Business Roundup: Foley Equipment launches Cat VIP rental program, opens new Kan. facility; Pedraza new South-Central U.S. manager at Custom Equipment; Volvo says ActiveCare Direct takes “noise out of telematics”

Volvo CE says ActiveCare Direct service takes “the noise out of telematics data”

After announcing its ActiveCare Direct telematics system at ConExpo last year, Volvo Construction Equipment says “nearly 100 percent” of the customers who had one year of the service for free have re-enrolled in the company’s ActiveCare Direct fee-based subscription service.

The reason? “We’re taking out the noise around the telematics data,” says Stephen Roy, Volvo CE president, sales region Americas.

Dave Adams, Volvo CE connected services product sales manager, elaborates: “With machine telematics, the hardest thing is the time and resources it takes to deal with all the data. With all the data that’s coming off machines, it’s hard to know what’s actionable.”

 

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Custom Equipment names Pedraza manager of South-Central U.S. territory

Jesus Pedraza is the new South-Central U.S. territory manager for Custom Equipment. He’s continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level scissor lifts, the company says.

“With a growing construction industry, we needed someone who can continue to give our current customers and prospects in that region the attention and support they need to be successful,” says Dan Schneider, Custom Equipment vice president of sales.

Based in Richfield, Wisconsin, Custom Equipment markets globally to provide material handling equipment rental services. It has a range of scissors lifts and parts for plumbers, painters, drywallers and ceiling tile installers.

 

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Foley Equipment opens 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Colby, Kan.

Caterpillar dealer Foley Equipment is celebrating the grand opening of a new facility in Colby, Kansas.

The company says it’s strengthening its roots in northwest Kansas with the new location at 205 East Horton Avenue. It’s also the Caterpillar dealer for northwest Missouri.

“We are pleased with the growth of our business in the Colby area and are delighted to make this investment to continue to serve this community,” says CEO Ann Konecny.

 

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Foley Equipment launches Cat National Accounts VIP Rental Program in Kan., Mo.

Foley Equipment has launched a National Accounts VIP Rental Program by Caterpillar to better meet the temporary power needs of large businesses operating in multiple regions.

“With a 24/7 representative from the Caterpillar Customer Interaction Center to maintain continuity between customers and rental locations, the new program provides clients a streamlined rental approach by providing a single point-of-contact and single-agreement policy,” says Foley Equipment, based in Wichita, Kansas.

“This program makes it easier for customers across regions to do business with us,” explains Gary Miller, rental power sales manager.

“No matter the size or location of your temporary power need, our customers enrolled in this new program will have a smooth experience from beginning to end.”

 

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