October 12, 2020

Select Plant Hire partners with MachineMax to digitalise their fleet

As part of their digital transformation strategy, Select Plant Hire has partnered with MachineMax to develop data technology that improves the productivity of its on-site equipment.

Working together, Select Plant Hire and MachineMax have developed technology that pulls data from all equipment and consolidates it into one reporting channel. The streamlined, unique solution allows Select’s customers, whether on site or via remote access, to monitor data such as; wind speed, weight, utilisation and fuel burn of equipment. The technology also provides the capability for customers to track all equipment while on site.

The tailored approach provides relevant data to the on-site team and supports remote users in understanding what is happening on the ground, improving the ability to make decisions in real time and drive efficiencies in equipment use.

Alex Warrington, Business Unit Leader at Select Plant Hire
”The rapid development of modern technology is pushing the construction industry to become more innovative. At Select Plant Hire we made the decision to digitalise our fleet through MachineMax who have been able to support our ambition to provide teams, on the ground and in the office with immediately accessible, real-time data showing plant performance.”
Shweta Saxena, CPO at Machine Max
"Select Plant Hire has been wonderful to work with, they are a company that is transforming through the use of technology and we are proud to be part of their journey. Working with experts like Ed Jones and Stephen Bradby, who have such a wealth of knowledge on cranes, has allowed us to develop some really pioneering user applications which will deliver huge benefits to their customers and the wider industry."
Kate Stephen, Lead Designer at Machine Max
"Through our work with Select Plant Hire and Laing O'Rourke, we've been able to increase the depth of data we can surface to sites. We've worked together to model a new idle metric for cranes, which is calculated based on a combination of movement and weight. We're also incorporating contextual factors such as wind speed, enabling greater understanding of the reasons behind variable productivity of equipment on site."
Select Plant Hire Company Overview

Select is one of the UK’s largest, and most capable, suppliers of equipment and services to the construction and building services industry.

Select has the experience, expertise and ability to work with clients from the conception to completion, with innovative approaches and world class credentials, with an enviable track record of success in advanced engineering, construction and infrastructure support. 

Select owns and operates one of the UK’s largest and varied fleets of construction equipment. Whether you need accommodation or just advice, we have a complete solution that will take you every step of the way – from project design through delivery, to completion.

Safety is at the heart of everything we do. As a leading supplier to the construction industry, the health and safety, and environmental impact, of every action we undertake is our number one priority.  

MachineMax Company Overview

MachineMax provides an equipment management platform for heavy equipment users and owners to maximise the productivity and profitability of every machine in the greenest way possible… any make, any model, anywhere!

MachineMax came to life when Royal Dutch Shell & Boston Consulting Group’s Digital Ventures joined forces to revolutionise the heavy equipment industry. After extensive research, the complexities of tracking mixed fleets, with varying levels of machine connectivity became apparent and so MachineMax developed a product which solves these challenges head on. That was the start of the journey and since then the solution has been deployed across the globe with exceptional results picking up several industry and technology accolades along the way.

The MachineMax full-stack offering includes a cloud-based aggregation layer which normalises and aggregates incoming equipment data, irrespective of the telematics provider. If an equipment is not connected, we can provide our revolutionary self-powered, wireless sensor. Cloud computing is then used to deliver real-time data and analysis, displayed in an intuitive platform which is accessible to all stakeholders, allowing users to optimise their fleet operations in real time.

Our mission is to track all equipment, allowing our customers to manage their entire fleet from one place, providing visibility and allowing them to make decisions which result in improved revenue and capital discipline, decreased operating costs and a better carbon footprint.

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