Four years on KDC Demolition invest in four more CAT® M322Ds

KDC's Cat M322D 1
KDC’s Cat M322D 1

DEMOLITION, decommissioning and remediation experts, KDC, are replacing four Cat® M322D Wheeled Excavators with brand new machines for use on high hazard sites. Initially working with Finning in 2010, the firm have opted to retain their use of Cat machines and Finning services within their Demolition projects in 2015.

With 25 years experience specialising in providing demolition solutions for large and complex sites, KDC are operational throughout the UK and Europe and have their head office in Manchester.

Serving large corporations within the Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Nuclear and Energy sectors, it is essential that KDC’s machines have the functionality, robustness and productivity to meet the challenging demands of their clients.

Martin O’Donnell, Safety & Operations Director at KDC, said, “Since our switch to Finning Caterpillar in 2010 we have been impressed. Not only have we benefitted from the reliability and performance of the Cat machines, but also the support and servicing Finning has provided. Working on various challenging projects, the M322Ds have been able to meet KDC’s strenuous workloads across a multitude of contrasting sites.”

According to Martin, the Cat M322D’s elevated cab, configured straight boom and extra long dipper arm was instrumental to Finning securing the deal. “The functionality of the machines was the primary reason for us renewing our deal this year. Minimal customisation to the machines was needed for the demolition application; it was very much a straight off the shelf purchase. Our relationship with Finning has been very good so far. If it’s not broken, we don’t need to fix it.”

“The upturn in the demolition sector means our workload is growing, therefore consistency in productivity is essential to our operational success. Working in high hazard environments is not simple; we need to go with machines we can rely upon. Finning Caterpillar are providing us with that assurance.”

Martin further discussed the economy of the Cat engines, “Although not at the forefront of our rationale in securing four more Cat machines, we have greatly benefitted from the fuel efficiency of the M322Ds. The advanced Cat engines mean that they are very economical in relation to their output. This in turn helps bring down our operational costs and improves our bottom line, whilst also keeping emissions to a minimum.”

Graham Holmes, Regional Account Manager for Finning, added, “KDC renewing their demolition fleet shows confidence in the Cat brand and Finning’s support services. At Finning we take pride in developing the relationships with our customers, that continuity benefits everyone involved. With our branches placed throughout the UK, Finning can give KDC the support wherever its projects are based. The connection we have with Cat dealerships across Europe means that we can transfer this support seamlessly when our customers win projects abroad.”