(Road-repair machine that allows 100% recycling of old asphalt)
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (President: Ryuichi Seguchi; Capital: ¥²2,199,050,000) and Green ARM Co., Ltd. (Managing Director and CEO: Hisashi Hosokawa; Capital: ¥³00 million; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) have agreed on licensing for production of the AR2000 Super Recycler, a heating-type asphalt road-repair machine that is expected to see increased demand in coming years. This asphalt road-repair machine completely recycles old asphalt right at the road. A large capacity heater heats the road surface and aggregate is dug up. The old asphalt is completely recycled to be of a quality no different from new asphalt, and the road is repaved. The asphalt is not burned, so it does no generate smoke or stench. The machine is oriented to environmental protection, and together with the low-cost construction it allows, has already been recognized in countries such as Canada, the U.S.A., and Italy.
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. is already manufacturing and selling road-repair machines such as road rollers, tire rollers, and other normal temperature road-repair machines, but is preparing to use its technological strength to begin production this fall. Green ARM Co., Ltd. received exclusive rights from the Martec Recycling Corp. (Head Office: Canada), which is providing licensing rights to countries in Asia including Japan,and was established on August 10, 2001.