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Company Profile

Hitachi Construction Machinery UK Ltd are a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe and are responsible for the supply of excavators, wheel loaders, parts and servicing to the UK and Irish construction industry. Hitachi produces the widest range of hydraulic excavators in the world and are renowned for their high quality, advanced technology, and unrivalled reliability. Formed 50 years ago, we are a market leader in providing safe, high quality, durable and reliable products competitively, on time and anywhere in the UK and Ireland, which is why we have been awarded with the title of the ‘UK’s number one excavator supplier’. We endeavour to exceed customers’ expectations through the provision of excellent lifetime value and consistent service. Our experience ensures that our customer’s needs are met by understanding a customer’s unique requirements and circumstances, with specialists available to share their industry knowledge and guidance on the key sectors we operate within and the product range that we sell.

Our History

From the company’s formation to the present day our ethos has been to be the leading name in construction equipment in the UK, by delivering class leading products with national product support from our 13 depots and appointed sub-dealer in Ireland. Having originally traded under the names Beazer Plant Sales and BM Plant between 1972 and 1993, the company became HM Plant in 1993 before becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe in 2007 and eventually changing our name to Hitachi Construction Machinery UK in 2014. HCMUK headquarters were relocated from Somerset to a purpose-built seven-acre site at Hebburn, South Tyneside. This enabled easier and cost-effective importation of machines via the North Sea from Amsterdam, Oosterhout and Japan. Our HQ is a statement for the values and work ethics that has made Hitachi Construction Machinery synonymous within the construction, quarry and mining industries.


We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2022 and are looking back at our success over five decades while creating a brighter future together with our customers and employees.


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Introduction to our Senior Management

David Roberts


Dave joined HCMUK in April 2018 as CEO. He previously held various roles within an OEM manufacturer of construction & agricultural machinery, and within a large agricultural dealer group at differ...

Andrew Shield


Andrew joined HCMUK in May 2015 as Chief Finance Officer and Company Secretary, after previously working for the Company as Accountant between 2006 and 2011. During his time away Andrew worked as Fina...

Mark Turnham

National Director of Sales & Marketing

Mark started working for the previous dealer HM Plant in 2000 as a salesman in South Wales. Having left the business in 2008 he returned in 2013 to take up the role of Mines and Quarries manager for t...

Stephen Creaser

Director of Product Support

Steve joined HCMUK in July 2014 as Central Service Manager. During his career he has held equipment maintenance roles at every level in the Surface Mining and Construction Industry. Working within an ...

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK)