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Small Customers, Big Impact

Small Customers, Big Impact
Written by Amy

Finning proves size matters 

To meet the needs of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), Finning UK & Ireland, has introduced its Ready2Go range. Ready2Go enables SMEs to buy a mini-excavator from the Cat® 301, 302, 305 and 308 ranges, painlessly and without breaking the bank. It includes a range of finance options so operators can spread the cost of repaying the machine over a timescale that suits their own business needs.

Every machine in the Ready2Go range is finished to the highest standard. They come fully prepped with three buckets and a full tank of fuel, so the operator can start earning as soon as they drive out of the branch. Machine reliability and performance is incredibly important for owner operators and SME contractors, so every machine has a two-year unlimited hour warranty as standard. If something does go wrong with the machine on-site, Finning’s service engineers can be on site to identify the problem within two hours of a distress call to ensure its customers aren’t out of pocket or operation for long.

All the mini excavators in the Ready2Go range are fitted with the latest tracking and telemetry technology, making the machines more efficient, accurate and productive on-site.  This efficiency translates directly to bottom line benefits for the SME contractor enabling them to complete projects on time and within budget.

“There are over 1.5 million small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK today, 20 per cent of which operate in the construction industry,” explained Peter Seaman, customer experience manager at Finning UK & Ireland. “Despite this, it’s often thought that Finning is only interested in big customers with big budgets who buy big machines. It’s also believed that our machines are too large an investment for smaller customers.

“Over the last few years, we’ve changed the way we operate, improved the services we provide and made purchasing equipment more affordable and accessible, specifically to meet the needs of smaller businesses owner operators and contractors.

“We understand the challenges involved in running a small business and the vital role the machine plays in helping companies to be profitable. Fundamentally for our small customers, machines mean business. In response we’ve made sure that the machines SMEs use are easy to buy and offer a good return on investment both at the point of purchase and throughout the machine’s working lifecycle.”

Finning is offering a free demo of the machines in its Ready2Go range to help SMEs make the right choice when purchasing a machine.

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