Delta Force

Some of the Hitachi excavator fleet powering productivity.

Delta Group commenced trading as Delta Demolitions in 1984. Initially operating out of Melbourne, expansion led the company to open offices in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and Queensland. It now specialises across a number of industry divisions encompassing civil construction, demolition, recycling and equipment hire.

From an industry leader in delicate demolition projects, the company has broadened its scope to incorporate Delta Rent, CMA Contracting (recycling), Delta Recycling, Whelan the Wrecker (demolition/excavation) and Streetscapes (civil construction) to deliver comprehensive solutions.

Not only has the Delta Group been involved in projects within the domestic market, their capabilities have also stretched abroad in regions such as Papua New Guinea as well as oil rigs located in the East Timor Sea.

The continual investment in Delta’s workforce and equipment has supported the company’s ability to lead the industry. The joint venture with Boral Recycling in Victoria to reduce landfill and recycle concrete wastage has further cemented Delta’s position in the market to provide innovative recycling and waste management.

A specialised fleet of Hitachi machines are commanding a prominent position on the Delta force. “Our fleet of Hitachi excavators account for 60% of the Delta Group’s total fleet,” said Dominic Santullo, General Manager for Recycling, Purchasing, Transport and Logistics.

Boasting a line-up of Hitachi excavators ranging up to 160 tonnes, the latest additions to the fleet include the delivery of one ZX670LCH-3, four ZX470H-3s, and four ZX350LCH-3s, all of which are operational across Delta projects.

A Hitachi ZX200-3 hydraulic excavator with ripper attachment. Used to break up rocks, stones, concrete and hard ground.

A number of Hitachi excavators have been deployed to the former site of Melbourne’s Royal Dental Hospital in Parkville where the construction of a $1 billion facility is currently in progress as part of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) project. This new site will be home to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and will also feature new cancer research and clinical services for Melbourne Health and The University of Melbourne. The project will aim to accelerate the discovery of new cancer treatments and drive the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care in association with leading cancer specialists.

According to Mr. Santullo, reliability, performance and support were contributing factors for Delta in the decision to continue purchasing Hitachi excavators. “Our fitters from the workshop and field service division always comment on the ease of servicing the Hitachi equipment,” he said.

Due to the nature of Delta’s projects with tight schedules and the demand for productive machinery, power, comfort and fuel efficiency are really impressive features of the Hitachi excavator fleet. “These machines assist us in achieving high production levels as well as reliability on site,” said Mr. Santullo.

Hitachi excavators are being engaged by Delta for demolition applications, civil construction and landscaping, bulk earthworks, contract crushing and recycling, as well as for the purpose of heavy equipment rental.

“Overall, the performance of the machines is very good,” indicated Mr. Santullo. “Whenever we experience issues with our Hitachi machines, the support staff around the country are fantastic and work very hard to have us up and running again.”

Mr. Santullo put forward product support, streamlined delivery of spare parts and machine reliability as the key priorities necessary in supporting Delta’s continued growth and fleet requirements.

“Our relationship with Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia has been long standing, and over the years continues to grow stronger as we work together in supporting our business needs in Australia and across all our divisions.

“Delta is known for its large Hitachi fleet and we are very proud to support this product. Delta would like to thank all the Hitachi Employees and support we receive across the states, and look forward in continuing this relationship for many years to come,” he said.

“Our fleet of Hitachi excavators account for 60% for the Delta Group’s total fleet.”

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