Contractor invests in ‘new demolition concept’

By Steve Ducker02 May 2022

A British contractor believes it has created a “new demolition concept” after investing in a Hitachi Kteg KMC600P-7 excavator as part of a £2.6 million (US$3.3 million) investment in plant, vehicles and premises.

AR Demolition, based in Leicestershire in the English midlands, says the excavator, along with crane technology, will add three quick release arms to reduced downtime on site and provide greater efficiency on projects requiring a 34 m (112 ft) high reach machine.

AR Demolition leadership team - April 2022 AR Demolition managing director Mike Henderson (on right, alongside Richard Dolman and Matt Munro, said it was exciting to add to the fleet with high reach machinery. (Photo: AR Demolition)

“For the benefit of our own business but also the demolition industry as a whole, AR is determined to pioneer standards for safety, staff welfare, sustainability and innovation,” said managing director Mike Henderson, who forms the company’s management team with finance director Matt Munro and CEO Richard Dolman.

“Over several years to shape and offer our clients true enabling solutions, we have innovated with technology, engineering and demolition techniques as can be seen in our latest investment in our high-reach demolition excavator with quick release arms and attachments, a first for the industry in Britain.

“These solutions themselves require good maintenance to ensure they remain effective and efficient.

“As a specialist demolition contractor, it’s exciting to be continuing to add to our fleet. We’ve created a reputation for innovation and sustainability, so having modern machinery is essential for the delivery of our services.

“Our new premises will help us ensure that standards remain high, both in how we do our work and in how we look after our staff.”

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