New Facility Set For Perth

Hitachi invests in Forrestdale to further strengthen its support capabilities

Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCA) recently unveiled plans to build a new state-of-the-art facility in Perth, Western Australia – the most significant investment in key infrastructure to-date, and part of a number of other key investments across Australia.

HCA officially purchased land in June 2013 at Forrestdale Business Park, making it the first land owners in the new greenfield site.

The Forrestdale Business Park is located 28km South-East of Perth, adjacent to the Tonkin Highway. It is accessible to surrounding major industrial areas including Perth Airport, Fremantle Port and Kwinana.

The land covers an area of 100,000m2 with an estimated project expenditure of $100million upon completion. HCA also plans to move 350 employees to the new site.

Managing Director of HCA, David Harvey, said the new facility will further expand the company’s support capabilities.
“The new facility to be built is a strategic investment in our company’s future, and aims to strengthen our ability to deliver the highest level of support to our customers in the Western Australian market, as well as further afield,” he said.

“We are the first company to commit to this Business Park, which will encourage more industry into this growing industrial area of Armadale.”

The facility will feature specialised buildings incorporating the latest in innovative and environmentally-conscious technologies, similar to those adopted within HCA’s recently constructed Brisbane Corporate Support Group facility in Queensland’s Wacol region.

Buildings will include a mining assembly facility for both mining trucks and mining excavators, a re-manufacturing workshop, a purpose-built paint booth, wash bay area, caustic wash and soda blast station. It will also be home to a parts distribution centre, a branch building with comprehensive machine workshop, as well as a dedicated training facility.

A strong partnership has been built with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and Armadale City Council to develop infrastructure in the Forrestdale Business Park.

Planning Minister John Day highlighted HCA’s investment as a major win for the Armadale area and its economic future.

“It has generated a forward momentum with a number of associated businesses already expressing an interest in co-locating with Hitachi,” he said.

Construction is expected to commence in April 2014 with the project scheduled for completion in June 2015.

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