Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV is responsible for the manufacture, sales and marketing of Hitachi construction equipment throughout Europe and parts of Africa.The company employs more than 600 people.

Hitachi produces the widest range of hydraulic excavators in the world, ranging from one-tonne minis to 800-tonne mining excavators. Every single model delivers a smooth and productive performance, and is comfortable, safe and reliable. In addition to excavators, HCME also supplies wheel loaders, rigid dump trucks and other construction equipment for special applications.

Successful operations at its European factories are allowing HCME to fulfil its business strategy and increase market share in each of its key markets. The company’s mission to ‘think global, act local’ is reflected in its focus on customer needs and the Hitachi brand values associated with innovation and technology.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM) has always been at the forefront of innovation in the construction industry. Established in Japan in 1970, it released the world’s first fully hydraulic crawler crane, the KH150, a year later. Its origins date back to 1949, with the introduction of the Hitachi U05, Japan’s first mechanical excavator.

These firsts have continued over the decades, with HCM’s expanding product line encompassing mini and ultra-large excavators, wheel loaders and crawler cranes. Subsidiaries, sales companies and joint ventures for production have expanded the company’s international presence. Today, HCM is a global full-line supplier of construction equipment, and the third largest construction machinery manufacturer in the world.