Komatsu Smart Construction sees rise in adoption of digital tools

NEW data from Komatsu Smart Construction has indicated the adoption of digital tools across the construction sector is increasing.

The business has seen a ‘significant’ rise in global uptake of its range of digital solutions as it expands its portfolio into new territories including Poland, Belgium and further into Germany. 

The brand, from Komatsu, aims to deliver technology that helps reduce costs and time on construction sites by deploying mixed software and hardware solutions across earthmoving and construction.

The engagement in equipment such as 3D Machine Guidance has doubled since the launch in 2023. Other solutions that have seen annual growth include Dashboard, a data collection tool that combines the 3D design data with aerial mapping and intelligent machine data to create a digital twin that allows stakeholders to gain instant access to critical data.

Sina Motsch, a jobsite manager from HEITKAMP Corporate Group, shared insights into her mission overseeing a project that involves the delivery of two million cubic metres of soil across 27 hectares, over the entire duration of 10 years.

She said, “As a site manager, the daily challenge lies in grasping the latest jobsite development. Materials are being delivered, machines are constantly running and I’m confronted with a flood of data every day. It’s crucial for me to find an easy way to make sense of it and make use of this information effectively. By using tools from Smart Construction I can transform my sites and deliver work in less time at a smaller cost.”

Richard Clement, deputy general manager at Komatsu Smart Construction, added, “We’re thrilled to see this uplift in take-up of our range of digital solutions. We’ve worked tirelessly to create technology that equips site teams with the solutions they need, without incurring high costs or requiring machines to be idle.

“A recent study found that more than 13% of construction teams’ working hours are spent looking for project data and information— equating to more than five hours a week per person. The Smart Construction suite provides solutions to improve communication and coordination and reduce errors.”