Helfaut Travaux relies on Liebherr's quality and expertise
In 2014, after several years of deployment and more than 9,000 hours of operation, the demolition excavator owned by Helfaut Travaux had reached the end of its service life. The time was right for a new machine that could do justice to the company's ambitious business strategy and the new Liebherr R 960 Demolition crawler excavator fitted the brief.
According to Pascal Cochet, Managing Director of Helfaut Travaux, it was above all the quality and expertise of local manufacturer Liebherr that proved pivotal in the decision-making process: “The R 960 Demolition was born out of Liebherr's expert knowledge as a manufacturer of crawler excavators with many years of experience and know-how in this field.” Furthermore, competent advice, customer proximity and the speed at which Liebherr dealer Toufflin MTP responded impressed the company and helped to seal the deal.
The R 960 Demolition crawler excavator opens up new markets for Helfaut Travaux. The old demolition excavator with large boom only reached a demolition height of 28m, while the new excavator can reach up to 33m. “With this excavator, there is also no need for two lots of work tools as these can be used with a short and a long boom”, Pascal Cochet adds. The company will make its new acquisition, along with a driver-operator, available to its customers in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region with rental conditions arranged individually according to the deployment site.
The imposing R 960 is therefore an investment that enables greater productivity and cost-effectiveness as well as opening up business opportunities for the company's global development. “This new crawler excavator is our company's pride and joy and the result of a communal decision that involved, among others, our driver-operators”, Mr Cochet concludes enthusiastically.
Helfaut Travaux: a regional company with far-reaching ambitions
Helfaut Travaux was founded 35 years ago in Helfaut (France) by Paulette Berthélémy who still runs the company. With just one employee and one hydraulic excavator, she gradually established a robust company that now has a workforce of 63 and an annual turnover of more than ten million euros. The present Managing Director, Pascal Cochet, has been driving the company's development for the last five years. Helfaut Travaux mainly operates in the field of earthmoving and demolition and has extended its activities to include work equipment hire and asbestos removal.