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Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) NV announces factory-fitted Leica Geosystems solutions for Zaxis-7 excavators

Parul Dubey on February 10, 2022 - in News, Products, Technology

Amsterdam, The Netherlands –  Expanding its range of connected machinery, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) is now offering its Zaxis-7 excavators ranging from 10 to 50 tonnes with factory-fitted 2D and 3D machine control solutions from Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon.  

As the solutions are installed in the Hitachi factory in Amsterdam, customers will benefit from extensive testing to ensure optimum machine calibration, and professional installation.

In addition, customers will be able to choose from several options through their authorised Hitachi dealer and will benefit from a simplified purchasing and delivery process as the financing for both the excavator and the additional Leica Geosystems machine control technology can be combined in a single package. Thanks to this partnership, customers will also benefit from Leica Geosystems hands-on training upon machine delivery. The Leica Geosystems solution is designed and proven to work optimally with Hitachi excavators, improving their lifetime value when OEM-fitted.

Enhanced efficiency and easy to use
Adding Leica Geosystems machine control technology to Hitachi excavators increases efficiency on the job site while lowering running costs, and enables work to be completed on time, on specification, on budget, safely and sustainably. From simple slope grading to blind and submerged cuts, the machine control solution provides operators with an easy-to-use system to rapidly excavate to the reference design. This ensures more uptime and operator satisfaction.

The following factory-fitted options will be available with Hitachi excavators: 2D machine control; 2D ready with 3D bracket and wires, so customers can upgrade to 3D when required; and a complete 3D option. In addition, Hitachi factory-fitted tilt rotator attachments can also be fully integrated into the system. 

“This announcement is in line with HCME’s strategy to shift to digitalisation and provide customised solutions to our customers,” says HCME Solution Linkage Manager Ryo Kurihara. “By taking advantage of a factory-fitted Leica Geosystems solution, operators can start work immediately after machine delivery. Also, owners have peace of mind that the machine control system has been installed and tested, and it will be fully supported by their local Hitachi dealer in conjunction with the local Leica Geosystems specialists.”

Magnus Thibblin, Leica Geosystems Machine Control President, says: “Collaboration is essential to the success of construction projects. We recognise the importance of partnerships and industry cooperation to provide contractors with the latest easily accessible technologies. We are pleased to work with Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) to provide customers with high-standard machine control solutions on Zaxis-7 excavators delivered directly from the factory.”

Ryo Kurihara adds: “HCME is looking forward to offering this new option to customers, which will not only save them time, but also make their Hitachi excavators even more efficient and productive on site. By delivering reliable customer-centric solutions, we aim to become their first-choice solutions provider.”

About HCME

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) is a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM) and was established in 1972 in Oosterhout, The Netherlands. It is responsible for the manufacture, sales and marketing of Hitachi construction equipment throughout Europe, parts of Africa, and Israel.

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 factory 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.

About Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right

Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.


Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Geosystems division provides a comprehensive portfolio of digital solutions that capture, measure, and visualise the physical world and enable data-driven transformation across industry ecosystems.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.


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