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HCMUK celebrate 50th anniversary

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Hitachi Construction Machinery UK celebrate five decades in the construction equipment market

HITACHI Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK), one of the leading names in the construction, quarrying, and demolition equipment market, are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

To commemorate this key milestone, several events are scheduled to take place throughout 2022 and promotional materials will be released to mark the anniversary, including a logo (pictured) that has been unveiled to demonstrate the company’s continual progress and highlight the partnerships it enjoys with its employees, machine owners, and operators.

HCMUK have come a long way from the company’s formation in 1972, having originally traded under the names Beazer Plant Sales and BM Plant Between 1972 and 1993. The company then became HM Plant in 1993 before becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe in 2007, with the company eventually changing its name to Hitachi Construction Machinery UK in 2014.

Today, with their headquarters based in Hebburn, HCMUK employ more than 250 people across their 12 nationwide depots and appointed sub-dealer in Ireland.

Looking to the future, the company welcomes the shift to digitalization through its Hitachi Connected Technology department, which offers innovative 3D machine control and special attachment solutions, that are installed to factory standards by manufacturer-trained engineers at HCMUK’s dedicated Product Support depot in the North East.

The company has also recently launched its mixed-fleet telematics system, CTFleet Link, which utilizes both the Hitachi API and a bespoke API developed by HCMUK, giving customers access to a live online portal to monitor the performance and location of not just their Hitachi equipment in real time, but also those of other manufacturers they may have in their fleet.

HCMUK chief executive officer Dave Roberts said: ‘We are all immensely proud to be celebrating this milestone year here at HCMUK. Whilst the company name may have changed a few times, our products and people have been consistent throughout the years, delivering high-quality machines with first-class support to our loyal customers, many of whom have been Hitachi users for generations.

‘No doubt there has been a lot of change over the past 50 years, but the scale and pace of change that we face over the next few years will surpass that. I am very confident that the team at HCMUK is in a strong position to not only adapt to those changes, but to capitalize on them, and continue proving reliable solutions to our customers. Here’s to the next 50 years!’

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