Issue 17
Hitachi ZW180 Premium Used wheel loader in the snow

HCME launched the Premium Rental programme in Europe in 2018 and many contractors have already taken advantage of new business opportunities.

Learn more about three happy wheel loader customers in The Netherlands, Italy and France.

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A world of new opportunities

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KB Group

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  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Company info: Processes and transports raw materials.
  • Local Hitachi dealer: Hitachi Construction Machinery Nederland.
  • Rental requirements: To facilitate growth, the KB Group has been expanding its fleet of machinery. This includes ZW370-6 and ZW310-6 Hitachi wheel loaders.
  • Project description: Crushing, washing, separating and mixing materials into high-quality commodities.
  • Other Hitachi machines in fleet: ZX350LC-6 and ZX300LC-6 medium excavators and two ZW95-6 wheel loaders.
  • Spokesperson: Jan-Otto van Olst (Director).
  • Customer review: “The market can change quickly and the KB Group needs to react quickly. Rental helps us to avoid any unexpected losses.”
  • Highlights: Peace of mind from fixed running costs.

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Tampieri Group

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  • Location: Faenza, Italy.
  • Company info: Market leader for the processing of sunflower oil in Italy and number one for the production of grape seed oil in the world.
  • Local Hitachi dealer: SCAI.
  • Rental requirements: Eight ZW180-6 wheel loaders.
  • Project description: The handling of seeds and other raw materials. Each wheel loader moves up to 1,000 tonnes of materials per day.
  • Spokesperson: Pietro Tampieri (Purchase Department Coordinator).
  • Customer review: “It’s all about peace of mind and that’s the most important thing about renting the wheel loaders.”
  • Highlights: Excellent service and first-rate technical support.

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Sarl Munari

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  • Location: Chamonix Mont Blanc, France.
  • Company info: Construction and earthmoving contractor.
  • Local Hitachi dealer: Teramat.
  • Rental requirements: To complete a new seasonal project, Sarl Munari rented a Hitachi ZW180-6 wheel loader for one year (supplied in November 2018).
  • Project description: Snow removal contract in the ski resort of Les Houches.
  • Special requirements: Fitted with tyre chains and a bucket blade for removing snow in temperatures as low as -18°C.
  • Other Hitachi machines in fleet: Nine excavators and three wheel loaders.
  • Spokesperson: Nicolas Munari (co-owner).
  • Customer review: “I would rent a Hitachi machine again, especially for a project with a time limit.”
  • Highlights: Speed of rental process and availability of machinery.