Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM), will begin operation of the Ami Parts Center (Ami-machi, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan) in July, with the aim of strengthening the company’s global supply system for mining machinery service parts.

HCM will outsource all aspects of the distribution of service parts from the Ami Parts Center on a third-party logistics (3PL) basis to Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. Hitachi Transport’s global physical distribution management system will streamline the system to globally supply mining service parts.

The supply of construction machinery service parts needs to be fast and reliable in order for construction machinery at construction and mining sites around the world to operate stably. HCM has contributed to the dependable operation of their customers’ machinery by supplying their parts warehouses throughout the world from the Tsukuba Parts Center, the company’s service parts control center that began operation in May 2014. In addition, with the start of full-scale independent expansion in the Americas in March 2022, they opened a parts warehouse near Atlanta, Georgia. The operation of both bases is outsourced on a 3PL basis to the Hitachi Transport System, and HCM is working to strengthen its global supply system, including in the Americas.

Specializing in service parts for mining machinery, the building specifications of the Ami Parts Center are compatible with super-sized, heavy loads. In addition to the consignment space, it is also equipped with a dedicated shipping space, with the ability to ship overseas from the center. The Ami Parts Center will serve as the company’s second major base for service parts, following the Tsukuba Parts Center.

The HCM Group will continue to contribute to the stable operation of its customers’ machinery through the prompt and reliable supply of service parts.

Overview of the Ami Parts Center

Official name DPL Tsukuba Ami II

Property owner Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Location 5-1, Yoshiwara 5-Chome, Ami-machi, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

(Access: One minute by road from the Amihigashi IC on the Ken-O Expressway)

Building specifications Steel-framed structure (Single-story, above ground)

Site area 67,797 m2

Area leased Approx. 33,000 m2

Load capacity 3.5 t per 1 m2

Loading equipment Overhead crane 15 t × 1, 10 t × 1, 2.8 t × 8: dock leveler 4: High-rise palette racks

Principal products handled Service parts for mining machinery



Overview of the Jackson Parts Warehouse

The Jackson Parts Warehouse began operation in March 2022, with the aim of fortifying the Hitachi Construction Machinery parts supply system in the Americas.

The Jackson Parts Warehouse stores parts for distribution not only within the United States, but throughout the Americas, from Canada to Latin America. Operation of the warehouse is through third-party logistics, outsourcing to an American subsidiary of Hitachi Transport System Ltd. It incorporates Hitachi Transport System’s global physical distribution management system. It is expected that in the future, through further enhancement of the facilities and system, the warehouse will handle 70,000 types of parts and ship 1,800 types of parts daily. 

Official name Prologis Commerce Center

Building owners Liberty Property Limited Partnership

Location 120 Midway Rd Prologis Commerce Center Jackson, GA 30233

Jackson, Georgia, USA

(Access: Roughly one hour by road from Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc., roughly 40 minutes by road from Atlanta Airport, approx. 350 km from Port of Savannah)

Building specifications Steel-framed structure (Single-story, above ground)

Site area 31,217 m2

Principal products handled Main parts for hydraulic excavators and loaders for general civil engineering and for ultra-large hydraulic excavators for mining


About Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6305), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a construction machinery manufacturer. The company engages in development, manufacturing, sales, and service operations around the world for hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, road construction machines, and mining machinery. Hitachi Construction Machinery is strengthening its focus on value chain businesses other than new machinery sales, such as parts and services, rentals, used equipment and parts recycling. It is utilizing digital technologies to provide deeper solutions at all points of contact with customers. HCM employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide. In fiscal year 2020 (ended March 2021), the consolidated sales revenue was ¥813.3 billion and overseas sales revenue was approximately 75%. For details, visit the company’s website.

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