Hitachi to build new site at Forrestdale West

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia has announced that it will begin building a facility at Armadale’s Forrestdale West Business Park greenfield site.

Construction is slated to begin in April next year at the site, south of Perth and adjacent to the Tonkin Highway, and this will include specialised buildings for:

• Mining assembly facility for both mining trucks and mining excavators;
• Remanufacturing workshop;
• Specialised paint booth, wash bay area, caustic wash and soda blast station;
• Parts Distribution Centre; 
• Branch building including a comprehensive machine workshop; and
• Dedicated training facility.

Hitachi Construction Machinery’s managing director David Harvey said in a statement that, “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."

Hitachi's facility will be the first at the business park, which, according to planning minister John Day, would eventually include 700 business lots

The project’s total cost is estimated at $100 million and will replace the company’s Welshpool facility.