Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia assumes distribution of Wenco in Asia-Pacific

May 25, 2015

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (May 25, 2015) — Our relationship with our parent company, Hitachi Construction Machinery(HCM), has just grown stronger with a new exclusive distribution agreement in the Asia-Pacific region. As of April 1, 2015, all Wenco products and frontline technical support services throughout Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Papua New Guinea will be handled directly byHitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA).

Since 2009, Wenco has operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of HCM. Through this arrangement and our acquisition of Automated Positioning Systems last year, we have gained significant ground in Australia thanks to major projects such as Roy Hill, Maules Creek, and Stanwell. With exclusive sales distribution and technical support through HCA, we expect to further increase our foothold in this region.All sales, operations, parts, and support will now occur through HCA's numerous branch offices across the Asia-Pacific region. The Wenco Brisbane facility will continue in operation with a stronger focus on system development, quality assurance, and certified hardware repairs.

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About Wenco International Mining Systems

For over 30 years, Wenco International Mining Systems has worked with mining companies to extract unrealized value. Under this mission, Wenco has developed an integrated suite of solutions to support the digital transformation of the mining industry. Fleet management, asset health, data analytics, and other technologies join together in the spirit of open interoperability and scalability to raise mine productivity and efficiency, lower routine costs, and establish a safe and smooth mining operation.

Wenco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.