2. The digital transformation continues
Further signs of growth are seen in the digital side of the construction industry. “Companies such as Hitachi Construction Machinery are not only manufacturers of equipment and machines, but also solution providers,” says Product Manager Pooja Gupta. “Digital solutions have cut through this industry in almost all areas, both on and off the field, starting from telematics and data-powered machines to remote and fleet management solutions.”
Product Manager James Deighton acknowledges the benefits of such developments in the market: “Customers are increasingly looking for more than just machines, seeking integrated end-to-end solutions, ensuring they can complete work on and off site, with greater precision, efficiency and ease. Think attachments, fleet management, CAD integration, machine control, progress reporting, preventive maintenance and remote diagnostics.”
As a result, we can expect to see even more machines with machine control and guidance, tool tracking and recognition, and safety features direct from the factory – all contributing to greater productivity, safety, and interconnectivity.
The ongoing digital transformation of the construction industry also presents opportunities for it to attract digital native talent, explains James: “These include a new generation of skilled operators, construction teams and managers who expect their tools to be as connected as they are.”
“With plenty of solutions and providers in the market, choosing the right partner for digital construction solutions will be an important consideration for customers in the years to come,” adds Pooja.