Finning, authorised dealer of Cat® equipment and parts in the UK and Ireland, today confirmed that Trimble Technology partner, SITECH, will be taking prime position at the quarry event in June in a move that reinforces the critical role connected site technology will play in the construction sector over the next decade.
Construction projects are famously complex, bringing together contractors, suppliers, equipment, staff, and supply chains, all within a defined timescale and budget. Using connected construction technology unifies project elements, automates processes, and brings about more streamlined operations that in turn reduce costs, and improve performance and efficiencies.
Tim Ferwerda, Managing Director of Finning commented: “Connected site technology is set to transform the industry over the next ten years, and we’re proud to have SITECH within our family of companies poised to take the lead in this innovative field.
Taking centre stage at Hillhead will enable SITECH to show how connected technology increases visibility and control of process flows during the design and construction phase of projects and ultimately enables contractors to operate their sites more efficiently and economically.
“Like all our customers we’re focusing our attention on keeping operating costs down while dealing with rising fuel and energy costs. The decision for SITECH to take our stand at Hillhead reflects how we as a group of companies can add the most value for our customers and make the biggest impact on the future of the sector.
“A lot has changed over the last two years. We’ve embraced new ways of working and evolved how we deal with our customers, offering more choice as to how and when they can interact with us.”
As part of this, Finning is embarking on a series of regional events and activities, utilising its national branch network and Caterpillar® facilities from which to host and run customer-focused events. It is also developing its interactive FinRock portal to provide customers with access to industry-leading insight, topical discussions, and machine experts.
Tim concluded: “We want to focus on developing a more personalised programme of online and regionally based events and exhibitions giving our customers more choice of when, and how we can meet. We will also be putting more of our energy and passion into an extensive programme of local and virtual activities, allowing us to get closer to customers with more relevant and individually tailored content than ever before.
“We will also be taking advantage of Caterpillar’s incredible demonstration facilities in Desford and Peterlee in the UK and also Malaga in Spain to showcase new products, outstanding aftermarket capabilities and exciting technology and sustainability developments.”