Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) has opened a $60 million facility at its Western Australia/Northern Territory headquarters at the Forrestdale Business Park in Perth.
The Perth facility is HCA’s latest developmental milestone in Australia. Since its establishment in 1999, HCA has delivered more than 740 pieces of mining equipment, about 10,000 pieces of construction and forestry equipment, and provided service support at 25 branches around the country.
In 2012, HCA opened its Brisbane facility, which is now the mining operation hub in eastern Australia. According to HCA, the new facility is another developmental milestone to showcase the ongoing pledge that the company has to meeting customer needs nationally and across the globe.
“The land we stand on today spans approximately 104,000 square kilometres and by the time we complete all stages of this project our total investment will be approximately $100 million,” HCA president Yuichi Tsujimoto said.
The facility has also been awarded the Hitachi “Green 21 Award” for excellence for cutting-edge ecoconscious design, utilising solar to generate electricity to lights and computers which are fitted in the roof.
According to HCA, the majority of all non-drinking water is harvested from rainwater, which is collected on site and the building is designed to make best use of natural lighting, cooling and heating.