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Housing boom


Riverside Excavating Ltd. is facing an influx of new business from housing, commercial developments and industrial projects on the island of Newfoundland. The company specialises in general construction and creating the infrastructure for new housing developments. It has also taken delivery of its third generation of Hitachi excavator – the latest addition to the fleet being a ZX210LC‑5.

Hitachi ZX210LC-5 working on a new housing development Hitachi ZX210LC-5 working on a new housing development

Asphalt reclamation


An American construction company has been recognised as an innovator in the use of recycled asphalt. Reliable Contracting Inc., based in Maryland, has bought a new ZX470LC‑5 to move crushed materials from road construction sites to its asphalt plant in response to huge market demand.

Hitachi ZX470LC-5 excavator moving recycled asphalt

Large HCME investment

The Netherlands

Following a €10million investment, HCME has restructured its manufacturing facilities at Oosterhout by merging the Application Centre and Zaxis mini excavator factories into one cohesive operation.

HCME is also proud to announce that, following an additional investment of €1million, the new Remanufacturing Centre in Oosterhout opened its doors for business in October.

New manufacturing facilities in Oosterhout HCME opens Remanufacturing Centre in Oosterhout

Another level


Four Hitachi Zaxis‑5 excavators were chosen by NCC Construction Denmark (NCC) to assist in the construction of a new three-storey parking facility located under the Kvaesthusmolen pier in central Copenhagen. NCC used a ZX210LC‑5, two ZX250LC‑5s and a ZX290LC‑5 to excavate 90,000m3 of earth at a depth of 10m below sea level.

Hitachi ZX250LC-5 working on a car park construction site in Copenhagen Hitachi medium excavators working below ground

New family addition


Brothers Sacha, Urs and Benno Koch run a successful gravel, concrete and road construction business based in Appenzell, Switzerland with a fleet of eight mini and medium Zaxis excavators. The latest addition is a new ZX350LC‑5, which “is very comfortable, fast and precise, as well as having the excellent TRIAS hydraulic system and enhanced fuel consumption”, according to Sacha.

Hitachi ZX350LC-5 medium excavator Hitachi ZX350LC-5 and Swiss owner Sacha Koch

Epic Chinese production


The world’s first EX8000E-6 electric-drive hydraulic excavator has been delivered to and assembled in China. It took 14 days for the ultra-large excavator to be transported from the Hitachinaka port in Japan to its final destination at the mine, where it took almost two months to assemble.

Don’t miss the epic movie on the HCME YouTube channel.

Hitachi EX8000E-6 electric-drive hydraulic excavator Hitachi EX8000E-6 electric-drive hydraulic excavator

Superior crane design


Hitachi Sumitomo has been awarded the Judging Committee Special Prize at the 43rd Machine Industry Design Awards for its SCX1200‑3 crawler crane. The innovative new product was highlighted for its superior design and elegance at the ceremony in Tokyo in July 2013.

Hitachi Sumitomo SCX1200-3 crane Hitachi Sumitomo SCX1200-3 crane

A world first


The world’s first EX8000‑6 backhoe ultra-large mining excavator has been delivered to Stanwell’s Meandu Mine in Queensland, Australia.

Twenty-eight trucks were used to transport the components from Brisbane to the mine, where three cranes assisted with the assembly operation. The new machine is expected to run for approximately 5,700 hours per year for the next three years.

First EX8000-6 backhoe excavator delivered First EX8000-6 backhoe excavator delivered

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