Background to function expansion
The European construction industry, particularly Germany, consists of the most technically advanced/process-focused customers in the world, especially in terms of their construction machinery requirements. This is due to the strict regulations in place and the high level of awareness that exists for specific construction processes. In addition, the European market has some of the strictest regulations regarding the prevention of global warming and the realization of a low-carbon society. These initiatives in turn drive the strong demand for the electrification of cars, construction machinery and other vehicles with zero emissions.
Furthermore, there is a high level of awareness concerning the scarcity of skilled manpower and the efficiency of executing specialist projects. Therefore, it is common practice for distributors and third-party companies to develop, modify and sell excavators for multipurpose tasks, ICT construction techniques and special applications. With Kiesel Technology’s wealth of knowledge and commercial expertise in the European market, EAC has developed electric construction machinery, assist systems and special application products – with a focus on demolition and civil engineering – based on standard Hitachi Construction Machinery models.
By combining EAC’s and Kiesel Technology’s functions in KTEG, Hitachi Construction Machinery will gain a more detailed understanding of the trends for advanced technology and the challenges faced in Europe. In addition, using products and technologies developed by KTEG, Hitachi Construction Machinery will be able to develop and mass produce cost-competitive zero-emission, special application and ICT construction machinery at the high-quality level mandated by the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, and to expand globally, including Japan and North America.
And looking to the future, Hitachi Construction Machinery and KTEG will continue to create new industry values and contribute to the development of reliable solutions for the European market, while contributing to solve social, environmental and customer challenges.