Hitachi reaches 200,000 mark

By Lindsay Gale29 October 2014

The 200,000th mini excavator produced by Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra Co., Ltd. has been delivered to German contractor NEWO-BAU. The ZX65USB-5 was presented to the Bavarian company by German Hitachi dealer Kiesel at the GaLaBau landscaping and gardening exhibition in September.

The new mini joins NEWO-BAU’s expanding fleet of 10 Hitachi machines, which includes three Hitachi ZX85US-3s and five ZX225USLC-3s. Founded in 1978, the family owned contractor specialises in utilities for the public and private sectors.

NEWO-BAU’s managing director Bernd Riedlmeier said, “A strong workforce combined with cutting-edge equipment are the key factors to securing a competitive place in the market. Our new ZX65USB-5s will help to increase the company’s productivity, particularly in areas requiring more precise work.”

“The other Hitachi excavators in the fleet are working to capacity and need additional support. For every medium excavator, we ensure there is a compact model working alongside it, carrying out smaller jobs such as the installation of utilities on new housing sites.”

Joep van den Maagdenberg, product specialist at Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV, was also present at the ceremony to congratulate Riedlmeier in person. “Hitachi mini excavators are known around Europe for their ease of use, comfort and versatility,” he adds. “We are happy to see our 200,000th model delivered to a loyal and respected contractor in the German market.”

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