HCA Invests in New Facilities
Company growth drives facility expansion across Australia
Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) is proud to announce the investment in new facilities strategically located across major regions of Australia. As the company continues to experience growth, the need for expansion in facilities is crucial to maintain the delivery of quality service and streamlined access of parts to customers across Australia.
HCA’s expansion plans include major investments in Wacol, Port Hedland, Dalby and Muswellbrook. The Wacol facility is expected to be operational by October 2012. The Port Hedland and Dalby facilities will supply parts, field service and customer support to their respective regions.
The Wacol development in Brisbane is set to be a state of the art facility covering a total land area of 64,000m2. The site will feature a reman facility responsible for the remanufacture of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical components for mining and construction equipment. A specialised assembly facility will also be located on site, which will assemble the Hitachi EH range of electric drive dump trucks, as well as mining excavators and some of the larger construction equipment models.
The new assembly workshop consists of six assembly work stations running from one end of the building to the other. There are two eighty tonne overhead travelling gantry cranes with ten tonne auxiliary cranes capable of lifting the machines from one assembly station to the next and onto transportation in their built-up form as required.
Attached to the side of this assembly workshop is a fully enclosed heated spray booth capable of painting a 360 tonne dump truck.