Half a century of innovation

In 2018, Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe (CEE) is marking the 50th anniversary of launching its first wheeled, self-propelled mini-excavator, the YNB300.

When the YNB300 launched in 1968, it helped reduce the amount of manual labour required on sites, allowing workers to realise labour savings, reduce construction times and access restricted urban areas.

This level of innovation can still be seen in Yanmar CEE’s latest SV60 midi-excavator. Recently launched in the UK and Ireland, the flagship model combines the space-saving benefits of a compact design, one of the roomiest cabs in its class and enhanced fuel-saving features.

Andreas Hactergal, sales and marketing director at Yanmar CEE, commented: “At Yanmar, we are very proud of what we have been able to achieve over the past 50 years, offering the industry new solutions and helping improve the way in which construction is approached.

“Today, we still follow the same strategy of innovation and development, with our teams using years of collective knowledge to create the most-advanced range of machinery on the market, used by construction, civil engineering and landscaping sectors the world over.”

Yanmar has produced a video charting its excavator range over the past 50 years: https://youtu.be/jIaRo9xOCaM