Our Travels

28
Feb

Back on track

After being hit particularly hard by the global financial crisis, Portugal is certainly making a welcome comeback if the construction industry is anything to go by. We were privileged to meet two successful companies after a kind invitation from the country’s Hitachi construction machinery dealer, Moviter. Key projects Siro’s new Zaxis-6 excavator is playing a key part in the company’s

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6
Jan

A Nordic adventure

If there’s one country RED always enjoys visiting, it’s Norway. This time, Glenn and Andy were the lucky ones representing Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) in Scandinavia. However, the guys had a busy schedule, with three construction companies to visit. Luckily, they were joined by a long-time friend of RED, the ever-helpful and delightful Jannike from HCME’s authorised Norwegian

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15
Nov

Life’s a beach

Spending a day at the beach in the sunshine in Weston-super-mare might not sound like a hard day’s work, but at RED we’ll do whatever it takes for our client, HCME. When we heard a new Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loader would be helping to build the course for the Weston Beach Race last month, we headed to the coast to see

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24
Oct

Rebuilding Brest

Picturesque quarries are a favourite destination of the RED team. The spectacular Guena granite quarry near Brest in Brittany is no exception. Hitachi’s large Zaxis excavators are among the best products on the market for such challenging working conditions. It is an honour to see them working in their natural rugged habitat. A highlight of the year We are also

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17
Oct

Warehouses of the future

Today, we’re all used to ordering products from around the world, and having them delivered exactly when we need them. However, how many of us actually stop to think about how they arrive at our doorsteps so seamlessly? In support of our client Vanderlande’s new movie campaign, the RED team has been hopping around Europe to see how its state-of-the-art

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13
Oct

The RED team visit three countries in one day…

The RED team had a truly international start to the week before last. We visited the new printers of the customer magazine we produce for our client, HCME. Holzer Druck und Medien is in the picturesque German town of Weiler im Allgäu, close to the Austrian and Swiss borders. After a busy afternoon checking the proofs of Ground Control issue 22, in

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20
Sep

The Iceland Viking Clap!

“If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!” This was the phrase that came to mind when the RED team joined in with the Viking clap in Iceland. The famous football chant was brought to the Euro 2016 football tournament by the fans of shock quarter-finalist Iceland and adopted by other teams’ supporters during the knock-out stages. A happy customer The

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14
Sep

The heroes of Heros

There are so many great reasons we love meeting the customers of Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) at their job sites. Not only are they always knowledgeable and friendly, but they are often working on fascinating projects of real benefit to society. None more so than the dedicated individuals at Heros Sluiskil, located in The Netherlands. Urban mining operations

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7
Sep

Mining matters

It’s not every day you visit an Asian country, let alone one so big that it’s the ninth largest place on the planet and covers more ground than the whole of Western Europe. Forgetting about the obvious links to Borat, Kazakhstan is famed for its vast natural resources. RED was there to visit two amazing mines: SSGPO and Shubarkol Komir

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2
Sep

A life less ordinary

Having previously stayed at a mine in Kyrgyzstan some 4,000m above sea level, I felt that I was relatively well prepared for my latest overnight stay in a remote part of Kazakhstan. After an epic eight-hour drive to the Shubarkol Komir coal mine, travelling cross-country from Karaganda, I can honestly say that this was another incredibly unique experience. The mine

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