Sydney Excavation Group (SEG) has recently seen a significant expansion of its fleet and the range of services it can offer clients through purchasing low-hour ex-rental used equipment through Komatsu Australia.
Sydney Excavation Group (SEG), a rapidly growing earthmoving and demolition contractor, has recently seen a significant expansion of its fleet and the range of services it can offer clients through purchasing low-hour ex-rental used equipment through Komatsu Australia.
Formed in 2012 by owner and director Elias Azzi with a single excavator and tipper, and three employees, today it employs 35 people and runs a fleet of 30 machines and 20 trucks including 10 Komatsu units.
Its services include demolition, bulk and detail excavations, including shoring and underpinning works, as well as earthworks-specific waste removal, site remediation, transportation of contaminated materials and plant hire.
Operating throughout Sydney, its clients include leading builders and civil contractors, as well as large developers.
Elias started SEG after working for a major Sydney contractor for a number of years and for whom he still provides services.
Shortly after starting the business he purchased his first used Komatsu machine, a PC200-7.
"I've always liked Komatsu personally I think they are one of the better machines on the market; they've always been reliable and reliability is the most important thing for us on any job," he said.
Since then, as the business and its reputation for quality and professionalism has grown, the fleet has expanded. Today it includes two PC200-7s, two PC200-8s, a PC270-7, a PC400-7, two PC450-8s, a PC600-8 and a D375A-6 dozer.
"Dave Madgwick (Komatsu Australia's Used Equipment Business Development Manager at its Ingleburn branch) is my main point of contact there, has been since day one; he's a fantastic bloke, very helpful," Elias said.
SEG's latest additions are the dozer, the two PC450-8, the two PC200-8s and the PC600-8, all purchased as part of a package for the prestigious Lachlan's Line residential development project at Macquarie Park in Sydney's northwest for Greenland Australia.
"These latest machines are all ex-rental near-new low-hour machines with nothing over 2000 hours that have come out of Komatsu's rental fleet," said Elias.
"When Dave pitched the low-hour used option to me, I just jumped on it. Before he suggested it, I was looking at buying brand-new machines, but now I wouldn't go back.
"It's just great, awesome, to have the option of buying a low-hour machine that's still got warranty, and throughout its working life has been serviced and looked after by Komatsu.
"You just can't go wrong," he said. Elias also gets all his servicing done through Komatsu, based around notifications via the KOMTRAX remote monitoring system.
"Komatsu's service and support has been phenomenal," he said.
"We just call them in when we need them, otherwise they contact us when KOMTRAX flags that we are due for a service call."