Flannery have been working closely with Forkers to provide Digital Machine Control with the plant on their M6 upgrade.

We recently visited the M6 Forkers site to find out how using Digital Machine Control ties in with our collaborative goals. Clients such as National Highways are working on collaborating across the industry to reach the government’s aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the UK by 80% in 2050.

At Flannery, we’re constantly innovating our plant offering to ensure that we’re doing all we can to help our clients get the job done right the first time, every time. The use of technology in plant is going to increase if we’re to reach this goal, as it’s fundamental to catalysing change.

“We have to embrace technology to catalyse change.” –  Malcolm Dare, Executive Director for Commercial, Supply Chain & Procurement at National Highways

Through using innovative equipment such as Trimble Earthworks, we’re seeing positive effects on site with marginal gains – using data to systematically understand and improve processes and make them more streamlined, reducing emissions. We’re also seeing an increase of projects finishing on time and within budget as the job is being done right first time, every time.

Together, Forkers and Flannery are working with the knowledge that companies such as National Highways are aiming to no longer use fossil fuel plant by 2030, and are looking to reduce cost and time while increasing economic benefit and carbon reductions. We will continue working with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aims by using technology that aids the completion of this goal.

For more information on how Machine Control is working on the M6, watch the video below:

We’re committed to working with our clients such as Forkers and National Highways to prioritise keeping people safe on site and working collaboratively as an industry towards Net Zero. Embracing technological changes in plant operations is a huge part of this, and Flannery are always ready to discuss all these options and answer any questions. For more information on Trimble Earthworks and Digital Machine Solutions, contact us now.