Meeting a Wide Range of Needs
Application Products by Hitachi Construction Machinery
Construction machinery with a front end that can reach 50 m up in the air and demolish a high-rise building. Construction machinery that can dig 30 m down into the ground. Machines made to demolish cars and machines that can withstand the harsh conditions of a steel mill. It’s hard not to be amazed by the variety of construction machinery that exists. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. has custom-developed many machines tailored to the unique conditions of a customer’s sites and the nature of their work. Our development history is a long one: for more than 40 years, we have met the needs of customers in industries from civil engineering and construction to recycling and building demolition by adapting our commercial hydraulic excavators, changing the specifications or adding new functions to develop one-of-a-kind products. A wide range of customers are now using many different Hitachi Construction Machinery products every day, from telescopic arm (rope-type) machines to material-handling machines and multi-boom demolition equipment. At the heart of our machinery development is a sincere desire to reach out to our customers, listen to what they have to say, solve their issues not simply as a manufacturer that supplies products but as a partner for them, and be part of the success of their business. The section professionals in our New Products Development Department work closely with other departments, including sales and services. We asked key members of the New Products Development Department to tell us why Hitachi Construction Machinery is so dedicated to application product development, and share some case studies about types of products and the development and design process.
Text: Toshiaki Saito. Illustrations: Kotaro Takayanagi. Photos (portraits): Norio Sekine.