Civil engineering and groundworks contractor, Galtec Ltd, has upgraded its digital capabilities by investing over half a million pounds in more than twenty new pieces of Trimble technology from SITECH UK & Ireland, the exclusive dealer for Trimble technologies in the region, to increase the productivity and efficiency of its operations.

The deal for the new equipment includes a full range of Trimble technology solutions, including Trimble GNSS Rovers & Robotic Total Stations, 3D modelling & Take off software packages, along with the latest in 3D Trimble EarthWorks Machine Control systems.

Galtec, a small to medium contractor whose projects include laying the foundations for housing estates, roads and sewers, first began working with SITECH UK & Ireland 18 months ago. After investigating the potential benefits of GPS technology, Galtec initially invested in the newly released Trimble EarthWorks 3D machine control system along with a SPS855 Modular base station and SPS986 GNSS Rover.

Prior to this, Galtec did not utilise any GPS technology but the company’s Managing Director, Thomas Rayer, was so impressed with the performance of the technology and the return on investment it provided, he decided to learn more about the potential benefits additional Trimble software and hardware could provide.

SITECH invited Galtec along to the 2018 Trimble Dimensions Conference in Las Vegas, which allows visitors to learn about the latest Trimble technology solutions, as well as providing the opportunity to collaborate and network with peers. The Trimble range of solutions connects people, machines and projects to deliver real-time data, offering enhanced information about site conditions and asset utilisation, resulting in improved productivity. What’s more, Trimble’s mix of hardware, software and mobility solutions streamlines communication and collaboration throughout the construction lifecycle – a proposition that Galtec found extremely desirable.

Tom Rayer, said: “After investing in our first piece of site technology 18 months ago, we’re really excited to see how a full technology package can benefit our business. We’ve fully committed to creating a connected site, with everything from software to machine control, allowing us to build a full picture of our operations and drive efficiency improvements that will demonstrate real value for both ourselves and our customers.

“One of the highlights of using Trimble technology was the opportunity that SITECH gave me to join them at Trimble Dimensions in Las Vegas. The event gave me a fantastic opportunity to learn about the latest Trimble solutions, as well as giving me all the information I needed to ensure that I was making the correct decision for my business.”

Carl Parsons, Regional Sales Manager for SITECH UK & Ireland, added: “When it comes to the future of construction, modern, integrated systems are required to leverage the vast amount of data generated by projects to achieve major improvements to efficiency. We’re on a continuous quest to increase efficiency to drive the future of digital construction and transform the industry to maximise productivity and return on investment.

“That’s why we offer digital solutions to optimise concept, design, scheduling and project management, and rugged, field-proven hardware to execute the project. Together, these solutions constitute an ecosystem that facilitates and optimises processes in all phases of a project, which Galtec found ideal for its operations.”

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