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Hansa has seen a huge increase in demand for their range of chippers in Australia and New Zealand as well as other export markets around the world.

After moving into a new 2,500m2 purpose-built facility back in 2019, Hansa has recently completed works which has doubled their manufacturing space at their global headquarters in New Zealand to meet their customers’ appetite for quality chippers.

Originally, the factory expansion was a 5-10 year plan but with sales exceeding expectations in Australia, Hansa’s decision to bring forward the expansion was essential for continued growth and development of future products.

At the time of building the new headquarters Hansa’s Managing Director, Martin Vogel, knew the land was much larger than required but he could foresee the need to invest for the long-term future of the company.

As part of factory expansion, 290 solar panels have been added to the roof of the extension to provide 100kW of power, this compliments the Lean manufacturing initiatives to minimise waste through all areas of the business. The expansion is another continuous improvement towards actualising their sustainable initiatives on premises.

Concepts are underway for a semiautomated powder coating line. Once implemented, the new semi-automatic line will complement the existing robot welding, and powder-coating facilities to efficiently produce more product in less time.

Keeping things local is a driver for Martin and says, sending production offshore would take all the satisfaction out of what they do and impede their ability to continually improve their products.

“From a manufacturing perspective, our production allows us to make continuous rapid improvement. We have our process set up to give us an edge on the competitive market. And being able to maintain quality control inhouse, you can’t achieve that offshore.”

With the boom Hansa has experienced it was also time to relocate to a new, bigger and better Australian warehouse. Located just north of Brisbane at 1/16 Piper Street, Caboolture and with nearly double the space of the old warehouse, Hansa can stock more parts and machines to service and support the local Australian market.

60 per cent of Hansa’s products are sold in Australia, there’s no surprise that the company continues to invest locally. This is only the beginning, there are plans for further expansion around the country.

One of Hansa’s most popular machines saw an even bigger demand over the past two years due to its ease of use on difficult sites with narrow access or soft ground conditions. The Hansa C65RX is always up for a challenge in rough terrains as the toughest tracked chipper in the industry.

The C65RX has all the bells and whistles that a serious arborist is after. With safety being the most important factor when on site, the rubber tracked driver on the C65RX is operated by a fully proportional remote control, removing the operator from the danger zone. The remote allows the operator to navigate the 64hp machine in the most difficult areas from a safe distance.

The powerful hydraulic feed system makes it easy to process any material. Its wide feed opening (18″ x 10″) means bushy, twisted branches with forks are pulled into the machine without effort. With the 360° rotating outlet chute the discharge direction can be changed within seconds.

If you’re looking for a quality chipper, then you want it to last a lifetime, and that’s exactly what Hansa aims to do.

For more info freephone 1800 426 722 or call www.hansaproducts.com.au

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