Production Delay Caused by Typhoon

Typhoon Hagibis Japan 2019

In early October, Typhoon Hagibis, the most severe typhoon to reach Japan in decades resulted in the tragic loss of many lives. Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd offers its sincere condolences to all those affected.

In addition to the tragic loss of life, Typhoon Hagibis also caused extensive wind and flood damage throughout many regions of Japan. Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) continues to work with local authorities to assist where they can.

HCM was fortunate in that it did not sustain damage to its production facilities, however there are a number of suppliers that feed HCM’s production facilities who have been impacted to varying degrees.

At this stage HCM believes the existing parts inventory will ensure the impact to parts supply for existing Hitachi machines will be negligible. There may however be an impact to the production of new equipment for some of the models in the Hitachi product range and this is predominately within the construction product group. Due to the scale of our network, and the sporadic damage caused, HCM are still quantifying the total impact.

HCM is currently working closely with all of our suppliers to better understand the supply situation, and where practical HCM are providing additional resources to suppliers to expedite the return to full production.

HCA and HCM will work tirelessly to minimise the impact to our customer base, and we will continue to provide updates as and when we have notable information to share.

HCA thank you for your understanding on this matter.

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