Swiss recycling plant relies on Hitachi workhorse
TIB Recycla SA (TIB) has selected a new Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loader to be its main workhorse at the company’s new recycling centre in the district of Lugano, Switzerland. The machine was supplied to TIB with a five-year/6,000-hour extended warranty and service contract by the country’s official Hitachi dealer Probst Maveg.
The plant – located within the municipality of Mezzovico-Vira was completed in August 2017. The ZW310-6 is being utilised on site to drive up the steep ramp and feed the machine with freshly delivered materials. Its other main task is to load delivery trucks with finished aggregates for onward transportation by road or rail.
TIB was established in 2014 as a partnership between three companies: Toggenburger, Implenia and Bizzozero. The purpose of TIB’s new facilities is to provide the construction industry with the opportunity to dispose of excavated and demolished materials, and acquire the recycled aggregates for reuse in building and other projects across Switzerland.
The medium wheel loader was delivered in the third quarter of 2017, along with three Hitachi medium excavators – a ZX240-5, ZX135US-6 and ZX300-6. TIB was happy to invest in the new machinery, owing to the reliability of the equipment and the relationship it shares with Probst Maveg. “Hitachi is strong in this region and the most important element for us is the exemplary service,” says TIB’s Director Roberto Bizzozero.
“We benefit directly from our dealer’s top quality approach, and enjoy a friendly business relationship and high level of professionalism with our main point of contact. The ZW310-6 is working for around 15 hours per day, so it has to be reliable. Apart from preferring the orange Hitachi colour, we highly appreciate the quality associated with the brand and the high resale value.”
An impressive acquisition
Despite working with another manufacturer over the past 30 years, Roberto has enjoyed 15 years of Hitachi ownership even more: “We opted for the ZW wheel loader due to the total cost of ownership, driven by its low fuel consumption, as well as the high price/quality ratio.”
Operator Damiano Alberton has also been impressed with TIB’s new acquisition: “The driving position in the ZW310-6 is perfect – the best one I have experienced – and the noise levels in the cab are low. In addition, the visibility is ideal for both feeding the recycling installation and loading trucks with the finished materials. The power and torque of the engine are also excellent for travelling up the steep ramp.”