New Komatsu machine fleet for Hawk Group Training Centre


Marubeni-Komatsu Ltd are to partner with the Hawk Group to supply a brand-new fleet of Komatsu construction equipment to work at Hawk’s Safety and Training centre based in  Shropshire.

In addition to their plant hire business, Hawk are a leading provider of plant training in the UK delivering over 5,000 courses every year. With new projects such as HS2 and the Highways England road building program requiring large numbers of additional workers. This investment will enable Hawk to expand their existing facility to assist their customers to ensure we train and upskill new and existing workers in the sector to meet future demand.

The new machine line-up comprises all the very latest Komatsu models including the HB215LC-2 hybrid excavator plus the D61PXi-24 and PC210LCi-11 intelligent Machine Control equipment.  Komatsu were the first to introduce both hybrid and integrated machine control technologies to the market in a drive to increase safety, productivity and efficiency on-site and reduce the environmental impact of construction projects.

The complete line-up

  • HB215LC- 2 hybrid excavator
  • PC210LCi-11 intelligent Machine Control excavator
  • D61PXi-24 intelligent Machine Control bulldozer
  • HM300-5 articulated dump truck
  • WA470-8 wheel loader
  • PC30MR-5 mini excavator

The new machines will enable Hawk to deliver the very best hands-on training at their recently expanded training facility – ensuring their clients receive training on the very latest machines and technology available in the UK.

Paul Allman, Group Board Director at Hawk Group said “We are delighted to receive a new fleet of Komatsu equipment into our school. Our partnership with Marubeni-Komatsu reflects the importance we both see in ensuring the next generation of constructions workers have the opportunity to train on new and innovative equipment. There is a huge shortage of skilled construction workers in the UK.  Through our training school we are able to provide training and accreditations for a wide range of construction courses including machine operators.  The addition of new equipment will enable candidates to receive the best training available and in turn attract more people into the industry.

Mark Carrington, Director at Marubeni-Komatsu, said, “We are delighted to continue our long-term partnership with the Hawk Group.  We recognise the skills and people shortage within the construction industry and are pleased that we can help bridge the skills gap through the supply of these latest Komatsu machines to Hawk’s training centre.”