AWJ expands with Hitachi

Hitachi support AWJ to deliver on a large industrial subdivision which will provide further logistical support to an ever growing region.

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia Pty Ltd (HCA) is renowned for providing a specialist range of reliable solutions to the construction industry. This is particularly true with the ZX360LCH-5 Hitachi mid-size excavator assigned to a significant industrial subdivision in Eastern Creek – Sydney, where the contractor needed a reliable and cost-effective earthmoving solution. 

AWJ Civil based in Western Sydney recently took delivery of their new ZX360LCH-5 joining a Hitachi family including a ZW330-5 wheel loader, ZX17U-5 mini excavator and two mid-size excavator’s the ZX85USB-5 and ZX360LC-5. Both the ZX360LCH-5 and ZW330-5 are now working in conjunction together on the landmark EC5 project delivering on behalf of their client Frasers Property Australia. 

The project commenced in June 2017, this industrial subdivision will be vital in providing further logistical support to an ever growing region. The notable project features include the site area – 26 Ha, bulk earthworks – 450,000 m3 (423,000m3 completed to date), 1800m stormwater, cast in-situ pits of up to 6m deep, 1 kilometre of council road works, 8,500m2 of basin works and 4,500m2 of retaining walls across 8 walls (1500m2 were completed in September alone). 

Since putting the machinery to work, Craig Dunn AWJ’s Operations Manager comments it’s been the right fit for the project so far, “Overall, the ZX360LCH-5 is the perfect solution for our needs, as it does every aspect of the job very well. I’m more than satisfied with the level of productivity and I know that we will be able to get even more from this machine over time,” he said.  

“I have worked with many machines over the years, but this is the one that I like operating the most,” says Andy Maddock, AWJ’s site operator after the completion of 157 working hours. “It’s easy to manoeuvre and allows me to quickly assess the weight of the load in case there’s too much weight in the bucket. Otherwise, it just works like a normal excavator!

“I am happy to be operating this machine every day on such a challenging job site. The cab is very spacious yet comfortable, quiet inside and out compared to other models on site,” continues Andy.  

Otherwise specialising in large earthworks, remediation and commercial subdivisions, AWJ was established over 30 years ago as a family owned and operated company. “Today boasting over 100 employees, our ethos of striving to exceed client expectations of quality, time and cost is a firmly concreted foundation,” said Martin O’Connell Managing Director of AWJ Civil. 

Delivering over 2 million square meters of civil works in the last 2 years, AWJ has established itself as being a trustworthy project partner known for the highest level of service, commitment and value engineered turnkey solutions.

“We have dedicated engineers supported by an experienced team of AWJ senior managers who are devoted to collaboratively delivering on multifaceted projects in an open and honest way. This approach is utilised in all facets of our business decisions particularly when it comes to choosing partners to supply machinery to deliver on multi-million dollar projects such as Eastern Creek,” said Martin. 

“The commitment shown by Hitachi for after-sales service and support are key to our decision in moving forward with Hitachi equipment for future projects in business.”

Hitachi Excavator ZAXIS 360

Above. Sales representative Barry Cahill, Manager - Shared Services Rick Moledo, Managing Director AWJ Martin O’Connell, AWJ Site Operator Andy Maddock.   

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