Hitachi contracts Mecalac to build compact loaders

Hitachi Construction Machinery outsources manufacture of compact articulated wheeled loaders

Hitachi's ZW75 compact articulated wheeled loader.
Hitachi's ZW75 compact articulated wheeled loader.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) has signed the manufacture of its own-brand compact articulated wheeled loaders over to Mecalac, to be built at the French manufacturer’s wheeled loader plant in Büdelsdorf, Germany.

The agreement covers three loaders: the ZW65-6, ZW75-6 and ZW95-6, which operating weights from 4.9t to 5.4t, which will be sold through HCME’s authorised dealer network.

The Hiatchi loaders have a self-stabilising articulated pendulum joint that increases their stability, and a 100% differential lock in the front and rear axles that can be engaged on demand. Each model is also equipped with a single boom for improved visibility on busy sites.

Moriaki Kadoya, HCME president and CEO, said, “HCME is continuously striving to offer the most reliable solution to our existing and prospective customers across all of our European territories. This will provide Hitachi customers with the best technology in this market sector in combination with the consistently high level of after-sales support supplied by HCME’s dealer network.”

Henri Marchetta, Mecalac Group president and CEO, added, “This range of articulated wheel loaders has been continuously updated and offers the best design on the market. For Mecalac, this cooperation with HCME recognises the technical level of these products, an emphasis on the environment and operator safety, and the overall quality of our production capabilities.”

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