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HCMUK and Engcon strike a deal

Hitachi Engcon

Hitachi Construction Machinery UK partner with one of the world’s leading tiltrotator manufacturers

HITACHI Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK) have announced a new partnership with Engcon to supply and fit their range of tiltrotators at HCMUK’s state-of-the-art preparation centre in the North East.

L Lynch Plant Hire are the first to receive two Hitachi ZX130LCN-6’s with Engcon tiltrotators installed by Hitachi-trained technicians.

Merrill Lynch, director at Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage, commented: ‘As the scope and scale of our work increases, so to must the diversity of our excavators. Having considered incorporating tiltrotators into our fleet for some time, partnering with Engcon, one of the world’s leading tiltrotator manufacturer, seemed the logical next step.’

The partnership will see HCMUK install the tiltrotators on their range of excavators, complete and ready to go to work upon delivery, offering customers of Hitachi and Engcon a full-service solution from the point of order, to delivery.

David Roberts, chief executive officer of HCMUK, commented: ‘Forging this partnership with Engcon is another key development in our strategy to be the class-leading solutions provider.

‘The Hitachi excavator is a market-leading machine in its own right, but it becomes a much more versatile tool when you add the Engcon tiltrotator, as seen on L Lynch Plant Hire’s two ZX130LCN-6s.

‘And because it is installed at our machine preparation facility in Newcastle by Hitachi-trained engineers, the customer gets peace of mind, knowing it’s perfectly matched, tested and supplied as a complete package right first time, and then supported in the field by our national network in the product support team.

Unsurprisingly, UK demand for tiltrotators is growing rapidly and we are now in a position to help meet that demand thanks to this partnership, and so our customers, old and new, can specify Engcon with their Hitachi machines, which is a formidable combination.’

Andre Nordström, managing director of Engcon UK, said: ‘We are pleased to announce the creation of a non-exclusive agreement with Hitachi Construction Machinery UK, whereby we will both have the opportunity to increase the productivity and profitability for our mutual customers.

‘This is another important step for Engcon and the tiltrotator concept in the UK, where we will be able to access Hitachi’s sales, service and support network across the country.’

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