Yanmar to buy ASV

Japanese manufacturer Yanmar is to acquire US-based compact tracked and wheeled skid steer loader producer ASV for US$70.7 million.

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ASV’s compact tracked loaders and skid steer loaders complement Yanmar’s compact equipment portfolio

This was said to be a key part of Yanmar’s long-term international growth plans since ASV’semployee base, manufacturing and distribution facility, international distribution network and supply chain all provide a strong platform for expansion in North America. Continue reading “Yanmar to buy ASV”

Crawler cranes: Forward advance!

Like all machinery, crawler cranes are advancing in technology. Never standing, always ‘Forward Advance’, to meet the challenges the lifting world throws at them.

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Palfinger’s first crawler: the PCC

Austrian hydraulic loader crane manufacturer Palfinger has launched its first crane mounted on a crawler chassis. The Palfinger Crawler Crane PCC made its debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in September 2018 where it attracted a lot of attention. Three models, between 50 and 150 tonne-metres, will be available Continue reading “Crawler cranes: Forward advance!”

Big Huisman crane for Japan

Japan Marine United Shipyard (JMU) has ordered a 1,000 tonne capacity crane from Dutch specialist Huisman.

A 1,000 tonne Huisman pedestal crane is destined for Japan
A 1,000 tonne Huisman pedestal crane is destined for Japan

The pedestal mounted crane willbe used for offshore wind turbine installation in Japan. It will be built at Huisman’s yard in China and installed at the JMU yard in Japan.

The latest order for Japan follows another two years ago. Huisman supplied an 800 tonne pedestal crane for the Japanese Penta-Ocean Construction company’s self elevating platform. It was also constructed by JMU and used to install offshore wind turbines.

The end clients for the latest crane vessel are Japanese construction companies Obayashi Corporation and TOA Corporation. It was the first firm order, Huisman said, since it began working with Japanese agent Exeno Yamamizu Corporation.

While the design of the crane “builds on the track record of Huisman’s previous crane for the Japanese market,” it will be adapted to suit Obayashi Corporation and TOA Corporation, Huisman said.

Timon Ligterink, Huisman sales manager, commented, “As a positive track record is highly important in the Japanese market, we are extremely happy with the continuing trust that Obayashi, TOA and JMU have expressed in Huisman. After our initial market entry in 2016, we now retain our 100 per cent market share in the region for offshore wind turbine installation cranes with this second contract. By adapting our products to our client’s needs and, living up to our promises to one of Japan’s most advanced shipyards, we establish ourselves as a reliable partner, which is key to develop this new market.”


19 October 2018 – KHL.com

Establishment of a Joint Venture Company to Develop Electric Construction Machinery for European Market

Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 2018 — Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6305; “Hitachi Construction Machinery”) today announced it has formed an agreement with KTEG Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH (President: Toni Kiesel; “KTEG”),

Toni Kiesel, President of KTEG (left) and Hideshi Fukumoto (right), Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Construction Machinery sign for establishment.

the group company of European Hitachi Construction Machinery’s distributor Kiesel GmbH (President: Toni Kiesel), to establish a new company
for developing electric construction machinery and the special application products for further expansion of the European market. Continue reading “Establishment of a Joint Venture Company to Develop Electric Construction Machinery for European Market”

How Hitachi and Wenco join forces to revolutionize the mining industry

From the Wenco Site
Sure, you know Wenco is a major innovator in mining technology.

Hitachi and Wenco work together for mining

You know our fleet management systems (FMS) are one of the easiest ways to rein in your mine’s cost of production. You know our latest solutions employ

leading-edge technology that continues to raise mine performance — things like Big Data, analytics, IoT, and autonomous vehicles. You know we’re celebrating our 30th year making mines run simpler, smarter, and safer. Continue reading “How Hitachi and Wenco join forces to revolutionize the mining industry”

Hitachi launch new wheel loader model

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 12:05 @AGG-NET

USING their extensive knowledge of the high-performing ZW-5 range and ongoing research of the European market, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) have fine-tuned the new ZW150-6 wheel loader to better satisfy the needs of operators. Continue reading “Hitachi launch new wheel loader model”

Hitachi follows Bradken acquisition with H-E Parts buy

By Paul Moore, 23rd December 2016 on IM-Mining

Hitachi Construction Machinery buying Bradken

Bradken has agreed to a takeover bid by Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) in a deal analysts say may indicate the worst of the mining downturn has passed. Yuichi Tsujimoto, HCM President said his company believes Bradken’s “businesses are complementary with our mining equipment services business. Both companies leveraging each other’s global network will enable us to strengthen our combined businesses and enhance our earnings.” Continue reading “Hitachi Construction Machinery buying Bradken”

Hitachi Expands Its Mining Business by Acquisition of Wenco

3 Jul, 2009, as published on the Hitachi CM Global site

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section)(“HCM”) announced that it will expand its mining business, particularly in resource rich regions of the world.

HCM has made a strategic investment and purchased a significant interest in Wenco International Mining Systems, Ltd. (“Wenco”). Wenco is a leading producer of fleet management systems and an innovator of technology to improve mine operation efficiency. Continue reading “Hitachi Expands Its Mining Business by Acquisition of Wenco”