Issue Issue 5 2008
Terex is moving the earth
Terex Construction develops solutions that allow customers to derive greater benefits by increasing productivity, lowering lifetime costs, escalating residual values and improving levels of support in the field.
Terex acquired reputable specialist brands, such as Benford, Fermec, Handlers and Schaeff, to offer its clients a world-class range of products, which includes backhoe loaders, compaction, dumpers, light equipment products and attachments, telescopic handlers and wheeled loaders. Terex United Kingdom Limited is the UK-based manufacturer of Terex backhoe loaders, compaction equipment and the UK’s most popular range of site dumpers, and operates as a part of Terex Construction.
Terex’s vision to provide customers with superior products, combined with a successful business model, has enabled the company to become one of the most powerful organisations within the construction industry. Its products, which feature groundbreaking technology, have acquired a reputation for reliability, performance and quality – attributes central to the Terex philosophy.
The market-leading company is a division of the world renowned Terex Corporation. This diversified global manufacturer, with net sales of $7 billion, is now the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment. It produces a broad range for various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, recycling, surface mining, shipping, transportation, refining, utility and maintenance sectors.
Reflecting the company’s innovative approach, Terex was the first branded parts and service operation to be created by a construction equipment manufacturer. Terex’s commitment to its customers extends far beyond the initial sale; from global service and parts sales to financial services and training, it has an extensive support system designed to help customers to get the most out of the company’s equipment for many years to come. Many facets of the aftercare service are now fully incorporated into Terex’s international parts and service venture, providing even greater support to its machines’ owners and operators anywhere in the world. Integral to the aftercare service is the publication, distribution and ongoing management of an unrivalled range of technical publications. Large investments are frequently made to ensure that all spare parts, manuals, operator manuals and other necessary literature in support of its machines are available to all dealers and customers.
Terex’s compaction equipment offers reliable, powerful machines to meet every need of a small or large compaction job site. Its soil compactor, asphalt rollers, vibratory plate compactors and landfill compactor models are designed to match all worksite compaction needs, with the organisation’s asphalt rollers offering an excellent job site finishing with low noise levels, as well as vibration isolation and ergonomic operator controls for optimal operator comfort. Terex rollers are highly reliable and powerful, and the engines used are matched to the operating weight to ensure that static linear loads on all of the company’s rollers comfortably meet industry standards.
Furthermore, they also comply with the ISO standards for vibration, allowing for full eighthour working days for any operator, and service access is not a problem with easily removed covers that permit daily checks to be carried out at ground level. The Terex high performance vibratory plate compactors also provide impressive dependability and increased productivity with models, offering forces up to 3600 lbs, operating weights up to 200 lbs, and an eight-point damping system to isolate vibration for increased operator comfort and productivity.
The company’s backhoe product range encompasses the 820, 860SX, 860Elite and the 970Elite, and the backhoe loader has always been its most versatile machine. Whether digging, loading or carrying, the machine can accommodate many roles and the latest range offers even more versatility. The backhoe with its proven performance, strength and fine control provides an ideal host for hammers, augers, cutting units, planers and compactors. Despite such benefits, Terex continually listens to its customers to ensure that it’s meeting client needs, which in turn, warrants the level of performance to remain high.
The organisation offers the most complete, cost-effective and highly productive line of construction equipment in the industry. From cranes to crushers, loaders to light towers, trommels to trucks, Terex fulfils more equipment needs than anyone else. Its innovative tools are designed to help its customers get a job done both on time and on budget. Rather than just being its goal, Terex has made it its mission to provide superior value and maximise its clients’ return on their investment.
Given that Terex consistently aims to build top quality machinery by continually listening to its customers, it seems the business has a bright future to look forward to. Simply by looking at its machines, it is possible to see the substantial difference the company’s forward thinking approach makes. Terex will remain focused on producing quality capital equipment that delivers the productivity, return on investment and costeffectiveness that today’s value-conscious customers demand.
Products: Construction plant and equipment
Sites: Coventry, UK