Delta Group have raised their company scale from big to massive, with a recent order of 26 Hitachi excavators to their already large fleet of Hitachi equipment.
The army of machines will tackle the below projects over the next 12 months across Australia. General Manager for Recycling, Purchasing, Transport and Logistics, Dominic Santullo says Delta choose the Hitachi brand because of the proven reliability, power, performance and comfort to our operators that the machines ensure.
- Heavy Lifting of Structural Elements
- Demolition of 15,000k of structural steel
- Major Structural Demolition
- Demolition Programme completed within 4 months
- Bulk & Detailed Excavation
- Civil Programme completed within 9 months
- Crushed 48,000 tons demolished concrete onsite
- Bulk excavation of 65.000 m(3)
- Detailed excavation of 20.000 m(3) of material
Commencing trading as Delta Demolitions in 1984, the company initially operating out of Melbourne, expansion led the company to open offices in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and Queensland. It now specialises across a number of industry divisions encompassing civil construction, demolition, recycling and equipment hire. From an industry leader in delicate demolition projects, the company has broadened its scope to incorporate Delta Rent, CMA Contracting (recycling), Delta Recycling, Whelan the Wrecker (demolition/excavation) and Streetscapes (civil construction) to deliver comprehensive solutions.
The continual investment in Delta’s workforce and equipment has supported the company’s ability to take on major projects across Australia such as Brisbane Casino Tower in Queensland, Leichardt Green & BHP HBI Plant in New South Wales, Toorak Park, Monash University and Amcor in Victoria.
The acquired fleet of Hitachi machines are commanding a prominent position on the Delta force. “Our fleet of Hitachi excavators account for 85% of the Delta Group’s total fleet,” said Dominic.
A number of Hitachi excavators operated on the contract at the former site of Melbourne’s Royal Dental Hospital in Parkville where the construction of a $1 billion facility is currently in progress as part of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) project, with a completion date nearing to the end of next year. This new site will be home to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and will also feature new cancer research and clinical services for Melbourne Health and The University of Melbourne. The project will aim to accelerate the discovery of new cancer treatments and drive the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care in association with leading cancer specialists.
Due to the nature of Delta’s projects with tight schedules and the demand for productive machinery, Mr. Santullo says ‘Power, comfort and fuel efficiency are really impressive features of our Hitachi excavator fleet. These machines assist us in achieving high production levels as well as reliability on site.’
Hitachi excavators are being engaged by Delta for demolition applications, civil construction and landscaping, bulk earthworks, contract crushing and recycling, as well as for the purpose of heavy equipment rental. “Overall, the performance of the machines is very good,” indicated Mr. Santullo. “Whenever we experience issues with our Hitachi machines, the support staff around the country are fantastic and work very hard to have us up and running again,” he said.
“Our relationship with HCA has been long standing, and over the years continues to grow stronger as we work together in supporting our business needs in Australia and across all our divisions,” he said. Delta is known for its large Hitachi Fleet and we are very proud to support this product. Delta would like to thank all the Hitachi Employees and support we receive across the states, and look forward in continuing this relationship for many years to come