UTRAX, the construction equipment division of the Udeshi Group, has successfully completed the handover of the country’s single largest order of hydraulic excavators to date, in turn contributing significantly to Sri Lanka’s fast-expanding infrastructure development efforts.
The island’s leading commercial and industrial equipment supplier and exclusive distributor of Sumitomo excavators in Sri Lanka, officially handed over the lot of premium Sumitomo Hydraulic excavators to Ashwin Nanayakkara, Director of NEM Construction (Pvt) Ltd., positioning the company as the current largest fleet owner of Sumitomo hydraulic excavators in the whole of South Asia with 71 units.
This record-breaking order comprised of a total of 35 brand new Sumitomo excavators: 30 units of model SH220LC-6, and five units of model SH370LHD-6; making up a total purchase value of Rs 780 million.This sale far surpasses the company’s previous milestone order to NEM Construction in 2015 that was at the time valued at Rs 500 million.
Ashwin Nanayakkara commented “The quality and performance of these SUMITOMO Japanese hydraulic excavators are among the best in the industry. In addition to the excellent after sales services of UTRAX, these machines come with 5,000 hrs. warranty and are equipped with the latest Technology. Regular visits to our worksites by Japanese Engineers from SUMITOMO to monitor performance and their valuable advice has prompted this new order with UTRAX.”
NEM Construction began operations in 1980 and has since built for itself a reputation as one of the country’s leading civil engineering contractors involved in infrastructure development including highway construction, irrigation, land reclamation, etc. With NEM’s latest acquisition, they have further enhanced their position as the largest construction machinery fleet owner in Sri Lanka.
Supun M Perera, Managing Director of UTRAX said, “It is additionally exciting to witness, through orders of the like, that NEM has identified the future potential of the construction industry particularly in the infrastructure development in Sri Lanka, despite the setback of the ongoing pandemic.”