M&J Evans Group (M&J Evans), a customer of CASE Construction Equipment and dealer Warwick Ward, has acquired 20 CASE excavators equipped with 360-degree cameras and SiteWatchTM telematics, continuing the company’s CASE machine acquisition programme. Machine availability, alongside an interest in assessing reliability, operator comfort, fuel savings and total cost of ownership, are behind the investment in CASE equipment by one of the UK’s fastest-growing civil engineering contractors.
According to M&J Evans’ Plant and Transport Manager Philip McEvilly, the company’s growth, and expansion into Yorkshire, has fuelled demand for new equipment: “We’re active on nearly 200 sites across the UK, have expanded our base into a regional office to support our customers in Yorkshire, and recently acquired Swindon-headquartered Flynn Group, developing our footprint in the South West.”
McEvilly oversees the plant and transport division for the entire group country-wide with a team of more than 50 colleagues, who day-to-day manage over 4,000 pieces of equipment, ranging from small tools, lifting equipment and vans and cars, through HGVs, dumpers, rollers, dump trucks, dozers, and excavators.
“Sourcing new equipment in the current supply situation is challenging, but CASE supplied the 11 CX-210’s and 9 CX-130’s, to specification and within our timeframe. Safety is our priority, which is why the 360-degree cameras was an essential part of the specification. SiteWatchTM telematics will provide valuable cost and productivity data, enabling us to monitor and evaluate fuel savings and the resulting TCO improvements. The added benefit was working with the team at Warwick Ward’s Barnsley office, which is located close to our expanding office in nearby Sheffield.”
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