Facts about Hitachi Construction Machinery
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. is a Japanese construction equipment company which is into the manufacturing, sales and service of construction machinery, transportation machinery, and other machines and devices. It is a subsidiary of the Hitachi Group. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. was established in 1970, and was involved in the production of Japan’s first mechanical excavator, the company has now become a major construction equipment manufacturer in the world, and it is listed on the Nikkei 225.
Hitachi Construction Machinery excavators models include:
ZX130-5G, ZX70-5G / ZX70LC-5G ZX160LC-5G, ZX180LCN-5G, ZX200-5G / ZX200LC-5G, ZX210LCN-5А, ZX210H-5G / ZX210LCH-5G, ZX210K-5G / ZX210LCK-5G, ZX240-5G / ZX240LC-5G, ZX250H-5G / ZX250LCH-5G, ZX250K-5G / ZX250LCK-5G, ZX300-5A / ZX300LC-5A, ZX330-5G, ZX350H-5G / ZX350LCH-5G, ZX350K-5G / ZX350LCK-5G, ZX400LCH-5G
In 1968, Hitachi appointed Hovers Constructie NV in Tilburg, as exclusive importer of Hitachi's range of construction equipment in the Benelux. In the 1970s the company launched a number of locally designed crawler cranes, which had appeal throughout the world. In 1972 Hovers Constructie NV went out of business. To continue support of existing customer, HCME was incorporated on April 1, 1972, as the first foreign branch of HCM. Responsible for both the manufacture of locally designed products, as well as the distribution of all HCM product through Europe, Africa and the Middle East, in 1981 the company opened a parts Distribution Center. In 1986 a production, distribution and marketing partnership for plant machinery was agreed between Fiat and Hitachi began, with the original plan to build a limited range of Hitachi crawler excavators in Fiat's factory in San Mauro, Turin, Italy. In the 1990s, HCME increased production at Oosterhout, starting to produce mini excavators, which with an extension of coverage into Russia lead to a trebling of production volumes. In October 1998, Euclid and Hitachi agreed a distribution partnership. This resulted in a new part distribution centre being opened at Oosterhout in April 2000, so that HMCE could take over the exclusive distribution for Euclid dump trucks parts. In March 2001, Hitachi and Fiat terminated their joint venture relationship.
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