Large-size Wheel Loaders to Be Supplied to Hitachi Construction Machinery on OEM Basis

Jan. 12, 2010


Tokyo, January 12, 2010 — KCM Corporation, a Kawasaki group company, announced today that it has started supplying its large-size wheel loaders to Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. on an OEM basis for sale in the European market.

KCM and Hitachi Construction Machinery have been working together to develop next-generation wheel loader models that meet new emissions standards as well as to sell Kawasaki wheel loaders in the Japanese market based on their partnership agreement first announced on October 31, 2008. As part of the agreement, KCM will supply three large-size wheel loader models, which have been widely used for aggregate processing and stone crushing purposes as well as in marble quarries, to Hitachi Construction Machinery on an OEM basis. Hitachi Construction Machinery began selling these wheel loaders in the European market via its local subsidiary in January 2010. KCM will take this opportunity to expand its overseas sales channels and boost the profitability of its wheel loader business.

The specifications for the three models supplied to Hitachi Construction Machinery are as shown below.

Model Marketed as model No. Standard bucket capacity Engine output Weight
92ZV-2 ZW330 4.6 m3 242 kW 26.0 t
95ZV-2 ZW370 5.0 m3 268 kW 30.7 t
115ZV-2 ZW550 6.2 m3 360 kW 46.2 t

KCM continues to move forward as it builds a stronger R&D, procurement and sales partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery.