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22 January, 2007
|Customer Name:||Azuma Metal Co., Ltd.|
|Business field:||Metal recycling|
|Product:||ZAXIS450 with linkage type high cab|
Hitachi has consistently provided optimum solutions to metal recycling problems and valued information on the operation and maintenance of the Hitachi products.
A fleet of 10 Hitachi products are now at work. The Hitachi ZAXIS450 plays a key role in metal recycling.
The customer, based in Tokyo, Japan, has steadily expanded its business line, covering automobile wrecking, Freon recovery and destruction processing, fluorescent lights processing, and aiming at the listing on the Stock Exchange. The customer acquired industrial waste treatment certification 12 years ago.
In 2004, the customer constructed a leading-edge shredder dust incinerator plant, with a huge investment of around 1 billion yen in Gunma. This incinerator is of the rotary kiln type that can incinerate shredder duct completely, emitting only steam without dust and odor.
Shredder dust is usually dumped at landfills. In recent years, however, it becomes clear that municipal landfills are in shortage. To solve this social problem, focus is on the incinerator plant.
Also, the water treatment system was introduced for the reuse of drainage and rain water on the premises for cooling the incinerator.
Though the investment is huge, our commitment to new technologies has brought more than expected: improving technological expertise and know-how, and building a high reputation among our customers, thus boosting the value of the company, says Mr. Kobayashi, operating officer & manager of general affairs.
Metal recycling business requires the understanding of residents and community around the factory. To this end, the customer has consistently disclosed information on safety and environment preservation in response to the request of residents.
The customer is engaged in joint studies with universities on how to dispose of a new breed of materials and recycles them, says Mr. Kazuaki Ishizuki.