Rhodar delivers regeneration using Hyundai’s next generation. 

Leading construction enabling works contractor, Rhodar, is growing at pace, having secured a number of significant new contracts across the UK in recent months. These wins, spanning its core demolition, remediation, asbestos removal and passive fire protection services, include a £6 million regeneration project in Leeds. 

Such a strong and positive growth trajectory meant that the business needed to make a sizeable investment in additional new equipment, with the capability to efficiently and reliably deliver on this new phase of development. 

After much research and operator test feedback, there was one brand that inspired confidence and convinced Rhodar to seal the deal – Hyundai. 

Rhodar has therefore taken delivery of two of Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe’s flagship A series crawler excavators – the HX330AL and the HX480AL – plus a host of attachments from hydraulic breakers to munchers and buckets, to lead the way on Rhodar’s larger earthworks and brownfield regeneration projects. 

John Davies, Remediation Director at Rhodar, said: “Deciding on the right machinery to take us through our next phase of growth was a critical step for us. It’s a huge investment and we needed to be sure that we got exactly what we needed for the price we were prepared to pay. We approached our dealer, Taylor and Braithwaite with a specific brief – we needed a particular size and spec of vehicle and we wanted machines that would be reliable, cost efficient and powerful. They matched us with the Hyundai excavators and when we asked around, all the operators and business owners who had worked with Hyundai only had great things to say about them. Following a highly successful test phase with some of our site teams, we were confident that these were the machines for us.”

Rhodar was first established in the mid 1970s as an asbestos abatement company and fast became an industry-leader in that field. In recent years, the business has branched out to incorporate demolition and remediation services and now offers a comprehensive enabling works package, incorporating passive fire protection. It employs over 500 dedicated staff across 14 facilities, operating on sites nationwide. 

The company has a growing reputation for excellence in tackling complex earthworks projects – breaking out obstructions in the ground, remediating contaminated soil and regenerating brownfield land to make it suitable for future development. At £6 million, the new Leeds regeneration project is a significant scheme and proved to be the catalyst for the company to make its next major investment in site machinery.  

John continued: “We’ve been really impressed with the Hyundais so far. The HX330AL is a great all-rounder and a good workhorse – it’s loading wagons, breaking out and generally shifting a lot of earth round the clock. The HX480AL brings the power – it’s got the bigger bucket and is moving larger volumes – it has a lot of grunt for its size. Both machines are easy to use, the controls are simple and they’re surprisingly dextrous. 

“With a well-known brand like Hyundai, along with the testing we undertook, we were confident that we knew what we were getting and we’re very pleased with how the machines are running. Making the investment was definitely the right decision and we can’t fault Hyundai or the fantastic support we’ve received from Taylor and Braithwaite – they have done a great job.”

The HX480AL and HX330AL crawler excavators are powered by Stage V Cummins diesel engines and comply with the European emission standards. New smart features like IPC (Intelligent Power Control) and EPIC (Electric Pump Independent Control), enhanced cabin visibility, eco gauge and lifting mode ensure superior productivity and efficiency.

To find out more about the Hyundai A Series, to request a quote or to locate your nearest dealer, visit www.hyundai-ce.eu