Keestrack enters Japanese market
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The Keestrack K4e full hybrid scalper
Mobile processing technology specialist Keestrack has entered the Japanese market after signing an agreement with local company JCE.
Based in Kanagawa near Tokyo, JCE now distributes Keestrack’s whole range of tracked mobile crushers and screens and provides full customer service through its nationwide aftersales network.
The JCE offering for the recycling industries consists of mobile processing plants and attachments for organic and mineral waste. These include shredders, crushers, screens and stackers for both highly mobile urban applications and semi-stationary production on stock yards or recycling centres. Its product portfolio covers Japanese brands and leading international manufacturers.
“The Japanese mineral recycling industry is one of the most advanced sectors worldwide attaining recycling rates of over 90% in almost all typical construction waste categories," said Michael Brookshaw, global distributor manager of the Belgium-based Keestrack Group.
He added that technical and environmental standards in the country are high, resulting in a very competitive market situation for both local and global manufacturers.
JCE general manager Yuji Yoshisako commented: “Japanese customers are very quality-conscious and have a great appreciation for state-of-the-art technologies. With Keestrack we meet both demands and throughout all product families, which makes us now to the one-stop-shop for smaller, medium-sized and even large recycling contractors, requiring over 600tonnes/hour in combined processing lines.”
Yoshisako said the advanced Keestrack hybrid and electric plug-in drive concepts are a key selling point to customers, offering fuel savings of up to 30% in standalone diesel-electric operation, while supplying power to a secondary screener or stacker.
"Switched to grid – as then full-electric units – Keestrack plants save up to 70% on energy costs compared to conventional diesel-hydraulic drive and allow emission-free operation in urban districts or sensitive areas,” he added.
A full hybrid tracked mobile Keestrack K4e scalper made its Japanese market debut on JCE’s stand at the 27th New Environmental Exposition Tokyo in May this year. The K4e is one of seven models of Keestrack’s scalper programme, ranging from 150tonnes/hour (K2) to 1200tonnes/hour (K8). All seven scalper models are now available in full hybrid plug-in ‘e’-version – a first for a full OEM scalper range.
Since 2017 JCE has been part of Hiroshima Hino Motors, one of Japan’s largest distributors for medium and heavy duty trucks.