Mecalac Construction Equipment commended in Plant and Civil Engineer Awards
Mecalac Construction Equipment UK (CEUK) was commended as a finalist in the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category at this year’s Plant & Civil Engineer Awards.
The prestigious event, which celebrates excellence, outstanding contributions, unrivalled service and innovation from across the construction, quarrying and recycling industries, took place at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast on 21 November 2019.
Shortlisted for its first-to-market joystick-controlled TV1200 tandem compaction roller, the judges were impressed with Mecalac’s revolutionary new solution to improve operator efficiencies, reduce the risk of injury and improve on-site productivity.
A brand renowned for challenging the status quo, Mecalac unveiled the prototype at BAUMA 2019 and expects to bring the innovation to market in 2020.
Paul Macpherson, UK Sales and Marketing Director at Mecalac CEUK, commented: “For nearly three decades, the design of tandem compaction rollers has remained almost entirely uniform. While incremental innovation has continued to improve engine performance, environmental credentials and operator functionality, progress has been evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
“Thanks to ergonomic design and highly-innovative R&D, our redesigned TV1200 aims to revolutionise the compaction market. Being named as a finalist in this year’s Plant & Civil Engineer Awards is testament to this project and reflects the team’s unique approach to refining, redesigning and expanding an already globally-successful product.
“We believe that innovation plays a driving role in our success and, as such, keep it a fundamental part of our operations. In the compact equipment marketplace, we are a relatively small business compared to our competitors, yet our commitment to being innovative puts us firmly on the map.”