Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe)

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A tale of two quarries

Hitachi construction machinery is used to improve productivity and help customers meet demanding daily targets in these two quarries in France and Italy

Carrières GW, France

Front view of Hitachi ZX470LCH-5 excavator
Carrières GW’s team near St Malo has been using a Hitachi ZX470LCH-5 since June 2013.
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Hitachi ZX470LCH-5 loading crusher
Seven people are employed at the 16.7-hectare site to extract cornéenne, a metamorphic rock used in concrete production.
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Rear view of Hitachi ZX470LCH-5
The ZX470LCH-5 is equipped with a 2.8m3 bucket to load the materials onto the primary and secondary crushers.
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Wide shot of quarry with Hitachi ZX470LCH-5
Since it arrived on site, the Zaxis-5 excavator has worked approximately 3,000 hours. It was supplied with an extended warranty and the associated service contract by the region’s official Hitachi dealer Cobemat.
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Quarry Manager Michel Krembser
Quarry Manager Michel Krembser has had only positive experiences working with Hitachi excavators. “The ZX470LCH-5 is highly productive,” he says. “It supports us in the daily challenge of meeting our targets.”
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Operator Lionel Deline
Operator Lionel Deline, who has 16 years of experience in the cab, agrees: “This machine is excellent for extracting the materials in the quarry.”
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Lasa Marmo, Italy

Front view of Hitachi ZW550-5 wheel loader
The largest wheel loader in the Hitachi range, the ZW550-5, was delivered to Lasa Marmo in Italy in December 2014 by local sub-dealer Comac.
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Hitachi ZW550-5 wheel loader lifting marble
The machine is vital to the company’s logistical process, which involves the extraction of precious white marble from the Whitewater quarry.
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Hitachi ZW550-5 wheel loader in passageway
After the marble is extracted, the ZW550-5 lifts each block from the cave through a series of passageways to an outdoor storage area.
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Aerial view of quarry with Hitachi ZW550-5 wheel loader
Lasa marble is still an important feature of certain architectural styles and can be found all across the world, from the Queen Victoria monument in London to the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York!
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Operations Manager Erich Tscholl
Operations Manager Erich Tscholl says the team opted for a Hitachi wheel loader due to the “unbeatable combination of the quality of the product, strength of the after-sales support and excellent working relationship with the dealer.”
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Operator Roland Spechtenhauser
Roland Spechtenhauser, who has worked as an excavator and wheel loader operator for nine years, has found the machine to be incredibly user-friendly: “It was easy to learn to operate the ZW550-5 and it already felt like it was part of me after only a few days.”
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