Revamped Hitachi factory opens

The official opening of a renovated mini and compact excavator factory by Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) – HCME – has taken place in Oosterhout, the Netherlands.

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The opening of the Oosterhout site

The new 8,000m2 facility is part of a modernisation programme which began in January this year. Hitachi said that it would mean enhanced efficiency at the factory that is responsible for producing the ZX10 to ZX85 models. Continue reading “Revamped Hitachi factory opens”

Boels makes €24m JCB investment

Boels Rental has secured a major deal to buy more than 340 JCB machines, including load-alls and excavators, worth up to €24 million.

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JCB Boels equipment

The Netherlands-based rental company will stock out its depots across Europe, including in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria and Italy.

The deal strengthens the company’s long-term Continue reading “Boels makes €24m JCB investment”

Major new UK plant for JCB

JCB has announced an investment of more than £50 million ($65.7 million) in a new UK plant, set to double production of cabs used on its machines

DJI_0009Work is under way on a 350,000 sq ft facility for JCB Cab Systems adjacent to the A50 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, next to two existing JCB plants. The hi-tech factory will have the capacity to produce around 100,000 cabs a year. It will include a computer controlled production line, Continue reading “Major new UK plant for JCB”

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”