Customer case

Rocking hard in Norway with quick couplers in Strenx® steel

December 01, 2021 6 min read

Case details

Country Norway
Company Klepp Mek AB
Industry Yellow goods and construction
Brand program My Inner Strenx®
Hardox® in My Body

Breaking ground in the harsh and hard rocky terrain of Norway is no easy task. That’s why Klepp Mek demands only the best steel to build its excavator buckets and quick couplers.

Klepp Mek is a leading Norwegian bucket and quick coupler manufacturer with a 50-year history of building high-quality attachments with a long service life and high safety standards. They believe that best-in-class products require premium ingredients. That’s why for the past 25 years, the company has been using Strenx® structural steel and Hardox® wear plate from SSAB.

Approach to product development pays off for customers – 25% longer lifespan

The success the company has seen over the years can be summed up by their approach to product development. Klepp Mek believes that making the best quick couplers and buckets for excavators requires the best materials.

“When it comes to our products, the big challenge when designing is finding materials that can deal with a combination of forces that will be exerted on the equipment,” explains Magne Oma, CEO and owner of Klepp Mek. “Over the years, we’ve tried many materials, but nothing has been as good as Strenx® and Hardox® from SSAB. Their strength and flexibility have allowed us to achieve products that stand the test of time. And our customers can get up to a 25 percent longer product lifetime.”

Klepp Mek currently uses Strenx® 700 E in the top and bottom plates of its excavator quick couplers because of the steel’s high strength, consistency, and extreme environments. Klepp Mek quick couplers are also certified My Inner Strenx®, and all of the company’s buckets are Hardox® In My Body certified.

In addition to the benefits we see when designing, we also chose to use Strenx® steel because it’s what our customers are asking for. This is also one of the reasons we decided to become members of the My Inner Strenx® program

Magne Oma, CEO and owner of Klepp Mek

Benefits of My Inner Strenx® certified quick couplers

As both a My Inner Strenx® and a Hardox® In My Body program member, Klepp Mek can ensure that its excavator quick couplers and buckets are manufactured with these high-strength steels and that the products a customer buys perform exactly as promised, every time.

The My Inner Strenx® logo on a quick coupler is also a way for owners and operators to identify heavy equipment attachments made with superior steel using quality-controlled production techniques for their demanding applications. The steel’s consistent quality also means security for Klepp Mek since it ensures consistently high quality in every product.

“Being a My Inner Strenx® and a Hardox® In My Body member has helped to give Klepp Mek a solid name in the market and has provided us with good marketing opportunities – not to mention equipment with a longer lifetime, great products and happy customers,” Oma concludes.

Customer benefits

  • Up to 25% longer lifespan in quick couplers and buckets
  • Better performance with My Inner Strenx® coupler
  • Expanded marketing opportunities and more satisfied customers

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