Expansion A will cover 2.400 m² which will be used for an additional touch paint area. Expansion B will cover 21.600 m² and will be used as an additional assembly space for midsize excavators.
The rough schedule for expanding the factory is:
- Start of construction: November 2005
- Completion: August 2006
- Start of the operation: September 2006
About Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) N.V.
Evolving out of Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM) was established as an independent company in 1970. In order to cater for the interests of the customers who bought machines delivered far from Japan, and in order to form a strategic base for activities in Europe, Africa, the Middle-East and Russia, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) (HCME) was established in 1972. Today Hitachi boasts an overall history as a general manufacturer of construction machinery. Main products of Hitachi are crawler excavators, wheeled excavators, wheeled loaders and rigid dump trucks. Hitachi provides a product line-up that distinguishes itself by its depth and width and that has earned an excellent reputation for performance, reliability and safety. HCME has over 600 staff working on the product line based on Japanese technology. With offices in Amsterdam, Oosterhout, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Istanbul Dubai and Moscow, Hitachi is now further improving its services.
Author: Sander Gesink