UTE Engineering wins Gold at Construct 2018 Awards

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Receiving the most interactive stall/best stall at Construct 2018 exhibition (from left): UTE Chief Marketing Officer Anasuya Gunasena, UTE Manager Marketing Communications R. Dinusha Layanthi, NCASL Chairman Athula Priyantha Galagoda, Construct 2018 Exhibition, Organising Committee Member Priyantha Perera, Construct 2018 Exhibition Organising Committee Member Mega Kularatne, Construct 2018 Exhibition Organising Committee Chairman Ruwan De Silva

Award winning stall of UTE at Construct 2018 Exhibition​


  • Showcases impeccable service and industry leadership

Sri Lanka’s leading engineering solution’s company United Tractor & Equipment Ltd., showcased its unmatched leadership in the construction industry through its service offerings, winning multiple prestigious awards at the recently concluded Construct 2018 awards night.

At the Construct 2018 exhibition, the company enthusiastically educated the public on its solutions and innovative products, through interactive state-of-the-art displays, representing world class standards. 

UTE won the prestigious Gold Award due to its most Interactive Stall at Construct 2018.

Organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL), and held for 18 successive years, ‘Construct 2018’, is the country’s largest event dedicated to the infrastructure and heavy construction industry. 

The year’s event attracted over 40,000 and exhibited the full spectrum of solutions the construction industry has to offer. As a pivotal event for all those associated in the construction industry, UTE maintained its standing as the main sponsor in the Construction Machinery & Equipment category. 

“UTE’s participation in the Construct exhibition provided a fruitful platform enabling the company to reach out to different communities facilitating engagement, going beyond the traditional relationship that exists between our customers and the construction sector,” stated UTE Chairman Prasan Fernando.

UTE’s unique winning enclosure titled ‘UTE CAT City’ displayed a multitude of impressive innovative technologies and featured several interactive activities for visitors including a hydraulic simulator, a CAT Hunt for the matching machine serial number and an engaging kids area titled KIDZ@WORK.  The first ten customers to the CAT exhibition stall received CAT S41 Smartphones, the new rugged waterproof mobile ideal for individuals engaged in the construction industry. Launched in Sri Lanka in 2017, the CAT Mobile is capable of withstanding drop damage, dust, vibrations, submersion in water, and extreme temperatures.

Through varied activities conducted at the exhibition, UTE’s enclosure appealed to a wide spectrum of visitors including school children, university students, industrial specialist and the general public. The technology on display was impressive and novel, and visitors were able to experience first-hand, the multi-faceted aspects of the construction industry; underscoring UTE’s experience and expertise in the field dating back over 72 years.

The unveiling of the CAT 426F2 Backhoe Loader with an extra dig feature, at the exhibition was a milestone for UTE and the local construction industry as Sri Lanka was selected from the global dealership to launch the powerful model. 

The popular CAT 426F2 backhoe loader provides all the performance, manoeuvrability and reliability customers can expect from the Caterpillar brand. The model’s fuel efficiency, CAT brand backing and warranty together with UTE’s superior after-sales support provides the ultimate workhorse. The exhibited model drew thousands of interested visitors and stakeholders in the industry keen to view its capabilities. 

“Our participation in Construct 2018 helped to add value to all our stakeholders. The UTE CAT CITY was highly commended by many Caterpillar representatives, who visited Construct 2018. They were extremely impressed by the innovative design and the interactive content which reached out to all strata of the public,” noted UTE Engineering Chief Marketing Officer Anasuya Gunasena.

UTE has been in the forefront of serving the nation for over seven decades, playing a significant role in many of Sri Lanka’s major infrastructure development projects. UTE’s distinct milestones illustrate an impressive track record of contributing to landmark projects in the country as a collaborative and trusted partner in building the nation.

Showcasing its strength in the construction industry, UTE aims to participate in the Jaffna Trade Fair scheduled for January 2019.  As the leading brand, UTE is recognised for delivering the highest quality engineering solutions and unmatched service support. Today, UTE serves its customers through an extensive catalogue of products from world-class manufacturers and is active in main stream markets for construction machinery, power generation, material handling and storing, welding equipment and engineering solutions. 

UTE’s legendary after sales support, world-class local training facilities together with CAT certified programs, add up to a level of service excellence unmatched in the industry, whilst its uninterrupted journey continues long after the sale.