Engcon and Hitachi strike UK tiltrotator deal

Loading, Hauling & Excavation / October 14, 2020
By Liam McLoughlin
L Lynch Plant Hire is the first customer to receive Hitachi excavators fitted with Engcon tiltrotators
L Lynch Plant Hire is the first customer to receive Hitachi excavators fitted with Engcon tiltrotators

Engcon UK has started a new partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK) to supply the Engcon range of tiltrotators for fitting at HCMUK’s preparation centre in the North East of England.

The partnership will see HCMUK install the tiltrotators on its range of excavators, complete and ready to go to work upon delivery. Customers of Hitachi and Engcon will be offered a full-service solution from the point of order to delivery.

L Lynch Plant Hire is the first customer to receive two Hitachi ZX130LCN-6’s with Engcon tiltrotators installed by Hitachi-trained technicians.

Merrill Lynch, director at Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage, commented: “As the scope and scale of our work increases, so to must the diversity of our excavators.

"Having considered incorporating tiltrotators into our fleet for some time, partnering with Engcon, one of the world’s leading tiltrotator manufacturer, seemed the logical next step.”

Andre Nordström, MD of Engcon UK, said the partnership with HCMUK will provide the companies with the opportunity to increase the productivity and profitability for their mutual customers.

"This is another important step for Engcon and the tiltrotator concept in the UK where we will be able to access Hitachi’s network for sales, service and support throughout the United Kingdom," Nordström added.

David Roberts, CEO at Hitachi Construction Machinery UK, said: “The Hitachi excavator is a market leading machine in its own right, but it becomes a much more versatile tool when you add the Engcon tiltrotator as seen on L Lynch Plant Hire’s two ZX130LCN-6’s; and because it is installed at our machine preparation facility at Newcastle by Hitachi trained engineers, the customer gets peace of mind, knowing it is perfectly matched, tested, and supplied as a complete package right first time, and then supported in the field by our national network in the Product support team.

Roberts added that UK demand for tiltrotators is growing rapidly and the partnership with Engcon puts HCMUK in a position to help meet that demand.

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