There are two key ways to reduce the total cost of ownership in the construction sector; the first is ensuring that you use the most appropriate lubricant for every piece of equipment. The second is implementing effective lubrication management.
Lubrication management is critical to the construction industry in particular. 87% of construction companies have experienced unplanned downtime, with the majority of downtime incidents directly related to lubrication issues. Our expertise lies in working with you to ensure that you manage lubrication properly, helping you to reduce the total cost of equipment ownership.
As the construction industry continues to grow, particularly in places like China where rapid urbanisation is taking place, there is a greater competition to deliver projects on budget and on time. Companies that outperform competitors are eating up this new growth, there is every effort to maximise productivity in this fierce market landscape.
We see many customers extending equipment life beyond warranty and opting to rent rather than purchase new machinery in an effort to maximise availability of capital and minimise operating costs. Those investing in new equipment are looking for technology that offers cost- saving potential. However, one thing too few customers appreciate is the impact their lubrication practices have on productivity. Shell’s experts work with customers in order to assess a construction project’s end to end maintenance costs, and deliver lubrication solutions capable of minimising them.