International

ABAX helps Berge Bygdeservice connect to Global e-Service for simplified fleet management

The 23-year-old Norwegian contractor, Simen Berge, has a high level of expertise beyond his years, driven by his company Berge Bygdeservice’s latest acquisition, a Hitachi ZX65USB-6, and technology available from ABAX. This market-leading software platform enables the new Zaxis-6 range of mini excavators to communicate with Hitachi’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service. This not only simplifies fleet management and maintenance for machine owners such as Simen, but also allows...

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VERONAFIERE POSTPONES SAMOTER, LETEXPO, ASPHALTICA AND B/OPEN

Date changes decided by the Board of Directors: the timing of set-up and logistic operations for these events are incompatible with national and regional dispositions for Covid-19The Board of Directors of Veronafiere SpA met today and acknowledged the impossibility of ensure proper timing for set-up, dismantling and logistics operations for upcoming trade fair events. In relation to the requirements of the ordinance issued by the Ministry of Health and the Veneto Region concerning Covid-19, it w...

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Komatsu Rete Italia at Samoter 2020

In Italy, Komatsu interacts with its clients through Komatsu Rete Italia, a net gathering Komatsu DBs (CIMERTEX ITALIA, CO.M.EDIL, CO.M.E.G, G.I.S. GROUP, MAUGERI MACCHINE, VARINI), dealers, workshops and Nolok rental net, a leading rental company in Italy. Komatsu’s distribution net counts on 40 affiliates, more than 80 service centres in Italy and roughly 700 rental fleet machines; it guarantees all over Italy the needed know-how in terms of Komatsu machines sales and services. Komatsu...

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New Kobelco SK140SRLC-7 delivers exceptional performance, capability andoperator experience through harmonisation

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is pleased to announce the arrival of the SK140SRLC-7 –a 14-tonne excavator that delivers enhanced efficiency and productivity through harmonisation of mechanical power, operation speed and overall machine design. The SK140SRLC-7is of a newgenerationof excavatorsto demonstrate Kobelco’s prowess in excavator design and manufacture. Coupled with modern manufacturing processes and customer feedback, the Japanese manufacturer’sSK14...

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Wheel loader buy-back scheme inspires confidence in Hitachi

A UK-based operational contract management and plant hire services company has purchased two Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loaders for quarrying and bulk handling projects. Both models were supplied to MJ Hickey Plant Hire and Contracts Ltd with a buy-back option from Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV. The first ZW310-6, fitted with 4.5m³ general purpose bucket, was delivered in 2018 and is working in one of England’s largest limestone quarries, located in Leicester. The second mode...

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23° SAMOTER INNOVATION AWARD - THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY TAKES THE STAGE

Thirteen winners in the competition's various categories, plus three special mentions and a special prize for design Hybrid or electric machinery developed for earth moving and various applications in the world of hoisting/lifting. Technologies that improve operator safety and comfort are aspects that can make all the difference on construction sites all over the world. New IT systems and software ensuring better production process efficiency. These are some of the solutions in the limelight a...

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Hitachi Zaxis-6 mini excavator proves powerful and fuel-efficient

One of the first Stage V-compliant Zaxis-6 mini excavators to be delivered in the UK is being utilised on groundworks projects for a West Midlands-based contractor. JLG Groundworks invested in the ZX55U-6 following positive experiences with its Hitachi medium excavators and the recommendation of authorised dealer Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK).The latest addition to its fleet is working on a housing development for Seddon Construction in Powick on the outskirts of Worcester. Ideal for confi...

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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR: GROWTH OF 5 BILLION EUROS FOR TWO-YEAR PERIOD 2020-2021- INVESTMENTS DRIVEN BY RESIDENTIAL AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SECTORS

Estimates analysed by the SaMoTer-Prometeia Outlook in DecemberConstruction investments will grow in the two-year period 2020-2021, albeit at a slower pace than 2019. Overall investments in Italy in 2018 came to more than 139 billion euros and current forecasts for 2019 as a whole suggest a further increase of 3.3%, worth around about 4.5 billion euros: these figures are also likely to improve over the next two years, with expected growth of 2.5 billion euros in 2020 (+1.8%) and 2.4 billion euro...

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Hyundai Construction Equipment names Sungwoo Lee as new Managing Director for Europe

HCEE (Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe) announces the appointment of Sungwoo (SW) Lee as the new Managing Director with effect from 1st December 2019. With over 20 years of service at the Hyundai group, SW Lee brings a longstanding international sales career to Europe. SW Lee replaces mister J.H. Chun who will return to Korea where he will lead the international marketing team of HCE (Hyundai Construction Equipment). Growing profitable market share in Europe is key As of December 1st 2019 ...

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