Construction firm The Owen Pugh Group has invested in leading-edge surveying equipment to help its contracts team improve efficiency.
The firm, which employs 370 people, across it head office in Dudley and operations across the region, has spent £80,000 on five new Trimble Universal Total Stations (UTS) from surveying suppliers Korec, which are used to take site measurements.
The 38-strong contract team specialises in earthmoving, demolition, reclamation, remediation, recycling, civil engineering and landfill works, and the new hi-tech equipment means they can work quicker and more effectively, with reduced downtime caused by lower battery usage.
The instruments are being put to work straight away too, on projects including Cramlington Hospital, at Blaydon Shopping Centre and a project to improve the junction at A19/A174.
Martin Forster, general manager of Owen Pugh Contracts, said: “The investment in the new, upgraded Trimble surveying equipment is already reaping dividends. The improvements are significant with the search speed being much quicker. Overall the new equipment is a huge benefit and well worth the investment.”