Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) and Whitehaven Coal have maintained a longstanding successful partnership in the Gunnedah region for several years.
This only continues to strengthen, providing incentives for further investment in the region with the opening of a Hitachi facility in Gunnedah earlier this year.
Hitachi Gunnedah provides ongoing parts and service support to the growing population of mining equipment in the region, in addition to supplying new machinery.
It also manages strong relationships not only with Whitehaven Coal, but also other major customers and local industries.
The Gunnedah facility signifies HCA’s commitment for long-term growth within the mining industry and regional New South Wales.
HCA was recently recognised as the “Outstanding Supplier” of the year at the New South Wales Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards.
Whitehaven has nominated Hitachi’s Gunnedah and Muswellbrook branches for the award for its role in assisting the success of the Maules Creek project in New South Wales.
The HCA team services over 90 machines in the area, with Whitehaven Coal owning approximately 65 of these.
“We are investing in new facilities and showing all mining and construction equipment customers that we want to continue our support for their current and planned new fleets of equipment,” HCA general manager of mining Eric Green said.