Norwegian first for Farbu & Gausen
Company looks to the future with first two Hitachi ZX300LC-7 crawler excavators in Norway
NORWAY’s first two Hitachi ZX300LC-7 excavators have been delivered to Inderøy-based Farbu & Gausen AS by the country’s national Hitachi dealer, Nasta AS. The machines were transported from Larvik, in the south of Norway, in early June in a deal that continues a productive partnership between both companies dating back to 2001.
Officially founded in 1998, Farbu & Gausen can trace their roots back to 1935 when general manager Even Gausen’s grandfather purchased his first bulldozer. Since 1998, the company has continued to grow and now boasts a wide selection of Hitachi excavators and wheel loaders.
Mr Gausen is clear on the advantages of working with Hitachi: ‘Reliability and operational safety are highly important to us, and Hitachi machines allow us to benefit from minimal downtime. All in all, the Hitachi excavators are versatile, cost-effective and always ready for action.
‘We had already purchased a ZX300LC-6 from Nasta and were very pleased with how it performed, so when two existing Hitachi excavators were ready to be replaced, it made sense to order the two new Zaxis-7 machines.
‘The ZX300LC-7s have only been with us for a short time but I have already been impressed by them and I’m delighted to see that Hitachi are continuing to develop their machinery in the best way possible.’
Nasta’s sales representative, Trond Viktor Meland, said: ‘It is fantastic that such a loyal and professional Hitachi customer gets to benefit from this landmark ‘first’. Given Even’s strong commitment to employee satisfaction, it’s extremely pleasing to know that his operators will be working with such innovative and exciting technology.
‘Hitachi have really brought the end-user into focus when developing the new Zaxis-7 series, and the reaction from Farbu & Gausen’s operators – Tore Sæther and Jon Arne Olafsen – was superb. They were delighted to have the honour of driving Norway’s first ZX300LC-7s and are certainly looking forward to putting the new medium-size excavators to the test.’