Liebherr Indonesia hands over R 9100 excavator to PT Karunia as it cements relationship

Liebherr Indonesia has recently entered its new business relationship with Indonesia-based mining contractor, PT Karunia Armada Indonesia, through the handover of an R 9100 hydraulic excavator at the Tabang mine site in East Borneo.

Another R 9200 mining excavator is set to start operating in April as part of the agreement.

Liebherr Indonesia and PT Karunia Armada Indonesia recently celebrated the symbolic handover of an R 9100 mining excavator, with the ceremony also marking the beginning of a long-term partnership between the two companies.

PT Karunia Armada Indonesia is currently working on a project at the Tabang mine site and aims to increase coal production in line with the mine owner’s requirements.

Danang Wiyana, Project Manager of PT Karunia Armada Indonesia, said he was amazed at how easily and efficiently Liebherr Indonesia’s technicians were able to assemble the machine, with Liebherr saying good cooperation between the two companies’ field teams during assembly strengthened the relationship.

Untung Suhendri, one of Liebherr Indonesia’s technicians, said: “It was an honour to work hand-in-hand with Karunia. We worked together as one team and managed to get the machine up and running within the expected time frame.”

The R 9100 mining excavator that started operating right after the assembly convinced the customer through its performance, according to Liebherr.

Wiyana added: “We are more than satisfied with our first Liebherr mining excavator as we have always met our production targets since it was commissioned.”

The R 9100 succeeded in loading over 100 t more than what was initially expected of the unit, according to Liebherr.