Planning Minister John Day has welcomed the decision by manufacturing giant Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA) to establish a new $100 million facility at Forrestdale Business Park as a major win for the Armadale area.
Managing Director of HCA, David Harvey, said the new facility will further expand the company’s support capabilities: “The new facility to be built is a strategic investment in our company’s future, and aims to strengthen our ability to deliver the highest level of support to our customers in the Western Australian market as well as further afield.”
Mr Day said the company’s new Australian headquarters would bring 350 employees to the area. The company is the first to buy land in Forrestdale Business Park West, buying a 10ha site, and its decision to relocate to the park and develop a state-of-the-art facility has generated significant private sector interest in a number of other sites in the area. Construction for HCA is slated to begin at the site in April 2014.
“Hitachi is a household name and a major supplier to the State’s mining industry including Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group and BHP Billiton, manufacturing equipment such as dump trucks, dozers, excavators and harvesters,” he said. “The company has outgrown its existing facilities and chose Forrestdale for this development that will enable it to further expand in Western Australia.”
Mr Day said the transformation of Armadale continued to stimulate significant public and private sector investment, creating a sense of excitement about living and working in the area. Forrestdale Business Park consists of more than 300ha of commercial and industrial land
Dara switchboards manufactured main switchboard for Hitachi Machinery , WA . Site main switchboard rated at 2000A and used LEGRAND XL3 4000 enclosure and LEGRAND
switchgear for the project.
Dara switchboards is the proud manufacturer of LV Switchboards for this $100 million facility at Forrestdale Business Park
Supplying the main switchboard for Hitachi Construction Machinery in Perth
When manufacturing giant Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA) announced their intention to establish a new $100 million facility at Forrestdale Business Park in Perth, nobody could have been happier than the then Planning Minister, John Day.
Except for the team here at DaRa, of course, as we had the contract to manufacture the main switchboard through a leading electrical contractor in Perth.
At the time, the Managing Director of HCA, David Harvey, suggested that the new facility would give Hitachi the opportunity to further expand the company’s support facilities, and that it was a ‘strategic investment in our company’s future’.
The aim of the of the facility was to improve their ability to deliver the highest level of support to their customers in the Western Australian market as well as further afield.
By choosing Forrestdale Business Park West for their new Australian headquarters, Hitachi Perth were the first company to buy land at the business park, and their decision to relocate their business to the park and develop a state-of-the-art facility, generated significant interest in other sites in the area from the private sector.
As a major supplier to the State’s mining industry and a number of construction, quarry and forestry companies, Hitachi mainly manufacture equipment such as dump trucks, dozers, excavators and harvesters, and they saw this move to Forrestdale as an opportunity to further expand their operation in Western Australia.
The new site was also expected to attract about 350 workers to the area, to work in both the manufacturing side of the business, and the HCA after-sales support department.
How DaRa Switchboards played our part in the Hitachi’s new Australia headquarters
Back in 2014, we had our own role to play in the development of the new Australian headquarters of Hitachi in Perth, as DaRa Switchboards manufactured the main switchboard for Hitachi Machinery, WA.
The site main switchboard was rated at 2000A and used a high quality LEGRAND XL3 4000 enclosure and LEGRAND switchgear for the project.
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