1 December 2021

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

Hitachi Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK), a leading name in the construction, quarrying and demolition equipment market are delighted to have worked in partnership with Balfour Beatty as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), with Hitachi Ltd being a Principal Partner.

The COP26 summit has brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Balfour Beatty have been showcasing a number of innovative ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint at their Sustainable Evolution Showcase event, based at Shotts in Glasgow, with Hitachi Construction Machinery UK providing a highly spec’ed Hitachi ZX135US-7, which will help the construction company move towards their goal of a zero-carbon construction site.

The ZX135US-7 that has been supplied is no ordinary machinery. In addition to the latest Stage V engine and latest TRIAS III pump technology that is standard on the machine, it was also equipped with semi-automated Leica Geosystems machine control, Xwatch 5 height and slew limiter, Hitachi’s real-time CT fleet link telematics system, and fuelled with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel; demonstrating that HCMUK can help to pave the way for sustainability today.

David Roberts, CEO at HCMUK said: “All of these separate items combined reduce emissions while the machine is running, and increase productivity and efficiency to minimise running time, which results in a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of a job site.”

Globally, Hitachi Construction Machinery UK are also developing zero emission battery-powered machines and alternative fuelled products with ultra low emissions, to ensure that the industry can meet the net zero targets being set out by many nations around the world.