United Tractor & Equipment (Pvt.) Limited (UTE), recognised as an industry pioneer in providing material handling solutionsand as the soleauthorized dealer in Sri Lanka for Cat Lift Trucks,was recently presented with two regional awards for sales growth and business achievements.
MNA Forklift Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., who manufacture the Cat Brand of Lift Trucks and more specialized Warehouse Trucks,recognizes its best dealers throughout Asia Oceania and South Africaduring the ‘MNA Dealer Awards Night’ an event organized by them to reward their successful Dealers. UTE secured two impressive honours: the ‘CAT Lift Trucks Top Market Share 2014/2015 - Category B for Electric and Warehouse Trucks’ and the ‘CAT Lift Trucks Top Market Share 2014/2015 Category B for Internal Combustion Trucks’.
Notably, this is the second consecutive year UTE has achieved the accolade for sales in the combustion engine category for emerging markets or Category B.“When our customers purchase industrial equipment they seek consistency in quality, reliability and excellence in after sales support. Over the years UTE has built an extremely impressive reputation for offering customers a tailored service especially for Cat Fork Lift trucks. We have secured many repeat customers, who continue to use CATas a result of the professional service and trust they have in the product. Their long standing trust has helped us to achieve this goal,” said Manjula Vithanage, General Manager - Power & Material Handling, United Tractor & Equipment (Pvt) Ltd.
UTE has been providing Cat lift trucks to local multinationals and industries for over two decades and its impressive sales figures for Cat Fork Lift trucks during 2014/2015 has been duly acknowledged with these awards.
UTE’s success in Sri Lanka has been achieved by being the only company able to offer a very wide range of tailor made solutions for industries that require more than just a Lift Truck. UTE has recognized that each of their clients have differing needs and works side by side with them to find the best propositions that can add more value to them. Today, most companies focus on their core business and outsource the material handling services to specialists. To meet this requirement, UTE has built up a fleet of over 150Material Handling Trucks for Rental Operations and supports each machine with its own maintenance crew. Acknowledging UTE’s compelling service offering in Cat Lift Trucks, Melwire Rolling (Pvt.) Ltd, Sri Lanka’s leading steel manufacturer recently ordered a 15-tonnage diesel Cat Lift Truck, one of the largest lift trucks sold in the country for industrial applications.
Cat Lift Trucks are renowned for their superior performance and advanced safety. Key safety features include the Precision Detection System (PDS).The system activates and the truck does not work if the driver is not in his seat. Additionally, all the hydraulic functions are disabled and any undesirable rolling back on a ramp preventing potentially hazardous situations.
Clients have “Peace of Mind” knowing their investment is protected through comprehensive manufacturer warranties offered through UTE which include the lift plus warranty covering all components of the truck during the first year and in the second and third years covers the main drive frame.
The company’s efficient mobile maintenance crews and customer support teams ensure minimum downtime where servicing and spare part replacement is carried out at the CAT star rated workshop.
Having well trained operators is the key to safety, efficiency and productivity, all of which UTE offers as their Value Adding contribution by conducting operator and technician courses for fork lift truck operators at its world class training centre.
Robust fork lift trucks have become indispensable in industrial and material management, especially in the food industry where hygiene is vital for a cleaner environment and maintenance of quality standards and non-emitting equipment has become vital.
Companies seeking to maximize operational efficiencies, deal with dwindling manual labour and gain a competitive edge has resulted in an increased demand for fork lifts. The Cat fork lift trucks also assists in keeping pace with the ever-changing needs of industries and modernising equipment and facilities at warehouses.More solutions for Material Handling are offered through other products in UTE’s wide range, such as BT/Raymond Warehouse Trucks, Dexion Racking and shelving and JLG Aerial Work platforms.