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  • 10 May 2021 Kobelco extends its line-up in the 50-tonne class with the introduction of two new models

    Next generation Kobelco giants Kobelco extends its line-up in the 50-tonne class with the introduction of two new models Innovation is at the heart of Kobelco philosophy – developing its excavators to suit the ever-increasing demands of the customer has been a key part of the Japanese manufacturer’s 90-year success. It is this continual innovation...

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  • 21 Apr 2021 Kobelco SK850LC-10E joins the Karl Group fleet for tough demolition project

    The SK850LC-10E is Kobelco’s giant – the biggest in its European excavator line-up! Driven by a powerful Hino engine, the machine delivers superior strength and performance via an uprated specification of 2,120 Nm of torque and 380 kW of power, and what better way to demonstrate the SK850LC-10E’s mighty power than on a demolition jobsite?...

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  • 06 Apr 2021 PAYEN and KOBELCO: A Promising Distribution Agreement

    As of April 2021, PAYEN becomes the new distributor of the hydraulic excavator of the KOBELCO brand in an expanded territory including for the departments of the region Isle-de-France, Oise (60) Ardennes (08), Marne (51), Dawn (10), Southern Aisne (02) and North Haute-Marne (52). The PAYEN Group, a major player in the field of public...

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  • 31 Mar 2021 Kobelco celebrating 90th anniversary

    Ninety years of innovation and excellence While it’s true that 2020 has presented some unprecedented global challenges, it is also a year of celebration for Kobelco Construction Machinery (KCM). This year marks 90 years since the manufacturer created Japan’s first electric mining shovel in 1930, an innovation that would go on to have a significant...

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  • 25 Mar 2021 Kobelco launches SK380SRLC its largest Short Radius excavator

    A new Short Radius heavyweight champion Kobelco launches its largest Short Radius excavator in the 38-tonne segment Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V (KCME) is pleased to announce the launch of its largest Short Radius (SR) excavator into the 38-tonne segment. Weighing in at over 36 tonnes, the SK380SRLC now leads the way as one of...

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  • 24 Mar 2021 Kobelco CKE900G plays central role in delivering TBM launch pad for Align JV’s High Speed 2 contract

    Kobelco CKE900G plays central role in delivering TBM launch pad for Align JV’s High Speed 2 contract A Kobelco CKE900G-2 crawler crane on-hire from Dartford-based crane rental company Hawks, has played a key role in delivery of the tunnel-boring machine (TBM) ‘launch pad’ for the UK’s prestigious, £98 billion High Speed 2 line (HS2), as...

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  • 10 Feb 2021 Molson extends Kobelco mini excavator range to Scottish customers

    Mini excavators are particularly important to the Kobelco line-up. Although used frequently for landscaping and utilities, they also have an important job to do as support on larger construction and demolition projects. Understanding the significant role mini excavators have to play on construction jobsites, Kobelco authorised dealer, Molson Young Plant Sales, has added Kobelco mini...

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  • 09 Feb 2021 Sustainable growth for the German market

    Despite a difficult year for the construction industry, 2020 was a year of stabilisation for Kobelco, and in particular, for the German market.  “Like all of our competitors in the individual market segments of light to heavy crawler excavators, the coronavirus crisis hit us very suddenly in the first quarter of 2020,” explains Hanns Renz,...

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  • 27 Jan 2021 Kobelco Construction Machinery expands operations across Italy

    Japanese manufacturer continues to strengthen dealer network in Europe While 2020 has been no ordinary year, Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) has worked hard to continue pursuing opportunities for growth in key European markets. With this in mind, the Japanese manufacturer is pleased to announce its expansion of operations in Italy, including the addition...

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  • 05 Jan 2021 Kobelco Used Crane Finder now available at kobelco-europe.com

    Kobelco Cranes is pleased to announce the launch of the Kobelco Used Crane Finder at https://www.kobelco-europe.com/used-crane-services/. Initially launched earlier this year, the service is designed to help connect Kobelco Cranes’ customers who are looking to buy or sell a crane, with potential buyers and sellers across the EAME (Europe, Africa and the Middle East) region....

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