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UTE Celebrates 75 Years of Industry Excellence

United Tractor and Equipment (Pvt) Limited (UTE) celebrated 75 years of industry excellence on March 22, 2022, by consistently delivering the highest quality engineered solutions and unrivaled service support for the Sri Lanka. Helping to build the nation, UTE has been a trusted partner in infrastructure development in Sri Lanka, unfailing through its various ups and downs as an independent nation.

Commenting on the milestone reached by the company founded by his great-grandfather, WD Fernando, Chairman of United Tractor & Equipment (Private) Limited, Prasan Fernando said, “As a company with a 75-year history , UTE represents the resilience of the nation as it reaches 75 years since independence, navigating many setbacks with Sri Lanka and winning a multitude of victories. Over the years, we have established market leadership in many of the industries we serve. Most importantly, we have forged partnerships with many other top global brands and currently host an impressive portfolio of international market leaders. We continue to support our customers, maintaining deep relationships with them, faithful to our mission; “The journey continues…long after the sale.”

Founded by WD Fernando in 1947, whose primary purpose was to manage sales and service for the Caterpillar Tractor Company (CAT®) in Ceylon, UTE is an intergenerational powerhouse that continues to prioritize relationships in its corporate culture. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, UTE remains a family business and places relationships at the heart of its corporate culture. The majority of the company’s customers and contractors have been with the company for a long time, and they have consistently contributed to the company’s goal of working together to create a world-class customer experience.

“As a leading construction company in Sri Lanka, it is essential for us to select the best engineering solutions from a well-established company that also provides comprehensive solutions and outstanding after-sales service. now our experience with UTE has been excellent and we have received service beyond our expectations.The team has been very easy to manage and coordinate, throughout labor and emergencies. chooses UTE CAT because of its 75 years of industry experience and the degree of after-sales service it provides to the machines we now own.Best wishes to UTE on their anniversary, and we hope to maintain our long-lasting relationship,” said NEM Constructions President/CEO Raja Nanayakkara.

UTE has a longstanding relationship with Caterpillar and is now recognized as one of the oldest CAT® dealers in South Asia, as well as the first Sri Lankan company to import heavy construction machinery. Focusing on operational excellence and living up to its target with its top-notch customer service, the company is the only Sri Lankan nominee in the Superbrands® ‘General Machinery’ category, providing the best quality engineering solutions and unparalleled service support for over seven decades. , positioning it as the only company capable of providing the widest assortment of machines from a single brand.

UTE represents world class brands in its portfolio including Caterpillar, JLG, Dexion, Flexi, BT, Raymond, Cigweld, SEM – a Caterpillar brand, UTP Welding, Enerpac, ESAB, FS Curtis, CIGWELD, Bohler Welding, Hytsu, Fuji Electric, Caterpillar Lubricants, DID Chains and others. It provides construction and earthmoving equipment, diesel generators, warehouse and material handling, welding, air compressors, power, solar, MEP, filtration , equipment rental and market used equipment solutions with extensive product support and remote monitoring with the customer. IOT-centric solutions.

The UTE/PCC Parts Store (Parts.Cat.Com) is the fastest, easiest and most reliable website for finding and ordering over 1.4 million genuine CAT® parts online. Orders can be placed 24/7 through the mobile interface and parts will be shipped to any location on the island or can be picked up at any of the UTE branches.

The company houses the islands the most experienced and largest team of Caterpillar trained technicians and customer support personnel in the industry. Serving customers all over the island, the company has branches in Panchikawatta, Matara, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Kilinochchi, adding to its strength.

Aurora J. William