Hitachi Construction Machinery

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Factory Expansion : First pile is in the ground

1 Jan, 2006

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) N.V. (HCME) is proud to announce that the first pile of the expansion of the Amsterdam facility is in the ground.

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First pile is in the ground

The new facility will enable the company to meet growing demand for its midsize excavators in the range of Zaxis 110 – Zaxis 460. By expanding the factory in Amsterdam, HCME can increase annual production from 3000 machines in 2004 to 5000 machines in 2009.

On the premises of 18 hectares two expansions will be built. The current factory has a surface of 26.400 m². 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.

Estimated start of operation of the new premises is September 2006.

Author: Xenia Kolijn
Source: HCME Corporate Communication

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