Komatsu to launch WA475 loader at Quarry NZ conference

Komatsu New Zealand will return as a gold sponsor of New Zealand’s leading quarry conference in 2024 and will use the event to unveil a new wheel loader which boasts up to 30% greater fuel efficiency than the previous model in the range.

The WA475-10 is ideal for hauling or loading jobs with an outstanding combination of fuel efficiency, productivity and ease of operation. Jean-Christophe Nyssens, Komatsu New Zealand’s Managing Director, says the team is excited to use the event to launch this new model to the New Zealand quarry market.

Large yellow loader machine with bucket in the air

“The WA475-10 is a versatile machine that combines power with Komatsu’s leading loader technology to provide an efficient and productive model for quarry sites. We’re excited to showcase the new loader and our holistic support to the quarry sector at the conference,” Jean-Christophe says.

Komatsu will showcase their Smart Quarry Site offering, a specialised quarry fleet management system that provides critical information to managers and operators to keep their quarries productive, efficient and profitable. Aaron Marsh, Komatsu Australia’s National Product & Solutions Manager, will present a session at the conference called Agnostic Fleet Management Solution for Quarry and Large Construction Projects, giving attendees a glimpse into the solution and what it offers, plus a real-life customer case study from one of New Zealand's largest aggregates companies, Winstone Aggregates.

“We have a range of technology offerings and solutions to support our quarry customers. Along with Smart Quarry Site, we also have the newly launched MyFleet, our simplified, all-encompassing fleet management system for our smaller construction customers, and our long haul support offering, which gives owners the option to extend their powertrain warranty for selected machines to 10 years / 20,000hrs.

“Our support to the New Zealand quarry sector is only growing, and conferences like these give us the opportunity to let customers see the breadth of our offering, whether that’s used, new or rental equipment, or our suite of technology solutions,” Jean-Christophe says.

Komatsu will also present the Komatsu Leadership Award to an outstanding industry leader who has made a valued contribution to the Institute of Quarrying New Zealand, as part of the events program.

“The awards are a conference highlight, and the Komatsu team and I are looking forward to recognising one of our outstanding quarry sector colleagues for their contribution and leadership. It’s a great way to finish off a fantastic couple of days.”

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