Hitachi confirms adoption of new CESAR ECV initiative

HITACHI Construction Machinery (UK) has confirmed that all of its mini, medium and large excavator, wheeled loader and wheeled excavators will now be fitted as standard with the CESAR Security System powered by Datatag technologies.

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) officially launched the new CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) at Plantworx last year. Described as ‘bolt-on’ product, it compliments the existing CESAR Security System and is said to allow for ‘quick and easy’ verification of a machine’s emissions category.

The feature uses colour coded labels with a unique alpha/numeric code, which is linked to a machine’s unique CESAR identity.

David Roberts, CEO of Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) said, “Helping our customers to protect and optimise their Hitachi machines is an increasingly important element of our value proposition, and in conjunction with our online global e-Service telematics system which has GPS location capability, the addition of CESAR gives our customers even more peace of mind.

“CESAR is not only a proven theft deterrent, it also provides an accurate and efficient proof of identity to the police when they need to trace stolen machines, which has been an industry-wide issue for years. Our customers also require a quick and easy way to identify which stage of the EU emission regulations their machines comply with, as more sites control and monitor their carbon footprint. The addition of the Emissions Compliance Verification or ECV to the CESAR programme gives our machines a visible and traceable identity in regard to which emission stage they comply with.”

Rob Oliver, chief executive of the CEA added, “The Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) application for CESAR is the single biggest development since the scheme was launched as an anti-theft device initiative in 2007. Today there is an urgent demand for quick identification of the certified emission levels of machines and in developing ECV we have had some great input from the industry as well as HS2, the Energy Savings Trust and London boroughs. The ECV’s easy to see and scan visual label reduces the workload for construction site managers and local authorities alike.”