Laing O’Rourke’s plant arm goes digital

Laing O’Rourke’s Select Plant Hire arm has developed digital technology that allows it to monitor all of its equipment from one channel.

Select worked with telematics specialist MachineMax to develop the solution, which it said would improve the productivity of its on-site equipment.

It allows Select’s customers, whether on site or via remote access, to monitor data such as wind speed, weight, utilisation and fuel burn of equipment. The technology also provides the capability for customers to track all equipment while on site.

Select Plant Hire business unit leader Alex Warrington said: "The rapid development of modern technology is pushing the construction industry to become more innovative. At Select Plant Hire, we made the decision to digitalise our fleet through MachineMax, who have been able to support our ambition to provide teams on the ground and in the office with immediately accessible, real-time data showing plant performance."

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