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Kobelco named Australia’s top heavy excavator supplier

Kobelco Construction Machinery was the top supplier of heavy excavators in Australia by sales volume in 2023

Kobelco sold more heavy excavator units in Australia last year than any other brand, according to the Construction Equipment Industry Australia sales statistics released by market research group PowerStats.

“Achieving the number one position for sales of heavy excavators in Australia is a significant milestone for Kobelco,” Kobelco Australia’s managing director Paul Torrington says.

“It has been a journey of market share growth over the past five years to achieve this.”

The company says its sole focus on excavators has helped it to be a market leader in quality, performance, durability and efficiency.

Kobelco says 80 per cent of last year’s sales were attributable to repeat buyers, or as referrals from existing customers.

The company’s heavy excavator portfolio in Australia ranges in size from heavy machines small enough for crowded jobsites to excavators suited for larger-scale projects such as quarry applications.

“We have seen strong sales in the 14-tonne class, with nearly one in three machines sold in this class last year in Australia being a Kobelco,” Torrington says.

“The flagship model in this size class is clearly the Kobelco SK135SR-7, which was the number one selling heavy excavator model in Australia in 2023.

“This short radius excavator delivers exceptional performance and operator comfort with its class-leading machine design,” he says.

Kobelco says its excavators are backed up with an expert network of independently owned and operated dealers around Australia.

With factory trained technicians, the latest in diagnostic equipment, special tools, and a comprehensive range of parts on hand, Kobelco says its dealers have the experience and expertise to ensure customers have support when they need it.

“We couldn’t have accomplished our top market share result without the commitment and dedication of our Kobelco dealer network,” Torrington says.

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