Hitachi Construction Machinery UK excited to play a role in the sustainability of the future

Hitachi Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK), a market leader in construction, quarrying and demolition equipment, is delighted to have partnered with Balfour Beatty on the United Nations Conference on Change (COP26), with Hitachi Ltd as the main partner.

The COP26 summit brought together the parties to accelerate action towards the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Balfour Beatty showcased a number of innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint at their Sustainable Evolution Showcase event, based at Shotts in Glasgow, with Hitachi Construction Machinery UK providing a highly specialized Hitachi ZX135US-7, which will help the construction company is moving towards its goal of a zero carbon site.

The included ZX135US-7 is no ordinary machine. In addition to the latest Stage V motor and the latest TRIAS III pump technology which is standard on the machine, it was also fitted with a Leica Geosystems semi-automatic machine control, Xwatch height and tilt limiter. 5, Hitachi’s real-time CT telematics system. , and fed with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel; demonstrating that HCMUK can help pave the way for sustainability today.

David Roberts, CEO of HCMUK, said: “All of these separate elements combined reduce emissions while the machine is running and increase productivity and efficiency to minimize uptime, resulting in a significant reduction in downtime. carbon footprint of a construction site. “

Globally, Hitachi Construction Machinery UK is also developing zero-emission battery-powered machinery and ultra-low-emission alternative fuel products, to ensure that the industry can meet the net zero targets set by many countries around the world. worldwide.

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