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One of Australasia’s largest waste contractors takes delivery of its first KAISER unit

One of Australia and New Zealand’s largest trenchless and waste contractors has taken delivery of its first KAISER machine. The Elegance 2.0 HydroVac Superior 8×4 features class leading payload, performance and value, and illustrates KAISER’s continued growth in the region, with more plans for expansion in the pipeline.

KAISER specialises in the design, engineering and manufacture of world class vacuum and jetting vehicles for water recycling, sewer, stormwater, hydraulic excavation, industrial and dry suction applications. The company is constantly advancing its product portfolio to keep ahead of the competition and maintain its standing as the supplier of the worlds most advanced vacuum loading and high-pressure water jetting vehicles. 

Highly engineered with a focus on maximising the available payload through intelligent design ensuring optimum axle balance, the Elegance 2.0 HydroVac Superior was delivered to Southeast Queensland in August to diversify the contractor’s fleet of vehicles and extend the company’s capabilities. 

The machine is the first KAISER unit which will be delivered to the contractor in 2022, with an AquaStar recycler to be handed over before the end of the year, also in Southeast Queensland. KAISER is looking forward to a longterm partnership with the contractor in the future.  The AquaStar perfectly balances performance, versatility and payload, with this maximised efficiency resulting in industry leading water preservation and sustainability. It features KAISER’s unique single-stage recycling system which uses in-house designed and purpose-built pumps and patented RotoMax filter.  

Compared with similar technology available on the market, AquaStar requires less cleaning and maintenance, resulting in reduced downtime and superior payloads, meaning a greater return on investment for operators. 

The Elegance 2.0 HydroVac Superior 8×4 features class leading payload, performance and value.

Continuing Australasian support  

KAISER is currently investigating a number of ways to continue to develop and support its local clients and partners. This includes the further development of a larger range of spare parts, which could be quickly supplied to clients around Australia, as well as stocking and displaying a range of machines, leading to increased access and reduced lead times for the local market. 

Despite recent challenges affecting the market globally, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues, KAISER has been able to maintain a consistent supply of machines for local operators. In the meantime, increased inventories, in some cases a change in production methods and, above all, a substantial anticipation in truck procurement continue to guarantee short delivery times.  

These measurements led to consistent deliveries of vehicles to the Australian market and the securing of subsequent supply for 2023 and beyond.   KAISER entered the local market by setting up an Australian subsidiary in 2020. The dedicated facility would complement local partnerships with NATEE and SECA to provide servicing and spare parts for the company’s machines. In addition to these partnerships, KAISER is also exploring the potential of establishing a truly national support network for the company’s machines, providing access to multiple service and repair facilities in capital cities and regional areas around Australia.

For more information visit the KAISER website.

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This article appeared in the October edition of Trenchless Australasia. Access the digital copy of the magazine here.

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