Hyundai Heavy Industries supports rebuilding after Italian earthquakesPublished 16/5 at 15:50
Hyundai Heavy Industries, in collaboration with the construction machinery manufacturer’s Italian dealer Hitex, supplied two machines, for four months free of charge, to help with the clearing and reconstruction in the areas affected by the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on 24 August near Accumoli in central Italy.
Hyundai and Hitex, offered an R60CR-9A crawler excavator and a HL757-9A wheeled loader for four months at no cost.
The machines were delivered to the headquarters of the Fire Brigade of Cittareale on 27 October 2016. The town was home to a wealth of historic buildings, which were almost completely destroyed or seriously damaged by the earthquake. The City vowed not to give up and launched a vigorous reconstruction plan. On 8 November the Mayor Francesco Nelli officially opened a new earthquake resistant school and there are many more ongoing initiatives to help the citizens of Cittareale to return to normality as soon as possible.
The two machines supplied by Hyundai and Hitex have made a worthy contribution to this operation. “Hyundai and Hitex were honoured to be able to contribute to the clean-up and reconstruction of this Italian city by providing two machines. This earthquake has devastated a community, we are proud to have been able to help in a small way and watch with great admiration as these people rebuild their lives and homes,” said Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe managing director Alain Worp.