During challenging times in the construction industry, North West contractors and developers, Barnfield Construction have proved that they are coping well, and have taken delivery of 7 new Komatsu machines comprising of 4 x PC130-8, 1 x PC88MR-6, 1 x PC50MR-2 and 1 x PC27MR-2 tracked excavators.
The new additions, which total over £300,000, join the fleet for major design and build instructions from industrial, commercial and residential clients from both the Public and Private Sector.
Some of the projects that Barnfield Construction has been involved with over the years have achieved awards in architecture, conservation and even The Sunday Times' 'Best building of the Year' award 1992.
Their success means that Barnfield Construction have been able to invest in an office extension of 9,000 sq ft which will accommodate 2 new meeting rooms, 4 new offices and a state of the art kitchen. The company has been able to carry on with their office extension due to being experienced in the industry; having been through a recession in the past, they remained cautious and as Charlotte Rice, Marketing and PR for Barnfield Construction explains, "Haven't put all of their eggs in one basket".
The PC130-8 machine is the latest edition to the Komatsu Dash-8 range of hydraulic excavators. Improvements to the Dash-8 include total operator comfort and safety, Komtrax as standard; the machine monitoring and tracking system exclusive to Komatsu, as well as fuel and environmental improvements. Komatsu invested over 1 million euros in testing the improved Dash-8 cab which now keeps the operator in complete safety in the event of a rollover.
Barnfield Construction's Transport & Plant Manager, Dave Leyland comments on the purchase:
"I'm thrilled to have purchased the new plant from Marubeni-Komatsu. The new purchases will drastically reduce the amount of money we spend on leasing plant and will have paid for themselves in 3 years".