Following an investment of £2 million in CAT equipment at the start of the year, Lynch finalised a new deal with Finning at Plantworx 2013, involving the acquisition of 22 new machines including six new CAT 432F Backhoe Loaders and four CAT D6n Dozers.
The initial Lynch investment of £2 million is part of a £12 million expansion programme to strengthen its fleet with more environmentally friendly machines. The stage IIIB compliant CAT machines supplied by Finning allows Lynch and its customers to have a bigger role in London's Crossrail Project.
Lynch conducted extensive operator testing on the CAT 432F at one of its sites prior to investing in the machine. The feedback was extremely positive, with operators praising its superior levels of handling and comfort, another factor in the decision to invest in four of the new Backhoe Loaders.
Commenting on the deal Merrill Lynch, Operations Director for Lynch, said: "The significant investment we have made in CAT machinery supplied by Finning is driven by the Lynch commitment to supply its customers with the best construction equipment on the market. We believe the deal with Finning at Plantworx is further evidence of this ethos and the feedback we have had from our operators is a testament to the quality of the CAT equipment."
He added "Many of our customers are now focused on working on projects where stage IIIB emission standards are essential, such as the Crossrail Project in London and ongoing work at the Olympic Park. We will now be able to supply them more readily with the best machines for these kinds of jobs, ultimately helping our clients to become more profitable."
The total deal agreed at Plantworx 2013 was for six CAT 432F Backhoe Loaders, four CAT D6n Dozers and 12 CAT 308E excavators, all equipped with Finsight machine monitoring system.
Dermot O’Connor, sales Manager from Finning said: "Having established a solid working relationship with Lynch, it is encouraging to see the positive impact the CAT machines have already had for its customers. The deal done at Plantworx is a further endorsement of the quality of CAT machines and the excellence of the service Finning is able to provide."