United Tractor & Equipment Pvt Ltd (UTE), dealer of the world famous Caterpillar machinery and Sri Lanka's oldest player in the heavy machinery category celebrated its 65th anniversary last month.
For many decades UTE has been a pioneer in providing engineering solutions in Sri Lanka. UTE offers services to all industries such as construction, power generation, material handling, industrial storage & welding.
“The unmatched quality and reliability of UTE product support services has made UTE the first choice for engineers in many top companies in Sri Lanka,” according to a company media statement.
UTE has been the sole authorized dealer for Caterpillar for six decades. Caterpillar generators are currently running at critical facilities such as the national hospitals, telecommunication hubs and the Colombo Stock Exchange ensuring uninterrupted operations. Many of the top hotels in the country are powered by Caterpillar generators. In addition, UTE has also supplied racking solutions and warehouse trucks to many of the largest warehouses in the country. UTE is also a leader in providing innovative and technically advanced solutions to the industrial welding sector, the statement added.
Reflecting on the company’s service to the nation, its chairman/CEO Priath Fernando, said, 'from the historic Gal-Oya project to the accelerated Mahaweli development project to the recently completed Southern Expressway, UTE and Caterpillar have been a key supplier of construction machinery.”
He said UTE has an essential supporting role to play in ensuring that post-war Sri Lanka is propelled into a new era of infrastructure development. “During this anniversary year UTE will engage in providing and supporting Caterpillar Machines for the Southern and Colombo harbour development projects, Outer Circular Highway construction, Uma Oya project, extension of the Southern Expressway and the Jaffna A9 road construction project,” he said.