Hitachi and KTEG form new electric construction machinery company

Published 26/11, 2018 at 10:30

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd has formed an agreement with KTEG Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH, to establish a new company for the development of electric construction machinery, and special application products aimed at the European market.

Hitachi Construction Machinery has long developed electric construction machinery to help reduce negative environmental impact and life cycle costs. The European market now has some of the strictest regulations in the world regarding global warming prevention and low carbon footprints, making electric power becoming increasingly important both for automobiles and construction machinery.

KTEG itself has a wealth of know-how in providing electric construction machinery for the European market.

Behind the agreement is the work KTEG has done developing large demolition specification equipment, and other special application products based on Hitachi Construction Machinery hydraulic excavators.

This expertise has been developed to cater for the specific needs of customers in the European market where it is common for distributors and remodelling companies to develop, and sell, special application products for specifications that cannot be handled by standard models.

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