Global news: Hitachi UK and Engcon join forces

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Engcon UK and Hitachi Construction Machinery UK has announced a new partnership to supply and fit Engcon tiltrotators at Hitachi’s preparation centre in the North East of England.

Global news: Hitachi UK and Engcon join forces
L Lynch Plant Hire recently added a Hitachi ZX130LCN-6 excavator with Engcon tiltrotator to its fleet.

The partnership will see Hitachi Construction Machinery UK install the tiltrotators on its 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.

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

"As the scope and scale of our work increases, so to must the diversity of our excavators," L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage Director Merrill Lynch says.

"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."

Engcon UK Managing Director Andre Nordström says Engcon is pleased to announce the creation of a non-exclusive agreement with Hitachi Construction Machinery UK.

"We will both have the opportunity to increase the productivity and profitability for our mutual customers," he says.

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

Hitachi Construction Machinery UK CEO David Roberts says forging this partnership with Engcon is another key development in its strategy going forward.

"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-6’s," he says.

"Because it is installed at our machine preparation facility at Newcastle by Hitachi trained engineers, the customer gets peace of mind, knowing it is 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.

"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."

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