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March 5, 2019

Hyundai adds authorized dealer in the Northeast

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, based in Norcross, Georgia, has announced the expansion of its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Butler Equipment LLC. Butler Equipment, a family-owned and operated outdoor power product supplier based in West Hartford, Connecticut, will offer Hyundai Construction Equipment at its retail location. Hyundai says the company will be a valued addition to its Northeast territory.

With the addition of this dealership, Hyundai’s North American network now includes more than 70 dealerships operating in about 150 locations, offering sales, service and parts for the full line of Hyundai excavators, wheel loaders, compaction rollers and other construction equipment.

According to Hyundai, its sales, service and parts teams deliver regular product and service training to ensure dealer partners are able to provide support to meet the growing business needs of Hyundai Construction Equipment customers.

Okada, Rotar partner in North America

Okada America Inc., Clackamas, Oregon, and Rotar International BV, based in the Netherlands, have formed a joint alliance between their demolition attachment businesses in the North American marketplace. The agreement went into effect Jan. 1.

The joint alliance was created to offer customers more options in demolition, recycling and scrap yard attachments, according to an Okada press release. The joint alliance will strengthen the companies’ ability to service existing and future customers.

Okada will provide sales, service, parts and warranty support for Rotar products and will continue to support the existing population of Okada products in the field.

“We are very pleased to team up with Rotar International BV and to be adding Rotar products to complement our existing line of attachments,” says Okada President Jim Brown. “Rotar’s demolition, recycling, scrap handling and mobile shear products are field-proven for performance and reliability, and they are backed by Rotar’s years of quality manufacturing experience.”

“We are very excited to be joining forces with Okada, which has been a leader in the attachment industry for more than two decades,” says Louis Broekhuizen, the commercial director of export for Rotar International BV. “Okada has a great reputation, and we are proud to be involved in this joint alliance.”

Through a network of more than 200 distributors in the United States and Canada, Okada offers a complete line of excavator, loader/backhoe, skid-steer, track, compact utility loader and mini-excavator mounted attachments, including breakers (TOP Series and ORV Series), crushers, demolition shears, pulverizers, processors, grapples, compactors (OAC Series) and screening buckets, along with a Pedestal Rock Breaker Boom System line.

Rotar International BV is a manufacturer of products for the demolition, recycling and scrap markets, as well as a supplier of hydraulic attachments for those industries.

AMCS acquires Recy Systems

AMCS, Limerick, Ireland, a supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste and recycling industry, has acquired Recy Systems AG, Germany.

Recy’s customers include some of the world’s largest and most complex recycling companies, AMCS says in a news release announcing the purchase. The acquisition will add 600 customers from across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa to AMCS’ roster, taking the company’s total customer base to more than 2,400 worldwide.

In addition to growing its market share in the German market, AMCS says the acquisition will support its continued development of a best-in-class global solution for the metal recycling industry. It also will contribute to developing AMCS’ platform used by the wider waste, recycling and resource management sector, maximizing efficiency and increasing profitability.

According to AMCS, its existing portfolio will be further strengthened by the addition of Recy’s suite of software, including its functionality for managing complex stock inventory and valuation requirements.

MetalX completes E-Crane installation

MetalX, headquartered in Waterloo, Indiana, has completed the installation of E-Crane Worldwide’s 1000 Series Model EC7317 PD-E at its new greenfield site in Delta, Ohio.

In August 2017, MetalX announced plans to invest more than $50 million to build a 60-acre greenfield processing plant in Delta across the street from North Star BlueScope’s flat-rolled steel mill. MetalX reports that the greenfield facility is expected to handle more than 500,000 tons per year and employ more than 80 people, with future growth plans targeting 700,000 tons per year and employ more than 125 people.

E-Crane Worldwide connected with MetalX in the fall of 2017 to discuss the installation of an E-Crane. The company offers equilibrium cranes, which use about 10 percent of the energy required by diesel-driven cranes or about a third of the energy required by traditional electric-driven cranes.

“Any time a company builds a greenfield project, you’re on the lookout for the greatest technology,” says Steven Osborne, CEO of E-Crane USA. “The MetalX management team is serious about finding the right technology to fit this new application, especially focused on what is available from the shredder to downstream. They really studied to see what the best pieces of equipment were for that Delta operation.”

Osborne says MetalX ordered the E-Crane 1000 Series Model EC7317 PD-E last year for its Delta facility and the crane was delivered in September 2018 and installed in December 2018. The company plans to have the crane feed its 5,000-horsepower mega shredder.

Osborne says the company began using the 1000 Series Model EC7317 PD-E late in 2018 to start stockpiling and moving scrap around before the shredder begins operation in March 2019.

The E-Crane 1000 Series Model EC7317 PD-E has a maximum outreach of up to 104 feet and a maximum duty cycle capacity of about 11 tons. It can feed shredders at a rate of up to 300 tons per hour, and it stockpiles scrap up to 90 feet high.

Sierra acquires Wolf Pack Enterprises

Bakersfield, California-based Sierra International Machinery has announced the acquisition of Wolf Pack Enterprises, a heavy equipment service provider based in New Jersey, and the establishment of the Sierra East Coast Service Center. Wolf Pack Enterprises has been the preferred contract service provider for Sierra equipment since 2012, the company says.

“We are excited to expand the reach of our phenomenal service department and the support they provide,” says John Sacco, president and owner of Sierra International Machinery. “Wayne and his team have been a tremendous asset to Sierra over these past several years, and I have the utmost confidence in their knowledge and ability to continue providing the service and support that our customers want and need.”

“This move has been a long time coming,” says Wayne Wolf, owner and operator of Wolf Pack Enterprises. “We’ve been doing contract work for Sierra as a service provider for over six years, and this relationship will allow us to continue providing the outstanding service that my team and Sierra already provide but on a larger and better scale.”

Wolf and his team will work in coordination with the Sierra Service department, overseen by Doug Barnett, general service manager. Wolf will manage the Sierra East Coast Service Center resources, training and dispatching of technicians for machine installations and support for Sierra customers.

NRE announces joint venture with India manufacturer

Texas-based Newell Recycling Equipment (NRE) has announced a joint venture with Advance Hydrau-Tech PVT Ltd., an India-based baler, shredder and shear manufacturer.

NRE President Scott Newell III says Advance Hydrau-Tech is licensed to sell and manufacture Newell products, such as shredders, to the market in India and surrounding countries.

Owned by Sudhir Gupta and his son, Mukund Gupta, Advance Hydrau-Tech has been “one of the major suppliers of shears and balers in India and surrounding countries for more than 35 years,” NRE says.

The manufacturer has supplied more than 7,000 pieces of equipment to the market since its inception. NRE says the joint venture will help it sell products to all parts of the world.