GB Power Transmission's MD took in a tour of the Hitachi Kanto works, one hour west of Tokyo City during his recent trip to Japan.
Here Hitachi manufactures a wide range of standard and custom built conveyor chain and accessories for some of the industries largest companies.
Chain designed and manufactured in house at the Konto works cover a wide range of industries including sugar, mining, manufacturing and heavy materials handling.
Known in Australia for its range of products for the sugar milling industry Hitachi enjoyed a good reputation for quality and performance in this industry in times of greater local representation.
Many existing Australian mills have had experience with the Hitachi brand for their bagasse conveyor and intermediate carrier chain along with heavy duty offset drive chain for main mill drives.
The visit has encouraged GB Power Transmission who up until now has concentrated solely on the promotions of the Neo SBR roller chains to the other products from Hitachi’s Kanto works.
Hitachi is capable of producing products for the mining industry such as coal handling conveyor chains and accessories. Hitachi’s speciality lies in the ability to take existing applications and custom design improvement to provide dramatically improve chain life.
Although unable to take any pictures whilst visiting the plant GB Power Transmissions managing Director saw various large conveyor chain assemblies for the coal handling, steel manufacturing and cement industry under production.
Promotion of these specialised chain products and Hitachi’s expertise in the field of customer heavy chain design and manufacture will now be on the agenda to GB Power Transmission and its customers.