East meets West
By Lindsay Gale06 March 2014
ConExpo was the venue for the announcement of an agreement between Kocurek Excavators and Company Wrench that will see Kocurek booms become available in North America on any make of carrier.
Initially, Kocurek expects that the demand will be for equipment suitable for carriers in the 30-70 tonne range, with demand for 100+ tonne machines being very limited. The two companies will work closely together to coordinate any required carrier modifications, including those that currently are outside the experience of the UK-based modifier. In addition, Company Wrench personnel will be fully trained up on the Kocurek designs in order for them to supply full after-sales service and support.
Booms supplied under the agreement will carry the Kocurek name, with the Company Wrench name on the carrier. Currently there are no plans to bring the modular concepts currently being developed by Kocurek with Armac in the UK and Kiesel in Germany into the North American continent, although that might change in the future. Kocurek’s Brian Carroll told D&Ri that the aim is to establish acceptance of Kocurek’s modular joint/front end demolition solutions in North America before bringing these concepts to the market.