealer for its customers in Estonia.

An announcement was made  following the signing of an agreement with Rotator Oy, the official HCME dealer in Finland. Due to the proximity of the two countries, and similarities in their languages and cultures, Rotator was considered to be the logical choice to take over responsibility for the Estonian market from the previous dealer, Laadur.

Rotator Estonia will offer the entire range of Hitachi construction equipment including excavators, wheel loaders and dump trucks. Its headquarters, featuring a workshop and parts depot, will be based in Tallinn. The Estonian market is predominantly focused on construction, but also has potential in the mining and quarrying industries.

Netherlands: Hitachi Construction Machinery opens new European Parts Depot

An official opening ceremony has taken place for the new Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) European Parts Depot. The celebration was held at the Oosterhout facility in the south of The Netherlands and the guest of honour was Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM) President Michijiro Kikawa.

Mr Kikawa gave a speech to the other distinguished guests who attended the ceremony, among them Mitsuhiro Tabei, President of HCME. He then presented representatives from the Parts Depot with a special Japanese maple tree, which was planted in front of the building.

In his address, Mr Kikawa emphasised the importance of the new facility, saying: “It is a great honour to officially open this new Parts Depot, and to have the opportunity to join my colleagues from HCME at such an important event in our history.

“The aim of the company investing in this larger, improved facility is to provide the best possible service to our dealers and customers. Parts availability has further increased due to the new facility’s greater capacity and efficiency. This will help Hitachi to boost parts sales and meet the demands of our expanding customer base.”

JAPAN: 40th year anniversary for Hitachi Construction Machinery

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM) has recently commemorated its 40th anniversary. When it was still part of Hitachi, Ltd., the company manufactured and launched the Hitachi UH03, the first hydraulic excavator developed with Japanese technology. Since then, Hitachi hydraulic excavators have earned a strong reputation in the industry for being highly reliable products.

There have been several important milestones for the company over the past four decades. In 1970, HCM had a capital of 3.8billion Yen. A year later, the company introduced the world’s first hydraulic crane, the KH150. In 1972, its European subsidiary, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV, was established in Oosterhout, The Netherlands.

Today, HCM has a capital of 81billion Yen, as well as 30 companies in Japan and 40 companies overseas. The company has clearly come a long way since 1970.

HCM’s President, CEO and Director, Mr. Kikawa, says: “We take great pride in the fact that HCM has earned society’s respect as a global construction machinery manufacturing company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. I would also like to express my appreciation to our predecessors for their commitment, as well as our customers, shareholders and business partners for their continuing support.”

ROMANIA: 1,000th special from Hitachi delivered

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV has manufactured its 1,000th special application excavator for delivery to its Romanian dealer, Powertek Equipment S.R.L. The ZX250LC-3 material handling machine has been bought by Ductil Steel, a subsidiary of the Russian Mechel Group, one of the five largest steel companies in the world.

“The production of the 1,000th Hitachi special application machine in Europe is a great achievement for both HCME and Powertek,” says HCME Product Sales Representative for Special Equipment Mark Burghoorn. “It highlights Powertek’s strong focus on special application machines, and their positive and aggressive approach to this sector. Its established network will help Hitachi material handling machines to be successful in the growing Romanian market.”