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HM Plant Hitachi invest in an exciting partnership with Coleg Menai

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

HM Plant are delighted to confirm they have made a significant and exciting partnership with Coleg Menai (Menai College) in Wales that will not only benefit the college’s students, but help play a pivotal role in kick-starting the regeneration of the local and regional economy.

Coleg Menai’s newly purpose-built, Heavy Plant Training Centre, based at the Llangefni Campus, have just taken delivery of three brand new, heavy earth moving machines from Hitachi’s new, eco and fuel efficient, dash five range of excavators. Hitachi owned HM Plant have loaned the three machines (including the ZX135US-5, ZX48U-5 and ZX225USR-5) as part of their ongoing commitment to working with local organisations to ensure an effective local supply chain is ready to be employed for major infrastructure projects proposed for Anglesey over the coming years, including the building of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa by Horizon Nuclear Power, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd.

Mr Motsomu Sue, Vice President of HM Plant said: “These machines are fully equipped with Hitachi’s advanced technology in both Hydraulics & Electronics, along with engines featuring the latest environmental emission requirements. Therefore they fit perfectly into Coleg Menai’s commitment to providing the training in technology required for industry now, and in the years to come. Hitachi’s motto is ‘Inspire the Next’, and through our partnership with Coleg Menai, we aim to help inspire the next generation through our technology.”

The high specification machines will be used to train local people in the skills needed to commence work on major construction projects on Anglesey and beyond.

The Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Jeff Cuthbert AM spoke of his admiration for the success of the partnership between public and private sectors: “I’m extremely pleased to see how well the partners have worked together”.

“I am very grateful to Hitachi, through Hitachi Construction Machinery and HM Plant, for their readiness to deliver on commitments to support developments in the region.

“Equipping local people with these skills makes an even stronger case for investment.”