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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 its name to Hitachi Construction Machinery UK in 2014.
From the company’s formation to the present day the ethos has been to be the leading name in construction equipment in the UK, by delivering market leading products with national product support.
Within the first year of becoming a Hitachi sub-dealer; distributing Hitachi’s range of hydraulic excavators, the Company was appointed Hitachi’s official UK importer in 1980. In 2004 their Headquarters were relocated from Somerset, and moved to a purpose-built seven acre site at Hebburn, South Tyneside to allow easier and cost effective importation of machines via the North Sea from Amsterdam, Oosterhout and Japan.
Following a £5m investment, the headquarters are now a statement for the values and work ethics that has made Hitachi Construction Machinery synonymous within the construction, quarry and mining industries. The premises provides the platform to continue producing the best machinery, allowing the Company to continue to develop the most forward thinking ideas and turn them into reality.
Today, the company supplies; mini, medium, large and wheeled excavators, wheel loaders, parts, servicing and 24-hour support seven days a week (by pre-arrangement) to the UK and Irish construction industry, with national coverage from its ten depots and appointed sub-dealers in Ireland.
Forty years in the making, their success and ability to stand the test of time have been rewarded with the coveted title of “UK’s number one excavator supplier”.
The Hitachi Group was founded in 1910 by Namihei Odaira, a Japanese electrical engineer who was determined to produce original products and technologies in Japan. Over the years, the Hitachi Group has grown to supply products and services that meet society’s demands across diverse industries.
From humble beginnings, Hitachi is now a respected global infrastructure solutions company with more than 320,000 employees worldwide. Although more than 100 years have passed, Mr. Odaira’s drive to innovate still permeates Hitachi today, with many game-changing products among its achievements.
Today, Hitachi leverages its diverse range of expertise to drive its Social Innovation Business on a global scale. Through its Social Innovation Business, Hitachi aims to refine technologies and develop new ones to meet tomorrow’s challenges, creating value that will last for future generations. Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business is already helping customers reach business goals.
At HCMUK we strive to leave the world a better place through the products we sell, energy saving programs and external philanthropic activities, while also providing a safe and healthy workplace for our people.
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