It is the first time Advance has opted for Cat machines and comes after a highly competitive tender process, that pitted the manufacturer’s machines capabilities and overall running costs against rival products.
Advance’s plant manager, Gareth Mollan, said: “At Advance Construction we have both a contracting and hire business, with a dedicated sister company that hires plant and equipment to customers across the region, as well as providing plant for our contracts.”
“We therefore looked at the purchase of the new fleet with three things in mind.
“The first was cost of ownership and the second was the capability of the equipment. Finally we wanted plant that would be reliable and support that was local to where the plant may be hired.”
Advance Construction opted for a combination of wheeled and tracked excavators, due to changing customer demand for units that work both on the road and within green field operations.
Finning key account manager Alistair Murdoch said: “We were in a pricing battle with two other suppliers on this deal, so it was very rewarding to win the business. Without a doubt this success came down to the strong combination of Caterpillar equipment’s quality and performance and Finning’s ability to service and support the customers needs.”
“We are looking forward to continuing to work with Advance Construction in the future and advising them on the options that Caterpillar and Finning can offer to improve business operations and costs.”